NBA athlete’s coming out renders mixed reactions

While professional athletes took to Twitter after NBA player Jason Collins came out as gay, SIU athletes and staff expressed their own opinion on the matter. “I’m a 34-year-old NBA center.  I’m black.  And I’m gay,” Collins said in an April ... 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 →

Admiraal: captain of his own fate

Martijn Admiraal maintained his undefeated season in singles play as he finished his third and final set Sunday against Illinois State. However, he was close to leaving his SIU tennis career behind during this time last year. Senior captain Brandon Florez ... Continue Reading →

Salukis breeze past MVC rivals

The wind and chance of rain wasn’t enough to falter the Salukis as they nearly went undefeated against Missouri Valley Conference opponents Illinois State and Bradley 6-1 and 7-0 respectively. The two weekend wins leave the team with 13-3 overall record ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs welcome a winner in Stein

After a disappointing stint from their previous head coaching hire, the university’s chancellor and athletics director introduced Cindy Stein as its new women’s basketball head coach. Stein will take over for ex-interim coach Adrianne Harlow, ... Continue Reading →

SIU downed in dogfight against Huskies

The Saluki men’s tennis team’s six-game winning streak ended Sunday as it lost 4-3 against Northern Illinois University. It was the team’s first loss since its Feb. 8 match against No. 44 Memphis. The Salukis were scheduled to face Creighton Saturday, ... Continue Reading →

Bulldogs, Redskins advance to State Semifinals

More than 7,000 high school basketball fans filled SIU Arena Tuesday night with sections of red, purple, blue and orange to support their teams that battled hard to get there. An overtime 57-54 win by Nokomis Redskins over the Gallatin County Hawks and ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end perfect at home

The SIU men’s tennis team added a 6-1 win against Eastern Illinois Friday and a 7-0 sweep against St. Louis University Saturday to give the team a perfect 4-0 record at home this season. The two wins came with difficulties for SIU, as both freshman ... Continue Reading →

Salukis take two weekend matches

The Salukis dominated their weekend match against McKendree and Western Illinois Universities and won 6-1 both Saturday and Sunday. The victories mark the team’s first wins at home this season. Coach Dann Nelson said it felt great to play and win in ... Continue Reading →

Salukis rally for late overtime win

Saluki senior forward Jeff Early’s clutch shooting sent SIU into an overtime 74-68 win against Miami University. of Ohio The Salukis (12-16, 4-12 Missouri Valley Congerence) saw a fast first-half start as they gained a 22-9 lead within the game’s ... Continue Reading →

Knee injuries not always the end

Knee ligament injuries have claimed the seasons of players such as Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo, Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn and the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose. It is a common injury for athletes because of the physical strain they apply to themselves ... Continue Reading →

Tigers trounce Salukis

SIU’s men’s tennis team found trouble facing the Tigers’ depth as they lost the last game of their road trip 4-0 Friday in Memphis. The Salukis played tough in singles. However, they either lost or couldn’t finish every match against a Memphis ... Continue Reading →

Mens golf changes with the season

With the grass slowly turning from brown to green, the Salukis continue their returning-season preparations, which includes changes to the roster. The Salukis men’s golf team will lose four seniors by the end of the season, including the team’s ... Continue Reading →


Matt Ferguson Daily Egyptian Header:  Knee injuries hurt, not always career ending        or       ACL injuries hurt, not always the end Injuries to knee ligaments have claimed the seasons of players such as Boston Celtics’ Rajon Rondo, ... Continue Reading →

Golf team adds 3 to fall season roster

Adding talent is necessary to stay competitive in college athletics, so it’s no surprise to see SIU’s womens golf team actively recruiting prospective talent. This fall will highlight incoming players Kris Grimes, Brooke Cusumano and Kristie Yang. Grimes ... Continue Reading →
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