John Groce

The Illini get a boost from unlikely sources in victory over Maryland
  • January 8th, 2015
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  CHAMPAIGN- After everything that the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team has endured over the last few days, especially the Rayvonte Rice injury, head coach John Groce was hoping to give his ...
  CHAMPAIGN- After everything that the Illino ...
The Fighting Illini find themselves in a Big Ten abyss
  • January 6th, 2015
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  It’s not the start that the Illinois Fighting Illini (10-5 overall, 0-2 Big Ten) had hoped for as they began the Big Ten portion of their schedule this season. After finishing their non-con ...
  It’s not the start that the Illinois ...
After sitting out season, Starks is ready to lead the Illini
  • October 23rd, 2014
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Big things can come in small packages. Just ask Tracy Abrams. The fearless three-year starting point guard for the Illini has been an impact player despite his underwhelming build. Abrams, who is genero ...
Big things can come in small packages. Just ask Tr ...
Groce, Illinois, enter Year 3 with high expectations
  • October 20th, 2014
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 ILLINOIS BASKETBALL 2014-15 DEPARTURES: Joseph Bertrand, Jon Ekey RETURNING: Tracy Abrams (out for season), Rayvonte Rice, Nnanna Egwu, Kendrick Nunn, Malcolm Hill, Jaylon Tate, Maverick Morgan, Aus ...
 ILLINOIS BASKETBALL 2014-15 DEPARTURES: Joseph ...
Illinois keeps their NCAA tournament hopes alive with win against Indiana
  • March 13th, 2014
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Just five weeks ago, Illinois lost eight straight games in the Big Ten, a collapse that few teams in the nation could overcome. The Fighting Illini have won six of their last nine games since the losing ...
Just five weeks ago, Illinois lost eight straight ...
Illinois is overmatched as Michigan clinches Big Ten title
  • March 5th, 2014
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  In their last four games, Illinois has done something they haven’t done since 1947—hold each of their opponents to less than 50 points. On Tuesday, well, let’s just say they might have to s ...
  In their last four games, Illinois has done ...
Illinois show they still have something to play for as they cruise past Nebraska
  • February 27th, 2014
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53 days is a long time. With Nebraska in town, it’s been 53 days since Illinois last won a home game. It was an unfamiliar site to see Illinois take on Nebraska with the Cornhuskers sitting in six ...
53 days is a long time. With Nebraska in town, it& ...
Wisconsin outlasts Illinois as they drop their 8th straight game for first time in 40 years
  • February 5th, 2014
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The last time the Wisconsin Badgers faced off against the Fighting Illini it wasn’t pretty. The January 8th matchup at the Kohl Center was dominated by the Badgers throughout as they came away with a ...
The last time the Wisconsin Badgers faced off agai ...
Illinois falls short of 21 point comeback against No. 15 Iowa
  • February 2nd, 2014
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On Friday, Illinois Coach John Groce told the media “when adversity hits you have to grind hard. You gotta grind.” After a spirited effort against No. 15 Iowa on Saturday, no one can question if the ...
On Friday, Illinois Coach John Groce told the medi ...
Northwestern overcomes three late turnovers to stun Illinois
  • January 13th, 2014
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Illinois was in desperate need of a statement game to validate their No. 23 ranking after suffering a 95-70 drubbing at Wisconsin earlier in the week. Driving a couple of hours over to Evanston to face ...
Illinois was in desperate need of a statement game ...