Garrett Webb, right a junior from Newton studying agriculture business receives instruction from Kevin Bach Tuesday at Kevin’s Archery Center in Ava. Bach, the owner of the archery shop said business had been hectic for the past month with the start of deer season for bow hunting beginning Wednesday. “It’s that time of year, you’ve gotta get your bow ready,” he said. Webb had adjustments to his bow made by Kevin and other bow technicians at the shop who measured his arm span to adjust the drawback. Bach also gave Webb pointers for relaxing before releasing the arrow and being consistent. Webb said he plans to hunt this weekend. Kevin’s Archery Center focuses on each indivudal, offering personalized adjustments, and making custom strings on site. “We try to make sure we take the time to work with one individual at a time until it’s done, said bow technician Chad Lipe. Bach said he had been in business for three years. “I wanted to do something I liked when I eventually retire, because I know I wouldn’t stop working.”

Rosin up your bow

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Gregory Budzban, chair of the mathematics department, looks over his graph of possible basketball player positions Tuesday in the Neckers
Building. There are five common player positions in the game of basketball. A recent study looking at the NBA done by Muthu Alagappan,
a graduate student at Stanford University, showed the possibility of 13 positions based on common attributes and playing styles. The study
inspired Budzban to create a similar project using the Missouri Valley Conference. “I was looking for a project to show the connection between
math and the real world,” Budzban said. Budzban started the project to give students a chance to apply their mathematical skills to a real world
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Professor: Can ‘Moneyball’ help Saluki basketball?

In basketball, the only numbers on the court used to be on the back of jerseys. A research group from the SIU math department is using the men’s and women’s basketball statistics to try and find ways the teams can improve. Gregory Budzban, math department ... Continue Reading →

Salukis have rough day on course, drop six spots in tournament standings

The Saluki men’s golf team dropped more spots than any other team on day two of the Cardinal Intercollegiate to finish near the bottom of the pack. Louisville, the host, won the tournament with a score of 870, good for 6-over-par. SIU’s total score ... Continue Reading →

Women’s golf comes down to earth at Missouri tournament

After winning its first two tournaments this fall, the SIU women’s golf team fell down to earth at the University of Missouri’s Johnie Imes Invitational hosted in Columbia, Mo. The Salukis finished 12th out of 15 teams with a three-round score of ... Continue Reading →
Senior kicker Chaz Centore, center, heads out of the away locker room Saturday during West Frankfort High School’s 26-21 win against Benton High School at Tabor Field in Benton. Centore has what he most often describes as bilateral brachial plexus, which leaves him with underdeveloped arms. “I don’t limit myself on and off the field,” Centone said. “I always try my best when kicking.”

Frankfort kicker overcomes adversity

Chaz Centore is very much a typical high school junior. On a typical day, he wakes up, gets to school as late as he can without being tardy, goes to football practice and goes home to do homework, play video games or hang out with friends. There is one ... Continue Reading →
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Good eats and good grades

Matt Rendleman, associate professor of agribusiness and economics, grades papers and eats a sandwich Tuesday at Underground Barrel Room and Grill. The location, formally known as Chicago Underground Grille and Pub, was closed for two and a half years ... Continue Reading →

SIU students raise money for cancer research

October is childhood cancer awareness month and various students are getting involved by raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital through participating in the Up ‘til Dawn event. According to the hospital’s website, St. Jude’s mission is ... Continue Reading →

University recognized for diversity

Students can see diversity while walking on campus, encountering an art exhibit on Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday, or International Coffee Hour, a social event uniting non-American students. The university received INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine’s ... Continue Reading →

Man arrested in connection with threats

The man who federal law enforcement say is responsible for sending bomb threat letters to the university that caused the evacuation of more than 2,000 students from the Brush Towers in the middle of the night in September 2012, has been charged. Seven ... Continue Reading →
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Top 20 greatest guitarists of all time: Part 1

Guitarists are musicians who have captivated audiences for centuries. In today’s society, the greats are considered gods among humans. There are so many greats out there. It is near impossible to make a list of 100, let alone 20. Everyone’s list ... Continue Reading →

‘The Boxtrolls’ entertainment for the whole family

Stop motion animation films transcend the traditional idea of animation and produce something different and unique. Movies like “A Nightmare Before Christmas,” “Coraline” and “Frankenweenie” all marveled audiences on a technical level, while ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs bark back and forth about plays

Communication is key and honesty is the best policy. Those are two mottos that relate to life, but are common practice in team sports, especially SIU volleyball. “I don’t think there’s another sport that has six people in such close proximity to ... Continue Reading →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Freshman infielder Hunter Anderson, left, tosses the ball to freshman outfielder Logan Blackfan Monday during practice at Itchy Jones Stadium. Anderson and Blackfan are two of 12 freshmen on the SIU baseball roster this year. “It’s going to be fun growing up as a team,” Blackfan said. “Our main goal is to win conference, but we want to get better as a team this fall, and hopefully we can put something together in the spring.”

Baseball reloads with youth

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The art of watercolor on display at Longbranch

Watercolor painting may trigger an elementary school memory where the paint mixture often ended up on clothes rather than paper. Artist Carolyn Hollabaugh uses the same materials on a professional level to create intricate landscapes and moments. Hollabaugh ... Continue Reading →

The Equalizer’ is not Denzel’s most dynamic role

Denzel Washington has an illustrious career highlighted by roles including “Training Day,” “Philadelphia” and “Malcolm X.” Many of his films will be remembered for some time. “The Equalizer” (Rated R; 131 mins) is not one of those movies. “The ... Continue Reading →
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