Scholarships dig deeper than pockets

Scholarships can be the deciding factor when it comes to an athlete continuing his or her education after high school.  Some college athletes wouldn’t be able enroll if it wasn not for scholarships and few would be able to afford tuition if scholarship ... Continue Reading →

Salukis close out disappointing season

Battling through injuries, reorganizing seasons plans and a brand-new coaching staff, the Salukis have been through it all, and have closed out their season at 5-25 overall. After losing key players to injuries and other medical issues, the Salukis only ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Dyana Pierre makes a shot over Wichita
State University junior guard Jamillah Bonner Saturday
during the Salukis’ 64-59 win at SIU Arena. Wichita State is
ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference. The women’s
basketball team will compete at 7 p.m. Thursday against
Loyola University in Chicago.

Women upset stagnent shockers

Saturday the Salukis shocked the world after breaking their eight game losing streak and battling through a 64-59 win over the Wichita State University Shockers. The Shockers are ranked first in the Missouri Valley Conference and came into the game with ... Continue Reading →

First half blast turns to upset

The Salukis played their most competitive half of the season but couldn’t make it last as they came up short to the Missouri State University Bears Thursday 91-72. SIU began the game hot and led nearly the entire first half.  Senior guard Jordyn Courier ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Kim Nebo, left, and sophomore forward Dyana Pierre scrimmage Tuesday during practice at the SIU Arena. Pierre is
ranked second in the Missouri Valley Conference in both scoring and rebounding. Pierre and sophomore teammate Azia Washington are
the only two players who have started every game this season. The SIU women’s basketball team will play at home Friday against Illinois
State University.

Salukis play clean with ‘Dirty Dyana’

As the women’s basketball team sprints down court before a play is called, and are appointed to their position, “Dirty?” a Saluki teammate yells. While the opposing team looks around in confusion, one Saluki gives off a sense of laughter and shakes ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Mercedes Griffin drives in for a layup against Loyola University guard Becca Smith Saturday at SIU Arena. The Salukis were defeated 60-48 as a result of several missed free throws and being out rebounded 46–37.

Saluki womens basketball give effort despite player shortages

As an athlete’s body begins to wear down from long practices, players are forced to sit out to avoid further injury. The SIU women’s basketball team has been at a slight disadvantage as a result of players’ injuries and medical issues this season. ... Continue Reading →

MVC woes continue

The Salukis have given up 161 points during the weekend’s two games, resulting in their 12th-straight game against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. SIU’s first 81-74 loss came against Missouri State (14-13, 6-9) in Springfield, Mo. The Salukis ... 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 →

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 →
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