Illinois lost its season-opener for the first time since 1998, falling to North Florida, 93-81, on Friday night in Springfield.
John Groce has been looking for a point guard for a while, and he officially has a young point guard coming in next season.
Michigan State’s loss to Nebraska took everyone by surprise.
Illinois has had an interim head football coach for two and a half months whose future has been unknown.
“Distractions” is a pretty mild way of putting it.