Pilot helps students spread wings

Participants of the ‘I Can Read’ program gather around Bill Norwood as he autographs copies of his book, “Cleared for Takeoff: A Pilot’s Story of Challenges and Triumphs” Wednesday at the African American Museum in University Mall. Norwood, ... Continue Reading →

Go to sleep — or else

There is nothing like starting out your spring break with a trip to the Health Center. The day before my planned departure, I found myself in the waiting room cringing with every swallow of my sore, swollen throat. Yet another cold, I thought. I’d finished ... 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 →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson goes up for a slam dunk Nov. 2 at SIU Arena. Jackson earned runner-up Defensive Player
of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and was
named to the All-MVC Second Team.

The madness of March is back in the MVC

The best time of the year for a basketball fan is finally upon us: March Madness. After almost four months of Saluki basketball, it is time for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU did not start the season off the best way, but being 7-3 in ... Continue Reading →
Freshman guard Tyler Smithpeters is lifted by Jalen Pendleton and celebrates with his teammates Saturday after the men’s basketball team defeated Illinois State University 66-65 at SIU Arena. Smithpeters scored a three-point basket with nine seconds left on the clock putting the Salukis ahead by one, and securing the win. The Salukis claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference and will take on the University of Northern Iowa Friday at 8:35 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.

Saluki Weekend Wrap Up: Men’s Basketball

The Salukis delivered on Senior Day and claimed the sixth seed in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in front of a sold-out crowd at SIU Arena. SIU (13-19, 9-9) played Saturday in front of a full house for the first time since 2008 against the ... Continue Reading →
Freshman forward Bola Olaniyan grabs a rebound Tuesday during the
Salukis 75-64 win against Bradley University at SIU Arena. Olaniyan
was the third highest scorer with 10 points behind Anthony Beane

Dawgs outlast 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 →

Dunn front-runner for SIU president

SIU’s Board of Trustees decided  who will be the university’s eighth president in a special session Thursday, and will announce its choice Monday at 2 p.m. in Edwardsville. Trustees Roger Herrin and Donna Manering were absent for the vote. Board ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Jalen Pendleton and Freshman forward Bola Olaniyan look for a
loose ball Saturday during the Salukis’ 72-54 win over Missouri State University at
SIU Arena. SIU, now 6-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference captured its fourth straight
win, and will attempt to continue the streak on the road Tuesday as they take on the
undefeated Wichita State University in Wichita, Kan.

Aliens bring back Salukis

Who is this team and what have they done with the Salukis? This is not the same group from the beginning of the season. The team early in the season was hard to watch and easily forgettable, but now there may be light at the end of the tunnel. SIU is ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw dribbles past a Western Kentucky University player Dec. 7 duringthe Salukis’ 69-60 loss at SIU Arena. Fillyaw was injured Jan. 8 in the win over Loyola University Chicago and has since been on the sidelines.

Hand injury will not hinder sophomore guard

A ‘floor general’ has the ability to control a basketball game from the court, but sophomore guard Marcus Fillyaw has been that person from the bench the past three weeks. Fillyaw broke a bone in his left hand during the Salukis 71-67 win over Loyola ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs win

Sophomore guard Anthony Beane drives to the net Saturday during the Salukis’ 81-76 victory over Loyola University Chicago at SIU Arena. Beane finished with a career-high 27 points in the overtime win. SARAH GARDNER • DAILY EGYPTIAN About Alex ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore guard Anthony Beane goes for a reverse layup Wednesday during the
Salukis’ 79-60 victory over the Indiana State University Sycamores at SIU Arena.
Beane finished the game with a career-high 22 points. The Salukis, now 3-6 in
conference play will take on Loyola University Saturday at 3:05 p.m. at SIU Arena.

Salukis trounce Sycamores

On a cold night SIU was hot and burned the Sycamores’ chances of going to 8-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference trouncing the number two team 79-60. “It’s been well documented that I’ve gotten after these guys after losses,” Coach Barry Hinson ... Continue Reading →
Freshman guard Tyler Smithpeters fakes a pass Wednesday during the Salukis’ loss to Drake University at SIU Arena. SIU fell to Missouri State University Saturday in Springfield, Mo. 69-63. Smithpeters had a career-high 16 points and five assists during the game. The Salukis will play at home at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday against Indiana State University.

Men’s basketball drops third straight conference game

Despite having a lead in the final 10 minutes, the Salukis could not get out of the woods against the Bears of Missouri State. Missouri State University (14-6, 4-4) entered the game without sophomore standout Marcus Marshall but was still able to win ... Continue Reading →

Eleven signs you are becoming too comfortable where you work

Workaholic.Perfectionist. Busybody. Dedicated. Overachiever. Committed. Obsessive. Ok, so you work a lot. But, you love your job. Who cares if you start to do some things other people might find strange? This list goes out to all the people that work ... Continue Reading →
Junior guard Mike Balogun protects the ball Saturday during the
Salukis’ 75-69 loss to the University of Evansville at SIU Arena. Balogun,
filling in for sophomore Marcus Fillyaw, scored 15 points, all coming
from three-pointers in 22 minutes of play. SIU, now 5-12 overall and
1-3 in the Missouri Valley Conference, will take on the University of
Northern Iowa at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday at SIU Arena.

Purple Aces stack the deck against Salukis

The top two scorers in the Missouri Valley Conference entered SIU Arena Saturday, but only one was able to propel his team to victory. Evansville University (8-9, 1-3 MVC) won its first five games of the season, but is only 3-9 since its initial winning ... Continue Reading →

We stand behind Hinson

Editor’s note: After Coach Barry Hinson’s post-game press conference went viral early Wednesday, we as members of the SIU student body, felt the need to express our support for Coach Hinson and his dedication and passion for Saluki basketball.    Sarah ... Continue Reading →
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