One day after finding out the Cougars would travel to the Ohio Valley Conference Championship, a positive COVID-19 test on the team ended their season.
The regular seasons for golf and women's soccer have drawn to a close. Meanwhile, the tennis and men's soccer teams see mixed results as the ends of their seasons also draw near.
SIUE won their second Ohio Valley Conference series of the season against U.T. Martin, with a score of 8-7 in the opener and a score of 9-6 for the second game later that night. The last game of the weekend went to U.T. Martin with a final score of 14-5.
Saul Ervin, a redshirt sophomore 141-pounder, was eliminated from NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Thursday, March 18 after two losses at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis.
Golf takes Missouri State Twin Oaks Intercollegiate, and an SIUE wrestler competes in NCAA championships. Softball and Men's Soccer take losses, while Baseball and Tennis see mixed results. Women's Soccer remains undefeated.
SIUE was defeated by West Virginia in a 2-0 game Sunday afternoon. West Virginia scored two goals in the first half and kept SIUE from scoring for the rest of the game.
Women’s soccer faced UT Martin in their second home game of the season. The Cougars walked away victorious and extended their winning streak to four games, despite rainy weather that created a slick playing field.
Women's soccer's winning streak continues as the men's team's comes to an end following two losses. Volleyball, tennis and golf all pick up wins. Softball takes their most recent series, while baseball falls in theirs.
Athletes and coaches feel noticeable differences between this year’s championships and those of years prior. From the lack of fans to the constantly changing rules, they have had to adapt to it all.
With just under 30 seconds left in what became the Cougars’ final game of the season, senior walk-on guard Jackson Best got his chance to trade the bench for the court. Best made his appearance just weeks after his father died of COVID-19.
After two offensive-heavy wins on Friday and Saturday, the Cougars were able to pull a win from behind on Sunday against South Dakota State University with a final score of 4-3.
The Cougars have officially ended their season after taking a loss against Belmont in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Championships.
Men’s basketball is competing in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament after having the most OVC wins since their 2014-2015 season. While the women’s team didn’t make the OVC, they’re preparing for their next season.
Despite rough conditions on the back nine holes, SIUE Golf beat Bradley University in their only home tournament of the season, with a score of 287-304.
Following the Mid-American Conference Championships over the weekend, one Cougar wrestler has advanced to compete in the NCAA Championships.
Looking ahead to the upcoming softball season, the Cougars are excited to get back on the field despite a pandemic and a delayed start.
The pandemic caused a majority of collegiate-level sports to be canceled; at SIUE, all athletes were given an extra year of eligibility, but for seniors, they had to make a decision between another year competing or starting their careers.
Jacksonville State defeated the Cougars in their rematch on Monday with a 3-0 score following SIUE’s 3-1 loss on Sunday, making these the team’s first losses of the season.
In a tough week for Cougar Athletics, Volleyball and Men's Basketball took two losses each, while Women's Basketball had mixed results. However, Tennis was successful in their most recent match.
For SIUE Athletics, this semester is unprecedented; due to COVID-19 delays, all sports will play their seasons within the same time frame. This raises the question of how student-athletes are being kept safe while traveling on the road for the first time during the pandemic.
The Cougars played at the Edwardsville YMCA twice this past weekend, where they competed against Western Illinois University and University of Illinois-Springfield. They finished the weekend with an overall score of 13-1.
Wrestling picked up its first conference win Saturday with a 28-12 victory over Clarion. The team also took a 15-19 loss against Buffalo and 10-27 loss against Northern Illinois.
School of Nursing alumnae Caroline Hoefert and Lindsey Fencel have traded their soccer cleats for scrubs, and are now exchanging the flat landscape of Southern Illinois for the Sierra Nevada mountains.
The Cougar tennis, volleyball and golf teams are each preparing for another season after months of pandemic-related uncertainty kept them from playing. While this season may be different from usual, coaches and student-athletes alike are ready to make the most of it.
Season schedules for SIUE’s cross country and track and field teams were announced Friday, and cross country competed in its first meet Jan. 23.
Competition for the SIUE Cougars continued over winter break, as the women’s basketball season picked up and wrestling’s began. Meanwhile, the men’s basketball season has stalled due to postponements.
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.