November 18, 2004

Saluki Vision Web casts Fans can watch Salukis play in Las Vegas

by Tom Woolf

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Saluki fans can follow the Southern Illinois University Carbondale men's basketball team during next week's Las Vegas Holiday Invitational Tournament with Saluki Vision.

This season, SIUC's Media & Communication Resources, in conjunction with Saluki Athletics, WSIU-TV and Mississippi River Radio, is offering Web casts of 22 Saluki games on a subscription basis. The Web casts include play-by-play by the long-time voice of the Salukis, Mike Reis. The Salukis' two games in Las Vegas next week will be "bonus" Web casts. Tip-off for the game against Vanderbilt on Friday, Nov. 26, is 6:50 p.m. CST. The Salukis' opponent, and the starting time, for the game on Saturday, Nov. 27, will be announced later.

Fans should go to, click on the Saluki Vision link and follow instructions to register for the Web casts. The Saluki Vision site lists the computer requirements necessary to receive the Web casts, including high-speed access via either a cable modem or DSL service.

With "Saluki Ticket," fans can purchase Web casts of 22 games - including the two Las Vegas bonus games - for $59.95. Fans can view individual games at a cost of $9.95. The package features 14 home and eight away games. Home games are subject to blackout in Southern Illinois, and details are available on the Saluki Vision page.

The Salukis' regular season home opener is on Sunday, Nov. 21, against Augustana, beginning at 2:05 p.m.