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Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

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Serving the Southern Illinois University community since 1916.

The Daily Egyptian

Trent Brown sits on the side of the court waiting to substitute in as the Salukis face the University of Evansville Purple Aces Feb. 25, 2024 at Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Lylee Gibbs | @lyleegibbsphoto

Letter to the editor: Trent Brown bids farewell to Saluki Nation

By Trent Brown, Saluki Men's Basketball April 17, 2024

The hardwood at Banterra is where some of you may have heard my name. Others may not know me at all. This note, however, is still to you because you go to school here, serve in the restaurants, greet patients...

Yarauseth Zavala | yzavala@dailyegyptian.com

Rebuilds and conference championships: new coaches often face mixed bag of results in first season

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter April 17, 2024

Coaches come and go. Programs rise and fall. So is the nature of sports, with college basketball being no exception.    In the wake of firing former head coach Bryan Mullins, Southern Illinois...

Freshman Kiana McDowell celebrates following 20-3 win.

Saluki softball dominated Purple Aces in weekend series

By Nick Pfannkuche, Sports Reporter  April 16, 2024

For the first time since 2019, Southern Illinois scored a whopping 20 runs against Evansville to secure the series win on Saturday. This tied the SIU softball record for runs scored in a single game.    The...

New Dawg Pound President, Corey Crombar, stands next to former Dawg Pound President,
Dylan Chambers April 13, 2024 at Saluki Stadium Suite in Carbondale, Illinois.

Corey Crombar named Dawg Pound president 

By Carly Gist, Staff Reporter April 15, 2024

A new era is beginning for Saluki Athletics. With current Dawg Pound president Dylan Chambers graduating, the group has found its next leader: Corey Crombar.   Crombar is a rising sophomore...

Basketball head coach Scott Nagy (middle) is presented a Saluki jersey by Athletic Director Tim Leonard (right) and Chancellor Austin Lane (left) in an introduction event March 29, 2024 at Charles Helleny Pavilion in Carbondale, Illinois.

It’s the Valley, Scott: Nagy introduced as Saluki head coach

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Managing Editor March 29, 2024

As SIU athletic director Tim Leonard and Chancellor Austin Lane presented new men’s basketball head coach Scott Nagy with a Saluki jersey below a maroon and white balloon arch, confetti rained down with...

Lance Jones (right) and Marcus Domask (left) during a Purdue-Illinois game Jan. 5, 2024 at Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. Photo credit to Purdue Athletics.

Column: It’s time to give Marcus and Lance their flowers

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter March 28, 2024

The 2023-24 SIU men’s basketball season didn’t exactly go according to plan. Between confounding losses and a highly disappointing end to the season, culminating in the departure of former head...

Scott Nagy has coached the Wright State Raiders since 2016, and has been a head coach in college basketball since 1995. Photo provided by Wright State Athletics, credited to Scott Galvin.

SIU hires Scott Nagy as men’s basketball head coach

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Managing Editor March 28, 2024

Wright State head coach Scott Nagy has been hired as the next head coach for the SIU Salukis, the university announced on Thursday afternoon. It was first reported on Thursday morning by ESPN’s Jeff...

Nathan Bandy (7) slides to home base scoring a run for the Salukis during the Mar. 24, 2024 game against Valparaiso University at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Illinois. Libby Phelps | @libbyphelpsphotography

Saluki sweeps weekend series against Valpo

By Nick Pfannkuche, Sports Reporter March 25, 2024

Saluki baseball opened up Missouri Valley Conference play, hosting the Valparaiso Beacons at Itchy Jones Stadium for a three-game set. SIU would sweep the series to improve to 17-7 (3-0) on the season. First...

Troy DAmico (0) holds up a three from across the court after scoring for SIU Dec. 2, 2023 at Banterra Center in Carbondale, Illinois.

Transfer Portal: Former Saluki Troy D’Amico commits to DePaul University

By Brandyn Wilcoxen, Managing Editor March 23, 2024

Former SIU men's basketball forward Troy D'Amico announced his commitment to DePaul University on Saturday via his social media. D'Amico, a native of Chicago, announced the move with the caption "[Troy...

The Salukis watch over the Salukis from the dugout March 04, 2023 at the Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

Saluki baseball splits home-and-home series with Arkansas State

By Jamilah Lewis, Sports Editor March 22, 2024

Saluki baseball had a major comeback against the Arkansas State Red Wolves making a split two-game series on March 19 and 20, getting an early blowout in the second game with the Salukis having 7 runs...

Bryan Mullins, Loyola Ramblers associate head coach, listens in on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019, before a matchup between the Southern Illinois Salukis and the Loyola Ramblers at SIU Arena.

Former SIU basketball head coach Mullins hired at DePaul University

By Jamilah Lewis, Sports Editor March 22, 2024

According to multiple sources, former Head Coach of Saluki Basketball, Bryan Mullins signed as an assistant coach at DePaul University in Chicago.   Mullins previously coached the Salukis until...

Bryan Mullins

Column: Mullins decision one SIU will live to regret

By Ryan Grieser, Sports Reporter March 22, 2024

After five seasons as the head coach of the men’s basketball program, SIU and Saluki Hall of Famer Bryan Mullins have parted ways.  Jeff Goodman of The Field of 68 was the first to report the news,...

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