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 →

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 →

Salukis lose in last seconds

The SIU football team trailed for only seven seconds of its 16-12 home loss to No. 21 South Dakota State University Saturday. SIU grabbed a 7-0 lead with 4:07 left in the first quarter on a 7-yard flex sweep by sophomore wide receiver LaSteven McKinney. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis fall in defensive game

The SIU football team came out on the losing side of a defensive battle Saturday as it fell 24-3 to Indiana State University. The two teams were each held to 255 yards of total offense in the contest. Despite the lack of an offensive presence throughout ... Continue Reading →

SIU football finds self

The onside punt At the conclusion of non-conference play, college football teams hope to have established an identity. The rigors of a conference season can take a toll, but the knowledge of where a team’s strengths and weaknesses reside can be a major ... Continue Reading →

Secondary play crucial at Miami

Saturday marks the five-year anniversary of the last time the Salukis faced a team from the Mid-American Conference. In that game, the Salukis scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull off an incredible 34-31 victory over Northern Illinois. SIU ... Continue Reading →

Football drubbed by Eastern in opener

SIU coach Dale Lennon said he expected a fast-paced game, one where no lead would be safe, before Thursday night’s season opener at Eastern Illinois University. Lennon was right about the game’s speed. Both teams ran more than 90 plays, but the Salukis ... Continue Reading →
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