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Women’s tennis ends MVC with 7-0 sweep

By Akeem Glaspie

April 22, 2012

The SIU women’s tennis team split its final two matches of the regular season to end with a 5-2 conference record and a second-place tie in conference standings.The matches began Saturday when the Salukis faced Illinois State in Bloomington-Normal. The team entered the match with a three-game win str...

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

Football preps for next season in maroon, white spring game

By Brandon Willingham

April 22, 2012

Rainfall and cold weather didn’t affect the SIU football team Friday as the offense scored five touchdowns and defense recorded eight sacks and four interceptions in the annual Spring Game scrimmage at Saluki Stadium.About 100 fans bundled up in coats, hats, scarves and blankets while they sipped ...

Women’s golf seeded third in MVC Championships

Women’s golf seeded third in MVC Championships

By Caleb Motsinger

April 19, 2012

After Tuesday's loss to Northern Iowa, one last tournament stands between the women’s golf team and the end of the season.SIU will compete Sunday through Tuesday in the Missouri Valley Conference championships in Terre Haute, Ind.The team fell to Northern Iowa Monday and Tuesday at the Creighton Classic, ...

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

Baseball defeat Tennessee-Martin

By Joe Ragusa

April 19, 2012

Salukis snap five-game losing streakAfter the Salukis tied the game 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh and chased Tennessee-Martin's starting pitcher from the game. Then Skyhawk relief pitcher Daniel Tobik struck out the first two batters he faced, and he forced sophomore shortstop Donny Duschinsky to hi...

Women’s tennis shoots for positive end to conference play

By Akeem Glaspie

April 19, 2012

The SIU women’s tennis team prepares for its final two conference matches before the MVC Championships.Both matches are during the weekend. On Saturday, the Salukis play at Illinois State University, traveling Sunday to Peoria to face Bradley University. The team enters its matches 15-4, tied for second p...

Setty, Daniels denied releases

By Joe Ragusa

April 19, 2012

With tougher academic restrictions coming from the NCAA next season, the athletic department wants to make sure two men's basketball players who want out of their scholarships fulfill their academic requirements this semester before they leave.Freshman forwards Dantiel Daniels and Treg Setty were den...

Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

Former SIU throwers prepare for Olympic trials

By Akeem Glaspie

April 19, 2012

Preparation for the 2012 Olympic games in London presents a different set of challenges for former SIU track and field throwers Gwen Berry and Brittany Riley.Berry and Riley are SIU alumnae who are training to compete in the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., from June 21 to July 1. Riley graduated in 200...

Men’s rugby caps successful year

Men’s rugby caps successful year

By Ben Conrady

April 18, 2012

Seven players from the men's rugby club were selected to compete with the Illinois Select Side All-Star team to finish a victorious season for the club.Casey Dodson, David Vargas, Daniel Unes, Sam Pellegrino, Brian Cullen, Derek Mohler and Carson Pearce traveled to Northern Illinois University Friday and...

Serritella and Sivertsen provide big numbers for Saluki baseball team

By Joe Ragusa

April 18, 2012

Chicago is one of coach Ken Henderson’s favorite spots to recruit, and two of his best hitters on the Salukis hail from the area.For Chris Serritella and Jordan Sivertsen, their journey to Carbondale didn’t start until they were away from the Windy City.Henderson said he didn’t scout Sivertsen until ...

Softball team signs new addition from Mattoon

By Brandon Willingham

April 18, 2012

With seniors Haley Gorman and Mallory Duran-Sellers leaving at the end of the 2012 season, SIU coach Kerri Blaylock announced Wednesday her first new signee to the softball program for the start of the 2013 season.Michelle Glenn, of Mattoon, signed to Saluki Athletics as the newest addition to the softball team. Glenn...

Men’s golf places high, preps for MVC Championship

By Brandon Willingham

April 18, 2012

Regular season tournaments ended Tuesday for the SIU men’s golf team after it received top-place finishes at Tennessee State’s fifth annual Big Blue Intercollegiate in Old Hickory, Tenn.With 10 teams and 63 players, the Salukis tied for second place overall with Tennessee Tech. SIU was led by ju...

Baseball faces Tennessee-Martin in mid-week contest

By Joe Ragusa

April 17, 2012

Saluki baseball hasn't played well in mid-week games all season, but coach Ken Henderson said he's hopeful that will change.“It's tough. You get this late in the year, and with the conference games, there's just so much emphasis on the three-game weekend,” Henderson said. “Sometimes you forget abou...

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