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SIU’s football kicks off spring practice with first scrimmage

SIU’s football kicks off spring practice with first scrimmage

By Jonathan Thompson
March 26, 2017
Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

The SIU football team played its first scrimmage of spring ball on Sunday after the originally scheduled Saturday scrimmage hosted at Carterville High School was rescheduled because weather. The Salukis ran about 68 plays on offense and defense full contact against each other at Saluki Stadium. Third...

Men’s tennis sweeps Eastern Kentucky while women fall to Wichita State

Men’s tennis sweeps Eastern Kentucky while women fall to Wichita State

By Jonathan Thompson
March 25, 2017
Filed under Tennis

SIU men's tennis (14-2) won its seventh match in a row on Saturday with a 7-0 sweep over Eastern Kentucky. The men didn't lose a single match or set, showing complete dominance throughout. "Our confidence as a team is very high," senior Piotr Baranski said. "We practice a lot, we practice hard,...

SIU ties series at 1-1 with win over Jacksonville State

SIU ties series at 1-1 with win over Jacksonville State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 25, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Southern rallied back from a two-run deficit late in the game Saturday to claim a win against Jacksonville State 5-4. Regularly scheduled for a 2 p.m. first pitch start, Saturday's game was delayed fifteen minutes to allow moderate rain showers to subside. This small delay did not affect the scheduled...

Jones pitches her second shutout of the season at series opener against Drake

Jones pitches her second shutout of the season at series opener against Drake

March 25, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The Dawgs (15-14, 3-1 MVC) started their series against Drake on Saturday (16-13, 0-4 MVC) with a win and a final score of 1-0. Only one game was played Saturday at Charlotte West Stadium instead of the originally scheduled doubleheader because of rain. Brianna Jones was in the circle for the Salukis, pitching...

Salukis drop series opener to Jacksonville State

Salukis drop series opener to Jacksonville State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 24, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Even though Southern was the first to score a run, it failed to hold off Jacksonville State, eventually losing 8-6 Friday afternoon. Saluki senior starting pitcher Chad Whitmer was solid through his first six innings of work, allowing one run on four hits and zero walks while striking out two. Whitmer...

SIU football scrimmage rescheduled for Sunday

SIU football scrimmage rescheduled for Sunday

By Sean Carley
March 24, 2017
Filed under Football, Sports

Because of inclement incoming weather to the area, Saluki football's first spring scrimmage of the season has been rescheduled, Saluki Athletics announced Friday afternoon. The scrimmage will now be happen at 1 p.m. Sunday at Saluki Stadium and is open to the public. Originally, the scrimmage...

O’Brien crowned top 10 in conference

O’Brien crowned top 10 in conference

By Gabriella Scibetta
March 24, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The National Association of Basketball Coaches recently honored forward Sean O'Brien with a spot on the Division I All-District second team. The NABC announced Wednesday that O'Brien, a four-year starter from Mundelein, ranked among the MVC's leaders in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage,...

Salukis struggle on the mound in loss to Murray State

Salukis struggle on the mound in loss to Murray State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 22, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU's baseball team fell to Murray State 13-10 Wednesday despite another big night at the plate. The Salukis (11-10) came into Wednesday's game with momentum from two wins in their last two games. Those two wins came against the University of Illinois last weekend, where the Salukis played four games...

Saluki softball drops heartbreaking series finale

Saluki softball drops heartbreaking series finale

By Sean Carley
March 19, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Much like SIU softball's second game of Saturday's doubleheader, Sunday's game was decided in the final inning. However, this game left a different feeling in the Salukis' stomachs as Bradley eked out a 6-5 win to avoid a sweep in the opening series of the Missouri Valley Conference season. "I...

SIU softball sweeps Bradley in MVC-opening doubleheader

SIU softball sweeps Bradley in MVC-opening doubleheader

By Sean Carley
March 18, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Although it took some dramatics, SIU softball will go into Sunday trying to earn a sweep in the first series of the Missouri Valley Conference. Southern swept its MVC-opening doubleheader against Bradley on Saturday, winning its first game 6-1 and the second by 2-1 in eight innings. SIU's freshmen...

Salukis lose to Toledo despite big day at the plate

Salukis lose to Toledo despite big day at the plate

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 17, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball tied its season-high of 14 hits in a game and set a new season-high of six doubles Friday against Toledo, but came 90 feet short of tying the game in the ninth to lose 8-7. Junior left fielder Greg Lambert put the Salukis on the board early with a solo home run in the top of the...

SIU bounces back from weekend series at Memphis to take win at Arkansas State

SIU bounces back from weekend series at Memphis to take win at Arkansas State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis completed a rescheduled matchup against Arkansas State on Wednesday coming away with a hard-fought 4-2 win. After a rough weekend series against Memphis that saw SIU battle to secure one win in three games — all of which were decided by one run — the Salukis desperately needed to pull...

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