Senior Szymon Opieczonek keeps his eye on the ball Oct. 12, 2013 during his match in the SIU Fall Classic at University Courts in Carbondale.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Lone senior hopes to lead young Salukis

On a team where freshmen make up two-thirds of the roster, seniors play a pivotal role in guiding the freshmen through growing pains. In the case of the SIU men’s tennis team, that responsibility lies with Szymon Opieczonek. The Naklow, Poland native ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Wielding weaponry

Abby Sell, left, of Carbondale, duels with Joseph Jackson, a freshman from Antioch studying biological education and forestry, Tuesday during SIU Medieval Combat Club practice at Sam Rinella Field. Jackson said he joined the club because of a flyer. ... Continue Reading →
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Professor works to save Everglades

Everglades National Park is one of the largest habitats of biodiversity in the U.S., home to species like the American alligator, Florida panther and manatee. But the region has been greatly affected by the pollution and farming of humans. In 2000, Congress ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
Freshman swimmer Michael Wolfe, top, and senior swimmer Shaun Wolfe pose Tuesday after practice in the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Michael has won 5 events for the team and Shaun has won 1 individual event this year. Their older brother Justin Wolfe swam for SIU from 2008 to 2013, and won 30 events in his career. Shaun said his joining the team motivated Justin to swim faster. Now Shaun feels the same way with Michael on the team this season.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Wolfe brothers follow each other’s footsteps

The Wolfe family tradition of swimming at SIU almost stopped when the youngest member decided what school to attend. Justin Wolfe swam with the Salukis from 2008 to 2013, and swam one season with his brother, senior Shaun Wolfe. Now Shaun finds himself ... 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 →
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