Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Cobra women stay alive in consolation play

HARRISON, Ark. — The chance to play on the final day of the season is still a possibility for the Parkland women's basketball team.

UPDATED: Whitman makes another hire

Hear more from Fahey and Whitman Friday at 10:30 on WDWS.

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s basketball program last reached the NCAA tournament in 2003.

Dual Parkland hoops national title bids 'a dream come true'

CHAMPAIGN — Before both Parkland basketball teams gathered inside Dodds Athletic Center on Friday afternoon, they were together.

No real surprise there.

“We were just watching March Madness with them downstairs and joking around,” Parkland women’s guard Kerstyn Lowery said. “We’re pretty close with (the men’s team).”

LIVE! Trustees meeting

Our Michael Kiser and Julie Wurth are at today's UI Board of Trustees meeting at the Illini Union. The latest:

12:30 p.m.

Trustees have approved all agenda items, including interim Provost John Wilkin, mid-year raises for more than 12,000 UI employees and a 24 percent increase in student insurance rates at the Urbana campus.

All eyes on Whitman as search continues

David Sayler can probably relate to what Josh Whitman is going through.

The Miami (Ohio) athletic director is in the process of finding a men’s basketball head coach and a women’s basketball head coach at the same time Whitman, the Illinois athletic director, is as well.

Whitman speaks in regards to coaching search

Josh Whitman didn’t want to divulge too many details about the men’s basketball coaching search Tuesday. What he did offer was his confidence Illinois could find “fantastic coaches” in what turned into a dual coaching search Tuesday when he fired women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant three days after men’s coach John Groce.

Whitman did share one detail, however.

UI women's basketball: Who's next?

Basketball beat writer Scott Richey’s list of possible candidates to replace Matt Bollant, who was fired Tuesday:

UPDATE: Bollant says 'storm affected us'

Questions? Ask 'em here

CHAMPAIGN — Josh Whitman fired his third head coach in a little more than a year as the Illinois athletic director, letting women’s basketball coach Matt Bollant go after five seasons on Tuesday.

Ballot Breakdown: Gonzaga, UConn on top at tourney time

A look at how Illinois basketball beat writer SCOTT RICHEY’s polls compare with those of the Associated Press:


Illini women fall in Big Ten tourney's 2nd round

INDIANAPOLIS — There will be no magical run to the Big Ten tournament title for the Illinois women’s basketball team. Purdue made sure of that Thursday afternoon.

The Boilermakers jumped to a 12-point lead in the first quarter on their way to a 72-58 second-round win at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.