Boatright a true All-American

It doesn’t take an award to prove Ken Boatright is All-American. The senior defensive end was selected to the American Football Coaches’ Football Championship Series All-American Team on Tuesday, but his efforts on the football field have been All- ... Continue Reading →

Rejuvenated student section looks to improve

The SIU student section has been underwhelming in recent years, but this season the group is instilled with a new spirit and aims to return to its merciless former ways. The Dawg Pound was once a terror at Saluki home games, but when things began to slide ... Continue Reading →

Coach Newton embraces career, team, competition

Daily Egyptian: Golf is different than most other sports because it has both a spring and fall season. Do you coach the seasons differently? Leroy Newton: In the fall, we are trying to figure out who our best five players will be for the final tournaments ... Continue Reading →

Boatright named an All-American

The American Football Coaches Association named senior defensive end Ken Boatright to the Football Conference Series All-American Team Tuesday. Boatright was one of four defensive linemen and 11 defensive players across the FCS to be named to the team. The ... Continue Reading →

Saluki Hall of Fame 2013 class announced

  The SIU athletic department announced the 2013 Saluki Hall of Fame class Thursday. This year’s class consisted of six former standout SIU athletes, including Jamaal Tatum, Arkee Whitlock, Cassidy Scoggins, Becky Lis, Joe Wallis and Tom McAneney. Tatum, ... Continue Reading →

D.E. Weekly Bark December 3, 2012

The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for excusing four players — guard Tony Parker, forward Manu Ginobili, F/C Tim Duncan and guard Danny Green — from Thursday night’s loss against the Miami Heat. The Spurs played five away games in the ... Continue Reading →

Ups & Downs

The 2012 SIU football season began with a wicked downward spiral, was paced by an exhilarating climb to the top and finished with Saluki fans, coaches and players believing the ride ended prematurely. While the goal of a playoff birth was missed by the ... Continue Reading →

Receiver discusses football team’s offense, future

Daily Egyptian: How do you feel about the quarterback position going forward? John Lantz: I think each year Kory (Faulkner) has gotten better, and he’s gained more confidence in us. I know MyCole (Pruitt) has been the main target in our offense, but ... Continue Reading →

D.E. Weekly Bark November 27, 2012

Former University of Auburn football coach Gene Chizik was fired Sunday, two years after leading the Tigers and current Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton to a national championship. Chizik was 33-19 in four years at Auburn, but the Tigers finished ... Continue Reading →

Saluki catcher leads young team

Junior catcher Allie Vadeboncouer was a Saluki softball team leader at the plate last season and finished the year with a .317 batting average while belting eight home runs and 51 RBI. As a catcher, she also helped the team’s freshman pitching staff ... Continue Reading →

Football dominates in finale

A fiery halftime speech from SIU coach Dale Lennon propelled the Saluki football team to a 35-0 win over Western Illinois in the season finale Saturday at Saluki Stadium. SIU (6-5, 5-3) was unimpressive against the overmatched Leatherneck team (3-8, 1-7) ... Continue Reading →

Football looks to end season on good note

The Saluki football team can no longer make the playoffs or win the Missouri Valley Football Conference, but a home win Saturday over Western Illinois University would give the team its first winning season in three years. To break .500 for the first ... Continue Reading →

Seniors prepare for final college game

While each of the SIU football team’s seniors will don his Saluki jersey for the final time Saturday, the men hope the game will be treated like any other. SIU (5-3, 4-3 MVC) was eliminated from playoff contention and a conference championship is also ... Continue Reading →

Freshman discusses quirky long-distance kick

Football Q&A Daily Egyptian: Early in the year you struggled, but you developed into a strong team asset as the season progressed. What did you do to improve? Austin Johnson: In the beginning of the season, I was a true freshman and kicking was really ... Continue Reading →

Bye week brings time off

The Saluki football team will use its bye week to catch up with schoolwork, prepare for next week’s Western Illinois contest and recuperate from a rigorous season. With only one game left this season, the bye has come a bit too late for some team members’ ... Continue Reading →
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