Salukis share space with public

The Saluki swimming and diving teams share the Recreation Center locker rooms with the public. The teams said they often deal with theft and vandalism because the public has access to the team locker rooms. “[Private locker rooms] would be nice,” ... Continue Reading →

Shockers shellack Salukis

The Saluki women’s basketball team was no match for the Wichita State Shockers, falling 80-61. SIU tied the game for 40 seconds in the first half but never led in the game. At halftime, the Shockers led the Salukis 43-29. SIU cut the deficit to ... 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 →

Salukis’ second half rally comes up short

Coach Barry Hinson’s team rallied in the second half but if was not enough to climb out of the hole the Salukis dug for themselves in the first half. SIU men’s basketball (8-12, 1-6) was defeated by the Evansville Purple Aces (15-5, 5-3), ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs need more time in loss

SIU women’s basketball (9-8, 2-4) extended its losing streak at Missouri State (7-10, 4-2) to eight years Friday night. The Salukis could not overcome a cold start from the floor in a 61-57 loss. Although SIU made five of its last seven shots in the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis start streak on milestone win

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson surpassed former SIU coach Rich Herrin in wins in Missouri Valley Conference games with his latest. SIU (9-11, 2-5) defeated the Bradley Braves (6-14, 1-6) 70-59 for its second consecutive MVC win. Hinson is fifth ... 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 →

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness. Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. The players will ... Continue Reading →

SIU swimming continuously recruiting

It is a decision all college students have made, but student-athletes also have to consider whom they want to spend most of their time with. The Saluki swimming and diving team regularly has two-a-day practices. Sixteen recruits made a visit to campus ... Continue Reading →

Football recruits bring mix of youth and experience

The Salukis have to fill 21 roster spots, vacated by players who finished their eligibility after the 2014 season. SIU has signed two junior college transfer players and received commitments from at least five high school players for the 2015 season. Coach ... Continue Reading →

Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

SIU softball got dirt on its cleats Monday afternoon while practicing outside, thanks to warm January temperatures. The Salukis’ season is only three weeks away and senior pitcher Katie Bertelsen is happy to practice outside comfortably. When the weather ... Continue Reading →

Salukis improve from last season

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total. Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15. Although the team started ... Continue Reading →

SIU alumni show off for NFL scouts

Former Saluki tight end MyCole Pruitt and running back Malcolm Agnew played in separate crucial games on opposite sides of the country Saturday. Pruitt played in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Fla. while, Agnew played ... Continue Reading →

SIU snaps losing streak with first MVC win

The eighth time is the charm. SIU men’s basketball (8-11, 1-5) defeated the Loyola Ramblers (13-5, 3-3) for its first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season. It also ended the seven-game losing streak the Salukis were on. “There’s only one ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall late to Evansville 63-58

SIU women’s basketball (9-7, 2-3) and the Evansville Purple Aces (10-7, 5-1) battled back-and-forth throughout the game before Evansville pulled away late with a 63-58 victory. Both teams were playing without a key player, and Evansville had more ... Continue Reading →
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