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May 20, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Five people died and six were injured Monday when a church van rolled over on Interstate 70 in southern Illinois, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's office. The incident is being treated as a “single-vehicle accident,” Deputy Sheriff Shawn Carter told the Los Angeles Times by telephone. The cause of the accident, which occurred at about 10 a.m., is still under investigation, he said. It does not appear to be weather-related, the deputy said. Among the six injured was the driver, Carter said.
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SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Southern Illinois basketball Coach Barry Hinson delivered a rant for the ages Tuesday night following a 73-65 loss to Murray State that dropped the Salukis to 2-8. Remember when Oklahoma State football Coach Mike Gundy had the meltdown to end all meltdowns in defense of one of his players? (Of course you do.) Well, this was kind of the opposite. Though Hinson reached Gundy's level of intensity at certain points during his five-plus minutes of public venting, he actually ripped into his players, taking no prisoners along the way. "It's unbelievable how our starting guards played," he said during the loudest, angriest portion of the tirade.
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SPORTS
December 18, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Southern Illinois basketball Coach Barry Hinson delivered a rant for the ages Tuesday night following a 73-65 loss to Murray State that dropped the Salukis to 2-8. Remember when Oklahoma State football Coach Mike Gundy had the meltdown to end all meltdowns in defense of one of his players? (Of course you do.) Well, this was kind of the opposite. Though Hinson reached Gundy's level of intensity at certain points during his five-plus minutes of public venting, he actually ripped into his players, taking no prisoners along the way. "It's unbelievable how our starting guards played," he said during the loudest, angriest portion of the tirade.
NATIONAL
October 20, 2013 | By Matt Hamilton
A 15-year-old Illinois boy who killed himself after repeated bullying was buried Sunday, his father said. Jordan Lewis -- who loved football and the Chicago Bears -- was memorialized in a Bears-themed service in Marion, about two hours southeast of St. Louis in southern Illinois. His father, Brad Lewis, wore a Chicago Bears tie, and bouquets of orange and blue flowers adorned the funeral home. "We tried to keep things close to what he liked," Lewis said in a telephone interview.
SPORTS
February 12, 2001
Santa Margarita's Steven Murray, The Times' Orange County runner of the year in cross-country last fall, committed to Southern Illinois, he said Sunday. Murray, who won a Southern Section Division II title last season and finished seventh in state, chose Southern Illinois over Drake.
NEWS
April 27, 1988 | Associated Press
Local officials are scrambling to avert a financial crisis as a $230,000 payroll comes due Friday with only $884 in the city's bank account. Officials of this financially strapped southern Illinois city laid off 25 employees Monday and the treasurer's office was closed for the day in cost-saving measures. But Treasurer Charlotte R. Moore, who lost all of her regular workers in the cutback, said the layoffs might not save enough money to keep the city solvent.
SPORTS
March 22, 2007 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
The key for the Southern Illinois Salukis will be to resist the lure. Kansas basketball plays full speed ahead, the way every kid who ever picked up a Nerf ball and began running toward the little basket on his closet door wants to play. Run, then dunk, then run some more. Kansas, the top-seeded team in the NCAA West Regional, will play No. 4 Southern Illinois today at HP Pavilion and the Salukis (29-6) spent Wednesday explaining that they will not end up the way Kentucky did.
SPORTS
February 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
Midnight Madness came a little later this season. Darren Brooks scored 18 points, including a three-pointer with 28 seconds left, leading No. 20 Southern Illinois to a 66-62 victory over Hawaii on Saturday night at Carbondale, Ill. The game started Sunday morning at 12:07 a.m. EST, 11:07 p.m. Saturday night in Illinois, in order to accommodate a national TV broadcast. Time in Illinois at the end of the game was 12:57 a.m.
SPORTS
November 21, 2007 | Robyn Norwood
A Saluki is not as well known as a Zag, but Southern Illinois might be getting there. USC and freshman O.J. Mayo are the headliners at the eight-team Anaheim Classic, a fledgling made-for-ESPN2 and ESPNU tournament that begins Thanksgiving Day at the Anaheim Convention Center and concludes Sunday. But after the Trojans' opening-game misstep against Mercer, the only ranked team will be the No. 19 Salukis. (It's a breed of dog, by the way.) USC was in the Sweet 16 last season.
