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Sports Page 02-16-15

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Join the News-Gazette sports writers at the Esquire in downtown Champaign, as they discuss the latest in Illini sports.

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Feb. 17 UI recruiting, women's basketball, volleyball and baseball chat

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Illinois women's basketball team came through in another big game to beat Ohio State. The Illini baseball team is on a roll to start the season. And UI volleyball fans have kept the questions coming to keep their spot in the weekly chat. So if you have any questions about the above — or Illinois recruiting — get them in early and often for Scott Richey's 2 p.m. Tuesday chat.

WBB notebook: Recruit Fitzpatrick can't wait to get started

CHAMPAIGN — Jaelyne Kirkpatrick is anxious to be an Illini. Seeing her future team play four times already this season hasn’t helped quell that feeling, either.

Crawford comes through for Illini in upset of OSU

CHAMPAIGN — Ivory Crawford’s game can be described in several ways.

Shooter.

Slasher.

Simply a scorer.

After Saturday afternoon’s game against Ohio State, though? Add another S-word descriptor to the Illinois senior guard.

Your choice. Soothsayer or seer — synonyms for her predictive abilities. Either fits fine.

Sunday Conversation: Cindy Dallas

When she signed with Illinois in the late 1990s, Cindy Dallas was considered one of the nation’s top prospects. And she lived up to the hype. Despite battling knee injuries, she ranks third on the school’s career rebounding chart and 15th in scoring. Today, the 35-year-old is trying to reach the top in her post-basketball passion: acting.

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Ohio State

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Ohio State, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the State Farm Center. 

Richey: Illini come through in another big game

Illinois bounced back from one of its worst games of the season Wednesday at Indiana to beat Ohio State 66-55. Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down the Illini win.

PODCAST: Illini WBB Postgame Press Conference 2-14-15

PODCAST: Illini WBB Postgame Press Conference 2-14-15: Play now!

Head coach Matt Bollant, senior guard Ivory Crawford, and freshman center Chatrice White answer questions from the media after a 66-55 win over Ohio State.

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LIVE! Ohio State

A big second half from Ivory Crawford, a double-double from Chatrice White and some timely three-pointers by Kyley Simmons all led to a 66-55 Illinois victory against Ohio State at State Farm Center.