U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas and Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise address reporters in her  campus office in Champaign Monday.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
August 03, 2015

U of I Chancellor, AD: No Personnel Changes From Women’s Basketball Lawsuit

U of I Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise and Athletic Director Mike Thomas don't expect any further personnel changes, but do say women's basketball and other sports will follow recommendations from its independent investigation.  Meanwhile, the attorney filing the $10 million lawsuit agaist the university said it will stand, with little expectation for a 'thorough, unbiased investigation.'


University of Illinois women's basketball head coach Matt Bollant.
(AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 03, 2015

“Not Supported By The Information Available”: Report on U Of I Women’s Basketball Charges

An outside firmed hired by the University of Illinois to investigation charges of racism and abusive behavior in the women's basketball program at Urbana found no evidence of wrongdoing, but Chancellor Phyllis Wise says they will implement its recommendations on ways for student-athletes to report concerns and relations between coaches and parents.


New UI women's softball coach Tyra Perry at Eichelberger Field
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June 26, 2015

Perry Introduced As New UI Softball Coach

Tyra Perry brings in 409 career wins at NCAA Division 1 schools, including two seasons at Ball State.  She was named 2014 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year during her first season there.


Illinois' Dee Brown slaps hands with members of the Orange Krush after Illinois beat Iowa 71-59 at the Assembly Hall in Champaign on Saturday Feb. 25, 2006.
(AP Photo/John Dixon)
June 24, 2015

Former Illini Dee Brown Hired As Assistant To Athletic Director

Brown, the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year and part of the basketball team that went 37-2 and reached the national championship game in 2005, will join Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas' staff for the summer.


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