Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Dave Loane through the years

Snapshots of broadcaster Dave Loane, who will retire in August after calling Illini games for 31 years.

Three thoughts on Big Ten schedules for Illinois men's and women's basketball teams

Beat writer SCOTT RICHEY offers his thoughts on the Illini's Big Ten hoops draws, which were released Wednesday:

Scott Richey's way-too-early women's basketball Top 10 for the 2019-20 season

Today ... it's Baylor! Next season, though, it's time for Oregon to hoist the trophy at the 2020 national championship game in New Orleans. College basketball writer and AP Top 25 voter SCOTT RICHEY weighs in with his way-too-early Top 10 for the 2019-20 season:

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Tom's #Mailbag, March 22, 2019

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This week's mailbag is bulging more than Bruce Pearl's pockets — and his shirts.

Here comes the Madness: Four items to know for the NCAA women's tournament

SURPRISE, SURPRISE 

This is the first time since the 2012-13 season that Connecticut enters the NCAA tournament with more than one loss. But, UConn coach Geno Auriemma still had to be completely perplexed — as were most women's college basketball fans — when the Huskies didn't receive a No. 1 seed on Monday.

'Champ' proponents make pitch to UI trustees; Chief defenders critical

URBANA — "Champ" made his official pitch to be the University of Illinois mascot Thursday, with an ROTC student showing up in full costume to greet UI trustees.

UI sophomore Mike Skibski presented the idea for a World War I soldier to represent the Fighting Illini during the public comment section of the board's meeting at the Illini Union.

Wheeled wonders: 1969-70 wheelchair-basketball champs reminisce about team

CHAMPAIGN — Kim Pollock was excited when he enrolled at Illinois in 1966, and with good reason.

After all, he was set to join the Illinois football program as a manager, just like he had done in high school. He couldn't actually play sports, he was always told, after his legs were damaged because of the polio he contracted as a child.

But this was the next best thing.

Richey's women's basketball ballot breakdown: March 12, 2019

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer — and Associated Press Top 25 voter — Scott Richey's polls compared with those of the AP:

AP Top 25

Team Rec. Prev.

1. Baylor (28) 30-1 1

2. UConn 30-2 2

3. Notre Dame 30-3 4

4. Mississippi State 30-2 5

5. Louisville 29-3 3

6. Stanford 28-4 7

Latest Hall of Fame class features 16 decorated former UI athletes and coaches

CHAMPAIGN — The latest Illinois athletics Hall of Fame class will receive their recognition during a formal ceremony at State Farm Center on Sept. 20.

Much like the first two classes did.

Confident Andrews reaches new heights for Illinois

INDIANAPOLIS — The belief Ali Andrews' teammates have had in her ability to be one of the better shooters on the Illinois women's basketball team has never wavered.

What's different about the 6-foot-2 junior forward out of Huntley High School, according to her teammates, is Andrews' willingness to shoot the ball and accept the result.

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