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Jaidynn Mason (22) guards Paige Rocca (22) of Missouri State as she follows her down the court Feb. 01, 2022 at Banterra Center in Carbondale Ill.

Saluki women fall just short to Missouri State 70-68

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Sports Reporter February 2, 2023

Southern Illinois women’s basketball (7-13, 4-7) dropped its seventh game in eight tries on Wednesday, in a one-possession loss to the Valley’s third best team in the Missouri State Lady Bears (13-7,...

Xavier Johnson (10) passes the ball to a teammate across the court during the home game against Murray State Jan. 25, 2022 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Ill.

Salukis fall short to Bradley

By Joei Younker, Sports Reporter February 2, 2023

The Salukis (17-7) traveled to Peoria to take on the Bradley Braves(16-8), but fell short 62-52. The Dawgs were led by seniors Lance Jones and Xavier Johnson who both tallied 13 points. Jawaun Newton...

A Saluki swimmer races against Indiana State in the 500m freestyle  Jan. 22, 2021 in Carbondale, Ill.

Swim and Dive’s hot streak ends at Missouri

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Editor January 30, 2023

The SIU Swim and Dive team’s hot streak has finally come to an end in the final meet before the conference championships. Both the Men’s and Women’s teams lost to highly ranked Missouri. The men...

Erin Diemer focuses for her last jump during pole vault on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the SIU Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex in Carbondale, Ill.

Two First Place finishers, and One school record broken for the Dawgs at Indiana Relays

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Editor January 30, 2023

This weekend the SIU track and field team traveled to Indiana to test their skills in Bloomington. Dawson Plab and Iaunia Pointer highlighted the weekend for SIU track and field, with a first-place...

Quierra Love (0) jumps to toss the ball into the basket helping the salukis lengthen their lead against Bradley University Jan. 5, 2022 at the Banterra Center in Carbondale Ill.

Women’s Basketball falls to Northern Iowa, drops 8th double-digit loss of the year

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Editor January 30, 2023

On Saturday, the Women’s Basketball (7-12,4-6 MVC) team hosted #2 Valley team Northern Iowa (13-6, 8-2 MVC) on Saturday, looking to get back in the win column. Southern put up a good fight on offense...

Marcus Domask (1) dribbles the ball up the court during the home game against the Murray State Racers Jan. 25, 2022 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Ill.

Men’s Basketball’s Win streak stops at 5 with road loss to Redbirds

By Joseph Bernard, Sports Editor January 30, 2023

After winning five in a row and 12 of their last 13, the Salukis (17-6, 9-3 MVC) fell to Illinois State (9-14, 4-8 MVC) in a nail-biting contest with a 72-66 final score. Senior Marcus Domask tallied...

Saluki defenders, PJ Jules, 4, and Raquan Lindsey, 44, make a tackle during Saturday’s game at Saluki Stadium on March 20, 2021. SIU lost to South Dakota State by the score of 44-3.

Concussion protocols inconsistent at southern Illinois high schools

By Daniel Bethers and Garett Smith January 28, 2023

When you hear the word “concussion,” it’s easy to picture six-foot-tall juggernauts blasting across stadium fields, sending their opposition rag-dolling to the cheers of thousands of spectators....

Centralia native Javon Williams Jr. declares for 2023 NFL Draft

Centralia native Javon Williams Jr. declares for 2023 NFL Draft

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter January 27, 2023

Centralia, Illinois, is a 12,000-person town roughly an hour north of Carbondale. Among its claims to fame are its high school basketball team, which is the winningest program in America. But soon, it...

Sophomore Sarah Petro competes in the 100-yard backstroke Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, during the Salukis’ meet against Indiana State at the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium. (Reagan Gavin | @RGavin_DE)

Swim and Dive continues dominant stretch vs Eastern

By Joseph L Bernard, Sports Editor January 27, 2023

The Saluki Swim and Dive program continued their busy week with a trip to Charleston to test their skills against the Panthers. The Men’s team beat the Panthers with a dominating 181-21 final score,...

Lance Jones blocks opponent at the Banterra Center Jan. 14, 2023 in Carbondale, Ill.

Saluki Basketball seniors looking to go out with a bang

By Joei Younker, Staff Reporter January 27, 2023

With the Saluki Men’s Basketball season entering its final stretch of regular season games, the Dawgs have nearly eclipsed their win total from last year already, with over a third of the season still...

It’s a Dawg eat Dawg World

It’s a Dawg eat Dawg World

By Joei Younker, Sports Reporter January 26, 2023

Southern Illinois (7-11) was taken down by Drake (12-5) at home tonight.  The Dawgs started the game off strong, scoring the Bulldogs 23-18 in the first quarter. They maintained the lead until the...

Marcus Domask goes in for the layup against Antoine Smith Jr. (1) of Evansville University Jan. 17, 2022 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Ill

Salukis close out Murray State for 12th win in 13 games

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Sports Reporter January 25, 2023

Southern Illinois welcomed Murray State to the Banterra Center for the first time as Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and came away with another huge conference win. The Salukis improved to 17-5,...

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