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Saluki swimming, diving team earns All-American honors

Saluki swimming, diving team earns All-American honors

By Caleb Motsinger

February 27, 2012


Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU swimming and diving coach Rick Walker said academics and athletics are one and the same, but actions speak louder than words as the Salukis raise the bar for academic success.The Saluki swimming and diving programs were named All-American Scholars by the Swimming Coaches Association of America for a t...

Creighton and Wichita State headline MVC tournament

By Joe Ragusa

February 27, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament starts Thursday, and there’s only two teams with a realistic shot at taking the title.No. 15 Wichita State (26-4, 16-2 MVC) and No. 25 Creighton (25-5, 14-4 MVC) are the one and two seeds in the tournament, and they’re the only two teams in the MVC that ha...

Men’s track, field wins first MVC title in 20 years

By Akeem Glaspie

February 26, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The men's track and field team got off to a fast start at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Championship, and kept it up during the weekend as it left with a first-place win.The MVC championship marks the 12th in program history and the first in 20 years for the men’s team since its 1992 win. T...

Salukis lose to Northern Iowa on Senior night

Salukis lose to Northern Iowa on Senior night

By Joe Ragusa

February 26, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Guard Justin Bocot had a chance to tie the game in the waning moments of the second half Saturday in his last game at the SIU Arena.But he couldn't connect on a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left, and Northern Iowa pulled away for the victory. Read More »...

Tennis uses first season loss as motivation, bounces back to sweep NIU 5-2

Tennis uses first season loss as motivation, bounces back to sweep NIU 5-2

By Akeem Glaspie

February 26, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women's tennis team may have experienced its first season defeat Friday, but the team bounced back to win Sunday in the second match of a doubleheader against Northern Illinois University.SIU lost 6-1 to Arkansas State University but defeated NIU 5-2 at Sports Blast. The team played at home f...

Baseball wins two of three against Hilltoppers

By Joe Ragusa

February 26, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis traveled to Western Kentucky University for a three-game series and came away with two victories.In the first game against WKU (2-5) Friday, SIU (4-3) went into the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton came in to get the save, but gave up two singles to th...

Last hurrah for Seck and Bocot

Last hurrah for Seck and Bocot

By Joe Ragusa

February 23, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Seniors Mamadou Seck and Justin Bocot will play their last home game as Salukis Saturday against Northern Iowa.“As a player, you always remember your last game on Senior night,” said coach Chris Lowery. “I remember mine was here against Drake (as a player in 1994), and I remember how many points ...

Baseball loses to Tennessee-Martin

By Joe Ragusa

February 22, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis dug themselves a hole they couldn't get out of in one bad inning against University of Tennessee-Martin.SIU (2-2) lost 9-4 against UT-Martin (1-3) Tuesday in Martin, Tenn., and the Skyhawks used a seven-run third inning to distance themselves from the Salukis.The score was tied 0-0 as ...

Mizzou cancels game with SIU

By Tara Kulash

February 22, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

The Salukis’ football game against the University of Missouri set for Sept. 8 has been cancelled.Mizzou switched from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, which scheduled a home game for the team against the University of Georgia on the same day. The Missouri university also had a game sched...

From the Caribbean to Carbondale

From the Caribbean to Carbondale

By Akeem Glaspie

February 22, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

Salukis’ cousins bond on trackWhen the adjustment to life away from home became difficult for Bahamas natives Kenya Culmer and Doug Palacious, they used track and a strong friendship to ease their transition to SIU.Culmer and Palacious, both sophomore jumpers on the SIU track and field team, are cousi...

Salukis set single-season loss record in loss to Drake

By Joe Ragusa

February 22, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

In a season of record lows, the Salukis set another one Wednesday.SIU (8-21, 5-12 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 78-63 to Drake (16-13, 9-8 MVC) in Des Moines, Iowa. The loss tied SIU's school record for losses in a three-year span with 55. It was also the school's seventh-straight loss to Drake and...

MVC Coach of the Year award renamed in Callahan’s honor

MVC Coach of the Year award renamed in Callahan’s honor

By Joe Ragusa

February 21, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Missouri Valley Conference honored late Saluki coach Dan Callahan by renaming its Coach of the Year award to the Dan Callahan Coach of the Year award.Callahan coached SIU baseball for 16 seasons, from 1994 until his death in 2010 to neurotropic melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer. Current coach ...

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