Trustees Approve Coach Contracts

Published 05/31 2012 06:33PM

Updated 05/31 2012 06:36PM

CHICAGO -- No controversy over the contracts for UI Basketball coaches John Groce and Matt Bollant.

You may remember earlier this year, two trustees voted against Football Coach Tim Beckman's contract. They said the university didn't try hard enough to find a minority coach. That's not the case this time, the board of trustees met in Chicago Thursday. They ok'ed a $1.3 million contract for Groce and a $330,000 contract for Bollant.

U of I is also going forward with a new addition to the Chem Annex Building at the board meeting - that is expected to cost around $23 million.

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