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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...

Softball sweeps another MVC series

Softball sweeps another MVC series

By Brandon Willingham

April 17, 2012

A slow start for the Salukis led to strong finishes in the two-game conference series Tuesday against Evansville University.After six slow-moving innings in the first game at Charlotte West Stadium, the Salukis (27-12, 12-4 Missouri ValleyConference) managed to come from behind with a 3-1 victory. The team...

Intramural basketball takes national title

Intramural basketball takes national title

By Caleb Motsinger

April 17, 2012

When sophomore Joe Gilmore sank a shot in the final seconds of overtime, he secured a victory for the Salukis in the title game of the National Campus Championship Series.The team, which has played together since the fall, won the national tournament 51-49 against Howard University on Friday.Team membe...

No horseplay for members of club water polo

No horseplay for members of club water polo

By Ben Conrady

April 17, 2012

The members of the SIU club water polo team aren’t exactly sure how the sport got its name.The team’s eight full-time participants do, however, agree that water polo is a game that combines elements of wrestling, football, soccer and basketball, and shows very little resemblance to the sport playe...

Men’s tennis splits weekend competition against MVC foes

By Akeem Glaspie

April 16, 2012

The SIU men’s tennis team split its weekend series against Missouri Valley Conference foes Creighton and Drake.The Salukis started Saturday with a 6-1 win against Creighton in Omaha, Neb., and Sunday with a 7-0 sweep at Drake in Des Moines, Iowa. The Salukis are 7-12 overall and 1-2 in conference pla...

Setty, Drummond ask for releases

Setty, Drummond ask for releases

By Joe Ragusa

April 16, 2012

Three men's basketball players leave since Lowery let go, Hinson hiredTwo more men's basketball players have expressed interest in leaving the team, which may open four positions for coach Barry Hinson to fill for next season.Freshman forward Treg Setty has asked for a release from his SIU men's bas...

Baseball swept by Dallas Baptist

By Joe Ragusa

April 15, 2012

Freshman right-hander Sam Coonrod’s pitching could have given the Salukis a victory Saturday, but the bullpen couldn't keep Dallas Baptist off the board as the Salukis squandered their chance to avoid a sweep.Sophomore relievers Tyler Dray and Todd Eaton combined to give up six runs in the bottom of the eighth as ...

Clinic provides learning experience for coaches

Clinic provides learning experience for coaches

By Ben Conrady

April 15, 2012

Area high school football coaches had an opportunity to learn from their peers Saturday at the Saluki Football Spring Clinic.The event, put on by SIU coach Dale Lennon and his staff, offered a chance for the coaches to see how a Saluki football practice is held and to listen to successful high schoo...

Three women’s basketball players request release from scholarships

By Brandon Willingham

April 12, 2012

Coach Missy Tiber confirmed three SIU women's basketball players have requested release from the team, while two other players are also rumored to be leaving.Tiber confirmed sophomore point guard Brooke LeMar, sophomore center CiCi Shannon and sophomore Raquel Miller have requested to leave the team.In th...

CCHS coach unfazed by the years, mileage

CCHS coach unfazed by the years, mileage

By Caleb Motsinger

April 12, 2012

Gary Holda has been at Carbondale Community High School for nearly four decades, and though he no longer teaches, he can't seem to run away from coaching cross-country and track.After he graduated from SIU in 1975, Holda went across town to start a long career as a physical education teacher and coach...

Men’s tennis breaks losing streak, gain EIU win

By Akeem Glaspie

April 12, 2012

The men’s tennis team captured a non-conference 5-2 win 52, that  snapped a four-game losing streak Wednesday.The match against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers was the team’s final non-conference gmae. The Salukis return to conference play Saturday.The match started with doubles play, when t...

Baseball team travels to Dallas Baptist for three-game series

Baseball team travels to Dallas Baptist for three-game series

By Joe Ragusa

April 12, 2012

Teams split two games last seasonThe Salukis played a rare Thursday game to kick off a three-game set against Dallas Baptist University, which junior first baseman Chris Serritella said was a little weird toget used to.“It’s my first time doing it, and you’re used to playing Friday-Saturday-Sunday...

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