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Illinois makes a comeback but falls short in last regular season game

Illinois makes a comeback but falls short in last regular season game

By Daniel Dexter

February 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

Late in the fourth quarter, the Illinois women’s basketball team’s comeback was within one point of ending its tumultuous season on a high note, but once again fell short of a win.The Illini (9-20, 2-16) traveled Iowa City, Iowa, to take on the Hawkeyes (18-12, 8-10) on Saturday night in the team...

Ohio State’s 3-pointers bury the Illini

Ohio State’s 3-pointers bury the Illini

By Daniel Dexter

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: #illini women’s basketball couldn’t contain Ohio State’s barrage of 3-point shotsThe Ohio State women's basketball team's ability to hit from beyond the arc throughout the game was a major contributing factor in Illinois’ 117-74 loss to Buckeyes.SOOhio State launched 29 3-po...

Illinois falls on senior night to Rutgers

By Daniel Dexter

February 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

It was a tale of two halves for the Illinois women’s basketball team, but the result stayed the same: an Illinois loss.The Illini (8-17, 1-13 Big Ten) hosted Rutgers (16-10, 7-7) on Saturday night at State Farm Center for senior night. Legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer’s Scarlet Knights held a sig...

Tyra Buss and Hoosiers cruise past Illinois

By Matt Gertsmeier

February 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] and @IndianaWBB cruise past @IlliniWBB #Illini On Matt Bollant’s first day on the job as head coach of the Illinois women’s basketball team, he offered Tyra Buss a scholarship. Before Bollant could get Buss, a Mount Carmel, Illinois, native, to Champaign for a visit, she verbally ...

Illini of the Week 12/2: Chatrice White

Illini of the Week 12/2: Chatrice White

By Matt Gertsmeier

December 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.In 2003, the University of Illinois’ in-state tuition was about $5,...

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

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

By Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer

December 1, 2015


Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 (...

UI tasks search committee with finding new athletic director

By Charlotte Carroll

November 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois has a search committee for a new athletic director.Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson announced in a press release Friday the eight people that will aid in the search for a replacement for interim athletic director Paul Kowalcyzk, who has been on the job for a little more...

Illinois women’s basketball starts season Friday

Illinois women’s basketball starts season Friday

By Matt Gertsmeier

November 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 ...

Takeaways from the Franczek Radelet report into the athletic department

Takeaways from the Franczek Radelet report into the athletic department

By Declan Harty

November 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

The University released the results of Chicago-based law firm Franczek Radelet’s lengthy investigation into the athletic department on Monday.The report explored the department’s handling of sports injuries and accusations from student-athletes in the football and women’s basketball programs. The re...

Matt Bollant: same coach aims for new leadership for Illini women's basketball

By Jon Joffe

October 23, 2015


Filed under Sports

While Matt Bollant is about to start his fourth straight season heading the Illinois women’s basketball team, top-to-bottom, he anticipates the dynamic of the team’s leadership will be different this season.In the midst of player mistreatment allegations surrounding his team — resulting in the depar...

UIUC Summer 2015 Recap

August 24, 2015


Filed under News

Here are the UIUC news you may have missed this summerThe written stories:Athletics:Former Illini football player attacks Beckman on TwitterFormer soccer player sues University Illini women's basketball investigation: no evidence of racism, abuse Wise:Wise resigns as chancellor, will earn $300,000 as professor in MCB Salaita:Court sides with Salaita in release of documentsS...

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

By Peter Bailey-Wells

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois sports are not about you. Once or twice over the summer you might have thought they were. Even if you’re an innocent fan. For example: “Why did Tracy Abrams get hurt? Why are my favorite teams’ players always getting hurt?”That’s a natural reaction. It’s the summer. Summer is a self-centered s...

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