Freshman tennis player Michal Kianicka plays a volley during a doubles match Saturday at University Courts. Kianicka and doubles partner sophomore Jonny Rigby won the match 8-0 keeping them undefeated in the Missouri Valley Conference. Kianicka was ranked the 102, player in the world by the International Tennis Federation.

Young Dawg dominates

The Dawgs’ biggest surprise this season came from one of their youngest players.  Freshman Michal Kianicka has played in the No. 2 spot for the Salukis for most of the season, playing to a 16-10 record in singles action so far in his career. “I ... Continue Reading →
Korey Love, left, and Anita Lee have been doubles partners for two seasons with a record of 31-13. Lee
was named the Missouri Valley Conference Tennis Athlete of the Week Tuesday. She has won the title
three times during her career. Love was named Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete last season.

My odds worsened with a teammate

Communication is key in team sports and journalism, but when two journalists play sports together, it can get ugly.  My challenge this week was a 10-point tiebreaker in tennis against seniors Anita Lee and Korey Love. It was the first and only week I ... Continue Reading →

Japan: stop killing whales

I hope to someday take out a sailboat as an old man, watch the whales breach, jump and thrive as my grandchild and I watch in amazement. But with the continuing extermination of these beautiful and complex creatures, the future looks grim. The International ... Continue Reading →

The Main Squeeze on college scenes and musical gumbo

Chicago-based funk band The Main Squeeze, rooted in Indiana University nightlife, blends together all the ingredients needed to get the dance floor rocking.  The Main Squeeze performs at Hangar 9 Friday. Carbondale’s own Soul Census will open the show. In ... Continue Reading →

Children’s shows basis for adult performance

A classic kids’ television series is the inspiration for an exploration of queer theory at the Kleinau Theater this weekend.  Queer and transgender activist Benny LeMaster, a doctoral candidate in communication studies from Long Beach, Calif., wrote ... Continue Reading →

University waits on smoke-free policy

Contrary to the March announcement, the university will not be smoke free as soon as expected.  The SIU Board of Trustees decided at its April 17 meeting the university will postpone the policy until legislatures pass a law banning smoking and the use ... Continue Reading →

Simon poll shows community concerns

Nearly 600 people responded to the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute in one of the largest community surveys it has conducted in recent years. The Jackson/Williamson County Survey was released Wednesday. The Survey Research Office of the Center for State ... Continue Reading →

Student makes history

A woman in an all-white uniform is usually what comes to mind with the word “nurse”. But one student is redefining what it means to be a nurse in the 21st century. Kwamane D. Liddell, a senior from Bellwood, will be the first black male to graduate ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore Lacey Newbold slides into home during the Salukis’ 6-2 win against Loyola University Friday at Rochman Field. The Salukis swept Loyola in the three game series this weekend but lost to Evansville to end their seven-game winning streak.

Evansville beats SIU with long ball

The Salukis traveled to Indiana Tuesday in search of their ninth straight win, but fell short and had their first loss since April 12. SIU played one game against Evansville University where the Aces had the bats going and downed the Dawgs 4-2 to avoid ... Continue Reading →

Sibling rivalry comes to Missouri Valley

Freshman center fielder Dyllin Mucha would have liked to play against his older brother, Mikel, who plays for conference rival Wichita State University.  But Mikel, a junior outfielder who was hitting .357, collided with senior outfielder Micah Green ... Continue Reading →

Saluki women finish fourth

The SIU women’s golf season came to a close Tuesday with a middle-of-the-pack finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU shot a 300 in round three to finish fourth, eight shots behind Wichita State University, the tournament’s champion. ... Continue Reading →
Junior outfielder Tyler Rolland is called out at second base Tuesday during the Salukis’ 5-2 win against
Southeast Missouri State University at Itchy Jones Stadium. SIU snapped a three-game losing streak
with the win and improved to 21-20 for the season. The Salukis will travel to Normal Friday for a threegame
series against Illinois State University.

Dawgs get last laugh against SEMO

The Saluki baseball team needed the win Tuesday night to avoid falling below .500 for the first time since its 1-2 start to the season.  SIU (21-20, 3-9) hosted the Ohio Valley Conference leading Southeast Missouri State University (27-12, 17-4) for ... Continue Reading →

Hop and a skip to Windy Hill

Matt McCarroll pours out hops Tuesday at Windy Hill Hops farm and brew shop in Murphysboro. McCarroll, an associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry at SIU, owns Windy Hill Hops and teaches a chemistry of brewing class on campus, which allows ... Continue Reading →

Ziggy Marley lets reggae ‘Fly’ on new album

In the history of Jamaican roots reggae music, one family stands out as the genre’s pioneer: the Marleys. In 1981, the world lost Bob Marley, one of the most influential musicians to walk the planet. However, his love and passion for music and the world ... Continue Reading →

Inequality addressed on the ‘Radio’

A performance piece can be an effective way to address national concerns, and this weekend SIU will play host to a piece focused on one of America’s most controversial topics. The Tony Award-winning play “Radio Golf,” written by August Wilson, opens ... Continue Reading →
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