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Saluki’s Defensive Coordinator discusses SEMO game, seating at game limited to family of players

Saluki junior wide receiver Landon Lenoi gets tackled by multiple Redhawks on Aug. 29, 2019, during the Salukis' 26-44 loss against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks  at the Houck Stadium in Cape Giradeau, Missouri.

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2020

Saluki Football Defensive Coordinator Jason Petrino discussed the team’s preparation for the upcoming game against SEMO in his press conference on October 21.

SIU men’s golf coach resigns

Freshman Rosemarie Bundy, of St. Charles, lines up for a pitch shot, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Hickory Ridge golf course. (Mary Newman | @MaryNewmanDE)

By Brooke Buerck and Ryan Scott

October 8, 2020

SIU head men’s golf coach Justin Fetcho announced his resignation on Oct. 8. Fetcho has been with the Salukis since 2015. 

Women’s Basketball conference schedule released

Saluki guard Makenzie Silvey tries to move the ball past Panthers guard Rose Simon-Ressler on Friday, January 10, 2020, during the Saluki's 60 - 57 loss to the Northern Iowa Panthers inside the Banterra Center.

By Ryan Scott, Staff Reporter

October 7, 2020

The Missouri Valley Conference has released the SIU Women’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season. 

SIU v. SEMO game rescheduled for Oct. 30, athletics releases game day safety protocols and seating information

Southern Illinois University's Football Team running off the field for half-time during their game against SEMO, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. (Allie Tiller | @allietiller_de)

By Staff Report, News Desk

October 6, 2020

The upcoming SIU football game against Southeast Missouri is being rescheduled for Oct. 30 at 6 p.m., according to information from Saluki Athletics.

SIU football releases spring schedule

Jack Wearden, SIU football student assistant, congratulates people on a megaphone as they finish the Run/Walk event.

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2020

The Missouri Valley Football Conference announced their spring schedule on Sept. 24.

SIU to play at home vs. SEMO on Oct. 23

Southern Illinois University Saluki freshman running back, Romeir Elliot, runs for a touchdown on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, during the Salukis' 37-14 win against the Missouri State Bears in Carbondale.

By Ryan Scott, Sports Reporter

September 24, 2020

The Saluki football team will host the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks on Oct. 23. This will be SIU’s only game this fall because the Missouri Valley Football Conference games and the FCS playoffs have been pushed back to spring due to the pandemic.  SIU football head coach Nick Hill said every...

Former SIU athletic director, Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers dies at age 77

Former SIU athletic director, Chicago Bears running back Gayle Sayers dies at age 77

By Brooke Buerck, Madison Taylor, Staff Report

September 23, 2020

Gayle Sayers, former athletic director at SIU from 1976-1981 died at age 77 on Wednesday.

SIU Football to return to the field in October

Saluki running back Javon Williams Jr. reacts after scoring a touchdown on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 during the Salukis' 35-10 win against the Youngstown State Penguins.

By Staff Report, News Desk

September 21, 2020

On Sept. 21, SIU football announced via Twitter that it would be taking the field on Oct. 23 to play a game against Southeast Missouri State University at Saluki Stadium.

Saluki unity, student-athlete led group focuses on diversity and inclusion

Kyra Hunter, SIU volleyball player, walks among other student-athletes at SIU during the Run/Walk event put on by the Saluki Unity. Hunter wears a face mask with

By Madison Taylor, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2020

This fall, SIU Athletics has introduced a new Saluki Unity program, a student-led organization focused on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Gallery: Saluki Unity sponsors a run/walk event for social injustices

SIU volleyball player Savannah Sheridan (left) and Dan Muller (right) hold hands while walking during the Saluki Unity's Run/Walk event.

By Jared Treece, Photographer

September 19, 2020

Saluki Unity, a student-athlete led group, sponsored a Run/Walk event on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Banterra Center at SIU. The event was to bring an awareness to social injustices and systematic racism in the United States and helped raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Southern Illinois.

A world without sports: How sports journalists are handling the pandemic

A portrait of Michael “Spyder” Dann, a sports editor for the Daily Register in Harrisburg, Ill., in front of Morris Library, SIU, September 8, 2020.

By Janae Mosby, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

Many high school, college and professional sports have been postponed due to the pandemic leaving sports journalists with a unique challenge.

SIU athletic department adjusts budget amid fall revenue losses

SIU athletic department adjusts budget amid fall revenue losses

By Brooke Buerck, Janae Mosby

September 13, 2020

While the SIU athletic department is taking a hard look at finances this year, their heavy reliance on government and university funding continues to prove a reliable source of income despite revenue losses from no sports teams competing in the fall. 

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