Area high schools gear up for IHSA football playoffs

This weekend marks the beginning of the end of the high school football season in Illinois. The Illinois High School Association Football Playoffs are here. With each passing week, the weather will grow colder, the number of remaining teams will shrink ... Continue Reading →

Saluki linebacker core is built on depth

Injuries and position changes have put two of SIU football’s leading tacklers together as inside linebacker. Sophomore Chase Allen and senior Victor Burnett both have different backgrounds that made them two of the top tacklers on the team this year. Allen ... Continue Reading →
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Senior wide receiver LaSteven McKinney runs after a catch during the Salukis’ 45-0 win against Taylor University Aug. 28 at Saluki Stadium. In 9 games, McKinney has 12 punt returns for 207 yards.

Wide receivers make impact on special teams

Just because a player is listed as a wide receiver does not mean they cannot participate in other roles. Seniors LaSteven McKinney and Tay Willis make their biggest impact on the team through special teams, which is not their primary position. McKinney ... Continue Reading →

Week off rests starters, gives young players more reps

The SIU football team will finally get a break from the weekly routine of the season. The Salukis are 5-4 and have lost their last three games, all to ranked opponents. They also played without leading rusher Malcolm Agnew against Indiana State, which ... Continue Reading →
Senior wide receiver LaSteven McKinney runs the ball Saturday during the fourth quarter of the Salukis’ 41-26 loss against Indiana State University. McKinney had 7 catches for 55 yards during the game.
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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 →

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 →

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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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