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 →

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 →

Dawgs drop two road matches

SIU volleyball finds itself on a new streak, but not one it was hoping for. The Salukis (7-8, 1-2) continued conference play this weekend on the road with a 3-1 loss against the Illinois State University Redbirds (9-5, 3-0) on Friday at the Redbird Arena, ... Continue Reading →
Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt catches the ball for a first down Sept. 20 during the first half of the Salukis’ 35-13 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Field in West Lafayette, Ind.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Pruitt can do it all on the field

There is one thing that means more than anything to the Salukis’ starting tight end that has not been accomplished during his time here. The Salukis have not reached the postseason during tight end MyCole Pruitt’s time at SIU. “[Making the postseason] ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Sophomore swimmer Andy Ross announces the coach’s relay Saturday at the Maroon and White swim meet at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Ross is studying radio and television, and started announcing swim meets at Purdue University when he was 13. “My dad coaches at Purdue and knew I wanted to [announce] so he volunteered me to do it,” Ross said.

Swimmer follows his voice

Sophomore swimmer Andy Ross does more than compete at meets. Coach Rick Walker gave Ross the opportunity to announce some of the team’s meets last season, which led to Ross being nicknamed “The Voice”. Ross studies radio and television, specializing ... Continue Reading →

Former Saluki signed by Diamondbacks

Former Saluki catcher Matt Jones promised his grandma Elaine Jones she would be the first person he told if a major league organization ever signed him. On Monday, Jones was able to keep that promise. The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased Jones’ contract ... 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 →

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 →

SIU dives into Maroon and White meet

SIU swimming and diving is extending its appreciation to fans and professors before really getting its feet wet. The Saluki swimming and diving teams open the season with the Maroon & White meet at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Meg Viggars, left, junior Taylor Pippen, center and freshman Abby Barrow jump to block a ball Saturday during the Saluki Invitational at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis play against the University of Evansville at 7p.m. Friday in Davies Gym.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Salukis sweep Skyhawks on the road

SIU volleyball has its longest winning streak of the season heading into conference play. The Salukis (5-6) defeated the University of Tennessee-Martin (5-6) in three sets Tuesday night for the last midweek match of the season. SIU held the Skyhawks ... Continue Reading →

Rain prevents Saluki comeback attempt

The men’s golf team was ready to compete Monday, but the course was not. Coach Justin Fetcho said Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Club in Normal was already soft from last week’s rain. More rain on Monday made it unplayable. He said the ... Continue Reading →

Rosignol perseveres through injury

It usually means the end of a season for an athlete after a torn ACL, but it doesn’t have to be the end of their career. Freshman volleyball player Alex Rosignol tore her ACL playing basketball in the summer before her senior year of high school. The ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →
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