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Salukis go 1-1 in three game series in Chicago

Salukis go 1-1 in three game series in Chicago

By Gabriella Scibetta

April 14, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

The Salukis (22-18) are 1-1 after the first two of a three game series at Loyola University (18-18). SIU started the first game off sharp and swinging hard at the plate. Junior Sydney Jones shot a single into center field that brought home freshman base runner Bailee Pulley with only one out...

Player profiles: Saluki pitcher Michael Baird making a case for ace

Player profiles: Saluki pitcher Michael Baird making a case for ace

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

April 13, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Born in Arizona and raised in Colorado, junior pitcher Michael Baird traveled east of the Mississippi to bring his pitching talent to southern Illinois. A self-proclaimed "smiley and talkative guy," Baird said family and faith are the most important facets of his everyday life. "I have two amazing...

Salukis sharp in weekday win over SEMO

Salukis sharp in weekday win over SEMO

By Denton "Gio" Giovenco

April 12, 2017


Filed under Baseball, Sports

SIU baseball put it all together at Itchy Jones Stadium on Tuesday night, with clutch hitting and solid pitching securing a 4-2 win over non-conference opponent Southeast Missouri. Southern sent freshman pitcher Henry Boeckmann to the mound against SEMO for his third start of the season. All three...

Women’s volleyball coach leaves SIU for UIC

Women’s volleyball coach leaves SIU for UIC

By Jonathan Thompson

April 11, 2017


Filed under Volleyball

After five successful seasons with SIU, women's volleyball coach Justin Ingram accepted a head coaching position at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Saluki athletics announced Tuesday. In Ingram's first year, the Dawgs posted a 21-9 record; the year before they finished with a record of 9-18. The...

Women’s tennis gets tough win over Bradley, is now 2-2 in conference play

Women’s tennis gets tough win over Bradley, is now 2-2 in conference play

By Jonathan Thompson

April 10, 2017


Filed under Tennis

SIU women's tennis used its momentum from Saturday's win against ISU to beat Bradley 4-3 Sunday. The Salukis have now evened out their record from 0-2 in conference, to 2-2. Seniors Ana Sofia Cordero and Xiwei Cai won the first doubles match at position one 6-1, followed by junior Athena Chrysanthou...

Saluki softball avoids sweep at Cedar Falls

Saluki softball avoids sweep at Cedar Falls

By Gabriella Scibetta

April 9, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU ended a close three-game-series against the Panthers with a final score of 7-6. SIU avoided another conference loss with a strong start, but was given a challenge against Northern Iowa Sunday. The Salukis began the first inning with runners in scoring position because of a limited strike...

Women’s tennis beats ISU for first win in conference play

Women’s tennis beats ISU for first win in conference play

By Gabriella Scibetta

April 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis

SIU women's tennis won its third conference match against Illinois State University with a final score of 4-3 Saturday. The Salukis battled in just two doubles matches instead of three and five single matches instead of the normal six, as Illinois State had an injured sixth player. With their...

Saluki softball’s offense goes dormant in doubleheader sweep to UNI

Saluki softball’s offense goes dormant in doubleheader sweep to UNI

April 8, 2017


Filed under Softball, Sports

In its three games last weekend at Illinois State, Saluki softball scored 26 runs. So far this weekend, no such repeat is in progress. SIU could only muster a combined seven hits Saturday, dropping both ends of a doubleheader to UNI in Cedar Falls. Panther freshman pitcher Jaci Spencer (8-5) held the...

Wichita State set to depart Missouri Valley for American Athletic Conference

Wichita State set to depart Missouri Valley for American Athletic Conference

By Sean Carley

April 7, 2017


Filed under Sports

Arguably the prime athletic school in the Missouri Valley Conference is leaving for a new home. Wichita State will leave the MVC at the end of this academic year to join the American Athletic Conference as a non-football member in 2017-18, as first reported by Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated. The...

Tennis freshman talks first and last semester at SIU

Tennis freshman talks first and last semester at SIU

By Jonathan Thompson

April 5, 2017


Filed under Tennis

One week after moving half-way across the globe to pursue his love of tennis, Param Pun learned that his tennis team would soon be no more. "It was a shock for me," said the freshman from Chandigarh, India, who started playing for the SIU men's tennis team in January on a full ride scholarship. The...

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