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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 →

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 →

Salukis dominate weekend play

Football wins at home  Defeating Southeast Missouri State 35-14, the SIU football team dominated both sides of the ball Saturday and got its first win of the year on home turf. The Salukis (1-2) had control of the game almost immediately and scored on ... 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 →

Football drubbed by Eastern in opener

SIU coach Dale Lennon said he expected a fast-paced game, one where no lead would be safe, before Thursday night’s season opener at Eastern Illinois University. Lennon was right about the game’s speed. Both teams ran more than 90 plays, but the Salukis ... Continue Reading →

Football drops opener 49-28

The SIU football team had a rough night Thursday in its season opener as it fell to Eastern Illinois University in a game where the two teams combined for 10 turnovers and 23 penalties. Both teams started slow, as the Panthers were content to throw screen ... 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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