October 11, 2010

Family tailgate features fun, food and football

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Free food, games, prizes and fun with friends and family -- it can all be yours at the Saluki Family Weekend Tailgate Oct. 16.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s University Housing, Saluki Family Association and Saluki First Year program are sponsoring the tailgate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Saluki Family Tents on Saluki Row on the north side of the SIUC Arena, near the Troutt-Wittman Center. Bring the family and friends, as everybody is welcome at this celebration during Saluki Family Weekend.

It all wraps up in time for participants to watch as the Saluki football squad takes on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits at 2 p.m. For game ticket information, visit www.siusalukis.com or call 618/453-2000 or 877/Salukis (877/725-8547).

Numerous special events and activities are on tap for Saluki Family Weekend Oct. 15-17. For more information about Saluki Family Weekend and its events, contact University Programming at 618/453-2721 or look online at www.siucstudentcenter.org.