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Tenured and tenure-track faculty say they will return to their classrooms today, ending a weeklong strike that disrupted classes and raised tensions across campus. Dave Johnson, Faculty Association spokesman, said the union’s leadership voted Wednesday to end the walkout even though they had not reached a tentative contract agreement with the administration. “It’s a big relief,” he said. Johnson said members of the union’s Departmental Representatives Council agreed they were close enough to an agreement with the administration that striking faculty should return to work. He said details would not be released until union leaders had a chance to discuss them with membership. “We do believe this proposal marks significant progress,” he said. “We have been able to approve transparency and accountability.” Chancellor Rita Cheng said in an email to students, faculty and staff Wednesday final documents will be prepared during the next few days so both sides can sign an agreement. She said the agreement will have to be approved by the SIU Board of Trustees as well as union members. Morteza Daneshdoost, chairman of the union’s bargaining team, said they would continue bargaining in the morning, but there were only a few minor issues remaining. Cheng said at a press conference in the Student Center the two bargaining teams had seven issues still being negotiated Monday and have made significant progress in the last few days. The union’s previous contract ended in June 2010. The Faculty Association insisted throughout the dispute that salary was

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Chancellor Rita Cheng walks out after negotiations with the Faculty Association to deliver a press release Wednesday in the Wabash and Vermillion Rooms lounge at the Student Center. Cheng announced members of the Faculty Association will not strike today while administration and union bargaining teams will continue to bargain terms of the union's contract. The association has been negotiting terms of their contract since June 2010. not the major issue, but the chancellor insisted that most of their concerns involved money. Among other issues, the union sought pay raises linked to the university’s financial health, and more transparency and accountability in declaring financial exigency and imposing unpaid furloughs. A federal mediator joined negotiations Sunday, and the two sides met for 27 hours without reaching a

deal. Wednesday’s talks began at 9:30 a.m. with the two sides saying they had made significant progress the day before. The Association of Civil Service Employees, the Non-Tenure Track Faculty Association and Graduate Assistants United reached tentative agreements early Nov. 3, the day all four unions had set for a walkout. That left the Faculty Association the only union on strike. Members of the other unions, as

well as many students, supported the faculty in their strike by walking picket lines and demonstrating. Groups ranging between 200 and about 400 faculty, staff and community members marched across the campus Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday chanting, “We want fair contracts,” and “We want our teachers back.” Cheng said at the press conference there was healing to be done between those who went on strike and those

who didn’t. “I look forward to all members of the university community working together in the best interests of our students,” she said in the email. “I urge everyone to set aside the emotions of the past week and come together in a spirit of collaboration. Moving forward, I anticipate working with the Faculty Association to advance our institutional goals.”

Tara Kulash contributed to this story.

Walkout frustrates, inspires campus community LEAH STOVER Daily Egyptian Faculty will return to their classrooms today, but the effects of the strike are likely to last longer than the walkout itself. Although the majority continued to teach, enough classes were disrupted to where many students grew increasingly frustrated with either the lack of instructors or quality of substitutes. Hundreds of students rallied to support the Faculty Association — which represents tenured and tenuretrack faculty — Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. At the student-led rally outside the Stone Center, while an SIU Board of Trustees meeting took place, several professors stood up and thanked students for their support. “Thank God for the students,” said Jan Rogers, a professor in physical therapy.

Rogers said she believed the administration underestimated how concerned and involved students would become during the strike. She said students in her department were not affected much by the strike because other faculty members were able to substitute. Chancellor Rita Cheng said on WSIU-FM Wednesday, some students had complained about the quality of instruction they received from substitute faculty, but that not all were unhappy. “We also have petitions from students who want to keep their substitutes,” Cheng said. She said the university was working hard to ensure the quality of education. “Are we perfect? No. But I think we’re getting there and we’re getting better every day,” Cheng said.

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Protesters marched Wednesday outside the Stone Center during an SIU Board of Trustees meeting.

