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.
CHRIS ZOELLER | DAILY EGYPTIAN

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 →

Dawgs downed by Shockers

  The Saluki baseball team lost two out of three games by a combined run total of seven to Wichita State University during the weekend. Friday, the Salukis started senior pitcher Cody Forsythe on the mound against WSU junior pitcher Cale Elam. Forsythe’s ... Continue Reading →

Salukis capitalize on costly error

With loaded bases and SIU junior first baseman Ryan Casillas up to bat, South Eastern Missouri State freshman pitcher Tyler Thomas threw a wild pitch and gave the Salukis their seventh-straight non-conference win this season. The SIU baseball team faced ... Continue Reading →

Stranded runners crush Salukis’ weekend

In a three-game series against Creighton University, the Salukis stranded 29 runners on base and allowed 18 runs to drop a three-game conference series during the weekend. The Salukis traveled to Omaha, Neb., to face the Bluejays. Creighton’s sweep ... Continue Reading →

Runs come in late for Salukis

The Salukis scored the winning run in the eighth inning or later in both games to sweep the series during the team’s final two weekend series games against Eastern Kentucky University. SIU senior infielder Wes Neece said EKU was a tough opponent despite ... Continue Reading →

SIU honors complex with 9 titles

The SIU track and field teams dedicated the new Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex Friday and Saturday in grand fashion with nine event wins and 11 personal records during the Bill Cornell Spring Classic. Past and present Saluki athletes and administrators ... Continue Reading →
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