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The public is invited to the SIU Track and Field Complex Friday evening to honor a local family going through a difficult time.

Former Saluki quarterback Joel Sambursky, and his wife, former Saluki golfer Samantha Sambursky, had a child born 45 days early in April.

Missouri Valley Conference basketball coaches are getting ready for the upcoming basketball season.

The coaches provided an update on their preparations during a conference call Tuesday.

A woman who was instrumental in the development of Title IX says the SIU athletic department may have an uphill battle in defending against a complaint it violated the 1972 law.

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights is investigating a Title IX complaint against Saluki athletics following a decision to eliminate the men's and women's tennis teams earlier this year.

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SIU is eliminating its men's and women's tennis programs as part of cost-cutting measures in the athletic department. Scholarships are being reduced in men's swimming and diving.
 
Director of Athletics Tommy Bell said Thursday these measures will take effect July 1 and save his department approximately $660,000 dollars a year.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer interviews former Saluki and 2016 Team USA Summer Olympian Deanna Price.

SIU-Carbondale graduate Deanna Price finished 8th in the hammer throw at the Summer Olympics in Rio.

But, without some unfortunate luck, she believes she could've finished in medal contention.

One of the most beloved coaches in SIU athletic history will be back in the area this weekend for a book signing.

Former SIU head football coach Jerry Kill will sign copies of his new book,  Chasing Dreams.

The 2017 class of the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame will feature two members with ties to SIU-Carbondale.

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As two-time NCAA champion and American collegiate record holder DeAnna Price of SIU turns her attention to the U.S. Olympic Trials and qualifying for the Olympic Games this summer, she has been named a semi-finalist for the 2016 Bowerman Award.