The weather was cold at the Samford Invitational in Hoover, Ala. on Monday and the first-day scores for the Southern Illinois men’s golf team won’t warm the heart of Saluki head coach Leroy Newton.
Southern Illinois will embark on a week-long five-game road trip beginning with a non-conference game at Belmont on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The Salukis have won six of their last seven games after sweeping a doubleheader from Northern Illinois on Saturday.
ST. LOUIS – Southern Illinois women’s basketball sophomore Dyana Pierre was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week on Monday, the conference announced. Pierre averaged 25.0 points and 16.5 rebounds in two games last weekend, including 63-59 upset over first-place Wichita State on Saturday.
THIBODAUX, La. – Southern Illinois extended its winning streak to three games with an 8-7 win over Nicholls State in 11 innings Saturday night at Ray E. Didier Field. The Salukis (4-2) won their first extra-innings game of the year after blowing a 7-3 fifth inning lead to the Colonels (3-4).
INA – Sophomore guard Aneta Sloma exploded for a season-best 21 points Saturday afternoon to lead the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team to an 80-65 road win over Rend Lake.
With drastic improvements needed and an overhaul expected to the Bears’ suddenly shaky defense, coordinator Mel Tucker will get his shot at turning things around. In a statement released Sunday, the Bears announced Tucker will return in 2014 but will do so with two changes to his staff.
Do you have any teammates who you’d call arrogant, boastful or proud? Might others describe you in that way? How should we view ourselves with respect to others on our team? The Holy Scripture has some advice.
Would you characterize yourself as a diligent, hard worker in practice or do you lean toward doing just enough to get by? What might be the eventual outcomes of each of those attitudes toward training?
CARTERVILLE – Not only did the John A. Logan College women’s basketball team get thumped on its home floor, 102-67, but to add injury to insult, standout performer Briya Wilborn went down with a knee injury and could miss substantial time.
Have you had times of competition that assaulted your belief in your teammates, your game plan or even in your own abilities? What do we have to believe in when our strengths are called into question? The Scripture for today brings us strong encouragement.
CARBONDALE, Ill. – As is my custom this time of year, here is my MVC All-Conference ballot, along with a little commentary. Picking the 10 players for All-Conference was pretty easy, but putting them in rank order was not. The league will announce the team on Tuesday afternoon.
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Southern Illinois women’s basketball team lost to Evansville on Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center, 67-31. Southern’s offense went silent in the second half, allowing Evansville to turn a four-point game at halftime into a 36-point blowout.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Illinois’ bullpen outshined Austin Peay’s relievers as the Salukis rolled to a 14-4 nonconference road win over the Governors at Raymond C. Hand Park. SIU used five relievers, and none of them allowed a hit after the fourth inning. Meanwhile, the Salukis, who hit four home runs in the game, struck for 10 runs against Austin Peay’s six relief pitchers.
CARBONDALE, Ill. – In response to head coach Barry Hinson’s plea to sell-out SIU Arena for the March 1 men’s basketball home game versus Illinois State, Saluki Athletics announced today that all upper bowl seats for the contest will be discounted to $5. There is also a a limited supply of lower-level seats in the corners and baseline bleachers that are available for $10.