Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →

Defense picks up slack of dismissed players

The SIU football team’s defense has adapted during the last two games after senior linebacker Victor Burnett and senior cornerback Keith Suggs were dismissed from the team. The two players were released from the team  Nov. 10 for a violation of team ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hope to play spoiler in season finale

Although the SIU football team was eliminated from playoff contention with its loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, it still has plenty to play for. The Salukis needed to beat seven Division I schools to become playoff eligible in the Football Championship ... Continue Reading →

Saluki baseball signs three players

SIU baseball did not have to find as many recruits this season as the last two years. The Salukis signed left-handed pitchers Seth Hackett, from Smith County High School in Elmwood, Tenn., and Joey Marciano from John A. Logan Community College. They also ... Continue Reading →

Beane scores 32 in SIU’s first victory

SIU basketball won its first game of the 2014 campaign Tuesday night with a victory on the road. SIU traveled to Tennessee State for a matchup against Dana Ford, the youngest coach in the NCAA. The Salukis defeated the Tigers 84-67 behind junior guard ... Continue Reading →
Redshirt freshman Cameron Walter carries the ball Saturday during SIU’s 40-21 loss to the University of Northern Iowa. Walter has taken the bulk of the carries for SIU in the wake of senior running back Malcolm Agnew’s ankle injury from Oct. 18 against Youngstown State University.
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Walter emerges as leading rusher in Agnew’s absence

The SIU football team has been a run-first offense this season and utilized a combination of four running backs. That was until senior Malcolm Agnew went down with an ankle injury Oct. 18 against Youngstown State. Since then, the bulk of the running ... Continue Reading →

Saluki specializes to serve

A serving specialist in volleyball has a similar role to that of a field goal kicker in football; they both come into the game without warming up and are expected to perform a critical task. Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Leah Edgerton played ... Continue Reading →

Pippen creates SIU legacy

One SIU volleyball player is on pace to become one of the most efficient Salukis of all time. Junior hitter Taylor Pippen has a .408 hitting percentage, which would be the highest single season percentage in Saluki history. Sonya Locke, who hit .369 ... Continue Reading →
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Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher dribbles the ball up court during the second half of the 79-63 win against South Baptist University at SIU Arena. Weiher
played 1 minute in the game with 2 rebounds.

Weiher used to collegiate competition

SIU men’s basketball has a freshman who faced collegiate competition while he was in high school. Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher played basketball at Creating Young Minds Academy in Irving, Texas, where where he competed against junior college ... Continue Reading →

Assistant athletic director runs more than a department

Some men unwind with hobbies such as woodcarving, car restoration or bowling. One SIU employee likes to spend his time away from the office running. Matt Vincent, assistant athletic director for compliance, took up long distance running while he was in ... Continue Reading →
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Change wouldn’t hurt the SIU football program

The SIU football team may have one more game left, but after yesterday’s loss the Salukis’ playoff hopes are as dead as disco. SIU needed to win seven games against Division I opponents to become playoff eligible, and after Saturday’s 40-21 shellacking ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Sean O’Brien dribbles past a Southwest Baptist University player Nov. 8 during the team’s 79-63 win in its second exhibition game of the season. SIU took on St. Louis University Saturday but lost 62-59 when SLU made a 3-pointer in the last 11 seconds of the game.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Salukis lose to Billikens late

SIU men’s basketball lost its regular-season opener 62-59 in heartbreaking fashion at St. Louis University on Saturday. The Salukis led for most of the game until Billiken junior Austin McBroom hit a three pointer to give his team the lead with less ... Continue Reading →

SIU gets last look at potential postseason opponents

SIU volleyball got one last look at two teams that clinched a spot in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Salukis (15-14, 9-8) extended their win-streak to five matches by upsetting the Missouri State Bears (17-10, 10-5) 3-2 Friday. The streak ... Continue Reading →
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Northern Iowa crushes Saluki playoff hopes in blowout win

SIU’s playoff chances were dashed Saturday by a team that hasn’t won in Carbondale since 1996. Northern Iowa blew out the Slaukis on senior day 40-21. SIU gave the Panthers the win with 4 turnovers that UNI converted for 21 points. Despite the poor ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country season comes to an end at NCAA regionals

The cross-country team ran its last event of the year at the NCAA Midwest Regional Friday. The men’s team finished eighth and the women finished 15th. The men were led by junior Oscar Medina, senior Michael Castel and junior Juan Carrera. Medina earned ... Continue Reading →
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