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Illinois gives Groce contract extension, raise

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Associated Press

Illinois has rewarded coach John Groce's successful first season in Champaign with a contract extension and a $200,000-a-year raise. Athletic Director Mike Thomas said Saturday that Groce's contract will be extended one year through the 2017-18 season. The raise will increase his pay to $1.6 million a year.

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