Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt to play in East-West Shrine Game

The journey to the National Football League has begun for some of the team’s best seniors. Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt will play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game has featured ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Carlie Corrigan plays defense against Illinois guard Kyley Simmons on Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss at SIU arena. The Salukis have a record of 4-2. At this time last year, the Salukis’ had a 0-5 record.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

Stein bringing change to SIU

The SIU women’s basketball team needed six games to pick up its first win last year. Although the Salukis lost their sixth game of the 2014-15 season to Illinois, they have won four games. This year’s team is SIU’s fastest to four wins since the ... 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 →

Salukis outrun Governors

SIU (5-3) cruised to its fourth straight win beating Austin Peay (2-6) at SIU Arena on Saturday night, 71-49. APSU held the lead once with 18:38 left in the first half, then it was all Salukis. SIU led by as many as 25 points to extend its winning streak ... Continue Reading →

Salukis recruiting well in advance

SIU volleyball does not have any recruits signed for next season. Coach Justin Ingram said there are two parts to the recruiting season, and the team will probably sign a player or two in the spring. He said the second recruiting period lasts from April ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs outpace Cougars

SIU and SIU-Edwardsville are 112 miles apart geographically but on the court, the distance between the two teams seemed wider than that Wednesday. The Salukis (4-3) dominated the Cougars (1-4) and led the game from beginning to end en route to a 79-67 ... Continue Reading →

Salukis winning but can improve

As the competition ramps up, the Saluki pups have had a rough time adjusting to tougher teams. SIU is 4-3 after last night’s win against SIU-Edwardsville and 3-3 versus Division I teams. In losses the team’s youth has been evident, but inexperience is ... Continue Reading →

Freshman helps Dawgs turn the corner

Taller players in basketball do not always play post positions. Freshman guard Kylie Giebelhausen’s combination of skills and 6-foot-1-inch figure earned her a starting spot for the women’s basketball team. Giebelhausen was a guard when she started ... Continue Reading →

Track and field ready to throw weight around

“This is the best the women’s throwing program will ever be,” junior thrower Alexus Scott said of the upcoming track and field season. Scott and senior teammate Ashely Gaston will return after they earned Honorable Mention All-American awards ... Continue Reading →

Djimde suffers injury; out 4-6 weeks

SIU men’s basketball has only five eligible players listed as forwards and centers. That number decreased with an injury. Junior center Ibby Djimde played 21 minutes in the season opener Nov. 15 against Saint Louis, but has not played since because ... Continue Reading →

Salukis working just as hard in offseason

SIU swimming and diving will not get five weeks of winter break like most students. The Salukis had their final meet of the semester from Nov. 21 to 23 in Louisville, Ky., where both the men and women finished fifth. Coach Rick Walker said the team is ... Continue Reading →
Junior center Dyana Pierre drives past Mercer’s Madi Mitchell on Sunday during the second half of the Salukis’ 67-52 win at SIU Arena. SIU won all three of its games during Thanksgiving break, and the team is now 4-1 overall for the first time since the 1991-92 season. “We feel good about being able to establish ourselves early,” Coach Cindy Stein said. “It does help build confidence, but we have to stay humble and continue to get better every game.” The Salukis play the University of Illinois at 2:05 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Salukis win third straight in Bears beat down

The SIU women’s basketball is 4-1 for the first time in 23 years. The team has appeared to reverse its fortunes in Cindy Stein’s second season as coach. After their blowout 67-52 win against Mercer on Sunday, the Salukis are one win away from ... Continue Reading →

Salukis look forward after season-ending loss

SIU volleyball qualified for the Missouri Valley Conference tournament for the third consecutive year, but the third time was not the charm. The Missouri State Bears (20-12, 12-6) defeated the Salukis (16-15, 10-8) 3-0 Thursday in the quarterfinals of ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat Memphis 82-75

The Salukis moved to 2-1 on the season behind a strong team effort to defeat the Memphis Tigers 82-75. The last time SIU started a season 2-1 was the 2008-09. The team finished 9-19 that season. Junior forward Dyana Pierre led the way for the Salukis ... Continue Reading →
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