Team preview: Southern Illinois
Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.
Matt Painter never really had an off-season.
Three weeks after being promoted to head coach at Southern Illinois, the 32-year-old Munice, Ind. native was walking down the aisle. After marrying his wife, Jerri, on May 24, Painter squeezed in a honeymoon before returning to Carbondale to settle into his new role as head coach.