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 →

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 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 →

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 →

Football picked 7th in preseason conference poll

With one week before the team’s season opener, members of the Saluki football team are confident they are prepared for a successful season. However, the rest of the league’s opinion differs. SIU was picked to finish seventh in the 10-team Missouri ... Continue Reading →
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