Benitez leads swim team quietly

Pamela Benitez lets her swimming do the talking. As a quiet leader, the junior freestyler has anchored the women’s swimming team since her first semester as a Saluki in the spring of 2012. Before she stepped foot on SIU’s campus, Benitez made a name ... Continue Reading →

Herd bullies Salukis on boards

The SIU women’s basketball team was unable to keep pace with Marshall on the boards as it lost 70-66 Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis (1-7) were out-rebounded by the Thundering Herd (5-4) 44-30. Most of Marshall’s rebounds came on the offensive ... Continue Reading →

High school stars shine at Saluki Shootout

High school basketball fans from all over southern Illinois flocked to SIU Arena during the weekend for the second annual Saluki Shootout. The shootout featured six girl teams and 12 boy teams from throughout the region, which competed in one game each ... Continue Reading →

Salukis impress at Nationals to conclude fall season

Eight Saluki swimmers made a name for the SIU program when they competed in the USA Swimming AT&T Winter Nationals in Austin, Texas during the weekend. SIU went head-to-head with some of the nation’s strongest college programs and independent clubs. The ... Continue Reading →

D.E. Weekly Bark December 3, 2012

The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for excusing four players — guard Tony Parker, forward Manu Ginobili, F/C Tim Duncan and guard Danny Green — from Thursday night’s loss against the Miami Heat. The Spurs played five away games in the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis left panting in Racers’ dust

The SIU women’s basketball team found trouble cooling Murray State down from three-point range as they lost 67-55 on the road Saturday night. Murray State (5-3) made nine of 17 attempts from beyond the arc en route to the program’s first win over ... Continue Reading →

Mastodons beat SIU

The Saluki women’s basketball team failed to capture a lead at any point during Thursday’s 78-65 loss to Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne at SIU Arena. SIU (0-5) was unable to contain junior IPFW forward Amanda Hyde, who scored a career-high ... Continue Reading →

Cavero ready to recapture greatness

After spending the last year away from the court, men’s tennis player Jorge Cavero is eager to return to competition. The redshirt sophomore has been recovering from a left wrist injury since the Oct. 21 Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regionals. Cavero ... Continue Reading →

D.E. Weekly Bark November 27, 2012

Former University of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik was fired Sunday, two years after leading the Tigers and current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to a national championship. Chizik was 33-19 in four years at Auburn, but the Tigers finished ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop 2 in Miami

The SIU women’s basketball team took its talents to Florida over the weekend but was unable to return home with its first season win. The Salukis (0-4) competed against Radford University and Florida Atlantic University at the University of Miami Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →

Salukis stay afloat in split-team competitions

The Saluki men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams divided into two groups during the weekend to compete in the Purdue Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind. and the Phoenix Fall Classic in Chicago. The split squads found success in different forms, ... Continue Reading →

SIU falls to 0-2

Free throws usually do not appear in the highlight reel, but they can often make the difference between a win and a loss. The SIU women’s basketball team was on the wrong side of the foul battle against Loyola on Saturday night in Chicago and lost 82-73. ... Continue Reading →

Walkers continue athletic legacy

They may be known as the Walkers, but this family does not maintain a slow pace. SIU swimming coach Rick Walker, one of the family’s anchors, has done it all both in and outside the pool. He has been a member of the United States national team and has ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball falls in opener

The SIU women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a dismal shooting night as it lost 59-46 to the University of Central Arkansas in its first game of the 2012-13 campaign. It was the fourth consecutive season-opening loss for the Salukis, who ... Continue Reading →

Men’s rugby kicks it into high gear

Rugby is a physical sport, but the bitterness between competitors typically ends with the game. Dan Unes, a senior from Peoria studying mechanical engineering, is in his first year as men’s rugby club president after three previous years on the team. He ... Continue Reading →
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