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Finger injuries hinder success for All-American

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 24, 2015

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

Holding a 16-pound shot put requires all the power your hand has to offer, and when your throwing hand has three injured fingers, it becomes far more difficult.Junior thrower Josh Freeman suffered strains in his index, middle and ...

Zhang gets bumped off podium in NCAA return

By Matt Wells, @mattwells_DE

March 22, 2015

Filed under Sports, Swimming

Junior diver Kaixuan "Sherry" Zhang returned to the NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championship but did not qualify for the final in either the 1-meter or 3-meter dive.Zhang finished 21st place in the 3-meter dive preliminary rou...

Lineup change spurs success

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 22, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

After 15 games with the same leadoff hitter, the Saluki softball coaching staff made a change at the top of the order.Senior center fielder Kalyn Harker batted leadoff for 14 games with junior infielder Kelsey Gonzalez batting s...

Salukis can’t close out Skyhawks

By Thomas Donley, @TdonleyDE

March 17, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The SIU baseball team had the UT-Martin Skyhawks right where it wanted them, but the wheels fell off in the final frame.Junior closer Colten Selvey retired the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth, but walked two batters a...

Saluki to compete in NCAA Championship

By Matt Wells, @mattwells_DE

March 17, 2015

Filed under Sports, Swimming

SIU Diver Kaixuan "Sherry" Zhang is competing for the second year in a row in the NCAA Diving Championships starting Thursday.Zhang qualified in both the 3-meter and 1-meter dives with scores of 682.45 and 634.05 respectively at...

Dawgs reconvene at Saluki Stadium for Pro Day

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 17, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Pro Day on Tuesday marked the last opportunity for former Saluki football players to play on the turf of Saluki Stadium.  NFL hopefuls swarmed the field to perform for scouts from the Houston Texans, New York Jets, Chicago Bears an...

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