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Football Salukis head into offseason looking for improvement Video included

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CARBONDALE -- With the 2017 Saluki football season in the books, many players are left with a bad taste in their mouth with how the season played. The Salukis head into the offseason trying to figure out what did and did not work for the team.

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Murphysboro wins Lady Indians Tip-Off Classic Video included

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DUQUOIN - Christopher and Murphysboro entered Saturday morning's matchup with a 2-0 record in the DuQuoin Lady Indians tournament. 

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A-J football falls in the state semifinals Video included

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PLEASANT PLAINS - Anna-Jonesboro and Pleasant Plains faced off in the 3A football semifinals on Saturday.  

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SIU football drops final game of the season Video included

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MACOMB - The football Salukis closed out the season on the road at Western Illinois. The Leathernecks went ahead 7-0 in the second quarter and scored the next 14 points off turnovers. 

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SIU tops Illinois-Springfield in home opener Video included

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CARBONDALE - The basketball Salukis hosted Illinois-Springfield on Saturday night.  Southern playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season.

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Sports Extra: November 17th, 2017 Video included

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WSIL - High school girls basketball teams tipped-off their seasons with a week of tournaments. 

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Success follows Sanders boys on the football field Video included

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ANNA -- A-J will visit Pleasant Plains Saturday afternoon in the semifinals, and one Wildcat will not only be playing for a shot to go to state, but also a little familial bragging rights.

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Murphysboro cheers on Choices basketball team

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MURPHYSBORO -- The combined Choices basketball from Carbondale and Murphysboro kicked off their season today with a home game against the Progress Port Smashers from Carterville.

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Area high schoolers make college decisions official Video included

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WSIL - As the early signing period continues, more and more student athletes are making their college decisions official. 

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Vienna, Herrin pick up wins at Lady Cat Tip-Off Classic Video included

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MARION -- Vienna and Herrin each picked up wins in night two at the Marion Lady Cat Tip-Off Classic. 

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Marion opens the season with a win over Massac County Video included

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MARION - The Marion girls basketball team opened the season on Monday night hosting the Lady Cat Tip-Off tournament.

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Herrin tops Vienna in the Marion Tip-Off Tournament Video included

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MARION - The first game of the Marion Lady Cat Tip-Off Tournament featured Herrin and Vienna. 

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Rochester ends Herrin's season in the state quarterfinals Video included

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ROCHESTER - Number four Herrin traveled to the top-seeded Rochester Rockets on Saturday. 

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SIU volleyball falls to Northern Iowa on senior day Video included

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CARBONDALE - The SIU volleyball team hosted Northern Iowa for the final home match of the season. 

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Anna-Jonesboro advances to the state semi-finals Video included

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VANDALIA - Anna-Jonesboro met up with Vandalia in the 3A quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon. 

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SIU falls to Youngstown on senior day Video included

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CARBONDALE - The football Salukis closed out their home slate on Saturday against Youngstown State. 

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Sports Extra--November 10, 2017 Video included

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WSIL -- We are in the transition of seasons for Sports Extra.  This Friday night we had the opening night of college basketball, but we're not quite ready to put football away for the season just yet. 

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More Southern Illinois athletes sign their letters of intent Video included

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WSIL -- Thursday marked the second day of the early signing period for Division one athletes.  Here is the list of some of the commits who signed their national letters of intent on Thursday:

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Short-handed Salukis Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU men's basketball team has not played its first official game yet, and already head coach Barry Hinson could be without one-third of his roster, including three starters. 

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Early signing period opens with a number of Southern Illinois athletes committing Video included

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WSIL - Wednesday marked the start of the early signing period for Division one athletes.  Here is a list of some of the commits who signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday. 

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Area softball players sign National Letters of Intent Video included

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WSIL - Wednesday marked the start of the November signing period, a time when athletes can sign with division one or two schools.  In this area, softball continues to lead the way with Division-1 signings. 

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Vienna's Jennifer Robinson is preparing for the NRHA championships Video included

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VIENNA - Jennifer Robinson has been riding horses her entire life.