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About Us The Daily Egyptian is published by the students of Southern Illinois University Carbondale 50 weeks per year, with an average daily circulation of 20,000. Fall and spring semester editions run Monday through Friday. Summer editions run Tuesday through Thursday. All intersession editions will run on Wednesdays. Spring break and Thanksgiving editions are distributed on Mondays of the pertaining weeks. Free copies are distributed in the Carbondale, Murphysboro and Carterville communities. The Daily Egyptian online publication can be found at www.dailyegyptian.com.

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University spokesman Rod Sievers said he would not show the Daily Egyptian the petitions for privacy reasons and was unsure of what courses were involved. Virtually all students interviewed by the Daily Egyptian during the course of the weeklong strike said they were unhappy with their substitute, and many said their replacement instructors seemed overwhelmed and ended classes early. Other courses were left without substitutes. While administrators said nearly

every class had a substitute, they acknowledged replacements could not be found in some programs. While some had substitutes, others did not and many students simply did not attend class. Lukas Suzzi, a senior from Algonquin studying graphic design, said when his professor went on strike, it wasn’t the students, but the substitute, who skipped class. He said students then taught themselves. “We basically just showed up, showed each other our work and gave feedback,” he said. Laura McBride, a senior from Carbondale studying elementary education, screamed “Yes!” when she

News was told the strike was over. McBride said it was pointless to attend her education class with a substitute because his curriculum was radically different. Both Suzzi and McBride said if the strike were to continue they would have tried to get a tuition refund from the university because they believed they weren’t getting the education they paid for. Many students and alumni said they were angered by the deletion of comments from the SIUC Facebook page in the hours after the strike began. Even some faculty members who did not walk out said they were

Daily Egyptian concerned about issues raised by the strike. Comments on the page that did not express support for Cheng and the administration in the dispute were deleted within minutes. Some people whose comments were deleted, posted again. Their language grew increasingly profane as comments continued to be deleted. Many students viewed the situation as the administrations attempt to censor them. The university’s explanation shifted during the week but never acknowledged that some posts were tame and simply asked questions such as why a settlement could not be reached.

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Faculty Senate Vice President Gary Apgar said Tuesday some professors had complained about having to sign forms verifying they were working. Other faculty members said they were worried about assistant professors, who have not yet sought tenure, being pressured by senior colleagues who would eventually vote on whether to grant them tenure. Cheng said Tuesday each department and college would have to work to ease tensions.

Leah Stover can be reached at lstover@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 253.

Council narrows city manager search ELI MILEUR Daily Egyptian The Carbondale City Council will meet with the five final candidates for city manager mid-December. “This is a really, really important decision,” council member Jane Adams said. Current city manager Allen Gill announced his retirement in July, and according to a city press release, his last day in office will be Nov. 18. Then Director of Development Services Kevin Baity will act as city manager. Mayor Joel Fritzler said he hopes the new city manager could take office at the beginning of next year. The city hired the firm Voorhees Associates, LLC to perform a candidate search for the position. By early October, it had received close to 50 applicants, Fritzler said in

October. The firm then narrowed the applicants down to 20, he said. The City Council held a special closed meeting Friday to review those applicants and select five to interview, he said. After the City Council meets with the five candidates, it will select two finalists, who will be interviewed more extensively, he said. Fritzler said the selection process was slightly delayed by trying to work out times for all seven members of the City Council to meet. Councilman Don Monty said it’s possible the new manager could start by the beginning of the year depending on where he or she is currently working. However, it could be the end of January before he or she could begin, he said. In any case, it’s important to remember the selection process takes

a while, he said. “If you’re going to do it right, you need to take your time and be methodical,” Monty said. Adams said she’d like to select someone who can commit to the job for at least five years, which she believed is the case with the five candidates. Allen Gill was hired in 2008. Fritzler said in October he’d hoped for Gill to be around a couple more years, as he announced his retirement a month after Fritzler took office, but Fritzler wasn’t surprised by his decision to retire. “Generally in this day and age, city managers, they usually only stick around four to five years,” he said. Councilman Lance Jack said the new city manager will hopefully be able to stick around for a little longer than Gill, but the standard of four-to-

