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Bertelsen loud on the mound

Bertelsen loud on the mound

By Ben Conrady

April 24, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

You don’t have to be watching a Saluki softball game to know if Katie Bertelsen is on the mound.Each pitch Bertelsen throws is accompanied by a piercing yell that can be heard by common passersby outside the stadium.‘The Scream,’ as it has come to be known among the softball team, might startle ...

Setty’s and Daniels’ denials much ado about nothing

By Joe Ragusa

April 23, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With all of the national attention on men's basketball and the restrictions put on transfers, the Athletic Department's denial of Treg Setty's and Dantiel Daniels' releases may seem like a problem.It's not, at least not right now.Academics is one of the main reasons behind the denial of Setty's and Dan...

Softball takes on Evansville for second Tuesday in a row

Softball takes on Evansville for second Tuesday in a row

By Brandon Willingham

April 23, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU will take on Evansville today for the second time in a week.The Salukis swept the Evansville Aces during a three-game conference series April 17, so the team has high hopes as it plays the Aces again at 5 p.m. in Evansville, Ind.The Salukis have won every series against the Aces since 2002, but ...

Men’s Tennis wins shocker, drops conference finale

Men’s Tennis wins shocker, drops conference finale

By Akeem Glaspie

April 22, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

With the match on the line for the SIU men's tennis team, freshman Szymon Opieczonek won in the third set 7-6 (7-5), 1-6, 6-4 at No. 6 singles to clinch the 4-3 victory for the Salukis.Fans gathered around the far court Saturday at University Courts to watch Opieczonek and the Salukis take on the Brav...

Vertical Heartland, a chance at Draper’s Bluff

Vertical Heartland, a chance at Draper’s Bluff

By Caleb Motsinger

April 22, 2012


Filed under Sports

Eric Ulner owns property that could easily be considered a climber’s paradise.Ulner, an SIUC alumnus of Murphysboro, said when he purchased Draper’s Bluff — the property where he now lives with his family — nearly 16 years ago, the opportunity didn’t seem real.“It was a chance to buy and...

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

Baseball sweeps series against rival Bluejays

By Joe Ragusa

April 22, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After he missed two sacrifice bunts in his at-bat in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore second baseman Jake Welch said he was just happy to make contact when he lined a walk-off double into left-center field Saturday.“I knew coach (Ken Henderson) wasn't very happy with me,” Welch said. “The guy on first was ste...

Women’s tennis ends MVC with 7-0 sweep

By Akeem Glaspie

April 22, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women’s tennis team split its final two matches of the regular season to end with a 5-2 conference record and a second-place tie in conference standings.The matches began Saturday when the Salukis faced Illinois State in Bloomington-Normal. The team entered the match with a three-game win str...

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

By Brandon Willingham

April 22, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

Rainfall and cold weather didn’t affect the SIU football team Friday as the offense scored five touchdowns and defense recorded eight sacks and four interceptions in the annual Spring Game scrimmage at Saluki Stadium.About 100 fans bundled up in coats, hats, scarves and blankets while they sipped ...

Women’s golf seeded third in MVC Championships

Women’s golf seeded third in MVC Championships

By Caleb Motsinger

April 19, 2012


Filed under Golf, Sports

After Tuesday's loss to Northern Iowa, one last tournament stands between the women’s golf team and the end of the season.SIU will compete Sunday through Tuesday in the Missouri Valley Conference championships in Terre Haute, Ind.The team fell to Northern Iowa Monday and Tuesday at the Creighton Classic, ...

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

By Joe Ragusa

April 19, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Salukis snap five-game losing streakAfter the Salukis tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh and chased Tennessee-Martin's starting pitcher from the game. Then Skyhawk relief pitcher Daniel Tobik struck out the first two batters he faced, and he forced sophomore shortstop Donny Duschinsky to hi...

Women’s tennis shoots for positive end to conference play

By Akeem Glaspie

April 19, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women’s tennis team prepares for its final two conference matches before the MVC Championships.Both matches are during the weekend. On Saturday, the Salukis play at Illinois State University, traveling Sunday to Peoria to face Bradley University. The team enters its matches 15-4, tied for second p...

Setty, Daniels denied releases

By Joe Ragusa

April 19, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

With tougher academic restrictions coming from the NCAA next season, the athletic department wants to make sure two men's basketball players who want out of their scholarships fulfill their academic requirements this semester before they leave.Freshman forwards Dantiel Daniels and Treg Setty were den...

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