EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES NEWS

Buffalo rallies to beat Eastern Michigan 77-68

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Blake Hamilton scored 21 points and made all 12 of his free throws, CJ Massinburg added 18 points, and Buffalo rallied to beat Eastern Michigan 77-68 on Saturday, ending the Eagles' three-game win streak. Trailing by three at halftime, Hamilton tied it a 43 with a 3-pointer and the Bulls led 46-43 after Willie Conner's three free throws. The Eagles regained...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thompson IV, Steele lead E Michigan past Central Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) James Thompson IV and Baylee Steele had 18 points and 10 rebounds apiece, Jordan Nobles had 13 points, nine boards and five assists and Eastern Michigan beat Central Michigan 85-63 on Tuesday night. Other than minutes, Steele had never reached double digits in any category coming in. It was coach Rob Murphy's 100th career win. Eastern Michigan (9-5, 2-0...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Old Dominion beats Eastern Michigan 24-20 in Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) David Washington threw three touchdowns passes, Ray Lawry ran for 133 yards and Old Dominion beat Eastern Michigan 24-20 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl. Old Dominion (10-3) won in its first bowl appearance in school history. The Monarchs didn't play football for 69 years before restarting the program in 2009. They made the transition to the Football Bowl Subdivision...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion meet in Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Eastern Michigan is playing in its first bowl since 1987. Old Dominion earned its first bowl bid in school history just two years after becoming postseason-eligible in the Football Bowl Subdivision. So when it comes to motivation, expect the Eagles and Monarchs to have plenty of it when the two teams meet in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday. ''Twenty-nine years is...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Bahamas 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 event around New Year's.The Bahamas at Christmastime? That sounds...
Via Yardbarker
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan football team adds Bahamas flag decal to helmets

The ultimate prize is obviously the National Championship. It is the singular trophy that every player wants to hoist; the ultimate affirmation of a job well done. But the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl isn’t a bad place to land, either. This year, the Eastern Michigan Eagles and the Old Dominion Monarchs were lucky enough to be invited to the warmest bowl game of the season. With Eastern...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 15, 2016

Eastern Michigan beats Cent Michigan, 26-21 for 7th win

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Brogan Roback found Sergio Bailey II with a 24-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left and Eastern Michigan won its seventh game of the season for the first time in 27 years, knocking off Central Michigan 26-21 in the regular season finale Tuesday night. Eastern Michigan (7-5, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) is bowl-eligible for the first time since 1987 when the...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan rallies from 21 points down to beat Ball St

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Brogan Roback completed 37 of 71 passes for a career-high 468 yards and three touchdowns and Eastern Michigan overcame a 21-point first-quarter deficit to beat Ball State 48-41 on Tuesday night. Ball State took a 41-40 lead with 1:35 remaining on Riley Neal's quarterback sneak. Eastern Michigan answered with an eight-play, 86-yard drive in just over a minute...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan to wear ‘VOTE’ helmets for Election Night

MACtion is in full swing, and that means some Tuesday night college football for you CFB junkies and graduates of these fine institutions of higher learning. Next Tuesday happens to be an important day for the United States of America, as it is Election Day, where we choose a new president, plenty of local and state positions, and some important bills too. It also happens to be...
Via The Comeback
November 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Fleck's Broncos improve to 8-0 with 45-31 win EMU

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Zach Terrell threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns and No. 20 Western Michigan had 569 yards of total offense in a 45-31 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Carrington Thompson had eight catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and Jarvion Franklin ran for 114 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American). The game was the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Terrell throws 3 TD passes in No. 20 Western Michigan's win

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Zach Terrell threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns and No. 20 Western Michigan had 569 yards of total offense in a 45-31 victory over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Carrington Thompson had eight catches for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and Jarvion Franklin ran for 114 yards and a touchdown for the Broncos (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American). The game was the first...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Fleck focused on coaching WMU, game against resurgent Eagles

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck has been preparing the Broncos for the national spotlight, putting them through media training and other high-pressure social and athletic situations. Fleck's ''Row the Boat'' mantra and positive approach have made him popular during the unbeaten season for No. 20 WMU (7-0, 3-0 MAC West), and the first national ranking in the school's 109-year...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Roback's 3 TD passes spark E Michigan over Ohio 27-20

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Brogan Roback threw for a career-high 347 yards and three touchdowns to lead Eastern Michigan to a 27-20 win over Ohio on Saturday. Two of the touchdowns were big-time receptions in the fourth quarter that allowed the Eagles (5-2, 2-1 Mid-American) to beat the Bobcats (4-3, 2-1) for the first time since 1999, and the first time on the road since 1994. EMU has...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan backs student protest of racist graffiti

