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Softball improves hitting with coach, new online system

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 17, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

The Saluki softball offense has been among the best in the Missouri Valley Conference the past four years because of their hitting coach. Associate head coach Jen Sewell has begun her fifth year with the position, and her seventh year at SIU.As...

Dawgs need to build off signature win

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 11, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU men’s basketball got its first signature conference win of the season Saturday, and it needed it.The team only had two conference wins before defeating Illinois State 65-59 Saturday at SIU Arena. Those were against teams at th...

Youth replacing experience behind the plate

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 11, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing a three-year starter behind the plate, Saluki softball has turned to young talent to fill the gap.Freshman catcher and infielder Sydney Jones came to SIU instead of Florida Gulf Coast University after attending Palm...

Salukis shine at SIU Invitational

By Brent Meske, @BrentmeskeDE

February 7, 2015

Filed under Sports, Track Cross Country

The Salukis had the home field advantage for the last time in the 2014-15 indoor track and field season and took advantage of it, sweeping the men’s and women’s titles. SIU finished with 13 event titles.The sweep was highlig...

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...

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...

Former rival struggling in biggest sport

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

January 25, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Sports

Creighton has officially been out of the Missouri Valley Conference for one year and seven months, but has not been as dominant as it once was.The Blue Jays made the Big East championship games in men’s basketball and baseball...

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...

Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarlyDE

January 19, 2015

Filed under Softball, Sports

SIU softball got dirt on its cleats Monday afternoon while practicing outside, thanks to warm January temperatures.The Salukis’ season is only three weeks away and senior pitcher Katie Bertelsen is happy to practice outside...

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