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Recruiting trail is labor of love for Groce, staff

Illinois head coach John Groce and his staff spend the summer chasing prized recruits during the grueling offseason.

November 11, 2014

The NCAA college basketball season runs for roughly five months, from November through March. College basketball coaches spend that time of year under a microscope and bright lights as their teams play dozens of games per season on national TV. But every year, March eventually ends, and the lights di...

My Picture of Christmas: Feast of Seven Fishes

My Picture of Christmas: Feast of Seven Fishes

December 10, 2013

When my Jewish dad married into my mom’s crazy Italian family, I think he was hoping for something similar to “The Sopranos” (his favorite TV show). To his disappointment, my mom’s rambunctious family of seven didn’t quite resemble Tony, Carmela and company. I guess there was some redemption, ...