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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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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.

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

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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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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.  

SIU football's spring season kicks off Saturday at the University of North Dakota.

Saluki Head Coach Nick Hill says the team is excited to get the Missouri Valley Conference schedule started against the MVC newcomer.

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Wednesday was Missouri Valley Football Conference Media Day ahead of the spring season.

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SIU released its updated spring football schedule on Thursday.

The Salukis open up the 8-game Missouri Valley Conference-only season on February 20 at conference newcomer North Dakota.

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The SIU men's basketball team is set to return to game action on Monday at Indiana State after what will amount to a 3-week layoff due to COVID-19.

When the SIU football season kicks off next month, season-ticket holders, students and player families will be able to attend the games at Saluki Stadium. 

Seating capacity for the four games will be limited to approximately 15 percent, based upon a plan approved by the campus Emergency Operations Center.

Safety measures will include socially-distanced, assigned seating. Tailgating will not be permitted, and fans will be required to wear a mask or facial covering inside the stadium.

The two Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball series SIU had to postpone because of COVID positive tests have been rescheduled.

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The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the SIU men's basketball series set for this weekend against Valparaiso.

The SIU men's basketball team will not play at Indiana State this weekend.

The two-game series Saturday and Sunday in Terre Haute will be rescheduled after positive COVID-19 test results were reported in the Saluki program.

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The SIU football program is bringing in its next class of recruits.

Wednesday is National Signing Day. Salukis Head Coach Nick Hill says this is one of his favorite days of the calendar year. But, another day excites him even more.

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To help offset a projected $2 million loss in revenue during the pandemic, the SIU-Carbondale athletics department is launching the Saluki Athletics COVID-19 Relief Fund to help the athletics department navigate the financial ramifications of the public health crisis.

The Missouri Valley Conference Conference has adopted a new scheduling format for men's and women's basketball Conference games. 

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The SIU women’s basketball team open its season on Wednesday.

Eastern Michigan will be the opponent inside Banterra Center for the 1 p.m. matinee.

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The SIU men's basketball team has paused its activities due to positive COVID-19 test results.

Head coach Bryan Mullins spoke at a previously scheduled news conference Thursday and said the news means the Salukis will not compete at the Louisville tip-off tournament over Thanksgiving weekend.

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The SIU football team is into its final stages of preparation for Friday night's game against SEMO.

Saluki Head Coach Nick Hill says this game between two nationally ranked teams counts in the standings and is very important in helping his team reach its ultimate goal of winning a championship.

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The attendance policy for the October 30 football game at Saluki Stadium has changed.

Due to a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases in the region, Saluki Athletics says attendance for the game against SEMO will be reduced to team families only.

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Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball coaches participated in a Round Table Tuesday in conjunction with the announcement of the league's pre-season poll.

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The SIU football game against SEMO is being delayed a week.

The game, originally scheduled for October 23, will move to October 30.

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Former SIU Director of Athletics and NFL Hall of Famer Gale Sayers has passed away at the age of 77.

Sayers led the Saluki athletics department from 1976 to 1981. He continued to help the department after he left by donating memorabilia to fundraising events.

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College football is coming to Carbondale.

SIU and SEMO have agreed to play each other at Saluki Stadium next month.

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SIU softball coach and senior woman administrator Kerri Blaylock is leading the Saluki athletic department's task force for COVID-19 testing and return to practice and competition.

Saluki Athletics is reporting the first positive COVID-19 test among the 127 student-athletes who returned to campus starting last month.

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SIU is one of hundreds of universities trying to figure out how to get athletes back on the field amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Some returned to campus recently, and leaders say they're keeping a close eye on things. SIU-C Athletic Director Liz Jarnigan talks with WSIU's Brad Palmer about the situation.

Voluntary workouts began Monday morning for 50 Saluki football and basketball student-athletes.

The SIU-C Athletics Department reports the workouts were given the green light after there were no positive COVID tests among those who entered through the Gate 1 return plan.

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In part 1 of 2, WSIU's Brad Palmer has the story of U.S. Olympic and former SIU hammer thrower Gwen Berry's personal racial inequality protest at the 2019 Pan Am Games and the impact it has had on her.

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Much to the chagrin of SIU fans, Northern Iowa head coach Ben Jacobson is the Missouri Valley Conference Coach of the Year.

Saluki rookie head Coach Bryan Mullins finished second.

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