Athletics fee to be voted on

The SIU athletic department wants to raise its fee from $306 to $315.  “We are certainly understanding of the landscape with tuition rising and the economy,” Mario Moccia, director of athletics, said. President Randy Dunn said while he does not try ... Continue Reading →

Athletic Department covers its bases with Hinson contract

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson could make as much as his predecessor, Chris Lowery, but Hinson would have to do a substantial amount of work. Associate Athletic Director Mark Scally said the athletic department would be open to negotiations ... 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 →

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 →

Mizzou cancels game with SIU

The Salukis’ football game against the University of Missouri set for Sept. 8 has been cancelled. Mizzou switched from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, which scheduled a home game for the team against the University of Georgia on the same ... Continue Reading →

Winkeler returns to Saluki Athletics in new role

Brenda Winkeler returned to work with Saluki Athletics after she was reassigned from her old job as head volleyball coach. Athletic director Mario Moccia said Winkeler’s new role is to help senior associate Athletic Director Kathy Jones with special ... Continue Reading →
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