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 →
Carbondale Police patrol the area surrounding La Fogata restaurant early Friday morning. Victim Dexter Lee, an SIU senior from Chicago studying information systems management, is in recovery at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. 
Kayli Plotner | Daily Egyptian

Police arrest three in student shooting

Carbondale Police have confirmed three arrests were made in response to the shooting of SIU student Dexter Lee. Darrion Jake of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Ternell Alritton of Carbondale and Robert E. Glass of Carbondale were taken to the Jackson County jail ... Continue Reading →

Saluki swings into consistency

After competing in all 12 tournaments her freshman season, one women’s golfer has stepped back into the starting five. Sophomore Mattie Lindner has played well during the spring semester. In the fall, Lindner traveled with the team for three tournaments, ... Continue Reading →
Freshman tennis player Filip Aleksic practices Wednesday at University Courts. Aleksic went 1-12 in his first 13 matches but since Feb. 1 has posted a 6-1 record. His most recent victory was March 8 against Belmont’s Henrik Claesson in Nashville, Tenn. The team will face the Vincennes University Trailblazers Saturday at home. –Lewis Marien | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Saluki bounces back after rough transition

One Saluki tennis player’s season is making a turn for the better. Freshman Filip Aleksic started his career with the Salukis, going just 1-12 in his first 13 matches.  But since Feb. 1 Aleksic has turned his season around, going 6-1 including two ... Continue Reading →

Salukis close out disappointing season

Battling through injuries, reorganizing seasons plans and a brand-new coaching staff, the Salukis have been through it all, and have closed out their season at 5-25 overall. After losing key players to injuries and other medical issues, the Salukis only ... Continue Reading →

Salukis drop heartbreaker to Sycamores

After upsetting third seeded University of Northern Iowa Panthers the night before, the Salukis couldn’t continue their Cinderella run, falling in the semifinals. SIU played on Saturday for the first time since 2007 but weren’t able to get the chance ... Continue Reading →
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MVC Gallery

Photo Gallery- Missouri Valley Conference: March 7, 2014, Southern Illinois University vs. the University of Northern Iowa. All photos are the copyrighted property of the Daily Egyptian and its employees. Reproduction or usage without proper attribution ... Continue Reading →

Salukis head to semi-finals

After a season of twists and turns, the Salukis have a chance to play Sunday for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. In the rubber game of the season series, the six seed Salukis were able to knock off the third seeded University of Northern ... Continue Reading →

Dunn opens up about confidential search

Incoming SIU president Randy Dunn may have been a late arrival to the presidential search, but was a nominee all along. The Presidential Search Advisory Committee was formed in late September, with William R Funk and Associates chosen as the consulting ... Continue Reading →

Kid in a candy store, part two

My first Arch Madness as a sports reporter has so far been exciting, overwhelming and stressful all wrapped into one. The butterflies started Thursday when I was walking to the back entrance of the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. It was only an afternoon ... Continue Reading →

Arch Madness underway

After months of anticipation, 10 Missouri Valley Conference teams will converge in the Gateway to the West to cement their place in conference history and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. For the next four days, Valley fans across the country will focus ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs leap into quarterfinals

The Salukis were able to deliver on senior day and claim the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold out crowd at SIU Arena. For the first time since March 1, 2008, SIU (13-19, 9-9) was able to play in front of a full ... Continue Reading →

Panthers get revenge on Dawgs

In the eighth straight loss at the McLeod Center, the Salukis tried to clinch the seventh seed in the Missouri Valley Conference standings but the Panthers had other plans. SIU (12-18, 8-9) stole a win at home Jan. 14 but the University of Northern Iowa ... Continue Reading →

Salukis stop bleeding against Braves

After dropping back-to-back games against the top two teams in the Missouri Valley Conference, SIU was able to get a crucial win Tuesday and send the pinked out crowd home happy. The Salukis (11-17, 7-8) captured a 75-64 win against the Bradley University ... Continue Reading →
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