It might take time, but Groce will get job done

New men's coach John Groce finds himself facing the toughest, deepest Big Ten lineup in years. But he's not here to make excuses. He's just facing the fact that, much as he loves to run and play aggressively, well ... his inherited squad may not be ready for that overnight. There's a reason why the Illini lost 12 of their last 14 basketball games.

"I have to keep reminding myself to be patient," Groce said Wednesday. "As coaches, we're aggressive in everything we do. As we establish how we do things on the court, off the court and academically, it is different for the players. Hopefully we can make the learning curve shallow and not steep, and give us a chance to be successful in Year 1."


Filed under: Illini Basketball


IllinoisLoyalty on Facebook Facebook    IllinoisLoyalty RSS Feed RSS    IllinoisLoyalty Daily Email Daily Email

Upcoming Football Games

Sat, Sept 3Murray State 
Sat, Sept 10North Carolina 
Sat, Sept 17Western Michigan 
Game times & TV to be determined

Fighting Illini Sports Forums

Jump:   Illini Basketball   Illini Football   Sports Talk
Mascot for University of Illinois?
Last post by Illinoy 7 minutes ago
Penn State back in the news
Last post by Illini-Rule 27 minutes ago
Illini Football 2016 (Team/Schedule/Tickets)
Last post by CUWPC 40 minutes ago
Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread
Last post by Illinijose 58 minutes ago
Chicago Cubs 2016 Season
Last post by danielb927 1 hour ago
2016 Coaching Carousel
Last post by Thor015 1 hour ago
Big Ten Media Rights
Last post by Greensboro 1 hour ago
Mike LaTulip transfers to Wright State
Last post by Chipatsj23h 1 hour ago
Illinois Football Recruiting Thread
Last post by Bomb Squad 217 2 hours ago
Illinois Basketball 2016-2017
Last post by Foggy Notion 2 hours ago
Jaylon Tate Situation
Last post by Smultronstallet 5 hours ago
Kentucky Derby
Last post by CARPET 19 hours ago
Basketball Transfer Thread
Last post by illinitiger 22 hours ago
2016 White Sox
Last post by Illiniwek06 1 day ago
Spring Football 2016
Last post by orangeswarm76 1 day ago

Get Free Daily Email Updates

Enter your email address:

2016 Illini Football Schedule

Sat, Sept 3Murray State 
Sat, Sept 10North Carolina 
Sat, Sept 17Western Michigan 
Sat, Sept 24---Bye Week--- 
Sat, Oct 1@Nebraska 
Sat, Oct 8Purdue 
Sat, Oct 15@Rutgers 
Sat, Oct 22@Michigan 
Sat, Oct 29Minnesota
Sat, Nov 5Michigan State 
Sat, Nov 12@Wisconsin 
Sat, Nov 19Iowa 
Sat, Nov 26@Northwestern 
Game times & TV to be determined