September 15, 2022

Saluki Takeover Tour: Chicago 2022 starts today

During this year’s Saluki Takeover Tour: Chicago, SIU leaders, faculty, staff and students are enhancing connections in Chicago through meetings with several schools and receptions with alumni and friends. The Saluki Takeover starts today, Sept. 15, and culminates with SIU’s game against Northwestern at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17.

Marc Silverman, cohost of ESPN’s radio show “Waddle and Silvy,” will serve as guest speaker during the Chancellor’s Reception. His talk will start at 6:30 p.m. today, and he’ll be followed by SIU System President Dan Mahoney and SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin A. Lane. They will be livestreamed on the SIU Foundation’s Facebook page. Other events include:

  • 16 school visits, including two Saluki Step Ahead signings with community colleges.
  • Seven receptions, including one award ceremony.
  • One special presentation.
  • One tailgate reception.
  • One football game.