Former Saluki takes on new challenge in East St. Louis

Basketball was Tony Young’s opportunity to better himself and go to college, and now he’ll get the chance to help high school kids reach the same plateau in one of the most poverty-stricken areas in the country. Young, who played basketball at SIU ... Continue Reading →

Former Saluki coaches to reunite at Kansas State

Bruce Weber is headed to Manhattan, Kan., and plans to bring former SIU men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery with him as an assistant coach. Weber was hired by Kansas State on Saturday, following coach Frank Martin’s decision to leave for the same ... Continue Reading →

Hinson formally introduced as men’s basketball coach

Barry Hinson couldn’t be happier to be back home as a coach in the Missouri Valley Conference. “I’ve been very public with how I feel about this conference. I just love it,” Hinson said. “I’ve had opportunities in the four years ... Continue Reading →

Salukis can’t afford Weber

The search for the new men’s basketball coach is entering its fourth week, and there hasn’t been any word from the SIU athletic department about how the search is going. Former Illinois and SIU coach Bruce Weber reportedly has an offer to ... Continue Reading →

Weber is once more coach candidate

A downtrodden and teary-eyed Bruce Weber stood at the podium of the postgame press conference Feb. 16 and took the blame for the demise of the Fighting Illini men’s basketball team. The team had just suffered a 67-62 home loss to conference rival Purdue ... Continue Reading →

Weber out at Illinois, Salukis will contact him for coaching vacancy

According to an anonymous source, members of the Saluki men’s basketball team have been informed that SIU will contact former SIU and Illinois coach Bruce Weber for the head coaching vacancy. Weber was fired Friday after his Illini team made a first-round ... Continue Reading →

So long ‘Floor Burn U,’ we hardly knew you

Chris Lowery’s firing brings an end to an era of Saluki basketball that most current students weren’t able to experience first-hand. The days of ‘Floor Burn U,’ when SIU would make regular appearances in the national media as one of the ... Continue Reading →

SIU terminates coach Lowery

Player retention, academic issues and declining fan support all cited as reasons Chris Lowery was relieved of his duties as men’s basketball coach in a meeting with Athletic Director Mario Moccia shortly after the 66-51 loss Thursday to Indiana State ... Continue Reading →
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