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Head coach John Groce receives contract extension from Illinois

Illinois has given head coach John Groce a contract extension through the 2018-2019 season, the school announced on Thursday. Groce will be getting a raise as well, with his annual salary getting bumped up to $1.7 million per season. 162 more words

Ex-Illini O-lineman, current D-II player passes away

The Illinois football family has suffered a heartbreaking loss, the school announced Tuesday.

In a press release, the Illini confirmed that former offensive lineman Shawn Afryl… 169 more words

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Illini turn to ex-Terp assistant to fill coaching hole

Illinois has added an experienced assistant to Tim Beckman‘s coaching staff, and, in a twist, didn’t do so at the expense of another FBS program’s current staff. 270 more words

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Potential starter at LB won't enroll at Ariz. St.

One of Todd Graham‘s newcomers on the defensive side of the ball expected to make an immediate impact won’t be making any impact at all, as it turns out. 101 more words

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Mizzou makes Ricker's hire as OL coach official

A.J. Ricker has officially gone home.

A handful of days after it was first reported, Missouri announced Monday evening that Ricker has officially been hired as… 320 more words

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Illini's coaching loss is Mizzou's gain

Earlier this month, Missouri abruptly lost a long-time Gary Pinkel assistant. Less than two weeks later, they’ve apparently filled that coaching void… at the expense of another Power Five football program, as it turns out. 206 more words

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Could John Groce be receiving another contract extension from Illinois?

John Groce is in this third year at Illinois, but before the season begins he may be in for his second contract extension.

According to the Julie Wurth of the  203 more words