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Sources say Hinson will be the new men’s basketball coach

By Joe Ragusa

March 27, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Barry Hinson will be announced as the new head coach of Saluki men's basketball today, Athletic Director Mario Moccia said Wednesday.Moccia tweeted about the hire Wednesday morning, saying the department will put all their efforts into ...

Salukis can’t afford Weber

By Joe Ragusa

March 26, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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...

Weber is once more coach candidate

By Ben Conrady

March 20, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 l...

Disappointing end for Valley teams in NCAA tournament

By Joe Ragusa

March 19, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The two Missouri Valley Conference teams that expected to be in the NCAA tournament got in, but tough draws for Creighton and Wichita State put an end to their dreams of a Sweet 16.Wichita State received the five seed in the Sout...

Basketball recruits still SIU bound for next season

By Joe Ragusa

March 19, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Travis Wilkins and Bobo Drummond, the last recruits of former basketball coach Chris Lowery, are still signed to their original letters of intent to play for the Salukis, Director of Media Services Tom Weber said.Reports stat...

Players still committed to SIU

By Akeem Glaspie

March 18, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Saluki men unaffected by coaching vacancyAs the SIU men’s basketball program enters its third week without a head coach, and as the search for Chris Lowery’s replacement continues, Saluki players say they remain committed to...

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

By Joe Ragusa

March 9, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 t...

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

By Joe Ragusa

March 5, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Sports

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 ...

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