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Don Wilson, left, and his wife Leeta Wilson, center, of Carterville, congratulate Chancellor Rita Cheng after her State of the University address Thursday in the Student Center Ballrooms. Don Wilson, retired SIU vice president of financial affairs, said he appreciates what Cheng is trying to accomplish with SIUC’s financial situation and student enrollment. “We’re going in the right direction,� Wilson said. SARAH SCHNEIDER Daily Egyptian Chancellor Rita Cheng urged the campus community Thursday to work together in the face of what she called the stark realities facing the university, including budget problems and reduced state and federal support for higher education. “Our continued progress will depend, more than any other factor, on our ability to strengthen our collaborative efforts, including strengthening our lines of communication within our shared governance structure and taking pride in our achievements,� she said at the Student Center during her State of the University address. Cheng acknowledged the labor negotiations with the four Illinois Education Association unions but said little about it. She said she is extremely disappointed in the two strike authorization votes that have been approved this week — the Association of Civil Service Employees and the Faculty Association — because she thinks agreements can still be reached. The university’s bargaining team has made continuous concessions to the unions in attempt to reach settlements but settlements need to meet certain criteria, she said. “I remain committed to reaching fiscally responsible

solutions with all of our bargaining units, solutions that do not overcommit the institution, pass heavy tuition burdens onto our students, require large layoffs or tie our hands to make improvements to all areas of our university,� she said. Randy Hughes, a professor in mathematics and president of the Faculty Association, said he does not think Cheng’s description of continuous concessions is accurate. “Instead, what we got is they have tried to take away several things from us,� he said. “There have been tentative agreements, which were mutual agreements on different pieces and agreements to not change certain sections.� He said he is skeptical that everything has been done for the fiscal responsibility of the university. “All of the decisions about fiscal considerations are important to our group, and we certainly agree with that, but the precedent is more about priorities and we haven’t seen any demonstration justifying why it is such a fiscal necessity to short change the academic quality and academic missions,� he said. Please see ADDRESS | 4

A'shaun Thomas, a freshman from Colorado Springs, Colo., studying criminology and criminal justice, performs an acappella rap during Best Beat/Best Verse competition Wednesday in the Student Center Ballroom B. The competition is held to show off each participant’s talent in written verse and performance. The RSO Undermining Natural Degenerating

Evolution Regarding General Retrospective Overall Under No Discrimination hosted the competition and the winner was given a $25 cash prize and free studio time to record his or her own tracks. Thomas said this was his second time entering a rap battle competition, his first being Fight Klub, which was also run by U.N.D.E.R.G.R.O.U.N.D. Arts.

Water polo club suspended, punishment undetermined AKEEM GLASPIE Daily Egyptian Members of SIUC water polo club said they believe they were unfairly suspended from play after their involvement in a dispute at the Recreation Center. Members of the club, including water polo President Eric Engleson and vice president Jacqueline Bart, were suspended Sept. 13 for poor representation of the team and using derogatory language Sept. 12 in the Recreation Center sauna after practice. The club had meetings Tuesday and Thursday with the Sports Club Executive Council — an advisory group of seven peer-elected members within the Sports Club Program — to determine a punishment, yet nothing has been decided. Club member Sam Stein, a freshman from Skokie studying zoology, said members left the sauna when two unidentified men directed a homophobic slur at the team. Stein said members responded to the slur by returning to the sauna and exchanged words with the two men. “As a team, we should not have returned to the sauna, but we felt attacked,� Stein said.


s a team, we should not have returned to the sauna, but we felt attacked. — Sam Stein club member

Stein said one of the men threatened to have the club shut down. The players were notified Sept. 13 that their club has been suspended from all activity. Team members said they were not given the names of those who filed the complaints. What exactly was said in the sauna in unknown, but Shane Bennett, assistant director of recreational sports and services, said the official transcript of the incident contained derogatory comments from both parties and an expectation of the board’s ruling is unknown. Regardless of the ruling, Bart said she thinks the situation was handled poorly. “The school was wrong for suspending us without meeting with us first,� she said. “Their actions did not warrant such a reaction, especially since it affects the girls on the team as

well who were not even present at the time.â€? While Bart disagrees with how the team was dealt with, Bennett said this is standard procedure. “As soon as we found out about the complaint, we scheduled a meeting with the president and vice president,â€? Bennett said. “It is the same process for every club. We are just following the handbook.â€? Stein said he believes the team will be cleared from the accusations in the end. “We are a great team. We don’t cause problems with other people ‌ this person has a personal vendetta against us and it is not fair,â€? Stein said. Engleson said he feels powerless to help his team. “All we can do now is wait,â€? Engleson said. Aside from suspension, Bennett said the council could punish the team by cutting practice time or the club’s money. As of press time Thursday, the council has not reached a decision. Bart said the council will determine the club’s punishment within the week.

