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Salukis’ playoff window closing, not shut

Qualifying for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs is a task with simple requirements: win your conference or seven Division I games. SIU football sits at 5-3 on the season and fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference. With back-to-back losses ... Continue Reading →
Senior Sadie Darnell competes in the White 6K Race Saturday during the Indiana State University Pre-National Invitational at LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Darnell took 40th place out of 214 with a time of 22:38.8. Darnell said she helps the freshmen, including her sister Claire, in developing to take over for the seniors on the team. The Salukis, who are the reigning Missouri Valley Conference champions, will defend the men’s and women’s titles at the MVC Championships Nov. 1 in Carbondale.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

SIU cross-country, a family affair

Sports teams tend to act as family and this year, part of the women’s cross-country team actually is. Senior Sadie Darnell has been on the team since 2011. Last season, she led the team to its first conference title since 1992 and became an All-MVC ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

‘Unofficial’ cleanup

Val Kendrick, of Carbondale, sweeps up trash Saturday morning outside Wise Guys Pizza and Subs in Carbondale. Kendrick said he does maintenance for both Wise Guys and Sam’s Café when needed. “If either one of them has a problem, they call me,” ... Continue Reading →
Freshmen Jonathan Vara, front, and Josh Maier jog on Douglas Drive Wednesday in Carbondale during cross-country practice. Vara said there has been a learning curve going from high school three-mile runs to 8K races in college. The men’s and women’s cross-country teams will compete in the Indiana State University Pre-National Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Freshman runner making an impact

On a team where more than a third of the players are seniors, a freshman is making an impact in the starting seven. Jonathan Vara is the only freshman on the men’s cross-country team who hasn’t been red-shirted. Instead, he is running in the top ... Continue Reading →
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World Food Day emphasizes change

Nearly one out of eight people on Earth suffer from chronic malnutrition, according to a United Nations report. U.N. Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon said 17,000 children die from hunger-related causes every day. World Food Day was Oct. 15 and aimed to ... Continue Reading →
Freshman tennis player Athena Chrysanthou returns a serve Saturday during her singles match at the Saluki Fall Classic at University Courts. Chrysanthou said the biggest highlight of the season so far has been getting to know her teammates and learning from their experiences. “My team has been so helpful for me,” Chrysanthou said. Chrysanthou will be one of four players on the women’s tennis team competing in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional Championships Thursday in Tulsa, Okla.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Freshman tennis player shows potential

The women’s tennis team has a freshman poised to become one of the team’s top players by the end of the year. Freshman Athena Chrysanthou is from London, and had a successful tennis career before coming to SIU this semester. She was ranked No. 11 ... Continue Reading →
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Cornmeal talks touring, lineup and new album

For nearly 15 years, Chicago-based band Cornmeal has traveled around the country blending folk, Americana, and bluegrass into their own unique sound. Cornmeal brings that sound to Hangar 9 on Thursday. St. Louis-based “jamgrass” band Acoustics Anonymous ... 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 →
Bonnie Kucharski, center, director of Managed Services at Liaison Technologies, cuts a ribbon Thursday during an open house at Liaison Technologies
in Carbondale. Liaison Technologies, a data management company, celebrated its expansion at the open house as it has grown to 56 employees
since moving to Carbondale.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Liaison brings tech jobs to SIU

Opportunity for SIU students to find technology jobs in southern Illinois increased Friday when Liaison Technologies, a data management company, doubled in size. SIU graduates make up 95 percent of the firm’s 56 employees. The firm celebrated its new ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

Surveying for opportunities

Guilherme Corrêa, a junior from Pocos de Caldas, Brazil studying mining and mineral resources engineering, surveys with a total station Tuesday outside the Agriculture Building for the mine surveying laboratory class. A total station is an electronic ... Continue Reading →
Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt talks with team members Sept. 20 during the first half of the Salukis’ 35-13 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Pruitt leads the team with 549 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. The Salukis are ranked No. 13 in the nation according to the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ Poll with a 5-1 record. SIU will play North Dakota State University at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Salukis stare down second-half marathon

The first half of the season is behind Saluki football (5-1), but so is its easiest stretch of games. In the final six games of the season all of the Salukis’ opponents are, or have been ranked in the Football Championship Subdivision top 25 and have ... Continue Reading →
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Preparing for the big lift

Matthew Jordan, a graduate student from Bloomington in exercise science, lifts weights Tuesday in the Recreation Center. Jordan, president of the SIU Fitness Club, is preparing for a body building competition in Nashville, Tenn. SIU Fitness Club accepts ... 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 →
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Toxic algae reduces triathalon to duathalon

Campus Lake closed Friday because of high levels of toxic algae. While there have been no reports of dead fish or injured people, the 32nd Annual Doc Spackman Memorial Triathlon on Saturday appears to be the only thing affected by the algae. Kevin Bame, ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Horsing around in Prairie du Rocher

Peyton Lachance, 8, left, and Lane Leonard, 9, both of Prairie du Rocher, are pulled on a carriage by their horse Sunday in Prairie du Rocher. Lachance and Leonard, who are neighbors, share the horse. “Usually I’m the passenger while Lane is the ... Continue Reading →
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