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Illini struggle throughout 2015-2016 season

May 8, 2016

The Illinois women’s basketball team finished another disappointing season under head coach Matt Bollant’s fourth year. The Illini (9-21, 2-16 Big Ten) struggled to get anything going in Big Ten play, and as a result, ended their season in last place in the conference. The team’s 9-21 re...

Black Students for Revolution call for change at UI

Students advocate for racial equality at a rally on the Main Quad on Nov. 18.

By Charlotte Collins

November 21, 2015

Black Students for Revolution at the University of Illinois addressed the formation of a White Student Union in a press release Friday evening. The press release — circulated through email and the Facebook page for the Black Students for Revolution — was sent as a collective response fro...

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

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.

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 allegations of several former women's basketball players are not supported by evidence, Cha...

Former employer endorses Bollant

Illinois head coach Matt Bollant applauds his team's performance during the FIghting Illini's 89 to 37 win against Mariam at Assembly Hall, on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

By Masaki Sugimoto

July 26, 2015

Matt Bollant has had a rough summer. The head coach of the Illinois women’s basketball team is currently facing a $10-million-dollar lawsuit. Other named defendants include athletic director Mike Thomas and former assistant head coach Mike Divilbiss. The lawsuit comes from seven former players who claimed racial abu...

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 ...

Outlook bleak for women's basketball program

Illinois' Matt Bollant, head coach, watches over the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Saturday, February 14, 2015. 

By Alex Roux

July 11, 2015

The Illinois women’s basketball program is seeing some of its darkest days.Allegations of mistreatment and racism have come to light from no fewer than eight former players, thrusting head coach Matt Bollant and his remaining players into an age of uncertainty. Athletic Director Mike Thomas is fee...

Women’s basketball has a driven leader to follow

Illinois’ Ivory Crawford attempts a shot during the game at State Farm Center on Feb. 16. Crawford was one of the Illini’s leading scorers and rebounders last season.

November 6, 2014

Ivory Crawford is competitive in every sense of the word. During Big Ten Media Day in October, Crawford looked around and joked that she wanted to go recruit more reporters to her table because reporters crowding around other tables meant competition for her. Going into her senior season, all Crawfo...

Illini end slump with road win against Michigan State

January 24, 2014

The Illinois women’s basketball team may have finally broke the ice. In what has been a dismal start to 2014, the Illini are one step forward to righting the ship in a season where road and conference wins have been scarce. Illinois (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten) traveled to East Lansing, Mich., and left with ...

Moore scores 27, grabs 19 rebounds in Illini win

Illinois' Amber Moore shoots from the three-point line during the game against Mississippi Valley State at State Farm Center on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The Illini won 93-70.

November 15, 2013

Amber Moore did just about everything for the Illinois women’s basketball team in its 93-70 win against Mississippi Valley State on Thursday night. Just two days removed from setting the school record for career 3-pointers made in the team’s 87-59 win against Valparaiso, Moore set a new personal re...

Moore breaks career 3-point record in victory

By By: Stephen Bourbon

November 13, 2013

It was an historic night for Amber Moore at the State Farm Center on Tuesday. The senior broke the Illinois school record for 3-pointers made in a career with four triples in an 87-59 win against Valparaiso. The record-breaker came with 16:41 remaining in the first half, when Moore drilled a three to p...

Illinois women’s basketball falls to Bradley in season opener

November 9, 2013

The Illini women’s basketball team is in need of a rebound just one game into the season. After a 98-92 loss on the road at Bradley in Peoria, Ill., the Illini will look to bounce back in the home opener against Valparaiso on Tuesday. “I’m really disappointed in the way we guarded,” head coach Ma...