(Left to Right) Junior Taylor Pippen, senior Kat Agson and sophomore Meg Viggars retrieve volleyballs after a drill Monday in Davies Gym. The Salukis open their season Friday at the Illini Classic in Champaign.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Volleyball starts season with excitement

SIU’s volleyball team was picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference, but the players want to prove the polls wrong. The Salukis made the conference championship match as the third seed of the tournament last year, but fell 3-0 to Wichita ... Continue Reading →
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Former Rambler coaches Salukis

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Diver works through offseason

Senior diver Kegan Skelton likely would have spent his summer as a lifeguard if he didn’t cross paths with West Virginia University’s diving coach. Skelton trained this summer in Minneapolis with University of Minnesota diving coach Wenbo Chen and ... Continue Reading →
Catcher Matt Jones gets dressed in the locker room Tuesday before the Southern Illinois Miners’ game against the Frontier Greys at Rent One Park in Marion. Jones, who started 113 games for the Salukis, signed with the Miners June 12. “The transition has been easier staying in the same part of the country,” Jones said. “It’s been a lot of fun playing at the professional level and it’s nice to be close to home.”
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Jones transitions to Frontier League

Catcher Matt Jones’ first home series of his senior season was played at Rent One Park in Marion, but now he’s calling it home in a different uniform. Jones played two seasons with the Salukis. He started 113 games and hit .282 with 4 home runs and ... Continue Reading →

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts. Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on July 28. The Salukis scheduled ... Continue Reading →

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts. Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on July 28. The Salukis scheduled ... Continue Reading →

Two Salukis develop on enemy turf

Two Saluki baseball players spent their summer calling a rival stadium home and calling eight other Missouri Valley Conference players their teammates. Collegiate baseball players have the opportunity to play in summer leagues to develop their skills. ... Continue Reading →

Two Salukis develop on enemy turf

Two Saluki baseball players spent their summer calling a rival stadium home and calling eight other Missouri Valley Conference players their teammates. Collegiate baseball players have the opportunity to play in summer leagues to develop their play. The ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball legend motivates Dawgs

Mike Hebert retired from coaching volleyball at the University of Minnesota in 2011, but said he was not ready to give the game up all together. Herbert has traveled to visit teams during preseason the past three years to talk to and motivate them. SIU ... Continue Reading →

Senior gets Royal treatment

Senior right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton became the second Saluki and 11th Missouri Valley Conference pitcher selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Eaton was selected 1,023rd overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 34th round. “It’s ... Continue Reading →

Coonrod headed to Bay Area

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Second Dawg hears his name called

Senior right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton became the second Saluki and 11th Missouri Valley Conference pitcher selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Eaton was selected 1,023rd overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 34th round. “It’s ... Continue Reading →

Saluki pitcher selected by Giants in fifth round

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs best efforts fall short to Shockers

  The Salukis had only one hit Thursday, but managed to force extra innings against last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions. The eighth-seeded Salukis (26-31, 4-17) lost to the fourth-seeded Wichita State University Shockers ... Continue Reading →

Salukis move to losers bracket

A southern Illinois native stalled the Dawgs chances to make it to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday. The eighth-seeded Salukis fell to the fifth-seeded Illinois State University Redbirds (32-21, 10-11) 6-1 to put them ... Continue Reading →
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