John Groce

John Groce (UPI/Bill Greenblatt file)

Interview: Illinois Coach John Groce

Illini basketball boss says team is deeper, better offensively in ’14-’15


University of Illinois head basketball coach John Groce reacts to a call late in the second half during the game against the Michigan State Sartans at Breslin Center on March 1, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. Illinois defeated Michigan State 53-46. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Illinois Upsets #18 Michigan State

John Groce’s team defense stifles Spartans down stretch to gain 53-46 win.


John Groce file photo (Getty/Ethan Miller)

Illini Coach Apologizes For Angry Outbursts

John Groce says he didn’t provide a good example for his players in Michigan St. game.


Gary Harris #14 and Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrate against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the game at State Farm Center on January 18, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Michigan State won the game 78-62. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

#4 Michigan State Takes Care of Business at Illinois

Off to best start in school history, Spartans win 78-62.



Sports Open Line: Kevin Demoff, Mike Alden, Mike Thomas, Frank Haith & John Groce

St. Louis Rams COO Kevin Demoff, Illinois Illini Athletic Director Mike Thomas, Mizzou Athletic Director Mike Alden, Mizzou Basketball Coach Frank Haith and Illinois Basketball Coach John Groce.

NewsRadio 1120 KMOX–12/20/2013

John Groce (UPI/Bill Greenblatt file)

Illini Hoops Coach Touts Two Recruits

John Groce says Illinois had landed hometowner Michael Finke & Leron Black from Memphis.


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Illini Hoops Adds Two Transfers

Jon Ekey from Illinois State (pictured) can play next season, while Aaron Crosby from Seton Hall must sit out a season.


Brandon Paul, Getty/Ronald Martinez

Helped By Blown Call, Miami Tops Illinois

Brandon Paul & the Illini finish the season on controversial note.


Illinois Fighting Illini players celebrate against the Indiana Hoosiers during the game at Assembly Hall on February 7, 2013 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated No. 1 ranked Indiana 74-72. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Send Cornhuskers Home With A Loss

Illinois wins Senior Day game at Assembly Hall 72-65


Trey Burke, Getty/Gregory Shamus

Michigan Tougher & Smarter Says Illini Coach

#7 Wolverines end Illinois’ five-game win streak with 71-58 victory.




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