Attendance dips with decreased enrollment

Melanie Early | Daily Egyptian Since Saluki Way—an $80 million project renovating most athletic facilities—was launched in 2006, SIU men’s basketball attendance has declined, while football attendance has remained nearly constant. Saluki Athletics’ ... Continue Reading →

Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one. The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to information obtained from a Freedom ... Continue Reading →

Salukis start streak on milestone win

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson surpassed former SIU coach Rich Herrin in wins in Missouri Valley Conference games with his latest. SIU (9-11, 2-5) defeated the Bradley Braves (6-14, 1-6) 70-59 for its second consecutive MVC win. Hinson is fifth ... Continue Reading →
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SIU snaps losing streak with first MVC win

The eighth time is the charm. SIU men’s basketball (8-11, 1-5) defeated the Loyola Ramblers (13-5, 3-3) for its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. It also ended the seven-game losing streak the Salukis were on. “There’s only one ... Continue Reading →

Salukis continue to slide

SIU men’s basketball (7-9, 0-3)  dropped its fifth straight contest Wednesday falling to No. 23 Northern Iowa (13-2, 2-1), 55-39 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The 39 points is the second-fewest total scored in a game in the modern era for the Salukis, ... Continue Reading →
Jalen Pendleton reaches for a loose ball Saturday during the Salukis' loss to Bradley at Carver Arena in Peoria. --Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Salukis score season-low in loss to Bradley

SIU men’s basketball extended its losing streak to four games and snapped its 118-game streak of hitting at least one three-pointer. The Salukis (7-8, 0-2) lost their first Missouri Valley Conference road game of the season 63-44 against the Bradley ... Continue Reading →

SIU struggles offensively in first MVC game

SIU men’s basketball ended 2014 on the wrong foot, but it is only the start of conference play. The Salukis (7-7, 0-1) lost 53-50 to the Missouri State Bears (7-6, 1-0) for their first Missouri Valley Conference game of the season. “The game was ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Anthony Beane drives past a double team Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Beane scored 9 points during the game. The Salukis will play against South Eastern Missouri State on Wednesday.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Schedule strength weak, but still no cupcake

March means madness in college basketball, but the Salukis only get a small taste of teams that made it that far last season. SIU men’s basketball only plays two teams that played in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship last season, and one ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Jordan Caroline drives past two Austin Peay defenders Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Caroline had a career-high 13 points in the win and added 7 rebounds. The Salukis will play Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Season start sweet for Caroline

While this year’s men’s basketball team is young, the talented freshman class makes the future look bright. At the center of that luminosity is Jordan Caroline, a 6-foot-7-inch freshman forward from Champaign. Coach Barry Hinson said Caroline ... Continue Reading →

Djimde suffers injury; out 4-6 weeks

SIU men’s basketball has only five eligible players listed as forwards and centers. That number decreased with an injury. Junior center Ibby Djimde played 21 minutes in the season opener Nov. 15 against Saint Louis, but has not played since because ... Continue Reading →

Yale outlasts SIU in Ohio

SIU overcame another sluggish start Saturday but could not beat Yale, losing its second straight game, 53-46. The team has dropped the first two games of a three-game tournament at Kent State University. After Yale forced 4 turnovers in the early moments ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Coach Barry Hinson throws his hands in the air as he watches junior guard Anthony Beane put up a shot Saturday during
SIU’s first exhibition game of the season against the University of St. Mary. SIU dominated in the 102-63 win at SIU Arena.

Hinson tests personalities to enhance coaching

SIU men’s basketball players took more tests at the beginning of the school year than the classroom had to offer them. The Saluki players took personality exams and discovered what type of learners they are. With that knowledge, the coaching staff ... Continue Reading →

Men’s basketball team can monitor how much heart it has

An SIU coach is finding what it means to give 100 percent. The men’s basketball team has been wearing heart rate monitors during practice and conditioning to gauge players’ performances. Entering his third season as head coach, Barry Hinson said ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Junior guard Anthony Beane goes up for a dunk Saturday during “Homecoming Hoops” outside SIU Arena. The Salukis’ first home basketball game of the season is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the University of St. Mary.

Saluki basketball future better than present

SIU men’s basketball ended last season with a surprising run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament that ended in heartbreak. This year’s team is looking to build on that success, though it will be missing a big piece. With the loss of Desmar ... Continue Reading →

Kid in a candy store, part two

My first Arch Madness as a sports reporter has so far been exciting, overwhelming and stressful all wrapped into one. The butterflies started Thursday when I was walking to the back entrance of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was only an afternoon ... Continue Reading →
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