Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

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

UI roundup: Wrestlers sneak past Northwestern

CHAMPAIGN — Brooks Black secured a pin at 285 pounds Sunday for Illinois wrestling, handing the Illini a 25-24 comeback win over Northwestern at Huff Hall.

Black needed just 1 minute, 53 seconds to pin the Wildcats’ Conan Jennings, helping Illinois (12-5, 3-5 Big Ten) overcome a five-point deficit in the final bout.

Feb. 8 Bob Asmussen chat

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 11:00am

What was it like to be with the Illinois football staff on signing day? How did Bill Cubit and the Illini fare? Is the school about to name an AD? For the answers to these and other questions, check in with our veteran reporter, who is deep int his third decade covering Illini sports.

WBB Sneak Peek: Michigan plays host to Illini

Sneak peek: UI women at Michigan, 1 p.m. today

Lineups
Illinois (8-14, 1-10 Big ten)
Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Kyley Simmons    R-Sr.    5-7    11.6

Missing piece takes toll

CHAMPAIGN — Matt Bollant’s team caught another break Thursday. The wrong kind.

Already missing top freshman CeCe Rice, the Illini found out they would be without forward Alex Wittinger against Northwestern.

The two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week, Wittinger suffered a broken thumb during Wednesday’s practice at State Farm Center.

Tate: New AD faces uphill battle

Question for the day: With long-awaited news ready to pop any day, how many rabbits can a new athletic director pull out of his hat to settle Illini Nation’s unrest?

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Northwestern

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Northwestern,
7 p.m. Thursday

Lineups

Illinois (8-13, 1-9 Big Ten)

Starters

P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG

G    Kyley Simmons    R-Sr.    5-7    11.6

Search committee working on list of AD finalists

URBANA — The hunt for a new athletic director at the University of Illinois is heating up, with the search committee working on a list of finalists for interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson.

Professor Matthew Wheeler sent a statement to the campus senate on Thursday, saying the panel was still screening applications but hoped to suggest finalists to the chancellor "as soon as possible."

UI women can't upset Ohio State

CHAMPAIGN — Kennedy Cattenhead pulled her Illinois teammates together after another Big Ten loss, this one an 80-70 decision to No. 7 Ohio State on Monday at State Farm Center.

Her message: They are getting there, but they have to keep working hard in practice.

For two weeks, the Illini have been in close zone, dropping games they led late.