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

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

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 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

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.

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 women’s hoops looking for bench rotation

Illinois’ Amarah Coleman has stood out through her consistent performances this season and is currently playing sixth in the 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...

Illini face Iowa in opening round of Big Ten Tournament

Illinois' Amber Moore (42) drives the ball during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Sunday, March 2, 2014.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

March 6, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team will be facing a familiar foe Thursday in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. As the lowest seeded team in the tournament, Illinois (9-20, 2-14 Big Ten) is facing No. 5-seed Iowa (23-7, 11-5), with the winner of this game facing No. 4 Purdue on Friday. T...

Illini women’s basketball drops 9th in a row in 72-65 loss to No. 16 Nebraska

February 28, 2014

The bleeding just won’t stop for the Illinois women’s basketball team. For the ninth consecutive game, the Illini (9-19, 2-13 Big Ten) have not been able to get a win, this time losing 72-65 to No. 16 Nebraska (22-5, 12-3) on the road. “I thought it was a good basketball game,” head coach Matt B...

Illini women’s basketball hits road again to face Iowa

Illinois’ Ivory Crawford (22) shoots the ball during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.The Illini lost 77-58.

February 13, 2014

There aren’t many “easy” wins in the Big Ten, and Iowa (19-6 overall, 7-4 Big Ten) certainly isn’t one of them. At a time when the Illinois women’s basketball team (9-15, 2-10) is desperate for a win, it must pack up and hit the road to face one of the most lethal offensive teams in the nati...

Bollant’s new lineup trades offensive production for defensive energy

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 12, 2014

Over the past two games, the Illinois women’s basketball team has sported almost an entirely new starting lineup. In conference matches against Michigan State and Minnesota, the Illini had usual starter Ivory Crawford alongside reserve Nia Oden and three freshmen making their first collegiate start...

New lineup can’t energize Illini

Illinois’ Ivory Crawford dribbles the ball during the game against Michigan State at State Farm Center on Wednesday. The Illini lost 69-53.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 6, 2014

Despite an overhaul of the starting lineup, the Illinois women’s basketball team couldn’t buck its losing streak in a loss to Michigan State. The Illini (9-14, 2-8 Big Ten) got burned by a late run from the No. 24 Spartans (15-7, 7-2) in the first half and never threatened, losing 69-53. Illinois...