Many, if not most Illini basketball fans have already started looking ahead to 2017-18. Can’t I say blame them either as this team could be at .500 by tomorrow night, and that’s a very embarrassing position for a high major program to be in during November. You saw the results in the preseason NIT, and at home versus Winthrop.
Those results speak for themselves. The main Illini basketball storyline now revolves around University of Illinois head coach John Groce’s future. Whether or not he’s back is something only Athletic Director Josh Whitman knows for sure. We do know that Groce’s approval ratings, if such things were measured, would almost certainly be at their all time low right now.Follow paulmbanks