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 →

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 →

Lennon ready for fast-paced game

The Saluki football team isn’t exactly sure what they will see out of Eastern Illinois University’s offense during Thursday’s season opener, but whatever happens will be quick. Coach Dale Lennon said he expects a fast-paced game out of the Panthers, ... 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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