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ASHLEY ZBOREK Daily Egyptian Choosing a major is a huge commitment for some students because of the time and money that goes into their studies. Career outlook and financial potential are growing concerns of students during the past few years when choosing a major, said Jaime Conley, career services specialist at the Career Services office. “Many students are only focused on the financial aspects of a job; they come into school saying they want to pursue a career just because it is high paying,” she said. “It is important to choose a major that is of interest to you. Otherwise you will be miserable out there in the working world.” Conley said most students have a wide variety of interests and choosing a versatile major is best because it leads to more career options. She said students should keep in mind what fields’ people retire out of and what jobs are more prominent in today’s culture. Job availability is split equally between technological fields such as computer sciences and engineering and service careers such as education and communications, according to the Careers and Colleges website. Colleen Fielmann, an undecided freshman from Schaumburg, said it is difficult to try and make a decision that will affect the rest of one’s life. “On one hand, you want to do something you love, something that sets you apart from the average person,” she said. “On the other hand, you want to be able to provide for yourself and your family.” Fielmann said choosing a major that does not have a good occupational outlook sets yourself up for failure.


Occupations in education, healthcare, law enforcement, science and the trades are five of 10 career paths that have the most potential for job placement, according to the Careers and Colleges website. Jaime Conley, “Why do it if there is a slim chance of success?” she said. Justin Seibt, a freshman from Auburn studying radio-television, said financial stability was the most important factor when he chose his major. “Even though the career field I

am entering does not have a lot of job opportunities, I know that I am passionate and driven enough to make it happen,” he said. According to JobWeb – a website that offers free information and career advice for recent college graduates – a student should take their interests and

career services specialist at the Career Services office, said choosing a major based on job placement should not be the only concern for students. She said students should also choose one they are interested in. use that to choose a relating major. As their college careers go on, classes will become more specific and it will be easier to identify career possibilities. Bryce Webster, a sophomore from Woodstock studying psychology, said his personal interests rose above everything else when it came to

choosing his major. “It is way more important to be happy than to have a lot of money,” he said.

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Members of the four IEA unions passed out fliers to those leaving the address Thursday that listed unions’ negotiation issues with the administration’s bargaining team. Jim Podesva, president of Graduate Assistants United, said the members did this to show there are two sides to every story. “We do appreciate the progress the university has made in some areas, but there is a lot of progress yet to be done, especially in

Friday, September 30, 2011 negotiating contracts for IEA unions here on campus,” he said. Cheng said because of unpaid closure days last year, continuation of the hiring freeze and reductions in other-than-salary budget lines, fiscal year 2011 ended with enough cash balance to cover payroll and bills through the summer of 2011. With a permanent 2.2 percent budget reduction across campus for FY12, the remaining structural deficit was eliminated and the university entered the academic year 2011-2012 with a balanced budget, she said.

She said 75 jobs were saved because of the four unpaid closure days implemented in 2010-2011. She said there are 280 vacant positions across campus that will not likely be filled because there is no money to support the jobs. Cheng said the state still owes the university around $75 million and the fall enrollment decline of 1.1 percent cost the university approximately $1 million.

Sarah Schneider can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 255.

Killer cantaloupe, scary sprouts MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press MILWAUKEE — Avoid foreign produce. Wash and peel your fruit. Keep it refrigerated. None of these common tips would have guaranteed your safety from the deadliest food outbreak in a decade, the one involving cantaloupes from Colorado. Whether its sprouts or spinach, turkey or hamburger; whether the government doubled, tripled or quadrupled inspections, the truth is no food will ever be completely free of risk. And a few foods have become so risky certain people such as children, pregnant women and the elderly may do best to avoid them altogether until growers and the government figure out how to make them safer, some food experts say. An unappetizing fact: Although the current cantaloupe outbreak has been tied to just one farm in Colorado, it's at least the 19th outbreak involving that melon since 1984. It's also the first one caused by listeria, a germ that actually likes to be in the refrigerator and thrives in this fruit, which cannot be cooked unless you want to eat melon mush. Listeria also prompted a California farm to recall bags of chopped romaine lettuce on Thursday because

