‘War of the Wheel’ Returns: Salukis to Host Redhawks

‘War of the Wheel’ Returns: Salukis to Host Redhawks

CARBONDALE (SIU) – After the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) decided on an eight-game 2020-21 college football season, the 24th ranked Southern Illinois Salukis will play this fall.

The university’s athletic department announced Monday an October 23 matchup, considered the “War of the Wheel,” against Southeast Missouri State at Saluki Stadium. The teams were originally scheduled to play September 19, but the game was postponed as both teams and their respective conferences attempted to navigate the COVID-19 sports landscape.

In a release, Saluki Athletics said they’re working on a reduced-capacity seating plan and other measures that could allow season-ticket holders and students to attend the game. Details will be announced at a later date.

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