Illinois Searching for Ways to Right Ship

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Illinois Searching for Ways to Right Ship
Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Expectations for Illinois under new coach John Groce were tempered to open the season — until the Illini raced to a 12-0 start, winning the Maui Invitational and wowing the nation with a victory at Gonzaga. A Top 10 ranking and a Big Ten victory against Ohio State awoke a sense of hope from a coma Champaign had been in since last season. Everything looked so different, so much rosier. But now?

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