Salukis snap skid, put out Flames

SIU gained its first and only win of its three games played in three days Sunday against the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Salukis outplayed the Flames, winning 67-60 behind junior guard Anthony Beane’s 27 points, 9 rebounds and no turnovers. ... Continue Reading →

Senior looks to steal spotlight

The 2013 leader in steals on the women’s basketball team is returning for her senior season in hopes of building upon that success. Senior guard Mercedes Griffin was a bright spot on a 5-25 team last season. In the Missouri Valley Conference, she finished ... Continue Reading →

Yale outlasts SIU in Ohio

SIU overcame another sluggish start Saturday but could not beat Yale, losing its second straight game, 53-46. The team has dropped the first two games of a three-game tournament at Kent State University. After Yale forced 4 turnovers in the early moments ... Continue Reading →

Salukis end regular season on high note

SIU volleyball ended conference play the way it started; with a win against Evansville. The Salukis (16-14, 10-8) ended their regular season with a 3-0 win against the Evansville Purple Aces (8-22, 4-14). Freshman outside hitter Abby Barrow led the team ... Continue Reading →

Salukis open tournament with blowout loss

SIU (1-2) lost its second game of the season as it was dominated by Kent State (3-0) in the opening match of a stretch of three games in three days. The Salukis never led during the game as the Flashes’ defense frustrated SIU all night en route ... Continue Reading →

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →
Sam Renner, left, a junior from Belleville studying mortuary science, packs a shoebox with gifts as part of the Operation Christmas Child stuffing party Wednesday in the Student Services building. The boxes will be sent to children throughout the world, and can be tracked with a label. This is the first year for the event, hosted by the fraternity Alpha Tau Omega. “For the longest time we’ve been looking for some ways to create communal philanthropy, and this was an easy way for people to contribute,” said AJ Soriano, a senior from Downer’s Grove studying business management and the philanthropy chair for Alpha Tau Omega. 
—Aidan Osborne | Daily Egyptian

Greek life packages Christmas spirit for children

Many students return home to their families and gather around a Christmas tree to open presents. However, not every child in the world can have the same jolly experience. SIU fraternities and sororities came together Wednesday to help brighten Christmas ... Continue Reading →

Defense picks up slack of dismissed players

The SIU football team’s defense has adapted during the last two games after senior linebacker Victor Burnett and senior cornerback Keith Suggs were dismissed from the team. The two players were released from the team  Nov. 10 for a violation of team ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hope to play spoiler in season finale

Although the SIU football team was eliminated from playoff contention with its loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, it still has plenty to play for. The Salukis needed to beat seven Division I schools to become playoff eligible in the Football Championship ... Continue Reading →

Saluki baseball signs three players

SIU baseball did not have to find as many recruits this season as the last two years. The Salukis signed left-handed pitchers Seth Hackett, from Smith County High School in Elmwood, Tenn., and Joey Marciano from John A. Logan Community College. They also ... Continue Reading →

Saluki specializes to serve

A serving specialist in volleyball has a similar role to that of a field goal kicker in football; they both come into the game without warming up and are expected to perform a critical task. Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Leah Edgerton played ... Continue Reading →

Pippen creates SIU legacy

One SIU volleyball player is on pace to become one of the most efficient Salukis of all time. Junior hitter Taylor Pippen has a .408 hitting percentage, which would be the highest single season percentage in Saluki history. Sonya Locke, who hit .369 ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher dribbles the ball up court during the second half of the 79-63 win against South Baptist University at SIU Arena. Weiher
played 1 minute in the game with 2 rebounds.

Weiher used to collegiate competition

SIU men’s basketball has a freshman who faced collegiate competition while he was in high school. Redshirt freshman forward Austin Weiher played basketball at Creating Young Minds Academy in Irving, Texas, where where he competed against junior college ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore forward Sean O’Brien dribbles past a Southwest Baptist University player Nov. 8 during the team’s 79-63 win in its second exhibition game of the season. SIU took on St. Louis University Saturday but lost 62-59 when SLU made a 3-pointer in the last 11 seconds of the game.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Salukis lose to Billikens late

SIU men’s basketball lost its regular-season opener 62-59 in heartbreaking fashion at St. Louis University on Saturday. The Salukis led for most of the game until Billiken junior Austin McBroom hit a three pointer to give his team the lead with less ... Continue Reading →

Salukis win first opener since 2008

A group effort by the SIU women’s basketball team Friday night brought the Salukis their first season-opening win since 2008. After only five wins last season, SIU knocked off the University of Tennessee-Martin 87-78. The Skyhawks are coming off a 24-8 ... Continue Reading →
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