Football playoffs hamper basketball practice

Herrin High School’s football team has been a source of pride for the town, bringing residents together to cheer on the Tigers during their historic march through the Illinois High School Association playoffs. However, not everyone in Herrin benefits ... Continue Reading →
Mario Moccia

Moccia named athletic director at New Mexico State

SIU athletic director Mario Moccia will be leaving for the same position at New Mexico State University. NMSU President Garrey Carruthers made the announcement Monday at a press conference in Las Cruces, N.M. Moccia said it was a big day for him and ... Continue Reading →

MVC volleyball tournament starts Thursday

At the start of the season, SIU volleyball made a Missouri Valley Conference tournament victory its goal; it will have the chance to accomplish that this week. The MVC volleyball tournament takes place Thursday through Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis snap skid, put out Flames

SIU gained its first and only win of its three games played in three days Sunday against the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Salukis outplayed the Flames, winning 67-60 behind junior guard Anthony Beane’s 27 points, 9 rebounds and no turnovers. ... Continue Reading →
Saluki quarterback Mark Ianotti makes a pass during the Salukis’ 44-29 loss against Illinois State University on Saturday
at Hancock Stadium in Normal.
Ryan Michalesko · For The Daily Egyptian

Positives can be drawn from losing season

SIU’s football season finally came to an end Saturday after an agonizing last six games. The Salukis started the season 5-1 with an upset win against Eastern Illinois and blowout victories against Western Illinois and South Dakota. The final six games ... Continue Reading →

Senior looks to steal spotlight

The 2013 leader in steals on the women’s basketball team is returning for her senior season in hopes of building upon that success. Senior guard Mercedes Griffin was a bright spot on a 5-25 team last season. In the Missouri Valley Conference, she finished ... Continue Reading →

Salukis dismantled by Raiders; 70-50

The women’s basketball team traveled to Wright State today for the second game of the year, but things did not go as planned. The Salukis were dismantled by the Raiders, losing 70-50. The game was close at halftime as SIU trailed 33-29, but the Raiders ... Continue Reading →

Yale outlasts SIU in Ohio

SIU overcame another sluggish start Saturday but could not beat Yale, losing its second straight game, 53-46. The team has dropped the first two games of a three-game tournament at Kent State University. After Yale forced 4 turnovers in the early moments ... Continue Reading →

Herrin comes up short against defending champs

The Herrin Tigers’ historic 2014 football season came to a close Saturday. The Tigers won a school-record 11 games, but could not pick up a 12th that would put them in the first Illinois High School Association state championship game in Herrin High ... Continue Reading →

SIU drop season finale to MVFC champions

Despite a strong second half, the Salukis fell in their final game of the season to an in-state rival. No. 7 Illinois State (10-1) defeated SIU (6-6), 44-29. SIU scored 29 points in the second half, but could not find an answer to the Redbirds’ ... Continue Reading →

Tigers bring community together for at least one more week

Only one area team is left standing after last week’s showdown between Carterville and Herrin in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A playoffs. Herrin won the first game in 18 years behind an explosive fourth quarter that turned a tie game ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end regular season on high note

SIU volleyball ended conference play the way it started; with a win against Evansville. The Salukis (16-14, 10-8) ended their regular season with a 3-0 win against the Evansville Purple Aces (8-22, 4-14). Freshman outside hitter Abby Barrow led the team ... Continue Reading →

Illinois State is truly the whole package

SIU football’s opponent Saturday has been one of the biggest surprises in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this season. Illinois State was picked to finish sixth in the conference’s preseason poll. Since then, ISU has gone 9-1. Their spectacular ... Continue Reading →

Salukis open tournament with blowout loss

SIU (1-2) lost its second game of the season as it was dominated by Kent State (3-0) in the opening match of a stretch of three games in three days. The Salukis never led during the game as the Flashes’ defense frustrated SIU all night en route ... Continue Reading →

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →
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