Salukis outrun Governors

SIU (5-3) cruised to its fourth straight win beating Austin Peay (2-6) at SIU Arena on Saturday night, 71-49. APSU held the lead once with 18:38 left in the first half, then it was all Salukis. SIU led by as many as 25 points to extend its winning streak ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs outpace Cougars

SIU and SIU-Edwardsville are 112 miles apart geographically but on the court, the distance between the two teams seemed wider than that Wednesday. The Salukis (4-3) dominated the Cougars (1-4) and led the game from beginning to end en route to a 79-67 ... Continue Reading →

Salukis winning but can improve

As the competition ramps up, the Saluki pups have had a rough time adjusting to tougher teams. SIU is 4-3 after last night’s win against SIU-Edwardsville and 3-3 versus Division I teams. In losses the team’s youth has been evident, but inexperience is ... Continue Reading →

Salukis snap skid, put out Flames

SIU gained its first and only win of its three games played in three days Sunday against the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Salukis outplayed the Flames, winning 67-60 behind junior guard Anthony Beane’s 27 points, 9 rebounds and no turnovers. ... Continue Reading →

Yale outlasts SIU in Ohio

SIU overcame another sluggish start Saturday but could not beat Yale, losing its second straight game, 53-46. The team has dropped the first two games of a three-game tournament at Kent State University. After Yale forced 4 turnovers in the early moments ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end regular season on high note

SIU volleyball ended conference play the way it started; with a win against Evansville. The Salukis (16-14, 10-8) ended their regular season with a 3-0 win against the Evansville Purple Aces (8-22, 4-14). Freshman outside hitter Abby Barrow led the team ... Continue Reading →

Salukis open tournament with blowout loss

SIU (1-2) lost its second game of the season as it was dominated by Kent State (3-0) in the opening match of a stretch of three games in three days. The Salukis never led during the game as the Flashes’ defense frustrated SIU all night en route ... Continue Reading →

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →

Recruiting pays off for Saluki volleyball

Three high school volleyball players have signed on the dotted line and will make Carbondale their home next fall. Abby Barrow, Anna Himan and Gabriella Shepherd each signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Salukis and help a program coming ... Continue Reading →

Salukis give back to local youth

Baseball camp benefits coaches, players Saluki baseball will host a youth hitting camp Jan.11-12 for players ages seven to 18 at the Garden Grove Event Center in Carbondale. Hitting coach Ryan Strain primarily will run the camp, but the entire coaching ... Continue Reading →

Dodgeball hurtles from the playground to the Rec

After weeks of hard work and preparation, and arduous minutes of dodging, ducking, dipping, diving and more dodging, an SIU dodgeball champion was crowned in the top league Dec. 5. Team Chuck defeated People’s Elbow in the final match, with the winner ... Continue Reading →

Salukis separate for more individual swims

The Saluki swimming and diving team will split in half this weekend to compete in the Missouri Invite in Colombia, Mo. and the Phoenix invite in Chicago. Saluki swimmers had to qualify to go to the Missouri Invite with their best times of the season. ... Continue Reading →
SIU softball assistant coach Buddy Foster, of Murphysboro, hits balls to outfielders Wednesday during the team’s defensive practice at Charlotte West Stadium. Foster, who was head coach Kerri Blaylock’s assistant from 1999 to 2005, returns to SIU after coaching stints at Bradley University, the University of Kansas and SIU-Edwardsville. Foster’s responsibilities will include recruitment and assisting with pitching and hitting.

Foster returns to Saluki softball

As a former SIU coach who has coached multiple schools and spent a countless amount of time on the field, Buddy Foster is being welcomed back to SIU as assistant coach. From 1999-2005 Foster stood alongside head coach Kerri Blaylock, who has been at the ... Continue Reading →
Senior forward Bronson Verhines, left, and junior guard Dawson Verhines pose for a portrait Monday at SIU Arena. The Verhines brothers, who come from a rich basketball tradition in their hometown of Woodlawn, are the first brothers to play for the Salukis at the same time since the Abrams brothers played together during the 1976-1977 season.
Sarah Gardner | THE WEEKENDER

Brothers fulfill Saluki dream

About 55 miles from the steps of SIU Arena sits Woodlawn, a town of about 700 people with a rich basketball tradition and the lifelong home of the Verhines brothers. Bronson and Dawson Verhines are enjoying the ride of their first season as members of ... Continue Reading →

Behind the sidelines

Working day-to-night shifts seven days a week, taping body parts and monitoring athlete’s health, the SIU athletic trainers devote an enormous amount of time to keeping athletes healthy. Trainers must not only be on call during the season, but work ... Continue Reading →
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