of possible contamination, though no illnesses have been reported. The greens from Salinas-based True Leaf Farms went to an Oregon distributor and possibly at least two other states — Washington and Idaho. So what should you do if you see cantaloupe on a salad bar or at the grocery store? Can you be sure all of the tainted stuff has been pulled from the market, since the last bad melons were shipped on Sept. 10? What if no one knows where the cantaloupe was grown? “If the store can't tell them or the restaurant can't tell them, I would not buy it at all,” said Chris Waldrop, director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America. Laura Anderko, a Georgetown University public health expert, went a step further. “Honestly, as a nurse, I would tell people don't eat the cantaloupe until this thing resolves itself,” she said. "This stuff happens because our system is not as tight as it needs to be.” The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has confirmed 13 deaths and 72 illnesses in the outbreak so far, has not told people to stop buying cantaloupe. However, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration cannot even say where all of the tainted melon went,

because it was sold and resold to many distributors across the nation. “When in doubt, throw it out,” is the CDC's advice to consumers who have any cantaloupe whose origins they can't determine. “Even if the cantaloupe is gone, you need to wash the drawer or shelf it may have been on” to make sure other foods don't become contaminated, said Caroline Smith DeWaal, director of food safety at the Center for Science in the Public Interest. Beyond that, each outbreak brings fresh lessons on how to make produce safer. And while some of these things aren't guarantees, they can cut the odds you'll lose at the food safety lottery. Some new tips food experts offered Thursday: — Shop more often and consume fresh fruits and vegetables within a few days. This gives germs less chance to multiply and gives you more nutrients from your food, too. — Don't just wash a melon. Scrub it under running water to rinse off any dislodged germs, and let it dry. If you cut it while it's still wet, “you may be sliding the pathogens more easily from the outside to the inside” on the knife, DeWaal said. — Keep the fridge cold, 40 degrees or lower. Higher than that can let germs grow.

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Faculty, administration turmoil hinders students’ educations LEAH STOVER Daily Egyptian The viewpoints expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of the Daily Egyptian. Although enrollment has increased this year and – as Chancellor Rita Cheng said in the state of the university address Thursday – SIUC continues to thrive in many departments, the turmoil between faculty and administration masks these accomplishments. As a student who has invested my education and finances in this university, I want nothing more than to see it succeed and the labor situation resolved. Two of the four unions have approved authorization to set a strike date, and like many students, I find myself wondering not only how I will be affected but how the situation affects the university as a whole. I have to agree with journalism professor Dennis Lowry and say despite the outcome, everyone is at a loss. In his letter published in the Daily Egyptian Wednesday, Lowry said whether the administration “wins� against the Faculty Association or whether the Faculty Association “wins� against the administration, SIU has already lost. “Things have been allowed to fester for 17 months, with faculty members teaching without mutually-agreed-upon contracts. Clearly, there has been a failure to bargain in good faith,� Lowry said in the letter. Faculty who came to the university to educate and enhance it now find themselves working without a contract in the midst of hard economic times. They have been forced to choose between


their students and their union rights, and the only outcome is loss. Students are now questioning whether they’ll graduate on time, and although the chancellor says substitute teachers would be called in, it’s questionable whether students will leave with the education they paid for. For an institution that prides itself on its quality of research, it’s disturbing administrators seem to think the resources to teach higher level classes are available at the drop of a hat. In an email sent to the university Thursday, the chancellor said she is committed to finding the best “fiscally responsible� solution to the labor situation on campus. She said there is progress at the bargaining table and the administration’s bargaining team has made numerous concessions to the four unions in an attempt to reach a settlement. I understand the university is experiencing budget problems and the goal is to save as much money as possible without taking away jobs. However, if unions do strike, the university may lose money because enrollment and retention rates may decrease. What about the freshmen who are in their sixth week of classes and — in the midst of their adjustment to college life — are burdened with the possibility their professors may walk out? What about prospective students? If the unions strike, the university’s reputation will be hindered for years to come. The possibilities are endless. I do not stand with the administration or the unions, but as a senior who hopes to graduate in May with the education I deserve, I simply hope a settlement is reached in favor of those who should matter most at this institution: the students.

