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 →

Boatright a true All-American

It doesn’t take an award to prove Ken Boatright is All-American. The senior defensive end was selected to the American Football Coaches’ Football Championship Series All-American Team on Tuesday, but his efforts on the football field have been All- ... Continue Reading →

Boatright named an All-American

The American Football Coaches Association named senior defensive end Ken Boatright to the Football Conference Series All-American Team Tuesday. Boatright was one of four defensive linemen and 11 defensive players across the FCS to be named to the team. The ... 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 dominates in finale

A fiery halftime speech from SIU coach Dale Lennon propelled the Saluki football team to a 35-0 win over Western Illinois in the season finale Saturday at Saluki Stadium. SIU (6-5, 5-3) was unimpressive against the overmatched Leatherneck team (3-8, 1-7) ... Continue Reading →

Football looks for winning record

The SIU football team’s Homecoming matchup with the University of Northern Iowa Saturday offers the Salukis a chance to kick a battered rival while its down. Defeating UNI (1-4, 0-2) could essentially knock the Panthers out of playoff contention and ... 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 →

Football defeated by Miami

The Saluki football team kept within striking distance of Miami University for most of Saturday’s game, but it could never take control and fell 30-14 in Oxford, Ohio. SIU fell to 0-2 for the first time since 2001, but coach Dale Lennon said the team’s ... 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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