Ryan Squire hears what some might consider mundane questions. On a daily basis. But they’re important in his job. Vital, in fact. The compliance director for the Illinois athletic department keeps coaches afloat of recruiting rules, athletes’ eligibility and the ever-evolving transfers that seem to dominate college athletics now.
CHAMPAIGN — Mckenzie Piper’s recent absence from the Illinois women’s basketball team is now permanent.
Illini coach Matt Bollant announced Friday that, in a “mutually agreed” decision, the sophomore forward is no longer a member of the team.
Signing day is fast approacing, and recruiting expert Matt Daniels has the scoop on the incoming Illini. He'll also take your football questions.
And ask beat writer Jeff Huth about McDonald's All-American Chatrice White, the blowout loss to Ohio State or any other women's basketball question on your mind. He'll also talk volleyball.
By The News-Gazette
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Coach Matt Bollant’s Illinois women’s basketball team prides itself on defense, but when opponents have scored 90 points or more this season, the results have been bad for the Illini.
Ohio State shot 57.7 percent from the field Thursday night and defeated Illinois 90-64 in a Big Ten contest.
SHELBY, Neb. — Chatrice White and her father were shooting baskets at Shelby-Rising City High School late Wednesday afternoon when her coach arrived with information that could not wait.
Illinois at Ohio State, 6 p.m. Thursday
Illinois (9-11, 2-5 Big Ten)
Pos. Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Ivory Crawford Jr. 5-10 15.3
Ask beat writer Jeff Huth about the Illini's Thursday night performance at Ohio State.
CHAMPAIGN — When Jacqui Grant was whistled for her third foul merely 35 seconds into the second half Monday night, the Illinois center did what most basketball players in that situation would:
Look toward her team’s bench in anticipation of being replaced on the floor.
Final: Purdue 80, Illinois 68
No. 19 Purdue pulled way from the Illini in the final 8 1/2 minutes to capture its fourth straight victory Monday night at State Farm Center.
The Illini (9-11, 2-5 Big Ten) pulled within 56-54 but were outscored 24-14 thereafter.