CHAMPAIGN - Illinois basketball coach John Groce and athletics director Josh Whitman will hold a joint press conference at 3 p.m. Thursday in the press box at Memorial Stadium.
Illinois did not specify a reason for the press conference.
Groce and Whitman likely will address the recent string of criminal allegations against the basketball program. A team spokesman told Illini Inquirer that the press conference is "an overall address" but that Groce and Whitman will not be able to address specific allegations due to the legal process.
Last week, junior guards Jaylon Tate and Kendrick Nunn both were arrested for charges of domestic battery. Both plead not guilty and await separate April 20 pre-trial hearings.
Last month, sophomore Leron Black was arrested on a felony charge of aggravated assault for which he plead not guilty. He allegedly threatened an Urbana nightclub bouncer with a knife. He has a pretrial hearing set for April 19.
Whitman and Groce released joint statements following the previous two arrests. Here was the latest following Nunn's arrest.