Salukis end regular season on high note

SIU volleyball ended conference play the way it started; with a win against Evansville. The Salukis (16-14, 10-8) ended their regular season with a 3-0 win against the Evansville Purple Aces (8-22, 4-14). Freshman outside hitter Abby Barrow led the team ... Continue Reading →

Saluki baseball signs three players

SIU baseball did not have to find as many recruits this season as the last two years. The Salukis signed left-handed pitchers Seth Hackett, from Smith County High School in Elmwood, Tenn., and Joey Marciano from John A. Logan Community College. They also ... Continue Reading →

Saluki specializes to serve

A serving specialist in volleyball has a similar role to that of a field goal kicker in football; they both come into the game without warming up and are expected to perform a critical task. Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Leah Edgerton played ... Continue Reading →

Pippen creates SIU legacy

One SIU volleyball player is on pace to become one of the most efficient Salukis of all time. Junior hitter Taylor Pippen has a .408 hitting percentage, which would be the highest single season percentage in Saluki history. Sonya Locke, who hit .369 ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher dribbles the ball up court during the second half of the 79-63 win against South Baptist University at SIU Arena. Weiher
played 1 minute in the game with 2 rebounds.

Weiher used to collegiate competition

SIU men’s basketball has a freshman who faced collegiate competition while he was in high school. Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher played basketball at Creating Young Minds Academy in Irving, Texas, where where he competed against junior college ... Continue Reading →

SIU gets last look at potential postseason opponents

SIU volleyball got one last look at two teams that clinched a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Salukis (15-14, 9-8) extended their win-streak to five matches by upsetting the Missouri State Bears (17-10, 10-5) 3-2 Friday. The streak ... Continue Reading →

Two Saluki freshmen to redshirt this season

Two SIU men’s basketball players will spend this season watching from the sidelines but keep a year of eligibility. Coach Barry Hinson announced Thursday that freshman guard Armon Fletcher and freshman forward Austin Weiher are redshirting this year ... Continue Reading →
Freshman middle hitter Alex Rosignol, left, and redshirt freshman outside hitter Andrea Estrada jump to block the ball Saturday during the Saluki’s 3-0 win against Drake University. The team has the shortest average height in the Missouri Valley Conference, with an average of 5-foot-7. Coach Justin Ingram said height is not the most important aspect of success in volleyball.
Brent Meske • Daily Egyptian

Salukis fight great heights with short squad

Consider SIU volleyball the tiny, but dangerous volleyball team. The Salukis have the shortest average listed height in the Missouri Valley Conference at slightly above 5-foot-7. Coach Justin Ingram said height could be important, but how high the player ... Continue Reading →

Seniors go out with an important win

Three SIU volleyball seniors had their final appearances in Davies Gymnasium Saturday against the Drake Bulldogs. SIU won the match 3-0, and qualified for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Three seniors, outside hitter Kat Agson, student assistant ... Continue Reading →

Salukis clinch tournament berth

SIU volleyball clinched a Missouri Valley Conference tournament bid for the third consecutive year with back-to-back wins this weekend. The Salukis extended their win streak to four matches with an upset against the Northern Iowa Panthers (17-9, 11-3) ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Coach Barry Hinson throws his hands in the air as he watches junior guard Anthony Beane put up a shot Saturday during
SIU’s first exhibition game of the season against the University of St. Mary. SIU dominated in the 102-63 win at SIU Arena.

Hinson tests personalities to enhance coaching

SIU men’s basketball players took more tests at the beginning of the school year than the classroom had to offer them. The Saluki players took personality exams and discovered what type of learners they are. With that knowledge, the coaching staff ... Continue Reading →

Divers at rival schools pull for each other

Two lifelong friends moved halfway around the world to compete against each other, but do not consider each other rivals. Saluki junior diver Sherry Zhang and Illinois State Redbird senior diver Wenting Zhang both are both from China. The two were roommates ... Continue Reading →

Salukis shift playing time before fall back

SIU volleyball started the second half of Missouri Valley Conference play last week with a new look to the lineup. Coach Justin Ingram put freshman middle hitter Alex Rosignol into the starting lineup Oct. 24 against Indiana State for sophomore middle ... Continue Reading →

Salukis generate breathing room among MVC

Everything seemed to go right for SIU volleyball this weekend. The Salukis (12-13, 6-7) defeated the Bradley Braves (1-22, 1-12) 3-0 on Friday, and the Loyola Ramblers (7-15, 3-10) 3-0 on Saturday. But it was not just their success that worked out in ... Continue Reading →

Djimde finds delayed, fresh start with SIU

Old ladies can start leaving SIU coach Barry Hinson alone because his team will be taller this year. Junior center Ibby Djimde is 6-foot-8 and 255 pounds. He transferred to SIU from Illinois after his sophomore year. As a result, he was forced to sit ... Continue Reading →
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