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SIU women’s basketball lands two commits

SIU women’s basketball lands two commits

By The State Journal-Register

August 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

"Something in my gut just told me to go to Carbondale," one of the new recruits said of joining the SIU women's basketball team.

SIU dorms down 600 residents, 3 Schneider Hall floors to close

SIU dorms down 600 residents, 3 Schneider Hall floors to close

By Anna Spoerre

August 16, 2016


Filed under Campus, Latest News, Showcase

There will be 600 fewer students moving into the dorms this semester, university officials said.

Former SIU basketball star heading to Bama, report says

Former SIU basketball star heading to Bama, report says

By Sean Carley

August 15, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The Missouri Valley Conference’s second-leading rebounder last season has chosen his final collegiate destination, according to a recent report. Former SIU center Bola Olaniyan will transfer to Alabama for his senior season, ESPN college basketball writer Jeff Goodman tweeted this evening. He is...

New Illinois law makes changes in investigation, prosecution of rape cases

New Illinois law makes changes in investigation, prosecution of rape cases

By Beth Hundsdorfer | Belleville News-Democrat

August 15, 2016


Filed under City, Latest News, Showcase, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a series of bills into law that will strengthen the rights of sexual assault victims. The changes were the result of ones proposed by Attorney General Lisa Madigan and came after a Belleville News-Democrat investigative report in February 2015 called Violation of Trust. The...

Recent SIU grad finishes eighth in hammer throw at Rio Olympics

Recent SIU grad finishes eighth in hammer throw at Rio Olympics

By Ted Ward

August 15, 2016


Filed under Salukis in Rio, Showcase, Sports, Track Cross Country

A former SIU track and field athlete was a top-10 finisher in the world in the women's hammer throw finals this morning during the 2016 Rio Olympics. DeAnna Price, who graduated from SIU in May, finished off the podium in eighth place with her best throw of 70.95 meters after three attempts. The...

Former Salukis wrap up Week One of the NFL preseason

Former Salukis wrap up Week One of the NFL preseason

August 13, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, SIU Football, Sports

For fans, the NFL preseason serves as a reprieve from the summer lull of professional sports. But for four former SIU athletes, the preseason is an opportunity to climb up the depth chart or fight to make the final 53-man roster. Here's how they did in their first chances on the field this season. Brandon William...

Three Kansas men held in murder plot may have ties to shooting of Carbondale police officer

Three Kansas men held in murder plot may have ties to shooting of Carbondale police officer

By Kim Bell | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

August 12, 2016


Filed under City, Latest News, Showcase

Three men arrested by Kansas drug agents in an alleged murder plot may have ties to last month's shooting of Carbondale police Officer Trey Harris, authorities say. The three were booked on suspicion of conspiracy to commit capital murder against three men not connected with the officer. The suspects...

Former SIU athlete to compete for Olympic gold on Monday

Former SIU athlete to compete for Olympic gold on Monday

By Ted Ward

August 12, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A former Saluki will compete for gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics next week. With a throw of 70.79 meters, class of 2016 graduate DeAnna Price qualified today for the hammer throw finals in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Price and 2011 graduate Gwen Berry represented SIU at the Olympics today, finishing...

SIU announces date of sixth-annual Saluki Kickoff 5K

SIU announces date of sixth-annual Saluki Kickoff 5K

By Sean Carley

August 11, 2016


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

Saluki fans will soon have the opportunity to race across campus. The sixth-annual Saluki Kickoff 5K Run, benefitting Saluki Tickets for Kids, will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10, the university's athletics department announced today. Runners will embark on a course across campus, including Campus...

Carbondale cop injured in shooting to throw first pitch at baseball game tonight

Carbondale cop injured in shooting to throw first pitch at baseball game tonight

By Brey Mong Delane

August 11, 2016


Filed under City, Latest News, Showcase

The 26-year-old Carbondale police officer who was shot late last month will throw the first pitch during the Southern Illinois Miners game tonight. Carbondale Police Officer Trey Harris, who was shot July 31 while pursuing a suspect, will throw the first pitch before the Miners play the Normal Corn...

SIU police: Come play Pokémon GO with us

SIU police: Come play Pokémon GO with us

By DailyEgyptian.com staff

August 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, Latest News, Showcase

SIU police are inviting students to play Pokémon GO with some of their officers early next week. The event, which the Department of Public Safety is calling "Pokémon with the police," will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Shyrock Auditorium. "This is an informal way to meet several SIU police...

3 Kansas men arrested in connection with shooting of Carbondale cop

3 Kansas men arrested in connection with shooting of Carbondale cop

By Luke Nozicka

August 10, 2016


Filed under City, Latest News, Showcase

Authorities arrested three Kansas residents within the last week in connection with the shooting that injured a 26-year-old Carbondale police officer, Carbondale police said today. During the evening hours of Sunday into early Monday morning, Kansas authorities arrested Alex Karcher, 22, Xavier M...

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