Sycamores all but kill Saluki playoff hopes

SIU football lost its third straight game Saturday, but this time on its home turf. The Indiana State Sycamores moved the ball on the ground and through the air to defeat SIU 41-26 . Indiana State Quarterback, senior Mike Perish led the Sycamores with ... Continue Reading →

Salukis, Sycamores renew rivalry for 52nd time

SIU and Indiana State will write a new chapter in their football rivalry as they take the gridiron for the 52nd time. The two universities have a dynamic history on the field. With the record at 27-24, the all-time series has been close, with a slight ... Continue Reading →

Homecoming foe will pass heavily

Saluki football will not catch a break in its next game. No. 24 Indiana State (4-3, 1-2) will travel to Carbondale for a Missouri Valley Football Conference collision Saturday against No. 19 SIU. Indiana State has been a surprise this season. In 2013 ... Continue Reading →

Soft scheduling may haunt Salukis

SIU football’s 2013 season started with an eight-point loss to Illinois which looked like a “good loss,” if there is such a thing. After all, Illinois plays in a higher subdivision of Division I football. The 2014 season started with a 45-point ... Continue Reading →

Saluki offensive line sets strong foundation

The old adage ‘football games are won and lost in the trenches’ rings true for SIU. Saluki football has had a nice offensive season. Senior running back Malcolm Agnew is No. 11 in rushing touchdowns in the Football Championship Subdivision, and junior ... Continue Reading →

Committee of running backs will split carries

Senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the next two weeks with an ankle injury, but SIU has a group of rushers to bridge the gap. Coach Dale Lennon said four players, Seniors Mika’il McCall, Ken Malcome, Tay Willis, and redshirt freshman Cameron ... Continue Reading →

Agnew family suffers two football setbacks

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Malcolm Agnew to have MRI on injured left ankle Wednesday

Saluki football will be without its leading rusher for Saturday’s Homecoming game. SIU football coach Dale Lennon announced at his Monday press conference senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the game against Indiana State with a foot injury. “I’m ... Continue Reading →

Ray Agnew waived by Browns

The Cleveland Browns and a former Saluki parted ways on Monday. Cleveland’s General Manager Ray Farmer announced the team waived former SIU fullback Ray Agnew and signed fullback Kiero Small from its practice team. Agnew had 2 receptions for 15 ... Continue Reading →

Salukis’ playoff window closing, not shut

Qualifying for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs is a task with simple requirements: win your conference or seven Division I games. SIU football sits at 5-3 on the season and fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference. With back-to-back losses ... Continue Reading →

Penguins freeze Salukis

For the first time this season SIU has lost back-to-back games. SIU (5-3, 2-2) fell to Youngstown State (5-2, 2-1) 26-14 Saturday.  Youngstown dominated SIU in the first half to put the Salukis in an early hole. Youngstown State scored on its first three ... 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 →

The (better) Tonys: SIU midseason awards

Saluki football is just past the midseason point and sits at 5-2, third place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. SIU was picked to finish fifth in the MVFC this year, and it is doubtful most people saw the Salukis put a beat on Eastern Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall to Bison 38-10

The Salukis lost their first conference game at the hands of the Football Championship Subdivision’s No. 1 team. North Dakota State defeated SIU 38-10 in Fargo on Saturday to extend its record win streak to 30 games. The Bison finished with 426 yards ... 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 →
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