Salukis set to open MVC

It has been nearly 30 years since SIU women’s tennis reigned supreme in the Missouri Valley Conference, but this week the team has a chance to return the hardware to Carbondale. Friday marks the beginning of the MVC tournament. For SIU, the three-day ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop heartbreaker to Sycamores

After upsetting third seeded University of Northern Iowa Panthers the night before, the Salukis couldn’t continue their Cinderella run, falling in the semifinals. SIU played on Saturday for the first time since 2007 but weren’t able to get the chance ... Continue Reading →
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MVC Gallery

Photo Gallery- Missouri Valley Conference: March 7, 2014, Southern Illinois University vs. the University of Northern Iowa. All photos are the copyrighted property of the Daily Egyptian and its employees. Reproduction or usage without proper attribution ... Continue Reading →

Kid in a candy store, part two

My first Arch Madness as a sports reporter has so far been exciting, overwhelming and stressful all wrapped into one. The butterflies started Thursday when I was walking to the back entrance of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was only an afternoon ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs leap into quarterfinals

The Salukis were able to deliver on senior day and claim the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold out crowd at SIU Arena. For the first time since March 1, 2008, SIU (13-19, 9-9) was able to play in front of a full ... Continue Reading →

Recruiting pays off for Saluki volleyball

Three high school volleyball players have signed on the dotted line and will make Carbondale their home next fall. Abby Barrow, Anna Himan and Gabriella Shepherd each signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Salukis and help a program coming ... Continue Reading →

Salukis earn academic honors after making history

After bringing home two Missouri Valley Conference championships, seven SIU cross country runners were declared MVC Scholar-Athletes, making history yet again with the most honorees the team has ever had. Six women and one man have held a cumulative grade ... Continue Reading →
Freshman setter Hannah Kaminsky sets the ball Tuesday during practice at Davies Gym. Kaminsky was named Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week, her first collegiate and conference award. Kaminsky earned the award after recording 29 digs, 127 assists, nine kills, three blocks and four aces last week during the Salukis’ matches against Murray State University, Indiana State University and Illinois State University.
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Freshman volleyball player earns MVC honor

Many teams do not reap much production from their players during their freshman year, but setter Hannah Kaminsky has had to adjust to new strategies and develop relationships with her teammates from the start. Kaminsky, who was named the Missouri Valley ... Continue Reading →

Cross Country takes lead in preseason poll

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams enter the 2013 season with high expectations from the coaches in the Missouri Valley Conference. In a Monday press release by the Missouri Valley Conference, the men’s team was picked to win the conference ... Continue Reading →
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Saluki volleyball hits aces in classroom

  Academic honors have been common for the Salukis over the past few years. The team earned their eighth consecutive American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award this past season with a spring 2013 cumulative GPA of 3.628. The award ... Continue Reading →

Baseball players succeed off field

Two Salukis shined on the field and in the classroom last season, earning scholar athlete awards. Senior utility player Austin Montgomery and junior pitcher Tyler Dray were selected for the Missouri Valley Conference MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. To ... Continue Reading →

Saluki runners flock together

  Although track and field is often pegged as an individual sport, the SIU men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams have shown the importance of team camaraderie. The 4×400-meter race is a four-legged relay during which four runners ... Continue Reading →

Close games make or break Dawgs

The Salukis have lost 16 games by three runs or less this season, and the team looks to improve on late-game errors for these final 11 games. It seems every time the Salukis are close to sealing a win, there is some extraordinary error or play that deflates ... Continue Reading →

Rambles join the Valley

Daily Egyptian   The University of Loyola accepted an invitation into the Missouri Valley Conference as it was announced by the University’s President Michael J. Garanzini and Director of Athletics Dr. M. Grace Calhoun Friday. Loyola will participate ... Continue Reading →

Salukis featured on national stage

After the SIU baseball team won only two of its last nine Missouri Valley Conference games, the team has prepared for a weekend series against Creigton University that includes a Sunday game on ESPN. The Salukis struggled early in the season, but they ... Continue Reading →
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