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Mike Reis says "it's time," announces resignation

Mike Reis speaking in front of podium
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After more than four decades, SIU Athletics will have a new voice for play-by-play

A legend in SIU Athletics is stepping aside.

Hall of Fame Broadcaster and Voice of the Salukis Mike Reis announced his resignation Wednesday night.

Reis is a 1978 SIU Carbondale graduate, and began his broadcasting career at WSIU. He moved on from there to be the play-by-play sportscaster for SIU Sports at WCIL in 1978.

In his 44 seasons, Reis called the 1983 national championship for SIU Football, two Sweet 16 appearances for SIU Men's Basketball - in 2002 and 2007, and the 1977 College World Series - while he was still a student.

Reis says simply "it's time," and says he isn't moving to another job, and his health is "fine."

SIU has not announced plans for Reis's replacement.

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Jennifer Fuller joined Capitol News Illinois in July 2023 as the organization’s broadcast director. She will oversee the launch and operations of CNI’s new broadcast division.

Contact Jennifer Fuller at jfuller@capitolnewsillinois.com
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