SIU Football to return to the field in October

By Staff Report, News Desk

On Sept. 21, SIU football announced via Twitter that it would be taking the field on Oct. 23 to play against Southeast Missouri State University at Saluki Stadium.

The team initially announced the cancellation of the SEMO game on Aug.14, but will now play with reduced capacity, which according to a press release from the athletics department, will be addressed at a later date.

In August, the Saluki athletics department made announcements about the postponement of football and other fall sports until the spring of 2021. 


Despite the Missouri Valley Football Conference voting to push its season back until spring, teams are allowed to play in up to three non-conference matchups. The game in October against SEMO will count as a non-conference matchup for SIU.

Also returning to action are the Marching Salukis who will perform at the game.

Director of the Marching Salukis, George Brozak invited the 2020 members of the band to voluntarily participate in the event via email.

According to Brozak, the band will not march on the field but will instead “play socially-distanced music in place.”

Start time for the game is set for 6 p.m.