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Salukis picked to finished seventh in preseason poll

The Missouri Valley Conference released its preseason football poll, and the Southern Illinois Salukis are pegged to finish seventh for a second straight season.

SIU overachieved from its preseason projection last year, going 5-3 in conference to finish tied for third place.

Two-time defending National Champion North Dakota State was a unanimous choice to finish atop the conference, followed by South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Illinois State and Youngstown State.

Saluki junior tight end Mycole Pruitt was the lone SIU player to earn All-MVC accolades. Pruitt was an All-MVC selection a season ago, leading all tight ends in the Valley with 49 catches for 577 yards and four touchdowns in 2012. He was also selected as a preseason All-American nationally.

Senior punter Austin Pucylowski was named an All-MVC honorable mention.  mention, ranking third in the conference and 20th in the nation for net punting.

SIU will open training camp on Sunday, Aug. 4 and start the season on Aug. 31 on the road against Illinois.  

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