Dawg tired Salukis enter off week

After three straight losses and an injury to its leading rusher, SIU football finally gets a break. It is week 10 and most teams have already had their bye week, giving teams a chance to rest their players. Unfortunately for SIU, its bye week comes with ... Continue Reading →

Salukis approach pivotal game against Youngstown

The Salukis will not get a break after their first conference loss of the season. The No. 17 SIU (5-2, 2-1 MVFC) travel to No. 19 Youngstown State (4-2, 1-1) Saturday for the Dawgs’ second straight matchup against a ranked opponent. The Penguins’ ... Continue Reading →

SIU has a chance to snap the FCS’s longest win streak

What makes North Dakota State so good? Defense. No. 13 SIU football (5-1, 2-0) will travel to Fargo on Saturday to take on the No. 1 team in the Football Championship Subdivision, The NDSU Bison (5-0, 1-0). The Bison have won 29-straight games and the ... Continue Reading →

Coyotes’ bark worse than their bite

SIU will be halfway through the season and are in a position to have just one loss after Saturday’s game. The Salukis (4-1, 1-0) will face South Dakota (2-2, 0-0) for the first time in the history of the two programs. South Dakota spent part of the ... Continue Reading →

Panthers will challenge the Salukis

SIU football (1-0) will tackle their first tough game of the season Saturday against Eastern Illinois University (0-1). The Salukis are ranked 25th in the nation, the first time the team has broken into the top-25 since October 2011. The Salukis will ... Continue Reading →

High school football renews rivalries

This week marks the long-awaited end of Illinois’ eight-month high school football hiatus. The Land of Lincoln has been without high school football since Naperville defeated Wilmette Loyola 13-10 in the IHSA Class 8A State Championship Game in DeKalb ... Continue Reading →

The synonymous nature of sports and entertainment

Pop culture is an industry dominated by egos, over the top personalities and ridiculous actions and media outlets like “TMZ” eat up the madness. Sadly sports are very similar. The egos, the personalities and ridiculous actions are all there. The only ... Continue Reading →

The best game(s) ever

As a sports fan, I’ve been to hundreds of sporting events in my lifetime, from t-ball games to the World Series and everything in between. But there are always those special few that stand out and will live in my memory forever. Numbers 5 through ... Continue Reading →

That Masters is back

March Madness is over. But there is still a light at the end of the tunnel for sports fans. Major League Baseball is in full swing. But from now until Sunday, all eyes will be on CBS for the Masters. There’s just something about Augusta National ... Continue Reading →

Murphy was right to be with family

Daniel Murphy plays second base for the New York Mets and is arguably one of their best players. Last season Murphy played in all but one game for the Mets and posted a .286 batting average along with 78 RBIs. This season Murphy missed the Mets’ ... Continue Reading →

The freshmen can wait

The young guns rule college basketball; the players’ that are too young to even consider when their graduation date might be. That is, if they ever reach their graduation. A rule should be in place that players have to spend two years in college before ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson prepares to drive during SIU’s 63-58 win against the University of Northern Iowa March 7 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Jackson lead the team this season in points, rebounds, assists, steals and free throws, and was the first player in SIU school history to do so.

At least my granny can shot fake

There is only one shot I have been able to master in the game of basketball: the granny shot. Senior guard Desmar Jackson was a second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference basketball player this year. He has range and has been able to dunk since the seventh ... Continue Reading →

Kid in a candy store, part two

My first Arch Madness as a sports reporter has so far been exciting, overwhelming and stressful all wrapped into one. The butterflies started Thursday when I was walking to the back entrance of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was only an afternoon ... Continue Reading →
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The Wizard pushed for a national holiday

Check out the Prezi above before or after reading the article for more fun facts about Opening Day. Baseball is as American as apple pie, but it’s still unclear if it deserves its own national holiday. St. Louis Cardinal great Ozzie Smith and Budweiser ... Continue Reading →

Kid in a candy store

I had one of the best experiences of my life last Friday. The men’s basketball All-Century Team was honored in a banquet, which featured the best 25 players and four coaches in Saluki basketball history. It was a group of 29 people who each touched ... Continue Reading →
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