Golf coach aims high for low scores

When Leroy Newton began his job as SIU’s ninth men’s golf coach only one Bush had been president, and the cost of tuition at SIU was $3,522. Newton retired in May after 18 years on the job. The man who succeeded Newton in July, Justin Fetcho, was ... Continue Reading →

Salukis shock Wichita State

Saluki softball continued its stretch of late-season victories with a series win over the first place team in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Salukis (27-21, 14-9) traveled to Wichita State University (31-20, 18-6) for a three-game set where the Dawgs ... Continue Reading →

The most wonderful time of the year

As of 3:30 p.m. Thursday, three NCAA Tournament games were complete. All three games were upsets. Thursday through Sunday is the most exciting time of the year for me. It’s constant basketball and every game is a crapshoot. I always find myself skipping ... Continue Reading →
Senior guard Desmar Jackson goes up for a slam dunk Nov. 2 at SIU Arena. Jackson earned runner-up Defensive Player
of the Year for the Missouri Valley Conference and was
named to the All-MVC Second Team.
SARAH GARDNER · DAILY EGYPTIAN

The madness of March is back in the MVC

The best time of the year for a basketball fan is finally upon us: March Madness. After almost four months of Saluki basketball, it is time for the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. SIU did not start the season off the best way, but being 7-3 in ... Continue Reading →

Undefeated Shockers short circuit Salukis

For 37 minutes, the Salukis made it a game but the Shockers put the Missouri Valley Conference on notice Tuesday and laid claim to the longest winning streak to open a season since the Memphis Tigers went 26-0 in 2007-2008. Wichita State University (26-0, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis prepare for championship run

After a roller coaster regular season, the SIU softball team set their sights on the Missouri Valley Championship, a title the team has not won since 1991. The MVC Tournament opened today in Omaha, Neb. with the fifth-seeded Salukis (24-26, 12-10 MVC) ... Continue Reading →

Close games make or break Dawgs

The Salukis have lost 16 games by three runs or less this season, and the team looks to improve on late-game errors for these final 11 games. It seems every time the Salukis are close to sealing a win, there is some extraordinary error or play that deflates ... Continue Reading →

Shockers stop Salukis in semifinals

After sweeping Creighton University for the second time in two weeks, the Salukis lost to Wichita State 4-0 in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Team Championships. The Salukis smashed Creighton 4-0 in the quarterfinals. The match was the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall in MVC Championship

The women’s tennis team finished its season with the most wins in school history but failed to win the Missouri Valley Championship as it fell to Wichita State on Sunday in the MVC Tournament. The Shockers, who hosted the MVC tournament, defeated the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis lose fight for top seed

On a day when three seniors bid farewell to a large home crowd, the women’s tennis team fell to Wichita State on Sunday to record their first conference loss of the season. The Salukis (17-4, 6-1 Missouri Valley Conference) swept Creighton Saturday ... Continue Reading →

Shockers down Dawgs, take No. 3 seed

  The Salukis’ 6-1 loss to Wichita State decided the fight for the top three Missouri Valley Conference tennis spots. With two losses by Drake University (23-2, 5-0) and a win over the Shockers (15-7, 4-1 MVC), the Salukis (12-5, 3-2 MVC) could ... Continue Reading →

Volleyball team loses two on the road

The Salukis lost two Missouri Valley Conference matchups this weekend, which halted the team’s 11-match win streak. SIU lost in four sets to Missouri State Friday and then lost in three sets to Wichita State Saturday, which brought the team to 2-2 in ... Continue Reading →

Creighton and Wichita State headline MVC tournament

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament starts Thursday, and there’s only two teams with a realistic shot at taking the title. No. 15 Wichita State (26-4, 16-2 MVC) and No. 25 Creighton (25-5, 14-4 MVC) are the one and two seeds in the tournament, ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall to NIT champion Wichita State

The Salukis didn’t size up well against the 2011 National Invitational Tournament champion. “I think the stakes of the game hurt us. (The coaches) didn’t put that much emphasis on it, but our guys panicked in clutch situations,” head coach ... Continue Reading →
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