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 →

Djimde suffers injury; out 4-6 weeks

SIU men’s basketball has only five eligible players listed as forwards and centers. That number decreased with an injury. Junior center Ibby Djimde played 21 minutes in the season opener Nov. 15 against Saint Louis, but has not played since because ... Continue Reading →
Freshman thrower Raven Saunders practices the weight throw Monday during track and field practice at the Recreation Center. Saunders, who was named the Gatorade National Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year on June 25, said she chose SIU for its throwing program and how the coaching betters its athletes. The track and field team will compete in its first meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Saluki Fast Start in the Recreation Center. –Lewis Marien

Throws team ready to show off freshman

The SIU women’s throws team added the best shot putter in America in the spring, according to iaaf.org, a website dedicated to track and field statistics. Freshman Raven Saunders became the best high school American and third-best world shot putter ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat Memphis 82-75

The Salukis moved to 2-1 on the season behind a strong team effort to defeat the Memphis Tigers 82-75. The last time SIU started a season 2-1 was the 2008-09. The team finished 9-19 that season. Junior forward Dyana Pierre led the way for the Salukis ... 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 →

Salukis dismantled by Raiders; 70-50

The women’s basketball team traveled to Wright State today for the second game of the year, but things did not go as planned. The Salukis were dismantled by the Raiders, losing 70-50. The game was close at halftime as SIU trailed 33-29, but the Raiders ... Continue Reading →
Redshirt freshman Cameron Walter carries the ball Saturday during SIU’s 40-21 loss to the University of Northern Iowa. Walter has taken the bulk of the carries for SIU in the wake of senior running back Malcolm Agnew’s ankle injury from Oct. 18 against Youngstown State University.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Walter emerges as leading rusher in Agnew’s absence

The SIU football team has been a run-first offense this season and utilized a combination of four running backs. That was until senior Malcolm Agnew went down with an ankle injury Oct. 18 against Youngstown State. Since then, the bulk of the running ... Continue Reading →

Basketball in Beanes’ genes

Beane is a name synonymous with SIU basketball, but there is another Beane in Carbondale hoping to make a name for himself. Darius Beane, a freshman at Carbondale High School, is a varsity basketball player with aspirations of playing basketball at the ... Continue Reading →

Men and women wrap up fall tennis season

As the fall season comes to a close, the men’s and women’s tennis teams will work during the offseason to continue success during its spring season. While both teams have had success, neither is complacent with how the first half of the season ... Continue Reading →

Two football players suspended from team

Two SIU football players were suspended Tuesday. Senior linebacker Victor Burnett and junior defensive end Adam Brandt are suspended for a violation of team rules, according to an SIU athletics press release. Brandt was arrested on Saturday for a ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian
Senior wide receiver LaSteven McKinney runs after a catch during the Salukis’ 45-0 win against Taylor University Aug. 28 at Saluki Stadium. In 9 games, McKinney has 12 punt returns for 207 yards.

Wide receivers make impact on special teams

Just because a player is listed as a wide receiver does not mean they cannot participate in other roles. Seniors LaSteven McKinney and Tay Willis make their biggest impact on the team through special teams, which is not their primary position. McKinney ... Continue Reading →
Sarah-Gardner-Daily-Egyptian

Homecoming day in photos

SIU celebrated Homecoming Saturday with a parade, tailgating events, a teaser to the SIU basketball season, performances by the Marching Salukis, cheerleaders, Shakers and the main event, SIU football taking on Indiana State University. .galleria-stage ... Continue Reading →
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