Senior kicker Chaz Centore, center, heads out of the away locker room Saturday during West Frankfort High School’s 26-21 win against Benton High School at Tabor Field in Benton. Centore has what he most often describes as bilateral brachial plexus, which leaves him with underdeveloped arms. “I don’t limit myself on and off the field,” Centone said. “I always try my best when kicking.”

Frankfort kicker overcomes adversity

Chaz Centore is very much a typical high school junior. On a typical day, he wakes up, gets to school as late as he can without being tardy, goes to football practice and goes home to do homework, play video games or hang out with friends. There is one ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti passes the ball Saturday during the third quarter of the Salukis’ 34-17 win against Western Illinois University at Saluki Stadium. Iannotti threw 2 touchdowns and a career high 272 passing yards during the game. SIU will play the University of South Dakota Saturday at Saluki Stadium.
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4-1 Salukis still need to improve

Saluki football pulled a win in its first conference game Saturday night, but only looked decent in the first half. In the victory over Western Illinois University SIU had to lean on a strong second half performance for its fourth win. This has been ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat Leathernecks 34-17

SIU football bounced back from its first loss of the season with a victory in the conference opener. No. 16 SIU (4-1, 1-0) beat Western Illinois University (2-3, 0-1) 34-17 Saturday night thanks to another strong second-half performance. The Salukis outscored ... Continue Reading →

The Missouri Valley: The SEC of the FCS

College football has been slammed by some pundits for a lack of inclusiveness and equality, as the same conference seems to appear in the championship game yearly. The Southeastern Conference of the Football Bowl Subdivision won seven consecutive national ... Continue Reading →

Salukis renew rivalry with Western

Two teams will meet on the gridiron for the 60th time in their storied history this Saturday. SIU and Western Illinois University will open Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Saluki Stadium. The series has been filled with drama. Of the 59 games ... Continue Reading →

SIU opens MVFC season against Western Illinois

The Salukis will square up against one of their oldest rivals in this season’s opener. SIU (3-1) hosts Western Illinois University (2-2) in Saturday’s game. It also marks the start of the Missouri Valley Football Conference season for each team. SIU ... Continue Reading →
Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt catches the ball for a first down Sept. 20 during the first half of the Salukis’ 35-13 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Field in West Lafayette, Ind.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Pruitt can do it all on the field

There is one thing that means more than anything to the Salukis’ starting tight end that has not been accomplished during his time here. The Salukis have not reached the postseason during tight end MyCole Pruitt’s time at SIU. “[Making the postseason] ... Continue Reading →
The Flying Salukis fly over Saluki Stadium Aug. 28 to commemorate the start of the season.

Question and answer with Ray Agnew

Not many people get to live out their dreams, but a former Saluki fullback is doing it. Ray Agnew left the Saluki football team in 2013, his next stop was one many wouldn’t have guessed. Agnew signed with the Cleveland Browns and made the final roster ... Continue Reading →

Safeties split time

A freshman safety created a depth issue for the Salukis, but it is one they will be happy to deal with. Junior safety Anthony Thompson and freshman safety Ryan Neal split time in the Saluki defense. Head coach Dale Lennon said Neal was ready to play from ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti runs for a first down Saturday during the second quarter of the Salukis’ 13-35 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Plenty of positives in Purdue loss

SIU football took its first loss of the season, but can learn from it heading into Missouri Valley Football Conference games. SIU’s 35-13 loss at Purdue University was expected. On paper the Big Ten Conference team should have beat the snot out of ... Continue Reading →

SIU approaches toughest test

SIU football will put its perfect record on the line for its toughest matchup yet Saturday. SIU (3-0) will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for a date with Purdue University (1-2). The Salukis have looked strong early in the season, but will be tested ... Continue Reading →
Freshman fullback Hans Carmien laughs with teammates Saturday during the second half of the Southeast Missouri State University game at Saluki Stadium. Carmien is the youngest offensive starter for the Salukis this season.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Redshirt freshman fills in at fullback

Ray Agnew’s graduation left SIU with a hole on offense that has been filled by a freshman. Redshirt Hans Carmien stepped in for the Salukis at fullback. In three games he has just 2 catches, but has already managed to find the end zone once. Carmien ... Continue Reading →

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 →
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