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Illinois women’s basketball starts season Friday

Illinois women’s basketball starts season Friday

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 ...

The cost of the Illinois football and women’s basketball investigations

The cost of the Illinois football and women’s basketball investigations

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

October 30, 2015

The University had dealt with its fair share of controversy by May of 2015. Steven Salaita was threatening to file a lawsuit against the University and James Kilgore’s job status was being hotly debated, but something else was on the horizon. On May 10, former Illinois football player Simon ...

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

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

By Declan Harty

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 Academic Human Resources were involved in an investigation into allegations of player abuse by Il...

Illinois, Nebraska familar foes in women’s Big Ten tournament

Illinois, Nebraska familar foes in women’s Big Ten tournament

March 3, 2015

Now that the regular season is over, it’s tournament time for the Illinois women’s basketball team. While a 15-15 (6-12 Big Ten) record doesn’t put the Illini in NCAA tournament striking distance, they’ll have a chance to make some noise in the Big Ten tournament. Coming off Saturday’s home ...

Spartans visit for rematch

Spartans visit for rematch

By Joey Figueroa

February 25, 2015

With just two games remaining before the Big Ten tournament, the Illinois women’s basketball team (14-14, 5-11 Big Ten) will host Michigan State (13-14, 5-11) on Wednesday night. The Big Ten battle will be the first of Illinois’ final two games at State Farm Center this season. The Illini lost their f...

Illinois women’s basketball falls short at Northwestern

Illinois women’s basketball falls short at Northwestern

February 9, 2015

In a battle between the state’s two Big Ten teams, Illinois women’s basketball came up short for the second time in just over two weeks against Northwestern. The Illini fell to the Wildcats 64-58 in Evanston, Ill., on Sunday. The Illini (12-12, 3-9 Big Ten) made the first half a competitive affa...

Illinois women’s basketball hosts Minnesota

Illinois women’s basketball hosts Minnesota

By Joey Figueroa

February 5, 2015

Practice makes perfect. At least that’s the hope for the Illinois women’s basketball team. As Illinois (11-11, 2-8 Big Ten) is trying to break out of a seven-game skid, head coach Matt Bollant wants his team to take advantage of good practices to gain some momentum heading into Thursday night’s bo...

Illinois women’s basketball could be rejuvenated by Crawford’s return

Illinois women’s basketball could be rejuvenated by Crawford’s return

February 3, 2015

It doesn’t take high-level statistics or extensive sessions of watching game film to comprehend the impact Ivory Crawford has had on the Illinois women’s basketball team this season. Crawford came into the season with 1,000 career points already under her belt and was expected to continue to be t...

Illinois women’s basketball loses seventh straight

February 2, 2015

When Ivory Crawford’s name was announced in the starting five for Illinois on Sunday, the Illini faithful got loud. The excitement lasted well into the first half, but not much longer. Wisconsin busted out of its four-game losing skid with a 73-62 win over Illinois at State Farm Center. With the defic...

Illinois women’s basketball heads to Michigan

Illinois women’s basketball heads to Michigan

By Joey Figueroa

January 26, 2015

Now stuck in a four-game losing streak, the Illinois women’s basketball team will look to right the ship Monday night against Michigan in a Big Ten challenge on the road. Illinois (11-8, 2-5 Big Ten) is fresh off a one-point loss at home to Northwestern, in which the Illini turned the ball over 24 t...

Illinois women’s basketball struggling in conference play

By Joey Figueroa

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 for Big Ten play, however, and are just 2-4 in conference play so far this season. Illinois (11-7, 2...

Illinois women’s hoops looking for bench rotation

Illinois women’s hoops looking for bench rotation

By Joey Figueroa

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 loss to Seton Hall on Tuesday, the Illinois starters accounted for 170 of the 200 total minutes played. N...

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