five-year tenures prevents procedures from stagnating. Adams said she’s looking for a candidate who can improve the downtown area. “We need someone who understands rehabilitation of the downtown and neighborhoods, and who is deeply committed to it,” she said. She said it’s also important for the new city manager to have experience in a college town so he or she understands the relationship between the university and the community. Jack also said experience was important, and the candidates have it. “A college town is a unique entity,” he said. Monty said many of the candidates have master’s degrees, and even if they haven’t had

administrative experience in a college town, they are familiar with a university community. Monty said it’s also important to look at how the candidates are perceived where they currently work. “Are they seen as a draconian dictator? Are they someone who works well with other employees?” he said. Councilwoman Corene McDaniel said the manager’s people skills are a major factor, and they need to be a strong administrator. “Someone who is able to make the hard decisions,” she said. The council members agreed the pool of candidates is diverse, including people from across the country and with various backgrounds. “They’re not all out of the same mold, certainly,” Monty said.


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No-Shave November grows on students ASHLEY ZBOREK Daily Egyptian

Several students have decided to stop shaving and it’s not because of a shortage in razors. No-Shave November, a yearly tradition in which men embrace their facial hair for the entire month, has commenced. In honor of the month, many students have decided to get down with the facial fuzz. While the origins of NoShave are unknown, its become a worldwide phenomena. Andrew Haste, a freshmen from Memphis, Tenn., studying radiotelevision, said he participates in No-Shave November to showcase his manliness. “It is kind of a contest between men to see who can be the manliest,” Haste said. “I love it because it is an excuse for me to not have to shave my face every day.” Haste said he started

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omen go crazy over my facial hair. It’s like as soon as I get some facial fuzz, I have to beat them off with a stick.

participating in No-Shave last year after he heard about “Movember,” a worldwide fundraiser in which men are sponsored to grow mustaches for the month of November. According to the Movember website, all of the proceeds go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation or back into the global campaign. The website also states there are some regulations for “Mogrowing,” which is moustache growing. Men must start cleanshaven at the beginning of the month. There is to be no joining of the “Mo” to sideburns — that’s a beard, the website states. There is also to be no joining of the handlebars to the “Mo” — that’s

— Zack Etter undecided freshmen from Pana a goatee. Small complementary growth under the bottom lip, also known as the tickler, is allowed. Some students are not aware of the Movember foundation, though. Zack Etter, an undecided freshmen from Pana, said he participates in No-Shave November to “get the ladies.” “Women go crazy over my facial hair,” Etter said. “It’s like as soon as I get some facial fuzz, I have to beat them off with a stick.” Etter said while the attention is great, there are some downfalls to not shaving. “By the end of the month, I start to feel like a dirty hobo; my beard can also get pretty itchy,” he said.

Mac Hill, a sophomore from Warren studying physiology, said he has been participating in NoShave November for four years. “I originally did it because I was the only one of all of my friends who can actually grow a beard,” he said. “Now I love it because I don’t have to shave and my beard keeps me warm.” Mac said he encourages everyone to participate in the phenomenon; even women can join in by not shaving their legs. Caitlyn Thornton, a junior from Springfield studying zoology, said she would not participate in No-Shave November but said she thinks it is the perfect time of year for women to do so. “With the cold weather, girls are always wearing pants so they can not shave without grossing other people out,” she said. Thorton said she thoroughly enjoys seeing guys around campus with a face full of hair.

“I think it looks really good on most guys. I fully promote the growth of facial hair,” she said. “The only thing I don’t like is when it looks all patchy and awkward.” Zack Berglind, a sophomore from Beverly studying marketing, said this is his first time participating. “I tried to do it last November, but I realized that I couldn’t grow a beard,” he said. “Thankfully, this year my facial-hair-growing abilities have finally kicked in.” Berglind said he originally heard of No-Shave November in Chicago. “I noticed it became a big thing when all of the Blackhawks started doing it for the hockey season. Now, tons of my friends and family participate,” he said. Berglind said it has become a fun staple of his year and he plans to participate for many years to come.

