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.
Aidan Osborne • Daily Egyptian

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 →

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 →

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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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 →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti passes the ball Saturday during the third quarter of the Salukis’ 34-17 win against Western Illinois University at Saluki Stadium. Iannotti threw 2 touchdowns and a career high 272 passing yards during the game. SIU will play the University of South Dakota Saturday at Saluki Stadium.
Nathan hoefert • Daily Egyptian

4-1 Salukis still need to improve

Saluki football pulled a win in its first conference game Saturday night, but only looked decent in the first half. In the victory over Western Illinois University SIU had to lean on a strong second half performance for its fourth win. This has been ... Continue Reading →

Salukis renew rivalry with Western

Two teams will meet on the gridiron for the 60th time in their storied history this Saturday. SIU and Western Illinois University will open Missouri Valley Football Conference play at Saluki Stadium. The series has been filled with drama. Of the 59 games ... Continue Reading →
Nathan Hoefert | Daily Egyptian

Fighting for his team

Coach Dale Lennon calls a play Sept. 20 during the second half of the Salukis’ 13-35 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Field in West Lafayette, Ind. Nathan Hoefert | Daily Egyptian About Nathan Hoefert Continue Reading →

Safeties split time

A freshman safety created a depth issue for the Salukis, but it is one they will be happy to deal with. Junior safety Anthony Thompson and freshman safety Ryan Neal split time in the Saluki defense. Head coach Dale Lennon said Neal was ready to play from ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti runs for a first down Saturday during the second quarter of the Salukis’ 13-35 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Plenty of positives in Purdue loss

SIU football took its first loss of the season, but can learn from it heading into Missouri Valley Football Conference games. SIU’s 35-13 loss at Purdue University was expected. On paper the Big Ten Conference team should have beat the snot out of ... Continue Reading →

SIU approaches toughest test

SIU football will put its perfect record on the line for its toughest matchup yet Saturday. SIU (3-0) will travel to West Lafayette, Ind., for a date with Purdue University (1-2). The Salukis have looked strong early in the season, but will be tested ... Continue Reading →

By the power of Thor the Salukis can succeed

Among the captains of SIU football, one player took an unusual route to his leadership. Senior long snapper Thor Hadfield is a Saluki captain for 2014, but his career with SIU started far from where it is now. Hadfield joined the Salukis as a walk-on ... Continue Reading →
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Salukis trounce Trojans

SIU football (1-0) opened 2014 with a win in blowout fashion Thursday night. Head Coach Dale Lennon has been preaching to his players to make a statement all preseason. And his Salukis did just that in a 45 to 0 victory over Taylor University (0-1). “We ... Continue Reading →
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