Pruitt signs with National Sports Agency

Former SIU tight end MyCole Pruitt signed with the National Sports Agency for representation in the National Football League. The agency represents 25 players on NFL rosters, two free agents and retired players such as former Chicago Bears wide receiver ... Continue Reading →

SIU alumni show off for NFL scouts

Former Saluki tight end MyCole Pruitt and running back Malcolm Agnew played in separate crucial games on opposite sides of the country Saturday. Pruitt played in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Fla. while, Agnew played ... Continue Reading →

SIU alumni show off for NFL scouts

Former SIU football players MyCole Pruitt and Malcolm Agnew played in separate crucial games on opposite sides of the country Saturday. Pruitt played in the East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Fla. while, Agnew played in the ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt to attend NFL combine

Former Saluki tight end MyCole Pruitt will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine beginning Feb. 17 in Indianapolis. Pruitt was invited to the combine after an offseason in which he earned many awards. He was most notably named to the Associated Press ... Continue Reading →

Pruitt to play in East-West Shrine Game

The journey to the National Football League has begun for some of the team’s best seniors. Senior tight end MyCole Pruitt will play in the 90th East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 17, 2015 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The game has featured ... Continue Reading →
Saluki quarterback Mark Ianotti makes a pass during the Salukis’ 44-29 loss against Illinois State University on Saturday
at Hancock Stadium in Normal.
Ryan Michalesko · For The Daily Egyptian

Positives can be drawn from losing season

SIU’s football season finally came to an end Saturday after an agonizing last six games. The Salukis started the season 5-1 with an upset win against Eastern Illinois and blowout victories against Western Illinois and South Dakota. The final six games ... Continue Reading →

SIU drops season finale to MVFC champions

Despite a strong second half, the Salukis fell in their final game of the season to an in-state rival. No. 7 Illinois State (10-1) defeated SIU (6-6), 44-29. SIU scored 29 points in the second half, but could not find an answer to the Redbirds’ ... Continue Reading →

Salukis hope to play spoiler in season finale

Although the SIU football team was eliminated from playoff contention with its loss to Northern Iowa on Saturday, it still has plenty to play for. The Salukis needed to beat seven Division I schools to become playoff eligible in the Football Championship ... Continue Reading →
SIU football coach —Sarah Gardner | Daily Egyptian

Change wouldn’t hurt the SIU football program

The SIU football team may have one more game left, but after yesterday’s loss the Salukis’ playoff hopes are as dead as disco. SIU needed to win seven games against Division I opponents to become playoff eligible, and after Saturday’s 40-21 shellacking ... Continue Reading →
Nathan-Hoefert-Daily-Egyptian

Northern Iowa crushes Saluki playoff hopes in blowout win

SIU’s playoff chances were dashed Saturday by a team that hasn’t won in Carbondale since 1996. Northern Iowa blew out the Slaukis on senior day 40-21. SIU gave the Panthers the win with 4 turnovers that UNI converted for 21 points. Despite the poor ... Continue Reading →
MyCole Pruitt

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 →
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