Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Illini iron out some details in victory over Chicago State

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois still has some wrinkles to iron out now just three games into the Nancy Fahey era.

UI Women's Basketball vs. Chicago State

Illinois women vs. Chicago State in a NCAA game at the State Farm Center in Champaign on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017.

Fahey debuts with a win: 'That's what we came to do'

CHAMPAIGN — No buzzer-beater from halfcourt. No big comeback. Nothing dramatic in Nancy Fahey's first game as Illinois coach.

Just a win: 64-50 against Fort Wayne at State Farm Center in front of 1,148.

"That's what we came to do (Friday)," Fahey said.

UI Women's Basketball vs. Fort Wayne

Univeristy of Illinois Women's basketball vs. Fort Wayne at State Farm Center in Champaign on Friday, Nov. 10,  2017.

Fahey: 'I have to admit, I'm a little anxious'

CHAMPAIGN — It has been a while since Nancy Fahey coached for the first time at a new college. Thirty-one years to be exact.

Back in 1986, her Washington University team opened with a 43-40 loss to Rochester (N.Y). The game was played at Cambridge, Mass., as part of the MIT Koch Co-Ed Classic. Fahey's first of 700-plus wins came in the next game — a 61-45 victory against MIT.

Top of the Morning, Nov. 10, 2017

DAVE LOANE can't be two places at once. That's where SCOTT BEATTY comes in.

With longtime WDWS announcer Loane scheduled to call Illinois volleyball matches in Michigan this weekend, he isn't available for the start of the Illinois women's basketball season.

AUDIO: Hear from Illinois coaches on Signing Day

Ayo Dosunmo was the centerpiece of a class of athletes who signed National Letters of Intent Wednesday to compete at Illinois.

Below, see who signed and hear the full audio from the Illini coaches on their new recruiting classes.

Men's Basketball
Ayo Dosunmo, Chicago

Nov. 9 Illinois basketball chat

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:30pm

This is the week. The early signing period begins Wednesday, with Ayo Dosunmu set to sign with Illinois. Then comes the start of the 2017-18 season Friday for Brad Underwood and the Illini. Will they fare better than they did in their charity exhibition against Eastern Illinois?

Illini women making each moment count

CHAMPAIGN — The countdown to the Nov. 10 season opener against Fort Wayne is underway for the Illinois women's basketball team. And first-year coach Nancy Fahey is grateful for the 18 days the Illini still have to prepare before facing the Mastodons at 1 p.m. at State Farm Center.

UI: 150 years, 1,000 stories, 100 videos

They hail from six continents — the Urbana-born doctor who's devoted the past three decades to caring for the poorest of the poor in East Africa; the dreamer from Freeport who grew up with 16 brothers and sisters and went on to become the first black American billionaire; the South Korean journalist who never thought she'd see her byline in the student newspaper, being a self-described "FOTB" (