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Former dawgs sniffing NFL opportunities

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 3, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

MyCole Pruitt and Malcom Agnew are not the only former Saluki football players with sights on the National Football League.Thor Hadfield, Courtney Richmond, LaSteven McKinney and Ken Malcome are all using the offseason, combines and p...

Aniston is fantastic in ‘Cake’

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

February 1, 2015

Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

Every Oscar season, entertainment critics and journalist alike discuss all of the actors or movies the award show looks over. The Oscars have a huge history of snubbing some of the best creative endeavors.Alfred Hitchcock famo...

Salukis defeat Braves after slow start

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 1, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU women’s basketball (11-9, 4-5) overcame a sluggish start en route to a 76-59 win over the Bradley Braves (3-17, 2-7) on Sunday at SIU Arena.Bradley jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead before the Salukis found the basket.“W...

Attendance dips with decreased enrollment

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarly

January 28, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Since Saluki Way—an $80 million project renovating most athletic facilities—was launched in 2006, SIU men’s basketball attendance has declined, while football attendance has remained nearly constant.Saluki Athletics’ ...

Former Salukis coach against SIU

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

January 28, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Some former Saluki men’s basketball players find themselves coaching against their old team.Previous SIU players Paul Lusk and Bryan Mullins have coaching jobs in the Missouri Valley Conference.Lusk is head coach of Missour...

Women’s cross-country focused on the long run in life

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 27, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports, Track Cross Country

Academics and athletics are two separate specializations, but for student athletes, the two become one.The women’s cross-country team had the highest team grade point average last semester with a 3.659, according to informati...

Pruitt signs with National Sports Agency

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 27, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Former SIU tight end MyCole Pruitt signed with the National Sports Agency for representation in the National Football League.The agency represents 25 players on NFL rosters, two free agents and retired players such as former ...

Dunn appoints search committee for athletic director

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

January 26, 2015

Filed under Sports

SIU President Randy Dunn appointed members to a search committee for a new athletic director Monday.Former athletic director Mario Moccia started the same position at his alma mater New Mexico State on Jan. 5.Harold Bardo, form...

Shockers shellack Salukis

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 25, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Saluki women’s basketball team was no match for the Wichita State Shockers, falling 80-61.SIU tied the game for 40 seconds in the first half but never led in the game.At halftime, the Shockers led the Salukis 43-29. SI...

Salukis’ second half rally comes up short

By Sean Phee, @SeanPheeDE

January 25, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Coach Barry Hinson’s team rallied in the second half but if was not enough to climb out of the hole the Salukis dug for themselves in the first half.SIU men’s basketball (8-12, 1-6) was defeated by the Evansville Purple ...

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