Southern Illinois University Athletics To Unveil A New Official Athletic Logo At July 25 Press Conference

    After nearly thirty years, the Southern Illinois University Carbondale athletic department will unveil its new official athletic logos and football helmet logo at a press conference on Wednesday, July 25 at 1 p.m. in Room 125 of Lingle Hall in the SIU Arena.

    The new logos will replace the current Saluki logos for all official athletic use and on SIU merchandise. The McAndrew Stadium field logo and new Astroplay turf will be displayed after the press conference only from the bleachers for a limited time. In addition, the new logos will be simultaneously launched on the new SIU website (

    The new logos were designed by Phoenix Design Works (phoenixdesignworks) in New York, New York. A committee of 13 members participated in the new logo design process.

    Currently a logo of the Saluki in the circle is in place and has been used by the athletic department as far back as the fall of 1971.

    The press conference is open to the public.

    SIUC New Logo Press Conference Agenda -- WEDNESDAY, JULY 25 -- 1 P.M.

    1 P.M.: Introduction, Logo Unveiling & Comments -- Paul Kowalczyk, SIUC Athletics Director

    1:15 P.M.: New Helmet Logo Display & Comments -- Jerry Kill, SIUC Head Football Coach