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UPDATED: Illini women's basketball investigation: no evidence of racism, abuse

Illinois head coach Matt Bollant applauds his teams performance during the Illini's 89-37 win over Mariam at Assembly Hall, on Oct. 30, 2012.
August 3, 2015

And just like that, one of the investigations into the Illinois athletic department is over.Editor's note: read the entire report here.The law firm of Pugh, Jones and Johnson has determined that the...

UPDATED: Former Illinois women's basketball players file suit against Matt Bollant, others

Women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant looks on as the Illini play a game against Nebraska at Jan. 12, 2014. 
July 1, 2015

Former Illinois basketball players took the next step in their allegations against head women's basketball coach Matt Bollant, filing a suit in U.S. District Court in Urbana on Wednesday morning.Seven...

UPDATED: Illinois women’s basketball assistant coach leaves program under storm of accusations

Illinois' Mike Divilbiss, former associate head coach, offers advice to his team during the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Feb. 14. The Illini won 66-55.
May 18, 2015

The Illinois football program is not the only sport at the University that is dealing with allegations of player abuse. Chancellor Phyllis Wise’s office, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Access, and...

Illinois women’s basketball finding its bench rotation

Illinois’ Amarah Coleman attempts a layup during the game versus Northwestern at the State Farm Center on Jan. 22.
February 4, 2015

There isn’t much going right for the Illinois women’s basketball team right now. Currently on a seven-game losing streak, the Illini are just one loss away from being in the cellar of the Big Ten....

Illinois women’s basketball loses close one to Northwestern

January 23, 2015

In a close matchup between in-state rivals, Northwestern got the better of Illinois with a 68-67 victory. In a game that went down to the wire, the Illini couldn't find their offense when they needed it,...

Illinois women’s basketball preparing for rivalry game

Illinois' Amarah Coleman (10) attempts a layup during the game against Memphis at the State Farm Center on Thursday, November 20. The Illini won 60-58.
January 22, 2015

When Northwestern comes into State Farm Center on Thursday night, it should be a matchup between two teams in similar situations, as both the Wildcats and the Illini are in need of a conference win. The...

Illinois women’s basketball struggling in conference play

January 20, 2015

Before winter break, the Illinois women’s basketball team had gotten off to one of its best starts in recent memory with a 9-3 mark against nonconference foes. The Illini may not have been fully prepared...

Illinois women’s hoops looking for bench rotation

Illinois’ Amarah Coleman has stood out through her consistent performances this season and is currently playing sixth in the rotation.
December 11, 2014

Illinois women’s basketball has just two more games before Big Ten play begins, and one of its more pressing concerns may be finding the right rotation of players to come off the bench. In its 82-72...

Illinois women’s basketball sneaks away with win

November 21, 2014

Illinois’ battle with Memphis came down to one shot.  Or two, or three or four.  The Illini failed to score in the last three minutes of the game but still managed to pull out a 60-58victory. “It...

Illinois women’s basketball wins home opener vs. IPFW

Illinois' Ivory Crawford attempts a layup past IPFW's defense during the game at State Farm Center on Friday. The Illini won the season opener 70-63, despite going 0-for-21 on 3-pointers.
November 17, 2014

Before Illinois’ season opener against IPFW on Friday, head coach Matt Bollant said he thought the Illini were further along offensively than they were on the defensive end. That proved to be the inverse...

Illini crush Millikin in pre-season opener

Illinois' Kyley Simmons (15) lays the ball up during the exhibition game against Millikin at State Farm Center on Saturday. The Illini won 108-38.
November 10, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team made the most of its only preseason exhibition game. Although the opponent was Division III school Millikin, Illinois and head coach Matt Bollant still seemed to...

Excitement building from within Illinois women’s basketball program

Illinois' Ivory Crawford (22) drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014.
November 5, 2014

Head coach Matt Bollant had a rough second season with Illinois women’s basketball. His team finished 9-21 overall, 2-14 in the Big Ten. Combine that losing record with the Big Ten’s addition of Maryland...

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