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Salukis announce 2015 recruiting class

By Brent Meske, @brentmeske

February 4, 2015

SIU’s 2015 football recruiting class was announced throughout Wednesday as National Signing Day for high school players took place around the country.The Salukis announced signed players as their individual national letters of ...

Former dawgs sniffing NFL opportunities

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 3, 2015

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...

Salukis defeat Braves after slow start

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 1, 2015

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

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

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 ...

Shockers shellack Salukis

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 25, 2015

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...

Freshman vaults her competition

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 25, 2015

It took only one collegiate event for freshman pole vaulter Lindsey Murray to set SIU’s indoor school record. On Saturday, Murray broke it again.Murray’s jump of 4.10 meters at the Vanderbilt Invite on Saturday with surpassed...

Salukis support breast cancer awareness with Pink Out games

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 21, 2015

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. ...

Softball benefits from spring weather during winter workouts

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarlyDE

January 19, 2015

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...

Salukis improve from last season

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

January 19, 2015

SIU women’s basketball has reached the halfway mark of the season and already has four more wins than last season’s total.Through 16 games, the team is 9-7, 2-3 in conference. Last season the Salukis finished 5-25 and 3-15.Alt...

‘American Sniper’ shoots for average

By Jacob Pierce | @JacobPierce1_DE | Daily Egyptian

January 19, 2015

Snipers are known for pinpoint accuracy. Missing is unacceptable. “American Sniper,” on the other hand, misses a few times but does a fine job.“American Sniper” is an action biography directed by Clint Eastwood starri...

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