Georgia State names AD, Moccia to stay at SIU

Athletic Director Mario Moccia will stay at SIU despite being a finalist for another open athletic director position. Moccia was named a finalist along with Charlie Cobb, the director of athletics at Appalachian State University who has been named athletic ... Continue Reading →

Trustees approve media fee

The SIU Board of Trustees voted unanimously in favor of the $9 student media fee, which will fund the student-run newspaper, the Daily Egyptian, during a special meeting Tuesday in Edwardsville. Board Chairman Randal Thomas said the board never intended ... Continue Reading →

Athletics fee to be voted on

The SIU athletic department wants to raise its fee from $306 to $315.  “We are certainly understanding of the landscape with tuition rising and the economy,” Mario Moccia, director of athletics, said. President Randy Dunn said while he does not try ... Continue Reading →

Athletics battle low attendance

Despite small increases at basketball games, low attendance at university athletic games still remains an issue officials are aiming to fix. Many students have cited not attended games for reasons ranging from tailgate experience to team performance. ... Continue Reading →

Construction workers need extra innings

Athletes and fans anticipating home games at the new Itchy Jones Stadium will have to wait another two weeks. The Saluki baseball team will host Northern Illinois University this weekend, but at Rent One Park in Marion. The series was scheduled to be ... Continue Reading →
Kevin Pemberton, a junior from Chicago, cheers on the
Salukis Wednesday during the men’s basketball game
against Drake University at the SIU Arena. Pemberton
is a member of the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity, which
has teamed up with SIU athletics to use the basketball
games as a recruitment opportunity and support from
students. “We attend every game, all together,” Kevin
Jovanovic, a member of the TKE fraternity, said. “Its
all about supporting our team and our brotherhood.”

Greeks pump up games

A collaborative effort between Saluki athletics and Greek life hopes to take school spirit to a new level. The Saluki Basketball Challenge is a competition between fraternities and sororities to see who can get the most members to attend six select home ... Continue Reading →

USG, GPSC discuss fees

The Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and Professional Student Council met in the new student services building Tuesday night to hold an open forum in which new student fees were presented. Members of several university departments brought ... Continue Reading →
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadet Allison Lampe, center, receives a scholarship check Saturday during Military Appreciation Day at the men’s basketball game at SIU Arena. Lampe, one of three cadets to collect scholarships this week, has received more than $25,000 in scholarship funds. Lampe also helped kick off Saturday’s event by singing the national anthem.

SIU game honors wounded warriors

In honor of veterans around the world, Saturday’s military appreciation men’s basketball game held several festivities to recognize wounded servicemen and women. The game consisted of many soldiers, from cadets to veterans, who relaxed and were honored ... Continue Reading →
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SIU sticks with coach despite NCAA sanctions

The National Collegiate Athletics Association released a 29-page public infractions report today sanctioning Chadron State College for a case involving rule violations against former head coach Bill O’Boyle who is now SIU’s offensive line coach. According ... Continue Reading →

University breaks ground for new baseball stadium

  Many Saluki athletics supporters gathered on Abe Martin Field Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the new Richard “Itchy” Jones stadium. Abe Martin Field has been the home of the Salukis since 1964 and has seen more than 1,000 baseball games. “For ... Continue Reading →

Moccia named athletic director of the year

  The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics named Southern Illinois University’s athletic director Mario Moccia one of four Under Armour athletic directors of the year. Moccia was chosen by the NACDA in the Football Championship ... Continue Reading →

Saluki Athletics pass APR tests

  Saluki fans can breathe a sigh of relief for the upcoming sports seasons. Every team passed the NCAA Academic Progress Rate testing, which allows teams to participate in post-season play. The NCAA requires teams to maintain a score of at least ... Continue Reading →

Former head coach wants university’s money

After being fired once the 2011- 12 season ended, former SIU men’s basketball coach Chris Lowery seeks millions from the university, citing breach of contract and defamation. Lowery, the Associate Head Coach at Kansas State, served as the Salukis’ ... Continue Reading →

Coach’s words speak loud as actions

The 2012 men’s basketball season has seen SIU score 100 points in a game, a victory over a nationally ranked conference team, two five game losing streaks and a first round exit from the conference tournament. The season was every bit of a roller coaster ... Continue Reading →

Women’s basketball head coach resigns

Saluki Athletics Director Mario Moccia announced Monday that Missy Tiber has resigned from her position as the women’s basketball coach. Tiber, who has led the Salukis to a 4-12 record so far this season, finished her four-year SIU run with an overall ... Continue Reading →
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