Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

#TheMJs, June 16, 2017

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Illini legends, lists and lore: 1910 baseball team

Coach George Huff’s 1910 Fighting Illini baseball team made history, finishing as the school’s first unbeaten team. Included among the 14 overall victories were 11 conference victories.

Sunday Special: Reflections from the press box

They have covered the Big Ten forever. They know every nook and cranny of the conference.

They are the Big Ten Sages.

Former STM standout McCoy picks Marquette

CHAMPAIGN — Former St. Thomas More girls’ basketball standout Tori McCoy has decided to transfer to Marquette, per an announcement on Twitter.

McCoy spent her freshman season at Ohio State, averaging 8.1 points and 4.9 rebounds in 35 games for the Buckeyes. She also led the team with 59 blocked shots.

Asmussen: Distance matters for gala

It's been a very good first 15 months for Josh Whitman as Illinois athletic director.

He made a splash hire in football, bringing ex-Bears coach Lovie Smith back to college.

He went bold with his men's basketball choice, luring Brad Underwood away from Oklahoma State after only one year.

Landrus leaves Illinois

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman will have to find another new head coach.

Illinois announced on Friday that women's gymnastics coach Kim Landrus has resigned and is taking the same position at North Carolina State.

Tirico to emcee Illini Hall of Fame event

CHAMPAIGN — The date was already set for when Illinois athletics will introduce its first-ever Hall of Fame class to the public.

Now, the person who will help lead said introductions of the 28-person class is known.

NBC Sports broadcaster Mike Tirico will serve as the emcee for the event slated for June 23 in Chicago, the UI announced on Wednesday.

Sunday Conversation: Nancy Fahey

Nancy Fahey is still settling into her role as the Illinois women's basketball coach after getting hired on March 22. But she took some time to catch up with sports editor Matt Daniels to talk about getting to know her current team, looking for a house in town and her time throwing out a first pitch before a St. Louis Cardinals game.

UI roundup: Spencer, Evans among those feted

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois athletics held its Oskee Awards event Monday night, with Joe Spencer and Nicole Evans receiving Big Ten Medal of Honor recognition.

Spencer, a former Illini football center, and Evans, an Illini softball outfielder, were recognized for their excellence on and off the field as seniors.

Illini women lose pair from roster

CHAMPAIGN — Nancy Fahey signed her first recruit last week, landing Plano, Texas, forward Lyric Robins. But the new Illinois women’s basketball coach has suffered a pair of losses to her roster.