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SIU outfielder J.T. Weber poses for a photo on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Itchy Jones Stadium at SIU. Weber tied a Salukis' baseball record driving in eight RBIs in a single game, the 8th time for an SIU player to do in the program's history. Weber went 3 for 5, homering twice, including a grand-slam.

From the ‘Sandlot’ of Metropolis to the lights of Itchy Jones: JT Weber reflects on journey to SIU

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter May 4, 2021
Three cities have marked the career of Saluki baseball junior outfielder J.T. Weber, the last being his current city of residence in Carbondale.
Javon Williams, Jr. (15) runs with the ball in the game against South Dakota State on Sunday, May 2, 2021 in Brookings, S.D. SIU went on to lose 26-31 against the Jackrabbits.

Jackrabbits hold off SIU to end the Salukis’ season

By Ryan Scott, Sports Reporter May 3, 2021
Southern Illinois Salukis (6-4,3-3 MVC) fell in the quarterfinals to the No. 1-seed South Dakota State Jackrabbits (7-1,5-1 MVC) on May 2.
Trey McDaniel (30) pitches the ball in a game against Missouri State University on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Itchy Jones Stadium in Carbondale Ill. The Salukis took the game after sweeping the sixth inning of the game.

Pitching secures SIU first sweep over Missouri State since 2016

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter May 2, 2021
The Salukis faced off against the Missouri State Bears this weekend, sweeping the four game set.
Infielder Maddy Vermejan (27) catches the ball and gets a first base out during the second inning against Missouri State. March 24, 2021 at Charlotte West Stadium Carbondale, Ill.

Southern Illinois softball sweeps Valpo in weekend series

By Janae Mosby, Sports Reporter May 2, 2021
SIU softball (34-11, 16-7 MVC) went 3-0 in the weekend matchup against Valparaiso (5-31, 1-20 MVC) on May 1 and 2.
Savannah Long takes a jump in the 100-meter hurdles race on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at the SIU Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex in Carbondale, Ill.

Salukis win one event, get multiple top finishes at Rock Chalk invitational

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter May 1, 2021
Southern Illinois competed in the Rock Chalk invitational in Lawrence Kan. on Friday April 30 and Saturday May 1.
Freshman goalkeeper Maddy Alaluf catches the ball during their first practice on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at the Lew Hartzog Track & Field Complex.

Maddy Alaluf looks to see Saluki soccer improve heading into the fall

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter May 1, 2021
Sophomore goalkeeper Maddy Alaluf was encouraged by the steps Saluki soccer took this season, and is looking forward to see more success next season.
Mike Hansell (21) catches the ball allowing one run over Murray State on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Itchy Zones Stadium in Carbondale, Ill.

Two late game home runs lifts Southern over Murray State

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter April 28, 2021
In a tough game with winds blowing in multiple directions, two home runs in the eight inning proved to be the difference in the game for a 5-4 for SIU.
Freshman, Vikar Jonasson (right), of Iceland, and Junior Sean Mullan (left), of England, practice their short game at an SIU Men’s Golf practice on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. (Carson VanBuskirk | @carsonvanbDE)

SIU golf finishes third in MVC tournament

By Ryan Scott, Sports Reporter April 27, 2021
The Saluki men’s golf team finished third overall in the Missouri Valley Conference championship on April 26 and 27.
Photo courtesy of SIU Athletics taken at the SIU vs. Weber State game on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Coach Hill discusses preparations for quarter final matchup against SDSU

By Ryan Scott, Sports Reporter April 26, 2021
The Southern Illinois Salukis advanced in the first round of the FCS playoffs with a 34-31 win over Weber State. The Salukis have earned a rematch against South Dakota State in the quarterfinals, which will be played on May 2.
Saluki outfielder Aubree Depron slides into home base on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 during the Salukis' 4-0 win against the Murray State Racers at Charlotte West Stadium.

Saluki softball went 2-1 against the Sycamores

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter April 25, 2021
In the weekend match against Indiana State on April 24 and 25, Southern’s softball team (31-11, 13-7 MVC) went 2-1, defeating the Sycamores 2-1, winning two games 3-1 and 11-1.
Southern Illinois senior infielder Drew Curtis (19) gets congratulated by his teamates after hitting a homerun, Saturday, April 7, 2018, during the Valparaiso University Crusaders 6-2 victory against the Southern Illinois Salukis at Itchy Jones Stadium. (Corrin Hunt | @CorrinIHunt)

Salukis drop three out of four to Valpo

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter April 25, 2021
Saluki baseball dropped three out of four games to Valparaiso this weekend, in the three losses, Southern lost by less than three runs in each loss.
Devin Pringle runs in the men’s 200-meter race on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at  the SIU Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex in Carbondale, Ill.

Five Salukis take top spots in Clark Wood Invitational

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter April 24, 2021
In the Clark Wood Invitational hosted by the University of Louisville this weekend, the Salukis saw five athletes take the top prize in their events.
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