Illinois confirms Groce as new coach

Illinois confirms Groce as new coach

URBANA, Ill., March 29 (UPI) -- John Groce was named Thursday as the new head coach for the University of Illinois men's basketball team, the university announced at an Urbana news conference.
Sadler fired as Nebraska basketball coach

Sadler fired as Nebraska basketball coach

LINCOLN, Neb., March 9 (UPI) -- Doc Sadler was relieved of duties as men's basketball coach at Nebraska, Cornhuskers Athletic Director Tom Osborne said Friday.
Illinois fires basketball coach Weber

Illinois fires basketball coach Weber

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., March 9 (UPI) -- Bruce Weber was fired as coach of the Illinois men's basketball team Friday, one day after the Illini lost for the 12th time in 14 games, the school announced.

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COL BKB: Illinois 70, Ohio State 68

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Mike Davis scored 22 points with eight rebounds, leading 16th-ranked Illinois to a 70-68 Big Ten Conference win over Ohio State.

Illinois center Brian Carlwell to transfer

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- University of Illinois center Brian Carlwell has decided to transfer from the Big Ten school.

Illinois' Shaun Pruitt eyes NBA draft

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., April 26 (UPI) -- University of Illinois basketball player Shaun Pruitt has declared his eligibility for the NBA draft.

Ill. guard Jamar Smith out for the year

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Illinois guard Jamar Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a concussion.

Two Illinois players injured in crash

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Two University of Illinois basketball players were injured, one critically, late Monday in a car accident, police said. Brian Carlwell was riding in a car driven by Jamar Smith when the vehicle crossed the center line of a street and struck a tree on the

Bruce Weber gets extension at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., July 14 (UPI) -- Bruce Weber, the men's basketball coach at Illinois, Thursday received a two-year contract extension through the 2011 season.

Ilini star Dee Brown to enter NBA draft

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 6 (UPI) -- Illinois junior guard Dee Brown announced Friday he plans to enter the NBA draft.

Bruce Weber earns Henry Iba Award

ST. LOUIS, March 14 (UPI) -- Bruce Weber of Illinois was named national Coach of the Year Monday by the United States Basketball Writers Association.

Illinois State's Arnold going to Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., June 15 (UPI) -- Marcus Arnold, Illinois State's second-leading scorer last season, announced Tuesday he will transfer to Illinois.

COL BKB: Illinois 72, Murray St. 53

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 19 (UPI) -- Dee Brown scored 21 points Friday as fifth-seeded Illinois rolled over Murray State, 72-53, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
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Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber, Illinois head basketball coach yells at officials during a game against the University of Missouri at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on December 23, 2004. Weber was named The U.S. Basketball Writers Association the Henry Iba Award winner as the coach of the year. Weber, 48, guided the Illini to a record of 32-1 this season and is th first Illinois coach to win the award since its inception in 1959. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Bruce Brett Weber (born October 19, 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the head coach of the University of Illinois men's basketball team. Weber has led the program to two outright Big Ten Conference championships and four trips to the NCAA Tournament, including an appearance in the championship game of the 2005 NCAA Tournament.

Weber began his coaching career with a brief stint as an assistant coach at Western Kentucky University during the 1979-80 season under head coach Gene Keady. In 1980, Weber moved to Purdue University along with Keady. He would remain an assistant coach at Purdue for eighteen seasons before becoming the head coach at Southern Illinois University in 1998. In his five seasons at Southern Illinois, Weber led the Salukis to consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances, including an NCAA Sweet Sixteen finish in 2002.

In 2003, Roy Williams, after much speculation, left the University of Kansas to take his "dream job" at the University of North Carolina. Subsequently, Bill Self, the head coach at the University of Illinois at the time, departed the Illini to coach the Jayhawks. After a nation-wide search, Illinois Athletic Director Ron Guenther selected the regionally-known Weber to replace Self on April 30, 2003.

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