SIU Basketball

NPR Illinois

Illinois lawmakers recognized some special guests in the chambers Wednesday: Sister Jean Delores Schmidt and a few of the Loyola Ramblers.

The Loyola Ramblers busted a lot of brackets and captured the hearts of many when the men’s basketball team, as an 11 seed, made it all the way to the Final Four in the NCAA March Madness tournament.

SIU Salukis

SIU guard Marcus Bartley is on the Academic All-America Division I basketball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The St. Louis University transfer is a sports administration major with a 4.0 GPA. Bartley was named a third team all-academic team member.

SIU Salukis

SIU men's basketball legend Darren Brooks was formally inducted into the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame Friday morning during a ceremony in St. Louis.

The St. Louis native is the only player in Valley history to win the league's top player and Defensive Player of the Year honor two times, sweeping the awards in 2004 and 2005.

Duquesne Athletic Dept.

The SIU Saluki men's basketball team will play in the Las Vegas Classic later this month.

One of its opponents, Duquesne, may be easy to overlook. But as WSIU's Pete Peterson tells us, the Dukes played a pivotal role at the collegiate and professional levels decades ago.

Walt Frazier Elected to SCB Hall of Fame

Jun 27, 2017
SIU Salukis

Southern Illinois University basketball legend Walt Frazier has been elected to the 12 member Small College Basketball Hall of fame.


Two Saluki men's basketball players have been reinstated after a question about their eligibility.

Senior Leo Vincent and sophomore Sean Lloyd were held out of Tuesday's game at Wichita State as the athletic department conducted an administrative review.

Kansas St. Athletics

Former SIU head basketball coach and current Kansas State men's basketball associate head coach Chris Lowery has lost one of his four children.