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Saluki Spirit Teams

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Support the Saluki Spirit Teams

Our cheerleaders, dancers, and mascots dedicate numerous hours supporting Saluki Athletics over the course of each academic year.  This includes performing at all home football, volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball as well as attending many appearances and events across campus and the Southern Illinois community. To help our spirit program grow and thrive, we must depend on passionate investors who understand the need for continuous advancement to recruit and develop university ambassadors and quality athletes in our sport of spirit.


COACHING STAFF In addition to the maintenance of a full-time head coach to mentor and guide our spirit athletes, our program is dedicated to bringing in the best instructors and clinicians in the areas of collegiate cheer, stunt, tumble, and dance.

OPERATIONS From maintaining and replacing uniforms to providing consumable apparel and team meals, there are countless moving pieces underpinning the smooth and effective operation of our spirit program. 

TOURNAMENT TRAVEL Many of the Saluki sports teams we cheer on throughout our year-round season provide the opportunity for exciting post season travel as well as away games against Power 5 opponents and in-state rivals during the regular season. We rely on donors and sponsorships to help defray the costs of buses, lodging, and meals for our spirit teams as well as pep band members.

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