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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


Filed under Football, SIU Football, SIU Men's Sports, Sports, Sports

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.

Former SIU linebackers sign with Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former SIU linebackers sign with Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

By Sean Carley

April 29, 2017


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Although they didn't hear their names called in the NFL draft, two former Salukis will still get to go after their NFL dreams. Former linebacker Chase Allen has agreed to terms with the Miami Dolphins while another former linebacker, Deondre Barnett, joins the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as undrafted free...

SIU’s football kicks off spring practice with first scrimmage

SIU’s football kicks off spring practice with first scrimmage

By Jonathan Thompson

March 26, 2017


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

The SIU football team played its first scrimmage of spring ball on Sunday after the originally scheduled Saturday scrimmage hosted at Carterville High School was rescheduled because weather. The Salukis ran about 68 plays on offense and defense full contact against each other at Saluki Stadium. Third...

Saluki football loses another assistant coach to the MAC football conference

Saluki football loses another assistant coach to the MAC football conference

By Jonathan Thompson

February 10, 2017


Filed under SIU Football, Sports

Tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Jay Nunez accepted the same positions at Eastern Michigan University under third year head coach Chris Creighton after only one year with the Salukis. Before coming to Southern, he spent five seasons at the University of Minnesota under former SIU...

For the second time in as many seasons, SIU football coach Nick Hill needs a new assistant coach

For the second time in as many seasons, SIU football coach Nick Hill needs a new assistant coach

By Athena Chrysanthou

January 25, 2017


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Saluki wide receivers coach Ashton Aikens has accepted the same position at Western Michigan under first-year coach Tim Lester. Lester announced Wednesday morning that Aikens will be joining the WMU program that broke into the national scene this season, finishing the regular season undefeated and...

Three Salukis named All-MVFC honorable mentions

Three Salukis named All-MVFC honorable mentions

By Sean Carley

November 28, 2016


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Despite not having the best season on the field, the SIU football team still had a few players honored by its conference. Senior linebacker Chase Allen, freshman running back D.J. Davis and junior offensive lineman Austin Olsen were all named as honorable mentions on the All-Missouri Valley Football...

SIU football wins on senior day with dramatic second-half comeback

SIU football wins on senior day with dramatic second-half comeback

By Jonathan Thompson

November 19, 2016


Filed under Football, More Headlines, SIU Football

The Salukis ended their season on a good note on senior night Saturday, beating Western Illinois in comeback fashion, 44-34. SIU finished the season with a 4-7 record, 2-6 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Southern had a night to remember rewriting multiple school records. SIU had...

Western Illinois leads SIU football at halftime, 24-14

Western Illinois leads SIU football at halftime, 24-14

By Jonathan Thompson

November 19, 2016


Filed under Football, SIU Football

After a solid first quarter, SIU football couldn't catch a break Saturday in the second against Western Illinois. SIU squandered a 14-3 lead and allowed Western to score 21 unanswered points to take a 24-14 halftime lead on the Salukis' senior day. The Saluki defense looked good early as junior...

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Western Illinois Leathernecks

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Western Illinois Leathernecks

By Sean Carley

November 14, 2016


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

The year is almost over and SIU football will have one more chance to taste victory this season when No. 23 Western Illinois comes to town. It'll be senior day for the Salukis, but they aren't the only team with something to play for. The Leathernecks stand at 6-4, 3-4 in the Missouri Valley Football...

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Youngstown State Penguins

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Youngstown State Penguins

By Sean Carley

November 11, 2016


Filed under Football, SIU Football, Sports

Fresh off its first Missouri Valley Football Conference win of the season, SIU football will have one of its toughest tests to date. The Salukis will travel to Stambaugh Stadium — affectionately called the "Ice Castle" — to face the No. 17 Youngstown State Penguins at 11 a.m. Saturday. This...

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