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U of I hires new basketball coach

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:46:37 CDT
By: AP

U of I hires new basketball coach An official at the University of Illinois confirms the school has hired Ohio coach John Groce as its next men's basketball coach. The official said Groce will be introduced at a news conference this afternoon.Groce replaces Bruce Weber, who was fired earlier this month. Groce has been at Ohio, a Mid-American Conference school, since 2008. He led the Bobcats to the NCAA tournament twice, including a run to the Sweet 16 this year that ended with an overtime loss to North Carolina.


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