Kyle Teegardin, right, a sophomore from Joliet studying sports administration and manager for the SIU men’s basketball team, passes the ball to freshman forward Bola Olaniyan Monday during an after practice shoot around at SIU Arena. The managers prepare everything before and after practice, such as getting the basketballs out, filling up the water jugs, and setting the practice gear out.

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The men beyond the X’s and O’s

Team managers juggle school, basketball dirty work Even before Saluki basketball players take the court at the SIU arena, four team managers have already been in the game for hours. “I tell these guys when we hire them that they have the job with the ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Hannah Shores puts up a shot over Fighting Illini freshman guard Taylor Gleason Nov. 21 during the Salukis’ 78-43 loss to the University of Illinois at the State Farm Center in Champaign. Shores had five points, four assists, and three rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time.
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Shores surges alongside Saluki teammates

  Walk-on sophomore guard Hannah Shores has proved that she can perform the same, if not better than recruited athletes. Shores is a newcomer to the Saluki team, playing her first year at SIU. She is the first women’s basketball player to walk ... Continue Reading →
Aline Opala, a graduate assistant for the women’s tennis team, re-strings rackets Tuesday at Lingle Hall. As a graduate
assistant, her job consists of helping head coach Audra Anderson and assisting players. Opala, who studied law in France and
is attending graduate school for sports studies, said she has enjoyed her first year here at SIU.

Opala brings cultural background to SIU

As an older sibling who was raised in a sports family, Aline Opala has traveled around the world and has landed a position as the SIU tennis graduate assistant. Opala has entered her first year as an assistant to head coach Audra Anderson. Although this ... Continue Reading →
Junior running back Malcolm Agnew carries the ball Saturday during the College Classic game against Southeast Missouri State
University at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Agnew led the team with 127 rushing yards, the most yards rushed by a Saluki since 2011. The
Salukis improved their record to 2-2 after the 36-19 win, and will play their first conference game Saturday against Youngstown State
University at 6 p.m. at Saluki Stadium.

Salukis run past SEMO in St. Louis

  Some 14,000 fans witnessed the first football game at Busch Stadium Saturday as a Saluki running back rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time since 2011. Junior running back Malcolm Agnew rushed for 127 yards and senior quarterback Kory ... Continue Reading →

Forty players find spots on football honor roll

  More than three dozen Saluki football players received credit for their academic effort last season. The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced 40 student-athletes to the honor roll for the 2012-2013 season. Jason Stegman, a graduated long-snapper, ... Continue Reading →

Three golfers named All-American Scholars

  Achieving excellence off the course last season landed three Salukis on the Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars team. Senior Shaina Rennegarbe, junior Cassie Rushing and freshman Mattie Lindner represented SIU on the WGCA list. ... 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 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 seniors help pound Panthers

The Saluki men’s basketball team  has protected its home court well this season and continued the trend as they staved the University of Northern Iowa  74-68 during SIU’s senior night Wednesday at SIU Arena. “I’ve always made a big ... Continue Reading →

Receiver discusses football team’s offense, future

Daily Egyptian: How do you feel about the quarterback position going forward? John Lantz: I think each year Kory (Faulkner) has gotten better, and he’s gained more confidence in us. I know MyCole (Pruitt) has been the main target in our offense, but ... Continue Reading →

Freshman discusses quirky long-distance kick

Football Q&A Daily Egyptian: Early in the year you struggled, but you developed into a strong team asset as the season progressed. What did you do to improve? Austin Johnson: In the beginning of the season, I was a true freshman and kicking was really ... Continue Reading →

Salukis keep playoff hopes in mind

The SIU football team must get a home win Saturday against South Dakota State University to keep its playoff expectations alive. SIU (5-4, 4-2 MVC) will need to win its remaining two games to enter the playoff picture, which is decided by a committee. ... Continue Reading →

Football looks for winning record

The SIU football team’s Homecoming matchup with the University of Northern Iowa Saturday offers the Salukis a chance to kick a battered rival while its down. Defeating UNI (1-4, 0-2) could essentially knock the Panthers out of playoff contention and ... Continue Reading →

Junior guard Taylor suspended on DUI charge

Saluki men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson announced Monday that junior guard Diamond Taylor has been suspended from the team indefinitely after he was charged with driving under the influence early Saturday morning. About Ben ConradyBen Conrady can ... Continue Reading →

Cross-country continues win streak at home

The Saluki cross-country teams continued their hot start to the season as the men and women swept the competition for the second meet in a row. The women routed the competition in the 5k race at the Saluki Invitational by notching five of the top seven ... Continue Reading →
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