Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt talks with team members Sept. 20 during the first half of the Salukis’ 35-13 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Pruitt leads the team with 549 receiving yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. The Salukis are ranked No. 13 in the nation according to the Football Championship Subdivision Coaches’ Poll with a 5-1 record. SIU will play North Dakota State University at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Salukis stare down second-half marathon

The first half of the season is behind Saluki football (5-1), but so is its easiest stretch of games. In the final six games of the season all of the Salukis’ opponents are, or have been ranked in the Football Championship Subdivision top 25 and have ... Continue Reading →

Salukis tame Coyotes with 41-10 victory

SIU football remains undefeated in conference play after a blowout win Saturday. The Coyotes (2-3, 0-1) were able to hang with the Salukis (5-1, 2-0) all through the first half, but were no match for SIU after halftime. The Salukis outscored South Dakota ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti passes the ball Saturday during the third quarter of the Salukis’ 34-17 win against Western Illinois University at Saluki Stadium. Iannotti threw 2 touchdowns and a career high 272 passing yards during the game. SIU will play the University of South Dakota Saturday at Saluki Stadium.
Nathan hoefert • Daily Egyptian

4-1 Salukis still need to improve

Saluki football pulled a win in its first conference game Saturday night, but only looked decent in the first half. In the victory over Western Illinois University SIU had to lean on a strong second half performance for its fourth win. This has been ... 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 →
Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt catches the ball for a first down Sept. 20 during the first half of the Salukis’ 35-13 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Field in West Lafayette, Ind.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Pruitt can do it all on the field

There is one thing that means more than anything to the Salukis’ starting tight end that has not been accomplished during his time here. The Salukis have not reached the postseason during tight end MyCole Pruitt’s time at SIU. “[Making the postseason] ... Continue Reading →
Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti runs for a first down Saturday during the second quarter of the Salukis’ 13-35 loss against Purdue University at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Indiana.
Nathan Hoefert • Daily Egyptian

Plenty of positives in Purdue loss

SIU football took its first loss of the season, but can learn from it heading into Missouri Valley Football Conference games. SIU’s 35-13 loss at Purdue University was expected. On paper the Big Ten Conference team should have beat the snot out of ... Continue Reading →

Fresh start for Iannotti at SIU

Saluki football had Kory Faulkner calling the signals this time last year, and SIU’s current quarterback was down the depth chart at a different university. Junior quarterback Mark Iannotti transferred to SIU from Eastern Michigan University in the ... Continue Reading →
Coach Dale Lennon leads the Saluki football team in drills during an early morning spring practice March 28 at Saluki
Stadium. Lennon said he’s excited about the offensive players that are returning for the upcoming season. “We feel good
about the back field,” Lennon said. “With Malcolm Agnew and Ken Malcome I think you have two quality running backs
that you can establish the run game with.”
JENNIFER GONZALEZ · DAILY EGYPTIAN

Salukis run into spring practice

   Saluki football opens spring practice When the lights of Saluki Stadium shine down on a dew soaked football field, it can only mean one thing. Football has returned to Carbondale. Saluki football opened its spring season last Monday with early ... Continue Reading →
Junior tight end
MyCole Pruitt is
tackled by Missouri
State University
defenders Saturday
during the Salukis’
37-27 loss at Saluki
Stadium. Pruitt, who
suffered a fractured
tibia during
Saturday’s game, will
miss the remainder
of the 2013 season.
Pruitt ranks second
in the nation with
601 receiving yards
among tight ends.
CHRIS ZOELLER
DAILY EGYPTIAN

Pruitt out for season with leg injury

The SIU football team suffered another loss Tuesday when the team announced that junior tight end MyCole Pruitt would miss the remainder of the season with a fractured tibia. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of SIU’s 37-27 loss against Missouri ... Continue Reading →

Athletes placed on award watch list

  The Salukis have taken two more spots on the College Football Performance Awards watch list for the upcoming season. Junior tight end MyCole Pruitt, senior punter Austin Pucylowski and senior linebacker Bryan Presume were chosen for the College ... 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 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 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 →

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 →

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 →
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