One of the best parts of Saturday Night Live from a few years ago was the quick "Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handey segment they used to run. Getting ready for the trip to Eastern Kentucky this morning made me have several deep thoughts of my own.
First does Jack Handey still do these - answer yes. He like everything else in this world can be found on the internet. Here is one I thought was funny.
Next does every collegiate soccer game end up with at least one team showing zero on the scoreboard - answer yes (at least on Friday in the Ohio Valley Conference). Part of that included Eastern's 0-0 tie with Morehead State in which the Panthers had two overtime chances by Ashley Streid.
My other ponderings all have to do with things yet to come like will EIU win its first football game on Saturday at EKU. Will the men's soccer team knock off Missouri State for a second straight year. Will volleyball pick up its second OVC win against Tennessee Tech. And will women's rugby shutout Michigan. For the last couple of those you can find out in person if you head up to the EIU campus for weekend events.
Saturday 2 p.m. - EIU men's soccer vs. Missouri State
Saturday 2 p.m. - EIU volleyball vs. Tennessee Tech
Sunday 11 a.m. - EIU women's rugby vs. Michigan
Sunday 1 p.m. - EIU women's soccer vs. Eastern Kentucky
Saturday night at 6 p.m. - listen live to the EIU-EKU game or watch on ESPN3.com. You can also join us for a live in-game blog on our website www.eiupanthers.com
Final house keeping note is the women's volleyball recap on Friday night against Jacksonville State, EIU fell 3-1.