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Scheduling a mess for men’s basketball

By Joe Ragusa
February 7, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The travel schedule for the men’s basketball team has started to wear on the players, said coach Chris Lowery.“It’s not always about the game,” Lowery said. “It’s about being able to come back that night and the next day being able to practice and being able to be in your own bed.”The M...

Saluki women defeat Panthers 5-2

By Akeem Glaspie
February 6, 2012
Filed under Sports, Tennis

SIU women's tennis coach Audra Nothwehr said her team’s confidence was high Saturday as it faced Eastern Illinois University.The meet was held in Danville and was the second encounter of the two teams this season; the Salukis defeated the Panthers in October during the Fall Classic. SIU continued the ...

Salukis enter home stretch

By Joe Ragusa
February 6, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

The SIU men's basketball team kicked off the final month of the regular season in grand fashion by sneaking past Evansville Saturday.After dissecting SIU's narrow 53-52 victory, coach Chris Lowery said he likes how the rest of the schedule looks on paper.“We looked at the back end (of our schedule)...

Saluki Brief 2/7/12

By Joe Ragusa
February 6, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guard Jeff Early scored a team-high 14 points against Evansville Saturday, but 13 of those came in the first half.The one point Early scored in the second half provided the margin of victory.SIU won 53-52 over Evansville at the SIU Arena on a free throw from Early with two seconds left in the game...

Saluki men split doubleheader

Saluki men split doubleheader

By Akeem Glaspie
February 6, 2012
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men's tennis team earned its first win of spring season as it split a doubleheader against Butler University and Purdue University.The meet was held Saturday at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and the Salukis started with a match against Purdue.The Salukis opened the meet against th...

Under Armour becomes official sponsor of SIU

By Brandon Willingham
February 6, 2012
Filed under Sports

Clothing cohesiveness will no longer be an issue for the Saluki Athletics program after a deal was reached with the program’s new official outfitter.SIU’s athletic program signed a five-year agreement with Under Armour Inc. Wednesday that gave the company the right to provide athletic wear for al...

Early, Salukis hold off late rally from Evansville

By Joe Ragusa
February 5, 2012
Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guard Jeff Early scored a team-high 14 points against Evansville Saturday, but 13 of those came in the first half.The one point Early scored in the second half provided the margin of victory.SIU (8-16, 5-8 Missouri Valley Conference) won 53-52 over Evansville (11-12, 6-7 MVC) at the SIU Arena on a...

Track team captures win at Saluki Invitational

Track team captures win at Saluki Invitational

By Akeem Glaspie
February 5, 2012
Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The SIU track and field team dominated the Saluki Invitational meet and left the Recreation Center Saturday in first place Saturday.The SIU men's team won seven events during Friday and Saturday, while the women won five.Heading into the meet freshman thrower Bradley Sauer said the team's members expe...

Football team raises $6,000 for Samaritan House

Football team raises $6,000 for Samaritan House

By Caleb Motsinger
February 5, 2012
Filed under Football, Sports

After their 6 a.m. workout, Saluki Football players grabbed donation buckets in an attempt to raise money for Carbondale's Good Samaritan House.SIU's football players stationed themselves in front of  five Carbondale grocery stores Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect money for the fifth year in ...

Six athletes elected to 2012 Saluki hall of fame

Six athletes elected to 2012 Saluki hall of fame

By Joe Ragusa
February 5, 2012
Filed under Sports

Joel Sambursky is one of six former athletes inducted into the Saluki Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, but nine years ago he was the freshman quarterback inheriting a 1-10 team.“The state of the program was in despair. Nobody believed we could win,” Sambursky said. “There was much more people i...

Former Saluki prepares for second Super Bowl

By Joe Ragusa
February 2, 2012
Filed under Sports

The maroon and white will have one representative in the 2012 Super Bowl.Brandon Jacobs, running back for the New York Giants, will suit up for his second Super Bowl Sunday against the New England Patriots. Jacobs’ road to the Super Bowl included a one-year stint at SIU in 2004.“(Jacobs) is a good ...

Saluki differs from teammates

Saluki differs from teammates

By Brandon Willingham
February 1, 2012
Filed under Sports, Swimming

Softball player Mallory Duran-Sellers’ responsibilities are quite different from those of her teammates.Duran-Sellers, a senior from Windsor, Colo., studying English education, is the only player on the team who is married. Duran-Sellers tied the knot with her husband Nick Sellers in May after he g...

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