Ashley Zborek can be reached at azborek@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 268.


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A protester skates down the driveway to the Stone Center Wednesday during a rally and protest that began at Anthony Hall and ended at the Stone Center. The SIU Board of Trustees was meeting at the Stone Center for its executive session. Almost 200 protesters were present, less than Monday and Tuesday’s rally. GENNA ORD DAILY EGYPTIAN

As more than 200 students, faculty and community members — some dressed in costumes — circled the Stone Center and chanted, those inside could barely hear one another speak. The student-led and studentorganized rally marched Wednesday from Anthony Hall to the Stone Center, where the SIU Board of Trustees met. University police stood on the premises to ensure the rally remained peaceful. After rally organizers announced all trustees were inside the building, participants chanted “Don’t pretend were not here!” as they neared the windows of rooms where trustees were. A few students said they walked out of their classes out of frustration toward poor substitutes and chanted “You’ll never know, Cheng, how much we love them!” in reference to their striking professors. The rally was the third this week, and had the fewest number of people participate.

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Chancellor Rita Cheng talks with Todd Sigler, director of public safety, Wednesday before the SIU Board of Trustees meeting at the Stone Center. Campus police

have increased their presence since hundreds of students have participated in rallies across campus. Protestors stood outside and chanted during the meeting.


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Graffiti artist redefines medium as method of empowerment

Lewis Taylor, known as “Yams” in the world of graffiti artists, works on a piece Tuesday in the Free Forum Area near Anthony Hall. Taylor, a visual artist from Chicago who does CLAYTON ARMSTRONG Daily Egyptian Lewis Taylor, an artist from Chicago, says although graffiti is often misunderstood, he believes it’s really about empowerment. Armed with two spray paint cans and his own canvas, Taylor showed off his techniques and gave lessons to students Tuesday in the Free Forum area as part of an event sponsored by WIDB Radio. Mercedes Gomez, a junior from Chicago studying geography and a member of the Student Programming Council, hosted the event. “One of the things that Lewis and I talked about when we were scheduling this whole thing is that it’s about empowerment,” she said. “It’s about self-empowerment that you want to do something that you’re proud of.” Deonta Taggett, a junior from Chicago studying radio-television and a student who attended Taylor’s demonstration, said he’s glad he got a chance to see graffiti in a different light. “I misunderstood graffiti as an art form because of the way it was being used,” Taggett said. “It was a lot of fun and I’m really glad they put on the event.” Taylor has created many forms of graffiti art over the years, and said he likes to show off his work but also wants people to understand what the art represents. He said although many graffiti artists inspire him, the artist Slang, who

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collaborative and studio work, taught students about art versus vandalism. WIDB Radio and the Student Programming Council sponsored Taylor’s visit to SIU.

Taylor referred to as a Chicago “oldschool original,” stands out to him. Since Tuesday, Taylor has been conducting different activities on campus focused on his graffiti art. Gomez invited Taylor to Carbondale to show the students his artistic skills. Taylor held a seminar Wednesday at the Student Center discussing the history of graffiti and how it has transformed from a crime to art. Taylor, who has been creating graffiti art since 1995, said he observed many people tagging buildings. Taylor said he and a few friends developed an interest in graffiti. He said he had seen graffiti but did not know anything about it and there were a lot of people doing tags so he started doing it as well. “I was like 14, you know, and I was just doing skateboard tricks, just riding around and that’s like my thing to do and it was fun for me,” he said. “So around the same time there were many people doing tags and at that time I didn’t know anything about hip-hop culture or graffiti culture.” Taylor said graffiti is often associated with the hip-hop culture. “I think it was part of an urban thing like skateboarding, graffiti, rapping, DJing … all that stuff was going on at the same time, a lot of house music and breakdancing so it was all like interwoven into the culture,” Taylor said. Gomez said the event was originally going to be a single live demo of Taylor’s art, but it was his idea to extend the

