John Groce

Basketball Generic

Hill Scores 16, Leads Illinois Past Austin Peay

For a team that was 11th in the Big Ten last season in scoring, Illinois’ offense has been nearly unstoppable to start the season.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Have The Talent, Now Need The Consistency

John Groce’s third year in Champaign comes with higher expectations.

CBS Chicago–11/17/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce, Illini Still Just Missing On Big-Time Recruits

With his latest recruiting miss, John Groce needs to sharpen his sights.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Illini’s Groce: We Have ‘Excitement, Momentum’

Illinois basketball coach John Groce had plenty to talk about at Big Ten media day.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Preseason Big Ten Basketball Storylines

Big Ten basketball media day is upon us, and the season’s just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Neither Northwestern Nor Illinois Is Chicago’s Team

The city’s collegiate fandom rests with Notre Dame more than anything.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Illinois senior guard Tracy Abrams. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Illini Guard Tracy Abrams To Miss Season With ACL Tear

Losing a senior starter is a big blow for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Trustees Give Groce Extension, Boost Arena Renovation Budget

John Groce is now under contract through the 2018-’19 season.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2014

State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

U Of I Expected To Boost Arena Renovation Budget

The basketball arena’s renovation budget would increase from $165 million to $169.5 million if the trustees agree. The extra money would cover additional costs related to a new scoreboard, video boards, marquee and other items.

07/24/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: LeBron’s Return Hits Home For Illini Nation

Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: A Proposal For The ‘Barnstorming Illini’ In 2015

Illinois has to play five home games outside Champaign next season, but that’s not such a bad thing.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Groce’s Leadership A Bright Spot in Dark Illini Saga

John Groce suspended Darius Paul for an entire season, which was a proper move.

CBS Chicago–05/15/2014

university-of-illinois-sports-logo

Reports: Illinois’ Darius Paul Suspended For All Of ’14-’15 Season

Paul had previously been arrested on charges of underage drinking and resisting an officer.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Suddenly, The Fun Is Back For Illini Basketball

There’s NCAA Tournament hope in Champaign, and that couldn’t have been whispered two weeks ago.

670 The Score–03/04/2014

DePaul coach Oliver Purnell. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Bernstein: College Basketball Around Here Sucks

College basketball has come to die in Chicago, where the five local teams have a .341 winning percentage.

670 The Score–02/23/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: The More Games, The Better For Young Illini

Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

Joe Bertrand. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: What Will Illini Hoops Transfers Bring in 2014-’15?

Illinois needs a pick-up from Aaron Cosby, Ahmad Starks and Darius Paul next fall.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Mike Thomas’ To-Do List In Champaign

Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

more