Show your Saluki pride by wearing maroon and white and attending the football season opener against Taylor at 7 p.m.
Saluki Director of Athletics Mario Moccia takes your questions.
Steve Sowers joined Saluki Athletics in 2010 when he was named the department's Group Sales Coordinator. He was named Assistant AD for Marketing in 2011.
Sowers came to SIU after two years working as a marketing assistant in the athletics department at Towson University. Prior to Towson, Sowers worked for one year as a marketing assistant at Harvard and did an internship with the Burlington Bees, a minor league affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
He graduated from Western Illinois University in 2006, with a bachelor's degree in recreation, parks and tourism administration. Sowers received his master's degree from WIU in sport management in 2007.
A native of Macomb, Ill., Sowers played defensive end and tight end for the Leathernecks' football team and twice received the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Presidential Academic Excellence Award. Sowers and his wife, Jessica, reside in Carbondale. The couple had their first son, Ward, in October 2013.