Just as he did at Ohio, Groce has Illini rolling down the stretch

John Groce

For Groce, that raspy-voiced gesticulating GIF machine on the sidelines, success isn't about the emotion he shows or the good vibes of the alumni. It's simple arithmetic, and we're not talking about the final score.

"I was a math teacher, believe it or not," he said Sunday night. "I used to teach geometry. When students were trying to solve proofs, they couldn't solve them until they knew the theorems. For us, our guys are starting to know some of the theorems instinctively now. So they're able to solve some things instinctively. It's went from becoming just knowledge to habits. I think that's a big difference. I think that natural maturation process is starting to happen for them."

Jon Greenberg





Filed under: Illini Basketball

 

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

Upcoming Football Games

Sat, Oct 4Purdue11:00am ESPN2
Sat, Oct 11at Wisconsin11:00am ESPN2
Sat, Oct 25Minnesota
(Homecoming)
11:00am
Sat, Nov 1at Ohio State7:00pm
All times CT.
Illini Basketball Schedule | Illini Football Schedule
The New Illini Uniforms and Rebrand

Fighting Illini Sports Forums

Jump:   Illini Basketball   Illini Football   Sports Talk
Illinois Hoops Recruiting Thread
Last post by illini39 11s ago
Pregame: Illinois vs Purdue, Saturday, October 4th, 11:00am CT, ESPN2
Last post by WeatherfordForMVP 3 minutes ago
2014 Expectations
Last post by PaytonHighstep 24 minutes ago
St. Louis Cardinals Topic 2014
Last post by wpr 29 minutes ago
Coaching Carousel
Last post by PaytonHighstep 44 minutes ago
Illini bars in your city
Last post by midastouch11 1 hour ago
Illini Basketball 2014-2015
Last post by mattcoldagelli 2 hours ago
Loyalty Crystal Ball Predictions
Last post by Greensboro 3 hours ago
SI's Best Teams Not To Win Title Bracket
Last post by haasi 11 hours ago
The New Illini Nike Uniforms and Rebrand
Last post by mattcoldagelli 12 hours ago
Wisconsin game time set (October 11th): 11:00am CT, ESPN2
Last post by trevdv 12 hours ago
2014 Chicago Bears
Last post by wpr 14 hours ago
If you made it to Nebraska, how was it?
Last post by TeacherCD 16 hours ago
Nebraska 45, Illinois 14 POSTGAME
Last post by IlliniFail 18 hours ago
White Sox Thread 2014
Last post by Bob Christiansen 21 hours ago

Get Free Daily Email Updates

Enter your email address:

2014 Illini Football Results

Home 3-0 | Away 0-2
Record: 3-2 (0-1)
DateOpponentResult
Sat, Aug 30Youngstown StateW 28-17
Sat, Sep 6Western KentuckyW 42-34
Sat, Sep 13at WashingtonL 44-19
Sat, Sep 20Texas StateW 42-35
Sat, Sep 27at NebraskaL 45-14
Sat, Oct 4Purdue11:00am ESPN2
Sat, Oct 11at Wisconsin11:00am ESPN2
Sat, Oct 25Minnesota
(Homecoming)
11:00am
Sat, Nov 1at Ohio State7:00pm
Sat, Nov 15IowaTBD
Sat, Nov 22Penn StateTBD
Sat, Nov 29at NorthwesternTBD
All times CT. TBD = To be determined.

2014-2015 Illini Basketball Schedule

DateOpponentTime/TV
Fri, Nov 7Quincy (Exhibition)7:00pm BTN Plus
Fri, Nov 14Georgia Southern8:00pm ESPN3
Sun, Nov 16Coppin State5:00pm BTN Plus
Fri, Nov 21Austin Peay7:00pm ESPN3
Mon, Nov 24Brown7:00pm ESPN3
Thu, Nov 27Indiana State
(Las Vegas)
4:00pm
FOX Sports 1
Fri, Nov 28Baylor or Memphis
(Las Vegas)
7pm or 9:30pm
FOX Sports 1
Tue, Dec 2at Miami FL8:00pm
ESPN2 or ESPNU
Sat, Dec 6American1:00pm ESPN3
Tue, Dec 9Villanova
(New York, NY)
6:00pm ESPN
Sat, Dec 13Oregon
(Chicago)
6:00pm BTN
Wed, Dec 17Hampton6:00pm ESPNU
Sat, Dec 20Missouri
(St. Louis)
1:00pm ESPN2
Sat, Dec 27Kennesaw StateTBD
Tue, Dec 30at Michigan2:00pm ESPN2
Sat, Jan 3at Ohio State11am or 5:30pm
ESPN or ESPNU
Wed, Jan 7Maryland8:00pm BTN
Sun, Jan 11at Nebraska7:30pm BTN
Wed, Jan 14at Northwestern8:00pm BTN
Sun, Jan 18Indiana12:00pm BTN
Wed, Jan 21Purdue8:00pm BTN
Sat, Jan 24at Minnesota1:15pm BTN
Sat, Jan 31Penn State12:00pm BTN
Tue, Feb 3Rutgers8:30pm BTN
Sat, Feb 7at Michigan State11:00am
ESPN or ESPN2
Thu, Feb 12Michigan8:00pm
ESPN or ESPN2
Sun, Feb 15at Wisconsin12:00pm CBS
Sun, Feb 22Michigan State6:30pm BTN
Wed, Feb 25at Iowa8:00pm BTN
Sat, Feb 28Northwestern6:00pm BTN
Wed, Mar 4Nebraska9:00pm BTN
Sat, Mar 7at Purdue3:30pm BTN
All times CT. TBD = To be determined.

Illini Tickets

Seating charts:   Assembly Hall   Memorial Stadium
2 Ticket to Purdue Game $30 Total (Sec 120, Row 6)
Last post by illinikap 1 day ago
For Sale: 2 or 4 Horseshoe Tickets vs Purdue
Last post by illinitrav 1 day ago
Wanted, 3 tickets for Minnesota game
Last post by illinitrav 4 days ago
Chance to win 2 A Section Center Court Season Tickets
Last post by illiniclub 4 days ago
For Sale: Lot 45 Season Parking Pass
Last post by emathews8 12 days ago
Looking for a Lot 45 or 46 parking pass
Last post by chief9 13 days ago
For Sale: 2 Rutgers basketball game tickets
Last post by Konnie 13 days ago
Krush Tickets for Miznoz Braggin' Rights Game
Last post by FeelYourPaign 13 days ago
Looking for Lot 42 passes for PSU and Iowa
Last post by illinikap 32 days ago
Wanted: Lot 32 parking pass Minnesota game
Last post by FlyinIllini89 32 days ago