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Senior Ryan Casillas advances to third base Saturday during SIU’s
5-4 loss against Indiana State University at Itchy Jones Stadium.
Casillas has a .341 batting average and a total of 30 RBIs this
season.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Lineup could take the biggest hit

The Saluki baseball depth chart may see some adjustments after starting hitters struggled in the past week. Even though freshman middle infielder Connor Kopach has the lowest batting average on the team at .161, he should start at least one or two of ... Continue Reading →

Playoffs bring brand new intensity

With the 2014 National Hockey League regular season finally over, it is time for the playoffs to start and the drama to begin. The NHL, similar to its seasonal counterpart, the NBA, turns up the physicality in the playoffs. The regular season for both ... Continue Reading →

Students aim to guide explorers’ paths

One of the 2014 Saluki App Competition winners might help students find their own trails, or at least ones they never knew about. The second annual competition concluded April 7, with the grand prize going to two student apps — SI Trails and The Gluten ... Continue Reading →
REMY ABROUGHT · DAILY EGYPTIAN

A voice for the impaired

Joyce Metcalf, a worker at Morris Library, volunteers to read local news Monday at the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service in Carbondale. SIRIS is a public broadcasting service, which provides local and national news readings for those who are ... Continue Reading →
MATT DARAY · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Safety first

Carbondale firefighter Matt Wozniak, talks about fire safety with a group of fifth graders Monday outside of Lewis School. Students displayed their knowledge from fire safety classes earlier in the year. The students used a mobile training home where ... Continue Reading →

Petition for Pravin continues to grow

Calls for a special investigation into the death of SIU student Pravin Varughese are growing quickly. Lovely Varughese, Pravin’s mother, started the Justice for Pravin campaign as a means of finding out what happened to her son the night of his death. Pravin ... Continue Reading →
Aaron Connor, a senior from Murphysboro studying human nutrition and dietetics, fishes Sunday during the fifth-annual Saluki Bassers Veterans Appreciation Fishing Tournament at Lake of Egypt in Marion. Connor, a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the Saluki Bassers, was one of several student veterans who participated in the tournament. He said it was great to be back on the water again. “I love it,” Connor said. “I spent 10 months overseas and the closest thing I got to water was a dam.” The Saluki Bassers meet every week at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Campus Lake boat docks.
LEWIS MARIEN · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Bassers give school national recognition

Not many sport clubs can say they have a professional athlete who once competed for their team, but SIU’s Saluki Bassers, the school’s bass fishing team, holds that distinction. The club debuted in 2004, and has won tens of thousands of dollars from ... Continue Reading →
Mike Balogun (left), Marcus Fillyaw (right)
SARAH GARDNER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki basketball faces changes

Following coach Hinson’s advice, guards Fillyaw and Balogun pursue other options The Salukis will be without two guards next season; both played valuable minutes in the run to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semi-finals. Sophomore guard Marcus ... Continue Reading →
Junior Parker Osborne reacts to the final play of SIU’s 5-4 loss against Indiana State University Sunday
at Itchy Jones Stadium. Osborne had two hits in four at-bats with one RBI. The Salukis lost the weekend
series 2-1. SIU will take on the University of Tennessee-Martin at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Itchy Jones Stadium.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki bats struggle against ISU Sycamores

Despite four extra innings and a win Friday, SIU couldn’t catch up to the pitching of the Sycamores and lost the final two games of the series. The Salukis (18-17) failed to get their bats going with runners in scoring position against Indiana State ... Continue Reading →
Junior Jorge Cavero celebrates a point during his win against Wichita State’s Tin
Ostojic Friday at University Courts. SIU lost to Wichita State Friday 5-2 and swept
Western Illinois 7-0 Saturday. The men’s tennis team will play Illinois State University
at 1 p.m. Saturday at University Courts.
SARAH SCHNEIDER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Dawgs split two matches at home

The Saluki men’s tennis team competed in two of three matches in its final home stand of the season with a tough loss followed by a dominating win. SIU (9-10) returned home to University Courts after a five-match road trip where the Salukis were only ... Continue Reading →
Left to right: Jaden Perryman, 8, Harrison Shields, 8 and Jamie Cochran, of Mount Vernon pose for a picture backstage Saturday before taking the stage during the Easter Parade Spring Fashion Show at University Mall. Cochran said the girls asked to use her phone to look at videos of models so they could practice once more before hitting the runway.
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Students spring into fashion at University Mall

More than 150 white chairs surrounded a catwalk lined with flowers. Live piano music lured in curious spectators alongside anticipated guests, eager to see the latest fashion modeled by SIU students and mall shoppers of all ages. University Mall sponsored ... Continue Reading →

Miller secures student trustee position

After winning 60 percent of the vote against opponent Kane Hudson, a freshman from Peoria studying engineering, Adrian Miller will serve as SIUC’s student trustee on the SIU Board of Trustees beginning June 1 after Jesse Cler’s term expires. Miller ... Continue Reading →

Shulak wins USG presidency

After winning 54 percent of the vote against opponent Chris Wheetley, a junior from Murphysboro studying political science and paralegal studies, Cameron Shulak will serve as president of the Undergraduate Student Government beginning June 1 after Adrian ... Continue Reading →
Ashani Hamilton, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y. studying animal science, gets up close with Sheik, one of three camels featured in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Thursday at SIU Arena. Hamilton and his zoology class were given a behind-the-scenes look at how the animals are cared for during the circus’s tour, which performed five shows at the arena during the weekend. Hamilton said it was a great opportunity to ask unique questions about the mix of exotic and domestic animals. “We don’t have many opportunities like this, so this was pretty special,” he said.
CHRIS ZOELLER | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Circus brings entertainment, education and protestors

As the circus traveled through Carbondale, it brought exotic animals, educational opportunities and activist protests alike. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus stopped at the university from Friday through Sunday as part of its “Super ... Continue Reading →
JENNIFER GONZALEZ • DAILY EGYPTIAN

Comfort before the catwalk

Lauren Hentschel, 8, and her father, John Hentschel, of Carbondale, wait backstage Saturday during the Easter Parade Spring Fashion Show at University Mall. Hentschel said his daughter, who walked the runway on behalf of JC Penney, was nervous to take ... Continue Reading →
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