event two additional days and include a lecture and a class. “In this lecture, we did not want to promote that people go out there and tag buildings,” Gomez said. “If enough people are interested, we can persuade the administration to give us a space for a graffiti wall and a mural.” SIU is not the only campus to host a graffiti art presentation. Other colleges such as Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Gainesville, Fla. host graffiti events and have actual walls on campus designated for graffiti. Taylor is set to teach a class about graffiti art today in the Student Center. Two sessions will be held and free supplies will be provided. Today, Taylor will also participate in “The Four Elements of Hip-Hop,” an event hosted by the Underground Arts, a Registered Student Organization. The event will be accompanied with a DJ battle, MC battle and an open floor for breakdancing. “We’re trying to create the understanding that (graffiti) doesn’t have to be vandalism,” Gomez said. “Vandalizing property is illegal, graffiti art is art, so separate those because they do come together, just understand that it’s not just a crime, but more of an expression.”

Clayton Armstrong can be reached at carmstrong@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 255.


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Hank Williams Jr. brings down house at CMA Awards CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press NASHV ILL E , Tenn. — Blake Shelton and Kenny Loggins opened an eclectic Country Music Association Awards with a highenergy version of Loggins’ hit “Footloose,” but Hank Williams Jr. stole the show. Williams appeared during the opening skit last night with hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who lampooned his recent troubles with ESPN and his “Monday Night Football” theme song. Paisley brought out an acoustic guitar and began his own version of “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight.” “Are you ready for an awards show ... This is rockin’ Bradcephus,” Paisley sang before Underwood warned him he might draw Williams’ ire. As they spoke, Williams quietly walked up behind the hosts to the roar from the crowd. Asked if he wanted to say something, Williams said, “No,” to the delight of the crowd. The theme of the night quickly became country crossovers with Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson teaming to win musical event of the year on “Don’t You Want to Stay” and Kenny Chesney and Grace Potter winning video of the year for their steamy “You and Tequila.” The Band Perry won single of the

year for their surprise breakthrough “If I Die Young.” On the red carpet, the genremixing was in high gear. Lionel Richie was the star of the night, receiving excited hugs and informal tributes from stars like Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Lambert, who posed for a picture with Richie. Kenny Chesney said he once gave a girl a mixtape of Richie’s songs in high school. The focus of the night is the entertainer of the year, where most of country’s biggest stars are featured. Jason Aldean and Shelton are new additions to the category. “Every few years you kind of start to see a changeover of everything,” Aldean said. “You start to see different people getting into categories they weren’t before. It’s like the changing of the guard a little bit.” The two rising stars got to the ballot by taking very different paths, but they’ve both created a buzz around these awards and in the industry. Aldean built his audience on the road, while Shelton capitalized on several high-profile events, including his role as a coach on “The Voice,” to raise his profile beyond the traditional country music audience. Both have had a string of hits, but with markedly different sounds. Shelton, the reigning CMA male vocalist of the year, is

a mellow baritone with something of a traditionalist approach spiked by humor. Aldean cranks up the guitars and mines a newer sound. They face Taylor Swift, Paisley and Keith Urban — all previous winners. It’s often de rigueur to feign indifference at award shows, but in this case both are openly appreciative of what even a nomination in the category means. “I still think it's early,” Shelton said. “I think the exposure I’ve had on ‘The Voice’ and hopefully the exposure I’m giving Nashville and country music in general is probably the reason why people in the industry said, ‘Hey, you know what? Throw that guy in there.’ I’m honored by that.” Defending entertainer Paisley, who co-hosted the awards with Carrie Underwood yesterday on ABC, said winning the award is just as cool as he imagined it would be as he patiently waited his turn. “I really feel like there’s only been 44 of those handed out, and to someone who really tries to entertain the people that spend the money on the tickets to a concert, it just felt like the award to win,” Paisley said. “For so many years I wondered if I would get that. And, you know, in that sense it’s one of the proudest things I've ever accomplished, being one of the names written on one of those plaques.”

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Cancer – Today is an 8 – Don’t let your phone disconnect you from being with your friends in person. Separate fact from bias. Make sure you understand the request before moving forward.

Libra – Today is an 8 – Stay objective, even as others lose their emotional rationality. Listen to the context of what’s going on, rather than the content of the words spoken.

