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SIU volleyball defeated in home opener

SIU volleyball defeated in home opener

By Nathan Dodd

August 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

SIU volleyball got the first opportunity their display skills on the Salukis’ home court Tuesday at SIU Arena against Arkansas State University, but fell to the Red Wolves 3-1.

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SIU volleyball swept Saturday in Miami-Ohio Invitational

SIU volleyball swept Saturday in Miami-Ohio Invitational

By Nathan Dodd

August 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

SIU entered their final match of the Miami-Ohio Tournament hoping to turn their weekend of play in a positive direction.  Instead, the Salukis were swept in three sets by host Miami (OH) University.

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SIU volleyball off to rough start in Miami-Ohio Invitational tournament

SIU volleyball off to rough start in Miami-Ohio Invitational tournament

By Dillon Gilliland

August 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

SIU volleyball lost both matches on the first day of the Miami-Ohio Invitational Tournament, getting swept 3-0 by Western Kentucky in match one and failing to protect an early 2-0 lead in match two, allowing Northern Arizona to take a 3-2 win.

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SIU volleyball season primer with coach Thompson

SIU volleyball season primer with coach Thompson

By Nathan Dodd

August 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

SIU volleyball looks to build upon a strong 2016 season in which the Salukis finished 21-12 overall while claiming fourth place in the Missouri Valley with a 12-6 regular season conference record.

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Fans, Saluki football hit the field at the seventh annual Fan Fest

Fans, Saluki football hit the field at the seventh annual Fan Fest

By Jacob Selsor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

The SIU Football team, cheerleaders and Saluki Shakers took part in the seventh annual Saluki Fan Fest Thursday night at Saluki Stadium, giving hundreds of fans in attendance a chance to hit the field just a couple weeks before the official start of the 2017 season.

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From the Summit to the Valley: Get to know SIU volleyball head coach Kari Thompson

From the Summit to the Valley: Get to know SIU volleyball head coach Kari Thompson

By Nathan Dodd

August 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

At the culmination of the 2016 season, the SIU volleyball team found themselves without a head coach. On May 17, Saluki Athletics announced that Kari Thompson would be the ninth head coach in school history.

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SIU Forestry Club puts timber sports on display during campus eclipse festivities

SIU Forestry Club puts timber sports on display during campus eclipse festivities

By Denton 'Gio' Giovenco, Sports Editor

August 22, 2017


Filed under More Headlines, Sports

While the campus swelled with recently settled-in students and eclipse tourists from across the globe Monday morning, the roar of a chainsaw cut through the festivities, signaling that the SIU Forestry Club was moments away from putting its timber sports skills on display.

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First-team offense strong; defense shines again in SIU football’s second scrimmage

First-team offense strong; defense shines again in SIU football’s second scrimmage

By Dillon Gilliland

August 19, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

SIU football's first-team offense, led by junior starting quarterback Sam Straub, came out firing in Saturday's full-pad scrimmage in Saluki Stadium. In the Saluki's second scrimmage of the season, they focused more on game-like situations with plays called from the sidelines by coaching staff and...

Eighth-ranked SIU football kicks off Sept. 9 at Saluki Stadium

Eighth-ranked SIU football kicks off Sept. 9 at Saluki Stadium

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco, Sports Editor

August 7, 2017


Filed under Football, Sports

SIU football enters the 2017 season ranked eighth out of 10 teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll compiled from votes by coaches, local media and sports information directors within the conference. At the helm of the Salukis is head coach Nick Hill, entering his second full...

Four Salukis chosen during 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft

Four Salukis chosen during 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

June 16, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

By the completion of the 40th and final round of the 2017 MLB June Amateur Draft on Wednesday, four SIU baseball teammates were among the 771 total four-year college players chosen by one of 30 professional ball clubs. This year's draft broke a dry-spell for SIU, after having no players drafted in...

Saluki softball’s season ends with NCAA tournament elimination

Saluki softball’s season ends with NCAA tournament elimination

By Sean Carley

May 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball's memorable season came to a close Saturday after a 4-0 loss to North Carolina eliminated the team from the NCAA tournament. "It's like a death in the family," SIU coach Kerri Blaylock told media after the game. "I don't want them to think a couple losses define how special they've been...

Saluki softball drops opening game of NCAA tournament

Saluki softball drops opening game of NCAA tournament

By Sean Carley

May 20, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Saluki softball drew a tall task in the first game of the NCAA softball tournament in No. 12 seed Ole Miss and couldn't find the ingredients necessary for an upset. Southern fell to Mississippi 8-0 in five innings on Friday in its first game of the Oxford regional. SIU is now bounced to the elimination...

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