On Nov. 12, 2008, then-Illini women’s basketball coach Jolette Law announced the signing of a six-player recruiting class — including Adrienne GodBold — that was ranked No. 3 in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz. “It is a great day to be an Illini,” Law said.
CHAMPAIGN — Adrienne GodBold admits it was a purely fanciful notion. A revery that crossed the line into the laughably ludicrous zone.
All the same, this silly little daydream was a reflection of how increasingly desperate the Illinois senior was to rejoin her teammates on the basketball court as game after game passed by without her.
Final: Northwestern 62, Illinois 58
The Illini are still looking for their first Big Ten home victory after falling to the Wildcats on Sunday at Assembly Hall.
Northwestern, which lost by 18 points to Illinois on Jan. 10 at Evanston, dropped Illinois' record in conference home games to 0-3.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Big Ten road trips seem to bring out the best in Matt Bollant’s Illini.
CHAMPAIGN — Adrienne GodBold was a freshman the last time a crowd as big as Sunday’s attended an Illinois women’s basketball home game.
And don’t think the Illini senior didn’t notice it.
CHAMPAIGN — There should have been claw marks on the Michigan State Spartans after this one.
From the opening tip, when the Spartans raced to an 8-0 lead, to the final buzzer, Illinois repeatedly was forced to scratch and scrape its way back from sizeable deficits.
CHAMPAIGN — One of the perks of attending an Illinois women’s basketball home game this season is access to some of the best seats in the house. Every fan at each of the Illini’s first nine home games has been seated in A section — the 3,011-seat area closest to the floor at the Assembly Hall.
Final: Michigan State 79, Illinois 75
Illinois was forced to come from behind time and time again on Sunday. Its final rally wasn't quite enough.
Michigan State (14-2, 2-1 Big Ten) held on for a hard-earned victory at the Assembly Hall in front of a crowd of 4,175 on Pack the Hall day.