Seniors John Lantz, left, and Kory Faulkner watch from the sidelines Saturday during the SIU game against Missouri State University. Lantz and Faulkner have lived together since their freshman year at SIU.
Sarah Gardner | THE WEEKENDER

Senior duo uses football to create lasting friendship

Saturday marks the last time 17 seniors will sport their Saluki maroon and step onto the turf of Saluki Stadium to go into battle in front of the crazed fans who breathe Saluki football. When two freshmen stepped on that field five years ago, neither ... Continue Reading →
Director of Athletics Mario Moccia walks off the field with senior quarterback Kory
Faulkner Saturday after the Salukis’ loss to North Dakota State University at Saluki
Stadium. Faulkner left the game during the third quarter with an injury to his throwing
hand, and did not return. Coach Dale Lennon discussed the injury Monday during the
Lennon Live talk show, and said Faulkner has a double fracture in his index finger. After
visiting a hand specialist Monday, Faulkner was told he would be out of games and
practice for four to six weeks. Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday, and both Lennon and
Faulkner hope for the best. “It’s going to be different having to watch,” Faulkner said. “I’m
still going to be a big part of the team.”

Senior quarterback out 4-6 weeks with injury

  The SIU football team will be without an important piece of the puzzle for the latter part of this season as senior quarterback Kory Faulkner is out four to six weeks with a right hand injury. The three-year starter suffered a fracture to his right ... 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 →
Senior quarterback Kory Faulkner walks to meet University of Charleston players after the Salukis’
defeated the Golden Eagles 31-10. Faulkner left the game in the second quarter after injuring
his left shoulder while scrambling to avoid a tackle. Coach Dale Lennon said Faulkner’s status for
Saturday’s game against Southeast Missouri State University is uncertain.

Faulkner goes down in first SIU win

  The Salukis came away with a convincing win Saturday at Saluki Stadium, but may have lost something that will play a major role in games to come—their starting quarterback. Senior quarterback Kory Faulkner went down with a left shoulder injury ... 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 →

Salukis fall short in Fargo

SIU’s football team couldn’t hold on to a late lead in its bout with defending national champion North Dakota State University on Saturday and fell 23-13. The Saluki offense sputtered as the clock waned, and NDSU took its first lead of the game with ... Continue Reading →

Football jumps to first with road win

  The SIU football team came into Saturday’s road matchup with Youngstown State with an opportunity to grab a share of first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Hours later, South Dakota State, which had yet to lose in conference, ... 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 →

SIU looks to upset Illinois State

A rebound win Saturday would be the best medicine for the SIU football team after last week’s 24-3 defeat by Indiana State University. Unfortunately for the Salukis, their opponents are the undefeated Redbirds of Illinois State University, who are ranked ... 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 →

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 →

Defense must control run game for win

The Saluki defense’s top priority must be to stop Indiana State University’s ground game if the team hopes to bring its win streak to three Saturday. SIU (2-2, 1-0) expects Indiana State (2-2, 0-1) to get the ball to star running back Shakir Bell ... Continue Reading →

Football holds Bears off for game victory

A defensive touchdown on the home team’s opening drive gave the SIU football team enough points for a road victory Saturday at Missouri State University, as the defense allowed only 6 points in a 14-6 win. Senior cornerback Emmanuel Souarin picked off ... Continue Reading →

Football to open conference play

While the SIU football team hasn’t started the year as well as it hoped to, Saturday’s contest with Missouri State University marks a new beginning of sorts for the team. Coach Dale Lennon has preached that teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference ... Continue Reading →
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