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PODCAST: Sports Talk 3-31-17

PODCAST: Sports Talk 3-31-17: Play now!

Steve Kelly is joined by Matt Daniels for his final Sports Talk this Friday, with guest David Schuster of 670 The Score and a few farewells from the listeners.

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UI women's basketball recruit reportedly mulling commitment

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois' women's basketball coaching change with Nancy Fahey replacing Matt Bollant has top 2017 recruit Channise Lewis reportedly unsure of her status with the Illini after signing in November.

Fahey rounds out first coaching staff

CHAMPAIGN — The new Illinois women’s basketball coaching staff won’t look too dissimilar from the past five seasons. New Illini coach Nancy Fahey retained associate head coach LaKale Malone and assistant coach Tianna Kirkland in addition to bringing assistant coach Steve Cochran with her to Illinois from Washington University in St. Louis.

Marcus Jackson/About Town: A different view

CHAMPAIGN — On Tuesday evening, exactly five years after he was hired as the eighth coach in Illinois women's basketball history, Matt Bollant leaned against a fence at Judah Christian's Gene A. Salmons Field of Dreams, shouting words of encouragement to the girls playing soccer for the Tribe.

"Nice job, Joss!"

"Way to go, Regan!"

First report in five years shows UI athletes making grade

URBANA — Illinois athletes maintained an overall grade point average of 3.16 last fall, and by some measures have graduation rates comparable to the broader student body, according to data supplied to the campus Academic Senate.

Fahey's first meeting with team 'great'

CHAMPAIGN —Nancy Fahey's first four days as Illinois women's basketball coach have been full.

Introduced officially on Friday. A media tour in St. Louis with new men's basketball coach Brad Underwood on Saturday. Then an important step Monday —Fahey's first meeting with her new team.

PODCAST: News Gazette Sports Page 03-27-17

PODCAST: News Gazette Sports Page 03-27-17: Play now!

Tonight's guests: Illini women's basketball new head coach Nancy Fahey and WDWS sportscaster Steve Kelly.

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03-27-17 Monday Morning Quarterbacks

03-27-17 Monday Morning Quarterbacks: Play now!

03-27-17 Monday Morning Quarterbacks.  Jim Turpin and Loren Tate are the Monday Morning Quarterbacks. Topic include the Final Four.  New coaches at Illinois.

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Illini legends, lists and lore: Basketball coaching success

So, just how successful has new Fighting Illini coach Nancy Fahey been during her career? Well, when ranked in terms of winning percentage against college men’s and women’s basketball coaches who have coached 29 or more seasons, only UConn’s Geno Auriemma has been more productive.

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 03-25-17

PODCAST: Saturday SportsTalk 03-25-17: Play now!

Michael Kiser and Loren Tate host the Saturday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Terry Hutchens, Berry Tramel, new UI women's basketball head coach Nancy Fahey, and Paul Klee.

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