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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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