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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 ...

White, Team USA impress overseas

Illinois' Chatrice White (32) goes for a contested jump shot during the match against Minnesota at the State Farm Center on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015.

By Masaki Sugimoto

July 19, 2015

Illinois sophomore center Chatrice White has been competing overseas for women's basketball. White is playing as a member of the U19 Women's World Championship Team, representing the United States. She was selected for the team back in May after going through trials at the Olympic Training Center ...

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...

Ballin’ out of control

By Mike Szwaja

September 3, 2004

I'll admit it. I was there. As perplexing as my colleague Bobby La Gesse might find it, I was at the R.T. Ubben Basketball Practice Facility on Saturday. I wanted to catch my glimpse of Julian Wright, the prized recruit that every Illini basketball fan out there hopes to see in orange and blue next ye...