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College Signings: November 16, 2018

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WSIL -- The November signing period continues as area high school athletes make their decision to sign with Division 1 or 2 schools.

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College Signing Day: November 14, 2018 Video included

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WSIL-- Wednesday marks the beginning for the early signing period for high school athletes, as several area seniors make their announcement of where they're heading next year.

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Salukis fall in home opener against Buffalo Video included

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CARBONDALE-- The Basketball Salukis fall to 0-2 on the season following a 62-53 loss to Buffalo in the Charles Helleny Tip-Off Classic. More>>

Primetime Player

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WSIL-TV -- Who was this season's Primetime Player in high school football?  You decide! 

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Salukis fall to Jackrabbits to close out home schedule Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Football Salukis go winless at home in 2018 as they fall to the South Dakota State 57-38 to close out the home schedule. 

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Saluki upset bid falls short Video included

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LEXINGTON, KY -- The SIU Salukis put quite a scare into John Calipari's second ranked Kentucky Wildcats, but UK pulled away late to win 71-59. 

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Salukis drop a close one to the Leathernecks Video included

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CARBONDALE-- The Football Salukis fall to 2-7 on the season following a 34-31 loss to Western Illinois.

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Round 2 high school football playoffs: November 3, 2018 Video included

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WSIL -- The high school football season comes to a close following Round 2 action of the IHSA football playoffs.

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Former Harrisburg Bulldog wins Strongman Nationals Video included

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WSIL -- Former Harrisburg Bulldog Dawson Montfort is doing big things by moving big things. Montfort won the Strongman Nationals in the 265 pound division last weekend in St. Charles, Missouri.

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Hornettes headed to state Video included

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MCLEANSBORO -- The Nashville Hornettes earned a trip to the 2A state volleyball semifinals with a three sets win over Fairfield to win the Hamilton County Supersectional. 

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Salukis use big second half to roll in exhibition Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU shook off a sluggish first half and used a dominant second half to beat Division II East Central University out of Oklahoma 76-49 in the Salukis' only exhibition game. 

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John A. Logan routs Motlow in impressive season opener Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- The 12th ranked John A. Logan Volunteers opened their season by routing Motlow State 106-81 Thursday night. 

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Grayville holds off NCOE for sectional championship Video included

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THOMPSONVILLE -- The Grayville Bison won the first volleyball sectional championship in school history, downing NCOE 26-24, 25-20 to capture the Thompsonville 1A Sectional. 

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Region welcomes newest pro team Video included

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MARION -- There will be a new game in town in southern Illinois late next spring and summer.  Professional softball is coming to the region thanks to an unlikely partnership. Softball Canada, the third ranked team in the world behind the US and Japan, will be training for the 2020 Olympics right here in southern Illinois.  

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Volleyball sectional semifinals: October 29, 2018 Video included

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WSIL-- The high school volleyball postseason continued as 9 area teams still battling for a shot at state, opened up sectional play Monday.

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Young linebackers leading the Saluki defense Video included

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CARBONDALE -- When junior linebacker Cody Crider was lost for the season to a knee injury, it thrust a freshman into the spotlight and added a lot of responsibility to the rest of the unit, particularly the other linebackers, and those young backers are continuing to improve and make plays.

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IHSA football playoffs: October 27, 2018 Video included

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WSIL-- Fourteen area football teams qualified for the opening round of playoff contention in the 2018 IHSA football postseason. Games with highlights are marked with an * and are italicized.

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Volleyball regional championships: October 25, 2018 Video included

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WSIL -- 11 high school regional volleyball championships featured area teams, with spots in four different sectionals on the line Thursday night. 

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IHSA rules Pinckneyville ineligible for volleyball postseason Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- The Pinckneyville Panthers put together a great volleyball regular season, going 28-8 and sharing the River to River Mississippi championship with Nashville. The problem--the IHSA does not allow more than 35 regular season games.  

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Benton beats Marion, will play for regional championship Video included

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ARION -- The Benton Rangerettes outlasted Marion to beat the Wildcats on their home floor in the second 3A regional semifinal Tuesday.

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Salukis host first annual Basketball Fan Fest Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Saluki basketball season is right around the corner, and what better way to get Saluki fans ready for the start of another basketball season than with Fan Fest.

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Volleyball Regionals: October 22, 2018 Video included

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WSIL-- While there's still a few more days until the high school football playoffs kickoff, the girls volleyball postseason is officially underway as teams began the quarterfinal matchups of regionals.

