Tag: Southern Illinois University

SIU's Chinn ready to soak in Senior Bowl experience

SIU's Chinn ready to soak in Senior Bowl experience
Southern Illinois senior Jeremy Chinn grew up outside Indianapolis at a great time to be a Colts fan. Before becoming one of the top college safeties in the country, Chinn cheered on legendary Colts such as Bob Sanders, a smart, hard-hitting safety from the University of Iowa. Chinn never focused on one position as a... Read more »

5 burning questions for Southern Illinois in 2020

5 burning questions for Southern Illinois in 2020
For the Southern Illinois football program, 2019 was a breakthrough. The Salukis’ 7-5 overall record and 5-3 Missouri Valley Football Conference marks were the first winning records since 2013. It was also the first winning season in head coach Nick Hill’s four-year tenure. SIU put together an impressive five-game winning streak down the stretch, beat... Read more »

Southern Illinois Salukis Postseason Capsule

Southern Illinois Salukis Postseason Capsule
Southern Illinois Salukis Missouri Valley Football Conference Head Coach:  Nick Hill Overall Record:  7-5 Conference Record:  5-3 Biggest Win:  SIU’s coming out party came in its second game. Following an opening-season loss (see below), the Salukis reeled off 35 unanswered points to shock UMass 45-20. It marked SIU’s first win against an FBS opponent since 2007 and... Read more »
Advertisement:

National Signing Day: Southern Illinois Salukis

National Signing Day: Southern Illinois Salukis
College football coaches constantly preach a family atmosphere in their programs. For Southern Illinois University head coach Nick Hill, he and his staff added two brothers of current players to his roster Tuesday on the December national signing day. Among the 18-member class is former Missouri Baptist University wide receiver D’Ante Cox, the twin brother... Read more »

Salukis celebrate most all-league selections in 10 years

Salukis celebrate most all-league selections in 10 years
Coming off its best season in years, Southern Illinois landed 11 players on the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference teams announced earlier this week. SIU, finished 7-5 overall and tied for third place at 5-3 in the league standings, had eight all-conference selections and three honorable mention picks — the most for the program since 2009.... Read more »

Southern Illinois stumped after being left out of FCS playoff field

Southern Illinois stumped after being left out of FCS playoff field
Sunday morning meant an early wakeup call for Southern Illinois linebacker Cody Crider. The fifth-year senior anticipated good news more than seven hours later when the NCAA would announce the FCS playoff pairings. “I’ve been up since 4:30 this morning thinking all that hard work has paid off,” said Crider, a fifth-year senior. The Salukis,... Read more »
Advertisement:

3 things we learned: SIU awaits playoff decision after loss to No. 1 North Dakota

3 things we learned: SIU awaits playoff decision after loss to No. 1 North Dakota
Southern Illinois staked its claim to an at-large spot in the 24-team FCS playoffs Saturday in a valiant performance against No. 1-ranked North Dakota State. The Salukis — ranked No. 25 in the latest poll — lost 21-7 to the Bison, a team that tied its own record of 33 straight wins. North Dakota State completed a... Read more »

Red-hot Salukis welcome top-ranked North Dakota State for regular-season finale

Red-hot Salukis welcome top-ranked North Dakota State for regular-season finale
Nick Hill said his Southern Illinois football team must expect to play big games in November. “The expectations and the standards of the program need to get back to that,” Hill said. “When you have that standard every single week, then when you get to big games, nothing changes.” Today, in its regular-season finale, the... Read more »

Veteran O-line trio has Salukis running at full speed

Veteran O-line trio has Salukis running at full speed
Three years ago, the Southern Illinois offense was an air show, with the ball flying around nearly 43 times a game for more than 330 yards, the highest total in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Oh, how times have changed in Carbondale. With a head coach – Nick Hill — that starred at quarterback, the... Read more »
Advertisement:

For streaking Salukis, playoff talk becoming harder to avoid

For streaking Salukis, playoff talk becoming harder to avoid
November is the time when FCS teams polish their resumes for the playoff committee to pore over. Southern Illinois heads into this week’s regular-season finale at home against top-ranked North Dakota State riding a five-game winning streak. The streak is SIU’s longest in 10 years, and the Salukis are attempting to qualify for the postseason... Read more »