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Start of fishing season shows promise

Start of fishing season shows promise

By Ben Conrady

April 3, 2012


Filed under Sports

An unseasonably warm winter has led to excitement and optimism for fishing fans of southern Illinois.All signs point toward an abundance of fish in the area. The mild temperatures have warmed lakes and ponds, so fish are biting earlier than usual, said Shannon Johnson, executive director of the Williamso...

Softball preps for mid-week non-conference matchup

Softball preps for mid-week non-conference matchup

By Brandon Willingham

April 3, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

After the softball team clinched a three-game series against Illinois State on Saturday and Sunday, it now looks to continue its two-game win streak today in St. Louis against the Saint Louis University Billikens.Saint Louis University (16-18) has lost four consecutive series to SIU since the 2008 season. The Salu...

Women’s rugby holds tournament, continues tradition

Women’s rugby holds tournament, continues tradition

By Ben Conrady

April 2, 2012


Filed under Sports

The SIU women's rugby club team isn't afraid to get a little dirty.The club's spring season is in full swing, as the team held and placed third in the All Fools Rugby Classic Saturday with teams from the University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola and Purdue. The tournament was the team's third this seas...

Former Saluki coaches to reunite at Kansas State

By Ben Conrady

April 2, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Bruce Weber is headed to Manhattan, Kan., and plans to bring former SIU men's basketball coach Chris Lowery with him as an assistant coach.Weber was hired by Kansas State on Saturday, following coach Frank Martin’s decision to leave for the same position at the University of South Carolina.Weber tol...

Hinson’s next move: to keep all players at SIU

By Joe Ragusa

April 2, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

After Kansas finishes its run in the NCAA tournament, Barry Hinson will be on the clock as  coach of the Salukis — and he has a lot of work ahead of him.The first thing Hinson has to do is repair relations with a fanbase that is disillusioned, with the success of the past a very distant memory. Those ...

Saluki women split weekend series

Saluki women split weekend series

By Akeem Glaspie

April 1, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU women's tennis team bounced back as the Salukis captured a split during a two-game series this weekend.The matches began Saturday against the University of Memphis with a 1-6 loss at the University Courts and concluded Sunday against Chicago State University with a 6-1 win. After Sunday's vict...

Saluki softball takes back weekend conference series against Redbirds

Saluki softball takes back weekend conference series against Redbirds

By Brandon Willingham

April 1, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU's softball team claimed its first conference series victory against Illinois State since 2008 Sunday among nearly 180 cheering fans in a three-game Missouri Valley Conference series at the Charlotte West Stadium on Saturday and Sunday.After losing three consecutive years to Illinois State, the Saluki...

Sun Belt Shootout leaves SIU with another winless weekend

By Akeem Glaspie

April 1, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men’s tennis team struggled throughout during the Sun Belt Shootout on Saturday and Sunday in Tennessee.The tournament was on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where the Salukis faced 57th-ranked South Alabama (L, 4-0) University on Saturday, and Florida A...

Salukis lose 2 of 3 on the road against Shockers

By Joe Ragusa

April 1, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

While Cameron Maldonado, senior right-handed pitcher for the Salukis, threw a gem in his return to Wichita State on Saturday, the other pitchers failed in comparison, and SIU could only win one of three against the Shockers Friday through Sunday.SIU (15-13. 3-3 Missouri Valley Conference) dropped th...

Gilley turns it up a notch for her final season

Gilley turns it up a notch for her final season

By Caleb Motsinger

March 29, 2012


Filed under Golf, Sports

As spring storm clouds encircled the Hickory Ridge Golf Course, Meg Gilley stood on the practice green calmly sinking putt after putt as she closed up an evening of practice that started nearly four hours earlier.The SIU women’s golf team ran away with their fourth win of the 2011-12 season Sunday and Monday a...

Salukis seek to surpass Redbirds in conference series

Salukis seek to surpass Redbirds in conference series

By Brandon Willingham

March 29, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Southern Illinois University and Illinois State University are tied in the Missouri Valley Conference, and the winner of Saturday's game will determine who pushes ahead.The Salukis (18-8, 5-1 Missouri Valley Conference) lead the Redbirds (19-13, 5-1 MVC) in third place, while Illinois State sits in four...

Players react to Hinson’s hire

By Joe Ragusa

March 29, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Although waiting for a new coach to be hired was a challenge, freshman forward Treg Setty said he pulled together with his teammates and got through all of the speculation and questions about their own futures as Salukis.“I’ve played basketball my whole life. I’ve never not had a coach,” Setty...

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