Alumni and students gather Tuesday to tailgate and watch the Salukis play Arkansas State at “The Hill” located behind the field at Itchy Jones Stadium. “I’ve come to every baseball game for the last four years since we started the ‘Hill Gang,'” said Joel Berrey, an SIU alumni from Carbondale. “It’s an outdoor atmosphere in which to appreciate SIU, the environment of sports and the comradery of people who enjoy the outdoors.” Lambert said when he attended SIU in the 1970s the hill was always packed because baseball used to be a prominent sport. “It’s still a venue today which allows you to laugh and carry on,” Lambert said. — April 19, 2016, Carbondale, Ill.