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Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

By Akeem Glaspie

April 18, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

Preparation for the 2012 Olympic games in London presents a different set of challenges for former SIU track and field throwers Gwen Berry and Brittany Riley.Berry and Riley are SIU alumnae who are training to compete in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., from June 21 to July 1. Riley graduated in 200...

Men’s rugby caps successful year

Men’s rugby caps successful year

By Ben Conrady

April 17, 2012


Filed under Sports

Seven players from the men's rugby club were selected to compete with the Illinois Select Side All-Star team to finish a victorious season for the club.Casey Dodson, David Vargas, Daniel Unes, Sam Pellegrino, Brian Cullen, Derek Mohler and Carson Pearce traveled to Northern Illinois University Friday and...

Serritella and Sivertsen provide big numbers for Saluki baseball team

By Joe Ragusa

April 17, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Chicago is one of coach Ken Henderson’s favorite spots to recruit, and two of his best hitters on the Salukis hail from the area.For Chris Serritella and Jordan Sivertsen, their journey to Carbondale didn’t start until they were away from the Windy City.Henderson said he didn’t scout Sivertsen until ...

Softball team signs new addition from Mattoon

By Brandon Willingham

April 17, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

With seniors Haley Gorman and Mallory Duran-Sellers leaving at the end of the 2012 season, SIU coach Kerri Blaylock announced Wednesday her first new signee to the softball program for the start of the 2013 season.Michelle Glenn, of Mattoon, signed to Saluki Athletics as the newest addition to the softball team. Glenn...

Men’s golf places high, preps for MVC Championship

By Brandon Willingham

April 17, 2012


Filed under Golf, Sports

Regular season tournaments ended Tuesday for the SIU men’s golf team after it received top-place finishes at Tennessee State’s fifth annual Big Blue Intercollegiate in Old Hickory, Tenn.With 10 teams and 63 players, the Salukis tied for second place overall with Tennessee Tech. SIU was led by ju...

Baseball faces Tennessee-Martin in mid-week contest

By Joe Ragusa

April 16, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Saluki baseball hasn't played well in mid-week games all season, but coach Ken Henderson said he's hopeful that will change.“It's tough. You get this late in the year, and with the conference games, there's just so much emphasis on the three-game weekend,” Henderson said. “Sometimes you forget abou...

Softball sweeps another MVC series

Softball sweeps another MVC series

By Brandon Willingham

April 16, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

A slow start for the Salukis led to strong finishes in the two-game conference series Tuesday against Evansville University.After six slow-moving innings in the first game at Charlotte West Stadium, the Salukis (27-12, 12-4 Missouri ValleyConference) managed to come from behind with a 3-1 victory. The team...

Intramural basketball takes national title

Intramural basketball takes national title

By Caleb Motsinger

April 16, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

When sophomore Joe Gilmore sank a shot in the final seconds of overtime, he secured a victory for the Salukis in the title game of the National Campus Championship Series.The team, which has played together since the fall, won the national tournament 51-49 against Howard University on Friday.Team membe...

No horseplay for members of club water polo

No horseplay for members of club water polo

By Ben Conrady

April 16, 2012


Filed under Sports

The members of the SIU club water polo team aren’t exactly sure how the sport got its name.The team’s eight full-time participants do, however, agree that water polo is a game that combines elements of wrestling, football, soccer and basketball, and shows very little resemblance to the sport playe...

Men’s tennis splits weekend competition against MVC foes

By Akeem Glaspie

April 15, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men’s tennis team split its weekend series against Missouri Valley Conference foes Creighton and Drake.The Salukis started Saturday with a 6-1 win against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., and Sunday with a 7-0 sweep at Drake in Des Moines, Iowa. The Salukis are 7-12 overall and 1-2 in conference pla...

Setty, Drummond ask for releases

Setty, Drummond ask for releases

By Joe Ragusa

April 15, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Three men's basketball players leave since Lowery let go, Hinson hiredTwo more men's basketball players have expressed interest in leaving the team, which may open four positions for coach Barry Hinson to fill for next season.Freshman forward Treg Setty has asked for a release from his SIU men's bas...

Baseball swept by Dallas Baptist

By Joe Ragusa

April 14, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Freshman right-hander Sam Coonrod’s pitching could have given the Salukis a victory Saturday, but the bullpen couldn't keep Dallas Baptist off the board as the Salukis squandered their chance to avoid a sweep.Sophomore relievers Tyler Dray and Todd Eaton combined to give up six runs in the bottom of the eighth as ...

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