In brief: Shockers put on probation

Wichita State’s baseball team is on a one-year probation effective until Jan. 28, 2016. The team is also issued a $5,000 fine and the team has to vacate all regular season and conference tournament wins, in which 21 players were ineligible. From February ... Continue Reading →

Freshman vaults her competition

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again. Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed her height of ... Continue Reading →

All-American moves up to smaller role

Weeks of patience are starting to pay off for transfer junior guard Blair Stephenson. The former NJCAA Division II All-American made her first career NCAA start Sunday against Evansville because sophomore starting point guard Rishonda Napier suffered ... 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 →

Scheduling prevents seven Salukis from competing

It is easy to forget student athletes are students. Eight Saluki swimmers qualified for the USA National Swimming Championships, held in Greensboro, N.C. this weekend, but seven opted out to study for finals week. “If they chose to go and their grades ... Continue Reading →

An open letter to NCAA President Mark Emmert

Mark, you make $1.7 million per year. That is $6.8 million over the course of four years, the average amount of time a college athlete spends on campus. Meanwhile, student athletes are suspended for even taking a free lunch, something any college kid ... Continue Reading →
Chris Zoeller | The Weekender

New rule fouls game flow

How the NCAA rules change has affected the season so far Rules change means more fouls, confusion The college basketball season has been a bumpy road — not only for the top teams in the country, but for fans, players and coaches alike. Many changes ... 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 →
Sophomore guard Jalen Pendleton goes for a layup Saturday during the Salukis’
69-60 loss to Western Kentucky University at SIU Arena. Pendleton tallied seven
points and three rebounds during the loss, which marks the third straight for the
Salukis. SIU will travel to Murray State University Dec. 17 to take on the Racers.

Hilltoppers stand tall over Salukis

SIU held Western Kentucky University’s top scorer to only five points Saturday, but the Hilltoppers’ unlikely leading scorer led the team to victory. Hilltopper guard Brandon Harris averaged 4.8 points per game before Western Kentucky (5-3) came away ... Continue Reading →
Jon Erik Bradford | Daily Egyptian
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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 →

Track and field brings home the hardware

Two graduating SIU throwers will finish writing their final chapters while another will continue to write hers. Three track and field athletes competed in the NCAA Track and Field Championships at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. last week. Senior ... 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 →

Salukis swept in late-season series

After SIU allowed 21 runs in three games, the team lost three straight games this weekend to the Purdue University baseball team to move their record to 21-27. The Salukis’ away record was lowered to 7-19 on the season. In Friday’s game, the Salukis ... 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 →

Late-game slip costs SIU

After a game-tying home run by Saluki junior catcher Matt Jones, the Salukis allowed four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to lose to the University of Illinois baseball team 11-7. The Salukis traveled to Champaign, Ill., to face the Fighting Illini ... Continue Reading →
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