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Grammy-worthy talent coming to 45th Sunset Concert Series beginning June 13
Grammy-worthy talent coming to 45th Sunset Concert Series beginning June 13
By Christi Mathis, SIU Communications • May 21, 2024

It’s the 45th season for one of Southern Illinois’ favorite summer traditions – the Sunset Concert Series – and this year’s exciting...

Saluki softball huddles together before facing the California Golden Bears in the first round of the NCAA Regional May 17, 2024 at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo provided by Saluki Athletics
Salukis split doubleheader, advance to first Regional final since 2003
By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter • May 18, 2024

The SIU softball team is headed to its second-ever NCAA Regional final after beating California in back-to-back days in the Baton Rouge Regional...

Saluki softball huddles together before facing the California Golden Bears in the first round of the NCAA Regional May 17, 2024 at Tiger Park in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Photo provided by Saluki Athletics
Groff twins, defense send SIU to NCAA regional semifinals
By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter • May 17, 2024

Defense was the name of the game Friday as the SIU softball team took down the Cal Bears in the first round of NCAA Regionals in Baton Rouge,...

Transfer Portal: Clarence Rupert commits to Iona

Rupert announces return to the MAAC
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Clarence Rupert (4) yells in celebration as the Salukis come back from a double-digit deficit against the Flames of UIC March 7, 2024 at Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Former Saluki forward Clarence Rupert announced on Sunday that he will be playing for the Iona Gaels of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference next season.

Rupert transferred to SIU from Saint Peter’s in the 2022 offseason after his freshman year featured an Elite Eight run from the Peacocks. He averaged 6.6 points per game with the Salukis, starting nearly every game in his two seasons in Carbondale.

The move marks a return to the MAAC for Rupert, sharing a conference with his former team in Saint Peter’s. A native of Philadelphia, Rupert played in New Jersey for Saint Peter’s, and will play in New York for Iona.

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Rupert joins Troy D’Amico as former Salukis to commit to new schools in the wake of head coach Bryan Mullins’ firing. They were two of several Salukis to enter the transfer portal once it opened.

Players yet to make decisions include Scottie Ebube, AJ Ferguson, Cade Hornecker, Kennard Davis, Jarrett Hensley and Jovan Stulic. They have until May 1, when the transfer portal officially closes, to either commit to a new school or return to SIU.

For updates on the Saluki men’s basketball offseason, stay tuned to the Daily Egyptian.

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