Tag: Southern Illinois University

Southern Illinois Salukis Postseason Capsule

Southern Illinois Salukis Postseason Capsule
Southern Illinois Salukis Missouri Valley Football Conference Head Coach:  Nick Hill Overall Record:  2-9 Conference Record:  1-7 Biggest Win:  The Salukis snapped a six-game losing streak with an inspired performance in a 49-35 road win at Missouri State. Most Frustrating Loss:  Western Illinois scored 20 unanswered points in the fourth quarter, including a 33-yard game-winning field goal with... Read more »

Illinois Bicentennial: A Saluki thriller from 1983

Illinois Bicentennial: A Saluki thriller from 1983
To commemorate the upcoming Dec. 3 bicentennial of Illinois becoming a state, Prairie State Pigskin begins a series today featuring some milestones in the Land of Lincoln’s football lore. Today, we highlight Southern Illinois’ 1983 national championship with an excerpt from SIU Salukis Football (published by SIU Press). Michael Jackson wasn’t the only one producing... Read more »

Multiple Salukis named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference

Multiple Salukis named All-Missouri Valley Football Conference
Four Southern Illinois players were recognized by Missouri Valley Football Conference Monday. Safety Jeremy Chinn was named to All-MVFC first team, while running back D.J. Davis, wide receiver Raphael Leonard and defensive end Anthony Knighton landed on the second team. In addition, wide receiver Landon Lenoir, tight end Nigel Kilby and linebacker Bryce Notree were... Read more »
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16 things we're thankful for at Prairie State Pigskin

16 things we're thankful for at Prairie State Pigskin
“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.” -Erma Bombeck Fortunately, the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision season isn’t just 12 minutes (or even 18 hours). Technically, it runs for August through the national championship game in January. But, we at Prairie State Pigskin live... Read more »

Dreaming of a November to remember double-header

Dreaming of a November to remember double-header
There were college football games this past weekend at Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park and Sun Trust Park. Nearly two years ago Prairie State Pigskin pondered if such a venture could happen for the Illinois FCS teams. Odds Against FCS Game at Guaranteed Rate Field Last week Prairie State Pigskin contacted Dan Polvere, special events consultant for the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority (ISFA), who... Read more »

Memorable start turns into familiar finish for Salukis

Memorable start turns into familiar finish for Salukis
A fresh face gave Southern Illinois a memorable start to Saturday’s game at No. 1 North Dakota State when Je’Quan Burton returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. The veteran Bison, however, scored touchdowns on five of their first six drives and ran away from the Salukis (2-9), 65-17, in the season finale... Read more »
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Banged-up Salukis limp into finale against No. 1 NDSU

Banged-up Salukis limp into finale against No. 1 NDSU
In a season rocked by injuries, the Southern Illinois football team is dealing with another key ailment heading into its season finale. When the Salukis (2-8) travel to face No. 1 North Dakota State (10-0), SIU will do so with starting senior quarterback Matt DeSomer nursing a foot injury. “He had x-rays, and it’s not... Read more »

Jackrabbits outrace Southern Illinois in offensive showdown

Jackrabbits outrace Southern Illinois in offensive showdown
When it comes to scoring points, the Southern Illinois offense has plenty of weapons. However, the Salukis picked the wrong team to get into an offensive showdown with Saturday. No. 6 South Dakota State, the highest-scoring team in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, rolled up 10 yards per play and 656 yards of offense to... Read more »

SIU faces daunting task to avoid winless home season

SIU faces daunting task to avoid winless home season
The 1994 Southern Illinois Salukis won just a single game and failed to win on their home field under head coach Shawn Watson. Current SIU coach Nick Hill was an elementary school student in nearby DuQuoin at the time. If Hill’s Salukis are to avoid the same winless home field demise, they need to upset nationally... Read more »
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Salukis snap losing string with impressive road victory

Salukis snap losing string with impressive road victory
Khalil Mack was an Oakland Raider. The Chicago Cubs were in first place, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers were in third. The above events were a snapshot of Aug. 30, the last time Southern Illinois posted a victory. That all changed Saturday when the Salukis pummeled Missouri State 49-35 to snap a six-game... Read more »