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Salukis struggle on the mound in loss to Murray State

Salukis struggle on the mound in loss to Murray State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 22
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU's baseball team fell to Murray State 13-10 Wednesday despite another big night at the plate. The Salukis (11-10) came into Wednesday's game with momentum from two wins in their last two games. Those two wins came against the University of Illinois last weekend, where the Salukis played four games...

Saluki softball drops heartbreaking series finale

Saluki softball drops heartbreaking series finale

By Sean Carley
March 19
Filed under Softball, Sports

Much like SIU softball's second game of Saturday's doubleheader, Sunday's game was decided in the final inning. However, this game left a different feeling in the Salukis' stomachs as Bradley eked out a 6-5 win to avoid a sweep in the opening series of the Missouri Valley Conference season. "I...

SIU softball sweeps Bradley in MVC-opening doubleheader

SIU softball sweeps Bradley in MVC-opening doubleheader

By Sean Carley
March 18
Filed under Softball, Sports

Although it took some dramatics, SIU softball will go into Sunday trying to earn a sweep in the first series of the Missouri Valley Conference. Southern swept its MVC-opening doubleheader against Bradley on Saturday, winning its first game 6-1 and the second by 2-1 in eight innings. SIU's freshmen...

Salukis lose to Toledo despite big day at the plate

Salukis lose to Toledo despite big day at the plate

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 17
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball tied its season-high of 14 hits in a game and set a new season-high of six doubles Friday against Toledo, but came 90 feet short of tying the game in the ninth to lose 8-7. Junior left fielder Greg Lambert put the Salukis on the board early with a solo home run in the top of the...

SIU bounces back from weekend series at Memphis to take win at Arkansas State

SIU bounces back from weekend series at Memphis to take win at Arkansas State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 16
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis completed a rescheduled matchup against Arkansas State on Wednesday coming away with a hard-fought 4-2 win. After a rough weekend series against Memphis that saw SIU battle to secure one win in three games — all of which were decided by one run — the Salukis desperately needed to pull...

Salukis cruise by Southern Utah in blowout win

Salukis cruise by Southern Utah in blowout win

By Jonathan Thompson
March 14
Filed under Softball

SIU's offense was firing on all cylinders in a 14-2 blowout win Tuesday against Southern Utah (4-15). The Salukis scored six of their 14 runs in the first inning and then another five in the third inning to secure a victory. After SIU got two runners on base to start the game, senior first baseman Shaye Har...

Roller coaster weekend at Rebel Classic for Saluki softball

Roller coaster weekend at Rebel Classic for Saluki softball

By Gabriella Scibetta
March 12
Filed under Softball, Sports

Saluki softball powered through five games in three days in Las Vegas, but only brought home two wins. The Salukis (11-13) started off their weekend in the Rebel Classic with a win against UNLV (13-8) in the first game of their doubleheader. Dawgs relied on one run off seven hits and the Rebels...

SIU women’s basketball ousted from MVC tournament in quarterfinals by Wichita State

SIU women’s basketball ousted from MVC tournament in quarterfinals by Wichita State

By Sean Carley
March 11
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

In Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournaments, the matchup of the No. 4 and No. 5 seeds is supposed to be as equal of a matchup as any. On the women's side, the matchup between No. 4 SIU and No. 5 Wichita State was exactly that for about 37 of the full 40 minutes. But Wichita State's experience...

SIU’s lone men’s basketball commit for 2017 class decommits

SIU’s lone men’s basketball commit for 2017 class decommits

By Jonathan Thompson
March 9
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Men's basketball recruit Demarius Jacobs has backed out of his national letter of intent to play for SIU next season, he announced Thursday on Twitter. Jacobs officially signed his letter of intent to SIU on Nov. 15. According to prephoops.com, he is looking to play for a prep school this c...

Salukis fail to protect early lead as bullpen falters late in loss to Murray State

Salukis fail to protect early lead as bullpen falters late in loss to Murray State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 9
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis claimed an early 9-0 lead Wednesday night, but failed to capitalize as the bullpen allowed 10 runs over three innings of relief to drop the game 13-12 at Murray State. Senior pitcher Austin McPheron received the nod as starting pitcher Wednesday night. McPheron looked to remain a productive...

Members of Saluki Spirit Squad challenge definition of a sport

Members of Saluki Spirit Squad challenge definition of a sport

March 8
Filed under Sports

The university does not consider members of the SIU Spirit Squad to be athletes, which might have saved the cheerleaders, dancers and mascots from budget cuts. Some members of the Spirit Squad see it differently. “We put in the same time management as everyone does and the same amount of effor...

Home run rally works Salukis into hot doubleheader

Home run rally works Salukis into hot doubleheader

By Gabriella Scibetta
March 6
Filed under Softball, Sports

The final oay of the Coach B Classic called for a lot of home run firsts for everyone but the Salukis. SIU softball fell to Northern Illinois, 9-3 and Murray State University, 8-7 in the final day of its tournament Sunday. In the last game of the day, the Salukis (9-10) faced an eight-run deficit...

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