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Saluki women continue dominant doubles play

By Akeem Glaspie

February 12, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women’s tennis team improved to 2-0 Saturday after it defeated Austin Peay 4-3.The Saluki women improved their doubles record to 6-0 during the meet, held in Clarksville, Tenn. Coach Audra Nothwehr said their doubles success is a result of hard work during the first part of the season.“We fo...

Indiana State breaks NCAA record in win over Salukis

Indiana State breaks NCAA record in win over Salukis

By Joe Ragusa

February 12, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Salukis fell to ninth place in the Missouri Valley Conference in record-setting fashion against Indiana State.SIU (8-18, 5-10 MVC) fell 78-68 to Indiana State (15-11, 6-9 MVC) Saturday in Terra Haute, Ind., behind a NCAA record 12 consecutive three-pointers from the Sycamores.Indiana State guard ...

Salukis fall short in annual Pink Out

Salukis fall short in annual Pink Out

By Brandon Willingham

February 12, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Not even season-high attendance and a standing ovation could help the SIU women's basketball team bring home a win Saturday.The Salukis lost 80-64 to Creighton University at the SIU Arena for the annual Pink Zone game, a branch of the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer initiative. Despite the ...

Salukis to compete against top teams at Iowa Classic

Salukis to compete against top teams at Iowa Classic

By Akeem Glaspie

February 9, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

In a meet that includes several top schools, the SIU track and field team will compete in the Iowa State Cyclone Classic, a competition that began Thursday and continues through Saturday.The meet features a field of more than 50 teams. The SIU women's team entered the meet ranked 11th in the nation, ...

SIU looks to raise cancer awareness

SIU looks to raise cancer awareness

By Brandon Willingham

February 9, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The SIU women's basketball team will switch its maroon and white jerseys for pink ones Saturday to create awareness for a serious cause.The team will participate in the Coaches vs. Cancer movement for the second consecutive year, wearing pink attire to bring attention to breast cancer awareness.Coach...

Snapping and rolling with the kayak club

Snapping and rolling with the kayak club

By Caleb Motsinger

February 9, 2012


Filed under Sports

Upside down and underwater with my lower body squeezed into a tight kayak cockpit, the motions needed to right the boat seem counterintuitive as I struggle to flip up toward the oxygen my lungs craved.Luckily, I was in the shallow end of Pulliam's Pool and a spotter from the SIU Kayak Club was nearby in c...

Softball team gears up for a competitive opening weekend

Softball team gears up for a competitive opening weekend

By Brandon Willingham

February 8, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

For its season opener Saturday, the SIU softball team will step away from Charlotte West Stadium and go to Woodstock, Ga., to compete in the Kennesaw State University Classic.During the 2009 season, the Salukis' most recent appearance in the invitational, they went undefeated in the KSU Classic and placed f...

Salukis lose a thriller against Missouri State

Salukis lose a thriller against Missouri State

By Joe Ragusa

February 8, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Former Saluki player and assistant coach Paul Lusk returned to the SIU Arena for the first time as an opposing head coach, and his team won a close game against the Salukis.SIU (8-17, 5-9 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 56-54 against Missouri State (15-11, 8-6 MVC) Wednesday at the SIU Arena. The S...

SIU rugby competes for national title in Las Vegas

SIU rugby competes for national title in Las Vegas

By Caleb Motsinger

February 7, 2012


Filed under Sports

SIU sets itself apart from the other 32 teams entering the USA National 7s Rugby Tournament as the only Registered Student Organization in a pool of Division 2 schools."Every other team has the money to give out a partial or full scholarship," said rugby club president Daniel Lowery.In the club's first ...

Scheduling a mess for men’s basketball

By Joe Ragusa

February 7, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The travel schedule for the men’s basketball team has started to wear on the players, said coach Chris Lowery.“It’s not always about the game,” Lowery said. “It’s about being able to come back that night and the next day being able to practice and being able to be in your own bed.”The M...

Saluki Brief 2/7/12

By Joe Ragusa

February 6, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guard Jeff Early scored a team-high 14 points against Evansville Saturday, but 13 of those came in the first half.The one point Early scored in the second half provided the margin of victory.SIU won 53-52 over Evansville at the SIU Arena on a free throw from Early with two seconds left in the game...

Saluki men split doubleheader

Saluki men split doubleheader

By Akeem Glaspie

February 6, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men's tennis team earned its first win of spring season as it split a doubleheader against Butler University and Purdue University.The meet was held Saturday at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and the Salukis started with a match against Purdue.The Salukis opened the meet against th...

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