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Salukis get verbal commitment in wake of transfers

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

March 17, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Point guard Mike Rodriguez, from Marshalltown Community College, verbally committed to SIU's mens' basketball team on Tuesday. Rodriguez is a 2-Star recruit, according to VerbalCommits.com. In two seasons with the Tigers, he a...

Homesick Dawgs fall again

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 11, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU men’s basketball fell to the Loyola Ramblers for the first time since Loyola joined the Missouri Valley Conference in 2012.The Salukis (10-16, 3-10) lost to the Ramblers (15-10, 5-8), 66-62 on Wednesday at Joseph J. Gentile...

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’ ...

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...

Salukis start streak on milestone win

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

January 21, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson surpassed former SIU coach Rich Herrin in wins in Missouri Valley Conference games with his latest.SIU (9-11, 2-5) defeated the Bradley Braves (6-14, 1-6) 70-59 for its second consecutive MVC win.Hin...

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