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 →

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 →

Saluki football opens season

It’s a moment I’ve been waiting for all summer. The Salukis’ sports season officially begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, with the kick off of SIU vs. Taylor University at Saluki Stadium. The Salukis find themselves in luck with their first game. Taylor ... Continue Reading →

The return of Mika’il McCall

Most people rarely get the opportunity to redo something in life they regret, but one member of the Saluki football team finds himself with that opportunity. Mika’il McCall’s 2013 season was cut short after just one game due to a disciplinary dismissal, ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti rolls out of the pocket at Saluki Stadium during
practice Monday. Iannotti was named starting quarterback for the Salukis for the
2014 season.
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Junior transfer will start at quarterback

SIU football has found its replacement for departed quarterback Kory Faulkner for the 2014 season. Head coach Dale Lennon announced junior transfer student Mark Iannotti will start the team’s first game of the season against Taylor University. Iannotti ... Continue Reading →

Salukis yet to name 2014 starter

Replacing Kory Faulkner will be a big task for the Salukis to tackle, but the pieces are in place to do so. The SIU roster has three players listed at quarterback: juniors Matt Vincent and Mark Iannotti, along with sophomore Ryan West. With the starting ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore tight end Shaq Findlater, left, goes up for a catch against freshman safety Charles Harris Friday during the annual Spring Game scrimmage.

Saluki football closes out spring practice

  SIU football held the annual maroon and white game Friday night at Saluki Stadium. Despite both sides giving their best effort, the game was considered a tie. The game marked the final official spring practice for the Salukis and is the last time ... Continue Reading →

Scholarships dig deeper than pockets

Scholarships can be the deciding factor when it comes to an athlete continuing his or her education after high school.  Some college athletes wouldn’t be able enroll if it wasn not for scholarships and few would be able to afford tuition if scholarship ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore widereceiver Billy Reed, left, and senior cornerback
Brandon Willingham run drills during a morning spring practice
March 28 at Saluki Stadium. SIU will scrimmage Saturday morning
at Saluki Stadium.

Saluki defense will return nine starters

The Saluki defense showcased its talent at full speed for the first time this spring.  SIU football is through its first week in full pads and Coach Dale Lennon said practice has gone well since the team has gone to full contact drills. “It’s been ... Continue Reading →

Lennon speaks on high school sports

The bond small-town communities share with their high-school sports teams is an important, yet often fading, relationship. SIU football coach Dale Lennon, along with Southern Illinoisan sports editor Les Winkeler and historian Bob Lingle, spoke Sunday ... Continue Reading →
Coach Dale Lennon leads the Saluki football team in drills during an early morning spring practice March 28 at Saluki
Stadium. Lennon said he’s excited about the offensive players that are returning for the upcoming season. “We feel good
about the back field,” Lennon said. “With Malcolm Agnew and Ken Malcome I think you have two quality running backs
that you can establish the run game with.”

Salukis run into spring practice

   Saluki football opens spring practice When the lights of Saluki Stadium shine down on a dew soaked football field, it can only mean one thing. Football has returned to Carbondale. Saluki football opened its spring season last Monday with early ... Continue Reading →

Saluki football acquires big class on National Signing Day

Head football coach Dale Lennon was able to get 28 players on National Signing Day. Of the 28 players set to join the program, 14 were on the offensive side of the ball. Lennon said he has a lot of confidence in the roster, which attributes to the balance ... Continue Reading →
Junior running back Malcolm Agnew carries the ball Saturday during the College Classic game against Southeast Missouri State
University at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Agnew led the team with 127 rushing yards, the most yards rushed by a Saluki since 2011. The
Salukis improved their record to 2-2 after the 36-19 win, and will play their first conference game Saturday against Youngstown State
University at 6 p.m. at Saluki Stadium.

Salukis run past SEMO in St. Louis

  Some 14,000 fans witnessed the first football game at Busch Stadium Saturday as a Saluki running back rushed for more than 100 yards for the first time since 2011. Junior running back Malcolm Agnew rushed for 127 yards and senior quarterback Kory ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat arch rivals

Head coach Dale Lennon celebrates with his team Saturday after the Salukis’ 36-19 victory against Southeast Missouri State University at Busch Stadium. Saturday’s matchup between the regional rivals drew 14,618 fans and marked the first football game ... Continue Reading →
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