Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Class reunion: 2009

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.

GodBold: Wait worth it

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.

LIVE! UI vs. Northwestern

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.

UI women 62, Nebraska 52: 'We're a different team'

LINCOLN, Neb. — Big Ten road trips seem to bring out the best in Matt Bollant’s Illini.

HQ forecast: Nebraska 73, UI women 68

Sneak peek:

Illinois at Nebraska
7 p.m. today


MSU 79, UI women 75: Notes

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.

MSU 79, UI women 75: 'They fought'

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.

Illinois 75 Mich State 79 Women's Basketball

Illinois is defeated by Michigan State 79-75 in women's college basketball action at Assembly Hall in Champaign on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. 

Bollant wants Hall packed

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.

LIVE! Pack the 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.