25 days until Eastern Illinois squares off against Iowa. Only tickets remaining are those purchased by EIU fans through the EIU ticket office at 217-581-2106.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
However the top story of the day for Panther athletics was the release of the women's basketball schedule. Head coach Brady Sallee will play host to Big 12 (I think that is what they are still going by) member Missouri in the home opener for the defending Ohio Valley Conference Champions.
Season and single game ticket information is still a few weeks away but guessing this will be a hot ticket in Charleston. The home docket also includes visits by Bradley, UIC and Valpo. The ladies will spend Thanksgiving in South Beach as part of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament.
The men's 2010-11 schedule will be released on Thursday.
PANTHER CLUB NEWS
Eastern Illiois will hold its Mattoon Panther Club golf outing this Friday. Looks like the event will be a near sell out. Also looks like the heat advisory is going to hang around until Friday evening just to welcome the golfers.
Panther Club also announced that it will host a PC member and Season Ticket holder appreciation cook out next Saturday, August 21 at O'Brien Field.
3 DOWN FROM FOOTBALL
EIU had its first full pads practice today and head coach Bob Spoo was pleased with the effort but did announce that three players - walk-ons Mick Viken and Leslie Tripp along with Aki Dionsopoulos have left the team.
Watch the video recap from the first full day in pads.