CENTRAL MICHIGAN RUMORS

Five reasons to watch the Miami Beach Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main events around New Year's.High-scoring football on tap for a Monday afternoon...
Via Yardbarker
December 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Reviewing the End of Oklahoma State Vs. Central Michigan

The setup  Down by three with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter, Central Michigan quarterback Cooper Rush threw an interception at midfield. Oklahoma State only needed to convert one first down and then run out the remaining time since Central Michigan only had one more timeout to stop the clock. Oklahoma State got the necessary first down with an 18 yard completion...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 14, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC & Big 12 suspend officiating crews from Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game

The biggest controversy and most exciting game over the weekend happened when Central Michigan took on Oklahoma State in Stillwater. The game was tight and Central Michigan won on a hail mary that should not have counted. CMU wideout Jesse Kroll caught the pass, and smartly found teammate Corey Willis for the lateral, who would run it into the end zone giving the Chippewas the victory...
Via The Comeback
September 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Mike Gundy issues statement about officials botching ending

Mike Gundy issued a statement on Sunday about the officials messing up the ending of Oklahoma State’s game on Saturday against Central Michigan, which essentially cost the Cowboys a win. Here’s the statement by Gundy: “I’m disappointed in myself that I called a play that could have been interpreted as intentional grounding. That play has been in our playbook for 12 years...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan Upsets Oklahoma State On Botched Call

Week 2 of college football had its fair share of surprises and disappointments, but no game had a more shocking finish than the one between Oklahoma State and Central Michigan. The game ended on an improbable touchdown during an untimed down when Central Michigan QB threw a Hail Mary to receiver Jesse Kroll, who then threw a lateral pass to fellow receiver Corey Willis. The Chippewas...
Via Gamedayr
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Forget about the officiating and give Central Michigan credit for winning the game

I’m deeply disappointed in how most major media outlets are handling Central Michigan’s upset over Oklahoma State. Instead of complaining about the officiating, they should have given the Chippewas credit for winning the game. Make no mistake about it: the botched call was certainly a story. By rule, Central Michigan should not have received an untimed down after accepting an...
Via The Student Section
September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Here’s the Central Michigan radio call of their miraculous TD vs Oklahoma State

The Central Michigan Chippewas stunned the No. 22 Oklahoma State Cowboys on Saturday in Stillwater on an unbelievable Hail Mary and lateral play to win the game 30-27, as time expired. Of course, it was on an untimed down and should’ve never happened (as you can read more about in the link). Either way, it did happen, and it will go down as one of the most memorable plays of the...
Via The Comeback
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Big 12 says Oklahoma State game is final, cannot be overturned

The Big 12 has issued a statement regarding the controversial ending to the Oklahoma State-Central Michigan game on Saturday, and it doesn’t spell good news for the Cowboys. In the statement, Big 12 head of officiating Walt Anderson cited a rule saying the outcome of the game is final and cannot be overturned. Aaaaand the statement from the Big 12 on the end of Central Michigan...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan upsets Oklahoma State off of a hail mary hook-and-ladder TD on untimed down

While this weekend in college football wasn’t going to nearly live up with the non-stop excitement and unpredictability as last week, that didn’t mean that this week wouldn’t have something. Down 27-24 to No. 22 ranked Oklahoma State, unranked Central Michigan had the ball on their own 49 yard line. With the clock at :00 and the benefit of an untimed down due to an Oklahoma...
Via The Comeback
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Central Michigan RB Romello Ross out for 2016

The Central Michigan Chippewas made their way to the Quick Lane Bowl against the Minnesota Golden Gophers last season and they are looking to begin competing in the MAC again this year. However, they will be without a pretty big part of their offense going into the 2016 season in running back Romello Ross. It was reported late Saturday evening that Ross would be out the entire 2016...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 21, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft: Getting to Know Central Michigan’s Kavon Frazier

Central Michigan safety Kavon Frazier has embraced the value of hard work his entire life. But it was not until he got his official invite to the NFL combine late January that Frazier understood just how close he was to the chance at playing at the NFL. By: Cory Burrell “Sometimes you get the feeling you’re being overlooked,” Frazier said in an interview with Optimum Scouting...
Via Optimum Scouting
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

John Bonamego’s emotional return to practice after chemo

On Friday, there was a very emotional moment at the Central Michigan Chippewas practice. Chippewas head coach John Bonamega made his return to the practice field following an eight-week cycle of chemotherapy and radiation treatments for tonsil cancer. Bonamega was diagnosed with cancer back in June, but his resilience led to that triumphant walk back on the practice field where...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

John Bonamego’s cancer spreads, but prognosis good

Central Michigan Chippewas head coach John Bonamego’s cancer has spread from his tonsil to a lymph node, but the overall prognosis is good. Jeff Seidel of the Detroit Free Press spoke to Bonamego, who offered updates on his condition. “It’s learning to manage discomfort early on,” Bonamego said. “And now, it’s learning to deal with pain.” “I’ve lived my life...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

