For those that have been following the mine rescue in Chile it appears that it may finally be coming to a close with good news in sight. As of this post nine of the miners had been successfully brought to the surface.
Could you ever imagine yourself stuck in a situation like that? Nowadays we complain if our internet is too slow or our cell phone doesn't have reception but to go nearly 70 days with nothing. You really have to admire those folks for keeping some faith.
Speaking of good news, since we last posted the Panthers have been on a roll (take out Saturday's tough day for men's soccer and football).
EIU volleyball has won two matches in a row following Saturday's five set win over Tenneseee Tech and Monday night's win at UIC.
Women's soccer picked up three points in the OVC race with a 1-0 win over Eastern Kentucky
Women's rugby rolled over Michigan.
As far as individual awards - EIU goalkeeper Kaylin Lorbert was named the OVC Goalie of the Week while volleyball player Jorie Dieter was named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week for her play at the net.
Let's hope the good news continues to come this week for Panther sports teams as many of them will be playing on the road. The lone home action this weekend is Saturday men's soccer against SIU Edwardsville at 2 p.m.