Salukis drop first three matches of season

SIU volleyball won 10 percent of its sets this weekend on the way to three straight losses. The Salukis (0-3) started their season in the Illini Classic with matches against California State University, Long Beach (1-2), the No. 11 University of Illinois ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis trounce Trojans

SIU football (1-0) opened 2014 with a win in blowout fashion Thursday night. Head Coach Dale Lennon has been preaching to his players to make a statement all preseason. And his Salukis did just that in a 45 to 0 victory over Taylor University (0-1). “We ... Continue Reading →

Georgia State names AD, Moccia to stay at SIU

Athletic Director Mario Moccia will stay at SIU despite being a finalist for another open athletic director position. Moccia was named a finalist along with Charlie Cobb, the director of athletics at Appalachian State University who has been named athletic ... Continue Reading →

Senior gets Royal treatment

Senior right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton became the second Saluki and 11th Missouri Valley Conference pitcher selected in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Eaton was selected 1,023rd overall by the Kansas City Royals in the 34th round. “It’s ... Continue Reading →

Coonrod headed to Bay Area

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Saluki pitcher selected by Giants in fifth round

Junior right-handed pitcher Sam Coonrod likely won’t return for his senior season, but that doesn’t mean he will stop playing baseball. Coonrod was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs best efforts fall short to Shockers

  The Salukis had only one hit Thursday, but managed to force extra innings against last year’s Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champions. The eighth-seeded Salukis (26-31, 4-17) lost to the fourth-seeded Wichita State University Shockers ... Continue Reading →

Salukis move to losers bracket

A southern Illinois native stalled the Dawgs chances to make it to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Wednesday. The eighth-seeded Salukis fell to the fifth-seeded Illinois State University Redbirds (32-21, 10-11) 6-1 to put them ... Continue Reading →

Salukis show winning hand against Aces

The Saluki baseball team was a few steps away from beating the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year earlier this season, but it got its revenge against him Tuesday. The eighth-seeded Salukis (26-29, 4-17) upset the top-seed University of Evansville ... Continue Reading →

Student media fee tabled

The SIU Board of Trustees passed all proposed fees or increases at their Thursday meeting except for two; the student media and athletic fee. President Randy Dunn said the student media fee is one that needs more time for consideration. He said he wants ... Continue Reading →
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Newton announces retirement

SIU men’s golf will have to find a new coach for the 2014-2015 season. Coach Leroy Newton announced his retirement from the head coach position of the Salukis men’s golf team after 19 years . The team has finished in the top three at the Missouri ... Continue Reading →

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 →
Nicolette Shegog, left, a senior from Chicago studying journalism, and Marcus Sumrall, a senior from Chicago studying radio television and creative director of the Can I Live Rally, speak and act out personal life struggles and battles with suicide Tuesday between Anthony Hall and the Student Services Building. The rally was designed to allow students to share their experiences with one another and advocate programs for those dealing with suicide, depression, physical disability and many other mental and health related issues, according to the Can I Live website. Guest speakers and talents included Chancellor Rita Cheng, Dr. Beverly Love, Southern Illinois Dance Company, Essence and Vanity modeling and many more. The funds collected from the event will be donated to the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center in Pinckneyville. Sponsors for the fourth annual Can I Live Rally include Residential Housing Association, Kampus Kuts Barbershop, Center for Inclusive Excellence and Disability Support Services. — Remy Abrought | Daily Egyptian

Rally brings issues to forefront

The question ‘’Can I live ?’’ is often looked at rhetorically. However, witnesses of Tuesday’s rally now have an answer. SIU held its fourth annual Can I Live rally with an interactive march that took students through scenes of sexual assault, ... Continue Reading →

Special teams set to kick off

Saluki football’s offense and defense will have new coordinators this season, and the story is very much the same for special teams. Coach Keith Murphy will take over the special teams along with the tight ends. This is Murphy’s first year with the ... Continue Reading →
SIU president Glenn Poshard will step down May 1.

Poshard steps down May 1

President Glenn Poshard has announced he will conclude his tenure May 1. Poshard’s contract was set to expire June 30, when incoming SIU president Randy Dunn was to begin. The board unanimously approved the presidential transition allowing Dunn ... Continue Reading →
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