Playoffs bring brand new intensity

With the 2014 National Hockey League regular season finally over, it is time for the playoffs to start and the drama to begin. The NHL, similar to its seasonal counterpart, the NBA, turns up the physicality in the playoffs. The regular season for both ... Continue Reading →

Football player in a league of his own

For the first time in history, a future player in the National Football League came out as an open gay man. Since Michael Sam, University of Missouri defensive end shared his sexual orientation it is questioned how teams will receive a gay player and ... Continue Reading →

No Swan song for SIU

SIU basketball took a hit Tuesday, when the university announced guard Josh Swan underwent a career-ending knee surgery. The surgery was a result of an injury Swan obtained in a Feb. 2 Missouri Valley Conference game against Illinois State University. The ... Continue Reading →

Saluki runners flock together

  Although track and field is often pegged as an individual sport, the SIU men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams have shown the importance of team camaraderie. The 4×400-meter race is a four-legged relay during which four runners ... Continue Reading →

Salukis ready for final test

The SIU men’s baseball team plays six of its last seven games against Missouri Valley Conference competition and the season’s final stretch could be what the team needs to have a successful postseason. The Salukis have been stricken with close ... Continue Reading →

Salukis swept in late-season series

After SIU allowed 21 runs in three games, the team lost three straight games this weekend to the Purdue University baseball team to move their record to 21-27. The Salukis’ away record was lowered to 7-19 on the season. In Friday’s game, the Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs snag win after 10th-inning heroics

The Salukis pushed their record in extra inning games to 3-3 on the season after junior infielder Jake Welch scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning over Belmont University. The SIU baseball team hosted the Bruins in Carbondale on ... Continue Reading →

Weekly Bark May 2, 2013

  The 2013 NBA playoffs provided fans with last-second buzzer-beating wins, exciting high scoring games and instances where the underdog defeats the clear favorite. With the first round of the NBA postseason drawing to a conclusion, what has been ... Continue Reading →

Close games make or break Dawgs

The Salukis have lost 16 games by three runs or less this season, and the team looks to improve on late-game errors for these final 11 games. It seems every time the Salukis are close to sealing a win, there is some extraordinary error or play that deflates ... Continue Reading →

Late-game slip costs SIU

After a game-tying home run by Saluki junior catcher Matt Jones, the Salukis allowed four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lose to the University of Illinois baseball team 11-7. The Salukis traveled to Champaign, Ill., to face the Fighting Illini ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs downed by Shockers

  The Saluki baseball team lost two out of three games by a combined run total of seven to Wichita State University during the weekend. Friday, the Salukis started senior pitcher Cody Forsythe on the mound against WSU junior pitcher Cale Elam. Forsythe’s ... Continue Reading →

Salukis capitalize on costly error

With loaded bases and SIU junior first baseman Ryan Casillas up to bat, South Eastern Missouri State freshman pitcher Tyler Thomas threw a wild pitch and gave the Salukis their seventh-straight non-conference win this season. The SIU baseball team faced ... Continue Reading →

Stranded runners crush Salukis’ weekend

In a three-game series against Creighton University, the Salukis stranded 29 runners on base and allowed 18 runs to drop a three-game conference series during the weekend. The Salukis traveled to Omaha, Neb., to face the Bluejays. Creighton’s sweep ... Continue Reading →

Salukis featured on national stage

senior outfielder Rennie Troggio struggled to hit the ball. Troggio has moved his batting average up to .231, posted 14 RBIs and hit one home run this season. Troggio had a similar year in 2012, when he struggled early then picked up late in the season, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis featured on national stage

After the SIU baseball team won only two of its last nine Missouri Valley Conference games, the team has prepared for a weekend series against Creigton University that includes a Sunday game on ESPN. The Salukis struggled early in the season, but they ... Continue Reading →
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