My quick look at SIU Arena gives it a good review. It’s a much more pleasant place since the renovation. There are many pictures from Saluki history, so if you wonder what Jack Hartman looked like in 1965 or how Walt Frazier dressed for class in 1967 – this is the place. It is not as richly appointed as Koch Arena, but it’s a nice home for the Salukis and the upgrades were badly needed. The new football stadium also looks impressive, although I only saw it from the outside.
WSU assistant coach Chad Dollar said signee Carl Hall, a forward at Northwest Florida State College, is expected to play in Saturday’s game against Tallahassee. Dollar has talked to Northwest Florida coach Joe Richardson, who told him all the tests except one came back OK for Hall. He is still waiting on the results from a test, but there appear to be no red flags regarding his health. Hall collapsed during a recent game.