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SIU Salukis

For 55 years, the Saluki basketball facility has been known as SIU Arena, or simply The Arena.

That changed Thursday when SIU-Carbondale sold the naming rights to Banterra Bank. The Arena will now be known as Banterra Center.

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SIU Salukis

Hundreds of Saluki basketball fans turned out Thursday evening to welcome back one of the program's most beloved players. .
 
The Salukis rolled out the red carpet at the Arena for the new men's head basketball coach.

During a pep rally and town hall meeting, Bryan Mullins answered fans questions and signed autographs.

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SIU Salukis

SIU welcomed home one of its all-time greats Wednesday, naming Bryan Mullins as the school's 14th men's basketball head coach.

The 32-year-old signed a five-year contract with the school at $475,000 per year.

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SIU Salukis

A new Saluki men's head basketball coach could be hired soon according to Director of Athletics Jerry Kill.

Barry Hinson stepped down Friday after SIU's loss to Northern Iowa at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis.

During a news conference Monday, Kill said he knows what type of coach he wants.

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News Gazette

Former SIU-Carbondale Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk is retiring.

According to the Daily Illini, the current University of Illinois athletics department administrator is retiring effective August 31 following more than 30 years working in collegiate athletics.

The SIU-Carbondale athletics department has a new leader.

Former Saluki football coach Jerry Kill is the new head of athletics - at least for the time being.

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Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

Jerry Kill is back at SIU.

The former Saluki head football coach was introduced Tuesday an ambassador and fundraiser for the athletic department.

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USA Today

A Minneapolis TV station says former Saluki football assistant coach Tracy Claeys has been fired as head coach at the University of Minnesota.

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Pioneer Press

Media reports say former SIU, Northern Illinois and Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill is about to get back into coaching.

One of the most beloved coaches in SIU athletic history will be back in the area this weekend for a book signing.

Former SIU head football coach Jerry Kill will sign copies of his new book,  Chasing Dreams.

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ESPN

Jerry Kill is returning to collegiate athletics.

The former head football coach at SIU, Minnesota, Northern Illinois and Emporia State has agreed to serve as Associate Athletics Director for Administration at Kansas State University.

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Former SIU head football coach and current Minnesota head coach Jerry Kill surprisingly announced his immediate retirement from coaching Wednesday.

The 54-year-old Kill, who has beaten kidney cancer and suffers from epilepsy, cited medical reasons for the decision.