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.
Lt. Governor candidate and Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman made a stop in Carbondale this past weekend as part of his and gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar’s “Don’t Close Our Communities” tour.
Kani Acree, a guard for CCHS, has indicated on his twitter feed he has chosen to play basketball for Ball State University of the Mid-American Conference.
"It’s nice to get a win so that the team can see all their hard work in practice pay off,” Thompson said. “It’s been a tough pre-conference.”
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Saluki freshman swimmer Hannah Reiser is new to Carbondale, but she is no stranger to settling into a new town, or even country.
Reiser was born more than 8,500 miles away in South Africa. The Reiser family resided in South Africa until she was 13 when they moved to Pleasant Plains. It was difficult for the Reisers to leave their home in South Africa, but finding a new home in Illinois was easy because Hannah’s father, Troy, met her mother, Jackie, while she swam at SIU.
The move was one of the most dramatic changes Reiser has every gone through, but she said it has been for the best. Living in the United States presented a new feeling of safety that her family did not have in South Africa as well as a wealth of new possibilities.
Southeast Missouri State is no Mississippi Valley State. Then again, nobody is probably that bad. MVSU got clocked this past Saturday in Carbondale by 52 points at Saluki Stadium.
It is true that the Redhawks team has yet to get a win in 2017 (0-2) and were beaten by non-scholarship FBS Dayton 25-23 this past Saturday. That game was played in Ohio, but still, dropping one to a team whose players are not on scholarship opens some questions for Head Coach Tom Matukewitcz. Nevertheless, he seems positive about the season.
“I’m happy about how we competed,” said Matukewitcz after his team’s first loss to Kansas (38-16). Maybe so, but the Redhawks are still not getting it done.
Tam Rachatanavin, owner of Thai Taste, is hoping his restaurant will be open again by Saturday afternoon after a car damaged the northern wall of the eatery Tuesday night.
Six finalists to lead Southern Illinois University Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will visit campus for interviews and public presentations over the next month.
The Carbondale Terriers, (1-2) were its own worst enemy Friday night as they gave the Waterloo Bulldogs (1-2) 6 points on two safeties and two missed extra points in a six-point loss.
SIU plays its next two games on the road. The last time SIU won an away game was in 2014. That fact is no joke. Even though SIU’s next game is with 0-2 Southeast Missouri State, played in Cape Girardeau about an hour away, it is still a road game.
SIU’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center and Veteran Services are partnering to offer these fun, camaraderie-building events at no charge.