Cardinals Caravan brings baseball to Carbondale

Carbondale baseball fans got a chance to interact with past and present Major League Baseball players Friday when the Cardinals Caravan came to SIU Arena. More than 200 fans packed the lobby of the arena to ask questions to current pitchers Michael Wacha, ... Continue Reading →
Junior running back Mika’il McCall breaks a tackle while running for a gain during the Salukis’ second preseason
scrimmage on Saturday at Saluki Stadium. McCall is coming off a season where he led the team with eight rushing
touchdowns and ranked second with 849 rushing yards. The Salukis open their season Aug. 31 at the University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Running backs sprint to top spot

  With just under two weeks before Saluki football takes on University of Illinois in their anticipated first season game, one highlight to this year’s team is the core of running backs. Four players; lone returner junior Mika’il McCall and transfers, ... Continue Reading →

Baseball players succeed off field

Two Salukis shined on the field and in the classroom last season, earning scholar athlete awards. Senior utility player Austin Montgomery and junior pitcher Tyler Dray were selected for the Missouri Valley Conference MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team. To ... Continue Reading →

Salukis ready for final test

The SIU men’s baseball team plays six of its last seven games against Missouri Valley Conference competition and the season’s final stretch could be what the team needs to have a successful postseason. The Salukis have been stricken with close ... Continue Reading →

Dawgs downed by Shockers

  The Saluki baseball team lost two out of three games by a combined run total of seven to Wichita State University during the weekend. Friday, the Salukis started senior pitcher Cody Forsythe on the mound against WSU junior pitcher Cale Elam. Forsythe’s ... Continue Reading →

Salukis claim second-straight MVC series

  The Salukis scored a combined 15 runs in the final innings of all three weekend games to claim a series win against Wichita State University. SIU head coach Kerri Blaylock said series win was key to kickstart another good weekend. “If you win ... Continue Reading →

Runs come in late for Salukis

The Salukis scored the winning run in the eighth inning or later in both games to sweep the series during the team’s final two weekend series games against Eastern Kentucky University. SIU senior infielder Wes Neece said EKU was a tough opponent despite ... Continue Reading →

SIU honors complex with 9 titles

The SIU track and field teams dedicated the new Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex Friday and Saturday in grand fashion with nine event wins and 11 personal records during the Bill Cornell Spring Classic. Past and present Saluki athletes and administrators ... Continue Reading →

The art of the curveball

When baseball pitchers are taught to try and fool a batter, a curveball is often the pitch to learn. “It gives you an upper hand on the hitter,” Todd Eaton, SIU junior relief pitcher, said. “If you can get the pitch to move and miss barrels it helps ... Continue Reading →

Championships are bought in the offseason

With spring training almost in the books, the Major League Baseball season is right around the corner and teams are perparing for a push toward October. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were in many offseason headlines. The Angels acquired only four ... Continue Reading →

NFL historically cruel to NCAA coaches

After finding success on the collegiate level, some National Collegiate Athletic Association football coaches have to decide whether to take their talents to the professional stage or remain loyal to their university position. A recent trend among NCAA ... Continue Reading →

NCAA releases academic reports

The NCAA released the Academic Progress Rates (APR) for all of its’ schools Wednesday for the 2010-2011 school year. The APR is measures a team’s academic performance, and teams that have a multiyear score fall below 900 face sanctions, including ... Continue Reading →

Women’s tennis ends record year with loss to Shockers

Although the SIU women’s tennis team lost 4-0 to Wichita State University in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championships, it finished with the highest winning percentage in school history. The MVC Championships were Saturday in Omaha, ... Continue Reading →
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