Trying out for my dreams

I am going for it. I am tired of sitting around wishing my days competing in organized athletics could be relived. I do not want to be that guy telling everyone about my potential of making it 20 years from now. It is time to put my money where my mouth ... Continue Reading →

Salukis winning but can improve

As the competition ramps up, the Saluki pups have had a rough time adjusting to tougher teams. SIU is 4-3 after last night’s win against SIU-Edwardsville and 3-3 versus Division I teams. In losses the team’s youth has been evident, but inexperience is ... Continue Reading →
Saluki quarterback Mark Ianotti makes a pass during the Salukis’ 44-29 loss against Illinois State University on Saturday
at Hancock Stadium in Normal.
Ryan Michalesko · For The Daily Egyptian

Positives can be drawn from losing season

SIU’s football season finally came to an end Saturday after an agonizing last six games. The Salukis started the season 5-1 with an upset win against Eastern Illinois and blowout victories against Western Illinois and South Dakota. The final six games ... Continue Reading →

Illinois State is truly the whole package

SIU football’s opponent Saturday has been one of the biggest surprises in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this season. Illinois State was picked to finish sixth in the conference’s preseason poll. Since then, ISU has gone 9-1. Their spectacular ... Continue Reading →

Successful weekend could spur Salukis’ season

The first week of Saluki basketball is best described as a microcosm of what the rest of the season could look like. A close loss on the road, against a good team, was followed by a decisive win on the road, against a bad one. This team’s consistency ... Continue Reading →
SIU football coach —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Change wouldn’t hurt the SIU football program

The SIU football team may have one more game left, but after yesterday’s loss the Salukis’ playoff hopes are as dead as disco. SIU needed to win seven games against Division I opponents to become playoff eligible, and after Saturday’s 40-21 shellacking ... Continue Reading →

Northern Iowa’s defense can cause havoc for SIU

Just two must-win games remain in the SIU football season. Unfortunately for the Salukis, the two opponents are anything but pushovers. No. 22 SIU will close out its home season with senior day and a game against No. 12 Northern Iowa on Saturday. The ... Continue Reading →

Young Salukis talented but untested

In coach Barry Hinson’s third season, he finally has a team of players he recruited and fit his style of coaching. It has given him a lot of measured optimism after two wins to open the season. SIU men’s basketball is preparing for its first game ... Continue Reading →

Saturday’s victory much needed for SIU football

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines adversity as a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune. Merriam-Webster could add the Salukis’ current situation to its list of examples for the word. The Salukis were without ... Continue Reading →

Salukis limp to Missouri State

It is make or break time for Saluki football. No. 24 SIU (5-4) will travel to take on Missouri State (4-5) Saturday for a must-win game. With three games left the Salukis have to finish the season undefeated in order to become playoff eligible, and unfortunately ... Continue Reading →

Last three football games will be stressful

SIU basketball started the season with something to excite the Saluki faithful, a blowout win. The 102-63 victory over lowly University of St. Mary was a bright spot for Dawg nation. It was a slight break from the train wreck the Saluki football (5-4, ... Continue Reading →

Dawg tired Salukis enter off week

After three straight losses and an injury to its leading rusher, SIU football finally gets a break. It is week 10 and most teams have already had their bye week, giving teams a chance to rest their players. Unfortunately for SIU, its bye week comes with ... Continue Reading →

Salukis approach pivotal game against Youngstown

The Salukis will not get a break after their first conference loss of the season. The No. 17 SIU (5-2, 2-1 MVFC) travel to No. 19 Youngstown State (4-2, 1-1) Saturday for the Dawgs’ second straight matchup against a ranked opponent. The Penguins’ ... Continue Reading →

SIU has a chance to snap the FCS’s longest win streak

What makes North Dakota State so good? Defense. No. 13 SIU football (5-1, 2-0) will travel to Fargo on Saturday to take on the No. 1 team in the Football Championship Subdivision, The NDSU Bison (5-0, 1-0). The Bison have won 29-straight games and the ... Continue Reading →

Coyotes’ bark worse than their bite

SIU will be halfway through the season and are in a position to have just one loss after Saturday’s game. The Salukis (4-1, 1-0) will face South Dakota (2-2, 0-0) for the first time in the history of the two programs. South Dakota spent part of the ... Continue Reading →
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