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Player profiles: ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Saluki Greg Lambert

Player profiles: ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ Saluki Greg Lambert

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

May 11, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

If you need an outfielder, junior Greg Lambert is your man. Need an infielder, he can man the corners and up-the-middle too. He will even put on the gear and get behind the plate, and would love the chance to pitch a few innings for your team. On top of all that, he can flat out hit. Lambert hails...

Missouri Valley extends invitation to Valparaiso to join conference

Missouri Valley extends invitation to Valparaiso to join conference

By Sean Carley

May 9, 2017


Filed under Basketball, Sports

Thirty-two days after Wichita State announced its departure to the American Athletic Conference, the Missouri Valley Conference has chosen its replacement. The MVC announced Tuesday that it has extended an invitation to Valparaiso University to join the conference, effective July 1. As of Tuesday...

Salukis swept by No. 16 Missouri State over weekend

Salukis swept by No. 16 Missouri State over weekend

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

May 8, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

With a 19-9 loss Saturday and a crushing 7-4 defeat in an 11-inning marathon on Sunday at Itchy Jones Stadium, SIU baseball lost all three games of the weekend conference series to No. 16 Missouri State. This is the first three-game series sweep the Salukis suffered all season. Southern's first loss...

Saluki softball sends off seniors with Missouri State series sweep

Saluki softball sends off seniors with Missouri State series sweep

By Sean Carley

May 7, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

It's often said that the best time for a team to get hot is just before the postseason begins, and Saluki softball is doing just that. SIU swept Missouri State to close out the regular season on senior weekend by scores of 5-0, 10-2 and 3-2. The three wins earned SIU (30-22, 17-8 MVC) the No. 3...

SIU fails to protect lead in loss to No. 16 Missouri State

SIU fails to protect lead in loss to No. 16 Missouri State

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

May 6, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team took a 5-4 lead into the eighth inning, but control issues from the bullpen gave No. 16 Missouri State a late advantage in its 7-5 comeback win over Southern on Friday at Itchy Jones Stadium. Southern entered Friday night's game tied with Wichita State for fourth overall in the...

SIU men’s, women’s tennis finish final matches as conference runners-up

SIU men’s, women’s tennis finish final matches as conference runners-up

By Sean Carley

May 3, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis

As Saturday night turned into Sunday morning in Bloomington, four Missouri Valley tennis teams went to sleep with dreams of a conference championship, knowing their seasons could wind to a close in the coming day. However, for two of these teams, the weekend meant so much more. SIU men's and women's...

Salukis fall to Illini in weekday match-up

Salukis fall to Illini in weekday match-up

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

May 3, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team lost an up-and-down battle to the University of Illinois 6-5 Tuesday night at Itchy Jones Stadium. Junior pitcher Jamison Steege toed the rubber Tuesday night for his second career start as a Saluki. His first start came April 25 against SEMO where he recovered from early trouble...

Former SIU linebackers sign with Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former SIU linebackers sign with Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By Sean Carley

April 29, 2017


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Although they didn't hear their names called in the NFL draft, two former Salukis will still get to go after their NFL dreams. Former linebacker Chase Allen has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins while another former linebacker, Deondre Barnett, joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as undrafted free...

Rain cancels softball games; finalizes Friday contest

Rain cancels softball games; finalizes Friday contest

By Sean Carley

April 29, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

Because of a massive storm that hit the Midwest on Friday, SIU softball was unable to finish its series with Indiana State. Indiana State decided to cancel what would have been the deciding matchup in the series between the two schools and finalized the contest from Friday, which was to be concluded...

SIU defeats DBU in conference series opener Friday

SIU defeats DBU in conference series opener Friday

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

April 29, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team battled through persistent rain and lightning to defeat conference opponent Dallas Baptist University 4-1 Friday afternoon at Itchy Jones Stadium, moving its winning streak to a season-high five games. Friday's game was moved up to 1 p.m. to miss incoming storms later in the...

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