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Salukis back to winning ways in 9-0 defeat of ULM

Salukis back to winning ways in 9-0 defeat of ULM

By Denton Giovenco
February 26, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Saluki baseball team came into game two of a three game series against the University of Louisiana Monroe, looking to turn things around. After beginning the season with a three-game series sweep of Stetson University, where the Salukis (4-2) tallied 22 total runs, the offense cooled off to the...

Salukis hold off Loyola for a senior night victory

Salukis hold off Loyola for a senior night victory

By Jonathan Thompson
February 25, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

Coach Barry Hinson is 16-0 on senior night in his coaching career after clinching the No. 4 seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. "Senior night is a big night to me," Hinson said Saturday night. "I put a huge emphasis on it. It's the second most important game we play all year long....

SIU softball splits again at February Freezer

SIU softball splits again at February Freezer

By Sean Carley
February 25, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

For the fifth time in six doubleheaders this season, Saluki softball walked away with a win and a loss. SIU held tough with its second Power 5 opponent of the season on Saturday, eventually losing to host Mississippi State 5-2 to open the day. It then redeemed one of its Friday losses, beating Eastern...

Salukis defeat Illinois State in second matchup of season

Salukis defeat Illinois State in second matchup of season

By Jonathan Thompson
February 24, 2017
Filed under Basketball, Women's Basketball

The SIU women's basketball team got its second win of the season over Illinois State on Friday, this time winning 57-48. The Salukis (13-13, 7-8 Missouri Valley Conference) took control early in the first quarter, with senior guard Rishonda Napier making a layup for the first basket of the game. Senior...

Five-run fifth salvages split for Saluki softball

Five-run fifth salvages split for Saluki softball

By Sean Carley
February 24, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball scored in just one of the 14 innings it played Friday, was enough to win the second game of its doubleheader. Immediately after being handed their first shutout loss of the season in a 7-0 loss to Eastern Illinois, the Salukis found their bats in the fifth of game two of the day. They...

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

Salukis lose a close one to Illinois State in final road game

By Jonathan Thompson
February 22, 2017
Filed under Basketball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball lost it's second game of the season to Illinois State on Wednesday, 50-46. The RedBirds (24-5 ,16-1 Missouri Valley Conference) had a little bit more incentive coming into this game with tonight being their senior night. The score was close until after a late game surge...

Coach Blaylock’s 600th win highlights SIU softball’s weekend in Florida

Coach Blaylock’s 600th win highlights SIU softball’s weekend in Florida

By Sean Carley
February 20, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

The second weekend of SIU softball's season sent the Salukis to central Florida to play five games in three days in the Eastern Michigan Tournament. Here's how the team did: Game one - against North Dakota SIU's first game of the weekend was a misstep for the Salukis as they dropped a 5-3 co...

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

Salukis break three-game losing streak in win over Indiana State

By Jonathan Thompson
February 19, 2017
Filed under Baseball, SIU Men's Basketball, Sports

SIU men's basketball got back in the winning column Sunday after a 74-68 victory over Indiana State. The Salukis shot 48.3 percent from the field, 40 percent from deep and 70 percent from the line. The Sycamores broke out an early lead of 3-7, but thanks to junior forward Thik Bol's production,...

Salukis completes sweep against Stetson in season opener

Salukis completes sweep against Stetson in season opener

By Jonathan Thompson
February 19, 2017
Filed under Baseball

SIU men's baseball went three-for-three against Stetson over the weekend in the season opener. After a dominant performance on Saturday when SIU won 7-0, the Salukis ended the road trip by beating the Hatters 8-4 in the final game. Southern scored all eight of its runs in the first two innings — s...

Salukis fend off late rally by Stetson to win season opener

Salukis fend off late rally by Stetson to win season opener

By Jonathan Thompson
February 18, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis held off Stetson's rally in the final three innings Friday to win their season opener 7-6. The Hatters scored four of their seven runs in the final three innings of the game — two of which came in the ninth. Junior closer Ryan Netemeyer relieved senior Jacob Williams at the start...

Salukis drop season series to Evansville

Salukis drop season series to Evansville

By Jonathan Thompson
February 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

SIU women's basketball didn't lead once Friday night during its 74-61 loss to Evansville. The Aces' hot shooting got them an early advantage as Evansville made two 3-pointers back-to-back, giving them an early lead. They shot 62 percent from behind the arc in the first quarter. Senior forward...

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