Tag: SIU Salukis
Veteran Southern Illinois DB P.J. Jules continues learning, growing, making plays
Veteran Southern Illinois defensive back P.J. Jules led the team in tackles and pass breakups a year ago, but is ready to do more.
Retooled Southern Illinois still features solid returning offensive production
After seeing its two-year postseason string broken, the Saluki offense is focused on finishing games and returning to the FCS playoffs.
Newly approved rules changes draw mixed reviews from Illinois FCS coaches
“Right now we know statistically the number of possessions approximately per half and per game,” EIU head coach Chris Wilkerson said. “All of a sudden, you’re going to be down a possession or two per half. It makes each possession that much more valuable.”
Same body, new position serve as springboard for ex-Saluki’s pro ambitions
Ze’Veyon Furcron, a 2021 All-American guard, is now the starting center for the XFL’s Orlando Guardians.
Former SIU defensive back Tatum continuing his pro aspirations in XFL
The 28-year-old ex-Saluki sees the XFL as giving him “a fair shot and opportunity” to get into an NFL camp.
Signing day ’23: Southern Illinois signs five new additions at safety, outside linebacker
On the Feb. 1 football signing day, Southern Illinois added reinforcements at safety and outside linebacker, including three transfers.
Could Chicago State become the state’s fifth FCS program?
The Cougars’ athletic department is convening an exploratory committee to explore the addition of what would be Chicago’s first Division I football program on the city’s South Side.
Illinois FCS fun-size facts: Hall of famers, big play gamers & national media framers
Since August, this website has published 193 stories (and a total of 139,000 words) about the four Illinois FCS programs.
Early signing day ’22: Unique visit from EIU linebacker pays off for Southern; in-state prep OT offers promise
Visiting Southern Illinois for a midweek recruiting visit gave former EIU linebacker plenty of one-on-one time with his new coaches.
Early signing day ’22: Key returnee, WR class provide more weapons for SIU offense
The return of standout wide receiver D’Ante Cox and seven new wideouts in the early signing class provide more weapons for SIU’s offense.