Redshirt freshman Cameron Walter carries the ball Saturday during SIU’s 40-21 loss to the University of Northern Iowa. Walter has taken the bulk of the carries for SIU in the wake of senior running back Malcolm Agnew’s ankle injury from Oct. 18 against Youngstown State University.
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Walter emerges as leading rusher in Agnew’s absence

The SIU football team has been a run-first offense this season and utilized a combination of four running backs. That was until senior Malcolm Agnew went down with an ankle injury Oct. 18 against Youngstown State. Since then, the bulk of the running ... Continue Reading →

Two football players dismissed, two reinstated

SIU football released two suspended players from its roster head coachDale Lennon announced on Monday. Senior linebacker Victor Burnett and Senior cornerback Keith Suggs were released Monday. The news comes following the announcement that the two players ... Continue Reading →

Committee of running backs will split carries

Senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the next two weeks with an ankle injury, but SIU has a group of rushers to bridge the gap. Coach Dale Lennon said four players, Seniors Mika’il McCall, Ken Malcome, Tay Willis, and redshirt freshman Cameron ... Continue Reading →

Malcolm Agnew to have MRI on injured left ankle Wednesday

Saluki football will be without its leading rusher for Saturday’s Homecoming game. SIU football coach Dale Lennon announced at his Monday press conference senior running back Malcolm Agnew will miss the game against Indiana State with a foot injury. “I’m ... Continue Reading →

Penguins freeze Salukis

For the first time this season SIU has lost back-to-back games. SIU (5-3, 2-2) fell to Youngstown State (5-2, 2-1) 26-14 Saturday.  Youngstown dominated SIU in the first half to put the Salukis in an early hole. Youngstown State scored on its first three ... Continue Reading →

Salukis defeat Leathernecks 34-17

SIU football bounced back from its first loss of the season with a victory in the conference opener. No. 16 SIU (4-1, 1-0) beat Western Illinois University (2-3, 0-1) 34-17 Saturday night thanks to another strong second-half performance. The Salukis outscored ... Continue Reading →
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The return of Mika’il McCall

Most people rarely get the opportunity to redo something in life they regret, but one member of the Saluki football team finds himself with that opportunity. Mika’il McCall’s 2013 season was cut short after just one game due to a disciplinary dismissal, ... Continue Reading →

Former Saluki thrower conquers Europe

SIU alumna Jeneva McCall has competed in two international meets this month and came away with a gold medal. Three-time National Collegiate Athletics Association champion Jeneva McCall traveled to Moscow, Russia to compete in the International Association ... 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 →

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 →
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