Almost a full month following the removal of Mike Thomas as athletics director, Illinois announced Friday that the search for his replacement is officially underway.
A roundup of Big Ten basketball action from Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015:
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois is not playing well on defense this season. And John Groce is sick of it.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ housewarming party didn’t go quite as planned on Wednesday night.
Two assistant coaches are no longer with the Illinois coaching staff.