SOUTHERN ILLINOIS RUMORS

Olaniyan to transfer from SIU

Senior Bola Olaniyan has been released from his scholarship at Southern Illinois, the school announced this week. Olaniyan was one of the most improved players in the Missouri Valley last season. The 6-foot-7 center averaged 7.8 points and 8.8 rebounds. He also led the team with a 56.6 field-goal percentage. Southern Illinois finished 22-10 last season and 11-7 in the MVC. The Salukis...
Via The Catch and Shoot
June 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois announces addition of four FBS transfers

The Southern Illinois Salukis are looking to get back to prominence in the FCS as they have not made the playoffs since winning the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 2009. They might be able to do just that in 2016 after announcing the addition of four FBS transfers for the upcoming season. The Salukis, who will be led by first-year head coach Nick Hill, added four players from...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Hill takes over as Southern Illinois football coach

(STATS) - Former Southern Illinois football coach Jerry Kill says Nick Hill - introduced Wednesday at his alma mater as the Salukis' new head coach - will outwork coaches from other programs. "I promise you Nick Hill will work day and night because he doesn't want to let anyone down," Kill said. Southern Illinois promoted the 30-year-old Hill to the top spot after he served the...
Via Associated Press
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Reports: Southern Illinois to promote Hill to coach

(STATS) - Nick Hill has served as Southern Illinois' interim head coach since Dale Lennon was fired after the season. He may soon get promoted to the top job at his alma mater. Reports suggest the Missouri Valley Football Conference program will announce the 30-year-old Hill as its coach Wednesday. The Salukis' co-offensive coordinator this year, Hill was named the interim coach...
Via Associated Press
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois loses guard Jalen Pendleton to transfer

The list of MVC transfers continues to grow as Southern Illinois announced Tuesday junior guard Jalen Pendleton will leave the program and transfer. Photo: SIU Athletics Pendleton averaged 6.6 points and 1.6 assists per game. After starting during non-conference play, he was moved to the bench for MVC games. “Jalen has been an instrumental part of the rebuilding process during...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois Mascot Runs Over Eager Young Fan

Mascots have it rough: they’re always sweating, the costumes are heavy, and they can’t totally see what’s going on around them. In case you had doubt, the Southern Illinois Salukis mascot (that massive, royal dog of Egypt) proved these assumptions right last night when he charged a little girl looking for a high-five after their game against The Wichita State Shockers. Luckily...
Via COED
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mascot bowls over small child for inadvertent videobomb

Rough day for Grey Dawg #Fail https://t.co/VjWW8yfuqW — Barstool SIU (@BarstoolSIU) February 18, 2015 This not your typical videobomb.  This is Southern Illinois Salukis mascot Grey Dawg running over a small child like he’s Earl Campbell in the background of this on-air segment.  I think the child is looking for a high five, but instead she ends up on the hardwood.  On...
Via Awful Announcing
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

S. Illinois edges Loyola of Chicago 81-76 in OT

Jalen Pendleton had a steal and made two free throws with 6 seconds left in overtime to secure an 81-76 win for Southern Illinois against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday. Anthony Beane's jumper with 23 seconds left broke a tie at 76 before Pendleton's critical steal. Desmar Jackson added a free throw with 1 second left. The Salukis reached OT when freshman Tyler Smithpeters made...
Via Associated Press
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois 81, Loyola 76 OT

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago’s road struggles continued Saturday with an overtime loss at Southern Illinois (8-15, 4-6 MVC), 81-76. The Ramblers (8-14, 3-7) are now 0-10 in true road games this season. With this loss, Loyola drops to a three-way tie for last place in the Missouri Valley with Drake and Evansville. Loyola controlled the first half, taking a lead as large...
Via The Catch and Shoot
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola-Southern Illinois Jan. 8

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago fell to 1-2 in Missouri Valley play, 6-9 overall, with a 71-67 loss at home to Southern Illinois (5-11, 1-2 MVC) on Wednesday night. The Salukis have had a rough go as of late, both on and off the court. Not only had they lost seven of their last nine games entering Wednesday, but on their return home from Illinois State on Sunday their bus...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois beats Loyola of Chicago 71-67

Desmar Jackson scored a career-high 31 points as Southern Illinois pushed past Loyola of Chicago in the final seconds to win 71-67 on Wednesday night. Southern Illinois (5-11, 1-2 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 67-65 after a Jeff White layup and two free throws from Christian Thomas put Loyola ahead. The Salukis tied up the score with 58 seconds to play, and Jalen Pendleton...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Loyola Eyes Second Straight Victory Against Southern Illinois

Photo: Loyola Athletics Loyola Chicago (6-8, 1-1 MVC) is looking to string together back-to-back wins for the second time this season. The Ramblers are coming off a commanding, 89-57 victory against Missouri State, and they will host the Southern Illinois Salukis (4-11, 0-2 MVC) tonight. The Salukis lost their first two Missouri Valley Conference games of the year to Wichita State...
Via The Catch and Shoot
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

SIU basketball coach Barry Hinson’s postgame rant following loss is unhinged brilliance (video)

Barry Hinson now has a prominent spot in the pantheon where all the greatest coaching meltdowns are displayed for perpetuity in light of his fantastically brilliant rant following a game on Tuesday night. The Southern Illinois Salukis fell to the Murray State Racers by a score of 73-65, dropping SIU’s record to an abysmal 2-8 […]The post SIU basketball coach Barry Hinson’s...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois cruises by Missouri S&T 96-74

Desmar Jackson scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Southern Illinois cruised over Missouri Science & Technology 96-74 on Thursday night. Southern Illinois (1-3) pulled away in the second half, outscoring Missouri S&T 60-45 after leading by seven at the break. The Salukis got to the basket often, scoring 60 points in the paint compared with 34 for the Miners...
Via Associated Press
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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