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Former Illini Women's Basketball head coach Matt Bollant addresses the media at the Ubben Basketball Complex.
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Illinois Fires Women’s Basketball Coach Bollant

Matt Bollant has been fired as head women's basketball coach at Illinois after five seasons, compliing a record of 61-94, and 22-62 in the Big Ten Conference. The news comes three days after John Groce was fired as men's head basketball coach.  "I am excited to embrace a future for Illinois Women's Basketball where we realize the program's full - and virtually unlimited - potential," said U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman.

U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas and Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise address reporters in her  campus office in Champaign Monday.
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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.'

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