Doctors “are hoping they can find a match for him because he is in such good health outside of the heart. They said that’s one thing that saved him thus far."

➜ Nick Allegretti (former Illini), Chiefs: The offensive lineman started at left guard for the fourth straight game and played all 78 offensive snaps and five special teams snaps during Kansas City’s 35-31 win at Las Vegas on Sunday night.

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Former Champaign Central basketball standout and Purdue basketball player, and now N-G columnist, Jay Simpson grew up with fond memories of the NBA draft: 'I really started to believe that I was going to be the first pick in the draft when my time came.'