Well, here we are on the verge of the perfect storm in the form of a large-scale faculty/worker strike. Hopefully such will be averted, as damage to day-to-day operations from a strike would pale in comparison to damage to the institution in general. As events are unfolding, I have a few questions on the strike and related issues that I'll bet many others share. Can anyone help us out here? What about the missing $93 million? How can the university be 93 million dollars in arrears in state of Illinois dollars for the 2011 fiscal year, yet continue to function as if nothing has happened? That is, all of the lights are on and university checks have not bounced. Did the university get a loan we didn't hear about? If SIU is really $93 million dollars in the red, why did Chancellor Rita Cheng make such a big deal about the furlough savings last year? The approximate 2 million dollars saved by the furloughs is but a drop in the bucket compared to a $93 million shortfall. Moreover, if Gov. Pat Quinn drove down to Carbondale tomorrow and handed President Glenn Poshard a check for $93 million, how would this money be spent? What if the $93 million doesn't materialize at all? Poshard indeed mentioned this as a possibility in his interview. How could the university function? All of this leads one to wonder if the SIU budget is really as transparent as the administration claims. That is, when such a large amount of money can seemingly just come or go, are everyone’s cards on the table? What about the strike and related issues? If Article 19 of the imposed Faculty Association contract doesn't abrogate tenure, can Cheng more clearly explain to those of us who have been unable to understand her reasoning on the issue thus far? In the event of a faculty strike, could some classes really be taught by administrators? Are there enough academically qualified administrators to do this if the strike were widespread? Although Cheng is well qualified to be in the classroom, would this be a good use of her time in the middle of a full-blown strike? Perhaps Poshard would head to the classroom, too? If so, what would he teach? I'd love to sit in on his class. What about the marketing and enrollment? Where do we stand with the


have a few questions on the strike and related issues that I'll bet many others share. Can anyone help us out here? university's latest marketing brainstorm of placing “an emphasis on academics?� I’m glad to see that we are finally playing the strongest card in our deck. However, other than the very nicely revamped SIUC website, how would I know I had experienced the new marketing if I saw or heard it? What’s in store here and how will it be used? How is the pricey new SIU logo going to help enrollment? Is the logo supposed to make us look smart? Although I had a nice chuckle over the “Inspiration struck here� signs that popped up during orientation week, the signs only lasted a week or two. Why? I had a number of suggestions for new signs, but I guess it’s too late now. And besides generating rather creative explanations for the enrollment problem, what exciting new plans are underway in enrollment management to make total enrollment next fall end up on the plus side? What about faculty position control? Is faculty position control at the provost’s level really a good idea? SIUC has some very smart deans who understand the needs and directions of their colleges far better than does the central administration. The provost may be in the best position to swap full-time employees from one college to the next, but why is it a good idea for him to tell deans how to distribute faculty slots within a college? That's one of the reasons you have a dean. The provost should respect the expertise of his deans and then hold them accountable for their decisions. Seems like a no-brainer to me. I fervently hope cool heads will prevail. The administration and the Faculty Association must ask themselves if they are really willing to destroy the fabric of this university with a full-blown strike. We’ll know the answer to this question shortly. Meanwhile, I'd love to hear some answers to my questions. I'm sure they have obvious answers, but I'm just not smart enough to figure them out. Michael T. Madigan professor and distinguished scholar, Emeritus



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BRENDAN SMITH Daily Egyptian This weekend marks the fifteenth Southern Illinois Irish Festival. The celebration of music, arts and Celtic cultural activities will span two days and three nights.

The festival kicks off Friday night with an indoor acoustic set by singer and songwriter Pat Egan and singer and fiddler Alex Caton. It's been ten years since Egan performed at the festival with former band Chulrua. The Virgina-based duo will take the stage at Andy's Coffehouse at the Church of the Good Shepard. Turley Park will host the festival's Celtic Fair Saturday and Sunday. The event will feature two stages of dance and music, children's activities, Highland games and traditional Irish food and drink. Carbondale natives The Dorians, singer E.L. Kurtz, mandolin player Ed Yother and bands The Rural Kings, Wil Maring and the Robert Bowlin and Banjovi will also perform.


