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SIU Salukis

Three members of the SIU football team earned All-America honors after their performances this spring.

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SIU Salukis

The SIU football team will see a familiar foe in this weekend's quarterfinal round of the FCS playoffs.

The Salukis take on Missouri Valley Conference co-champion South Dakota State.

The date of the varsity football game between Carterville and Du Quoin has been changed.

Du Quoin High School athletics says to comply with IHSA rules, the game will be played Friday night at 7.

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SIU Salukis

The SIU football team is headed back to the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2009.

The Salukis found out they qualified for the 16-team bracket on Sunday.

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The Grind

Many Major League Baseball commentators believe the Pittsburgh Pirates – managed by former SIU Saluki Derek Shelton – are in for a long season.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson says he feels for the 50-year-old Carbondale native, who suffered through a rough pandemic-shortened 2020 season in his first year at the helm of the Bucs.

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SIU Salukis

After having its original regular season finale this Saturday canceled after Western Illinois opted out of the remainder of its season, the SIU football team has found a new game to conclude the regular season.

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John Longmire

After 13 years as Executive Director of the Carbondale Park District, Kathy Renfro will retire on May 16, 2021.

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Gonzaga Athletics

A former SIU Saluki basketball player is still in the running to bring home the NCAA men's Division One national championship this weekend.

Aaron Cook transferred from SIU to Gonzaga on April 7, 2020.

There has been a shake-up in the coaching staff of the Shawnee Community College softball program.

A news release from the school said the softball coaching staff has been let go.

The SIU Football Salukis will not play their April 3 Missouri Valley Conference game at Illinois State.

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SIU Salukis

The SIU football team has climbed to number five in this week's national FCS rankings

After Saturday's one-point win over then 4th ranked Northern Iowa, the Salukis welcome 6th ranked South Dakota State to Carbondale this Saturday.

Head Coach Nick Hill says his players want to play in big games like these.

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WSIU's Brad Palmer talks with 2019 hammer throw world champion and former Saluki Deanna Price about the difficulties of training during the pandemic, regaining her competitive edge, overcoming injuries and trying to make history.

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SIU Salukis

Saluki Athletics and the SIU Foundation Friday launched a four-year, 25 million dollar fundraising campaign to raise money to support the future of the department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

The goal is to raise private funds to support the mission of the SIU Athletic Department through June 30, 2024.