No Love lost for conference rivals

There have been many different speculations about what team will land NBA All-Star forward Kevin Love. The most recent trade proposal came from the Chicago Bulls, who have offered forwards Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic in exchange for ... Continue Reading →
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Only two games remain in World Cup

The biggest tournament in the world will end this weekend with one team holding the World Cup trophy along with bragging rights for the next four years. Argentina and Germany will meet in the final Sunday with the Netherlands and host Brazil meeting ... Continue Reading →
Kourtland Bidinger, a student at Parrish School in Carbondale, shares a victory dance with freshman receiver Jimmy Jones at the Saluki Kids Academy camp last week.

Kids academy scores with local students

Most kids do not get the chance to learn about football from Division I players, but for one day, 35 local area grade school students got the chance. The football clinic was part of the Saluki Kids Academy, a literacy camp for striving readers in the ... Continue Reading →

The NBA draft is finally upon us

Up until a few days ago, the number one pick in tonight’s NBA Draft was locked in, but now it’s a two-man race. The University of Kansas’s Joel Embiid was set to be the top pick and head to the Cleveland Cavaliers, but a foot injury has hurt Embiid’s ... Continue Reading →

Athletics fee to be voted on

The SIU athletic department wants to raise its fee from $306 to $315.  “We are certainly understanding of the landscape with tuition rising and the economy,” Mario Moccia, director of athletics, said. President Randy Dunn said while he does not try ... Continue Reading →

Senior gets Royal treatment

Senior right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton became the second Saluki and 11th Missouri Valley Conference pitcher selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Eaton was selected 1,023rd overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 34th round. “It’s ... Continue Reading →

Coonrod headed to Bay Area

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →
Freshman Kyle Landon clears 2.16m during the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Championships May 17 at Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex in Carbondale. Landon
is one of five Salukis to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships held June 11-14 in Eugene, Ore.

Salukis prepare for nationals

As the hot summer begins, five SIU track members are still practicing for the national championship in Eugene, Ore., and hope to bring home the gold. Throwers Josh Freeman, Curtis Wideman, Ashley Gaston and Alexus Scott, along with jumper Kyle Landon, ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs best efforts fall short to Shockers

  The Salukis had only one hit Thursday, but managed to force extra innings against last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions. The eighth-seeded Salukis (26-31, 4-17) lost to the fourth-seeded Wichita State University Shockers ... Continue Reading →

Salukis move to losers bracket

A southern Illinois native stalled the Dawgs chances to make it to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday. The eighth-seeded Salukis fell to the fifth-seeded Illinois State University Redbirds (32-21, 10-11) 6-1 to put them ... Continue Reading →

Salukis show winning hand against Aces

The Saluki baseball team was a few steps away from beating the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year earlier this season, but it got its revenge against him Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Salukis (26-29, 4-17) upset the top-seed University of Evansville ... Continue Reading →
Senior infielder Jayna Spivey is congratulated by her teammates Saturday during the Salukis' 6-2 win against Indiana State University at Charlotte West Stadium. Head coach Kerri Blaylock challenged the team to get louder in the dugout after the team’s 5-1 loss at Bradley April 12. “It felt like we came to a turning point after we lost the first game at Bradley to where we were flat and unenergetic,” Blaylock said. Since the challenge, SIU has posted an 11-5 record. The Salukis open the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Thursday in Normal.  —Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Recent success stems from bench players

Salukis respond to coach’s challenge Saluki softball has been on a roll lately, and a large part of the recent success is coming from the players on its bench. Since the series opener against Bradley University April 12, the Salukis (28-23, 15-11) ... Continue Reading →
Junior sprinter McKenzie White, left, sophomore tennis player
Jonny Rigby and senior tennis player Anita Lee talk strategy
Monday at the Recreation Center before the final Aaron vs. Athletes
dodgeball challenge.

The true underdog story fell short

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball. Americans first heard that line in “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story” nearly 10 years ago. If someone threw a wrench at me, there is no way I would let it hit me, even if it came from a Division I athlete’s ... Continue Reading →

Concussions are not something to play with

When spring practices ended, some players rested their bodies, others prepared for the long season ahead, but one player was told to relieve the stress on his brain. Junior wide receiver Israel Lamprakes, said he was told to reduce brain activity after ... Continue Reading →

Salukis start tourney today

Saluki softball has not won a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament since 1991, but that could change this weekend. SIU (28-23, 15-11) will open the 2014 MVC tournament today, and with three straight wins can clinch a birth in the NCAA regionals. Coach ... Continue Reading →
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