Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Thousands Celebrate SIU Homecoming
CARBONDALE -- There was a lot of excitement on the streets of Carbondale Saturday as thousands of students and alumni flocked to S-I-U for homecoming festivities.
The annual homecoming parade kicked off the celebration lots of marching bands from area schools and plenty of floats showing off their Saluki pride.
After the parade, many gathered around the stadium for some tailgating right before the game.
This year's homecoming theme is "Unleash the Legend", which encourages students to celebrate what it means to be a "Saluki.
"It's a just a moment of pride, especially as a college student. It's just a great experience for everybody coming together and just to be united for one purpose and that's Saluki pride," says SIU alumna Whitney Clark.
Clark says homecoming is also a time to get to meet new people and make new friends. The Dawgs homecoming game was against North Dakota State.
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