Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian
Sophomore swimmer Andy Ross announces the coach’s relay Saturday at the Maroon and White swim meet at the Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Ross is studying radio and television, and started announcing swim meets at Purdue University when he was 13. “My dad coaches at Purdue and knew I wanted to [announce] so he volunteered me to do it,” Ross said.

Swimmer follows his voice

Sophomore swimmer Andy Ross does more than compete at meets. Coach Rick Walker gave Ross the opportunity to announce some of the team’s meets last season, which led to Ross being nicknamed “The Voice”. Ross studies radio and television, specializing ... Continue Reading →

SIU Invitational winner aims for conference

Junior Oscar Medina captured his first individual win Saturday while leading the Salukis to a first-place finish. Despite previous honors, Medina was missing a win which he achieved at the annual Saluki Invitational men’s 8K with a time of 24:25.7; ... Continue Reading →

Former Saluki signed by Diamondbacks

Former Saluki catcher Matt Jones promised his grandma Elaine Jones she would be the first person he told if a major league organization ever signed him. On Monday, Jones was able to keep that promise. The Arizona Diamondbacks purchased Jones’ contract ... Continue Reading →

Cross-Country team conquers championship course

Cross-country officially began its season with men’s and women’s victories. On Saturday morning, the women’s team began the meet with a 5K on their home course, the same course the Missouri Valley Conference Championships will be on November 1. Junior ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis opens season at Middle Tennessee State

Five freshmen made career debuts for SIU men’s tennis in the first tournament of the year. The Salukis travelled to Middle Tennessee State University Dale Short Shootout in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Friday. SIU won 15 matches throughout the tournament. The ... Continue Reading →
Sarah Gardner · Daily Egyptian

Grasping for a win

Eric Engleson, a senior from Arlington Heights studying recreation swims toward the ball Sunday during the SIU water polo club’s match against Truman State University at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. SIU was defeated by Truman 16-5, and by Washington ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti runs for a first down Saturday during the second quarter of the Salukis’ 13-35 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Plenty of positives in Purdue loss

SIU football took its first loss of the season, but can learn from it heading into Missouri Valley Football Conference games. SIU’s 35-13 loss at Purdue University was expected. On paper the Big Ten Conference team should have beat the snot out of ... Continue Reading →

Pippen leads Salukis to wins against Evansville and SEMO

Rivals cannot be counted out until it’s all said and done. The Saluki volleyball team (7-6, 1-0) started conference play with a win against University of Evansville (4-9, 0-1) in four sets. It also defeated Midwest non-conference rival Southeast Missouri ... Continue Reading →

SIU baseball players keep options open

Former pitchers Sam Coonrod and Nathan Dorris, and former Saluki catcher Matt Jones all intend to finish their education through SIU. The Chicago Cubs drafted left-handed pitcher Dorris in the 17th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First Year Player ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →
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