Southern Illinois Rumors & News

  • Smithpeters reinstated to SIU men's basketball team

    The Southern Illinoisan "SIU men's basketball guard Tyler Smithpeters has been reinstated to the team, according to a release from the athletic department earlier today. Smithpeters was suspended from the university and the team earlier this month for breaking a rule in the SIU student code of conduct. On Tuesday, the..." October 16

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • SIU's Hinson struggling to cope with family tragedy

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The five acres that surround Barry Hinson’s refurbished house on the outskirts of town are a work in progress. And that’s exactly the way he likes it. Walking the land, he exudes joy when talking about converting a sand volleyball court into a garden. He recalls hitching a chain to the back of..." March 04

  • MVC Insider: Shockers rule Valley with no test from Creighton

    Springfield News-Leader "Doug Elgin is like the rest of us. The longtime commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference sometimes catches himself wondering “What if?” in a season that — to borrow a phrase from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities — is the best of times and worst of times for his league. “Creighton would..." February 28

  • Shockers struggle past Salukis 78-67, move to 26-0 "Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall cut practice short on Monday because his team performed so well. Usually, that is a sign of good things to come. On Tuesday night, it was and it wasn’t. The fourth-ranked Shockers defeated Southern Illinois 78-67 at Koch Arena in one of their weaker..." February 12