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 →

Saluki defense recharged for Missouri State

If defense wins championships, SIU football’s title hopes have looked bleak in the past month. Although the Salukis are near the middle of the pack in the Football Championship Subdivision in most defensive categories, their defense has let them down ... Continue Reading →

Week off rests starters, gives young players more reps

The SIU football team will finally get a break from the weekly routine of the season. The Salukis are 5-4 and have lost their last three games, all to ranked opponents. They also played without leading rusher Malcolm Agnew against Indiana State, which ... Continue Reading →

The (better) Tonys: SIU midseason awards

Saluki football is just past the midseason point and sits at 5-2, third place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. SIU was picked to finish fifth in the MVFC this year, and it is doubtful most people saw the Salukis put a beat on Eastern Illinois ... Continue Reading →

Tough campaign ahead for Saluki football

The Dawgs were ranked fifth by the coaches, media and sports information directors of the Missouri Valley Conference on July 29. The result surprised me, based on the offensive weapons the Salukis have, and the nine starters returning on defense. However, ... Continue Reading →
Senior outside linebacker Tyler Williamson, right, laughs with teammates Saturday after the final scrimmage at Saluki Stadium. Williamson, a captain of the Saluki football team prides himself in his leadership position. “I am constantly talking to the younger guys,” Williamson said.
Nathan Hoefort • Daily Egyptian

Senior linebacker set to lead defense

One of the Salukis’ nine returning starters on defense has turned into a proven leader on the field and sidelines. Senior outside linebacker Tyler Williamson is one of the faces of the 2014 Saluki football team. He is a captain on defense and is on ... Continue Reading →
Sophomore widereceiver Billy Reed, left, and senior cornerback
Brandon Willingham run drills during a morning spring practice
March 28 at Saluki Stadium. SIU will scrimmage Saturday morning
at Saluki Stadium.

Saluki defense will return nine starters

The Saluki defense showcased its talent at full speed for the first time this spring.  SIU football is through its first week in full pads and Coach Dale Lennon said practice has gone well since the team has gone to full contact drills. “It’s been ... 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 stun Illinois State

SIU football defeated No. 9 Illinois State Saturday, winning an ugly game 17-0 to ruin the Redbirds’ homecoming and perfect season. The Saluki defense proved to be the difference as it shut out a potent Redbird offense that averaged 39.6 points per ... Continue Reading →

Football recruits start to roll in

Saluki football is mum on the topic of mid-year transfers, but that hasn’t stopped any of the recruits from saying they’re coming to Carbondale. The mid-year transfer deadline was Jan. 15, which means players who signed before then are enrolled for ... Continue Reading →
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