Despite his estimated $1.5 million yearly salary, Illinois head coach John Groce is unable to afford proper clothing for his young children as evidenced by a photo following the Illini’s thrilling victory over No. 1 Indiana Thursday night. Seen in an exuberant embrace near mid-court were Groce and his shirtless young son.
“Yes, I make a lot of money but it’s still tough to make ends meet in this terrible economy,” said Groce. “Up until just a few weeks ago we were sending Conner and Camden to school in burlap sacks and homemade cardboard shoes.”