Women’s tennis can’t advance past second round

The women’s tennis team traveled to Tulsa, Okla. this weekend for their toughest tournament of the year. Four players traveled to the ITA Regional Tournament and combined to win seven matches, but none after the second round. The team improved on last ... Continue Reading →

Agnew family suffers two football setbacks

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Malcolm Agnew to have MRI on injured left ankle Wednesday

Saluki football will be without its leading rusher for Saturday’s Homecoming game. SIU football coach Dale Lennon announced at his Monday press conference senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the game against Indiana State with a foot injury. “I’m ... Continue Reading →

Ray Agnew waived by Browns

The Cleveland Browns and a former Saluki parted ways on Monday. Cleveland’s General Manager Ray Farmer announced the team waived former SIU fullback Ray Agnew and signed fullback Kiero Small from its practice team. Agnew had 2 receptions for 15 ... Continue Reading →

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 →

Penguins freeze Salukis

For the first time this season SIU has lost back-to-back games. SIU (5-3, 2-2) fell to Youngstown State (5-2, 2-1) 26-14 Saturday.  Youngstown dominated SIU in the first half to put the Salukis in an early hole. Youngstown State scored on its first three ... 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 →
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 →

Hinson: Smithpeters rejoins Salukis

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson confirmed in press release that Tyler Smithpeters, a sophomore guard from Harrisburg, is back with the team and will practice. Smithpeters said he was back from his suspension yesterday. But it was not until today ... 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 →

Fetcho likes experience—for now

The SIU men’s golf team does not have any freshmen on the roster, but the team is happy with the structure. Just eight golfers make up the team, four of whom are seniors. When former coach Leroy Newton retired, he stopped recruiting to give the new ... Continue Reading →

Salukis take third at rain-shortened Red Wolves Classic

The Salukis had a chance to win their third tournament of the fall, but Mother Nature drowned out their hopes. The SIU women’s golf team weathered soggy conditions in Jonesboro, Ark., to finish third at the Arkansas State’s Lady Red Wolves Classic ... Continue Reading →

The (better) Tonys: SIU midseason awards

Saluki football is just past the midseason point and sits at 5-2, third place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. SIU was picked to finish fifth in the MVFC this year, and it is doubtful most people saw the Salukis put a beat on Eastern Illinois ... Continue Reading →
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