Dugout Crew brings energy to the Itch

Itchy Jones Stadium was not the only addition to the SIU baseball program this season. The Salukis created the Dugout Crew: a group of 12 women who help out with on and off field tasks. The women help at the games by bringing water and extra baseballs ... Continue Reading →

Stadium not ready for home opener

Athletes and fans anticipating home games at the new Itchy Jones Stadium will have to wait two more weeks. The Saluki baseball team will host Northern Illinois University this weekend, but games will take place at Rent One Park in Marion instead of Itchy ... Continue Reading →

Salukis strike out Austin Peay

The Saluki baseball team defeated Austin Peay State University Tuesday while recording the most strikeouts in one game since pitching coach P.J. Finigan recorded 17 in 2005. SIU defeated the Governors 14-4 with four home runs. The Salukis took a lead ... Continue Reading →

Losing streak still gives hope for women’s basketball

The Salukis hosted their annual pink-out game where the women fell short in an 80-55 loss against Drake University. Despite three consecutive losses, the Salukis have not lost hope just yet. Last time the Bulldogs and Salukis met, it was a head-to-head ... Continue Reading →

Salukis build confidence with first win over SLU

The SIU men’s tennis team picked up its first win of the season Friday in dominant fashion over St. Louis University 6-1, while dropping only two matches. The Salukis started off the match against the Billikens by winning two of three matches to take ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis splits two matches during weekend

The SIU women’s tennis team lost to Eastern Illinois University Friday, marking the first time in the teams’s history the Salukis fell to the Panthers, but recovered Saturday in its first win of the season at Austin Peay State University. The women’s ... Continue Reading →
Former Saluki men’s basketball coach Rich Herrin reacts to cheers from the crowd Saturday during the halftime recognition of the All-Century Team at SIU Arena. Herrin, who coached from 1986-1998, led the Salukis to three consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championships, and three NCAA Tournament appearances. –Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Athletics honors All-Century basketball team

Many former Saluki basketball stars and their families joined together Friday to honor members of the All-Century team: the best 25 players and four coaches in SIU history. Of the 29 that made the prestigious team, 22 were at the ceremony or had representation. ... Continue Reading →
Chris Hagstrom, former
director of video services for
Saluki Athletics, watches the
last seconds of the Salukis
75-69 loss to the University of
Evansville Jan. 11 in the video
control room of the SIU Arena.
The men’s basketball game was
Hagstrom’s last after four years
with the Salukis. Hagstrom
is now a creative services
consultant for Total Sports
Entertainment and director of
production for the South Bend
Silver Hawks, a Class A affiliate
of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Video services director moves on

It is not often people get to know the man behind the camera, but Chris Hagstrom, former director of video services for Saluki Athletics, is hard to miss. From running around at basketball games to interviewing coaches, Hagstrom is a jack-of-all trades. Hagstrom ... Continue Reading →

Behind the sidelines

Working day-to-night shifts seven days a week, taping body parts and monitoring athlete’s health, the SIU athletic trainers devote an enormous amount of time to keeping athletes healthy. Trainers must not only be on call during the season, but work ... Continue Reading →

Salukis claim second-straight MVC series

  The Salukis scored a combined 15 runs in the final innings of all three weekend games to claim a series win against Wichita State University. SIU head coach Kerri Blaylock said series win was key to kickstart another good weekend. “If you win ... Continue Reading →

Saluki softball double-header

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Campus aids Harrisburg in tornado relief

Students across the university are reaching out to Harrisburg. The EF4 tornado that devastated the town’s community Wednesday left 200 to 300 homes and 25 businesses damaged or destroyed. Students, faculty and staff have helped the town by volunteering ... Continue Reading →

Six athletes elected to 2012 Saluki hall of fame

Joel Sambursky is one of six former athletes inducted into the Saluki Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, but nine years ago he was the freshman quarterback inheriting a 1-10 team. “The state of the program was in despair. Nobody believed we could win,” ... Continue Reading →
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