Capricorn – Today is a 5 – Love is more important than money now. Refrain from impulsive actions. There could be some disagreement regarding priorities. Compromise is golden.

Taurus – Today is a 9 – Exceed expectations. As Dr. Seuss would say, “Oh, the things you can think!� Figure out finances. They don’t have to be stressful. You might find some money.

Leo – Today is a 7 – Don’t believe rumors until you’ve checked the facts. The Full Moon and Jupiter are both in your career house, bringing new, expansive opportunities. Craft some plans.

Scorpio – Today is an 8 – Find the right partnership and play your cards well for a possible income increase. Don’t go crazy while shopping. Just get the basics. Hang on to those chips.

Aquarius – Today is a 6 – You’re inclined to want to find out more. Pay special attention to the details, and build a solid foundation. Choose a partner with complimentary skills.

Gemini – Today is a 6 – Listen to an elder. Learn new skills and attract new friends. Make sure you keep your schedule, and your promises. Reward yourself with a fun evening.

Virgo – Today is an 8 – You’re the star of your own adventure flick. What rivers will you cross; what mountains will you climb; what evil will you vanquish? No formulas. Redefine “success.�

Sagittarius – Today is a 9 – You’re entering a yearlong power phase in your career, so expect a raise in status and income (but don’t count those chickens yet). Smile, and keep providing great service.

Pisces – Today is a 7 – Changes are for the better. The learning is great. Now’s a perfect time to write letters beneath the moon. A solution to an old problem becomes obvious.


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Apart from the emotional high associated with the 18 seniors playing their final home game and the cancer research fundraiser, Schweigert said the team needs to be prepared for an all-consuming game, as the Panthers also have something to play for. EIU head coach Bob Spoo will coach his final game Saturday after 25 years in the business. “I would think, for their coach being there for such a long time, that their guys are really going to want to play hard for him and get this last game,” Schweigert said. “I would hope our guys will match that intensity.” As Schweigert anticipates an increase in intensity, offensive

coordinator Kalen DeBoer said he expects the team to build off the step forward it took offensively against SDSU in its previous game. DeBoer said offense hasn’t been as consistent during the second half of the season, but thinks the team has something to build off. He said it was nice to be able to get back to an effective running game, which started with the efficiency of Hampton. “It was nice to be able to have a foundation to rely on to get some offensive yards,” DeBoer said. “(Hampton has) been what you want, and he’s made a lot of things happen on his own. It’s nice to have because you want your running game to develop a personality … and he gives you that running the ball.” Hampton carried the ball 28 times

for 167 yards and two touchdowns against SDSU. He is now only 167 yards short of the 1,000 rushing yards milestone for the year. With a win and 167 rushing yards by Hampton, two Salukis could find their way into the record books despite the winless month and a half. Hampton would be the 19th player in SIU history to rush for 1,000 or more yards, while head coach Dale Lennon could tie for sixth on the all-time wins list of Saluki football coaches with 28. After the game against SDSU, Lennon said the team hasn’t been able to get over the hump to close out games — a determining factor for the team’s lack of success. “It’s frustrating,” Lennon said. “It’s kind of been the trend of our season.”

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The Saluki football team prepares to run a play Tuesday during practice at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis will host Eastern Illinois University at 2 p.m. Saturday during the Black Out Cancer Game at Saluki Stadium. All proceeds from the fundraiser go to the American Cancer Society and Coaches vs. Cancer.

