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Weber is once more coach candidate

By Ben Conrady

March 19, 2012

A downtrodden and teary-eyed Bruce Weber stood at the podium of the postgame press conference Feb. 16 and took the blame for the demise of the Fighting Illini men’s basketball team. The team had just suffered a 67-62 home loss to conference rival Purdue — it’s seventh loss in eight games, and ...

Disappointing end for Valley teams in NCAA tournament

By Joe Ragusa

March 18, 2012

The two Missouri Valley Conference teams that expected to be in the NCAA tournament got in, but tough draws for Creighton and Wichita State put an end to their dreams of a Sweet 16.Wichita State received the five seed in the South bracket, but the 12 seed happened to be last year’s Final Four Cind...

Basketball recruits still SIU bound for next season

By Joe Ragusa

March 18, 2012

Travis Wilkins and Bobo Drummond, the last recruits of former basketball coach Chris Lowery, are still signed to their original letters of intent to play for the Salukis, Director of Media Services Tom Weber said.Reports stated that Wilkins, a freshman guard for Snow College in Ephraim, Utah, asked for a release fro...

River to River Trail Society holds spring hikes in the Shawnee

River to River Trail Society holds spring hikes in the Shawnee

By Caleb Motsinger

March 18, 2012

It's spring in southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest has awoken from its winter slumber in the loveliest of ways.The spotted hillsides of fragrant flowers and blossoming trees offer hikers a comfortable, more visible environment than that of summer, with moderate spring temperatures better suited fo...

SIU thrower wins Championship

By Akeem Glaspie

March 17, 2012

Lambert, McCall receive All-American honorsThrowers Jeneva McCall and J.C. Lambert each entered their third and final NCAA Indoor National Championship with different reasons to feel pressure.McCall was selected as the favorite to win, while Lambert was looking to give his hometown Harrisburg something to chee...

Early rally by Illinois sinks Saluki baseball

Early rally by Illinois sinks Saluki baseball

By Joe Ragusa

March 17, 2012

SIU drops three of four over the weekendIllinois knocked in five runs off Saluki left-handed starting pitcher Nathan Dorris in the third inning that helped the Illini cruise to a 13-5 victory Sunday against the Salukis in Marion's Rent One Park.Dorris (4-1) lasted four-and-a-third innings and took the l...

Players still committed to SIU

By Akeem Glaspie

March 17, 2012

Saluki men unaffected by coaching vacancyAs the SIU men’s basketball program enters its third week without a head coach, and as the search for Chris Lowery’s replacement continues, Saluki players say they remain committed to the program.Rumors of players asking for their release to transfer to other ...

State Championship glory begins at SIU arena

State Championship glory begins at SIU arena

By Caleb Motsinger

March 12, 2012

High school basketball powerhouses Breese Central and Mounds Meridian entered the Carbondale Supersectional this year as their class system's top-ranked teams in the state.The Breese Central Cougars put together an outstanding season in which a lethal combination of defense and offense allowed Coach Stan Ea...

Weber out at Illinois, Salukis will contact him for coaching vacancy

By Joe Ragusa

March 9, 2012

According to an anonymous source, members of the Saluki men's basketball team have been informed that SIU will contact former SIU and Illinois coach Bruce Weber for the head coaching vacancy.Weber was fired Friday after his Illini team made a first-round exit in the Big Ten tournament Thursday against ...

Top SIU athletes compete for National Championships

By Akeem Glaspie

March 8, 2012

Three Saluki track and field athletes will compete for a chance to take home a National Championship win for SIU.Senior throwers J.C. Lambert and Jeneva McCall, along with senior multi-event athlete Malaikah Love, will compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships Friday through Sunday in Nampa, Idaho at the...

Harrisburg Bulldogs calm the storm

Harrisburg Bulldogs calm the storm

By Caleb Motsinger

March 8, 2012

High school basketball in southern Illinois is serious business, and business is good for the Harrisburg Bulldogs.“They embody the spirit of Harrisburg,” said Harrisburg Mayor Eric Gregg. “They’re tough, hard-nosed kids that have truly inspired their town during a hard time.” Read More &ra...

Salukis take on Jacksonville State in three-game series

Salukis take on Jacksonville State in three-game series

By Joe Ragusa

March 8, 2012

The Salukis will look to avenge a three-game sweep last season at the hands of Jacksonville State when the Gamecocks come to Abe Martin Field this weekend."They're not playing extremely well," said coach Ken Henderson. "I've seen that they've been beat some, but they play Read More »...

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