Agnew family suffers two football setbacks

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Malcolm Agnew to miss homecoming game

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. Lennon ... 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 →
Lewis Marien • Daily Egyptian
Murphysboro Red Devils head coach Gary Carter gives instructions to his team during practice Wednesday at Murphysboro High School. Carter, who has been head coach of the Red Devils since 2011, said he preaches focus and effort to his players on and off the field. The Red Devils are looking for their first playoff appearance since 1996. Currently, the team holds a 4-2 record. Murphysboro will play Harrisburg High School Friday in Murphysboro.

Red Devils eye first playoff berth since 1996

On the heels of its first winning football season of the 21st century, Murphysboro High School is focused on a higher goal. The Red Devils have their sights set on making the playoffs for the first time since 1996. After a 5-4 campaign in 1999, Murphysboro ... Continue Reading →
Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt talks with team members Sept. 20 during the first half of the Salukis’ 35-13 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Pruitt leads the team with 549 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. The Salukis are ranked No. 13 in the nation according to the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ Poll with a 5-1 record. SIU will play North Dakota State University at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Salukis stare down second-half marathon

The first half of the season is behind Saluki football (5-1), but so is its easiest stretch of games. In the final six games of the season all of the Salukis’ opponents are, or have been ranked in the Football Championship Subdivision top 25 and have ... Continue Reading →
Senior wide receiver Malcolm Agnew rushes the ball Saturday during the first half of the Salukis’ 41-10 win against South Dakota University at Saluki Stadium.
Agnew had 26 carries for a total of 131 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Second half spells success for Salukis

SIU football was dominant on Saturday, but only for the second half. The Salukis held South Dakota to just 78 offensive yards in the second half. SIU shut down the Coyotes’ good rushing offense to win 41-10. SIU improved to 5-1 with the victory, and ... Continue Reading →

Salukis tame Coyotes with 41-10 victory

SIU football remains undefeated in conference play after a blowout win Saturday. The Coyotes (2-3, 0-1) were able to hang with the Salukis (5-1, 2-0) all through the first half, but were no match for SIU after halftime. The Salukis outscored South Dakota ... Continue Reading →

Coyotes’ bark worse than their bite

SIU will be halfway through the season and are in a position to have just one loss after Saturday’s game. The Salukis (4-1, 1-0) will face South Dakota (2-2, 0-0) for the first time in the history of the two programs. South Dakota spent part of the ... Continue Reading →
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 →
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