League: NCAA Division I FCS
Head Coach: Nick Hill
Team Mascot: Brown Dawg & Gray Dawg
Year Opened: 2010
City / State: Carbondale / Illinois
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Southern Illinois Salukis vs Western Illinois Leathernecks
Rival Team: Western Illinois Leathernecks
You won’t want to miss it when the Salukis take on in-state rivals Western Illinois. Both teams entered the Missouri Valley Football Conference in 1985, and since then they have developed quite the rivalry.
Southern Illinois Salukis vs Illinois State Redbirds
Rival Team: Illinois State Redbirds
Make sure to be in attendance when Southern Illinois takes on Missouri Valley Conference, and in-state rivals Illinois State. The two teams meet a variety of sports although few matchups are bigger than the annual meeting on the gridiron between these two.