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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...

Fan Fest brings out Salukis of all ages (PHOTOS)

Fan Fest brings out Salukis of all ages (PHOTOS)

By Shannon Allen

August 23, 2016

For some people, being a Saluki ends after four years. For Bill and Diana Gasa, it is a lifelong commitment. The SIU graduates were among a few hundred people who came out to Saluki Fan Fest on Tuesday to support SIU athletics at Saluki Stadium, where members of the cheerleading, volleyball and footba...

SIU sophomore running back listed on player of the year award watch list

SIU sophomore running back listed on player of the year award watch list

By Jesse Robertson

August 23, 2016

Sophomore running back Daquan Isom is being considered for one of the most prestigious awards in the FCS.

SIU quarterback battle is still a coin flip

SIU quarterback battle is still a coin flip

By Jacob Gaertner

August 21, 2016

Sophomore Sam Straub and senior Josh Straughan alternated first team reps during SIU's final preseason scrimmage.

SIU football hopes to see brighter days thanks to Sunshine State

SIU football hopes to see brighter days thanks to Sunshine State

By Ted Ward

August 20, 2016

While nearly half of the SIU football team is from Illinois, more than a dozen players hail from Florida.

Want to play for SIU football? Here’s your chance

Want to play for SIU football? Here’s your chance

By Jacob Gaertner

August 16, 2016

SIU football will hold walk-on tryouts Monday at Saluki Stadium. The on-field workout begins at 4 p.m., Saluki Athletics said today. Saluki football will also have an informational meeting for students interested in trying out at 5:45 p.m. Sunday in the football offices in Boydston Cente...

SIU football’s new helmets aren’t really new

SIU football’s new helmets aren’t really new

By Jacob Gaertner

August 16, 2016

Saluki football's new maroon helmets are actually last year’s helmets repainted and refurbished, Athletic Director Tommy Bell said. Prior to every football season, SIU must submit their helmets to the original manufacturer to be repainted and refurbished for safety purposes.  “This is manda...

Former Salukis wrap up Week One of the NFL preseason

Former Salukis wrap up Week One of the NFL preseason

August 13, 2016

For fans, the NFL preseason serves as a reprieve from the summer lull of professional sports. But for four former SIU athletes, the preseason is an opportunity to climb up the depth chart or fight to make the final 53-man roster. Here's how they did in their first chances on the field this season. Brandon William...

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