Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Sunday Conversation: Cindy Dallas

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

University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Ohio State, Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the State Farm Center. 

Richey: Illini come through in another big game

Illinois bounced back from one of its worst games of the season Wednesday at Indiana to beat Ohio State 66-55. Beat writer Scott Richey breaks down the Illini win.

LIVE! Ohio State

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.

WBB game preview: vs. Ohio State

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    

Hoosiers' three-point barrage sinks Illini women

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — That Indiana would come out relying on its three-point shooting early against Illinois should have been no surprise.

WBB preview: Hitting up the Hoosiers

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

Shooting struggles return as Illini fall in Evanston

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. 

Tate: Digging into numbers unearths unfair setup

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?

Feb. 10 UI recruiting, women's basketball, volleyball and baseball chat

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm

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.