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Illinois women’s basketball hits road for first time this year

Guard Kyle Simmons shields the ball from a defender during the game against Tennessee State at Parkland College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Illinois won 98-43.

By Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer

December 1, 2015

Cierra Rice is looking forward to leaving the cold Midwestern weather as she travels to Miami this WednesdayRB. But she’s not going on vacation. She’s looking to take care of business. Rice and the Illinois women’s basketball team (4-0)RB are heading to South Beach on Wednesday to take on Miami (...

Illinois women’s basketball starts season Friday

Illinois' Chatrice White attacks the rim during the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Saturday, February 14, 2015. The Illini won 66-55.

By Matt Gertsmeier

November 11, 2015

Matt Bollant is ready to move forward.Recently fired athletic director Mike ThomasJT hired the Illinois women’s basketball coach in 2012JT. While Bollant expressed disappointment about the firing, he realizes he needs to move on.“Mike hired me and I think the world of him,” Bollant said. “He’s ...

Bollant, Illini women’s basketball signs 3 2015 recruits

Illinois' Amarah Coleman dribbles down the court during the exhibition game against Millikin at the State Farm Center on Nov. 8. The Illini won 108-38.

November 13, 2014

Entering only his third season at the helm of the women’s basketball program, head coach Matt Bollant has proved he can recruit at a high level.  That trend was continued on Wednesday, when three recruits signed their national letters of intent to join the Illini program next season.  “From top t...

Bollant, Illini women’s basketball pads recruiting class

October 6, 2014

Illinois basketball has been getting headlines for its recruiting moves on the men’s side. It’s time to take notice of what Matt Bollant has been putting together for the women on the recruiting trail. Illinois received a verbal commitment from Jaelyne Kirkpatrick, the top ranked point guard in C...