Salukis win, but Napier suffers injury

SIU women’s basketball (9-6, 2-2) won its first game in its new white home uniforms Friday night, but it may have lost its starting point guard in the process. Sophomore Rishonda Napier left in the second half of the 65-53 victory against the Indiana ... Continue Reading →

Salukis stomp Spires in exhibition match

Exhibition games in college basketball are usually meant to get players minutes and decide who will be designated as redshirt players for the regular season. No players made that decision easy for coach Barry Hinson in SIU’s opening game of the season. The ... Continue Reading →

Capital Cities craze

Gabi Piquini, left, 19, from Brazil studying animal sciences, Lupita Cisneros, center, 18, from Chicago studying special education and Jessica Garcia, 18, from Chicago studying communications disorders and sciences, react to Capital Cities taking the ... Continue Reading →

Arena opens for ‘Finding Nemo’

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is hosting a babysitting event to benefit the Special Olympics. The event, Kids Night Out, will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena. For $10 per child, parents can drop off their kids ... 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 →

Globetrotters dance into Carbondale

Fans of all ages made SIU Arena home Thursday evening to watch the Harlem Globetrotters take on the World All-Stars. The Globetrotters were able to showcase their basketball abilites as well as their dance moves when the entire team danced to Blurred ... Continue Reading →

Sledding through a winter wonderland

Bill Xu, a six-year-old from Carbondale, sleds down a hill Monday outside SIU Arena. Bill’s mother Yi Xu said this is the second time they have gone sledding since the snowstorm. “He had so much fun yesterday sledding so we had to come back again ... Continue Reading →

Saluki seniors help pound Panthers

The Saluki men’s basketball team  has protected its home court well this season and continued the trend as they staved the University of Northern Iowa  74-68 during SIU’s senior night Wednesday at SIU Arena. “I’ve always made a big ... Continue Reading →

Hinson rallies freshman class

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson is used to rallying his players, but Tuesday he had an opportunity to fire up the freshman class. Hinson talked about everything from basketball to politics in a speech at SIU Arena entitled, “Leadership and taking ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball team sweeps in weekend Saluki Invitational

SIU’s volleyball team swept a tournament for the second weekend in a row, this time on its home court. The Salukis won all three matches in three sets at the SIU Arena this weekend, which ended Saturday with a win over the University of Tennessee Martin. Friday ... Continue Reading →
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