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Sophomore Lacey Newbold slides into home during the Salukis’ 6-2 win against Loyola University Friday at Rochman Field. The Salukis swept Loyola in the three game series this weekend but lost to Evansville to end their seven-game winning streak.

Evansville beats SIU with long ball

The Salukis traveled to Indiana Tuesday in search of their ninth straight win, but fell short and had their first loss since April 12. SIU played one game against Evansville University where the Aces had the bats going and downed the Dawgs 4-2 to avoid ... Continue Reading →

Sibling rivalry comes to Missouri Valley

Freshman center fielder Dyllin Mucha would have liked to play against his older brother, Mikel, who plays for conference rival Wichita State University.  But Mikel, a junior outfielder who was hitting .357, collided with senior outfielder Micah Green ... Continue Reading →

Saluki women finish fourth

The SIU women’s golf season came to a close Tuesday with a middle-of-the-pack finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU shot a 300 in round three to finish fourth, eight shots behind Wichita State University, the tournament’s champion. ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland is called out at second base Tuesday during the Salukis’ 5-2 win against
Southeast Missouri State University at Itchy Jones Stadium. SIU snapped a three-game losing streak
with the win and improved to 21-20 for the season. The Salukis will travel to Normal Friday for a threegame
series against Illinois State University.

Dawgs get last laugh against SEMO

The Saluki baseball team needed the win Tuesday night to avoid falling below .500 for the first time since its 1-2 start to the season.  SIU (21-20, 3-9) hosted the Ohio Valley Conference leading Southeast Missouri State University (27-12, 17-4) for ... Continue Reading →

Hop and a skip to Windy Hill

Matt McCarroll pours out hops Tuesday at Windy Hill Hops farm and brew shop in Murphysboro. McCarroll, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU, owns Windy Hill Hops and teaches a chemistry of brewing class on campus, which allows ... Continue Reading →

Ziggy Marley lets reggae ‘Fly’ on new album

In the history of Jamaican roots reggae music, one family stands out as the genre’s pioneer: the Marleys. In 1981, the world lost Bob Marley, one of the most influential musicians to walk the planet. However, his love and passion for music and the world ... Continue Reading →

Inequality addressed on the ‘Radio’

A performance piece can be an effective way to address national concerns, and this weekend SIU will play host to a piece focused on one of America’s most controversial topics. The Tony Award-winning play “Radio Golf,” written by August Wilson, opens ... Continue Reading →

Win the fight, or keep in flight

  In journalism, it’s not about the awards. At least it shouldn’t be. Last weekend a group of my fellow students from the SIU chapter of National Press Photographers Association and I attended the Midwest Photo Summit, a conference held at Columbia ... Continue Reading →

Nose in a book

Russell Trimble, a professor emeritus in chemistry, collects books on hold to send out to different libraries in Illinois. For two hours twice a week, Trimble volunteers at the Carbondale Public Library. Wednesday is World Book Day, a celebration of ... Continue Reading →

Parade goes swimmingly

Rowan King, left, prepares to march with his mother Beth Koehler in the All Species Puppet Parade Tuesday at the Life Community Center in Carbondale. The parade was a celebration of Earth Day where children and adults made colorful animal puppets to ... Continue Reading →

SIU turns Earth Day into Earth week

The sun shone bright on a beautiful spring day and helped liven up students and faculty before their final weeks of classes. From April 21 to April 25, SIU is celebrating Earth Day with many activities to highlight and promote green initiatives throughout ... Continue Reading →

Capital Cities craze

Gabi Piquini, left, 19, from Brazil studying animal sciences, Lupita Cisneros, center, 18, from Chicago studying special education and Jessica Garcia, 18, from Chicago studying communications disorders and sciences, react to Capital Cities taking the ... Continue Reading →

Second autopsy shows bruising on Varughese

An independent autopsy on the body of Pravin Varughese, commissioned by the family has found several discrepancies with the official report. Charles Stegmeyer, the attorney for the family, said the autopsy showed Varughese had a “significant number ... Continue Reading →

Salukis yet to name 2014 starter

Replacing Kory Faulkner will be a big task for the Salukis to tackle, but the pieces are in place to do so. The SIU roster has three players listed at quarterback: juniors Matt Vincent and Mark Iannotti, along with sophomore Ryan West. With the starting ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland takes a pitch April 15 against the University of Tennessee-Martin at
Itchy Jones Stadium. Rolland is one of six players who have shared playing time in the outfield this
season. His left-handed batting and improved batting average have made Rolland a valuable member
of the starting lineup.

New position brings new opportunity

Coach Ken Henderson has six options for his starting outfield but one of his best picks may be a player who has not played in the outfield since Little League. Freshman catcher Jake Hand started six of the last seven games in right field, and the other ... Continue Reading →
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