Saluki carries memory of friend to SIU

The SIU volleyball team started training in June, giving one player little time to mourn her friend’s death. Freshman libero/defensive specialist Gabriella Shepherd became friends with Madison Angus in Sue Wunderlich’s fourth grade class at Pioneer ... Continue Reading →
Freshman swimmer Michael Wolfe, top, and senior swimmer Shaun Wolfe pose Tuesday after practice in the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Michael has won 5 events for the team and Shaun has won 1 individual event this year. Their older brother Justin Wolfe swam for SIU from 2008 to 2013, and won 30 events in his career. Shaun said his joining the team motivated Justin to swim faster. Now Shaun feels the same way with Michael on the team this season.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Wolfe brothers follow each other’s footsteps

The Wolfe family tradition of swimming at SIU almost stopped when the youngest member decided what school to attend. Justin Wolfe swam with the Salukis from 2008 to 2013, and swam one season with his brother, senior Shaun Wolfe. Now Shaun finds himself ... Continue Reading →

Fetcho likes experience—for now

The SIU men’s golf team does not have any freshmen on the roster, but the team is happy with the structure. Just eight golfers make up the team, four of whom are seniors. When former coach Leroy Newton retired, he stopped recruiting to give the new ... Continue Reading →
Kansas City Royals relief pitcher Jason Frasor throws in the seventh inning
against the Cleveland Indians on Friday, July 25, 2014, at Kauffman Stadium in
Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won, 6-4.

Frasor represents Salukis in MLB postseason

The Kansas City Royals are in the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time in 29 years, and one former Saluki is along for the ride. Relief pitcher Jason Frasor attended SIU from 1996 to 1999 before he was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the ... Continue Reading →

2K shoots air ball but can redeem

It is sad when one of the most entertaining aspects of a video game is a new feature which is clearly broken. 2K Sports launched “NBA 2K15” on Oct. 7, but gamers were let down when it didn’t live up to the hype. The game is taking a lot of criticism ... Continue Reading →

SIU wins dogfight, lose catfight

SIU volleyball split the weekend matches on the road, and will have home court advantage for the next two weekends. The Salukis (9-10, 3-4) defeated the Drake Bulldogs (9-8, 1-5) 3-1 on Friday and lost to the Northern Iowa Panthers (12-6, 7-0) 3-0 Saturday. Drake ... Continue Reading →

Saluki women exact revenge against Missouri State

The SIU swimming and diving teams will go hiking on Monday. Coach Rick Walker told the swimmers they would go hiking if they performed well against Missouri State, and they did. The Saluki women’s swimming and diving team defeated the Missouri State ... Continue Reading →

SIU maintains focus through all three rounds

Senior men’s golfer Wade Thompson found SIU one spot behind his former team, Murray State Monday, but led SIU Tuesday to finish ahead of the Racers. The Salukis finished third out of nine teams at the Skyhawk Classic at the Paris Landing State Park, ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Sophomore Kyle Pauly delivers a pitch Monday during practice at Itchy Jones Stadium. Pauly said the youth on the team this year could be an advantage. “Everybody’s going to get a chance to play right away,” Pauly said. “Not many programs can have 28 to 35 guys getting playing time.” Pauly said he would like to be more comfortable throwing his changeup pitch this year. The Salukis will open the season Feb. 13 against the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in Fort Worth, Texas.

Facilities allow better practice

At this time last year, the SIU baseball team was homeless. The Salukis did not have a field to call home last season until after the team’s fall practices. Abe Martin Field was completed in November, which only granted the Salukis some individual ... Continue Reading →

Hopes high regardles of rough start

The SIU volleyball team started the second half of its regular season unhappy with its record. Only six teams in the Missouri Valley Conference will make the conference tournament Nov. 27 to 29. If the season ended today, the Salukis (8-9, 2-3) would ... Continue Reading →
Senior Alex Rivera returns a serve Sept. 13 during the Saluki Invitational at SIU Arena. The Saluki volleyball
team lost its match Friday against Loyola 3-1 at Davies Gym, then swept Bradley 3-0 Saturday.
The team competes Friday at Drake University.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Saluki volleyball splits weekend matches

The SIU volleyball team extended its losing streak on Friday, but bounced back Saturday to start a winning streak. The Salukis (8-9, 2-3) fell to the Loyola Ramblers (6-8, 2-3) in four sets Friday, but rebounded by sweeping the Bradley Braves (0-16, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis have rough day on course, drop six spots in tournament standings

The Saluki men’s golf team dropped more spots than any other team on day two of the Cardinal Intercollegiate to finish near the bottom of the pack. Louisville, the host, won the tournament with a score of 870, good for 6-over-par. SIU’s total score ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bark back and forth about plays

Communication is key and honesty is the best policy. Those are two mottos that relate to life, but are common practice in team sports, especially SIU volleyball. “I don’t think there’s another sport that has six people in such close proximity to ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas-Galindo-•-Daily-Egyptian

Salukis introduce new assistants

The Salukis have two new coaches who will experience a meet against a conference rival for the first time Saturday. Head coach Rick Walker hired assistant Elise Knoche earlier this month and graduate assistant Csaba Gercsak Knoche was the head coach at ... Continue Reading →

Salukis compete against themselves

The Saluki swimming team hosted two meets this weekend, but was the only team competing. The University of Evansville and Illinois State University have attended the Saluki Miler and the Saluki Open Water meets in previous years. This year they did not ... Continue Reading →
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