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SIU Athletics inducts hall of fame class of 2017

SIU Athletics inducts hall of fame class of 2017

By Jonathan Thompson
January 28
Filed under Sports

Six former Salukis were honored at the hall of fame induction ceremony on Friday in Saluki Arena. Hubie Dunn, 1939-1943 Dunn was a six-time individual champion during his senior year at SIU. That same year he was captain of the gymnastics team — one of the best teams in the country at the time...

Salukis snap four-game losing streak in win over Bradley

Salukis snap four-game losing streak in win over Bradley

By Jonathan Thompson
January 27
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

SIU women's basketball got itself back in the winning column after a 66-57 road win Friday over Bradley. Freshmen forward Chelsea Brackmann made a layup with the Braves' first possession to open up scoring. The Salukis didn't trail long as senior forward Carlie Corrigan grabbed a rebound on one...

Scouting Missouri State

Scouting Missouri State

By Sean Carley
January 27
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The Missouri Valley Conference basketball season is halfway over and teams are coming back around for either revenge or to cement their status to their opponents. The first team to see the Salukis a second time this season will face the Dawgs at 7 p.m. Saturday when coach Barry Hinson's former team,...

SIU softball picked third in MVC preseason poll; two players named all-conference

SIU softball picked third in MVC preseason poll; two players named all-conference

By Sean Carley
January 27
Filed under Softball, Sports

After reaching the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, Valley coaches expect SIU to remain in contention for a conference title. Southern Illinois was picked to finish third in the MVC coaches' preseason poll released Wednesday. The Salukis finished 10 points behind preseason...

Leo Vincent, Sean Lloyd reinstated after administrative review

Leo Vincent, Sean Lloyd reinstated after administrative review

By Sean Carley
January 26
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The two players to miss Tuesday's game against Wichita State are cleared to play after the closing of an internal administrative eligibility review. Senior guard Leo Vincent and sophomore guard Sean Lloyd are immediately eligible to practice and play, director of athletics Tommy Bell announced Thursday. "Together...

SIU to cut men’s and women’s tennis, reduce swimming scholarships

SIU to cut men’s and women’s tennis, reduce swimming scholarships

By Sean Carley and Luke Nozicka
January 26
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Saluki Athletics announced Thursday that it will eliminate the men's and women's tennis teams as well as reduce the number of men's swimming scholarships, effective July 1. Once fully enforced, the cuts will save the university approximately $660,000 annually in scholarships, salaries, travel...

For the second time in as many seasons, SIU football coach Nick Hill needs a new assistant coach

For the second time in as many seasons, SIU football coach Nick Hill needs a new assistant coach

By Athena Chrysanthou
January 25
Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Saluki wide receivers coach Ashton Aikens has accepted the same position at Western Michigan under first-year coach Tim Lester. Lester announced Wednesday morning that Aikens will be joining the WMU program that broke into the national scene this season, finishing the regular season undefeated and...

Nothing goes right for Salukis in loss to Wichita State

Nothing goes right for Salukis in loss to Wichita State

By Jonathan Thompson
January 24
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

To say the SIU men's basketball team had a bad day would be an understatement. The Salukis lost their third game in a row on Tuesday, this time losing 87-45 to Wichita State — the third worst point margin loss in program history. Trouble found SIU before the game even started. Coach Barry Hinson...

Scouting Wichita State

Scouting Wichita State

By Sean Carley
January 23
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball — on a three-game losing streak — faces at 6 p.m. Tuesday the most daunting task in the Missouri Valley Conference: going up against Wichita State in Charles Koch Arena. In mid-major college basketball, very few teams remain prominent for an extended period of time. But t...

Salukis’ late run falls short in loss to Evansville

Salukis’ late run falls short in loss to Evansville

By Sean Carley
January 22
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Neither team lit the nets on fire by any means Sunday, but SIU women's basketball couldn't muster up the offense it needed to walk away with a win. The Salukis were held to 31 percent shooting, eventually losing to Evansville, 63-60. SIU (8-10, 2-5 Missouri Valley Conference) never took the lead...

SIU collapses in final minutes, falls to Northern Iowa

SIU collapses in final minutes, falls to Northern Iowa

January 21
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Halfway through the second half it looked like the Salukis would walk away with a win Saturday, but after a bad final eight minutes of play they fell to Northern Iowa 58-57. The loss put SIU (14-7, 4-4 MVC) in fifth place in the Missouri Valley Conference, while a win would've left them tied for...

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