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Lowery out as head coach

Lowery out as head coach

By Joe Ragusa

March 2, 2012

At a press conference today Athletic Director Mario Moccia confirmed Chris Lowery will not return as the head coach of Saluki basketball next season.Lowery was relieved of his duties in a meeting with Moccia shortly after the 66-51 loss Thursday to Indiana State in the first round of the Missouri Valley...

Salukis fall short to Sycamores

Salukis fall short to Sycamores

By Brandon Willingham

March 1, 2012

It was Indiana State's shooting from beyond the arc that the Salukis couldn't overcome.SIU(8-20,4-13 Missouri Valley Conference) led into the first half, but the Sycamores caught on fire from field-goal range and defeated the Salukis 69-46 Thursday at the SIU Arena. Read More »...

Zumba classes shake things up at the Recreation Center

Zumba classes shake things up at the Recreation Center

By Caleb Motsinger

March 1, 2012

A workout doesn’t have to be a grueling experience, filled with the grunts and strains of a body under pressure. Proof to this testament was seen in the Tuesday night Zumba class at the Recreation Center, where nearly 140 participants danced themselves into shape.The high-intensity dance aerobics of...

Salukis’ season ends with MVC loss

Salukis’ season ends with MVC loss

By Joe Ragusa

March 1, 2012

The Salukis are one-and-done in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament, losing 66-51 in the first round against Indiana State.The Salukis (8-23, 5-14 MVC) couldn't hit water at the bottom of a lake in the first half against Indiana State (17-13, 9-10 MVC), going 6-of-23 from the field, including ...

Salukis open MVC tournament against Indiana State

By Joe Ragusa

February 29, 2012

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament kicks off today when the Salukis face Indiana State at 6:05 p.m. at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Freshman forward Treg Setty said the team is focused more on playing hard than winning the tournament.“We need to get morale up a little bit, and go out the...

Nothwehr earns 200th career win

Nothwehr earns 200th career win

By Akeem Glaspie

February 29, 2012

The support of her family and a strong desire to succeed has helped SIU women's tennis coach Audra Nothwehr reach 200 career wins.Mark Lemke, former tennis Coach at Concordia University, Neb., said even when he coached Nothwehr at Concordia University, he knew she would go on to be a successful head coa...

Bocot reflects on time in Saluki basketball

Bocot reflects on time in Saluki basketball

By Brandon Willingham

February 29, 2012

Senior guard Justin Bocot didn't come to SIU on a scholarship like most Saluki basketball players; he worked his way from a red-shirt to a leading scorer.Although Bocot came to Carbondale with the objective of being on the men's basketball team, he spent his freshman year sweeping the floor of SIU Aren...

Rich Herrin’s next step

Rich Herrin’s next step

By Caleb Motsinger

February 29, 2012

At 78 years old and with six teeth left, former Saluki basketball head coach Rich Herrin says he feels better than ever.So of course he said yes when he was asked to coach again.Last week, Herrin left retirement to become the first coach hired by the athletic program at Morthland College, a Christi...

Salukis wins two of five ESPN televised games

Salukis wins two of five ESPN televised games

By Brandon Willingham

February 28, 2012

The Salukis women's softball team was featured on ESPN's networks for the first time at the Citrus Classic held in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla., Friday, Saturday and Sunday.Coach Kerri Blaylock said the Salukis, the top team in the Missouri Valley Conference, benefited from ...

Blaylock recognized for accolades, honored in NCAA

Blaylock recognized for accolades, honored in NCAA

By Brandon Willingham

February 27, 2012

Unique, competitive and devout humanitarian are just a few of the words SIU softball players use to describe Coach Kerri Blaylock."She's the most competitive person I've ever met, but incredibly personal with her players," senior outfielder Mallory Duran-Sellers said. "She really does care about us ...

Saluki swimming, diving team earns All-American honors

Saluki swimming, diving team earns All-American honors

By Caleb Motsinger

February 27, 2012

SIU swimming and diving coach Rick Walker said academics and athletics are one and the same, but actions speak louder than words as the Salukis raise the bar for academic success.The Saluki swimming and diving programs were named All-American Scholars by the Swimming Coaches Association of America for a t...

Creighton and Wichita State headline MVC tournament

By Joe Ragusa

February 27, 2012

The Missouri Valley Conference tournament starts Thursday, and there’s only two teams with a realistic shot at taking the title.No. 15 Wichita State (26-4, 16-2 MVC) and No. 25 Creighton (25-5, 14-4 MVC) are the one and two seeds in the tournament, and they’re the only two teams in the MVC that ha...

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