September 15 Sports Brief


Illinois' Malcolm Hill (21) takes a fadeaway jumpshot during the game against Nebraska at State Farm Center, on Wednesday, March 5, 2015. The Illini won 69-57.

By Daily Illini Staff Report

Head coach Matt Bollant and the Illinois women’s basketball team released its 2015-2016 non-conference schedule Tuesday.

The Illini will play 10 non-conference games and one non-conference exhibition to open the season. The exhibition game is against Indianapolis at Parkland College on Nov. 7.

Included in the schedule are Ohio University, which travels to face Illinois at Parkland on Nov. 15. 

The Illini will also host two teams from Tennessee at Parkland in November — Tennessee-Martin and Tennessee State.

The other big date on the non-conference is Illinois’ trip to Coral Gables, Fla., to face Miami in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Illini defeated Virginia in the Challenge last year. 

Illinois opens up its Big Ten schedule against 2015 Final Four team Maryland on Dec. 31 at State Farm Center.


Big Ten Network announced Tuesday it will televise 11 Illinois conference games. The Illini will also play three non-conference games that will appear on BTN.

The conference games that will be televised by the conference’s network include:

-at Ohio State on Jan. 3

-vs. Purdue on Jan. 10

-vs. Nebraska on Jan. 16

-at Minnesota on Jan. 23

-vs. Ohio State on Jan. 28

-vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 31

-at Rutgers on Feb. 3

-vs. Iowa on Feb. 7

-at Northwestern on Feb. 13

-vs. Rutgers on Feb. 16

-at Penn State on March 6