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Salukis prepare for Sun Belt Shootout

By Akeem Glaspie

March 29, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Men’s tennis coach Dann Nelson says his team needs to step up its intensity heading into this weekend's highly-ranked tournament field.The Sun Belt Shootout takes place Saturday and Sunday in Murfreesboro, Tenn., at Middle Tennessee State. The field consists of some of the nation's highest-ranked team...

Spring football practice begins

Spring football practice begins

By Ben Conrady

March 28, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

Lennon: Improvements to be madeThis week marks the beginning of spring practices for the SIU football team, and with it comes the optimism of a fresh start.While Saluki fans’ minds may be focused on the upcoming season, the players and coaches said they know proper preparation during spring can lead...

Golfer captures consecutive wins, earns MVC honors

Golfer captures consecutive wins, earns MVC honors

By Brandon Willingham

March 28, 2012


Filed under Golf, Sports

Foot surgery may have caused junior golfer Jake Erickson to sit out of golf for 10 weeks, but the time off hasn’t seemed to affect his ability to win as a member of the SIU men’s golf team.“At the beginning, I was a little rusty, but then I started playing really well. It was pretty exciting,” Erickso...

Hinson formally introduced as men’s basketball coach

Hinson formally introduced as men’s basketball coach

By Joe Ragusa

March 28, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Barry Hinson couldn't be happier to be back home as a coach in the Missouri Valley Conference."I've been very public with how I feel about this conference. I just love it," Hinson said. "I've had opportunities in the four years that I've been out (of the MVC), I've had opportunities to be a coach somewher...

SIU football player arrested

By Caleb Motsinger

March 27, 2012


Filed under Football, Sports

Baines charged with counts of kidnapping, sexual batteryDespite being indefinitely suspended from Saluki football, the investigation of Ronald Baines continues in order to determine whether he will return to SIU in the fall.Baines, a 20-year-old freshman cornerback from Voorhees, N.J., was arrested Mar...

Basketball losses ripple through Athletic Department

By Joe Ragusa

March 27, 2012


Filed under Sports

Illinois is in the midst of a severe budget crisis, and Saluki Athletics felt the crunch at a time when revenues from men's basketball weren't up to par.“We've weathered probably the most perfect storm from a financial standpoint,” said Mark Scally, chief financial officer for Saluki Athletics. ...

Sources say Hinson will be the new men’s basketball coach

By Joe Ragusa

March 27, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Barry Hinson will be announced as the new head coach of Saluki men's basketball today, Athletic Director Mario Moccia said Wednesday.Moccia tweeted about the hire Wednesday morning, saying the department will put all their efforts into winning immediately.Media Services Director Tom Weber said there...

Salukis can’t afford Weber

By Joe Ragusa

March 26, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The search for the new men's basketball coach is entering its fourth week, and there hasn't been any word from the SIU athletic department about how the search is going.Former Illinois and SIU coach Bruce Weber reportedly has an offer to return to SIU, although Mark Scally, associate athletic directo...

2012 Saluki Invitational Results

2012 Saluki Invitational Results

By Brandon Willingham

March 26, 2012


Filed under Golf, Sports

Senior golfer Alisha Matthews watches her shot Monday during the Saluki Invitational at Hickory Ridge Golf Course. Matthews was ten over par for the two-day tournament. SIU placed first of 17 teams with a total score of 608, its fourth consecutive win of the season.2012 Saluki Invitational ResultsTo...

DeSoto natives open new St. Louis climbing facility

DeSoto natives open new St. Louis climbing facility

By Caleb Motsinger

March 25, 2012


Filed under Sports

Brothers David and Daniel Chancellor are literally rock stars.Climb So iLL, a fully renovated St. Louis power plant turned indoor rock-climbing facility, celebrated its grand opening Friday night. The Chancellor brothers, raised in DeSoto, have seen nine years of work and a $22 million renovation process pr...

Softball takes two of three in weekend series

Softball takes two of three in weekend series

By Ben Conrady

March 25, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Saluki softball team got off to a hot start in its weekend series with conference rival Creighton, winning a pair of games Saturday before dropping the Sunday finale to the visiting Bluejays.Sunday's defeat was the first conference loss for SIU, and head coach Kerri Blaylock said it could have b...

Salukis fall in series finale, take two of three against Bradley

Salukis fall in series finale, take two of three against Bradley

By Joe Ragusa

March 25, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

A three-run home run from Bradley junior left fielder Andrew Wasmund in the fourth inning Sunday kept the Salukis from sweeping the Braves this weekend.SIU (14-10, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 8-4 to Bradley (11-9-1, 1-2 MVC) Sunday after winning the first two games of the series Friday and S...

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