Southern Illinois Rumors & News

  • SIU's Caroline commits to Nevada, will have 3 years of eligibility beginning in 2016-17

    The Southern Illinoisan "Jordan Caroline, a freshman forward on Southern Illinois University's men's basketball team, tweeted on Tuesday that he plans to continue his collegiate career at Nevada. Caroline was one of five players that announced they intended to transfer at the end of the school year after the Salukis..." May 05

  • Southern Illinois coach struggling with rash of transfers from program

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Barry Hinson has been known to wear his emotions on his sleeve, and he couldn't hide his disappointment after learning two more players would be transferring from Southern Illinois. Freshmen Deion Lavender and Jordan Caroline let Hinson know Monday that they decided to leave the program,..." March 31

  • 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

    ESPN "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