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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 ...

Daniels almost wasn’t a Saluki

Daniels almost wasn’t a Saluki

By Joe Ragusa

February 21, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels said he couldn't imagine being a Saluki when he first came to visit the school during his junior year of high school."I really didn't like it. I walked around campus for a little bit, and I couldn't picture myself going here," Daniels said. "It was gloomy, it was wet ...

Du Quoin competition celebrates motocross in Southern Illinois

Du Quoin competition celebrates motocross in Southern Illinois

By Caleb Motsinger

February 20, 2012


Filed under Sports

Exhaust filled the cavernous dome of the Southern Illinois Center as fans crowded the high-rise bleachers Saturday for the sixth annual Mid-America Arenacross in Du Quoin.Hundreds of dirt bike riders from 26 different classes competed early Saturday morning in an attempt to qualify for an evening rac...

Seck still optimistic about this season

By Joe Ragusa

February 20, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior forward Mamadou Seck is an optimist in the purest sense of the word, though his team is on the cusp of losing the most games in school history.“We still have a chance to go to the (NCAA) tournament. I still believe we can do it,” Seck said. “In our conference, there is no mega-team, or any ...

Salukis split doubleheader at home

Salukis split doubleheader at home

By Akeem Glaspie

February 20, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men’s tennis team earned a split with Austin Peay University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in a doubleheader this weekend.The Salukis lost to Austin Peay 4-3 Friday in front of  home crowd at Sports Blast. Singles play prevented the Salukis from capturing the win as their t...

Salukis compete in Friday Night Special

Salukis compete in Friday Night Special

By Akeem Glaspie

February 20, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The SIU track and field team competed in the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special, where they captured several top-five finishes. The meet was not scored but individual marks were taken.The meet was held on EIU’s campus at the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse and included the University of Illinoi...

Oliver makes history, SIU loses to Wichita

Oliver makes history, SIU loses to Wichita

By Brandon Willingham

February 20, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Junior guard Teri Oliver tied the SIU single-season record for most 3-pointers in SIU's loss to Wichita State.The Salukis (7-19, 3-12 Missouri Valley Conference) fell short Friday in their biggest loss of the season, losing 74-46. Despite the loss, Oliver hit four 3-pointers in the game to total 79 f...

Saluki women grab third in MVC swimming and diving championships

Saluki women grab third in MVC swimming and diving championships

By Caleb Motsinger

February 19, 2012


Filed under Sports, Swimming

The resonant sound of cheering fans and the shrill ring of cowbells echoed throughout the Edward J. Shea Natatorium for three days during the Missouri Valley Conference women's swimming and diving championships.Host SIU and the other four teams that make up the MVC — Missouri State University, Illinois State ...

Salukis lose to Ball State on Bracketbuster weekend

By Joe Ragusa

February 19, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Salukis let Ball State run away early Saturday.SIU (8-20) lost 71-62 against Ball State (13-12) Saturday in Muncie, Ind., in the annual BracketBusters game. The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead with a 24-2 run in the first half that included five 3-pointers.Ball State connected on 10-of-20 from...

Softball wins two, falls short against Jaguars

By Brandon Willingham

February 19, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

A sunny, 60-degree opening day of the Jacksonville State Invitational ended in two victories for the SIU softball team Friday, but the next two days ended in a loss and a cancelled game because of bad weather.The Salukis (4-2) totaled 17 hits, including four home runs Friday, and drew 10 walks in only 12 inn...

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