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SIU football defeats SEMO for Hill’s first victory (PHOTOS)

SIU football defeats SEMO for Hill’s first victory (PHOTOS)

By Sean Carley

September 10, 2016

Saluki football coach Nick Hill's first game at Saluki Stadium will go down as his first win as a head coach. SIU defeated local rival Southeast Missouri 30-22 on Saturday to move to 1-1 on the season. "Boy, that feels good," Hill said of getting his first win. "I'm going to remember that for the...

MVFC names SIU quarterback as Newcomer of the Week

MVFC names SIU quarterback as Newcomer of the Week

By Athena Chrysanthou

September 4, 2016

The Missouri Valley Football Conference named senior starting quarterback Josh Straughan as its Newcomer of the Week on Sunday evening. On top of receiving the accolade, Straughan also set an SIU debut record with 367 passing yards during the team's 38-30 loss to Florida Atlantic on Saturday. The 367 yards are an MVFC high and fourth i...

Hill looks to get Salukis back to the top in MVFC

Hill looks to get Salukis back to the top in MVFC

By Stu Durando | St. Louis Post-Dispatch

September 2, 2016

"The expectation we have for our program is that when people talk about the MVC they have to think about [SIU]," coach Nick Hill said.

Newly assembled Saluki secondary faces stern challenge

Newly assembled Saluki secondary faces stern challenge

By Jacob Gaertner

August 31, 2016

There will be a lot of new faces in the Saluki secondary when the season kicks off Saturday. The SIU football team will boast a secondary with five players starting in new spots in 2016. The Dawgs lost safety Kenny James over the offseason after he was arrested and transferred. James led the...

Former SIU linebacker released by Atlanta Falcons

Former SIU linebacker released by Atlanta Falcons

By Sean Carley

August 28, 2016

One former Saluki’s NFL dreams have been temporarily put on hold. Brandon Williams was released by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday night when the team had to trim its roster to 75 players. The Du Quoin native appeared in each of the Falcons’ first three preseason games as a defensive end. He...

SIU football picks a starting quarterback (VIDEO)

SIU football picks a starting quarterback (VIDEO)

By Sean Carley

August 24, 2016

Ten days before the Salukis take the field against Florida Atlantic, the signal-caller has been chosen. Coach Nick Hill named Josh Straughan as the starting quarterback after Wednesday’s practice, beating out sophomore Sam Straub. “They’re both exactly what we want out of that quarterback position,” Hill sa...

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