You ever have those mornings when you get a certain song stuck in your head and though you probably don't know all the words you know enough to keep it on repeat in your brain.
For me this morning it was Proud Mary, but the phrase that keeps playing over and over is Big Wheels Keep On Turning. While I'm sure that CCR or Ike & Tina were not talking about the road to Cookeville, Tenn., that is what I'm thinking about as football makes the trip this weekend.
Actually the song refers to rolling down the Mississippi River and while that major body of water will be near the EIU teams on the road this weekend, none of them will actually cross it.
Football as we said is on its way to Tennessee Tech which is nestled in the Cumberland Mountains which are quite pretty this time of year. Hopefully this peaceful setting will the be the backdrop for a Panthers breakout for EIU's first win of the season.
Women's soccer will be right behind the football team as they head down to Cookeville for a Sunday match with the Golden Eagles. It is the only match for EIU women's soccer this weekend as they look to add points in the OVC championship race.
Volleyball hit the road last night for a win at UT Martin and will play the back end of that trip at Murray State on Saturday afternoon.
Cross country competed on Friday with an impressive showing by the women's team at the Bradley Classic. Peoria will be the site of the NCAA Regional in a few weeks so a test run on that course was good practice for the Panthers.
Women's rugby will head north to Milwaukee for a Saturday match.
Men's soccer is the lone EIU fall team in action at home this weekend as they host SIU Edwardsville at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Lakeside Field. Come on out and support the Panthers.
And remember Big Wheels Keep on Turning, Proud Mary Keep on Burning... Rollin', Rollin', Rollin' down the River.