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

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

By Masaki Sugimoto

August 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 allegations of several former women's basketball players are not supported by evidence, Cha...

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

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

By Daniel Collins

July 1, 2015


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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 former players filed a lawsuit against Bollant, Athletic Director Mike Thomas, former assistant coac...

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


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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...

Led by White, Illinois women’s basketball has solid season

By Joey Figueroa

May 10, 2015


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By joey figueroaStaff writerHeading into the 2014-2015 season, the Illinois women’s basketball team had nowhere to go but up.Led by new veteran transfers and a five-star recruit, the Illini may have even exceeded expectations and stayed on the right track in head coach Matt Bollant’s rebuilding processmp.Illinois f...

Illinois women’s basketball tops Minnesota

By Joey Figueroa

February 6, 2015


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Maybe all the Illinois women’s basketball team needed was a later start. Even though tip-off at the State Farm Center on Thursday was an hour later than usual, Illinois (12-11, 3-8 Big Ten) found its groove early on its way to a 95-69 win over Minnesota (17-6, 6-5). The Illini ended their seven-game losin...

Illinois women’s basketball hosts Minnesota

Illinois women’s basketball hosts Minnesota

By Joey Figueroa

February 5, 2015


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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 finding its bench rotation

Illinois women’s basketball finding its bench rotation

By Joey Figueroa

February 4, 2015


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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. You wouldn’t be able to tell that from their energetic practices, though, and emerging from these hig...

Illinois women’s basketball loses seventh straight

February 2, 2015


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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...

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

By Joey Figueroa

January 28, 2015


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It hasn’t been a matter of finishing for the Illinois women’s basketball team, it has been a matter of starting. It’s easy to point at senior guard Ivory Crawford’s absence as the reason for the Illini’s current five-game skid, but Illinois’ tendency to fall behind early in games continues ...

Illinois women’s basketball drops fifth straight

January 27, 2015


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Since losing senior leader Ivory Crawford to a knee injury almost two weeks ago, the Illinois women’s basketball team has been in a scoring slump. Illinois has only cleared 60 points once during its current five-game losing streak, and continued that trend in a 70-57 loss at Michigan on Monday nig...

Illinois women’s basketball heads to Michigan

Illinois women’s basketball heads to Michigan

By Joey Figueroa

January 26, 2015


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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 adjusting without Crawford

January 21, 2015


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Sitting at 2-4 in Big Ten play, the Illinois women’s basketball team and head coach Matt Bollant are already forced to adjust to a major bump in the road. Senior guard Ivory Crawford has now been sidelined for a week with a knee injury.  “Obviously, the injury to Ivory (Crawford) is a big deal to u...

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