In brief: Shockers put on probation

Wichita State’s baseball team is on a one-year probation effective until Jan. 28, 2016. The team is also issued a $5,000 fine and the team has to vacate all regular season and conference tournament wins, in which 21 players were ineligible. From February ... Continue Reading →

Salukis cannot capitalize on big game

SIU men’s basketball must have forgotten there are two halves in every game. After leading by 3 points at halftime, the Salukis (9-13, 2-7) lost 59-52 to the No. 18 Northern Iowa Panthers (19-2, 8-1) Wednesday at SIU Arena. UNI defeated SIU 55-39 ... Continue Reading →

Trying out for my dreams

I am going for it. I am tired of sitting around wishing my days competing in organized athletics could be relived. I do not want to be that guy telling everyone about my potential of making it 20 years from now. It is time to put my money where my mouth ... Continue Reading →

Attendance dips with decreased enrollment

Melanie Early | Daily Egyptian Since Saluki Way—an $80 million project renovating most athletic facilities—was launched in 2006, SIU men’s basketball attendance has declined, while football attendance has remained nearly constant. Saluki Athletics’ ... Continue Reading →

Former Salukis coach against SIU

Some former Saluki men’s basketball players find themselves coaching against their old team. Previous SIU players Paul Lusk and Bryan Mullins have coaching jobs in the Missouri Valley Conference. Lusk is head coach of Missouri State and Mullins ... Continue Reading →

Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one. The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to information obtained from a Freedom ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt signs with National Sports Agency

Former SIU tight end MyCole Pruitt signed with the National Sports Agency for representation in the National Football League. The agency represents 25 players on NFL rosters, two free agents and retired players such as former Chicago Bears wide receiver ... Continue Reading →

Moccias adjusting to new normal for now

When former SIU Athletic Director Mario Moccia left to take the same position at his alma mater New Mexico State, he had to make a few sacrifices, such as the size of his living space. But perhaps the most significant sacrifice he made was leaving his ... Continue Reading →

Dunn appoints search committee for athletic director

SIU President Randy Dunn appointed members to a search committee for a new athletic director Monday. Former athletic director Mario Moccia started the same position at his alma mater New Mexico State on Jan. 5. Harold Bardo, former director of the SIU ... Continue Reading →

Salukis share space with public

The Saluki swimming and diving teams share the Recreation Center locker rooms with the public. The teams said they often deal with theft and vandalism because the public has access to the team locker rooms. “[Private locker rooms] would be nice,” ... Continue Reading →

Shockers shellack Salukis

The Saluki women’s basketball team was no match for the Wichita State Shockers, falling 80-61. SIU tied the game for 40 seconds in the first half but never led in the game. At halftime, the Shockers led the Salukis 43-29. SIU cut the deficit to ... Continue Reading →

Freshman vaults her competition

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again. Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed her height of ... Continue Reading →

Salukis’ second half rally comes up short

Coach Barry Hinson’s team rallied in the second half but if was not enough to climb out of the hole the Salukis dug for themselves in the first half. SIU men’s basketball (8-12, 1-6) was defeated by the Evansville Purple Aces (15-5, 5-3), ... Continue Reading →

Former rival struggling in biggest sport

Creighton has officially been out of the Missouri Valley Conference for one year and seven months, but has not been as dominant as it once was. The Blue Jays made the Big East championship games in men’s basketball and baseball last season. Creighton’s ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs need more time in loss

SIU women’s basketball (9-8, 2-4) extended its losing streak at Missouri State (7-10, 4-2) to eight years Friday night. The Salukis could not overcome a cold start from the floor in a 61-57 loss. Although SIU made five of its last seven shots in the ... Continue Reading →
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