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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...

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 ...

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