Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

Parkland men, women take conference titles

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College men’s basketball saw a golden opportunity in its game Saturday against Danville Area Community College. Taking advantage of that chance garnered them a conference title.

Sneak peek: UI women at Iowa

Sneak peek: UI women at Iowa,
5 p.m. Saturday


Illinois (9-19, 2-15 Big Ten)
P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Kyley Simmons    R-Sr.    5-7    12.0

Home stretch for State Farm Center

CHAMPAIGN — Following Sunday's home finale against Minnesota, the State Farm Center crew will get right to work preparing the building for the final phase of its $169.5 million renovation.

Bollant, team vow to fight until end

CHAMPAIGN — A tumultuous offseason, rife with allegations of verbal abuse of players, medical mistreatment and racism by the Illinois coaching staff, gave way to a successful team trip to France, a positive preseason and a 7-1 start for the Illini.

Sneak peek: UI women vs. Michigan State

Sneak peek: UI women vs. No. 20 Michigan State,
7 p.m. Wednesday


Illinois (9-18, 2-14 Big Ten)
P      Name    Yr.    Ht.    PPG
G    Kyley Simmons    R-Sr.    5-7    11.8

Ballot Breakdown: Utah returns on men's side

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

Feb. 25 Ask the Sports Editor chat

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 2:00pm

What's going on with Illinois athletics? What are the biggest challenges Josh Whitman faces? Will John Groce be around for a fifth season? Does Bill Cubit have a chance to coach Illinois beyond 2016? How does The News-Gazette handle coverage of certain events? Sports editor Matt Daniels will take any and all inquiries in his 2 p.m. chat on Thursday. Feel free to submit questions beforehand.

UI roundup: Baseball avoids Tulane sweep

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Illinois women’s basketball held fifth-ranked Ohio State almost six points below its season scoring average in the teams’ first meeting this season.

That feat was not repeated in Sunday’s second engagement.

Tate: Mackovic's tenure shows how AD post has changed

Like Blockbuster and pay telephone booths, the college coach who doubles as athletic director is obsolete. Outmoded. A relic of time past.

ADs are mostly businessmen today, backgrounded in administration or holding a law degree like the UI’s Josh Whitman. They have oversight responsibilities for multiple sports, but their principal job is schmoozing donors and updating facilities.

WBB Sneak Peek: No. 5 Buckeyes loom

Sneak peek: UI women at No. 5 Ohio State, 1 p.m. today