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Saluki Brief 2/7/12

By Joe Ragusa

February 6, 2012

Senior guard Jeff Early scored a team-high 14 points against Evansville Saturday, but 13 of those came in the first half.The one point Early scored in the second half provided the margin of victory.SIU won 53-52 over Evansville at the SIU Arena on a free throw from Early with two seconds left in the game...

Saluki men split doubleheader

Saluki men split doubleheader

By Akeem Glaspie

February 6, 2012

The SIU men's tennis team earned its first win of spring season as it split a doubleheader against Butler University and Purdue University.The meet was held Saturday at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and the Salukis started with a match against Purdue.The Salukis opened the meet against th...

Salukis enter home stretch

By Joe Ragusa

February 6, 2012

The SIU men's basketball team kicked off the final month of the regular season in grand fashion by sneaking past Evansville Saturday.After dissecting SIU's narrow 53-52 victory, coach Chris Lowery said he likes how the rest of the schedule looks on paper.“We looked at the back end (of our schedule)...

Under Armour becomes official sponsor of SIU

By Brandon Willingham

February 6, 2012

Clothing cohesiveness will no longer be an issue for the Saluki Athletics program after a deal was reached with the program’s new official outfitter.SIU’s athletic program signed a five-year agreement with Under Armour Inc. Wednesday that gave the company the right to provide athletic wear for al...

Saluki women defeat Panthers 5-2

By Akeem Glaspie

February 6, 2012

SIU women's tennis coach Audra Nothwehr said her team’s confidence was high Saturday as it faced Eastern Illinois University.The meet was held in Danville and was the second encounter of the two teams this season; the Salukis defeated the Panthers in October during the Fall Classic. SIU continued the ...

Football team raises $6,000 for Samaritan House

Football team raises $6,000 for Samaritan House

By Caleb Motsinger

February 5, 2012

After their 6 a.m. workout, Saluki Football players grabbed donation buckets in an attempt to raise money for Carbondale's Good Samaritan House.SIU's football players stationed themselves in front of  five Carbondale grocery stores Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect money for the fifth year in ...

Early, Salukis hold off late rally from Evansville

By Joe Ragusa

February 5, 2012

Senior guard Jeff Early scored a team-high 14 points against Evansville Saturday, but 13 of those came in the first half.The one point Early scored in the second half provided the margin of victory.SIU (8-16, 5-8 Missouri Valley Conference) won 53-52 over Evansville (11-12, 6-7 MVC) at the SIU Arena on a...

Track team captures win at Saluki Invitational

Track team captures win at Saluki Invitational

By Akeem Glaspie

February 5, 2012

The SIU track and field team dominated the Saluki Invitational meet and left the Recreation Center Saturday in first place Saturday.The SIU men's team won seven events during Friday and Saturday, while the women won five.Heading into the meet freshman thrower Bradley Sauer said the team's members expe...

Six athletes elected to 2012 Saluki hall of fame

Six athletes elected to 2012 Saluki hall of fame

By Joe Ragusa

February 5, 2012

Joel Sambursky is one of six former athletes inducted into the Saluki Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, but nine years ago he was the freshman quarterback inheriting a 1-10 team.“The state of the program was in despair. Nobody believed we could win,” Sambursky said. “There was much more people i...

Former Saluki prepares for second Super Bowl

By Joe Ragusa

February 2, 2012

The maroon and white will have one representative in the 2012 Super Bowl.Brandon Jacobs, running back for the New York Giants, will suit up for his second Super Bowl Sunday against the New England Patriots. Jacobs’ road to the Super Bowl included a one-year stint at SIU in 2004.“(Jacobs) is a good ...

Men’s tennis team goes far beyond Illinois

Men’s tennis team goes far beyond Illinois

By Akeem Glaspie

February 1, 2012

When in the midst of recruiting, the SIU men’s tennis team looks at candidates from overseas as well as those only states away.“In order for us to compete in our league, we need to broaden our recruiting scope, and so we do that nationally and internationally,” said men’s tennis coach Dann Nelso...

Lennon adds 22 recruits

By Joe Ragusa

February 1, 2012

Football coach Dale Lennon decided to take a holistic approach to recruiting this season.“We were basically going to recruit every position,” Lennon said. “In fact, if you look at the numbers, we basically recruited a whole football team.”Saluki football snagged 22 recruits for next season, Lennon a...

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