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Saluki women head into spring break on hot streak

By Akeem Glaspie

March 7, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women’s tennis team enters its spring break tournament on a hot streak after beating Southeastern Missouri State University 6-1 overall for the team's third straight victory.The meet, held Tuesday in Cape Girardeau, Mo., kicked off the first of five straight meets on the road for the Saluki w...

Saluki women prepare for MVC Tourney

Saluki women prepare for MVC Tourney

By Brandon Willingham

March 7, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Offense was not senior forward Charnise Mitchell's focus during her senior night, but she dominated defensively in the paint Saturday when the Salukis lost 72-50 at the SIU Arena.Mitchell grabbed a season-high of nine rebounds against Illinois State University’s Redbirds (18-11, 13-5 MVC) in front of al...

Salukis beat Middle Tennessee State, split midweek series

Salukis beat Middle Tennessee State, split midweek series

By Joe Ragusa

March 7, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Saluki outfielders Nick Johnson and Rennie Troggio collided when they both called for a fly ball that hit to right-center field in the second inning. The error, given to Troggio, was the first of three for the Salukis during the inning, and it put them in a hole early against Middle Tennessee State Univers...

Six-run sixth inning dooms Salukis

Six-run sixth inning dooms Salukis

By Joe Ragusa

March 6, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The strong winds of Abe Martin Field helped Middle Tennessee State score 14 runs in its 14-5 victory Tuesday against the Salukis.“We didn’t play poorly, we just didn’t pitch well enough to win,” said coach Ken Henderson. “And we’re not going to win if we keep pitching like that.”Saluki sop...

So long ‘Floor Burn U,’ we hardly knew you

By Joe Ragusa

March 5, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Chris Lowery’s firing brings an end to an era of Saluki basketball that most current students weren’t able to experience first-hand.The days of 'Floor Burn U,' when SIU would make regular appearances in the national media as one of the best mid-major programs in the nation, were already in the r...

Salukis sweep in season home-opener’s Coach B Classic

Salukis sweep in season home-opener’s Coach B Classic

By Brandon Willingham

March 5, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Strong, offensive techniques fueled a four-win sweep for the Salukis Saturday and Sunday in the Coach B Classic at the Charlotte West Stadium.In front of a crowd of 350 on a sunny, 47-degree Saturday, the Salukis dominated Western Illinois 14-6 off 12 hits and later beat Wright State 8-6 off seven hi...

Athletics round up supplies for tornado victims

By Caleb Motsinger

March 5, 2012


Filed under Sports

Times of hardship have a tendency to bring out the best in people, and this weekend at the Coach B Softball Classic, the crowd came prepared to help Harrisburg tornado victims.Saluki Athletics set up donation bins Saturday and Sunday during the Coach B Classic Softball Tournament at Charlotte West Stadiu...

Governor shows support for Harrisburg

Governor shows support for Harrisburg

March 5, 2012


Filed under Photos, Sports

Gov. Pat Quinn congratulates Harrisburg High School basketball player Capel Henshaw Saturday following the team’s victory over Pinckneyville at the Duff-Kingston Gymnasium in El Dorado. Henshaw led Harrisburg with a total of 22 points. The Bulldogs will face Breese Central High School at Super-Sec...

Saluki men’s swimming and diving takes third at MAC Championships

By Caleb Motsinger

March 4, 2012


Filed under Sports, Swimming

While the Salukis placed third in the Mid-American Conference Championships, coach Rick Walker brought home the honor of 2012 conference Swimming Coach of the Year.The SIU men's swimming and diving teams traveled Wednesday to Oxford, Ohio for the 2012 Mid-American Conference Championships. The champ...

Saluki men swept during weekend

By Akeem Glaspie

March 4, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men’s tennis team struggled in meets against Marquette University and Northern Illinois University, losing the matches 6-1 and 7-0 respectively.The Salukis played Friday in Milwaukee against Marquette and Saturday in Rockford against NIU.With the SIU softball season underway, the third court of S...

SIU terminates coach Lowery

SIU terminates coach Lowery

By Joe Ragusa

March 4, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Player retention, academic issues and declining fan support all cited as reasonsChris Lowery was relieved of his duties as men's basketball coach in a meeting with Athletic Director Mario Moccia shortly after the 66-51 loss Thursday to Indiana State in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conferen...

Salukis defeat Racers in first outdoor meet

By Akeem Glaspie

March 4, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women’s tennis team battled heavy winds and cool temperatures during its first outside meet but still dominated Murray State 5-2.The meet was held Thursday at the University Courts outside the SIU Arena, where the home fans boosted the Salukis to their fifth win of the spring season. Coach Au...

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