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SIU's new Director of Athletics says it's been a whirlwind since she was named to the position Monday following the abrupt resignation of Jerry Kill.

Liz Jarnigan says she didn't know of Kill's final decision to leave Saluki Athletics and return to the coaching ranks at Virginia Tech until Monday morning around 8.

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There is suddenly a shake-up at the top of the SIU Saluki Athletics Department.

Director of Athletics Jerry Kill announced Monday he is leaving his position at SIU to accept a job on the football coaching staff at Virginia Tech, effective immediately. Kill will serve as special assistant to Hokies' head coach Justin Fuente.

SIU Softball Coach Signs Contract Extension

Sep 11, 2019
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SIU Softball Head Coach Kerri Blaylock has signed a contract extension that will keep her with the Salukis at least through the 2023 season.

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The SIU Saluki Athletics Department is still buzzing about the crowd that turned out for the school's first-ever women's soccer home exhibition match.

Over two thousand people turned out for the match Saturday night at the Lew Hartzog Track and Field Complex.

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The 2019 class of the SIU Saluki Hall of Fame is out.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale is gearing up for its inaugural season of women's soccer this fall.

WSIU's Patrick Codo has this preview of the newest sport in the Saluki Athletics department.

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SIU is in search of a new baseball coach.

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WSIU Radio contributor Pete Peterson recently completed the half-marathon at the Pittsburgh Marathon. In this special commentary, the retired SIU-Carbondale professor tells us how references to the SIU Salukis played a role during his few days back in the Steel City.

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For 55 years, the Saluki basketball facility has been known as SIU Arena, or simply The Arena.

That changed Thursday when SIU-Carbondale sold the naming rights to Banterra Bank. The Arena will now be known as Banterra Center.

SIU Softball Record Breaker: Brianna Jones

May 10, 2019
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WSIU's Patrick Codo reports on the record-breaking career of SIU Saluki softball pitcher Brianna Jones.

Jones was named to the All Missouri Valley Conference 1st team for a 4th consecutive season. She finished the regular season with a record of 23-8 with a 2.00 ERA. The Salukis entered MVC Tournament play with an overall record of 33-12.

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For just the second time in school history, the SIU Saluki men's golf team is headed to the NCAA tournament after winning the Missouri Valley Conference championship.

The Salukis were assigned to the Louisville Regional (May13-15) as the 13th and final seed.

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The NFL Draft runs from now through Saturday in Nashville.

A former Saluki wide receiver hopes to hear his name called sometime this weekend.

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The family of Lew Hartzog has requested, in lieu of flowers, friends make a donation to Saluki Track and Field in memory of the former coach.

Donations can be made on-line or by mailing a check to Saluki Athletics in Carbondale. Make check payable to "SIU" and write in the memo line "in memory of Lew Hartzog."

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SIU welcomed home one of its all-time greats Wednesday, naming Bryan Mullins as the school's 14th men's basketball head coach.

The 32-year-old signed a five-year contract with the school at $475,000 per year.

SIU Soccer Announces First Signing Class

Feb 14, 2019
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The first signing class is set to go for the inaugural season of SIU Saluki women's soccer.

Head coach Grant Williams Thursday announced the first 20 players...18 of them freshmen.

After 32 years with the SIU-Carbondale swimming and diving program, head coach Rick Walker will step down at the end of the current season.

The Kankakee native joined the Saluki staff in 1987, became the men's head coach in 1992 and took over the women's team in 2005. Walker has won nine conference championships during his tenure.

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One of the top players on the SIU men's basketball team returned to the line-up earlier this week after a six-game suspension.

Senior Armon Fletcher Friday addressed the media and apologized to his family, teammates, coaches and the University.

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SIU volleyball head coach Kari Thompson has been fired.

In two seasons with the Salukis, Thompson compiled an 11-49 overall record...including six wins in Missouri Valley Conference play.

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The Canadian national softball team will play a 25-game National Pro Fastpitch League schedule at Rent One Park in Marion next summer.

The Canadian team says the strong competition in the league will prepare it for the upcoming 2019 Olympic qualifiers and the 2020 Olympic Games.