Forty players find spots on football honor roll

  More than three dozen Saluki football players received credit for their academic effort last season. The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced 40 student-athletes to the honor roll for the 2012-2013 season. Jason Stegman, a graduated long-snapper, ... 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 →

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 to end season on good note

The Saluki football team can no longer make the playoffs or win the Missouri Valley Football Conference, but a home win Saturday over Western Illinois University would give the team its first winning season in three years. To break .500 for the first ... Continue Reading →

Freshman discusses quirky long-distance kick

Football Q&A Daily Egyptian: Early in the year you struggled, but you developed into a strong team asset as the season progressed. What did you do to improve? Austin Johnson: In the beginning of the season, I was a true freshman and kicking was really ... Continue Reading →

Salukis lose in last seconds

The SIU football team trailed for only seven seconds of its 16-12 home loss to No. 21 South Dakota State University Saturday. SIU grabbed a 7-0 lead with 4:07 left in the first quarter on a 7-yard flex sweep by sophomore wide receiver LaSteven McKinney. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis keep playoff hopes in mind

The SIU football team must get a home win Saturday against South Dakota State University to keep its playoff expectations alive. SIU (5-4, 4-2 MVC) will need to win its remaining two games to enter the playoff picture, which is decided by a committee. ... Continue Reading →

Salukis host weekly block party

The SIU football team has a top-notch defense, and the statistics prove it. The Salukis have forced 22 turnovers (14 fumbles, eight interceptions) this year. That number not only leads the Missouri Valley Football Conference, but it also is the second-most ... 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 look to extend win streak

The SIU football team has a chance to seize a share of first place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference with a win on the road at Youngstown State Saturday. The Salukis (4-3, 3-1 MVC)  head into Saturday’s matchup fresh off of back-to-back wins ... 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 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 →

A look around the conference

This is the final week of non-conference play for members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Following this week, conference schools will compete amongst themselves to determine an MVFC champion. While the Salukis have started slow, here is a ... Continue Reading →
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