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Welcome to “Good Morning, Illini Nation,” your daily dose of college basketball news from Illini beat writer and AP Top 25 voter Scott Richey. He’ll offer up insights every morning on Brad Underwood’s team:

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Introducing NICK QUARTARO — or “Coach Q,” as he’s known in college football circles — who will make the first of many appearances on our radio airwaves Saturday morning, when he’s the guest of Loren Tate and Steve Kelly on WDWS’ Illini Pella Saturday SportsTalk. He knows his Big Ten football…

Every day leading up to the first Illinois football game, beat writer and Associated Press Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen will unveil the top 50 teams ahead of the 2022 season

'There’s so much positive being said about the team, I’m really optimistic this will turn out to be a terrific new approach to honoring them'

Every day leading up to the first Illinois football game, beat writer and Associated Press Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen will unveil the top 50 teams ahead of the 2022 season

Every day leading up to the first Illinois football game, beat writer and Associated Press Top 25 voter Bob Asmussen will unveil the top 50 teams ahead of the 2022 season

It's Opening Day for Kathy Reiser, and readers have her chasing all sorts of questions: Old Hooters building, traffic stops in Urbana, Burwash Park construction, Willard Airport parking, a blind corner on University Avenue, I-74 ramp and much, much more.

But veteran N-G voter Bob Asmussen wasn't the only one who had the Buckeyes at No. 1, a spot Alabama claims in first college football preseason poll ahead of 2022 season