Club baseball attempts to reach previous level of success

The SIU club baseball team hopes to return to the success of the nationally-ranked team five years ago. The team was ranked No. 6 in the National Club Baseball Association poll in 2009 and No. 3 in 2010. Since then, the team has been competing with University ... Continue Reading →

Tennis duo builds on success

Senior Natasha Tomishima and sophomore Meagan Monaghan have great chemistry as a doubles team and this season’s results show it. “[Tomishima] is like the peanut butter to my jelly,” Monaghan said. “We just work so well together.” Last season, ... Continue Reading →

Committee of running backs will split carries

Senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the next two weeks with an ankle injury, but SIU has a group of rushers to bridge the gap. Coach Dale Lennon said four players, Seniors Mika’il McCall, Ken Malcome, Tay Willis, and redshirt freshman Cameron ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore golfer Brooke Cusumano chips out of the bunker Sept. 21 during the Saluki Shootout at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. Cusumano said she plans to include running in her offseason to maintain physical conditioning. The SIU golf teams are heading into the offseason until January, when they will resume practice in preparation for the spring season.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Saluki golf teams head into offseason

The Saluki golf teams are done with the first half of the season, but will do some work before getting back on a tournament tee box. The SIU golf teams will resume practice in January. Both men’s coach Justin Fetcho and women’s coach Alexis Mihelich ... Continue Reading →

Pierre looks to defend her All-MVC honor

Rarely is there ever a bright spot on a team with a winning percentage that more resembles a poor batting average. For the 2013-2014 SIU women’s basketball team, forward/center Dyana Pierre was a bright spot in a murky 5-26 campaign. As a sophomore ... Continue Reading →
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 →

Saluki carries memory of friend to SIU

The SIU volleyball team started training in June, giving one player little time to mourn her friend’s death. Freshman libero/defensive specialist Gabriella Shepherd became friends with Madison Angus in Sue Wunderlich’s fourth grade class at Pioneer ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →

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 →
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