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After working as an assistant coach at SIUE for two years, Brian Barone has been named Interim head coach for the men’s basketball team, following Jon Harris, whose contract was not renewed after four seasons.

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Athletics has decided not to renew men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris’ contract, which expired at the end of this season. In four years as head coach, Harris led the team to a 31-88 (.261) overall and a 15-53 (.221) conference record.

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With SIUE approaching the middle of the spring semester, some spring sports are just starting and some are nearing an end. Here’s where each sport stands. 

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Despite a rough loss against Jacksonville State University, men’s basketball will move on to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. SIUE went 1-1 over the weekend, going 97-72 with Jacksonville State University and 76-68 over Tennessee Tech.

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Men’s basketball improved three places in the Ohio Valley Conference after pulling off two impressive wins this weekend. They soared past Morehead State University 83-76 Thursday, Jan. 31, overcoming a 16-point deficit to do so, then beat out Eastern Kentucky University 88-82 in double overt…

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The SIUE men’s basketball team has acquired Hall of Famer and former Edwardsville High School Head Coach Mike Waldo as an assistant coach, according to men’s basketball Head Coach Jon Harris. 

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After a 6-9 start to the season, SIUE men’s basketball lost to the Belmont University Bruins, but came together to defeat Tennessee State University two days later.

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With less than a month remaining before the Ohio Valley Conference tournament, the Cougars find themselves without a win in the league. 

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As a long-time Division I men's basketball coach once told me, February is the halfway pole in the race for the Final Four.So as the teams with March Madness aspirations continue to jockey for position, let's look back at the first two-plus months of the season, and look ahead to what might …

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Two first-half deficits proved too difficult for the men’s basketball team to overcome this past week. First, the Cougars fell to the Tennessee State Tigers Jan. 25, after a 76-56 rout in the Vadalabene Center. Next, the Cougars traveled to Charleston, and suffered another double-digit 75-60…

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After transferring from the College of Charleston and sitting out for a redshirt year due to NCAA transfer rules, junior center Glen Pierre is ready to step foot on the basketball court for the first time as an SIUE Cougar.

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The men’s basketball team took on the Austin Peay State University Governors Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars fell to the Governors on Jan. 21 after APSU hit a three-pointer with 0.3 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. The Governors would outscore the Couga…

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After picking up its second consecutive road win against the Southeastern Missouri University Redhawks, SIUE was knocked out of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament after suffering a 68-51 to Murray State University on Saturday, Feb. 20.

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Men’s basketball lost a close game to the Murray State University Racers on Thursday, Feb. 11 in the Vadalabene Center. Despite shooting a season-high 55.1 percent from the field, the Cougars fell to a 7-5 MSU team.

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The men’s basketball team hosted the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks on Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Vadalabene Center. The 79-62 loss dropped the Cougars to 4-18 for the season and 1-9 in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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The men’s basketball team took on Southeast Missouri State University on Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Vadalabene Center. The contest kicked off a four-game homestead for Cougar basketball.

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The Cougars lost an overtime battle against the Austin Peay State University Governors on Thursday, Jan. 21 in Clarksville, Tenn.

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Junior guard Burak Eslik dropped an SIUE Division I record 40 points against the Morehead State University Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars lost in an overtime battle extending the Cougars’ losing streak to seven and dropping their record to 3-13 overall (0-5…

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Junior guard Burak Eslik dropped an SIUE Division I record 40 points against the Morehead State University Eagles on Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars lost in an overtime battle that extended the Cougars’ losing streak to seven, dropping their record to 3-13 overall (0-…

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The men’s basketball team squared off against the University of Southern California Trojans Monday, Dec. 21 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, Calif. The Cougars lost a 70-51 battle, giving the Trojans their 10th  win of the season.

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The men’s basketball team opened its regular season with a 79-70 win against the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Friday, Nov. 13 at the Vadalabene Center. The opening tip also began Head Coach Jon Harris’ coaching career in his hometown of Edwardsville. The two teams had never met prior…

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The men’s basketball team eased through its preseason game against the Fontbonne University Griffins, winning 80-48, in the men’s only exhibition game of their 2015-16 season on Monday, Nov. 9 at the Vadalabene Center. 

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On a day where college basketball fans around the nation anxiously watched the 2015 National Championship Game, Cougar faithfuls got their first look at what the future of their men’s basketball program will look like.

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Honoring its five seniors on Saturday, Feb. 21, the men’s basketball team went above the .500 mark in the Ohio Valley Conference, defeating the University of Tennessee at Martin 76-68, in the Cougars’ last home game.

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The defending Ohio Valley Conference champion SIUE softball team began its 2015 campaign with a 4-1 weekend at the Lady Techster Invitational, a record good enough for the tournament crown.

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After having co-head coaches during the 2014 campaign that saw the SIUE men’s soccer team make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since the sports programs moved to Division I, the Cougars have hired Mario Sanchez to be the team’s head coach in 2015.

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Allowing the opposition to get late offensive rebounds, the SIUE men’s basketball team dropped to 4-4 in the conference after a 60-54 home loss to Murray State University on Saturday, Jan. 24.