Keith Suggs suspended from football team

Saluki football will be without a third defensive player Saturday because of another suspension. Senior cornerback Keith Suggs was suspended Thursday for his connection to the ongoing case involving senior linebacker Victor Burnett. Tom Weber, the director ... Continue Reading →

Smithpeters rejoins Salukis

Men’s basketball coach Barry Hinson confirmed in press release that Tyler Smithpeters, a sophomore guard from Harrisburg, is back with the team and will practice. Smithpeters said he was back from his suspension yesterday. But it was only until ... Continue Reading →

The dogs behind the Dawgs

For Vicki and Jim Blair, walking the dogs sometimes includes five leashes, excitement and crowds of people. The Blairs volunteer their time and 10 saluki dogs to SIU. Vicki and Jim, who live in Herrin, bring some of their dogs to the university for special ... Continue Reading →

Pulling all the stops for a sellout

With expectations rising for the football team, Athletic Director Mario Moccia hopes the number of attendees at Saluki football games is on the rise too. In 2013, the average attendance at SIU football games was 8,554. That is just over half of the full ... Continue Reading →

Breast cancer awareness brings hope to survivor

One breast cancer survivor says her illness has been a blessing in disguise. Dee Austin, a breast cancer survivor from Marion, has participated in events such as the Relay for Life and said she has noticed and appreciated media attention for cancer support ... Continue Reading →

Setty launches ‘#FreeTregSetty’ campaign, garners national attention

Athletic Department denies release until end of semester, academics play a part Treg Setty wants to leave SIU and go back home, but those in the Athletic Department say Setty won’t be granted a release until he finishes the semester with good grades. Athletic ... Continue Reading →
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