Defense picks up slack of dismissed players

The SIU football team’s defense has adapted during the last two games after senior linebacker Victor Burnett and senior cornerback Keith Suggs were dismissed from the team. The two players were released from the team  Nov. 10 for a violation of team ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hope to play spoiler in season finale

Although the SIU football team was eliminated from playoff contention with its loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, it still has plenty to play for. The Salukis needed to beat seven Division I schools to become playoff eligible in the Football Championship ... Continue Reading →
Redshirt freshman Cameron Walter carries the ball Saturday during SIU’s 40-21 loss to the University of Northern Iowa. Walter has taken the bulk of the carries for SIU in the wake of senior running back Malcolm Agnew’s ankle injury from Oct. 18 against Youngstown State University.
Sarah Gardner • Daily Egyptian

Walter emerges as leading rusher in Agnew’s absence

The SIU football team has been a run-first offense this season and utilized a combination of four running backs. That was until senior Malcolm Agnew went down with an ankle injury Oct. 18 against Youngstown State. Since then, the bulk of the running ... 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 →
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Northern Iowa crushes Saluki playoff hopes in blowout win

SIU’s playoff chances were dashed Saturday by a team that hasn’t won in Carbondale since 1996. Northern Iowa blew out the Slaukis on senior day 40-21. SIU gave the Panthers the win with 4 turnovers that UNI converted for 21 points. Despite the poor ... Continue Reading →
Herrin’s Brent Milner runs downfield for a touchdown Saturday during the Tigers’ 28-7 win against the Carterville Lions at Lions Field in Carterville. After three quarters, the game was tied at 7, but Herrin then scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter for the win in the IHSA Class 4A Quarterfinal. The Tigers advanced to the IHSA Class 4A Football Semifinals and will play Rochester High School Saturday in Herrin.
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian

Herrin knocks off Carterville in battle of Williamson County

The last time Herrin High School and Carterville High School met on the football field, most current high school students had not yet been born. Saturday afternoon, the two schools met in Carterville with a trip to the Illinois High School Association ... Continue Reading →

IHSA Playoffs: Carterville, Herrin meet for the first time in 18 years

Six Carbondale area high school football teams made the Illinois High School Association playoffs this year, but just two remain. The third installment of the IHSA playoffs brings the Carbondale area one game this weekend. However, that one game may just ... 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 →

Football a family tradition for five Salukis

Football runs in the family for five Saluki players. Senior running back Malcolm Agnew’s father Ray Agnew, Jr. played defensive tackle for 11 years in the NFL. Ray Jr. played for the New England Patriots, New York Giants and St. Louis Rams, with which ... Continue Reading →

Two football players dismissed, two reinstated

SIU football released two suspended players from its roster head coachDale Lennon announced on Monday. Senior linebacker Victor Burnett and Senior cornerback Keith Suggs were released Monday. The news comes following the announcement that the two players ... Continue Reading →

Salukis sweep weekend’s games

Saluki athletics had an extremely successful weekend. Four sports played in five games this weekend with SIU coming out as the victor in all five games. SIU football defeated Missouri State. Volleyball won both of its matches. And both the men’s and ... 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 →

SIU defeats Missouri State 32-22

SIU kept its playoff hopes alive with its first win in three games. The Salukis defeated Missouri State 32-22 thanks to a fast-paced offense and a strong performance from freshman running back Cameron Walter. Walter carried the ball 37 times for 210 ... Continue Reading →

Area high school football teams advance to round two

Round one of the Illinois High School Association football playoffs brought plenty of excitement to the Carbondale area. These games ended the football careers of some young men, while others remain alive to fight for the right to play another week. Anna-Jonesboro ... 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 →
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