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Softball teams compete for a common cause

Softball teams compete for a common cause

By Caleb Motsinger

January 17, 2012


Filed under Softball, Sports

Charity and sportsmanship were on full display as softball teams from the Midwest competed at the Girls' Indoor Winter Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament in Du Quoin.Twenty-six teams from Illinois, Kentucky and Missouri stepped up to the plate and used friendly competition to raise money for the southern c...

Second-half runs don’t overcome slow starts

Second-half runs don’t overcome slow starts

By Joe Ragusa

January 17, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The last three losses for the Salukis seem to follow the same trend: fall behind early, go on a run to make the score close, then falter in the waning moments.“We haven't been together long enough as a team to understand how to get over that hump," said freshman forward Treg Setty. "Once we learn ...

Bocot no stranger to adversity

By Joe Ragusa

January 16, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Senior guard Justin Bocot has watched his team play without him before, but the circumstances were much different the second time around.Bocot sat out during his first year at SIU because his grades didn’t meet NCAA standards, and he recently served a four-game suspension while under investigation for...

Salukis demolished by Creighton, victorious over Indiana State

Salukis demolished by Creighton, victorious over Indiana State

By Joe Ragusa

January 16, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Salukis came out of the gate firing and won a tight battle against the winner of last year’s Missouri Valley Tournament Friday.SIU (6-11, 3-3 MVC) defeated Indiana State (11-7, 2-5 MVC) Friday 73-67 at the SIU Arena. The Salukis opened the game up on a 10-3 run.“It’s good to start good. We ...

Former Saluki competes for a chance at 2012 Olympics

Former Saluki competes for a chance at 2012 Olympics

By Akeem Glaspie

January 16, 2012


Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

Former SIU cross-country runner Jason Ordway took a shot at qualifying for the 2012 Olympics Saturday alongside his brother and fellow competitor Josh Ordway.Although Jason Ordway's performance at the Olympic Trails in Houston did not qualify him, he finished 60th with a time of 2 hours 21 minutes and 2 ...

Saluki running back could leave for NFL

By Joe Ragusa

January 13, 2012


Filed under Football

Saluki running back Jewel Hampton will test the waters of the NFL.Hampton signed on to train with the St. Vincent Sports Performance facility with 14 other potential draftees, according to a press release from the facility."This facility only trains pre-draft guys. They don't train sophomores in a gr...

Loss to Wichita State exposes new problems for Salukis

Loss to Wichita State exposes new problems for Salukis

By Joe Ragusa

January 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

During the Salukis’ 83-73 loss Saturday to Wichita State, one thing became obvious: SIU doesn’t have an answer for bigger teams.Shocker forwards Garrett Stutz and Carl Hall dominated the Salukis on the boards and in the paint while allowing Wichita State’s guards to get open look after open look...

Salukis drop one on the road against Missouri State

By Joe Ragusa

January 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Salukis couldn’t overcome an early deficit against Missouri State and former Saluki assistant coach Paul Lusk in his first meeting against his alma mater as head coach of the Bears.SIU (5-11, 2-3 Missouri Valley Conference) lost 77-65 Tuesday to Missouri State (11-6, 4-1 MVC) at the JQH Arena in Spri...

Salukis fall to NIT champion Wichita State

Salukis fall to NIT champion Wichita State

By Joe Ragusa

January 10, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Salukis didn’t size up well against the 2011 National Invitational Tournament champion.“I think the stakes of the game hurt us. (The coaches) didn't put that much emphasis on it, but our guys panicked in clutch situations,” head coach Chris Lowery said.SIU (5-10, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference)...

SIU New Year’s victory shakes up conference

SIU New Year’s victory shakes up conference

By Joe Ragusa

January 3, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

 The Salukis went into their New Year’s Day game against Illinois State as losers of their last four, fresh off a 78-60 throttling from Evansville to kick off the Missouri Valley Conference season.The combined records of the teams beat by the Salukis before Sunday? 3-32.But then the Salukis (4-9, 1-1 MV...

Saluki lineup full again

Saluki lineup full again

By Joe Ragusa

January 3, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Drinkard, Brown-Surles get back on the court against NIUThe Salukis have their full complement of players, thanks to the return of Kendal Brown-Surles and Davante Drinkard.Brown-Surles and Drinkard played for the first time this season Dec. 17 when SIU took on Northern Illinois in DeKalb, but they re...

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