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Illinois State’s hot first-half shooting too much for Salukis to overcome

Illinois State’s hot first-half shooting too much for Salukis to overcome

By Jonathan Thompson
March 4, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

The Saluki men's basketball season came to an end Saturday after a loss to Illinois in the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The Redbirds beat the Salukis in all three of their meetings this season, with a 63-50 final score to secure Illinois State a spot in the MVC championship...

SIU changes up its fate in second day of Coach B Classic

SIU changes up its fate in second day of Coach B Classic

By Gabriella Scibetta
March 4, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The tables turned for the Salukis after their rough start at the Coach B Classic. Southern Illinois (9-8) took on Western Illinois University (4-10) in the second day of the tournament, and ended up on top, 3-2. To start off the game, the Salukis were first up to bat as the visiting team for the...

Salukis fight back after late rally by Western Illinois, claim 8-6 win in home-opener

Salukis fight back after late rally by Western Illinois, claim 8-6 win in home-opener

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 3, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU played an up-and-down affair against Western Illinois Friday at Itchy Jones Stadium that ended in an 8-6 Saluki win. SIU (5-4) senior starting pitcher Chad Whitmer — who came into Friday’s game with a 1-0 record to go along with a 1.50 ERA and team-leading 11 strikeouts — toed the rubber f...

Salukis fall to Wildcats 7-1 in their first game of Coach B Classic tournament

Salukis fall to Wildcats 7-1 in their first game of Coach B Classic tournament

By Gabriella Scibetta
March 3, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU (8-8) brought to the plate a variety of battles and tough pitching decisions against ranked University of Kentucky (12-4). The final hit count was 15 for Kentucky — who won the first game 2-0 against Northern Illinois University to start off the tournament— and three for Southern Illinoi...

Salukis’ second half surge propels them past Loyola and to the semifinals

Salukis’ second half surge propels them past Loyola and to the semifinals

By Jonathan Thomspon
March 3, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball is now one win away from the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game after beating Loyola in the quarterfinals on Friday. The Salukis have now beat the Ramblers three times in three meetings, this time a 55-50 victory sending them to the semi-final game of the MVC tournament. Sophomore...

SIU women’s basketball survives late Indiana State comeback to extend winning streak

SIU women’s basketball survives late Indiana State comeback to extend winning streak

By Sean Carley
March 2, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Sports

With one game left in the regular season, Saluki women's basketball appears to be hitting its stride. SIU had to withstand a hard-fought comeback — nearly surrendering a 22-point fourth quarter lead — but it will leave Indiana State with its third-straight win by a score of 70-66. The Saluki...

Saluki men set new school record in 200-yard Medley Relay, finish Day 1 of MAC Swim & Dive Championship tied for third overall

Saluki men set new school record in 200-yard Medley Relay, finish Day 1 of MAC Swim & Dive Championship tied for third overall

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 2, 2017
Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU serves as host to the 2017 Mid-American Conference Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship, which began Wednesday at Edward J. Shea Natatorium. Seven schools compete in the 2017 MAC Championship in a total of twenty-one individual and team events. The schools participating in these events,...

Salukis take losing side in offensive battle 18-17 at Belmont, drop to 4-4 on the season

Salukis take losing side in offensive battle 18-17 at Belmont, drop to 4-4 on the season

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco
March 1, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team made the final stop of an 8-game road trip to begin the 2017 season at Belmont. Junior starting pitcher Allen Montgomery looked to get his season going in the right direction with this start against Belmont after a rough first outing of the season against Austin Peay that to...

Fletcher named to MVC most improved team

Fletcher named to MVC most improved team

By Sean Carley
March 1, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

A day after two Saluki men's basketball players were honored by the Missouri Valley Conference, one more is taking home a specialty award. Sophomore guard Armon Fletcher was named to the MVC's most-improved team Wednesday morning. Fletcher emerged as one of SIU's most dynamic players this season....

Two Salukis selected for All-League awards

Two Salukis selected for All-League awards

By Jonathan Thompson
February 28, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball

Three days before the conference tournament, two Salukis received conference awards. Senior forward Sean O'Brien was named to All-MVC second team and junior forward Thik Bol selected to the All-Defensive team Tuesday morning. O'Brien averages 12.4 points (No.16 ), 8.5 rebounds (No.2) per game and...

Salukis fall short of taking series with 6-2 loss at ULM

Salukis fall short of taking series with 6-2 loss at ULM

By Denton Giovenco
February 27, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Saluki baseball team came into Sunday’s series finale game against the University of Louisiana Monroe hoping to win their second game in a row, and second series matchup of the season, but instead lost 6-2. Senior pitcher Austin McPheron was tapped for the start Sunday, in place of recoveri...

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