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Clinic provides learning experience for coaches

Clinic provides learning experience for coaches

By Ben Conrady

April 15, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

Area high school football coaches had an opportunity to learn from their peers Saturday at the Saluki Football Spring Clinic.The event, put on by SIU coach Dale Lennon and his staff, offered a chance for the coaches to see how a Saluki football practice is held and to listen to successful high schoo...

Three women’s basketball players request release from scholarships

By Brandon Willingham

April 12, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coach Missy Tiber confirmed three SIU women's basketball players have requested release from the team, while two other players are also rumored to be leaving.Tiber confirmed sophomore point guard Brooke LeMar, sophomore center CiCi Shannon and sophomore Raquel Miller have requested to leave the team.In th...

CCHS coach unfazed by the years, mileage

CCHS coach unfazed by the years, mileage

By Caleb Motsinger

April 12, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

Gary Holda has been at Carbondale Community High School for nearly four decades, and though he no longer teaches, he can't seem to run away from coaching cross-country and track.After he graduated from SIU in 1975, Holda went across town to start a long career as a physical education teacher and coach...

Men’s tennis breaks losing streak, gain EIU win

By Akeem Glaspie

April 12, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The men’s tennis team captured a non-conference 5-2 win 52, that  snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday.The match against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers was the team’s final non-conference gmae. The Salukis return to conference play Saturday.The match started with doubles play, when t...

Baseball team travels to Dallas Baptist for three-game series

Baseball team travels to Dallas Baptist for three-game series

By Joe Ragusa

April 12, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Teams split two games last seasonThe Salukis played a rare Thursday game to kick off a three-game set against Dallas Baptist University, which junior first baseman Chris Serritella said was a little weird toget used to.“It’s my first time doing it, and you’re used to playing Friday-Saturday-Sunday...

Track team hopes to set the pace at Pacesetter quad meet

Track team hopes to set the pace at Pacesetter quad meet

By Akeem Glaspie

April 12, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The SIU track and field team will face conference foe Indiana State University, as well as the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin and Butler University, in the Indiana State Pacesetter today and Saturday in Terra Haute, Ind.Competition begins with throwing events, where the Salukis return after a stro...

Daniels asks for release

By Joe Ragusa

April 11, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels will not be returning for his sophomore season, according to sources close to the team.Daniels averaged 24.7 minutes and 8.3 points per game in 28 games this season. He was tied for the Missouri Valley Conference lead in blocks per game, with 1.6.Daniels said on Twitte...

Bowden speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet

Bowden speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet

By Ben Conrady

April 11, 2012


Filed under Sports

Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden knows a thing or two about leadership.From 1976 until his retirement in 2009, Bowden guided the Seminoles to 12 Atlantic Coast Conference titles, two national championships and one losing season.With his coaching days behind, Bowden continues to influence...

Moccia reflects on his tenure

Moccia reflects on his tenure

By Joe Ragusa

April 11, 2012


Filed under Sports

Time with his family has been hard to come by for Athletic Director Mario Moccia, who just finished a month-long search for a new men's basketball coach. But now that search is over, Moccia can go back to taking his daughter to her softball games.Moccia also has time to resume his oversight of every ...

Daniels asks for release from men’s basketball

By Joe Ragusa

April 11, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Latest News, Sports

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels will not be coming back to the Salukis for his sophomore season, according to sources close to the team.Daniels averaged 24.7 minutes and 8.3 points per game in 28 games this season. He was tied for the Missouri Valley Conference lead in blocks per game with 1.6.Daniels ...

Softball secures MVC weekend series against Sycamores

Softball secures MVC weekend series against Sycamores

By Brandon Willingham

April 10, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

After split doubleheader victories Friday between SIU and Indiana State, the Salukis’ strong defense and dominant pitches from freshman Alyssa Wunderlich helped them win against the Sycamores Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference series at Charlotte West Stadium.The Sycamores won the first game Frida...

Women’s golf begins to round out successful season

Women’s golf begins to round out successful season

By Caleb Motsinger

April 10, 2012


Filed under Golf, Sports

With one tournament left before the Salukis go to Terre Haute, Ind., for the Missouri Valley Conference Championships April 22 to 24, the end of the season has become a reality for senior golfers as they approach the final competition of the regular season.“I didn’t do as good in the last tourname...

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