EIU Football Team Featured On ESPNU All Access


Published on November 7 2013 2:06 pm
Last Updated on November 7 2013 2:06 pm
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON -- Eastern Illinois football program will gain more national media attention next week when the Panthers will be featured on ESPNU All Access, the 30-minute program that gives a behind the scenes look at college football programs.

ESPNU was on campus on Tuesday, Nov. 5 filming the Panthers going through a normal day of practice and campus life.  The show will air twice the week of November 11-17 and then be available online for fans to rewatch.

The original air date will be on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. (Central time).  EIU Athletics will host a watch party for interested fans at the Brickhouse Bar & Grill in Charleston.  The show will re-air on Thursday morning, Nov. 14 at 8:30 a.m. (Central).

This season the program has featured several top 25 FBS programs including Baylor, Fresno State and Northern Illinois.  EIU is the only FCS football program to be featured this season.

The Panthers are currently ranked No. 2 in the nation and feature Walter Payton Award candidates Jimmy Garoppolo and Erik Lora at quarterback and wide receiver.  EIU plays at Murray State this week with a 12 p.m. kickoff.  EIU will be at home against Jacksonville State on Saturday, Nov. 16 following the airing of the ESPNU All Access program.  EIU’s game with JSU will be shown on ESPN3.  Tickets for that game are available by calling 217-581-2106 or online at www.eiupanthertickets.com