Southern Illinois University

Location: Carbondale, IL
Founded: 1869
Primary Athletic Conference: Missouri Valley Conference
Nickname: Salukis
Colors: Maroon, Black
Mascot Name: N/A
Institution Website: www.siu.edu
Athletics Website: siusalukis.collegesports.com
Bookstore: www.siu.bkstr.com
Fan Shop: siusalukis.collegesports.com/store
Famous Alumni: Jim Belushi (Actor) Jenny McCarthy (Actress) Steve Finley (MLB) Walt Frazier (NBA) Shawn Colvin (Musician)
Fun Fact: In 1951, the athletes and faculty members gave their support in favor of a new nickname "Salukis" instead of "Maroons"