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Saluki fullback drawing attention from NFL scouts

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CARBONDALE -- The road to success never comes easy, and that's especially true for athletes that start their college career's as a walk-on. For Saluki fullback Hans Carmien, that journey began as a walk-on freshman, to becoming a vital role on the Saluki offense in his senior season.

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Marion's Devon Davis commits to Rend Lake Video included

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MARION - The early signing period for high school students to commit to Division One schools opens on Wednesday.  But junior college athletes can commit earlier. 

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Cardinals release veteran RHP Trevor Rosenthal

The St. Louis Cardinals have released veteran right-hander Trevor Rosenthal and extended a qualifying offer to pitcher Lance Lynn. More>>

Missouri State knocks off SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE - SIU was looking for a win against Missouri State on Saturday. 

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High school football playoffs: Second Round Video included

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WSIL - Three area teams remained in the quest for a state title as the second round of the football playoffs hit the field. 

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Salukis rock Rockhurst in exhibition Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Kavion Pippen scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds in his Saluki debut, helping lead SIU to a 98-68 exhibition win over Division II Rockhurst. 

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A real Hatchet job Video included

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FARINA -- The record setting season for the Cobden Appleknockers volleyball team came to a close at the South Central Super-Sectional at the hands of Windsor/Stewardson-Strasburg. 

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SIU women win their final exhibition match Video included

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CARBONDALE - The Saluki women's basketball team topped Lindenwood-Belleville on Friday night in the Dawgs' final exhibition before the start of the season.

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Injuries pile up for Basketball Salukis Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The injury bug is taking quite a bite out of the Basketball Salukis ahead of Saturday night's exhibition against Rockhurst.

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Player of the Week

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WSIL-TV -- Who is the top football player this week?  You decide!  Vote for the WSIL-Banterra Player of the Week.

Each Monday during the high school football season, the WSIL Sports Team will nominate two athletes for the Player of the Week honor.  Vote Monday through Wednesday each week and we'll announce the winner each Thursday on News 3 Sports.

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Cobden wins sectional championship Video included

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COBDEN -- After earning their program's first every sectional match win Monday, the Cobden Appleknockers met with the NCOE Cardinals on their home court Wednesday for the 1A Cobden Sectional title game.

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Benton's Mia McLain eyes a top performance at state Video included

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BENTON - There’s one runner who makes up the Benton girls cross country team.  

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Pinckneyville volleyball falls in the sectional semifinals Video included

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NASHVILLE - Nashville hosting a 2A sectional.  Pinckneyville met up with Carlinville Monday in the sectional semifinals. T

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NCOE to face Cobden in 1A sectional finals Video included

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COBDEN --Monday night, area volleyball teams hit the court looking to extend the season at least one more game and earn a spot in the sectional title game.

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Luke Ford to play in Army All-American Bowl Video included

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CARTERVILLE - On Tuesday, Carterville tight end Luke Ford received his All-American jersey in an assembly at the Carterville high school auditorium. 

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High school football playoffs: First Round Video included

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WSIL - The high school football postseason kicked off on the final weekend of October.  Area teams hit the field looking to extend their season another week. 

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SIU falls on the road at South Dakota Video included

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VERMILLION, SD - The football Salukis met up with South Dakota on Saturday looking to extend their win streak to three.  

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Mia McLain wins 1A cross country sectionals as Benton hosts boys' and girls' meets Video included

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BENTON - The 1A cross country girls and boys sectionals meets hit the Benton City Park course. 

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Sports Extra--Playoff Preview Edition Video included

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WSIL -- Here is a first round playoff schedule for area teams.  All games are Saturday.  Previews are available in the video. 

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NCOE tops Elverado for its second straight regional championship Video included

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ELVERADO - NCOE looking for its fifth straight regional championship and ninth title in the last 11 years.  

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Murphysboro sweeps Carbondale for regional championship Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The Murphysboro Red Devils swept their Jackson County rivals from Carbondale 25-16, 25-21 to win a 3A regional championship on the Terriers' home floor. 

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Lady Patriots advance to sectionals with win over Marion Video included

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MT VERNON -- The Massac County Lady Patriots faced the Marion Wildcats in the 3A Volleyball Regional Finals in Mt Vernon.

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Triad tops Marion in 2A sectional semifinals Video included

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COLUMBIA -- The Triad Knights and Marion Wildcats went head to head in the 2A sectional semifinals in Columbia.

