EIU Panthers

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Who Ha! Home Football Is Back

Just got done watching Scent of a Woman which has some absolutely great Al Pacino quotes. While it will not get you quite as fired up as he pregame speech from Any Given Sunday - does make me think Who Ha! EIU Home Football is back this Saturday.

The Panthers will host Central Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at O'Brien Field. Tickets can be purchased by calling 217-581-2106 or online at www.eiupanthertickets.com. Oh by the way Sean Payton (yeah, the one who coaches the New Orleans Saints) will be back on campus to have his No. 18 retired.

Before we do our weekly know your opponent section on Central Arkansas - a quick congrats to women's rugby for running their win streak to 28 straight wins with a 75-5 win over Purdue. EIU will be at home on Sunday hosting Notre Dame at 3 p.m.

Tomorrow's blog will quickly go over all of this weekend's sporting events.

Know your opponent Central Arkansas.

1.) UCA is a member of the Southland Conference which features schools in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas.

2.) Yes for you Chicago Bulls fans this is the same Central Arkansas that produced Scottie Pippen.

3.) Their women's sports teams are known as the Sugar Bears.

4.) Famous alumni include winners of American Idol - Kris Allen and Survivor - Natalie White.

5.) Central Arkansas currently has two players in the NFL - Larry Hart with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Jacob Ford with the Tennessee Titans.

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