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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.

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

By Masaki Sugimoto 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...

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

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

By Daniel Collins 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...

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.

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...

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

By Joey Figueroa May 10, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s basketball tops Minnesota

By Joey Figueroa February 6, 2015

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...

Illinois' Chatrice White (32) tries to edge past her opponent during the game versus Northwestern at the State Farm Center on Thursday, January 22, 2015.

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...

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

Illinois women’s basketball finding its bench rotation

By Joey Figueroa 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 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...

Illinois' Ivory Crawford goes for a layup after making a steal during the game against Virginia at the State Farm Center on Dec. 3. The Illini are currently on a five-game losing streak.

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

By Joey Figueroa January 28, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s basketball drops fifth straight

January 27, 2015

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...

Illinois' Chatrice White attempts a layup during the game versus Northwestern at the State Farm Center on Thursday.

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)...

Illinois women’s basketball adjusting without Crawford

January 21, 2015

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...

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