Despite a strong last-minute surge, women’s basketball lost their game against Morehead State University on Jan. 16. The final score was 53-63.
The Cougars suffered a narrow loss against the Omaha Mavericks on Saturday. Throughout the game, there were many points where the Cougars seemed to be making a comeback, yet they lost 63-65.
As the fall semester closes, things are just starting to heat up for athletes who had their fall seasons postponed due to the pandemic. I am one of these athletes.
Men’s basketball commanded the game in a 73-53 win against the Northern Illinois Huskies Wednesday night. The Cougars ended the first half with a 34-18 lead and drove forward, never losing the lead in the game.
While women’s basketball dominated Purdue Fort Wayne the first chance they had to get back on the court, men’s basketball took two losses before securing their first win.
Research suggests the fitness industry will look different even after the pandemic, with more people cancelling their gym memberships and turning to at-home workouts instead.
With SIUE and many other colleges removing standardized test scores from admissions requirements, questions are being raised about how this will impact Athletics.
SIUE Athletics has released the spring schedules for men and womens’ basketball, women’s soccer and volleyball, with every sport at SIUE playing this spring.
With women’s basketball recently announcing its new director of operations, sports fans may wonder exactly what this position does.
As SIUE Athletics are unable to compete due to COVID-19, the department is keeping audience and team engagement high through Cougar Connection videos and Isolation Conversation podcasts.
Through the combination of racism and sexism hurled at them throughout history, Black women became one of America’s many marginalized groups. Now, as the Black Lives Matter movement has swept the nation, Black women in sports have been able to use their platform to speak up for what is right.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of collegiate athletics has been thrown into limbo. With more students returning for their lost seasons — and new freshmen still arriving — there is a dire need for more funding.
SIUE’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is one of many college athletics groups across the country stepping up to promote social change, whether this is through advocacy or getting other students ready to vote.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association recently announced that they would be moving their fall and winter championships to Spring 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that some colleges, including SIUE, will be holding competitions for every sport at once. This has led to unpr…
The Division I Board of Directors approved a package of proposals to move 2020 fall championships to Spring 2021 that will reduce team brackets to 75 percent of their usual capacities and require sites of each championship to be predetermined.
Early in his basketball career, Charles “Bubba” Wells stood out, as he broke many records at Austin Peay University. After playing in the NBA, Wells has been spending time coaching at the university level.
The NCAA recently announced that men’s and women’s college basketball seasons will be starting Nov. 25, with limitations on how many games they can play.
Major league sports have been dealing with racial issues for decades, but in today’s climate, support is becoming more vocal on many fronts, and where it’s not, people are demanding change.
Albert Pujols has passed a number of Hall of Famers, including Ken Griffey Jr., Jim Thome, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson and Mike Schmidt, during his two-decade ascent up baseball’s all-time home run list.
Former colleagues of Athletics’ Director of Special Projects and Internal Operations Kevin Martin came together at the Vadalabene Center on Saturday, Sept. 12, to share stories and memories of the man who’s spent 20 years serving the university.
Fall sports have begun and SIUE Athletics is trying to keep things safe, including establishing extra precautions to prevent the virus from being contracted and having a plan for when someone does test positive.
College sports will be impacted financially and physically by their COVID-19 adjustments. These impacts will be long-lasting, SIUE sports experts said.
St. Louis Cardinals’ Hall of Famer Lou Brock died Sunday afternoon after fighting through an assortment of medical conditions in recent years.
The pandemic has cost us SIUE’s annual homecoming soccer game, but we can take comfort in knowing many SIUE former athletes have had their fair share of success since moving on from SIUE. How many of these former SIUE athletes do you remember?
Every two weeks, Alestle staff reporter and SIUE soccer player Lily Schnieders gives an inside look into how her team — and sometimes other sports — are navigating the pandemic.
The pandemic has brought SIUE Athletics many unexpected hurdles, which recently culminated in the Ohio Valley Conference's cancellation of fall competition. This caused a ripple effect of uncertainty to move all through athletics.
This fall, conferences are having to worry more about keeping their coaches and athletes safe than planning a schedule. They are facing an unprecedented threat: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like many other sports fans, Joe Pott found himself with less entertainment this summer as COVID-19 turned the world of sports upside down. So, he decided to do something about it: make his very own podcast.
With any summer comes changes to SIUE’s faculty and staff, and the Athletics Department is no different. This summer saw the addition of a new coach, amongst other new hires and promotions.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Valley Conference Board of Presidents decided to postpone to spring fall competition and championships for men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball and football. The fall competitive schedules for men’s and women’s gol…
With the number of COVID cases rising across the nation, college athletes are not only taking drastic measures just to play their sport, they’re also sacrificing summertime traditions. Vacations are one of the big things I’m missing this summer. Athletes are not just missing vacations, they …
We may have missed the Cardinals this season, but don’t worry, The Alestle is here to remind you of some ballpark memories from SIUE’s past. Here’s a list of baseball greats who not only succeeded at SIUE, but also in the world of sports outside Edwardsville:
All over the United States, college athletes will have to take drastic measures just to play their season. With that said, COVID-19 will change athletics at SIUE, but not for the better. Every single sport in the fall and spring will have procedures athletes need to follow to be able to even…
After a decade-long hiatus from SIUE while coaching at other schools, former Cougars track athlete Marcus Evans will now return to campus as the new Track and Field and Cross Country head coach.
Sporting goods stores, like most stores, have had to change their business models due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For some stores, this has proved challenging.
Lara Tupper, winner of the 2020 ITA Central Region Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award, reflects on the highs and lows of her time playing tennis at SIUE.
While some members of the SIUE community were worrying about getting their final grades in, other professors and students were trying to finish work on research projects, such as those in the exercise science and physiology programs.
The NBA confirmed what’s been reported on and speculated about for the past week — that the league, along with the players union, is in discussions to restart the NBA season in Orlando, Florida, later this summer.
WASHINGTON — It's been more than two months since a major American sport has held a contest. March 11 was the day the NBA suspended play indefinitely after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. The NHL followed suit, as did Major League Baseball, postponing openin…