Daily Egyptian

Greek challenge increases attendance

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 1, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

SIU Arena will go Greek for a second straight year when both basketball teams host the Greek Challenge for a combined six games this year.The Greek Challenge is a collection of six games, five men’s and one women’s game, where fratern...

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’ ...

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 21, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Both the Saluki men’s and women’s basketball teams are raising money for breast cancer awareness.Fans can bid on jerseys and the highest bidders will be able to pick the name they want on the back of a player’s jersey. ...

Cardinals Caravan brings baseball to Carbondale

By Thomas Donley @Tdonley, Daily Egyptian

January 17, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Carbondale baseball fans got a chance to interact with past and present Major League Baseball players Friday when the Cardinals Caravan came to SIU Arena.More than 200 fans packed the lobby of the arena to ask questions to cu...

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