Freshman Kyle Pauly  pitches in extra innings during SIU’s 5-4 win against Purdue Saturday March 22. The Salukis begin conference play this weekend at Missouri State. 
Jennifer Gonzalez|Daily Egyptian

Conference games bring back rivalries

The Missouri Valley Conference is one of the best conferences for baseball this season but come this weekend, the glove comes off. The Salukis (13-10, 0-0) have their first conference series this weekend at Missouri State University (10-13, 1-2).  The ... Continue Reading →
Freshman swimmer Sarah
James, right, embraces
senior swimmer Kristy Hinkle
Saturday after the women’s
200-yard backstroke during
the Missouri Valley Conference
Championship at Edward J.
Shea Natatorium. Hinkle won
the 200-yard backstroke with a
time of 2:02:51. James finished
the season on the first-team
All-Conference roster and
Hinkle garnered honorable
mention first-team.
ROBERT OLSON | FOR THE DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki women kept swimming until end

Saluki women’s swimming and diving finished the season with some hardware, but not the Missouri Valley Conference Championship the team wanted. SIU hosted the MVC Swimming and Diving Women’s Championships during the weekend, and finished in third ... Continue Reading →

Athletes adjust, bare all weather elements

  NCAA athletes have to practice and compete regardless of if the weather is too hot, too cold or just right. SIU is geographically one of the most southern schools in the Missouri Valley Conference. Since temperatures fluctuate, some sports teams ... Continue Reading →

UALR female swim team joins Missouri Valley Conference

  The Missouri Valley Conference commissioner, Doug Elgin, has announced the University of Arkansas at Little Rock women’s swim team, has joined the conference as an affiliate. UALR coach Amy Burgess said the team was in the Sun Belt conference ... 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 →

Salukis set to swim

With three days of swimming ahead, the women’s swimming and diving team is prepared for this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference Championships. SIU will host the championships Thursday- Saturday at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatori- um and will feature ... Continue Reading →

Salukis bear second loss under Harlow

      The Salukis kept a close contest for the second game in a row under interim- coach, Adrianne Harlow, but the team fell short 79-72 in its matchup with Missouri State. Missouri State (10-9, 2-5), got a fast start against SIU (4-14, 1-6) ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall hard against Illinois State

Post trouble and poor shooting caused the Salukis to fall 89-41 during Saturday’s game against Illinois State. The 89 points marked a season-high in points for the Redbirds (12-6, 4-2 Missouri Valley Conference), and the margin was SIU’s worst loss ... Continue Reading →

Sycamores log Salukis

Matt Ferguson Daily Egyptian   Despite closing a 21-point gap against Evansville Sunday, the Salukis couldn’t keep their offense going Thursday night as they fell 72-57 to the Indiana St. Sycamores. The Salukis (4-11, 1-3) kept it a close ... Continue Reading →

Baseball team added to MVC

Dallas Baptist University officially moved to the Missouri Valley Conference Monday as an affiliate member in baseball. The Patriots’ remaining 13 sports teams will continue to compete in the Division II Heartland Conference. SIU Athletic Director Mario ... Continue Reading →

Senior infielder breaks for home

Wes Neece needed some time off. The Saluki infielder played part in a rollercoaster of a season that began with a blistering 12-5 start to the year, was paced by a seven game losing streak to enter the month of May and finished with the Salukis catching ... Continue Reading →

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

After he missed two sacrifice bunts in his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore second baseman Jake Welch said he was just happy to make contact when he lined a walk-off double into left-center field Saturday. “I knew coach (Ken Henderson) wasn’t ... Continue Reading →

Salukis’ season ends with MVC loss

The Salukis are one-and-done in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, losing 66-51 in the first round against Indiana State. The Salukis (8-23, 5-14 MVC) couldn’t hit water at the bottom of a lake in the first half against Indiana State (17-13, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis open MVC tournament against Indiana State

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament kicks off today when the Salukis face Indiana State at 6:05 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Freshman forward Treg Setty said the team is focused more on playing hard than winning the tournament. “We ... Continue Reading →

Creighton and Wichita State headline MVC tournament

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament starts Thursday, and there’s only two teams with a realistic shot at taking the title. No. 15 Wichita State (26-4, 16-2 MVC) and No. 25 Creighton (25-5, 14-4 MVC) are the one and two seeds in the tournament, ... Continue Reading →
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