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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
8 days ago  |  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

Central Michigan's Greer dismissed from football team

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) Central Michigan defensive back Brandon Greer has been dismissed from the team after being taken into custody on charges of assault and attempted abduction. The athletic department announced Greer's dismissal Friday. Mount Pleasant police say the 21-year-old Greer has been charged with assault, attempted unlawful imprisonment and assault with intent to...
Via AP on Fox
July 10, 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 AP on Fox
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Central Michigan Chippewas 2015 Preview and Prediction

John Bonamego steps onto Central Michigan's campus with a clean slate to work with after Dan Enos' departure. This team won seven games last...
Via Athlon Sports
June 02, 2015  |  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 pulls off ridiculous hail mary and laterals for score vs. WKU (VIDEO)

Western Kentucky defeated Central Michigan to win the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl (two things everyone loves), but the Chippewas managed to pull off one of the best hail marys we’ve seen this year. With Western leading 49-42 with 1 second left at their own 25-yard line, CMU quarterback Cooper Rush completed a pass near midfield that […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
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 vs. Western Michigan: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for Bahamas Bowl

Two 7-5 teams will face off against one another on Wednesday in the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl. The Central Michigan Chippewas and Western Kentucky Hilltoppers will face off against one another on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau. The Odds: Western Kentucky is a 4 point favorite against Central Michigan. The over/under for this game is...
Via Tireball.com
December 23, 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

Central Michigan trounces Eastern Michigan 38-7

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Saylor Lavallii ran for two touchdowns, Devon Spalding ran for two more and Central Michigan trounced Eastern Michigan 38-7 on Saturday. Lavallii scored on the Chippewas' third play, running untouched for a 41-yard touchdown. He later added a 1-yard TD run to give Central Michigan an early 14-0 lead. Lavallii finished with 105 yards on 24 carries. Spalding...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 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

No. 97 Central Michigan Chippewas season preview

Dan Enos took over the Central Michigan football program four years ago following an 11-2 season. Since then, Enos has put together a record of 19-30, but the Chippewas could be about to turn the corner in 2014. The 2014 season will begin with a quarterback controversy between senior Cody Kater and sophomore Cooper Rush.  Kater started last year’s season opener against Michigan...
Via College Football Universe
May 14, 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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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