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…
The Special Olympics has been forced to cancel all of their spring events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Summer events may be canceled as well.
While SIUE Athletics may seem to be brought to a standstill with COVID-19 regulations, SIUE’s Media relations and Broadcasting Specialist Joe Pott has found a different way to make sure SIUE fans get some fresh content.
Strikes, submission holds and gravity-defying moonsaults ensure social distancing is not possible within the ring. This has left many wrestling promotions unsure of where they stand during the pandemic.
Athletes and coaches have had to adjust their workout programs amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, leading them to come up with new ways to stay in shape.
Dancers all across the state have taken a big hit due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Competitions have been canceled for competitive dance, and many classes rely on in-person interaction for coaching.
Spring athletes are to receive an additional year or related competition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to the NCAA.
The MLB announced late last year it would allow players to consume marijuana and would start testing for opioids, opting for rehab when opioids are found rather than punishment.
“Tell us about your outfit tonight,” “How has your love life affected your performance?” and “How do you balance your career and your family?” These are all questions the media has been known to ask female athletes.
Life seemed to pause and change drastically when COVID-19 began transmitting in communities across the United States. At SIUE, students are unsure of their future academic plans, particularly senior athletes.
SIUE’s recruiting processes will be more challenging for the coaches now that the Ohio Valley Conference has enforced a travel ban due to the pandemic.
In the midst of constant email updates, it seemed the Student Fitness center would remain an option for students who needed to sweat through the pandemic storm. That is no longer the case.
When most people think of sports casting, they think of the play by plays, discussion of injuries, and the football field. Esports casting trades that for strategies, metas and cooldowns.
Cougar Athletics had a strong start to spring break with a series of wins but preventative measures against COVID-19 soon brought it all to a halt.
This international women’s day, the Blues/Blackhawks game will be covered by an all-female broadcast team, something largely unheard of in the world of sports. According to the 2018 Associated Press Sports Editors Racial and Gender Report Card, only 10 percent of sports editors were women, s…
Track and field stunned at the Ohio Valley Conference with several stellar performances. Ethan Poston took first in the men’s high jump, with 2.14 meters. Additionally, many students broke their own personal records.
SIUE alumni Misi Clark-Jones, Tom Calhoun, Nino Fennoy and Steve Trittschuh, were honored with an induction ceremony into the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame.
This weekend was busy for Cougar Athletics, with wrestling ending their season and tennis making some stand out performances. Here’s a quick wrap up of what you missed this weekend:
The SIUE hockey team’s season came to an end with a loss in the semifinal round of the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs.
Men’s club volleyball has taken home their first win for SIUE at the Midwest Plains Valley Conference North Regional Tournament.