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Southern Illinois Irish Festival presents Pat Egan and Alex Caton at Cousin Andy’s Coffee House

Southern Illinois Heart Work at John A. Logan College

Carbondale Main Street Community Friday Night Fair at the Town Square Pavilion

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” at McLeod Theatre

Jason Wonnell art exhibit opening reception at Longbranch Café Bawn in the Mash; Jessica Jo Jolly at Hangar 9 Dot Dot Dot at Copper Dragon Papa and the Moonshiners at PK’s Wolf Creek Hollows Scream Park in Caterville

Southern Illinois Irish Festival Celtic Fair with Dorians; E.L. Kurtz; Kevin Buckley and Ian Walsh; and Ed Yother in Turley Park

Nineties Daughter at Hangar 9 Funky Monks – a Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band at Copper Dragon Scandal and Bosco Brothers at Tres Hombres Right Cross and the Glittering Hand Grenade and the Hakks at PK’s


Southern Illinois Irish Festival presents the Kelly Band at the Varsity Center for the Arts

Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” at McLeod Theatre.

Carbondale Main Street Downtown Art and Wine Fair with KevO and the Jewels; The Black Fortys; Nighty Night and Tin Tin Can

Southern Illinois Irish Festival Fair with Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin; Bankesters; Banjovi; Rural Kings; and Roisin Dubh

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Tattoo addiction not so permanent SEAN MEREDITH Daily Egyptian The idea of tattoos being addictive may seem true to some, but tattoo artists and enthusiasts argue this is far from the truth. Abbygale Bierk, a tattoo artist who has worked at Artistic Minds for four years, said she thinks it’s a myth that tattoos are physically addicting. “Its more or less the idea of adding things to your body and decoration that’s addicting,” Bierk said. Jason Gillman, director of the Wellness Center, said he will host a workshop on tattoos, called Inked, in early October that will focus on how to reduce harmful effects from tattoos such as disease prevention and how to choose a good artist and design. Gillman said he does not believe tattoos are addictive mainly because it does not fit the definition of actual addiction. “To follow the clinical term of addiction, it has to be compulsory and you have to not have any control over getting it,” he said The Food and Drug Administration’s website lists different health hazards people should take into consideration before receiving any type of tattoo. Diseases such as hepatitis and skin infections caused by the staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria are two health problems that can be transmitted through unsterile tattooing needles and equipment. Bierk said health standards for tattoo shops in Illinois are very strict and her shop has had no health complications in the past. Usually when someone does have a health problem from a tattoo, it’s when they get work done by friends or go to smaller parlors that aren’t certified, she said.


Tony Smith, a senior from Marion studying radio and television, said he believes tattoos are addictive because of how many tattoos his friends got after they had an initial one done. Smith said he does not have any tattoos but has considered getting one for about five years. Gillman said he recommends students go and check out a parlor before they get a tattoo rather than make a split decision and take unnecessary health risks. The FDA site stated that allergic reactions to certain pigments and shades of ink can happen, but the occurrence is rare. Allergic reactions can also occur after years of having a tattoo and can also be troublesome because of the difficulty involved with tattoo removal. The site also said swelling or burning can occur around tattoos when a person has an MRI, magnetic resonance imaging, done. The site said some theorize this complication happens when metallic components in the ink react to the equipment but research has yet to confirm this. Smith said he believes he would have few health concerns if he went to a professional tattoo parlor. “I assume no one reuses needles anymore,” he said Gillman said the workshop would teach students what sterile practices to look for such as fresh needles, glove usage and sterilization equipment cleanliness. “I teach people how to select good quality tattoos, good quality tattoo parlors… and then also how to manage the risks associated with disease and how to heal from a tattoo,” Gillman said. Gillman said the Inked workshop has gone on for two years and is open to both students and the community.


Shawn Plumlee, left, of Pinckneyville, gets tattooed by artist Chad Green, right, of Zeigler, Wednesday at Karma Tattoo. “When I was a kid people would look at you odd if you had a “The three most important words when you’re looking for a place to get a tattoo is autoclave, autoclave autoclave … it has to be sterile,” Gillman said. Bierk said customers are most often worried about aftercare of their tattoo more than anything. She said her shop provides instructions, soaps and lotions after every tattoo is done to help ensure they are taken care of properly. “Once (a tattoo) goes out the door, it’s their responsibility to keep it clean and keep it out of contact with bacteria,” she said. Justin Evers, a junior from McLeansboro studying physical therapy, said he believes the saying

teach people how to select good quality tattoos, good quality tattoo parlors… and then also how to manage the risks associated with disease and how to heal from a tattoo. — Jason Gillman director of the Wellness Center

tattoo, now its almost weird to not have one,” Plumlee said. Tattoo shops are now regulated by the state of Illinois. “It’s as safe as going to the dentist,” Green said.

