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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 downs Valparaiso

By Joey Figueroa

December 14, 2014

On a record-setting afternoon in Chapel Hill, Indiana, Illinois women’s basketball rode a fast start and hot shooting to an easy 80-58 victory over Valparaiso. The Illini sank a school record 15 3-pointers, and their 53.6 percent mark from beyond the arc was the second-best mark in school history wh...

Illinois women’s basketball starts road trip against Southern Illinois

Illinois' Kyley Simmons dribbles the ball down the court during the game against IPFW on Friday November 14.

By Joey Figueroa

December 5, 2014

Following a one-game stint at home, Illinois will embark on a three-game stretch on the road, beginning with a stop in Carbondale, Illinois, on Saturday for a matchup with Southern Illinois. Fresh off a 23-point blowout win against Virginia on Wednesday, the Illini (6-2) will try to carry over some momentu...

Illinois women’s basketball thumps Virginia

By Joey Figueroa

December 4, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team showed no signs of fatigue following its week-long stay in the Virgin Islands and easily dispatched Virginia 86-63 at State Farm Center on Wednesday night. Junior guard Brittany Carter opened the scoring with a three-point play, which began a 13-0 Illini run, a...

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...

Lone Illini women’s basketball senior Moore’s career winds down

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

March 5, 2014

When the Illini women’s basketball team steps on the court to take on Iowa on Thursday for the first round of the Big Ten Tournament, guard Amber Moore will be playing like it’s her last game. Because it very well could be. Moore is the team’s lone senior, and from here on out every game Illin...

Early turnovers doom women’ basketball team to 8th straight loss

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 24, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team couldn’t snap its eight-game losing streak against Indiana, even with a career performance off the bench from forward Nia Oden. The Illini (9-18, 2-12 Big Ten) got a career-high 10 points from Oden but still lost 79-61 to the Hoosiers (18-9, 5-9 Big Ten) on Satu...

Illini women’s basketball gets 2nd shot at Indiana on road

Illinois' Taylor Tuck dribbles the ball during the game against Michigan at State Farm Center on Feb. 16, 2014. The Illini lost 63-70.

February 20, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team’s 77-58 loss to Indiana on Feb. 2 remains fresh in the minds of nearly everyone who donned orange and blue that day. That was the last time anything was the same with head coach Matt Bollant’s squad, as he flipped the team’s minutes on their head and started ...

Illini still trying to get consistent effort

Illinois coach Matt Bollant reacts after controversial call from the referee during the Illini's loss to Ohio State at Assembly Hall on Thursday, Feb. 28th, 2013.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

February 18, 2014

After 26 games with the same roster, Illinois women’s basketball head coach Matt Bollant still doesn’t know what to expect from his players. The 2013-14 season has been an inconsistent one at best for the Illini (9-17, 2-11 Big Ten), and Bollant believes that effort has been a major factor in the ...

Illini women’s basketball fails to end skid, loses to Michigan 70-63

February 17, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball (9-16, 2-10 Big Ten) team could not get over the hump on a day where it traded basket after basket with Michigan (15-10, 6-6), as well as its orange and blue uniforms for pink on “Play 4 Kay” day at State Farm Center. The 70-63 loss marks the team’s seventh in a...