Daily Egyptian

Greek challenge increases attendance

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 1, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU Arena will go Greek for a second straight year when both basketball teams host the Greek Challenge for a combined six games this year.The Greek Challenge is a collection of six games, five men’s and one women’s game, where fratern...

Former Salukis coach against SIU

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

January 28, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Some former Saluki men’s basketball players find themselves coaching against their old team.Previous SIU players Paul Lusk and Bryan Mullins have coaching jobs in the Missouri Valley Conference.Lusk is head coach of Missour...

Salukis’ second half rally comes up short

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

January 25, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coach Barry Hinson’s team rallied in the second half but if was not enough to climb out of the hole the Salukis dug for themselves in the first half.SIU men’s basketball (8-12, 1-6) was defeated by the Evansville Purple ...

Former rival struggling in biggest sport

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

January 25, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

Creighton has officially been out of the Missouri Valley Conference for one year and seven months, but has not been as dominant as it once was.The Blue Jays made the Big East championship games in men’s basketball and baseball...

Salukis win, but Napier suffers injury

By Thomas Donley @tdonleyDE, Daily Egyptian

January 16, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women’s basketball (9-6, 2-2) won its first game in its new white home uniforms Friday night, but it may have lost its starting point guard in the process.Sophomore Rishonda Napier left in the second half of the 65-53 victo...

Saluki skid continues to ranked team

By Melanie Early @MelanieEarlyDE, Daily Egyptian

January 14, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU men’s basketball finds itself on the longest losing streak and worst start to Missouri Valley Conference play in Barry Hinson’s tenure at SIU.The Salukis (7-11, 0-5) lost 67-55 to the No.13 Wichita State Shockers (15-...

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