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Saluki rally falls short Video included

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CARBONDALE -- On a weekend when SIU celebrated its newest Hall of Fame members as well as Homecoming, the Salukis could not add a football win to the mix, falling to Indiana State 24-21. 

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IHSA Football Playoff Pairings Announced

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WSIL -- 14 teams from area conferences had already clinched high school football playoff spots, so there was no sweating out the IHSA's annual Selection Show Saturday night.  

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Sports Extra: October 19, 2018 Video included

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WSIL-- We've reached 9th and final week of the high school football regular season. We have highlights from seven football games, along with one high school soccer regional championship. Those games marked with an *.

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  • College Signings: November 16, 2018

    College Signings: November 16, 2018

    Friday, November 16 2018 7:49 PM EST2018-11-17 00:49:18 GMT

    WSIL -- The November signing period continues as area high school athletes make their decision to sign with Division 1 or 2 schools.

    WSIL -- The November signing period continues as area high school athletes make their decision to sign with Division 1 or 2 schools.

  • SIU downs SEMO in home opener

    SIU downs SEMO in home opener

    Thursday, November 15 2018 4:57 AM EST2018-11-15 09:57:09 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- The Saluki women's basketball team shook off a tough start and pulled away from Southeast Missouri State to win their opener 60-40 at the Arena. 

    CARBONDALE -- The Saluki women's basketball team shook off a tough start and pulled away from Southeast Missouri State to win their opener 60-40 at the Arena. 

  • College Signing Day: November 14, 2018

    College Signing Day: November 14, 2018

    Thursday, November 15 2018 4:34 AM EST2018-11-15 09:34:39 GMT

    WSIL-- Wednesday marks the beginning for the early signing period for high school athletes, as several area seniors make their announcement of where they're heading next year.

    WSIL-- Wednesday marks the beginning for the early signing period for high school athletes, as several area seniors make their announcement of where they're heading next year.

  • SalukisMore>>

  • SIU downs SEMO in home opener

    SIU downs SEMO in home opener

    Thursday, November 15 2018 4:57 AM EST2018-11-15 09:57:09 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- The Saluki women's basketball team shook off a tough start and pulled away from Southeast Missouri State to win their opener 60-40 at the Arena. 

    CARBONDALE -- The Saluki women's basketball team shook off a tough start and pulled away from Southeast Missouri State to win their opener 60-40 at the Arena. 

  • Salukis fall in home opener against Buffalo

    Salukis fall in home opener against Buffalo

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 12:38 AM EST2018-11-13 05:38:21 GMT
    CARBONDALE-- The Basketball Salukis fall to 0-2 on the season following a 62-53 loss to Buffalo in the Charles Helleny Tip-Off Classic.
    CARBONDALE-- The Basketball Salukis fall to 0-2 on the season following a 62-53 loss to Buffalo in the Charles Helleny Tip-Off Classic.
  • Salukis fall to Jackrabbits to close out home schedule

    Salukis fall to Jackrabbits to close out home schedule

    Saturday, November 10 2018 10:20 PM EST2018-11-11 03:20:36 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- The Football Salukis go winless at home in 2018 as they fall to the South Dakota State 57-38 to close out the home schedule. 

    CARBONDALE -- The Football Salukis go winless at home in 2018 as they fall to the South Dakota State 57-38 to close out the home schedule. 

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  • Butler, Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz 113-107

    Butler, Embiid lead Sixers past Jazz 113-107

    Friday, November 16 2018 10:00 PM EST2018-11-17 03:00:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, drives to the basket against Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Chris Szagola). Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, drives to the basket against Utah Jazz's Royce O'Neale, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Philadelphia.
    Jimmy Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107.
    Jimmy Butler scored 28 points in his home debut, Joel Embiid had 23 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Utah Jazz 113-107.
  • Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

    Kyle Busch leads title contenders in qualifying for finale

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-11-17 02:54:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Kyle Busch prepares to get into his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla.(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky). Kyle Busch prepares to get into his car during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Homestead, Fla.
    Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR's title contenders at the start of Sunday's championship finale.
    Kyle Busch will lead NASCAR's title contenders at the start of Sunday's championship finale.
  • Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

    Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

    Friday, November 16 2018 9:54 PM EST2018-11-17 02:54:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). The Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif.(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). The Golden Gate Bridge is obscured by smoke and haze from wildfires Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in this view from Fort Baker near Sausalito, Calif.
    The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the...
    The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday was postponed two weeks because of the unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.

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