A fourth-quarter strip sack Saturday on SIU quarterback Matt DeSomer by Youngstown State defensive end Justus Reed at the 2:44 mark sealed the 28-20 victory at Saluki Stadium for the penguins.
On Wednesday, members of the fire department, city government and residents participated in a ceremonious “wet-down” of the truck and were given towels with a commemorative date on it to remember the occasion.
Featuring unique craft beers from more than 78 local and regional breweries, the festival offers beer lovers the chance to sample a wide variety of distinct brews.
Starting at 4 p.m., downtown Carbondale will turn into a scene from the Walking Dead, Dawn of the Dead or any other zombie movie you want to insert into this sentence.
Whether the Dawgs are a top 20 FCS team or no, is yet to be determined. They still have to play three more top 20 teams in the Missouri Valley Football Conference (Western Illinois, Youngstown State and South Dakota.
Although the Marion Wildcat (5-3, 4-1) easily defeated the Carbondale Terriers (2-6, 1-4) Friday night, Marion head coach Kerry Martin admitted there was plenty of athletic talent on the field for Carbondale.
The Southern Illinois LOCAL Media Group will publish a 2018 calendar using the best submitted art from our readers who are also amateur photographers.
Driving up route 51 into downtown Carbondale is a whole new experience since the completion of the city’s first phase of the Illinois Avenue Streetscape Project, according to the Keep Carbondale Beautiful Board.
The 2017 Saluki Football team is on a pigskin cusp after the Salukis were dominated by Missouri Valley Football Conference mate South Dakota State 49-14.
It was the tale of two halves for the slumping Dawgs, which have now lost three in a row, including two consecutive in Valley play.
Two weeks ago, the Dawgs lost a game it could have won against Northern Iowa by making mistakes when they had possession of the ball in the Panther red zone. In Saturday’s fiasco, the Jackrabbits didn’t allow the Salukis any opportunities to get in the game.
Size is important.
Carbondale has athletes, but the Belleville Althoff Crusaders football team had plenty of size Friday night.
The Crusaders started 6-foot, 5-inch, 295-pound Jordyn Slaughter and 6-foot, 8-inch, 340-pound Patrick Ahrens at the offensive tackle positions Friday and equally elephantine players on its defensive line.
Friday night’s game was fairly even in the first half, but the size difference seemed to wear on the Terriers in the final two quarters.
“We had great effort out there tonight,” said Carbondale Coach Bryan Lee. “But their size wore us down by the latter part of the game.”
SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno and Carbondale Mayor Mike Henry will be at the SIU Student Center Starbucks from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 16 for the “Meet the Chancellor and Mayor” event.