Area high schools gear up for IHSA football playoffs

This weekend marks the beginning of the end of the high school football season in Illinois. The Illinois High School Association Football Playoffs are here. With each passing week, the weather will grow colder, the number of remaining teams will shrink ... Continue Reading →

Saluki linebacker core is built on depth

Injuries and position changes have put two of SIU football’s leading tacklers together as inside linebacker. Sophomore Chase Allen and senior Victor Burnett both have different backgrounds that made them two of the top tacklers on the team this year. Allen ... Continue Reading →

Men’s basketball team can monitor how much heart it has

An SIU coach is finding what it means to give 100 percent. The men’s basketball team has been wearing heart rate monitors during practice and conditioning to gauge players’ performances. Entering his third season as head coach, Barry Hinson said ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian
Junior guard Anthony Beane goes up for a dunk Saturday during “Homecoming Hoops” outside SIU Arena. The Salukis’ first home basketball game of the season is at 7:05 p.m. Saturday against the University of St. Mary.

Saluki basketball future better than present

SIU men’s basketball ended last season with a surprising run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament that ended in heartbreak. This year’s team is looking to build on that success, though it will be missing a big piece. With the loss of Desmar ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Senior wide receiver LaSteven McKinney runs after a catch during the Salukis’ 45-0 win against Taylor University Aug. 28 at Saluki Stadium. In 9 games, McKinney has 12 punt returns for 207 yards.

Wide receivers make impact on special teams

Just because a player is listed as a wide receiver does not mean they cannot participate in other roles. Seniors LaSteven McKinney and Tay Willis make their biggest impact on the team through special teams, which is not their primary position. McKinney ... Continue Reading →

Week off rests starters, gives young players more reps

The SIU football team will finally get a break from the weekly routine of the season. The Salukis are 5-4 and have lost their last three games, all to ranked opponents. They also played without leading rusher Malcolm Agnew against Indiana State, which ... Continue Reading →

Djimde finds delayed, fresh start with SIU

Old ladies can start leaving SIU coach Barry Hinson alone because his team will be taller this year. Junior center Ibby Djimde is 6-foot-8 and 255 pounds. He transferred to SIU from Illinois after his sophomore year. As a result, he was forced to sit ... Continue Reading →
Christopher Dion, center, a senior from Villa Park studying civil engineering, and Michael Giusto, a junior from Lansing studying anthropology, dance Friday
during a time out of the Salukis’ 3-1 win against Indiana State University at Davies Gym. Dion said he has attended nearly every home game, bringing signs he
made to motivate the team. Giusto said he dances during every time out to keep his enthusiasm. “It pumps me up, it makes me want to keep cheering for the
team,” Giusto said.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Davies Crazies boost team at home

Students, families and the swimming and diving teams were all in support of SIU volleyball to give Davies Gym its 10th highest attendance Friday against Indiana State. Davies Gym held 615 fans in the Maroon Game on Friday. The Salukis defeated the Sycamores ... Continue Reading →

Former swimmer follows his passion

Athletes make sacrifices for their sport, but sometimes have to sacrifice their sport for their passion. Andrew Spencer, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn. studying cinema spent his first three years at SIU as a swimmer, but left the team to focus on his ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn revenge, but fall again

SIU volleyball earned revenge against one rival, but was beat by another. The Salukis split the weekend matches with a 3-1 win against Indiana State on Friday and a 3-0 loss to Illinois State on Saturday. Both teams defeated the Salukis earlier this season ... Continue Reading →
Senior wide receiver LaSteven McKinney runs the ball Saturday during the fourth quarter of the Salukis’ 41-26 loss against Indiana State University. McKinney had 7 catches for 55 yards during the game.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Dawg tired Salukis enter off week

After three straight losses and an injury to its leading rusher, SIU football finally gets a break. It is week 10 and most teams have already had their bye week, giving teams a chance to rest their players. Unfortunately for SIU, its bye week comes with ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn revenge, but fall again

SIU volleyball earned revenge against one rival, but was beat by another. The Salukis split the weekend matches with a 3-1 win against Indiana State on Friday and a 3-0 loss to Illinois State on Saturday. Both teams defeated the Salukis earlier this ... Continue Reading →

Former star returns to SIU with new intentions

After a successful basketball career, former Saluki and NBA point guard Troy Hudson became a writer, a rapper and even wrote a movie script. Hudson played at SIU from 1995-1997 and played with five NBA teams, including his longest stint of five years ... Continue Reading →

Dawg tired Salukis enter off week

After three straight losses and an injury to its leading rusher, SIU football finally gets a break. It is week 10 and most teams have already had their bye week, giving teams a chance to rest their players. Unfortunately for SIU, its bye week comes with ... Continue Reading →

Sycamores all but kill Saluki playoff hopes

SIU football lost its third straight game Saturday, but this time on its home turf. The Indiana State Sycamores moved the ball on the ground and through the air to defeat SIU 41-26 . Indiana State Quarterback, senior Mike Perish led the Sycamores with ... Continue Reading →
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