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Nationally ranked tennis duo gains experience

By Akeem Glaspie

January 24, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Despite limited playing time together, Saluki doubles partners Brandon Florez and Martijn Admiraal began the season highly-ranked.Junior Florez and freshman Admiraal had never played a tournament together when they entered the doubles draw at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association regionals in Octobe...

Mamadou Seck on and off the court

Mamadou Seck on and off the court

By Leah Stover

January 24, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Judging by Mamadou Seck’s attitude Sunday, you never would’ve known that his team had just experienced the worst loss in SIU history.Seck, Saluki starting forward, didn’t seem upset or disgruntled. Instead, he sat on his couch with his wife Gretchen to his left, and both smiled as they looked ...

a midwinter journey through a southern illinois swamp

By Caleb Motsinger

January 24, 2012


Filed under Sports

Hazy winter skies and below freezing temperatures can make the natural world a cruel place.The days are short and the nights are cold, and in rural southern Illinois, wintertime entertainment can be limited.Venturing down to the Cache River Natural Area early Saturday morning was my way of fighting off those pesky wint...

Bocot’s spark off the bench lifts Salukis over Bradley

Bocot’s spark off the bench lifts Salukis over Bradley

By Joe Ragusa

January 24, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Salukis returned home and toppled Missouri Valley Conference foe Bradley just three days after the worst loss in school history."We sat down and just put everything on the table. We just can't have a showing like we did against Wichita (State)," senior guard Justin Bocot said. "Whatever everybod...

Salukis grasp total control of MVC weekly honors

By Brandon Willingham

January 23, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The SIU women’s basketball team dominated the Missouri Valley Conference weekly awards Monday with freshman guard Cartaesha Macklin named Newcomer of the Week and junior guard Teri Oliver named Player of the Week.According to the Saluki Athletics website, this is the first time SIU has received b...

Salukis on right track during Gladstein Invitational

Salukis on right track during Gladstein Invitational

By Akeem Glaspie

January 23, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The SIU track and field team continued to compete at a high level this weekend during the Gladstein Invitational.The Salukis captured four first place finishes Friday and Saturday in the meet held in Bloomington, Ind., including first place shot throws by seniors Jeneva McCall and James “J.C.” Lambert. M...

Poshard criticizes Lowery’s performance

Poshard criticizes Lowery’s performance

By Joe Ragusa

January 23, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Glenn Poshard didn't exactly give coach Chris Lowery a vote of confidence Monday when he spoke to WSIU Radio's Jennifer Flath."Unfortunately, in the last few years, the (basketball) program has stumbled. There's no question about that," Poshard said. "We are certainly losing a considerable amount of...

Tough competition stalls Salukis at MVC Championship

By Akeem Glaspie

January 22, 2012


Filed under Sports, Tennis

The SIU men’s tennis team could not carry the momentum gained from day one of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Individual Championships into the next two days of competition.The team competed Friday through Sunday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. Coach D...

Salukis play worst game in school’s 98-year history

Salukis play worst game in school’s 98-year history

By Akeem Glaspie

January 22, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The SIU men’s basketball team suffered its worst loss in school history during a lackluster performance  85-42 against the Missouri Valley Conference co-leader Wichita State.The 43-point drubbing saw the Salukis struggle in every aspect of the game Saturday at the Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan....

Salukis’ shortage prevents fifth win of year

Salukis’ shortage prevents fifth win of year

By Brandon Willingham

January 22, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Wichita State ended the Salukis’ late push in the second half as the Shockers came out on top 78-68 Saturday at the SIU Arena.The Salukis (4-14, 1-7 MVC) entered Saturday's game in hopes of capturing its second-consecutive conference home win, but the team couldn’t pull away during the game's fina...

Swimmers tread water to third victory

Swimmers tread water to third victory

By Caleb Motsinger

January 22, 2012


Filed under Sports, Swimming

The SIU men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won every event in their victories over Washington University Saturday.The victory marked three in a row for the women’s team and was the first victory of the 2012 season for the men.Junior Jessica Anderson said she credits the teams’ success to ...

Burke rounds out baseball, volunteers as coach

By Joe Ragusa

January 22, 2012


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Salukis’ new volunteer coach wasn’t on the radar when SIU started the search to replace its former volunteer coach, Brian Neal, in June. The position went unfilled until a phone call came out of the blue in November to head coach Ken Henderson's office.“It happened to be exactly what we wer...

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