Two of Eastern Illinois athletic teams knocked out their team pictures for the 2010 season on Thursday as volleyball and men's soccer finished the task earlier today.
Men's soccer is coming off a 2-0 exhibition loss to Saint Xavier yesterday while volleyball will hold an intrasquad match over the weekend as they prepare for their season opener.
Speaking of season openers EIU women's soccer will hit the pitch on Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. for the first official Panther contest of the new school year with a contest against IUPUI. Weather should be nice so we hope to see many of you out at Lakeside Field.
Cross country polls were released by the OVC today and the Panthers were picked to finish second in both the men's and women's poll. Olivia Klaus is the top returning women's runner for EIU while Matt Feldhake is the men's top returner.
Football held a situational scrimmage this afternoon and I thought the defense looked really good. Offense is a little banged up as the Panthers ran through drills with Mon Williams and Jimmy Potempa both on the sideline with some minor bumps and bruises suffered earlier in the week. EIU will scrimmage for the second time this fall on Saturday at 4:30 p.m at O'Brien Field.