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The SIU football team scrimmages Thursday evening and those who attend can help a local organization at the same time.

The football Salukis are collecting diapers for the Women's Center.

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The SIU men's basketball team not only had a successful season on the court with 20 wins, it also got the job done in the classroom.

The Salukis were among a small number of Division I programs to earn the Team Academic Excellence Award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

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A man labeled as a hero for protecting his students during a May school shooting in Noblesville, Indiana will serve as grand marshal for Homecoming 2018 at SIU-Carbondale.

Jason Seaman was shot once through the abdomen, once in the hip and once in the forearm when he intervened in the incident on May 25th at Noblesville West Middle School.

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Saluki athletics revealed its 2018 Hall of Fame Class Wednesday.

The seven-member class is being called one of the most illustrious in school history.


The new king of the sport of kings is from southern Illinois.

Mt. Vernon native Kenny Troutt's Winstar Farms is the primary owner of Triple Crown winner Justify.


Two former SIU hammer throwers seem to be making the chase for the American record a personal competition.

Six days after DeAnna Price set the record, Saluki Hall of Famer Gwen Berry reclaimed her record with an opening throw at a meet in Poland Friday.

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Saturday could be a big day in the life of a former SIU football player.

Kenny Troutt is the primary owner of the racehorse, Justify, which is vying to win the Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

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Former SIU-Carbondale Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk is retiring.

According to the Daily Illini, the current University of Illinois athletics department administrator is retiring effective August 31 following more than 30 years working in collegiate athletics.

WSIU InFocus: SIU Pitcher Brad Harrison

May 23, 2018

The SIU baseball team received a boost in the pitching rotation this season from sophomore left-hander Brad Harrison.  WSIU's Patrick Codo has more on Harrison's increased role on the mound.

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Missouri State has a new men's basketball coach, who grew up in Saluki country.

The school introduced 33-year-old Dana Ford Thursday.

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The NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament is underway. This is the favorite time of year for college hoops fans.

To commemorate Illinois' bicentennial year, WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson gives us a history lesson into the state's most notable teams of all time.

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SIU guard Marcus Bartley is on the Academic All-America Division I basketball team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The St. Louis University transfer is a sports administration major with a 4.0 GPA. Bartley was named a third team all-academic team member.

SIU-Carbondale will add women's soccer to its athletics lineup beginning with the 2019 season.
SIU-C will immediately begin a search for a head coach to lead the program, which will compete as an independent during its first season before joining the Missouri Valley Conference as the league's ninth member in 2020.

Saluki Athletics and the Carbondale Police Department are extending their Coats for Kids collection dates to include two additional SIU men's basketball games.


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.


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.