Found April 21, 2013 on STLSportsMinute:
About one week ago, the Illinois Fighting Illini gave Head Coach John Groce a one-year contract extension and a nice pay raise, $200,000 to be exact.  Groce was given this pay bump and extension because he led the Illini to a 23-13 record and an 8-10 record in the Big Ten. And lets not forget, a NCAA tournament appearance and a victory in his first year.              With this generous contract extension, what should Illini fans think about and expect from Groce in his second season? He is losing his top player in Brandon Paul and needs to be able to make sure the recruits he is bringing in can play with the big boys of the Big 10.              Everybody loved Illinois when the shots were falling but what happened when they weren’t; the team would get out played. Will Groce have to change his game plan from last season?              Returning will be Tracy Abrams, Joseph Bertrand, and Nnanna Egwu to lead the Illini. Bertrand will be the only returning senior in Illino

Illinois Fighting Illini football: Former players preparing for upcoming NFL Draft

Despite ending their first season 2-10 under first-year coach Tim Beckman, the Illinois Fighting Illini will still be well represented at the upcoming NFL Draft. Offensive guard Hugh Thornton, defensive linemen Michael Buchanan and Akeem Spence, and cornerback Terry Hawthorne lead the group of former Illini players hoping to hear their names called at the draft, which will be conducted...
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