tattoos are addictive is completely true, but the reasons people get addicted to them can be different for each person. Evers said when he got his first tattoo he was a little worried about his parlor using sterile equipment and whether the tattoo ink would cause illness. He said he would never get a large tattoo such as a sleeve but that smaller tattoos do interest him. “I’ve got a couple friends with leg sleeves and arm sleeves and they love it,” Smith said. Smith said he believes addiction to tattoos depend on the personality of the individual and what each person wants for themselves. Gillman said the notion that tattoos are addictive is somewhat of a cop out for people who don’t want to admit they enjoy tattoos and want more art on their body. “I’m okay with people getting multiple tattoos; just make sure that you like them,” he said. Bierk said the tattoo removal process can be quite painful and

costly compared to a cover up and takes several sessions to completely remove a piece. “I really encourage people to really think about what they’re getting before they make a decision to get it,” she said. Evers said he has received four tattoos since the age of 19 and has never considered getting any one of them removed. Smith said if he did get a tattoo he regretted, he would most likely get a cover up rather than a complete removal depending on what he had in mind. “One of my buddies went and got it removed and that was a pain,” he said. “It was twice as expensive to get it removed plus twice as painful. I watched it a couple times and it was gnarly,” Smith said. “After watching that, I’d probably try and get it covered up.”

Sean Meredith can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 259.

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Pisces â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Today is a 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A nice adventure calls. It may not require traveling very far, but it will definitely take a strong imagination and willingness to fail. Then success is possible.


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WIU has played tough competition against ranked Missouri and Northern Iowa, but their offense continues to struggle as they average less than 13 points per game. The Leathernecks’ offense has heavily relied on its top two weapons, junior running back Caulton Ray and senior wide receiver Terriun Crump. Ray has averaged 81.7 rushing yards per game, while

Crump has averaged more than 100 receiving yards per game. Lennon compared Crump to Missouri State’s wide receiver Jermaine Saffold, who had five catches for 122 yards and one touchdown in the Salukis’ home opener. Senior safety Mike McElroy said the mixture of the two players could prove troublesome if the Saluki defense continues to have problems with open-field tackles. He said the defense has allowed too many big plays throughout the

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past two seasons, and both of these players have big-play potential. “(Crump’s) a guy we have to bottle up and know where he’s at, at all times,” McElroy said. “Last year, at home, we gave up two or three big plays to these guys and really kept them in the game when we could have put our foot on their throat.” The Salukis allowed 343 passing yards in the 20-10 victory in 2010. Sophomore outside linebacker E.J. Clark said conference games tend to be unpredictable due to

the amount of weight each one carries. He said there are a few kinks the team needs to work out from its game against MSU, but most importantly, they need to be prepared for Saturday afternoon’s game in Hanson Stadium. “You definitely just have to be focused out there and be ready to go at all times, and expect the unexpected,” Clark said.

Cory Downer can be reached at or 536-3311 ext. 256.




“(Sitting out) gives me time to keep working on my jump shot and time to study the game more,” Jackson said. With an underclassmen-filled team, the former Cowboy could provide a key-scoring punch in the future of the Salukis.

Akeem Glaspie can be reached at or at 536-3311 ext. 269.

