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Low bids, high hopes: Saluki volleyball sees improved MVC season

Low bids, high hopes: Saluki volleyball sees improved MVC season

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

October 17, 2019

For the SIU women’s volleyball team, the Missouri Valley Conference season has been an opportunity for the Salukis to show growth and improvement. In the preseason MVC poll, out of 10 teams, Southern Illinois was chosen to finish ninth, while Northern Iowa was picked for first, Illinois State for second and Bradley for third. 

In the war room with Warfel: October is the best sports month

In the war room with Warfel: October is the best sports month

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

Right now is the best time to be a sports fan, it is that time of the year where most of the professional leagues are playing all at the same time.

A look inside the life of SIU’s sole rodeo competitor

A look inside the life of SIU’s sole rodeo competitor

By Ashlyn Ege, Staff Reporter

October 13, 2019

Football, basketball and more recently, women’s soccer are the sports typically associated with Saluki athletics. Senior Kaitlin McWhorter represents the Salukis in a different arena as the university’s sole rodeo competitor.

Strong Redbird defense leads to victory over Salukis

Strong Redbird defense leads to victory over Salukis

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2019

The Southern Illinois Salukis fell 21-7 to the Illinois State Redbirds, thanks to nine sacks by the Redbirds' defense on junior quarterback Kare Lyles.  Prior to this matchup, the Redbirds (4-2, 1-1 MVFC) had won four of the last five against the Salukis including a 51-3 victory in 2018 which was th...

A struggle on the road: SIU drops match to Valpo

A struggle on the road: SIU drops match to Valpo

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2019

In a 3-0 sweep, the Southern Illinois University Salukis dropped a match to the Valparaiso University Crusaders on Saturday night, falling to 2-4 in Missouri Valley Conference play. The Crusaders were able to take advantage of large scoring runs to put the Salukis away, 25-17 in the first set and...

Loyola takes down Saluki volleyball

Loyola takes down Saluki volleyball

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2019

On Friday, the Southern Illinois University women’s volleyball team dropped a four-set match to the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers on the road. SIU, however, was able to win one set during the match, which the team had only done once out of their four previous matchups against the Ramblers (18...

Blackout Cancer holds special meaning for SIU’s coach Kerri Blaylock

Blackout Cancer holds special meaning for SIU’s coach Kerri Blaylock

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2019

Blackout Cancer was started by SIU Football alum Mike McElroy to help bring awareness and support to finding a cure for cancer while helping raise money to provide funds for cancer patients in the southern Illinois area.

More than just a jersey: Saluki equipment department keeps athletes in gear

More than just a jersey: Saluki equipment department keeps athletes in gear

By Brooke Buerck, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2019

There’s a lot that happens behind the scenes before a Saluki athlete is prepared to step out on the court or field to compete.

Saluki Soccer Splits With EIU After A Two-Overtime Battle

Saluki Soccer Splits With EIU After A Two-Overtime Battle

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

October 10, 2019

This evening, the SIU Soccer team took the field in Charleston, IL to face off against the Eastern Illinois University Panthers.

SIU soccer’s Dariana Mihalache found her home at Southern

SIU soccer’s Dariana Mihalache found her home at Southern

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

October 10, 2019

“Home is wherever your family is,” freshman goalkeeper Dariana Mihalache said. “No matter where you are, if you keep a positive attitude, you can make a place home, so I would say that Carbondale is just as much my home as California.”

Southern soccer falls to SEMO in Sunday showdown

Southern soccer falls to SEMO in Sunday showdown

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

October 6, 2019

This afternoon the Saluki soccer team faced off against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks for the second time this season.

Southern Splits Weekend at Home With Loss To UNI

Southern Splits Weekend at Home With Loss To UNI

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

October 5, 2019

Tonight Saluki Volleyball took on the University of Northern Iowa Panthers in their second conference home game of the season.

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