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The SIU men's basketball team Wednesday released its non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

The challenging slate features road games against power five conference schools Louisville, Arkansas and Minnesota, as well as a visit to UNLV.

Americans Simone Biles and Aly Raisman became the first U.S. gymnasts to win gold and silver in the women's floor exercise Tuesday, beating out six other elite gymnasts to put an exclamation mark on a stellar Summer Olympics in Rio.

Great Britain's Amy Tinkler, 16, won bronze.

"I'm a little bit relieved because it's been a long journey," Biles said after winning the final women's event in Rio.

She's enjoyed all of her time in Rio, Biles said, but she also admitted to being a little worn out.

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SIU Thrower DeAnna Price placed eighth in Monday’s Olympic Hammer Throw Finals.

Monday brings the possibility of a medal ceremony for SIU's DeAnna Price, who advanced to the finals in the Hammer Throw at the Rio Olympic Games.

Injuries are an inherent risk of athletic competition.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson remembers his scars of yesteryear.


Developers are planning to build a $45 million aquarium is Union Station near downtown St. Louis and they say it will feature one of the largest collections of sharks in the Midwest.

First the Russian track and field team was barred. Then most of the Russian rowing squad was told to stay home. Now the Russian weightlifters are all out.

As the Major League Baseball season starts up again following the All-Star break, the Chicago Cubs are one of the favorites to reach the World Series.

In his latest edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson remembers the last time the Cubs were in the Fall Classic... over 70 years ago.


Due to the ongoing budget impasse, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is eliminating two athletic programs.

School officials say men's tennis and women's golf will be removed effective June 30th.

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With high school sports starting soon, a group of coaches, athletics administrators, E-M-S officials and team trainers met at Carterville High School this past wednesday to share their knowledge on treating injured high school athletes.  The sports injury drill was organized by sports specialists with Sportsology, a collaboration between Southern Illinois Healthcare, Rehab Unlimited athletic trainers and SIU Healthcare sports medicine physicians and trainers. 

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Four finalists are vying to become Southern Illinois University’s next Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.

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SIU Director of Athletics Mario Moccia is headed back to his alma mater.

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Area high school coaches and trainers will come together this week to learn more about how to properly hydrate their student-athletes.

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The head coach at one of the most successful junior college basketball programs in the nation is taking over as the new leader of the women's basketball program at SIU.

Cindy Stein was announced during an afternoon news conference in Carbondale. Stein leaves Illinois Central College after one season and a 3rd place finish in the National Junior College Division Two Tournament last month.   ICC Athletic Director Sue Sinclair says they are grateful to Stein for bringing her outstanding coaching abilities and leadership to their program. 

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with Women's Intersport Network of Southern Illinois leaders Bobbi Knapp and Jen Sewell, along with Crossfit Southern Illinois' Kristen King about the upcoming WIN for Life event in Carbondale, as well as a sports equipment drive for area park districts.

WSIU Radio's Jennifer Fuller talks with SIU Sports Sociologist Bobbi Knapp and Assistant Softball Coach Jen Sewell about the upcoming screening of "Strong!" and the discussion planned along with it. They discuss gender issues, self confidence, social identities and more.

For more information on the Community Cinema Screening, click HERE.

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