When she signed with Illinois in the late 1990s, Cindy Dallas was considered one of the nation’s top prospects. And she lived up to the hype. Despite battling knee injuries, she ranks third on the school’s career rebounding chart and 15th in scoring. Today, the 35-year-old is trying to reach the top in her post-basketball passion: acting.
University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Ohio State, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the State Farm Center.
A big second half from Ivory Crawford, a double-double from Chatrice White and some timely three-pointers by Kyley Simmons all led to a 66-55 Illinois victory against Ohio State at State Farm Center.
Ohio State at UI women
3 p.m. today
Illinois (12-13, 3-10 Big Ten)
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG
G Kyley Simmons Jr. 5-7 10.1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — That Indiana would come out relying on its three-point shooting early against Illinois should have been no surprise.
UI women at Indiana — 6 p.m. today
Illinois (12-12, 3-9 Big Ten)
P Name Yr. Ht. PPG Previous game
G Kyley Simmons Jr. 5-7 10.2 39 min., 17 points
EVANSTON — Sunday afternoon’s game wasn’t anything new for the Illinois women’s basketball team. Fresh off snapping their seven-game losing streak against Minnesota on Thursday with perhaps their best offensive performance of the season, the Illini slipped Sunday at Northwestern with a 64-58 loss in which a late rally wasn’t enough to counter a rough start to the second half.
A “level playing field” was always a myth.
It became even more so last month when the Power-5 conferences voted to allow athletic scholarships up to “cost of attendance,” resulting in additional stipends for full-scholarship athletes at numbers varying, within the Big Ten, from about $1,900 at Purdue to around $5,700 at Penn State.
What’s fair about that?
Have questions? Staff writer Scott Richey's got answers — or at least an educated opinion — and he's open to any questions you've got for this week's 1 p.m. chat concering Illini recruiting and what's going on with the Illinois women's basketball team. He'll also have stopped by Illinois volleyball practice beforehand, so feel free to keep the volleyball questions coming as well.