There are certain sounds that define a track and field meet: the snap of the starting gun; grunts from throwers; wind rushing past runners' ears; gasps for breath after a hard push toward the finish line; cheers from the crowd.
Having grown up in a suburb of Chicago, Saluki softball senior Alyssa Wunderlich didn't know much about Southern Illinois before her recruitment started.
When Southern Illinois men's golfer Wade Thompson tees it up tomorrow at the Missouri Valley Conference Championships in Sunrise Beach, Mo., he won't intimidate the competition with his size and strength.
Meredith Wilson was playing in a tournament in Kansas City, and Southern Illinois head coach Kerri Blaylock stopped by to watch.
One thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight miles. That's the distance that separated junior Jonny Rigby (Lancashire, England) and sophomore Michal Kianicka (Bratislava, Slovakia) for nearly 20 years.