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SIU guard, Lance Jones, drives the ball while being defended by Austin Peays Carlos Paez during SIUs 73-55 win over Austin Peay during the Charles Helleny Tip-Off Classic on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at the Banterra Center at SIU.

Last Minute Heroics help Dawgs win vs Alcorn State

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter November 26, 2021
On Black Friday, SIU’s Men’s Basketball team (3-3) hosted the winless Alcorn State Bravehawks (0-5). With a 40 point second half performance, the Salukis came back from being down 14 points at halftime to win 62-59.
SIU guard, Lance Jones, drives the ball while being defended by Austin Peays Carlos Paez during SIUs 73-55 win over Austin Peay during the Charles Helleny Tip-Off Classic on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 at the Banterra Center at SIU.

Salukis lose in heartbreaker against in third place game at Paradise Jam Tournament 66-64

By Joey Bernard, Staff Reporter November 22, 2021
In the tournament’s third place deciding game, the SIU Men’s Basketball team played the Creighton Blue Jays on Monday night. The Salukis lost the game off a last second shot with one second left. That shot made the final score 66-64.
Southern Illinois University Saluki number one forward, Marcus Domask, jumps for a basket basket during the basketball game against the Evansville Purple Aces in the SIU Banterra Center. The game ended 53 to 70 with SIU taking the win on Thursday night, February 20, 2020.

SIU loses in second round of Paradise Jam Tournament at the hands of the Northeastern Howlin Huskies

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter November 21, 2021
In the semifinal of the Paradise Jam basketball tournament, Nov. 21, the Salukis played the Northeastern Howlin Huskies and lost 59-47. This loss came after Southern Illinois upset Colorado in the first round.
SIU quarterback, Nic Baker, runs the ball and makes a dive towards the end zone, but would be short during SIUs 18-35 loss vs. Youngstown State during Senior Day Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Saluki Stadium at SIU.

Saluki football drops final game of season vs Youngstown State 35-18, await selection sunday for playoff spot

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter November 20, 2021
In their final game of the regular season, SIU lost a playoff clinching match against Youngstown State 35-18. Had SIU won the match, they would have clinched a bid in the playoffs, however, a loss puts their playoff dreams in doubt as they await selection Sunday to find out if their season will continue. Some bright spots for SIU included sophomore running back Justin Strong, who was easily the highlight of the Salukis offense on the day. Strong accumulated 107 rushing yards on nine carries that included his longest play, a 67 yard rush in the second quarter to set up SIU’s first touchdown of the day. Strong also helped out in the passing game, with 18 yards off of two catches, with one of them being a touchdown to finish the first half.
Steven Verplancken Jr. (22) dribbles past the opponents to setup a way to score during the SIU vs Northern Iowa basketball game Jan. 31, 2021, at the SIU Bantera Center in Carbondale, Ill. Subash Kharel | @pics.leaks

Men’s Basketball wins first game of Paradise Jam Tournament 67-63

By Joey Bernard, Staff Reporter November 19, 2021
The Saluki Men’s Basketball team travelled over to the Virgin Islands this weekend for the Paradise Jam Tournament. They started off on Friday with a 67-63 win against Colorado.
SIU Womens Volleyball players form a circle to cheer up and plan a tactical move to get level with the opponent team from Loyola University on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021, in Davies Gym at SIU. The Salukis went on to lose in all three sets with score lines of 22-25, 13-25 and 17-25.

Southern Illinois Volleyball gets swept for third straight game

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter November 19, 2021
The Salukis took on the Evansville Aces on Friday, Nov. 19 in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup. The Aces came out on top in three sets. This loss is SIU’s 20th in a row, and the team is 0-17 in the conference so far this season.
Swimming and Diving Head Coach Rick Walker watches the swim team practice on Wednesday, Sept. 17. 2019 inside the Dr. Shea Auditorium.

SIU Athletics clears Swimming Coach Geoff Hanson of wrongdoing

By Ryan Scott, Sports Editor November 17, 2021
outhern Illinois University Athletics’ investigation into abuse allegations made against Head Swimming Coach Geoff Hanson cleared him of wrongdoing, according to a Nov. 17 statement from the school.
Southern Illinois Salukis Junior Forward, Gabby Walker, goes for a basket while Missouri State Bears Junior center, Emily Gartner, blocks during the Friday evening Womans Basketball game ending the game with Salukis taking the win 70 to 64 at the Bantera Arena on January 17, 2020.

Saluki women’s basketball loses road matchup vs Kansas City

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter November 14, 2021
The SIU women’s basketball team (0-2) travelled to Missouri today to face the Kansas City Roos (1-1). SIU lost the matchup by a 67-46 score on the night. Graduate Student forward Abby Brockmeyer was by far the highlight of the night for the Salukis. Brockmeyer posted a double-double on the night with her performance. She tallied 21 points, a team high, 13 rebounds, also a team high, two steals, an assist, and went 8-13 on field goal attempts for the night. Brockmeyer also led the team in minutes played on the night with 31.
Junior Chris Cole competes Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, during the SIU Swimming and Diving invitational at the Dr. Edward Shea Natatorium. (Brian Mun–oz | @BrianMMunoz)

SIU Swim and Dive triumphs in Home A3 Invitational

By Joseph Bernard, Staff Reporter November 13, 2021
Both of SIU’s Swim and Dive teams took home first in the Annual A3 invitational over this past Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Four different schools were invited to take part in the event including Bellarmine, Valparaiso, Eastern Illinois, and the University of Evansville.

Salukis turn it around as SIU defeats Indiana State handily 47-21

By Cole Daily, Staff Reporter November 13, 2021
The Southern Illinois football team (7-3; MVC 5-2) traveled to Terre Haute, IN to matchup against the Indiana State Sycamores (4-6; MVC 2-5). The Salukis won 47-21. The Sycamores received the ball to start the game. They managed to drive the ball down into Salukis territory, but freshman cornerback David Miller intercepted the ball with 12:24 left in the first quarter.
Dalton Banks(3) jumps with the ball in front of Chinedu Kingsley Okanu (11) during the SIU vs Northern Iowa basketball game. Jan. 31, 2021, at the SIU Bantera Center in Carbondale, Ill.

Saluki Men’s Basketball use second half surge to down Austin Peay 73-55 in Home-Opener

By Joseph Bernard and Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter/Sports Editor November 12, 2021
Saluki Men’s Basketball (1-1) returned to the Banterra Center for their first home game Friday night. SIU struggled in the first half, but ultimately came out on top with a 73-55 victory over Austin Peay (1-1). The Salukis were highlighted by three double digit point performances in junior point guards Lance Jones and Steven Verplancken and junior forward Marcus Domask.
SIU guard, Steven Verplancken Jr., drives past a couple of Reddie defenders during the Salukis 66-52 win during an exhibition game against Henderson State on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021 at the Banterra Center at SIU.

SIU Basketball Home Opener vs Austin Peay: Live Updates

By Ryan Scott, Sports Editor November 12, 2021
The Southern Illinois Salukis (0-1) are hosting the Austin Peay Governors (1-0) on November 12th at 7 P.M. it will be the first game with fans in the Banterra center since early 2020.
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