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Sports Column | Todd Hefferman: Valley Football needs to shorten spring schedule

There is only so much football that can be played in one year.

SIU Women's Basketball | Schedule uncertainty weighing on coach Stein, Salukis

In late August, SIU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein is normally counting down to the first day of practice. In this late August, Stein is…

SIU Football | With extended season, Salukis embrace the present

Saluki football coach Nick Hill doesn’t see any other way for his squad to be productive this fall if it can’t concentrate on the here and now…

Sports Column | Les Winkeler: College football players' health is on the line

If you’ve been ambivalent about college athletes being paid, the Southeastern Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Big 12, Conferenc…

Without clear schedule, SIU football focus turns to players

CARBONDALE — Once SIU’s fall football season fell off a cliff last week, coach Nick Hill and his staff turned their attention to getting their…

Tipping point for NCAA basketball could be in September

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA will likely decide next month whether to start the college basketball season on time or have a delay due to the corona…

Mark Bradley: With college football and COVID, there's no middle ground

It’s often said that a crisis brings out the best in people. This crisis has, alas, brought out the worst in our institutions, which at last c…

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Saluki women record 24th-best GPA in Division I

CARBONDALE — The SIU women’s basketball team recorded the 24th-best combined GPA among NCAA Division I schools, the Women’s Basketball Coaches…

Salukis' leading tackler enters transfer portal

CARBONDALE — Qua Brown, SIU’s leading tackler last season, is entering the transfer portal to try to latch on to a team that’s playing footbal…

Where Are They Now? | Cross teaches what made her so good

It’s fitting that perhaps the best softball pitcher in Southern Illinois history is spending part of her life teaching what made her so good.

MVC Men's Basketball | Way-Too-Early look at the upcoming Valley season

With the NBA’s early entry deadline in the rearview mirror, Northern Iowa guard A.J. Green is back, and the Panthers are once again the presea…

Sports Column | Todd Hefferman: Touch of Nature used to host Saluki Football

Just west of the entrance to Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Carbondale, surrounded by a wall of trees that shields it from the rest o…

Key events that led to no Big Ten football in 2020, from a dire prediction in March to ‘hanging by a thread’ in July

Here’s a look back at key events that led to Tuesday’s announcement.

SIU Football calls off fall season, turns focus toward spring

CARBONDALE — For the first time since 1943, there will be no SIU football season this fall.

MVC postpones fall championships, league seasons

CARBONDALE — The Missouri Valley Conference announced it was postponing all fall conference schedules and the 2020-21 fall championships on Fr…

Saluki Men's Basketball | Scout gives SIU's 2021 class high marks

Coach Bryan Mullins can’t comment on his 2021 commitments until they sign a national letter of intent in November, but Scott Burgess, the seni…

7 lingering questions about Big Ten football

The big question has been answered: There will be no Big Ten football this year for the first time since 1895.

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to f…

College Football | Big 12 Conference stays in ring, will start Sept. 2

The Big 12 Board of Directors voted Tuesday night to proceed with plans for its members to play fall sports, moving its start date back to Sep…

SIU Football | FBS dominoes pull in Coastal Carolina for Kansas, push SIU out

The Mid-American Conference’s move to postpone its fall sports ultimately pulled Coastal Carolina into the University of Kansas’ football sche…

The Big Ten, I’m sure, has some of the smartest and most accomplished people in the country to consult with. I’m sure they got a lot of advice…

ATLANTA – The Big Ten and Pac-12 canceled football and all fall sports Tuesday and will try again in the spring. The SEC and ACC are, for now,…



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