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 →

Hampton undrafted, signs with San Francisco 49ers

Although his name was not called at the NFL Draft, Jewel Hampton is now a member of an NFL team. The junior running back agreed to a contract with the San Francisco 49ers in the hours following the draft’s completion. Hampton joins a team with an ... Continue Reading →

Spring football practice begins

Lennon: Improvements to be made This week marks the beginning of spring practices for the SIU football team, and with it comes the optimism of a fresh start. While Saluki fans’ minds may be focused on the upcoming season, the players and coaches said ... Continue Reading →

Football recruits start to roll in

Saluki football is mum on the topic of mid-year transfers, but that hasn’t stopped any of the recruits from saying they’re coming to Carbondale. The mid-year transfer deadline was Jan. 15, which means players who signed before then are enrolled for ... Continue Reading →

Hampton bolts to the NFL

Jewel Hampton’s stint with the Salukis comes to a close as the transfer from Iowa decides to make a run to the NFL. Hampton declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft Jan. 17 and signed with an agent, closing a one-year career at SIU where Hampton ... Continue Reading →

Saluki running back could leave for NFL

Saluki running back Jewel Hampton will test the waters of the NFL. Hampton signed on to train with the St. Vincent Sports Performance facility with 14 other potential draftees, according to a press release from the facility. “This facility only ... Continue Reading →
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