Why the world hates Lebron James (And why I don’t)

Sports Column LeBron James is the best player in the NBA. He wins MVP trophies, goes to the finals (though no championships, yet), and has captured the hearts of basketball fans everywhere, only to smash them into a million pieces. For some, the latter ... Continue Reading →

SIUC works around budget

State cuts could mean $14M funding decrease It’s likely state budget cuts will not lead to layoffs at the university. SIU President Glenn Poshard said instead, positions on campus will be left unfilled and programs will face consolidation. By May 31, ... Continue Reading →

Dean decisions continue during fiscal deficit

Six colleges at the university will gain new leadership this fall, and while three have annouced new deans, the rest continue in the final stages of bringing new administrators on board. Mickey Latour has been named dean of the College of Agricultural ... Continue Reading →

Baseball ends season with 8-6 loss in MVC championship game

The Salukis jumped ahead early in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament against Creighton, but the lead didn’t hold and the Salukis were denied their first bid to the NCAA tournament in 22 years. Creighton won the MVC baseball ... Continue Reading →

Track and field team sends seven athletes to NCAA finals

Senior pole vaulter Cody Doerflein clears a jump while practicing April 27 at the SIU Track and Field Complex. He finished 10th Saturday at the NCAA West Regional in Austin, Texas. Doerflien, along with four other Salukis, will travel to the NCAA Finals ... Continue Reading →

 A day to remember

Don Skouby, of De Soto, prays Monday during the Memorial Day service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Carbondale. Skouby, an army veteran, along with other members of the VFW Teeter-Watson-Carter Post 2605, raised the flag during the ceremony and provided a 21-gun ... Continue Reading →

Campus receives extensive summer upgrades

Members of a crew working on campus construction, Dustin Jones, left, of Carterville, Derrick King, middle, of Vienna, Matt Stanley, right, of Sesser and Eric Hanson, bottom, of Murphysboro, watch as a ditch is dug Tuesday outside the Student Center. ... Continue Reading →

Campus undergoes extensive summer upgrades

Plant and Service Operations will have its hands full this summer, as it takes on 20 new projects across campus. “This is the busiest summer that I ever remember and I’ve been (at plant service operations) for 14 years on campus and around campus ... Continue Reading →

Track and field team sends seven athletes to NCAA finals

Seven members of the Saluki track and field team earned a chance to compete in the NCAA finals after their performances in regional competition. The finals will be June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Drake University campus. The athletes earned their ... Continue Reading →

Baseball can’t hold on to lead, loses 8-6 in MVC championship

The Salukis jumped ahead early in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament against Creighton, but the lead didn’t hold and the Salukis were denied their first bid to the NCAA tournament in 22 years. Creighton won the MVC baseball ... Continue Reading →

Baseball wins in first round of MVC tournament

After he retired the first 15 batters he faced, junior left-hander Cody Forsythe ran into a little bit of trouble in the bottom of the sixth inning of the Salukis’ first-round matchup against Wichita State Tuesday. With the Salukis up 4-0, the Shockers ... Continue Reading →

Men’s basketball formally introduces new staff, two recruits

The coaching carousel hit the Salukis and Illinois State when both men’s basketball head coaches left under different circumstances: Chris Lowery was fired March 28 and Tim Jankovich left April 26 to become the associate head coach at Southern Methodist ... Continue Reading →

Faner to get pedestrian mall

New sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and seating areas are being put in by Faner Hall. The $1.25 million project will improve student safety and beautify the area, according to a university press release. Chancellor Rita Cheng said the money to fund the ... Continue Reading →

Baseball falls to Saint Louis

Saint Louis vaulted itself past the Saluki baseball team with the help of a five-run third inning Tuesday. SIU (25-27) fell 8-5 to Saint Louis (38-15) Tuesday in Sauget. Sophomore right-hander Aaron Snyder (1-4, 2.73 ERA) started his first game with the ... Continue Reading →

Friday Night Fair grows in second year of operation

While the upbeat tunes of the Giant City Slickers made people dance together in the heart of Carbondale, the Carbondale Main Street Executive Director Meghan Cole explained how the Friday Night Fair’s creation was intended to revitalize the city’s ... Continue Reading →
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