September 09, 2014

Alumni Association hosting tailgate at Purdue

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU Alumni Association is offering a tailgate and ticket package for the Sept. 20 Saluki football game at Purdue. 

The Salukis play the Boilermakers at noon (11 a.m. CST) in West Lafayette, Ind.  All alumni and friends are invited to register for a pregame event beginning at 9 a.m. (8 a.m. CST) outside Ross-Ade Stadium.  The event will feature a menu of pork BBQ sandwiches, brats and sauerkraut, salads, baked beans, desserts, tea and water. A vegetarian option will be available, as is a cash bar.

The tailgate/ticket combo price for all ages (includes game ticket in section 103, tailgate activities, and the pregame meal) is: SIU Alumni Association members: $70 (members receive one drink from cash bar); non-members:  $75. 
SIU head football Coach Dale Lennon appreciates the continued support through the Association tailgates. 

“I urge our fans to take advantage of this event hosted by the SIU Alumni Association,” Lennon  said. “The Purdue pregame tailgate will have a real Saluki flavor to it, as former SIU quarterback Paul McIntosh will be hosting the gathering as president of the Greater Indianapolis Chapter. I hope to see you there."

SIU Alumni Association Executive Director Michelle Suarez agreed. “This will be a great family friendly event to enjoy before we watch the Salukis battle a Big Ten opponent,” she said.  “It should be a great way for our alumni to connect and enjoy the day.”

Visit for more information and to register, call 618/453-2408 or email Look in the events section under the news and events tab for a link to the Sept. 20 Saluki football game registration form.