After kidnapping charges, CMU dismisses Brandon Greer

Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Brandon Greer has been dismissed from the team following his arrest on charges of assault, attempted unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to commit sexual penetration. Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk reported the development. CMU AD David Heeke offered a brief statement, in which the following was said. ‘We...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

CMU’s Brandon Greer jailed for attempted kidnapping

Central Michigan Chippewas defensive back Brandon Greer is currently being held without bail in the Isabella County (Michigan) Jail on charges of attempted kidnapping and assault. Rick Mills of the Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reported Greer’s arrest. The woman targeted by Greer posted the allegations on her personal Facebook page and it isn’t pretty. “I was almost abducted,”...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan cornerback Nash, diagnosed with leukemia, dies

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- Central Michigan cornerback Derrick Nash, who was diagnosed with leukemia in 2013 when he was still in high school, has died. He was 20. Paradise Funeral Chapel says Nash died Monday. Nash was a freshman who signed with Central Michigan in February 2013. He was diagnosed with leukemia that May during his senior year at Carrollton High School in Saginaw. After...
Via Associated Press
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Regardless of the score, Central Michigan still won

Central Michigan came up just short against Western Kentucky in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl--but we all know it doesn't really matter. The post F*ck The Scoreboard: You Won, Central Michigan appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Hardly anyone was in attendance on Wednesday at the Bahamas Bowl to witness what will easily go down as one of the best bowl games of the season. Central Michigan came within one point of a shocking victory over Western Kentucky after the Chippewas nearly erased a 38-point deficit in the fourth quarter. Their final touchdown came on one of the most insane plays you will ever see...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Central Michigan Cuts WKU Lead To 1 On Insane Last Second Hail Mary With 3 Laterals In Bahamas Bowl

If you didn’t watch the inaugural Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl, you missed out on an amazing comeback, one of the craziest Hail Mary touchdowns in recent memory, and a devastating loss for Central Michigan moments later. The Chippewas entered the fourth quarter down 49-14 to Western Kentucky, and came roaring back in the final frame. Chippewas quarterback Cooper Rush finished with 493...
Via College Spun
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan-Western Kentucky Bahamas Bowl Wasn’t Too Popular (Photos)

People do all sorts of fun things for the holidays. It seems that watching a bowl game in the Bahamas is not one of them. The inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl between Central Michigan and Western Kentucky kicked off at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau on Christmas Eve. The stadium plays host to soccer games, so it has the capacity to fit quite...
Via NESN.com
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan reveals Bahamas Bowl in Jeopardy-like fashion (VIDEO)

bahamasbowl.com The Central Michigan Chippewas finished their football season 7-5 and is headed to the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl.  On Sunday prior to the bowl matchups being public knowledge, the CMU head coach Dan Enos and his staff played with their players’ emotions. They put together a video with the logos of six bowl games – the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, the Raycom Media...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome Video: Central Michigan Football Unveils Bahamas Bowl Bid With Jeopardy-Like Video

After posting a 7-5 record season, the Central Michigan Chippewas knew they’d most likely be receiving a bowl game invitation – the biggest question was where they’d be headed. The MAC has affiliations with seven different bowl games, so there were a number of possibilities. The team’s coaching staff decided to have a little bit of fun with the whole concept. Sunday, before...
Via College Spun
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thomas Rawls Leads Central Michigan to Win, and More MAC Scouting Notes

The Central Michigan Offense has seen a boost in its offense this year, most recently in the past few weeks. While the return of receiver Titus Davis certainly has helped (playing at a very high level since back from his injury) the real catalyst to their offense has been a Senior Michigan transfer Running Back #34 Thomas Rawls.  By Matt Vahey He missed the Syracuse and Kansas games...
Via Optimum Scouting
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Central Michigan rolls past E. Michigan 42-10

Zurlon Tipton ran for four touchdowns on Friday to lead Central Michigan in a 42-10 victory over Eastern Michigan and become bowl eligible in the Mid-American Conference for the second-straight season. Tipton ran for 216 yards and scored back-to-back-to-back touchdowns in the first half to jump the Chippewas (6-6, 5-3) to a 21-0 lead. His third touchdown was on an 86-yard run and...
Via Associated Press
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rush, Davis lead Central Michigan over UMass 37-0

Cooper Rush threw two touchdowns passes to Titus Davis to lead Central Michigan over Massachusetts 37-0 Saturday. Rush hit Davis with TD passes of 34 and 30 yards. The Central Michigan (5-6, 4-3 Mid-American) defense forced three A.J. Doyle interceptions and recovered one fumble while earning its first shutout of the season. Rush was 13 of 21 for 231 yards passing. Davis finished...
Via Associated Press
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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