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Jones picked up by Diamondbacks

Former Saluki catcher Matt Jones’ contract has been purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks. “It’s an exciting moment in my life,” Jones said. “It’s what I’ve always dreamed about.” Jones played with the Salukis for two seasons before signing ... Continue Reading →

Cross-Country team conquers championship course

Cross-country officially began its season with men’s and women’s victories. On Saturday morning, the women’s team began the meet with a 5K on their home course, the same course the Missouri Valley Conference Championships will be on November 1. Junior ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis opens season at Middle Tennessee State

Five freshmen made career debuts for SIU men’s tennis in the first tournament of the year. The Salukis travelled to Middle Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Friday. SIU won 15 matches throughout the tournament. The ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner · Daily Egyptian

Grasping for a win

Eric Engleson, a senior from Arlington Heights studying recreation swims toward the ball Sunday during the SIU water polo club’s match against Truman State University at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. SIU was defeated by Truman 16-5, and by Washington ... Continue Reading →

SIU holds the first Carbon-Con

Gaming, cosplay and charityinvaded the Student Center this weekend for a new convention. The first CarbonCON was held this weekend inside the Renaissance Room. Role-playing, card games, board games, costume contests and magic were just some of the activities ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti runs for a first down Saturday during the second quarter of the Salukis’ 13-35 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Plenty of positives in Purdue loss

SIU football took its first loss of the season, but can learn from it heading into Missouri Valley Football Conference games. SIU’s 35-13 loss at Purdue University was expected. On paper the Big Ten Conference team should have beat the snot out of ... Continue Reading →

Pippen leads Salukis to wins against Evansville and SEMO

Rivals cannot be counted out until it’s all said and done. The Saluki volleyball team (7-6, 1-0) started conference play with a win against University of Evansville (4-9, 0-1) in four sets. It also defeated Midwest non-conference rival Southeast Missouri ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

Scrimmage boosts morale

Senior freestyle swimmer Caleb Coots motivates the men’s swim team Saturday before the Saluki Maroon and White meet in the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. The meet was the first of the Saluki Swimming and Diving season. Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian Continue Reading →

SIU baseball players keep options open

Former pitchers Sam Coonrod and Nathan Dorris, and former Saluki catcher Matt Jones all intend to finish their education through SIU. The Chicago Cubs drafted left-handed pitcher Dorris in the 17th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Alumnus praises the lard

This weekend marked the 27th-annual Praise the Lard barbecue cook-off in Murphysboro. The event featured 76 teams from 14 different states and a team from Germany. Randy Twyford, owner of Twyford BBQ & Catering, entered Praise the Lard this year ... Continue Reading →

New festival hits the hills of Vienna

The wheels of the green 2004 Ford Taurus gripped tight to the asphalt as we sped around the curves of the two-lane road. We were about 45 minutes outside of Carbondale traveling down Gilead Church Road in Vienna when the first sign came into view. Our ... Continue Reading →
Katie Strain, center, a graduate student from La Grange studying zoology, walks with her daughter Addison, 3, Saturday during the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Carbondale Community High School’s Frank Bleyer Field. The two walked for their team “No Strain, No Gain” and raised $730.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

A mile for their memory

Teams walked Saturday morning carrying colored plastic flowers, symbolizing the memories of their lost loved ones—or their loved ones’ lost memories. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter hosted this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s ... Continue Reading →

Chief Newman makes changes

Police Chief Benjamin Newman oversaw plans for new Department of Public Safety headquarters, new uniforms and new campus liaisons in his first year at the university. The university will spend $1.8 million to move the department headquarters from Washington ... Continue Reading →
Jon Hall, a graduate student from Sesser studying finance, mixes a drink Saturday at Saluki Bar N’ Grill. On Sept. 14, the bar
changed its minimum entry age to 21 and has implemented new menus, training and atmosphere, according to its Facebook page.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Saluki Bar N’ Grill goes 21 and up

Saluki Bar N’ Grill opened its doors exclusively to patrons 21 years and older for the first time in five years on Sept. 14. Owner Greg Knoob said the age limit changed from 19 to 21 and older after he bought the bar and Cali’s back from Robby Deltre, ... Continue Reading →

Video depicts violence on Strip

A video depicting people fighting Saturday morning on the Strip reached more than 15,000 views by Monday morning. The video, posted by YouTube account PassedOutUniversity on Saturday, shows several people beating an individual on South Illinois Avenue ... Continue Reading →
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