Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Illini women look for turnaround in Fahey's second season

CHAMPAIGN — Goal No. 1 for Illinois women's basketball coach Nancy Fahey heading into her second season as coach was to find a personality for her team.

Find that something — perhaps rooted in competing — that could move the Illini forward after last year's 9-22 season and winless run through 16 Big Ten games.

Scott Richey's Women's ballot breakdown

RICHEY'S ballot

1. Notre Dame

2. Oregon

3. UConn

4. Baylor

5. Louisville

6. Stanford

7. Mississippi State

8. Oregon State

9. Maryland

10. Tennessee

11. Texas

12. Georgia

13. South Carolina

14. Iowa

15. Missouri

16. N.C. State

17. DePaul

18. Marquette

Top of the Morning, Oct. 18, 2018

Sinclair joined Thursday's Penny on WDWS and will be on again Friday at 5:10 p.m.

UI Women's Basketball Open Practice

Fans watch as the University of Illinois women's basketball team held an open practice at the Richard T. Ubben Basketball Complex Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Champaign.

Fahey lands first 2019 commit

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women's basketball team had its own big recruiting weekend in late September at the same time the men's program was hosting three top 50 players. Second-year Illini women's coach Nancy Fahey, though, is the first one to see that weekend pay dividends.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 5 , 2018

Barely two years after arriving at Champaign's WCIA, Annice McEwan is on the move. With the full support of her former employer.

McEwan starts next week at Louisville's WDRB, a Fox affiliate. She joins a six-person sports staff as a reporter. She will also have increased anchor duties.

Asmussen | Circling back to basketball

Growth ahead for Illini as hoops practices begin

This was supposed be a slow, boring week. Turns out, not so much.

While the Illinois football team rests and recovers after a bruising game against Penn State, the men's basketball team starts practice today.

Sign me up. And let me see what's going on.

So many questions exist.

UI women's basketball schedule set

CHAMPAIGN — The first opportunity for Illinois women’s basketball to snap the 18-game losing streak that marred the second half of the 2017-18 season comes in the Illini’s Nov. 7 season opener against Alabama A&M at State Farm Center. Illinois ended Nancy Fahey’s first season with a 9-22 record while going winless in the Big Ten.

Beal has Illini in top five

CHAMPAIGN — Brea Beal's list of future college destinations includes a recent national champion and a pair of ACC powers. Oh, and her home state team.

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