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Column: Saluki football lacks cohesion necessary to be MVFC contender

Column: Saluki football lacks cohesion necessary to be MVFC contender

By Sean Carley

October 23, 2016

SIU football's homecoming loss to Indiana State on Saturday showed a lot about this year's squad. It had already become clear that a Missouri Valley Football Conference championship was an unlikely venture, but now it appears unsure whether or not SIU will leave the cellar of the league. The logic...

4 things we learned from SIU football’s loss to Indiana State

4 things we learned from SIU football’s loss to Indiana State

By Jonathan Thompson

October 23, 2016

SIU football lost its fourth straight game to open conference play Saturday at Saluki Stadium during the team's homecoming game. Here's what fans can take away from the loss. 1. The defense has to step it up SIU's offense has carried the team all season, proving they are one of the best in t...

SIU football loses to Indiana State on homecoming (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

SIU football loses to Indiana State on homecoming (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

October 22, 2016

The Salukis couldn't pull off a homecoming miracle as they lost their fourth straight game Saturday in a 22-14 decision to Indiana State. SIU (2-5, 0-4 Missouri Valley Football Conference) put on arguably its worst offensive performance of the season. The team had a season-low 365 total offensive...

From youth football to SIU: Three Salukis were often on same field as kids

From youth football to SIU: Three Salukis were often on same field as kids

By Tyra Wooten

October 22, 2016

Three Salukis were rather familiar with each other before throwing on the same uniform this season. Growing up within 30 minutes of each other, SIU sophomore wide receiver Jimmy Jones, junior linebacker Kyron Watson and junior cornerback Craig James often played on the same fields before coming ...

SIU football behind 10-7 in homecoming game at halftime

SIU football behind 10-7 in homecoming game at halftime

By Jonathon Thompson

October 22, 2016

Through one half of play Saturday at Saluki Stadium, Indiana State leads SIU 10-7 in the Dawgs' homecoming game. Indiana State got its go-ahead touchdown late in the second quarter. A six-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Issac Harker to junior receiver Robert Tonyan put the Sycamores up wit...

How SIU football has done during homecoming in recent years

How SIU football has done during homecoming in recent years

By Sean Carley

October 21, 2016

After three straight losses, SIU football will take on the Indiana State Sycamores on Saturday during the team's homecoming game at Saluki Stadium. Here's how the team has performed during homecoming games in the last six years. 2015: Defeated Youngstown State 38-31 (OT) SIU's most recent home...

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Indiana State Sycamores

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Indiana State Sycamores

By Sean Carley

October 19, 2016

SIU football's best chance to win a conference game this season may come on homecoming Saturday. "Losing three games in a row, you have to find a way to get back to work," SIU coach Nick Hill said. "You have a bad taste in your mouth. We'll get back to work like we always do." This year's homecoming...

Column: SIU football’s mid-season progress report

Column: SIU football’s mid-season progress report

By Sean Carley

October 16, 2016

We've reached the halfway point of SIU football's season with the team sitting at 2-4, 1-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. It's coach Nick Hill's first season at the helm, so here's how I would grade his first team through six games. Offense  Quarterbacks: A- Senior quarterback Josh Str...

SIU football drops third straight game with loss to Illinois State

SIU football drops third straight game with loss to Illinois State

By Jonathan Thompson

October 15, 2016

The Saluki football team has yet to win a game in the Missouri Valley Football Conference this season as its losing streak continued with Saturday's 31-28 loss to Illinois State. It was SIU's third straight loss and second by less than a touchdown. SIU's No. 2 pass offense was expected to be...

SIU football trails Illinois State at half, 14-10

SIU football trails Illinois State at half, 14-10

By Jonathon Thompson

October 15, 2016

SIU football was just inches away from the lead near the end of the first half Saturday against Illinois State. Illinois State senior linebacker Brent Spack forced a fumble near the goal line on SIU senior running back Cameron Walter to retain ISU's 14-10 lead. Walter and true freshman D.J. Davis...

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Illinois State Redbirds

Saluki football notebook: Scouting the Illinois State Redbirds

By Sean Carley

October 13, 2016

Things will not get any easier for SIU football. After the team lost its first two Missouri Valley Football Conference games, the Salukis will travel Saturday to Hancock Stadium to take on the Illinois State Redbirds. SIU has a storied history with the Redbirds as it has only played Southeast...

SIU football special teams continues to excel through coaching changes

SIU football special teams continues to excel through coaching changes

By Jonathon Thompson

October 13, 2016

Despite struggling overall on defense, the SIU football special teams defense has been consistently good the past four seasons. Last year SIU's special teams were able to block seven kicks on the season, which was good for fifth in the Football Championship Subdivision. This season they already...

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