SIU women address equality

A heightened sense of reform has made its way into not just the classroom for black women — but on the playing field as well, according to the SIU track and field coach. Connie Price-Smith, the Salukis head track and field coach, said conditions for ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop four straight games in MVC

The SIU men’s basketball team has suffered a four-game losing streak for the second time this season after an 81-51 defeat to Creighton at home Sunday night. Although none of the team’s 6-foot-6 (or shorter) players will grow significantly overnight, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis overcome problematic start

The SIU men’s basketball team is 8-8, 1-4 in Missouri Valley conference play. There are still 13 conference games left to play, a BracketBusters game against an unreleased opponent, the MVC tournament and a possible trip to the NCAA tournament. Yet, ... Continue Reading →

Men lose at buzzer in Western Kentucky

The SIU men’s basketball team lost 57-58 in dramatic fashion against Western Kentucky Thursday. The Salukis had ample opportunities to tie or take the lead in the game’s closing seconds, but he failed to hit clutch freethrows to win the game. Junior ... 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 prepare for Fresno battle

The men’s basketball team tips off its first home regular season game tonight against Fresno State at the SIU Arena. The Salukis are 3-1 as they head into the contest, and they are ranked 19th nationwide in shooting percentage. The team has already ... 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 →

Walk-on uses length as strength

She used to be made fun of because of her tall stature, but freshman tennis player Abigail Plecki now uses her height to overwhelm her opposition. Plecki, who stands at 6 feet tall, said she has always been taller than most girls and even some guys. “Up ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country continues win streak at home

The Saluki cross-country teams continued their hot start to the season as the men and women swept the competition for the second meet in a row. The women routed the competition in the 5k race at the Saluki Invitational by notching five of the top seven ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis prepares for Big Easy tourney

The women’s tennis team season begins today with its first tournament in New Orleans. The Salukis will face off against competition from the University of New Orleans, Nicholls State, Alcorn State, Xavier, Loyola, McNeese State and Troy in the Big Easy ... Continue Reading →

Saluki softball double-header

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Women’s tennis team gives back

The women’s tennis team members thought they would be teaching kids at their annual junior clinics, but the kids taught them some lessons as well. As senior Melanie Delsart told junior clinic participants to hit volley and backhand shots, she said she ... Continue Reading →

Rain doesn’t wash out Saluki Early Bird

The SIU cross-country team saw its first action of the season Friday in an intrasquad meet. The Saluki Early Bird started with inclimate weather but cleared up for the race. Sophomore Sadie Darnell won the 4k for the women’s team with her finishing ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis veteran players lead the season

The SIU women’s tennis team ended last season with many accolades and achievements, including second place in the Missouri Valley Conference. The team strives this year for more singles and doubles victories, but an MVC women’s tennis championship ... Continue Reading →
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