Cross-country to measure talent at Louisville NAREG KURTJIAN Daily Egyptian The Salukis will travel to Kentucky for the team's largest meet of the regular season after coming out on the right side of a sweep at the Saluki Invitational. The SIU cross-country team will compete in the Greater Louisville Classic Saturday at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky. Both the men and women will race against almost 30 schools, most from the eastern half of the United States. The men's race starts at 8:30 a.m. and the women's at 9:15 a.m as the first two races of the day. The Big East Conference team University of Louisville annually hosts the event, which includes a diverse group of teams throughout the region. The Salukis will compete in Louisville's Gold Race, the event’s headlined race. Because the meet can include up to 300 runners, sophomore runner Zach Dahleen said it is important for the Saluki runners to secure a spot in the front pack from the beginning of the race. He said an SIU athlete tripped and fell due to the mass of bodies crashing into one another during the first turn of the 2010 race. “It’s definitely a crowded race; we’re going to have to get out fast,” Dahleen said. “That definitely changes our tactics.” Dahleen said during the race it will be more important to maintain position than to work to achieve a specific time. Head coach Matt Sparks said the start of the race has been stressed more than anything else as the meet approaches. “You’ve got 300 people that are all trying to get to the same place within the first 800 meters,” Sparks said. “Don’t be afraid to get knocked around or even to knock somebody else around a little bit; you’ve got to keep your space and if you don’t fight for your space, you’ll get pinched off and knocked down.” The men's cross-country team placed first of 33 schools in 2008, and team members have competed in the race before. Sparks said this experience will be beneficial to the team. In 2010, the Salukis finished in sixth place out of 38. Dahleen said the team plans to have a better finish this time around.


Sophomore runner Zach Dahleen, left, senior runner BradWrage, center, and sophomore runner Lucas Cherry, right, run Saturday during the “We’re definitely looking to improve on that,” Dahleen said. “There’s some great teams in there … hopefully we can be right up with them.” For the women, the team has seen a different first-place finisher in all of the three meets this year. Sparks said it will be an eye-opening experience for the younger runners.

Saluki Invitational 8K cross-country race. The team will compete in the Greater Louisville Classic Meet Saturday at the University of Louisville.

“Once again, with the young group, inexperienced group, it’s hard to really say where they should be,” Sparks said. “Hopefully they come away learning but also have some success along the way.” Sparks said the diversity of teams makes the meet exciting, as the runners are able to experience an elite level competition and race alongside many

teams they haven’t in the past. “For the guys it’s more of an excitement because they have been here; it’s a really fast course,” Sparks said. “The women are, I’d say, excited but a little bit more uptight because of the question of really ‘what’s it going to be like?’ Literally, every competition is a new experience for each of them.”

Volleyball returns to Valley play versus Evansville JOE RAGUSA Daily Egyptian Saluki volleyball returns to Missouri Valley Conference play this weekend as they host the Evansville Purple Aces (11-8, 1-3 MVC) at Davies Gymnasium. SIU (7-6, 1-2 MVC) is coming from a Tuesday match against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that ended in a victory through five sets, despite losing the third and fourth sets. Coach Brenda Winkeler said being anxious caused the team to lose two of the sets. “We didn't disrupt their offense

or put a ball out there that gave them trouble (in the third and fourth sets),” Winkeler said. Junior middle blocker Alysia Mayes is playing Friday despite ankle tendinitis that has been bothering her this week. Even with the injury, she was able to post a career-high of 20 kills Tuesday. “She was big offensively for us (Tuesday night),” Winkeler said. “We wanted a better blocking game, but we're happy with how she played offensively.” Sophomore outside hitter Jessica Whitehead also nursed an injury with her sore knee, but she remained third in the MVC with an average of

3.34 kills per set. She had eight kills to one attack error in the final two sets of Tuesday’s match. “I struggled in the first two games, hitting balls out and in the net and whatever,” Whitehead said. “(Winkeler) just told me to stay patient, keep working hard and don't let the team down.” Junior outside hitter Laura Thole had a double-double Tuesday with 13 kills and 19 digs despite only hitting .059. She is fourth in the MVC with an average of 3.28 kills per set. This match has double the meaning for Thole with the “Dig for the Cure” promotion Friday, which will raise money for breast cancer

research. Thole’s mother Diane was diagnosed with breast cancer during Thole’s senior year of high school and will be attending Friday’s game as a survivor of the disease. “That was a really big deal, and its really emotional for me because my mom is my best friend,” Thole said. Last season SIU split their season series with Evansville, marking the sixth straight year they have done so. The home team has won every game in that time span. “We know that they’re at the same level as we are; they lost to the same Drake team we won against (Sept.23),” Thole said. “(If) we play as well as we did against Drake it will be

a win for us." Evansville has senior outside hitter Brooke Maher, who had a doubledouble in the Saluki victory over Evansville October 22, 2010 with 20 kills and 11 digs. She is currently sixth in the MVC with an average of 3.12 kills per set. “She’s literally started every match since she’s been there; she’s definitely a key person who will get a lot of balls,” Winkeler said. “We're going to serve her a lot of balls and really make her work her tail off.”

