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Dawgs reconvene at Saluki Stadium for Pro Day

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

March 17, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Pro Day on Tuesday marked the last opportunity for former Saluki football players to play on the turf of Saluki Stadium.  NFL hopefuls swarmed the field to perform for scouts from the Houston Texans, New York Jets, Chicago Bears an...

Dawgs kick adversity, snap at NFL chance

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 25, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

Two former Salukis may have had humble beginnings in college, now they are taking the next step toward making the National Football League.Former Saluki long snapper Thor Hadfield and kicker Thomas Kinney will attend the College Senior Specia...

Norwood soars past segregation

By Aaron Graff, @Aarongraff_DE

February 18, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

It takes a whole village to make change.Bill Norwood became the first black quarterback at SIU and the first African-American pilot for United Airlines, but he said he had a lot of help getting there.“We don’t do things alon...

Former Saluki football player’s charges dropped

By Brent Meske, @BrentmeskeDE

February 5, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

All charges against former Saluki linebacker Victor Burnett were dropped after a district attorney did not appear in court.Burnett was arrested Nov. 1 for possession of nearly 700 grams of cannabis, intent to deliver and posse...

Still training for my dreams

By Thomas Donley, @tdonleyDE

February 4, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

I gave it a shot.I participated in the SIU football walk-on tryouts Monday afternoon and finally got to see if my weeks of training would pay off the way I hoped.Trust me, it is tough walking onto a Division I football team.Bef...

Salukis announce 2015 recruiting class

By Brent Meske, @brentmeske

February 4, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

SIU’s 2015 football recruiting class was announced throughout Wednesday as National Signing Day for high school players took place around the country.The Salukis announced signed players as their individual national letters of ...

Former dawgs sniffing NFL opportunities

By Brent Meske, @brentmeskeDE

February 3, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

MyCole Pruitt and Malcom Agnew are not the only former Saluki football players with sights on the National Football League.Thor Hadfield, Courtney Richmond, LaSteven McKinney and Ken Malcome are all using the offseason, combines and p...

Trying out for my dreams

By Thomas Donley, @tdonleyDE

January 28, 2015

Filed under Football, Sports

I am going for it.I am tired of sitting around wishing my days competing in organized athletics could be relived.I do not want to be that guy telling everyone about my potential of making it 20 years from now. It is time to ...

Attendance dips with decreased enrollment

By Melanie Early, @MelanieEarly

January 28, 2015

Filed under Basketball, Football, Sports

Since Saluki Way—an $80 million project renovating most athletic facilities—was launched in 2006, SIU men’s basketball attendance has declined, while football attendance has remained nearly constant.Saluki Athletics’ ...

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