I have written about SIU Carbondale in detail, in the past. I'm not planning to start dealing with them (much), but a little comment. If you spend all your money on fast food and milk shakes, you are going to get fat. If you spend all your money on drugs and booze, you are going to get stupid. If SIU spends all its money on football stadiums, basketball arenas, and administration buildings, they are going to lose students.
Research universities are about teaching students and research, not about sports and administration. As soon as SIU starts spending their free money on the things that actually drive their business, things should start to turn around. I'm not expecting it, until Poshard is fired/quits to explore running for governor, but maybe then they will stop messing around and do what is right for the "University?" You can always hope.
Of course, your comments are welcome.