SIUE students just enjoyed fall break and will soon be on winter break, but student athletes work hard in practices during breaks, just as they do during the academic year. Some do not even go home during breaks.
The cross country team’s top runners raced last Friday in the NCAA Midwest Regionals at Oklahoma State University for the last race of their season.
Despite a lead in the first two sets, SIUE fell 3-0 to the University of Tennessee at Martin Skyhawks during their final regular season game on Saturday.
Sunday’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Championship game marked the end of women’s soccer’s season, as they battled through regulation and two overtime periods to fall to Belmont in a penalty shootout.
So how much fun was last night?
That was first question for Robby Fabbri when he picked up the phone Saturday afternoon from Detroit.
“It was awesome,” Fabbri replied. “A great first night.”
Men's cross country placed seventh and the women’s team placed sixth at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Saturday morning.
The men’s basketball team opened their season with a definitive performance against the Fontbonne University Griffins on Tuesday night. Sophomore guard Cam Williams scored the first basket 17 seconds into the game and the Cougars didn’t give up the lead once on the way to their 104-57 win.
The ending for the Blues was a happy one: David Perron scoring 1:28 into overtime to give the Blues a 5-4 win over the Red Wings. That goal was made possible by a power-play goal by Ryan O’Reilly with 4:38 to play in regulation that tied the game.
University of Dayton, Western Illinois University and William Woods University were all no match for the Cougars this weekend. All nine SIUE players picked up at least one victory at the Cougar Invite.
During their off seasons, both basketball teams have been focusing not only on get into shaping for games, but also on giving back to the community that supports them.
The Cougars closed out homecoming weekend with a 2-0 win over University of Central Arkansas. The shutout boosted the homecoming record to 12-0.
Last weekend, the Cougars played their first three home matches on the newly named First Community Arena against the University of Central Arkansas, Presbyterian College and Purdue University Fort Wayne. They lost all three matches, extending their losing streak.
With roughly 10 seconds left in double overtime, St. Louis University broke the 1-1 tie and headed back across the river with the Bronze Boot in tow.
SIUE men’s soccer wrapped up Friday’s game with a 4-3 win against rival Evansville on their opening game of the home season on Sept. 6.
Last week, women’s volleyball was gearing up for opening weekend at the Northern Illinois University Invitational. Over the weekend, they headed to DeKalb, Illinois, to compete, losing their first match but coming back with two wins.
Samantha Jones spent much of her time as an SIUE student on the soccer field and, for one season, on the softball field. Roughly four years after graduating, Jones returned to campus: this time as a patrol officer.
An MLS team will soon hit St. Louis, bringing with it a new stadium and the first female majority-owned team in the league. A conference held by the ownership group and select St. Louis city officials shed some light on upcoming details for the team.
Men’s soccer lost their first game of the preseason in a shootout during an exhibition against the University of Tulsa. This was new Head Coach Cale Wassermann’s first game with The Cougars.
A shortage of fields and a dwindling summer student population at SIUE has sparked a more robust partnership between the Southwest Baseball League and the intramural sports department.
Winning back-to-back World Cups wasn’t enough for the U.S. women’s soccer team — they’re also winning over some fans with their politics.
SIUE soccer camps are more than just opportunities for local players to develop their skills, it’s also a chance for SIUE’s team to be involved in the local community.
For many student athletes, getting paid to play their sport is a dream. Left-handed pitcher Ryan Byrd, who graduated from SIUE in the spring, will not only be paid to play baseball but will also get to experience a different culture by playing in Belgium.
Despite multiple headlines misleading many St. Louisans to think otherwise, unfortunately, beloved former Cardinals player Albert Pujols will not be coming back to join the St. Louis Cardinals.
Bringing St. Louis together, Blues fans have been on the edge of their seats as the team returns to the Stanley Cup Finals after 49 years. With only one game left against the Boston Bruins, the team will have to fight hard for the title.
Former SIUE graduate student Brittney Gibbs and now-senior Austin Woodard were recognized for their academic success when they received Google Cloud Academic All-District honors for track and field/cross country.
Brittney Gibbs performed the last triple jump of her SIUE track career at the NCAA West Preliminary weeks after completing graduate school with a 4.0 GPA. Gibbs ranked 42nd at the competition on Saturday, May 25 in Sacramento, California with her best jump of the day at 39 feet, 3.25 inches.
Brock Weimer, senior catcher for SIUE baseball, slides in home for the eleventh time this season, breaking the school record for career home runs.
As the SIUE golf team says goodbye to four of its golfers, the team played their last tournament of the season at the OVC Championship, placing fifth out of eleven teams.
Cougars’ track and field achieved high marks at last weekend’s Tom Botts Invitational at the University of Missouri, especially in distance events. Senior Ben Scamihorn placed first in the men’s 5000m, and junior Austin Woodard followed with a second-place finish.
Cougar baseball ended their four-win streak this weekend after a three-game series against Valparaiso. The Cougars lost the first game and won the next two.
As a senior preparing for graduation and life after college, softball player Alyssa Heren has a lot on her plate. Heren has continued to work hard and make her last season as a Cougar one to remember.
Seniors Ben Scamihorn and Matt O’Connor returned from the Sunshine State with two new accomplishments under their belts: both broke school records at the Pepsi Florida Relays.
Softball put up a fight in its second game against first-in-conference Southeast Missouri State University to win 4-3 after dropping the first game of the series 14-1.
First hired in 1989, SIUE Athletics announced Director of Athletics Brad Hewitt will be retiring this year, effective June 30, 2019.