Volleyball gears up for last road trip of the season against Wichita, Missouri State SIU 1.5 games behind Drake and Indiana State for final playoff spot JOE RAGUSA Daily Egyptian Four games remain for Saluki volleyball in the 2011 campaign and any hopes of a playoff run have to go through what head coach Brenda Winkeler calls the toughest road trip of the conference season. “Everything about this road trip is hard, from the travel to the competition,” Winkeler said. “Once you get there, it’s the longest in-between travel partners as well. It’s a difficult, physical road trip.” SIU (9-14, 3-11 Missouri Valley Conference) will play their final road games of the season Friday and Saturday when they take on fourth place Wichita State (15-9, 9-5 MVC) and second place Missouri State (18-7, 11-3 MVC). Both teams swept the Salukis when they came to SIU Oct. 14 and 15, which could mean trouble for a Saluki team that needs to win at least two of its last four games to stay in the race for the final MVC playoff spot. “We’re focusing on it one game at a time, one win at a time,” defensive specialist Caitlin Schumacher said. “We need to just focus on getting the little things together so we can come together and get a win.” Schumacher comes back from a concussion she suffered after she collided with senior right side Amanda Arnold during practice two weeks ago. Winkeler

said Schumacher will help the defense that struggled in losses to Illinois State (17-10, 9-6 MVC) and Indiana State (1314, 5-10 MVC) last Friday and Saturday. “(Schumacher) takes some of the pressure of passing,” Winkeler said. “She’s also a quicker person in the back row.” Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Whitehead played in the back row for the first time of her career last weekend, but she was pulled after the second set of Saturday’s match against Indiana State because she committed eight errors. “She had a good week just working on some things. She had to take a deep breath and get right back into things,” Winkeler said. SIU will face a Wichita State squad that comes off a win against sixth place Drake (9-20, 5-10 MVC) Saturday, which helped the Salukis stay in the playoff picture. Wichita State’s shocker libero Sarah Waldorf was named the MVC Defensive Player of the Week after her 6.75 digs per set last weekend. “(Wichita State) has big middles that like to run around everywhere,” junior setter Rachael Brown said. “We’re going to have everyone really follow their hitters and get a big block and defense around them.” Second place Missouri State is on tap for the Salukis Saturday, and the only teams to defeat the Bears are first

place Northern Iowa (26-1, 14-0 MVC) and Wichita State. Missouri State setter Carly Thomas was named the MVC Player of the Week after she recorded two consecutive games with at least 50 assists and 20 digs. Missouri State middle blocker Kaitlin Jaeger grabbed MVC Freshman Player of the Week honors after she had 24 kills and a .347 hit percentage against Drake and Creighton last Friday and Saturday. “That’s what makes both of these teams tough; there’s no real weaknesses,” Winkeler said. “With blocking and defense, we can’t cheat and leave someone alone to double-team somebody else.” SIU lost its last eight games but is still in the playoff picture with four other teams: Drake, Indiana State, Evansville and Bradley. If Drake and Indiana State lose their last three games, SIU would need to win two games to force a tiebreaker situation, but Winkeler said the playoffs weren’t the focus during practice this week. “We want more intensity on defense,” Winkeler said. “The players said it themselves that we’re playing mediocre, and the teams coming in are playing better and much more intense than we are.”

Joe Ragusa may be reached at jragusa@dailyegyptian.com or 536-3311 ext. 269.

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Junior setter Rachael Brown sets up a spike during Saturday’s home loss against Illinois State at Davies Gymnasium. The Salukis will travel to Wichita, Kan., and Springfield, Mo., Friday to face off against Wichita State and Missouri State.


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Salukis look to blackout cancer on senior day CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian The Salukis are set to take the field at Saluki Stadium for the last time this season, and will represent the university with a different look.

SIU received special approval from the NCAA to wear black jerseys for the Black Out Cancer game, a campaign designed to raise money for cancer research, in part by the bidding of the game-worn jerseys. The new look will also put an emphasis on senior day, as the Salukis

take on Eastern Illinois at 2 p.m. Saturday. Despite a career-high running game by junior running back Jewel Hampton and three forced turnovers by the Saluki defense against South Dakota State, SIU hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been able to get out of its rut

with the continuance of a six-game losing streak. Defensive coordinator Bubba Schweigert said he expects it to be an emotional game, but hopes his players keep their composure. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The one thing you have to be careful about when you build so much

emotion during the week is that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re emotional for a short time, and you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t maintain it through the game,â&#x20AC;? Schweigert said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to come down to execution and playing with a lot of intensity, but it will play a part.â&#x20AC;? Please see FOOTBALL | 11


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