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) The president of Eastern Michigan University says he strongly supports students' rights to peacefully demonstrate about issues that are important to them. Some students marched onto the field after Eastern Michigan's 27-24 victory over Wyoming on Friday night to protest racist graffiti that was found on campus earlier in the week. In a statement Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

E. Michigan rolls past Mississippi Valley State in 61-14 win

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Todd Porter threw for 171 yards and three touchdowns to lead Eastern Michigan to a 61-14 win over Mississippi Valley State in the season opener for both teams Friday night. Shaq Vann ran for 156 yards on 20 carries, including a pair of touchdowns, Ian Eriksen also ran in two touchdowns and Blake Banham had one. Hauling in Porter's TD passes were Nigel Kilby...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan QB Brogan Roback suspended indefinitely

The Eastern Michigan Eagles struggled in 2015, managing a lowly record of 1-11. They hope to improve on that this year, but it looks like they will be without the biggest piece of their offense in starting quarterback Brogan Roback. Head coach Chris Creighton announced on Tuesday that Roback had been suspended for a violation of team team rules. There are not details on how long...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Police interrupt Eastern Michigan practice, give Blake Banham full-ride

It seems like it is the summer of giving full rides to walk-ons in the MAC this year. After Ball State surprised one of their players with a scholarship by using a game show, the Eastern Michigan Eagles decided to do the same, but by going a completely different route. Following the team’s practice on Saturday, head coach Chris Creighton was speaking to the team when two police...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan reveals amazing new uniforms

The Eastern Michigan Eagles are easily one of the worst college football teams in the country today, but they hope they can change that perception and soon. They started with their look when they revealed some pretty sleek uniforms on Wednesday. The Eagles unveiled their new adidas “Factory Approved” uniforms on Wednesday. “The Factory” is a nickname for the team’s home...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan Rejects Possibility Of Football Program Dropping From Division I

On Monday, a group of students and faculty from Eastern Michigan released a report recommending that the school drop its football program from Division I down to DII or DIII, and for the rest of its sports to join the Horizon League. The Eagles have struggled, notching records of .500 or better just twice since 1990, and going without a bowl berth since 1987. Today, the EMU athletic...
Via College Spun
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan faculty and students call for drop of D1 football

After years leading to decades of futile college football efforts at Eastern Michigan, the faculty and students paying to support the team have had enough. Faculty and student government officials at Eastern Michigan has asked the university to drop competing in Division 1 football entirely and join the Horizon League. “Eastern Michigan should drop Division I football, and join...
Via The Comeback
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan's faculty demands the school cut football

It's no secret that as media rights deals continue to grow in big-time college athletics, the void between the "haves" (the "Power Five" conferences and Big East) and "have not's" (everyone else) only continues to widen. As that gap expands, it also means that many schools are left with some tough choices to make when deciding how to allocate financial resources on athletics.That...
Via FOX Sports
April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC suspends two officials from controversial Ball State-Eastern Michigan game

The Ball State Cardinals beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday in double overtime in one of the craziest and most controversial endings that we have seen the entire 2015-16 college basketball season. Ball State’s Francis Kiapway won the game with a buzzer-beating three-point shot in a sequence where multiple fouls, two jump balls, and two travels could have and, admittedly...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

The worst-officiated basketball sequence of all time? You be the judge

Human beings are imperfect. This very much includes referees. Being a sports official is extremely difficult. Most kids (except for special cases such as Joey Crawford) dream of being athletes, not referees. Athletes get saluted after hitting game-winning shots. Referees want to leave the court anonymously and quickly. The less they are seen or thought of, the better. It’s a tough...
Via The Comeback
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Eastern Michigan’s practice facility popped

If there is one thing for sure about the winter in Ypsilanti, Michigan, it gets very cold. Usually, inflatable things don’t stand up to extremely cold temperatures very well and the Eastern Michigan Eagles just found that out. LiveLeak.com shared a video of the team’s inflatable practice facility dome popping in late November. It seemed to be a pretty scary incident as at least...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan cruises past NAIA Rochester (Mich) 86-58

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) James Thompson IV picked up his fifth consecutive double-double, scoring 17 points and collaring 11 rebounds to help lead Eastern Michigan to an 86-58 defeat of NAIA Rochester on Tuesday night. Thompson also blocked three shots. Willie Mangum scored 22 points and made four 3-pointers for the Eagles (6-3). Mangum missed only two shots, both from distance....
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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