Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one. The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to information obtained from a Freedom ... Continue Reading →

Former rival struggling in biggest sport

Creighton has officially been out of the Missouri Valley Conference for one year and seven months, but has not been as dominant as it once was. The Blue Jays made the Big East championship games in men’s basketball and baseball last season. Creighton’s ... Continue Reading →

Salukis start streak on milestone win

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson surpassed former SIU coach Rich Herrin in wins in Missouri Valley Conference games with his latest. SIU (9-11, 2-5) defeated the Bradley Braves (6-14, 1-6) 70-59 for its second consecutive MVC win. Hinson is fifth ... Continue Reading →

Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

SIU softball got dirt on its cleats Monday afternoon while practicing outside, thanks to warm January temperatures. The Salukis’ season is only three weeks away and senior pitcher Katie Bertelsen is happy to practice outside comfortably. When the weather ... Continue Reading →

SIU snaps losing streak with first MVC win

The eighth time is the charm. SIU men’s basketball (8-11, 1-5) defeated the Loyola Ramblers (13-5, 3-3) for its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. It also ended the seven-game losing streak the Salukis were on. “There’s only one ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hoping to salvage season

Right before the Salukis started Missouri Valley Conference play, the team dropped two winnable games at home and was looking for a win against coach Barry Hinson’s former team, the Missouri State Bears. SIU not only lost against the Bears to begin ... Continue Reading →

Salukis continue to slide

SIU men’s basketball (7-9, 0-3)  dropped its fifth straight contest Wednesday falling to No. 23 Northern Iowa (13-2, 2-1), 55-39 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The 39 points is the second-fewest total scored in a game in the modern era for the Salukis, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis surge in second half for conference win

SIU women’s basketball has won its Missouri Valley Conference opener in consecutive seasons for the first time in seven years. Sophomore guard Rishonda Napier notched a career-high 26 points, as the Salukis (8-4, 1-0) outscored the Illinois State Redbirds ... Continue Reading →
Jalen Pendleton reaches for a loose ball Saturday during the Salukis' loss to Bradley at Carver Arena in Peoria. --Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Salukis score season-low in loss to Bradley

SIU men’s basketball extended its losing streak to four games and snapped its 118-game streak of hitting at least one three-pointer. The Salukis (7-8, 0-2) lost their first Missouri Valley Conference road game of the season 63-44 against the Bradley ... Continue Reading →

SIU struggles offensively in first MVC game

SIU men’s basketball ended 2014 on the wrong foot, but it is only the start of conference play. The Salukis (7-7, 0-1) lost 53-50 to the Missouri State Bears (7-6, 1-0) for their first Missouri Valley Conference game of the season. “The game was ... Continue Reading →

Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Anthony Beane drives past a double team Saturday during the Salukis’ 71-49 win against Austin Peay State University at SIU Arena. Beane scored 9 points during the game. The Salukis will play against South Eastern Missouri State on Wednesday.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Schedule strength weak, but still no cupcake

March means madness in college basketball, but the Salukis only get a small taste of teams that made it that far last season. SIU men’s basketball only plays two teams that played in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship last season, and one ... Continue Reading →

Freshman helps Dawgs turn the corner

Taller players in basketball do not always play post positions. Freshman guard Kylie Giebelhausen’s combination of skills and 6-foot-1-inch figure earned her a starting spot for the women’s basketball team. Giebelhausen was a guard when she started ... Continue Reading →

Track and field ready to throw weight around

“This is the best the women’s throwing program will ever be,” junior thrower Alexus Scott said of the upcoming track and field season. Scott and senior teammate Ashely Gaston will return after they earned Honorable Mention All-American awards ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country roster unclear at season’s end

SIU cross-country did not perform the way it hoped to this season, and the future of the program differs on the men’s and women’s sides. As the season came to an end Nov. 14, the teams are looking forward to staying healthy in the off-season in preparation ... Continue Reading →
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