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Tale of two halves: SIU falls to Memphis

Tale of two halves: SIU falls to Memphis

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

November 20, 2019

Southern fell 70-66 to Memphis in the Banterra Center today, after facing a 23 point halftime deficit.

Southern’s strong start doesn’t hold up in loss to Murray State

Southern’s strong start doesn’t hold up in loss to Murray State

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

November 19, 2019

The past two games have proven to be tough ones for Southern men’s basketball as they lost their second straight game after falling tonight to Murray State.

Dons dominate Salukis in 76-60 loss

Dons dominate Salukis in 76-60 loss

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

November 16, 2019

It was a tough night on the court for Saluki basketball as the San Francisco Dons’ guards, sophomore Kahil Shabazz and senior Jordan Ratinho, dominated the game, both scoring in the double digits.

Salukis hang on for five sets against Evansville

Salukis hang on for five sets against Evansville

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

November 16, 2019

Southern Illinois needed a win tonight to have a chance at making the MVC Tournament, and were able to take care of business in five sets against the University of Evansville Purple Aces. 

Southern’s performance lands them home-opener win

Southern’s performance lands them home-opener win

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

November 16, 2019

Fans, Saluki dogs and even Cinderella flocked to seats of the Banterra Center on Saturday for Saluki women’s basketball’s Princesses and Superheroes-themed home opener against Tennessee Tech. 

Sycamores complete season sweep of Saluki volleyball

Sycamores complete season sweep of Saluki volleyball

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

November 15, 2019

As the end of the season fast approaches, Saluki volleyball was looking for a win over the Indiana State Sycamores tonight to help propel them into the postseason. That wouldn’t be the case tonight, as Southern Illinois fell in three sets to Indiana State on the Sycamores’ home court (25-21, 20-25, 22-25, 18-25).

Nicole Martin: Bringing the intensity for Saluki women’s basketball

Nicole Martin: Bringing the intensity for Saluki women’s basketball

By Brooke Buerck, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2019

Teams the Saluki women’s basketball team will face this season will have eyes on senior Nicole Martin - prior to the start of their official season, Martin received Missouri Valley Conference Preseason accolades for the second year in a row. 

Something to look forward to: Saluki women’s basketball and the road to an MVC championship

Something to look forward to: Saluki women’s basketball and the road to an MVC championship

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

November 13, 2019

After having short stacked roster and facing disappointment at last year’s MVC tournament, the SIU Women’s Basketball team is geared up for a new season. 

Foul trouble for women’s basketball forces loss to IUPUI

Foul trouble for women’s basketball forces loss to IUPUI

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

November 12, 2019

Fouls and turnovers proved to be Southern’s downfall in tonight’s loss to the IUPUI Jaguars. There were 21 Saluki fouls committed in tonight’s game, which was three more than what the opposing Jaguars had on the night. Nearly half of SIU’s fouls were committed in the first quarter alone. 

Football goes beyond the field: Behind the scenes of SIU’s football training

Football goes beyond the field: Behind the scenes of SIU’s football training

By Ashlyn Ege, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

In athletics, the crowd will normally only see performance days or game days. Game day is important, but in order to make it there, players have to go through countless hours of training and practice. Without strengthening and conditioning, players would be at a higher rate of injury and would not be able to perform at their best abilities.

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