Archive for May 2020

Moving the Chains with . . . former SIU All-American WR Cornell Craig

Moving the Chains with . . . former SIU All-American WR Cornell Craig
Cornell Craig set the gold standard for receivers at Southern Illinois. Craig, who played for the Salukis from 1996 to 1999, established numerous career receiving records at SIU, including most receptions, most receiving yards and most touchdown catches. As a senior, he caught 77 passes for 1,419 yards and 15 touchdowns, earning him national recognition... Read more »

Undrafted by the NFL, these free agents tasted plenty of pro success

Undrafted by the NFL, these free agents tasted plenty of pro success
Seven rounds of this year’s NFL Draft passed without James Robinson hearing his name called. Thus, the star Illinois State running back signed as an undrafted free agent with Jacksonville. Teammate Luther Kirk and Western Illinois’ LaCale London also went the free agent route. While the trio and FCS fans may have been disappointed, they... Read more »

The XFL is gone, but could its kickoff live on?

The XFL is gone, but could its kickoff live on?
The XFL didn’t make it through its reboot season, but could its legacy live on in college football? The league officially ceased operations April 10; some would say by falling TV ratings while others would argue it was a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. No matter the reason, the XFL may have provided the NCAA with... Read more »
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