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Salukis fall short of taking series with 6-2 loss at ULM

Salukis fall short of taking series with 6-2 loss at ULM

By Denton Giovenco
February 27
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Saluki baseball team came into Sunday’s series finale game against the University of Louisiana Monroe hoping to win their second game in a row, and second series matchup of the season, but instead lost 6-2. Senior pitcher Austin McPheron was tapped for the start Sunday, in place of recoveri... Read more »

Saluki softball comes up short in February Freezer championship

Saluki softball comes up short in February Freezer championship

By Sean Carley
February 26
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball got a second chance to redeem another one of its losses when it faced Mississippi State in the championship game of its February Freezer. However, the second game ended up a lot like the first: a 6-2 loss to the Bulldogs. Much like the first game, SIU took a 2-0 lead to open the scoring.... Read more »

Salukis sweep season series with Bradley for a senior night victory

Salukis sweep season series with Bradley for a senior night victory

By Jonathan Thompson
February 26
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

SIU women's basketball gave seniors a last hurrah at SIU Arena when the Salukis beat Bradley 69-63 during their last home game of the season. All three of SIU's seniors reached double digits in scoring Sunday afternoon — guard Rishonda Napier had 10 points and seven assists, forward Carlie Corrigan... Read more »

Salukis back to winning ways in 9-0 defeat of ULM

Salukis back to winning ways in 9-0 defeat of ULM

By Denton Giovenco
February 25
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Saluki baseball team came into game two of a three game series against the University of Louisiana Monroe, looking to turn things around. After beginning the season with a three-game series sweep of Stetson University, where the Salukis (4-2) tallied 22 total runs, the offense cooled off to the... Read more »

SIU softball splits again at February Freezer

SIU softball splits again at February Freezer

By Sean Carley
February 25
Filed under Softball, Sports

For the fifth time in six doubleheaders this season, Saluki softball walked away with a win and a loss. SIU held tough with its second Power 5 opponent of the season on Saturday, eventually losing to host Mississippi State 5-2 to open the day. It then redeemed one of its Friday losses, beating Eastern... Read more »

Salukis defeat Illinois State in second matchup of season

Salukis defeat Illinois State in second matchup of season

By Jonathan Thompson
February 24
Filed under Basketball, Women's Basketball

The SIU women's basketball team got its second win of the season over Illinois State on Friday, this time winning 57-48. The Salukis (13-13, 7-8 Missouri Valley Conference) took control early in the first quarter, with senior guard Rishonda Napier making a layup for the first basket of the game. Senior... Read more »

Five-run fifth salvages split for Saluki softball

Five-run fifth salvages split for Saluki softball

By Sean Carley
February 24
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball scored in just one of the 14 innings it played Friday, was enough to win the second game of its doubleheader. Immediately after being handed their first shutout loss of the season in a 7-0 loss to Eastern Illinois, the Salukis found their bats in the fifth of game two of the day. They... Read more »

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

By Jonathan Thompson
February 22
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost it's second game of the season to Illinois State on Wednesday, 50-46. The RedBirds (24-5 ,16-1 Missouri Valley Conference) had a little bit more incentive coming into this game with tonight being their senior night. The score was close until after a late game surge... Read more »

Coach Blaylock’s 600th win highlights SIU softball’s weekend in Florida

Coach Blaylock’s 600th win highlights SIU softball’s weekend in Florida

By Sean Carley
February 19
Filed under Softball, Sports

The second weekend of SIU softball's season sent the Salukis to central Florida to play five games in three days in the Eastern Michigan Tournament. Here's how the team did: Game one - against North Dakota SIU's first game of the weekend was a misstep for the Salukis as they dropped a 5-3 co... Read more »

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

By Jonathan Thompson
February 19
Filed under Baseball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball got back in the winning column Sunday after a 74-68 victory over Indiana State. The Salukis shot 48.3 percent from the field, 40 percent from deep and 70 percent from the line. The Sycamores broke out an early lead of 3-7, but thanks to junior forward Thik Bol's production,... Read more »

Salukis completes sweep against Stetson in season opener

Salukis completes sweep against Stetson in season opener

By Jonathan Thompson
February 19
Filed under Baseball

SIU men's baseball went three-for-three against Stetson over the weekend in the season opener. After a dominant performance on Saturday when SIU won 7-0, the Salukis ended the road trip by beating the Hatters 8-4 in the final game. Southern scored all eight of its runs in the first two innings — s... Read more »

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