Former head coach wants university’s money

After being fired once the 2011- 12 season ended, former SIU men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery seeks millions from the university, citing breach of contract and defamation. Lowery, the Associate Head Coach at Kansas State, served as the Salukis’ ... Continue Reading →

Rejuvenated student section looks to improve

The SIU student section has been underwhelming in recent years, but this season the group is instilled with a new spirit and aims to return to its merciless former ways. The Dawg Pound was once a terror at Saluki home games, but when things began to slide ... Continue Reading →

Father-son duo bring family bond to basketball

Freshman guard Anthony Beane Jr. decided to follow his father from Illinois State University to SIU and join a team that is focused on becoming a family. Coach Barry Hinson said because players and coaches spend so much time together, a family environment ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Daniels: I wanted to leave for all the wrong reasons

Even though he requested a release from his scholarship, Dantiel Daniels was never really sure he wanted to leave. “It was a lot of pressure. I’ve never been through that much pressure in my life,” Daniels said. “I just thought if I stayed here, ... Continue Reading →

Daniels changes heart, comes back to men’s basketball

Dantiel Daniels will return to the men’s basketball team next season and withdraw his request for a release from his scholarship. Daniels reportedly asked for his release April 11, two weeks after coach Barry Hinson was hired to replace former coach ... Continue Reading →

Setty, Drummond ask for releases

Three men’s basketball players leave since Lowery let go, Hinson hired Two more men’s basketball players have expressed interest in leaving the team, which may open four positions for coach Barry Hinson to fill for next season. Freshman forward ... Continue Reading →

Moccia reflects on his tenure

Time with his family has been hard to come by for Athletic Director Mario Moccia, who just finished a month-long search for a new men’s basketball coach. But now that search is over, Moccia can go back to taking his daughter to her softball games. Moccia ... Continue Reading →

Daniels asks for release from men’s basketball

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels will not be coming back to the Salukis for his sophomore season, according to sources close to the team. Daniels averaged 24.7 minutes and 8.3 points per game in 28 games this season. He was tied for the Missouri Valley ... Continue Reading →

Hinson’s next move: to keep all players at SIU

After Kansas finishes its run in the NCAA tournament, Barry Hinson will be on the clock as  coach of the Salukis — and he has a lot of work ahead of him. The first thing Hinson has to do is repair relations with a fanbase that is disillusioned, with ... 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 →

Players react to Hinson’s hire

Although waiting for a new coach to be hired was a challenge, freshman forward Treg Setty said he pulled together with his teammates and got through all of the speculation and questions about their own futures as Salukis. “I’ve played basketball my ... 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 →

Basketball losses ripple through Athletic Department

Illinois is in the midst of a severe budget crisis, and Saluki Athletics felt the crunch at a time when revenues from men’s basketball weren’t up to par. “We’ve weathered probably the most perfect storm from a financial standpoint,” ... 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 →
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