Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Asmussen: Why Whitman's the right choice for athletic director

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Illinois is about to do something out of recent character: make the right choice.

WBB Sneak Peek: Illini look for second win vs. Wisconsin

Sneak peek: UI women at Wisconsin, 7 p.m. Wednesday

Illinois (8-17, 1-13 Big Ten)

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Kyley Simmons    R-Sr.    5-7    11.9

Opposing coach praises UI women after loss

CHAMPAIGN — One of the best coaches in the history of women’s basketball likes what she saw from Illinois on Saturday. Her own team? That’s another story.

Basketball Hall of Famer C. Vivian Stringer watched her Rutgers squad take a big early lead, then have to hold on for a 63-56 victory against the Illini.

Illinois dropped to 8-17 overall and 1-13 in the Big Ten.

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Rutgers

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Rutgers,
5 p.m. Saturday


Illinois (8-16, 1-12 Big Ten)


P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Kyley Simmons    R-Sr.    5-7    12.0

Feb. 15 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, February 15, 2016 - 10:00am

Is Illinois ever going to hire an athletic director? Who will it be? And what are Bill Cubit's plans for the upcoming season? For the answers to these questions and anything else on your mind, check in with our longtime college sports writer.

Buss shows UI what it is missing

CHAMPAIGN — Matt Bollant tried to bring Tyra Buss to Illinois. On Wednesday, the Indiana star showed why.

The Mount Carmel native scored 21 points, had five rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Hoosiers cruised to an 80-68 win at State Farm Center.

Bollant was impressed.

Tate: Hiring AD is tricky business

It is the devious nature of the beast that those with the strongest credentials for the UI athletic directorship could not allow themselves to be interviewed last week.

That’s the way it works. Top people don’t apply. Heady programs seek them out.

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Indiana

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Indiana, 7 p.m. Wednesday


No word from chancellor on AD choice

URBANA — Mum's still the official word on the athletic director search at the University of Illinois, though interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson says an announcement "should be coming soon."

Speaking after Monday's campus senate meeting, Wilson declined to say whether interviews are completed or provide a more specific timetable for the decision.

Ballot Breakdown: Maryland new to No. 1 spot

How Illinois basketball writer Scott Richey voted in this week’s men’s and women’s Associated Press Top 25 polls:

Scott Richey’s Men’s Top 25