SPORTS
March 16, 1990 | From Associated Press
The most embarrassing thing that can happen to a team that feels it should have made the NCAA tournament is to play in the National Invitation tournament and lose in the first round. It happened to Southern Illinois Thursday night when Tony Bennett scored 26 points to lead Wisconsin Green Bay to a 73-60 victory over the Salukis in the opening round at Carbondale, Ill. Green Bay, an Assn.
SPORTS
September 1, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
Remember the crazy stuff USC Coach Lane Kiffin and associate head coach John Baxter used to try after Trojans touchdowns? Unbalanced lines and zany shifts? It was all done, supposedly, to give future opponents something they had to spend practice time to defend. Well, maybe Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer was paying attention. (Just go with it.) After the No 2-ranked Buckeyes scored two early touchdowns in a 40-20 victory over Buffalo, Meyer shook things up. After the first, most of the Ohio State players lined up to the left side of the field with two receivers on the right and the long snapper, holder and kicker in the middle.
NATIONAL
May 20, 2013 | By Michael Muskal
Five people died and six were injured Monday when a church van rolled over on Interstate 70 in southern Illinois, according to the Fayette County Sheriff's office. The incident is being treated as a “single-vehicle accident,” Deputy Sheriff Shawn Carter told the Los Angeles Times by telephone. The cause of the accident, which occurred at about 10 a.m., is still under investigation, he said. It does not appear to be weather-related, the deputy said. Among the six injured was the driver, Carter said.
SPORTS
December 3, 2011
Cal State Fullerton 79, at Southern Illinois Edwardsville 57: D.J. Seeley scored 24 points and Isiah Umipig added 18 as the Titans (4-3) never trailed. Kwame Vaughn had 15 points and nine rebounds for Fullerton. Cal State Fullerton had a 45-41 lead in the second half when Umipig sparked a 17-7 run with two three-pointers. Mark Yelovich scored 14 points for the Cougars (1-5). at Pepperdine 73, Hawaii 67: Corbin Moore scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures for the Waves (4-3)
SPORTS
September 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
at Illinois 20, Louisiana Lafayette 17: The Illini didn't put the game away until Garrett Edwards recovered an onside kick attempt by the Ragin' Cajuns (0-2) with less than 20 seconds left at Champaign. Illinois (2-1) totaled 341 yards of offense against a defense that, in its only other game, gave up 633 yards to Southern Mississippi. at Minnesota 35, Montana State 23: Eric Decker had nine catches for 157 yards and a touchdown to lead the sluggish Gophers (3-0) at Minneapolis.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2008 | Stephen Braun, Times Staff Writer
Barack Obama's gamble to compete against John McCain this fall across rural white strongholds in Republican-dominated swing states has delicate roots in the vast corn and soybean fields and small towns of southern Illinois.
NEWS
May 11, 2008 | Joel Hood, Chicago Tribune
Rob Walker is 28, and his brother, Michael, is 23 -- young enough to dream of life away from home but old enough to know they don't want to end up anywhere else. The Walker men are farmers, just as their father was before them, as his father was and so on back to the early origins of Illinois. Seven generations of Walkers have farmed this land that hugs the Indiana border in southeastern Illinois, a familial thread that spans 222 years of American history. The first Walker, Thomas, laid claim to the fertile property along the winding Wabash River in 1786.
SPORTS
March 18, 1995 | From Associated Press
Syracuse lost seven of its last 10 games and needed to plug some holes in what has seemed like a sinking ship. Great shooting will help a situation like that everytime. The Orangemen (20-9) hit 67.9% of their shots and needed every one of them is beating an equally hot Southern Illinois, 96-92 Friday. It was, said Syracuse Coach Jim Boeheim, the best offensive game an Orangemen team has ever played in the NCAA tournament. "And boy, did we need it," Boeheim added.
SPORTS
November 25, 2007 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
The warm-up for USC's stretch of three games in 117 hours next week just turned into what might feel like a 20-mile slog. Through quicksand. The Trojans could experience a sinking sensation tonight against a Southern Illinois team that tends to discombobulate its opponents on both ends of the court. The No. 19 Salukis have forced 23.3 turnovers a game and are outscoring their opponents by an average of 18.
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