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Football goes beyond the field: Behind the scenes of SIU’s football training

Football goes beyond the field: Behind the scenes of SIU’s football training

By Ashlyn Ege, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2019

In athletics, the crowd will normally only see performance days or game days. Game day is important, but in order to make it there, players have to go through countless hours of training and practice. Without strengthening and conditioning, players would be at a higher rate of injury and would not be able to perform at their best abilities.

Salukis fend off Bears for four-game winning streak

Salukis fend off Bears for four-game winning streak

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2019

“I’m proud of our team,” Saluki head coach Nick Hill said. “I’m proud of our coaches and I’m proud of our team for coming out and executing a game plan and getting a win. Winning is tough; I say that every week and I am proud of our team continuing to learn and get better.”

Davis runs over Sycamores in victory for Salukis

Davis runs over Sycamores in victory for Salukis

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

November 2, 2019

The Salukis beat the Indiana State Sycamores 23-14, placing SIU in an all time 28-28 in the series against Indiana State.

Practice makes better as SIU powers past Youngstown State

Practice makes better as SIU powers past Youngstown State

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

October 19, 2019

The old adage is practice makes you perfect, and junior quarterback Kare Lyles said that the practices on Tuesday and Wednesday were the best they had this season.

Strong Redbird defense leads to victory over Salukis

Strong Redbird defense leads to victory over Salukis

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

October 12, 2019

The Southern Illinois Salukis fell 21-7 to the Illinois State Redbirds, thanks to nine sacks by the Redbirds' defense on junior quarterback Kare Lyles.  Prior to this matchup, the Redbirds (4-2, 1-1 MVFC) had won four of the last five against the Salukis including a 51-3 victory in 2018 which was th...

Blackout Cancer holds special meaning for SIU’s coach Kerri Blaylock

Blackout Cancer holds special meaning for SIU’s coach Kerri Blaylock

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

October 11, 2019

Blackout Cancer was started by SIU Football alum Mike McElroy to help bring awareness and support to finding a cure for cancer while helping raise money to provide funds for cancer patients in the southern Illinois area.

A heart second to none: Perseverance is the magic word for quarterback Karé Lyles

A heart second to none: Perseverance is the magic word for quarterback Karé Lyles

By Tamar Mosby, Sports Reporter

September 27, 2019

“In terms of preparation, he comes into practice everyday with a great attitude to learn and he really dives in. He’s always around the office, and he’s always watching film. He eats it up and lives and breathes the game," quarterback coach Blake Rolan said.

Lenoir: More than a leader

Lenoir: More than a leader

By Zach Kramer, Sports Reporter

September 16, 2019

“He brings light to the room,” Saluki wide receiver coach Nick Williams said. “I love how great his attitude is. He comes to work every single day. He consistently inspires others, and he definitely makes a positive impact on the room.” 

SEMO defense stifles Southern in football opener

SEMO defense stifles Southern in football opener

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

August 30, 2019

SIU fell to SEMO, 44-26 in the War of the Wheel game, with the SEMO offense putting up 529 yards of offense against the Salukis.

Football: Hill finalizes coaching staff after 2-9 season

Football: Hill finalizes coaching staff after 2-9 season

By Adam Warfel, Sports Editor

January 17, 2019

After a rough season for Saluki Football (2-9,) SIU Football Head Coach Nick Hill dismissed the team's defensive coordinator, defensive line coach, cornerbacks coach and quarterbacks coach in attempt to pave the way for a better season next fall. 

SIU falls to SEMO during War of the Wheel rivalry game

SIU falls to SEMO during War of the Wheel rivalry game

By Adam Warfel, Sports Reporter

September 16, 2018

The SIU football team lost 48-44 to the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks Saturday night at Saluki Stadium in the annual War of the Wheel Rivalry game.

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