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Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Youngstown State Penguins

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Youngstown State Penguins

By Sean Carley

November 11, 2016

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...

Former SIU All-American released from Minnesota Vikings

Former SIU All-American released from Minnesota Vikings

By Sean Carley

November 8, 2016

The last remaining Saluki in the NFL is now looking for a new employer. Former All-American SIU tight end MyCole Pruitt was waived by the Minnesota Vikings on Tuesday. Pruitt was a fifth-round draft pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the highest Saluki pick since Brandon Jacobs was picked in the fourth...

SIU safety earns MVFC Newcomer of the Week award

SIU safety earns MVFC Newcomer of the Week award

By Sean Carley

November 6, 2016

One of the key cogs in SIU's defense Saturday was honored by his conference. True freshman safety Jeremy Chinn was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week on Sunday for his performance during SIU's 35-28 win against South Dakota. Chinn had seven tackles and his second...

Column: Making the case for both SIU quarterbacks

Column: Making the case for both SIU quarterbacks

By Sean Carley

November 6, 2016

SIU football coach Nick Hill surprised everyone Saturday by starting sophomore Sam Straub at quarterback, effectively benching senior Josh Straughan. The move had not been previously discussed among media members or — for the most part — fans as well. Hill said he put Straub in as a "spark"...

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the South Dakota Coyotes

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the South Dakota Coyotes

By Sean Carley

November 2, 2016

With three weeks left in the season, things are only getting harder for Saluki football. This week's opponent, South Dakota, is one of the most improved teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Two years ago, the Coyotes went 0-8 in its first season in the MVFC. Now they're 3-2 in the...

Column: The year of “close, but no cigar” for SIU football

Column: The year of “close, but no cigar” for SIU football

By Sean Carley

October 30, 2016

Somehow, Saluki football found another way to lose a game. Saturday saw SIU football have a double-digit lead erased for the first time this season en route to a loss. This type of loss confirms the team as one that is always just not good enough. Close, but no cigar. One piece of the puzzle...

SIU football leading Missouri State at the half, 21-7

SIU football leading Missouri State at the half, 21-7

By Sean Carley

October 29, 2016

SIU football is one half away from its first conference win this season. The Salukis put together three first-half touchdowns to lead Missouri State 21-7 at halftime. Outside of one big play allowed by SIU's defense, the Salukis have been in control of the game on both sides of the field. Missou...

SIU receiver serves as big-play threat despite inexperience at position

SIU receiver serves as big-play threat despite inexperience at position

By Jonathan Thompson

October 26, 2016

Sophomore wide receiver Darrell James has been one of the Salukis' best deep threats for the past two years and has continued to show improvement. But the Fort Worth, Texas, native is still a fairly new product at his current position. The 6-foot receiver originally played running back at R. L. Paschal...

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Missouri State Bears

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Missouri State Bears

By Sean Carley

October 26, 2016

After a brutal loss at homecoming to an Indiana State team in the bottom half of the conference, SIU football gets another chance against a lower-half conference foe. The Salukis will travel to take on Missouri State at 2 p.m. Saturday in Springfield, Mo. Last season's matchup resulted in a 73-26...

SIU football’s second-leading receiver out for season

SIU football’s second-leading receiver out for season

By Sean Carley

October 24, 2016

One of the key cogs in SIU's offense will not see the field for the Salukis' final four games. Sophomore wide receiver Jimmy Jones is out for the season after having surgery to repair a Lisfranc fracture, coach Nick Hill said Monday. A Lisfranc fracture occurs when the metatarsal bones in the foot...

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