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John A. Logan Baseball adds turf Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- What started as a pipe dream is close to being reality for the John A. Logan baseball team--a turf infield. 

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Vols, Lady Vols ready for upcoming season Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- We are less than a couple of weeks away from the start of the college basketball season.  Optimism is high in Carterville for both John A. Logan teams. 

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Murphysboro advances past Harrisburg in Carbondale regional semifinal Video included

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CARBONDALE-- The Murphysboro Lady Red Devils faced the Harrisburg Lady Bulldogs in the Carbondale 3A regional semifinals Tuesday.

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Saluki cornerback brings spark in return from injury

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CARBONDALE -- It's always heartbreaking to see a player get sidelined by an injury, but it sure makes for a sweet return once they have recovered from the injury.

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Harrisburg volleyball advances past West Frankfort in the Carbondale regional Video included

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CARBONDALE - The volleyball regional playoffs hit the court on Monday. In the Carbondale regional, Harrisburg and West Frankfort met up.

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Pearce Juniors Tennis Camp hits the court for the fourth summer

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MARION -- Future tennis stars hit the court in Marion this week for the Pearce Juniors Tennis Camp.

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Softball tournament to raise money for local cancer patient Video included

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MARION -- Slow-pitch softball is a summer tradition for many as a way to enjoy time with friends and family on the ball field. A tournament this weekend aims to raise money to help an area woman who has recently been diagnosed with cancer.

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  • Murphysboro wins Lady Indians Tip-Off Classic

    Murphysboro wins Lady Indians Tip-Off Classic

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:52 AM EST2017-11-19 05:52:00 GMT

    DUQUOIN - Christopher and Murphysboro entered Saturday morning's matchup with a 2-0 record in the DuQuoin Lady Indians tournament. 

    DUQUOIN - Christopher and Murphysboro entered Saturday morning's matchup with a 2-0 record in the DuQuoin Lady Indians tournament. 

  • A-J football falls in the state semifinals

    A-J football falls in the state semifinals

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:48 AM EST2017-11-19 05:48:00 GMT

    PLEASANT PLAINS - Anna-Jonesboro and Pleasant Plains faced off in the 3A football semifinals on Saturday.  

    PLEASANT PLAINS - Anna-Jonesboro and Pleasant Plains faced off in the 3A football semifinals on Saturday.  

  • Sports Extra: November 17th, 2017

    Sports Extra: November 17th, 2017

    Saturday, November 18 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-18 05:04:28 GMT

    WSIL - High school girls basketball teams tipped-off their seasons with a week of tournaments. 

    WSIL - High school girls basketball teams tipped-off their seasons with a week of tournaments. 

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  • Football Salukis head into offseason looking for improvement

    Football Salukis head into offseason looking for improvement

    Sunday, November 19 2017 11:48 PM EST2017-11-20 04:48:53 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- With the 2017 Saluki football season in the books, many players are left with a bad taste in their mouth with how the season played. The Salukis head into the offseason trying to figure out what did and did not work for the team.

    CARBONDALE -- With the 2017 Saluki football season in the books, many players are left with a bad taste in their mouth with how the season played. The Salukis head into the offseason trying to figure out what did and did not work for the team.

  • SIU football drops final game of the season

    SIU football drops final game of the season

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-11-19 05:43:07 GMT

    MACOMB - The football Salukis closed out the season on the road at Western Illinois. The Leathernecks went ahead 7-0 in the second quarter and scored the next 14 points off turnovers. 

    MACOMB - The football Salukis closed out the season on the road at Western Illinois. The Leathernecks went ahead 7-0 in the second quarter and scored the next 14 points off turnovers. 

  • SIU tops Illinois-Springfield in home opener

    SIU tops Illinois-Springfield in home opener

    Sunday, November 19 2017 12:43 AM EST2017-11-19 05:43:05 GMT

    CARBONDALE - The basketball Salukis hosted Illinois-Springfield on Saturday night.  Southern playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season.

    CARBONDALE - The basketball Salukis hosted Illinois-Springfield on Saturday night.  Southern playing in front of a home crowd for the first time this season.

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