Illinois Coaching Search: No Press Conference Scheduled For Tuesday

According the Illinois Fighting Illini's official Twitter account, the previously anticipated press conference is not happening:

Early Tuesday afternoon, speculation began to build that the Fighting Illini have agreed to terms with Ohio Bobcats head coach John Groce and that the team would be introducing Groce at a 3:00 p.m. press conference.

Even though the team has denied the existence of the press conference, sources at Ohio's school newspaper have confirmed that Groce's departure for the Illini job is still a "done deal."

With the signing, the Illini will will likely bring to close an embarrassing chapter in the school's history, in which the school appeared incapable of luring candidates to their once prestigious basketball program.

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