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Late turnover fuels Saluki home loss at home

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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.

Salukis drop road contest at UAB

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The Southern Illinois women’s basketball dropped a 76-66 road decision to the University of Alabama-Birmingham Blazers Monday night.

The Swamp Tigers last Carbondale show to be played at The Varsity

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One of the most popular bands in the region will be no more after December, and their last public solo show in Carbondale — and the penultimate public solo performance in Southern Illinois — is scheduled at The Varsity on Saturday, Nov. 18.

JALC celebrates 50th anniversary

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Today, the college — with its state-of-the-art facilities — includes 667,000 square-feet of buildings located on 169 acres along Route 13 in Carterville between Marion and Carbondale. The college also has extension centers in West Frankfort and Du Quoin.

Veterans to share stories at The Varsity during conference

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The VA Medical Center in Marion and SIU Veterans Center will host a conference Thursday, Nov. 9, in which veterans will present their stories in a “TED Talk” type of platform.

The StorytellersX Conference will be at The Varsity Center, 418 S. Illinois, Ave., in Carbondale. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the first speaker going on at 6 p.m.

All of the speakers are veterans from the Southern Illinois community. Seven speakers are scheduled to share their stories of how they have successfully integrated back into the community and continue to serve. Each presenter will speak for about five to seven minutes.

Mistakes stifle Salukis chances at comeback against Missouri State

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Chris Barron
Carbondale Times

There is no margin for error in what could be the best conference in FCS Football: the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Teams that make mistakes in games usually see those miscues come back to haunt them. The Salukis learned that lesson Saturday as several mistakes in the first quarter allowed the Missouri State Bears to jump out to a big lead and never look back.

The Saluki defense started out strong forcing a three-and-out in the first series. The offense then went and scored on a three-play drive, capped off with a Cameron Walter six-yard touchdown run. The Salukis had great field position thanks to fair-catch interference call and a 25-yard run by Walter in the drive.

Carbondale, SIU and VFW to host Veterans Day event

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale, VFW Post 2605, and the city of Carbondale will host a joint Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 10 at the Veterans Memorial Plaza in Carbondale.

The event begins at 11 a.m. and is open to the public. The Veterans Memorial Plaza is at the intersection of East Main and South Washington streets, just south of the town square. In the event of rain, the ceremony will move across the street to the City Pavilion. The SIU Carbondale Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) will perform an honor salute and presentation of our nation’s colors.

The ceremony honors veterans of all American and foreign wars, conflicts and military operations.

Salukis roll in exhibition game

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Chris Barron
Carbondale Times

SIU took the first half against its Division II opponent Rockhurst Saturday to work out the kinks with a new team and two starters (Thik Bol and Marcus Bartley) sitting out with injuries.

Barry Hinson’s Salukis only led 39-36 at the break, but SIU came out like the bigger, more talented team it was expected to be on paper.

“We challenged the team at halftime,” Hinson said. “It wasn’t a Pentecostal tent revival — we weren’t going nuts yelling at them. We just challenged them to answer the bell defensively.”

It’s fair to say the Salukis responded to the halftime adjustments.


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