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.
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →

Club baseball attempts to reach previous level of success

The SIU club baseball team hopes to return to the success of the nationally-ranked team five years ago. The team was ranked No. 6 in the National Club Baseball Association poll in 2009 and No. 3 in 2010. Since then, the team has been competing with University ... Continue Reading →

Tennis duo builds on success

Senior Natasha Tomishima and sophomore Meagan Monaghan have great chemistry as a doubles team and this season’s results show it. “[Tomishima] is like the peanut butter to my jelly,” Monaghan said. “We just work so well together.” Last season, ... Continue Reading →

Georgia State names AD, Moccia to stay at SIU

Athletic Director Mario Moccia will stay at SIU despite being a finalist for another open athletic director position. Moccia was named a finalist along with Charlie Cobb, the director of athletics at Appalachian State University who has been named athletic ... Continue Reading →

Salukis set to swim

With three days of swimming ahead, the women’s swimming and diving team is prepared for this weekend’s Missouri Valley Conference Championships. SIU will host the championships Thursday- Saturday at the Dr. Edward J. Shea Natatori- um and will feature ... Continue Reading →

Timms makes waves with teammates

Freshman college students could be considered in foreign territory their first year away from home. Swimmer Morgan Timms not only had to change schools but countries as well, and coach Rick Walker said he is is pleased with the progress Timms has made ... Continue Reading →

Athletics round up supplies for tornado victims

Times of hardship have a tendency to bring out the best in people, and this weekend at the Coach B Softball Classic, the crowd came prepared to help Harrisburg tornado victims. Saluki Athletics set up donation bins Saturday and Sunday during the Coach ... Continue Reading →
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