Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one. The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to information obtained from a Freedom ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt signs with National Sports Agency

Former SIU tight end MyCole Pruitt signed with the National Sports Agency for representation in the National Football League. The agency represents 25 players on NFL rosters, two free agents and retired players such as former Chicago Bears wide receiver ... Continue Reading →

Shockers shellack Salukis

The Saluki women’s basketball team was no match for the Wichita State Shockers, falling 80-61. SIU tied the game for 40 seconds in the first half but never led in the game. At halftime, the Shockers led the Salukis 43-29. SIU cut the deficit to ... Continue Reading →

Freshman vaults her competition

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again. Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed her height of ... Continue Reading →

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness. Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. The players will ... Continue Reading →

Football recruits bring mix of youth and experience

The Salukis have to fill 21 roster spots, vacated by players who finished their eligibility after the 2014 season. SIU has signed two junior college transfer players and received commitments from at least five high school players for the 2015 season. Coach ... Continue Reading →

Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

SIU softball got dirt on its cleats Monday afternoon while practicing outside, thanks to warm January temperatures. The Salukis’ season is only three weeks away and senior pitcher Katie Bertelsen is happy to practice outside comfortably. When the weather ... Continue Reading →

Salukis improve from last season

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total. Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15. Although the team started ... Continue Reading →

SIU alumni show off for NFL scouts

Former SIU football players MyCole Pruitt and Malcolm Agnew played in separate crucial games on opposite sides of the country Saturday. Pruitt played in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Fla. while, Agnew played in the ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt to attend NFL combine

Former Saluki tight end MyCole Pruitt will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine beginning Feb. 17 in Indianapolis. Pruitt was invited to the combine after an offseason in which he earned many awards. He was most notably named to the Associated Press ... Continue Reading →

Bardo familiarizes himself with athletics

  For the first time in nine years, a new SIU athletic director is assuming the responsibility. Interim Athletic Director Harold Bardo began his duties Jan. 1. Former Athletic Director Mario Moccia was hired for the same position at his alma mater ... Continue Reading →

Saluki basketball prepares for winter break

As the activity in the classroom comes to a frenzied finish, action on the basketball court approaches a season high. The Salukis will play 20 games between the men’s and women’s teams during winter break, meaning the players will remain on campus ... Continue Reading →
Junior forward Azia Washington puts up a shot over the University of Illinois’ Chatrice White Saturday during the Salukis’ 86-42 loss against the Fighting Illini at SIU Arena. Washington is third in scoring on the team, averaging 10.8 points a game, and third in rebounding with 5.4 a game. The Salukis will play Austin Peay State University Saturday in Clarksville, Tenn.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

SIU forward confuses opponents with dynamic play

The Salukis have a forward who excels in both rebounding and 3-point shooting, which is uncommon for a post player. Junior forward Azia Washington has been a consistent rebounder for the Salukis in her career, but has also developed the ability to shoot ... Continue Reading →

SIU claims all but two against SLU

The SIU track and field teams both started the season with wins Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start. In doing so, the Salukis won 22 of 24 events against Saint Louis University. Freshman pole-vaulter Lindsey Murray and senior weight thrower Sophia Lozano ... Continue Reading →

Track and field ready to throw weight around

“This is the best the women’s throwing program will ever be,” junior thrower Alexus Scott said of the upcoming track and field season. Scott and senior teammate Ashely Gaston will return after they earned Honorable Mention All-American awards ... Continue Reading →
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