Joe Ragusa may be reached at or 536.3311 ext. 269.








Salukis search for 10th straight against WIU CORY DOWNER Daily Egyptian The Salukis enter the second week of conference play with a beefed-up ranking and an undefeated conference slate. The Salukis (2-1, 1-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference) moved up to No. 12 in both the coachesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; poll and the Sports Network media poll after the win against Missouri State, and look to remain undefeated in the conference with their 10th straight win against Western Illinois University (1-3, 0-1 MVFC). Despite the Salukisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; search for the decade sweep, the Leathernecks have won seven-straight home games dating back to the 2010 season. Coach Dale Lennon said there is added pressure because it is WIUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hall of Fame and Homecoming game of the season. Because WIU has been so successful in its Hanson Stadium, junior running back Steve Strother said it increases the importance for the Salukisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offense to get off to a quick start. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not going in underestimating anybody, so we know what we can do and we know what theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got,â&#x20AC;? Strother said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We like what we got so weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just going to go in there and play the game.â&#x20AC;? Seven of the Salukisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; nine straight victories against the Leathernecks were by 10 points or less. Please see FOOTBALL | 11


Junior defensive end Kenneth Boatright prepares to tackle the Missouri ball carrier Saturday during the Salukisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 20-18 home opener against

Missouri State. Boatright had four solo tackles and seven total. The Salukis face off against Western Illinois University Saturday in Macomb.

Missouri Valley is not the first rodeo for former Cowboy AKEEM GLASPIE Daily Egyptian Former Wyoming Cowboy guard Desmar â&#x20AC;&#x153;Desâ&#x20AC;? Jackson transferred to SIU along with a former coach. Jackson, a 6-foot-5 sophomore, has faced some of the biggest names in college basketball during his time in Laramie, Wyo. Although it is not typically seen as a powerhouse basketball conference, the Mountain West Conference has three times as many NBA first-round picks as the Missouri Valley Conference in the last five years, with three to the MVCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s zero. One of the NBA picks was guard Jimmer Fredette, who reached cult-hero status during his time at BYU after leading his team in the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament, and then was selected 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. Jackson was able to hold his own during his freshman year against Fredette when he had 26 points and shot 4-5 from the three point range. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had a pretty good game, being able to play against someone who is in the league now,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even though Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m still in college, it gives me more confidence on what I can do (as a player).â&#x20AC;? Jackson arrived in Carbondale along with assistant coach Anthony Stewart, who spent the last four years as an assistant

coach at the University of Wyoming. Both Jackson and Stewart are natives of Ohio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coach Stewart was a huge part of me transferring to southern Illinois. He really looked out for me when I was at Wyoming â&#x20AC;Ś thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my dawg,â&#x20AC;? said Jackson. Jackson will not be able to compete for the Salukis during the 2011-2012 season because of an NCAA rule that requires transfers from one Division I school to another to sit out for one academic year. After averaging 14.6 points per game in the Mountain West last season, Jackson has the ability to score at a high level and he has made his presence known in practice. One person who has noticed Jackson during practice was Kyle Osborne, one of SIU basketballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team managers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Athletic, big guard, who can shoot well and pass,â&#x20AC;? Osborne said. What Jackson lacks in physical ability he makes up for in basketball smarts such as his ability to correct passes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the fastest or strongest player on the court, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crafty, uses shot fakes and ball fakes really well,â&#x20AC;? Osborne said. Having to sit out for a year could be seen as a detriment to a playerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s progression, but Jackson said he looks at it as motivation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sitting out is going to be tough. I love the game so much, so I just have to keep my mind right and know where Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m trying


Desmar Jackson jumps for a layup Sept. 14 during open gym at the SIU Arena. Jackson, a junior guard from Warren, Ohio, transferred to SIU after leading the University of Wyoming in scoring as a

sophomore with 14.6 points per game. During his two years in Wyoming, Jackson developed a close bond with new assistant coach Anthony Stewart, who spent the last four seasons as an assistant coach at UW.

to get and just remember why I came here. I have family to look after; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what keeps me motivated,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said. Time away from the game could allow Jackson to improve his abilities as a player, as well as learn more about the mental side

of the game. Jackson, who shot less than 30 percent from three-point range both years at Wyoming, acknowledged some room for growth in his game. Please see JACKSON |11

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