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Busch Stadium in St. Louis may be filled with chants for the Redhawks and Salukis this fall. Southeast Missouri State University and Southern Illinois University hope to play the first football game ever at the new stadium.

The universities are still finalizing plans to play a football game in St. Louis on September 21.

Both Southeast and SIU have large alum populations in St. Louis. Southeast athletic director Mark Alnutt says that’s what makes SIU a good opponent at Busch Stadium.

The OVC Men’s Basketball tournament kicked off in Nashville last night. In early round play, Southeast Missouri downed Eastern Kentucky, 75-65, and Jacksonville State beat Austin Peay, 75-70. Southeast Missouri moves on tonight to face Tennessee Tech, and Jacksonville State takes on Morehead State. The Murray State Racers have a bye until the semifinal tomorrow night, when they will face the winner of tonight’s SEMO-Tennessee Tech game.