Salukis anticipate NFL, CFL pressures

With his news sending his mother screaming for joy, former Saluki linebacker Jayson DiManche announced his signing with the Cincinnati Bengals. DiManche joined two other former Salukis to sign contracts with professional teams last week. Former defensive ... 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 →

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 →

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 →

Salukis look to extend win streak

The SIU football team has a chance to seize a share of first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a win on the road at Youngstown State Saturday. The Salukis (4-3, 3-1 MVC)  head into Saturday’s matchup fresh off of back-to-back wins ... Continue Reading →

Salukis grab win in final minute

  At last week’s press conference, SIU coach Dale Lennon noted how a punt that is blocked for a score increases a team’s chances of winning tremendously. That statement showed its validity a few days later in the Salukis’ 34-31 Homecoming win ... Continue Reading →

What can Brown do for you

Imagine: It’s 2008, and Dale Lennon is just settling in to his new role as Saluki football coach after former coach Jerry Kill bolted for Northern Illinois University. With only a few weeks until signing day, Lennon and his staff are scrambling to put ... 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 →

High hopes depend on hot start

It might be the fresh feeling of a new year. Or maybe its the confidence that any old mistakes have been corrected, turning past losses into present wins. It might even be the smell of fresh-cut grass, though probably not for SIU; Saluki Stadium has artificial ... Continue Reading →
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