Pruitt to play in East-West Shrine Game

The journey to the National Football League has begun for some of the team’s best seniors. Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt will play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game has featured ... Continue Reading →

Football playoffs hamper basketball practice

Herrin High School’s football team has been a source of pride for the town, bringing residents together to cheer on the Tigers during their historic march through the Illinois High School Association playoffs. However, not everyone in Herrin benefits ... Continue Reading →
Saluki quarterback Mark Ianotti makes a pass during the Salukis’ 44-29 loss against Illinois State University on Saturday
at Hancock Stadium in Normal.
Ryan Michalesko · For The Daily Egyptian

Positives can be drawn from losing season

SIU’s football season finally came to an end Saturday after an agonizing last six games. The Salukis started the season 5-1 with an upset win against Eastern Illinois and blowout victories against Western Illinois and South Dakota. The final six games ... Continue Reading →

Herrin comes up short against defending champs

The Herrin Tigers’ historic 2014 football season came to a close Saturday. The Tigers won a school-record 11 games, but could not pick up a 12th that would put them in the first Illinois High School Association state championship game in Herrin High ... Continue Reading →

SIU drops season finale to MVFC champions

Despite a strong second half, the Salukis fell in their final game of the season to an in-state rival. No. 7 Illinois State (10-1) defeated SIU (6-6), 44-29. SIU scored 29 points in the second half, but could not find an answer to the Redbirds’ ... Continue Reading →

Tigers bring community together for at least one more week

Only one area team is left standing after last week’s showdown between Carterville and Herrin in the Illinois High School Association Class 4A playoffs. Herrin won the first game in 18 years behind an explosive fourth quarter that turned a tie game ... Continue Reading →

Illinois State is truly the whole package

SIU football’s opponent Saturday has been one of the biggest surprises in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this season. Illinois State was picked to finish sixth in the conference’s preseason poll. Since then, ISU has gone 9-1. Their spectacular ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →
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