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Baseball wins two of three against Hilltoppers

By Joe Ragusa

February 26, 2012

The Salukis traveled to Western Kentucky University for a three-game series and came away with two victories.In the first game against WKU (2-5) Friday, SIU (4-3) went into the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Todd Eaton came in to get the save, but gave up two singles to th...

Last hurrah for Seck and Bocot

Last hurrah for Seck and Bocot

By Joe Ragusa

February 23, 2012

Seniors Mamadou Seck and Justin Bocot will play their last home game as Salukis Saturday against Northern Iowa.“As a player, you always remember your last game on Senior night,” said coach Chris Lowery. “I remember mine was here against Drake (as a player in 1994), and I remember how many points ...

Baseball loses to Tennessee-Martin

By Joe Ragusa

February 22, 2012

The Salukis dug themselves a hole they couldn't get out of in one bad inning against University of Tennessee-Martin.SIU (2-2) lost 9-4 against UT-Martin (1-3) Tuesday in Martin, Tenn., and the Skyhawks used a seven-run third inning to distance themselves from the Salukis.The score was tied 0-0 as ...

Mizzou cancels game with SIU

By Tara Kulash

February 22, 2012

The Salukis’ football game against the University of Missouri set for Sept. 8 has been cancelled.Mizzou switched from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, which scheduled a home game for the team against the University of Georgia on the same day. The Missouri university also had a game sched...

From the Caribbean to Carbondale

From the Caribbean to Carbondale

By Akeem Glaspie

February 22, 2012

Salukis’ cousins bond on trackWhen the adjustment to life away from home became difficult for Bahamas natives Kenya Culmer and Doug Palacious, they used track and a strong friendship to ease their transition to SIU.Culmer and Palacious, both sophomore jumpers on the SIU track and field team, are cousi...

Salukis set single-season loss record in loss to Drake

By Joe Ragusa

February 22, 2012

In a season of record lows, the Salukis set another one Wednesday.SIU (8-21, 5-12 Missouri Valley Conference) fell 78-63 to Drake (16-13, 9-8 MVC) in Des Moines, Iowa. The loss tied SIU's school record for losses in a three-year span with 55. It was also the school's seventh-straight loss to Drake and...

MVC Coach of the Year award renamed in Callahan’s honor

MVC Coach of the Year award renamed in Callahan’s honor

By Joe Ragusa

February 21, 2012

The Missouri Valley Conference honored late Saluki coach Dan Callahan by renaming its Coach of the Year award to the Dan Callahan Coach of the Year award.Callahan coached SIU baseball for 16 seasons, from 1994 until his death in 2010 to neurotropic melanoma, a rare form of skin cancer. Current coach ...

Daniels almost wasn’t a Saluki

Daniels almost wasn’t a Saluki

By Joe Ragusa

February 21, 2012

Freshman forward Dantiel Daniels said he couldn't imagine being a Saluki when he first came to visit the school during his junior year of high school."I really didn't like it. I walked around campus for a little bit, and I couldn't picture myself going here," Daniels said. "It was gloomy, it was wet ...

Du Quoin competition celebrates motocross in Southern Illinois

Du Quoin competition celebrates motocross in Southern Illinois

By Caleb Motsinger

February 20, 2012

Exhaust filled the cavernous dome of the Southern Illinois Center as fans crowded the high-rise bleachers Saturday for the sixth annual Mid-America Arenacross in Du Quoin.Hundreds of dirt bike riders from 26 different classes competed early Saturday morning in an attempt to qualify for an evening rac...

Seck still optimistic about this season

By Joe Ragusa

February 20, 2012

Senior forward Mamadou Seck is an optimist in the purest sense of the word, though his team is on the cusp of losing the most games in school history.“We still have a chance to go to the (NCAA) tournament. I still believe we can do it,” Seck said. “In our conference, there is no mega-team, or any ...

Salukis split doubleheader at home

Salukis split doubleheader at home

By Akeem Glaspie

February 20, 2012

The SIU men’s tennis team earned a split with Austin Peay University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in a doubleheader this weekend.The Salukis lost to Austin Peay 4-3 Friday in front of  home crowd at Sports Blast. Singles play prevented the Salukis from capturing the win as their t...

Salukis compete in Friday Night Special

Salukis compete in Friday Night Special

By Akeem Glaspie

February 20, 2012

The SIU track and field team competed in the Eastern Illinois University Friday Night Special, where they captured several top-five finishes. The meet was not scored but individual marks were taken.The meet was held on EIU’s campus at the Lantz Indoor Fieldhouse and included the University of Illinoi...

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