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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...

Winkeler returns to Saluki Athletics in new role

Winkeler returns to Saluki Athletics in new role

By Joe Ragusa

January 19, 2012


Filed under Sports

Brenda Winkeler returned to work with Saluki Athletics after she was reassigned from her old job as head volleyball coach.Athletic director Mario Moccia said Winkeler's new role is to help senior associate Athletic Director Kathy Jones with special projects.“Typically, when situations like (Winkeler...

Women’s basketball gets aggressive, introduces new practice technique

Women’s basketball gets aggressive, introduces new practice technique

By Brandon Willingham

January 19, 2012


Filed under Basketball, Sports

One player's motivation has led the SIU women's basketball team to practice against male students in hopes of a better season.In an effort to point the women's basketball program in the right direction, junior guard Teri Oliver asked coach Missy Tiber if they could switch up their practice by competing ag...

Cycling club preps for road race in Ky.

Cycling club preps for road race in Ky.

By Caleb Motsinger

January 18, 2012


Filed under Sports

As Timothy Shotts, president of the SIUC Cycling Club, trains for a late-February race, the power to endure has proven to be just as important as wearing a helmet.Shotts, a senior from Springfield studying architecture, has been the club's president for the past year. With only eight members, the club...

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...

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