Vertical Heartland, a chance at Draper’s Bluff

Eric Ulner owns property that could easily be considered a climber’s paradise. Ulner, an SIUC alumnus of Murphysboro, said when he purchased Draper’s Bluff — the property where he now lives with his family — nearly 16 years ago, the opportunity ... Continue Reading →

50 Cent should make music or get sued trying

The occasion to say so doesn’t come along often, so it seems fitting to take the chance while it’s here: 50 Cent is right. Robert Poindexter of The Persuaders is suing the superstar rapper for using a sample of one of the band’s songs without first ... Continue Reading →

Forest filled with sounds of music, partying

Dubstep and rock and roll joined the usual sounds of the Shawnee National Forest during the weekend. The first Soundz of the Forest Music Fest was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, south of Murphysboro and featured two stages, 40 musical performers and ... Continue Reading →

Sheryl Crow likely biggest performer Carbondale area will get for awhile

Sheryl Crow and Charlie Daniels might be the only big name musicians to appear in the area for awhile because area booking agents say they aren’t finding much use for mainstream performers. James Karayiannis, booking agent for Copper Dragon, said the ... Continue Reading →

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

After he missed two sacrifice bunts in his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore second baseman Jake Welch said he was just happy to make contact when he lined a walk-off double into left-center field Saturday. “I knew coach (Ken Henderson) wasn’t ... Continue Reading →

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

Rainfall and cold weather didn’t affect the SIU football team Friday as the offense scored five touchdowns and defense recorded eight sacks and four interceptions in the annual Spring Game scrimmage at Saluki Stadium. About 100 fans bundled up in coats, ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis ends MVC with 7-0 sweep

The SIU women’s tennis team split its final two matches of the regular season to end with a 5-2 conference record and a second-place tie in conference standings. The matches began Saturday when the Salukis faced Illinois State in Bloomington-Normal. ... Continue Reading →

Students compete in Ag Industry Day

Students from regional high schools had the opportunity to learn about livestock judging and SIU’s agriculture program all in one day. Close to 800 high school students from Future Farmers of America and 4-H organizations competed in the College of ... Continue Reading →

Amateurs, pros howl at the moon at Yellow Moon Café

A singer doesn’t have to be a professional to howl at the moon, at least not at the Yellow Moon. The Yellow Moon Café in Cobden held its monthly Howlin’ at the Moon open mic night Saturday. The event, hosted by John Vitt and Ray Hogan, is open to ... Continue Reading →

Men’s Tennis wins shocker, drops conference finale

With the match on the line for the SIU men’s tennis team, freshman Szymon Opieczonek won in the third set 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-4 at No. 6 singles to clinch the 4-3 victory for the Salukis. Fans gathered around the far court Saturday at University Courts ... Continue Reading →

Men’s Tennis wins shocker, drops conference finale

Freshman tennis player Szymon Opieczonek celebrates after winning his singles match against Bradley University Saturday at University Courts. The Salukis were tied 3-3 with the Braves when the match game started between Opieczonek and Bradley’s Michael ... Continue Reading →

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

Sophomore infielder Jake Welch attempts to tag out a Creighton University player Sunday at Abe Martin Field. Welch hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. The Salukis swept the Blue Jays in a three-game series this weekend. SIU will play South Eastern ... Continue Reading →

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

Freshman tight end Adam Fuehne attempts a catch Friday during the annual Spring Ball game at Saluki Stadium. Players were divided into a white team and a maroon team and the two offenses competed against each other statistically, as did the defenses. ... Continue Reading →

Amateurs, pros howl at the moon at Yellow Moon Café

Dan Wiethop, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., plays a set Saturday during the Howlin’ at the Moon open mic night at the Yellow Moon Café in Cobden. Each performer is allotted three songs on a first-come, first-served basis. Howlin’ at the Moon, which is held ... Continue Reading →

Forest filled with sounds of music, partying

Allie Ribley, right, a sophomore from Springfield studying behavior analysis, and Tawnya Jarman, left, a sophomore from Litchfield studying journalism, dance with hula hoops Saturday at the Soundz of the Forest Music Fest in Pomona. The first-time festival ... Continue Reading →
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