Father-son duo bring family bond to basketball

Freshman guard Anthony Beane Jr. decided to follow his father from Illinois State University to SIU and join a team that is focused on becoming a family. Coach Barry Hinson said because players and coaches spend so much time together, a family environment ... Continue Reading →

Salukis spend time at the line

Last season, with a 3-point lead and 11.3 seconds on the clock, junior basketball forward Davante Drinkard stepped to the line with a chance to close out the Clemson University Tigers during the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii Dec. 23. Drinkard ... Continue Reading →

Track sees no Olympic qualifiers, trials continue

Five former Salukis had a chance to qualify for spots on the US and Bahamas Olympic teams, but so far no one has made it to London. The Olympic Trials began Thursday and will continue through July 1 in Eugene, Ore. The Salukis had three throwers competing ... Continue Reading →

‘Mike T’ tournament honors local hero

Just under 5,000 people from all over southern Illinois played in a basketball tournament during the weekend for a local hero. The Mike T Basketball Tournament hosted teams from Mount Vernon, Du Quoin and Marion to play alongside members of the Carbondale ... Continue Reading →

15 minute saluki with: DeAnna Price

Freshman thrower DeAnna Price qualified to compete for the U.S. on the World Junior Team of the International Association of Athletes Federation. She qualified Saturday in the hammer throw with her second place throw at the Junior Outdoor Track and Field ... Continue Reading →

Freshman thrower qualifies for World Jr. team

Freshman thrower DeAnna Price qualified for a spot on the IAAF World Junior team and the chance to compete in Barcelona, Spain against other top throwers in the world July 10-15. Price qualified in hammer with a throw of 202-10 Saturday during the U.S. ... Continue Reading →

McCall wins title in hammer throw, women’s team places 14th overall

Senior thrower Jeneva McCall became the national champion in the hammer throw as the SIU women’s track and field team placed 14th overall, the second-best finish in school history at the NCAA outdoor championship. The Salukis had seven athletes compete ... Continue Reading →

Track and field team sends seven athletes to NCAA finals

Seven members of the Saluki track and field team earned a chance to compete in the NCAA finals after their performances in regional competition. The finals will be June 6-9 in Des Moines, Iowa at the Drake University campus. The athletes earned their ... Continue Reading →

Track and field finishes third, fourth during championships

Several Salukis may have ended their careers with event wins, but the SIU track and field program did not add another conference title to its mantle with the Missouri Valley Outdoor Championship. The Saluki women and men placed third and fourth overall ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis ends record year with loss to Shockers

Although the SIU women’s tennis team lost 4-0 to Wichita State University in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, it finished with the highest winning percentage in school history. The MVC Championships were Saturday in Omaha, ... Continue Reading →

Men’s tennis drops MVC Championship opener

The SIU men’s tennis season ended with a loss Friday to Illinois State University at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Omaha, Neb. The Salukis dropped their final match of the season to finish with a 9-13 record overall. The team went ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis head into MVC tournament at No. 4 seed

The SIU women’s tennis team enters its first match of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships against an opponent it has already beaten this season. The MVC Championships start Friday in Omaha, Neb., as the Salukis face the Evansville Purple Aces. ... Continue Reading →

Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

Preparation for the 2012 Olympic games in London presents a different set of challenges for former SIU track and field throwers Gwen Berry and Brittany Riley. Berry and Riley are SIU alumnae who are training to compete in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, ... Continue Reading →
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