Catcher Matt Jones gets dressed in the locker room Tuesday before the Southern Illinois Miners’ game against the Frontier Greys at Rent One Park in Marion. Jones, who started 113 games for the Salukis, signed with the Miners June 12. “The transition has been easier staying in the same part of the country,” Jones said. “It’s been a lot of fun playing at the professional level and it’s nice to be close to home.”
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Jones transitions to Frontier League

Catcher Matt Jones’ first home series of his senior season was played at Rent One Park in Marion, but now he’s calling it home in a different uniform. Jones played two seasons with the Salukis. He started 113 games and hit .282 with 4 home runs and ... Continue Reading →
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Talented freshman joins Saluki golf

When the time came for golfer Alice Ho to choose where she would continue her education, she had no shortage of choices. After considering her sister’s school Ohio University and The Ohio State University, Ho chose SIU. Ho picked the university because ... Continue Reading →
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Lebron’s odds at five straight finals

  The LeBron James sweepstakes dominated the sports headlines for much of the summer. As in 2010, James kept fans on edge about where he would play next. In 2010, he left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Hopefully his ticket from Cleveland ... Continue Reading →

Tough campaign ahead for Saluki football

The Dawgs were ranked fifth by the coaches, media and sports information directors of the Missouri Valley Conference on July 29. The result surprised me, based on the offensive weapons the Salukis have, and the nine starters returning on defense. However, ... Continue Reading →

The Mudsills: Bringing the Blues Through Southern Illinois

When describing the blues genre of music, musical legend B.B King once said, “The Blues? It’s the mother of American music. That’s what it is – the source.” Music today likes to incorporate small pieces of the blues style like scales and note ... Continue Reading →

Chicago’s The Heard talk funk, venues, balance and new material

Based in Chicago and playing at venues such as the Congress Theater and Metro, funk band The Heard has been combining early funkadelic styles and upbeat jams for several years. The group consists of a horn section, including Adam Gross on trombone, Parris ... Continue Reading →
Derrek Humphrey, of Sturgis, Ky., takes a break Wednesday from setting up a carnival ride at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds. Humphrey has earned the nickname ‘Monkey’ because he
climbs on top of rides. The Du Quoin State Fair starts Aug. 22 with the theme “Love a Fair: Since 1923.”
Ian Mullen • Daily Egyptian

Guide to this year’s Du Quoin State Fair

The smell of funnel cake creeps over the land, attracting people far and wide. Engines growl as demolition derby cars smash into each other with violent force. Screams echo as people spin in every direction on their conquest for thrill and adrenaline. There ... Continue Reading →
Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Bite out of nature

Gabriel Garcia, a senior from Chicago studying geography and environmental resources, purchases produce Wednesday from the Logic Campus Market in front of Faner Hall. Logic is a Registered Student Organization that focuses on growing organic food and ... Continue Reading →
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Retention targeted by task force

Nearly 40 percent of students who attended their first year in 2012 didn’t return for a second year, according to the university fact book. As retention remains a continual issue on campus, a task force is implementing new initiatives in the hopes ... Continue Reading →

O’Guinn releases statement

Former Police Chief Jody O’Guinn released a statement Wednesday explaining the circumstances of his firing. O’Guinn said he does not know the reason Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity fired him. Baity described the justification of his termination ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis get iced for ALS

The SIU football team participates in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Tuesday at Saluki Stadium. The SIU softball team challenged the Saluki football team. As of August 19, the social media trend has raised 22 million dollars for the ALS Foundation and ... Continue Reading →
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LEDs enlighten campus

Students will soon be enlightened by the results of an about $1 million lighting project throughout the campus. Kevin Bame, vice chancellor for administration and finance, said the new LED lights being installed are part of a $30 million deferred maintenance ... Continue Reading →

Sprinters schedule walk-on tryouts

SIU’s new sprints coach had less than a month to recruit after being hired, so he’s hoping to find talent already on campus by holding tryouts. Coach Connie Price-Smith announced the hiring of sprints coach Anthony Acklin on July 28. The Salukis scheduled ... Continue Reading →
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The return of Mika’il McCall

Most people rarely get the opportunity to redo something in life they regret, but one member of the Saluki football team finds himself with that opportunity. Mika’il McCall’s 2013 season was cut short after just one game due to a disciplinary dismissal, ... Continue Reading →
Jamie Eader • Daily Egyptian

A family affair

Deborah Barnett, left, a doctoral student in workforce education, her son Travis Barnett, middle, a senior studying geography and environmental resources, and Bryan Waldrop, a senior studying industrial design, have breakfast together Tuesday at Harbaugh’s ... Continue Reading →
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