Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Tate: Coaches walk fine line

There’s a growing trend of unhappiness in women’s college basketball.

At the top level, fans and administrators are rankled by the lopsided nature of the NCAA championships where UConn wins every game, year after year, by double figures.

UPDATE: White could end up in ACC

CHAMPAIGN — Chatrice White sat down with her parents during a spring break trip home to Shelby, Neb., and outlined a plan she had devised for her final two years of eligibility.

Tate: Legal messes begin to clear

If the decision was purely his, UI women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant would never agree to settle with seven departed litigants.

Illini guard transferring

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois added one shooter for the 2016-17 season and lost another Wednesday afternoon. The Illini officially announced the signing of Czech Republic guard Peca Holešínská in a release, while sophomore guard Brooke Kissinger confirmed she is leaving the program to transfer closer to home and play at Creighton.

School pays $625,000 between Beckman, ex-UI athletes

CHAMPAIGN — With two more payouts totaling $625,000, University of Illinois athletics is closing the door on an expensive year of accusations, investigations and coaching shake-ups.

The UI announced Tuesday it had reached settlements in two cases:

7 women's basketball players, UI reach settlement

URBANA — The University of Illinois has reached a $375,000 settlement with the seven women’s basketball players who alleged that head coach Matt Bollant and former assistant coach Mike Divilbiss created a racially hostile environment, pending Board of Trustees approval.

April 4 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 11:00am

How is spring practice going for Illinois? What players are off to a good start and where does the team need the most help? How long will it take for Lovie Smith and his staff to install the offense and the defense? Our longtime college football writer is ready to answer your questions about the sport and anything else on your mind.

Does campus need mascot? Committee wants to know

URBANA — Fans who want to weigh in on the possibility of a mascot for the University of Illinois will have a chance Friday and again next week.

The final two meetings of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Exploration of a University Mascot are scheduled for the next two Fridays, both at 5 p.m.

Richey's women's hoops All-America ballot

No surprise the two-time (and likely soon-to-be three-time) National Player of the Year Breanna Stewart was the lone unanimous first-team All-American. Or that her teammate, Moriah Jefferson — the engine that makes UConn go — was among the top five players in the country, either. Here’s how college basketball writer SCOTT RICHEY and the Associated Press voted:

Ask Bob about Whitman

Bob Asmussen will cover Illinois football again this season, with Lovie Smith the seventh coach he'll interact with since starting on the beat in the early 1990s.

Our veteran college football writer, along with his quick wit and sharp insight, is chatting this morning at 11 a.m. here at our website.