ince its adoption as SIU's sports symbol in 1951, 22 different Saluki dogs have graced the campus as the team mascot.
Why is SIU mascot a Saluki?
SIU's sports mascot is the Saluki. A Saluki is one of the oldest dog breeds, and is an Egyptian hunting dog similar to a greyhound or whippet. ... Then the Saluki was chosen as SIU's mascot on March 19, 1951 in part because the southern Illinois region is colloquially known as Little Egypt.
What is the mascot for SIU?
SalukisУниверситет Южного Иллинойса в Карбондейле / Талисман
Where is Salukis?
Salukis are one of the earliest dog breeds, dating back to 3600 B.C., and rose to prominence during the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt, when they frequently appeared in ancient Egyptian artwork on tombs. Therein lies the natural tie to Southern Illinois, a region which is frequently referred to as "Little Egypt."12 июн. 2016 г.
What division is SIU?
NCAA Division I Football Championship SubdivisionSouthern Illinois Salukis football / Дивизион