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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...

SIU hires new volleyball coach

SIU hires new volleyball coach

By athena chrysanthou

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

North Dakota State's Kari Thompson was named the new SIU volleyball coach, Saluki Athletics announced Wednesday. During her seven years as coach at NDSU, the Bisons appeared in the NCAA twice. She also led the team to a 102-98 career record and a 66-38 mark in the Summit League. From 2006 to 2010,...

Saluki softball placed in Oxford regional for NCAA tournament

Saluki softball placed in Oxford regional for NCAA tournament

By Sean Carley

May 14, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The path is now set for Southern softball to get to the Women's College World Series. SIU on Sunday night was named the No. 4 seed in the Oxford regional hosted by Ole Miss and will be joined by Arizona State and North Carolina. Arizona State (30-20) earned an at-large bid out of the Pacific-12...

SIU softball wins twice; advances to MVC championship game

SIU softball wins twice; advances to MVC championship game

By Sean Carley

May 12, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

It took extra innings that extended late into Friday night, but SIU softball will play for the Missouri Valley title for the first time since 2012. Southern won two games on Friday to do so, beating Missouri State 9-3 earlier in the afternoon and tournament host Illinois State in a 2-0 eight-inning thriller. SIU...

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