SIU approaches toughest test

SIU football will put its perfect record on the line for its toughest matchup yet Saturday. SIU (3-0) will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for a date with Purdue University (1-2). The Salukis have looked strong early in the season, but will be tested ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis to start at Middle Tennessee

The SIU men’s tennis team will play its first competition this weekend. The Salukis travel to the fourth-annual Middle Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to start its season. Matches will be played Friday, Saturday ... Continue Reading →
Nicolas-Galindo-·-Daily-Egyptian

SIU dives into Maroon and White meet

SIU swimming and diving is extending its appreciation to fans and professors before really getting its feet wet. The Saluki swimming and diving teams open the season with the Maroon & White meet at 10 a.m., Saturday at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. ... Continue Reading →
Lewis-Marien-·-Daily-Egyptian

Cross-country prepares for Saluki Invitational

The defending Missouri Valley Conference Champions will host their last home meet before the championship is held in November. On Sept. 20, SIU’s cross-country team will have its annual Saluki Invitational. The meet will feature the MVC Championship ... Continue Reading →
Freshman fullback Hans Carmien laughs with teammates Saturday during the second half of the Southeast Missouri State University game at Saluki Stadium. Carmien is the youngest offensive starter for the Salukis this season.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Redshirt freshman fills in at fullback

Ray Agnew’s graduation left SIU with a hole on offense that has been filled by a freshman. Redshirt Hans Carmien stepped in for the Salukis at fullback. In three games he has just 2 catches, but has already managed to find the end zone once. Carmien ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Meg Viggars, left, junior Taylor Pippen, center and freshman Abby Barrow jump to block a ball Saturday during the Saluki Invitational at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis play against the University of Evansville at 7p.m. Friday in Davies Gym.
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Salukis sweep Skyhawks on the road

SIU volleyball has its longest winning streak of the season heading into conference play. The Salukis (5-6) defeated the University of Tennessee-Martin (5-6) in three sets Tuesday night for the last midweek match of the season. SIU held the Skyhawks ... Continue Reading →

Walk-on freshman brings positive attitude to Saluki golf

Freshman Jackie Biggs ended up in southern Illinois because her mother found a brochure for SIU and talked her into applying. She was born in New Jersey and raised in Colorado. “I was like, ‘Okay, whatever, I guess,’” Biggs said. “But then I ... Continue Reading →

Rain prevents Saluki comeback attempt

The men’s golf team was ready to compete Monday, but the course was not. Coach Justin Fetcho said Illinois State University’s Weibring Golf Club in Normal was already soft from last week’s rain. More rain on Monday made it unplayable. He said the ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Freshman tennis player Daniel Martinez is one of six freshmen on the men’s tennis team this year. Martinez, of Enid, Okla., was born in Quito, Ecuador, but then
moved to San Antonio where he began playing tennis. Martinez said he is also the only left-handed player on the tennis team. “[Being left-handed] gives you an extra
advantage [over right-handed players] because your spin is different,” Martinez said. The Salukis will open the season at the Middle Tennessee State University
Dale Short Shootout Friday in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Saluki tennis freshman comes prepared

The son of an Air Force pilot, freshman Daniel Martinez spent his childhood living all over the Western Hemisphere. Martinez was born in Quito, Ecuador. When he was four, he moved to San Antonio, where his tennis career began. “I first picked up a racket ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-·-Daily-Egyptian

Playoffs could be in Salukis’ future

After Its 53-20 win over SEMO, the Saluki football team is off to its best start since 2007. The Salukis’ passing game clicked Saturday night as Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti threw 6 touchdowns to tie the SIU single-game school record. The Salukis ... Continue Reading →
Ian-Mullen-·-Daily-Egyptian

Rosignol perseveres through injury

It usually means the end of a season for an athlete after a torn ACL, but it doesn’t have to be the end of their career. Freshman volleyball player Alex Rosignol tore her ACL playing basketball in the summer before her senior year of high school. The ... Continue Reading →
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Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-Daily-Egyptian

Iannotti ties record in Salukis’ win

SIU rolled over Southeast Missouri State University to its third-straight win Saturday night. The Salukis crushed their regional rivals 50-23.  SIU ran away early from the Redhawks in a game plagued by turnovers and penalties. At the end of the first ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bounce back after cat chase

SIU volleyball doesn’t have to worry about playing more than two matches in a 24-hour period again until Thanksgiving for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. The Salukis (4-6) hosted the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Mastodons ... Continue Reading →

Coach brings changes to defense

Saluki football’s pass defense struggled in 2013, but looks to rebound in 2014. SIU ranked 39th in the FCS in total defense last season, and 73rd in pass efficiency defense. To help remedy the low rankings, SIU hired David Elson, a graduate assistant ... Continue Reading →
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