Playoffs could be in Salukis’ future

After Its 53-20 win over SEMO, the Saluki football team is off to its best start since 2007. The Salukis’ passing game clicked Saturday night as Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti threw 6 touchdowns to tie the SIU single-game school record. The Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Iannotti ties record in Salukis’ win

SIU rolled over Southeast Missouri State University to its third-straight win Saturday night. The Salukis crushed their regional rivals 50-23.  SIU ran away early from the Redhawks in a game plagued by turnovers and penalties. At the end of the first ... Continue Reading →

Coach brings changes to defense

Saluki football’s pass defense struggled in 2013, but looks to rebound in 2014. SIU ranked 39th in the FCS in total defense last season, and 73rd in pass efficiency defense. To help remedy the low rankings, SIU hired David Elson, a graduate assistant ... Continue Reading →

Regional rival SEMO travels to SIU Saturday

SIU football will look to extend its wining streak this weekend against its nearest opponent. The (2-0) Salukis will host (1-1) Southeast Missouri State on Saturday in SIU’s second straight game against an Ohio Valley Conference opponent. The Redhawks ... Continue Reading →

Salukis prove they are contenders

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SIU defeats No. 14 EIU

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Panthers will challenge the Salukis

SIU football (1-0) will tackle their first tough game of the season Saturday against Eastern Illinois University (0-1). The Salukis are ranked 25th in the nation, the first time the team has broken into the top-25 since October 2011. The Salukis will ... Continue Reading →

Herrin seniors power ground game

The Herrin Tigers’ offense is loaded and ready to keep running. Ranked No. 9 in class 4A by the Illinois Associated Press coming into the season, Herrin returns two senior running backs who gained more than 1,000 yards as juniors. Head coach Jason Karnes ... Continue Reading →

By the power of Thor the Salukis can succeed

Among the captains of SIU football, one player took an unusual route to his leadership. Senior long snapper Thor Hadfield is a Saluki captain for 2014, but his career with SIU started far from where it is now. Hadfield joined the Salukis as a walk-on ... Continue Reading →

Fresh start for Iannotti at SIU

Saluki football had Kory Faulkner calling the signals this time last year, and SIU’s current quarterback was down the depth chart at a different university. Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti transferred to SIU from Eastern Michigan University in the ... Continue Reading →

Salukis trounce Trojans

SIU football (1-0) opened 2014 with a win in blowout fashion Thursday night. Head Coach Dale Lennon has been preaching to his players to make a statement all preseason. And his Salukis did just that in a 45 to 0 victory over Taylor University (0-1). “We ... Continue Reading →

Saluki football opens season

It’s a moment I’ve been waiting for all summer. The Salukis’ sports season officially begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the kick off of SIU vs. Taylor University at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis find themselves in luck with their first game. Taylor ... Continue Reading →

Pulling all the stops for a sellout

With expectations rising for the football team, Athletic Director Mario Moccia hopes the number of attendees at Saluki football games is on the rise too. In 2013, the average attendance at SIU football games was 8,554. That is just over half of the full ... Continue Reading →
Senior Tay Willis, is transitioning to wide receiver for the 2014 season after playing running back for the Salukis in 2013. Willis had 23 catches for 173 yards last
season. SIU will play Taylor University at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Saluki Stadium.
photo illustration by Evan Fait • Daily Egyptian

Receiver ready to show off speed

The Saluki offense will be fast this season, and one senior receiver is ready to set the pace. Senior wide receiver Tay Willis enters his final season with SIU in a new position. Willis played running back in 2013, rushing for 321 yards, which was second-best ... Continue Reading →

Saluki gains equal losses for local high schools

Three area high school football programs faced tall tasks this summer in finding replacements for talent moving on to the next level. Wide receivers Brant Hill of Marion, Michael Aschemann, of Carterville and running back Phillip Frangello, of Carterville ... Continue Reading →
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