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Illinois Trustees Eye Change in Groce’s Contract

WGIL Newsroom . State Sports 178

illiniCHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois trustees are about to consider changes in basketball coach John Groce’s contract.

The trustees’ Governance, Personnel and Ethics Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday and its agenda includes an item to “amend” Groce’s contract.

The agenda doesn’t provide details. And according to The News-Gazette in Champaign, trustees and university officials declined to discuss the potential changes.

But Trustee Karen Hasara noted that Groce is “very popular.”

Groce makes $1.6 million a year and his contract runs through 2018.

The university has already given Groce one raise and a contract extension in the just-over two years he’s been on the job.

His teams have made the NCAA Tournament and National Invitation Tournament in his two seasons.