EASTERN MICHIGAN RUMORS

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

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

Bottoms up! EMU to test beer sales this weekend

If you are going to be in attendance for this weekend’s MAC clash between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and Ball State Cardinals at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan this weekend, you will be seeing something you haven’t witnessed in your previous trips. This week, the school announced that they will test beer sales on a one game basis in a limited location during the...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

EMU wins first non-conference road game since 1988

The Eastern Michigan Eagles have never been known for being a very good football program. The team hasn’t had a winning season since 1989, when the team went 7-3-1 under Jim Harkema, while their last bowl appearance was in 1987, when they went 10-2 and won the California Bowl. The team is currently sitting at 1-1 after a big win over the Wyoming Cowboys 48-29 on Saturday. Second...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Eastern Michigan gets three new uniforms

Eastern Michigan The Eastern Michigan Eagles football team will be sporting some new digs this season.  I’m all for the white on white look and think the gray helmets are sharp. But what’s with the green and yellow? Well, with 2-10 finishes the last three seasons, at least they’ll look good. Twitter
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Eastern Michigan to wear patriotic unis vs. Navy

The Eastern Michigan Eagles football team will be ditching their traditional green and white uniforms for one week during the 2015 college football season. That special moment will come when the Eagles play host to the Army at Rynearson Stadium on Sept. 26. The game is dubbed the “Washtenaw 100″ game and Eastern Michigan will be busting out a new, patriotic look. Eastern Michigan’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan women's basketball player and fellow student killed in crash

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in Ypsilanti Township. It says a vehicle driven by 21-year-old junior forward Shannise Heady veered over the road's center line, hitting...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: 3 EMU players charged with assaulting cousin of teammate's killer

Three Eastern Michigan football players charged with assault allegedly attacked the cousin of the man who fatally shot former Eagles wide receiver Demarius Reed in 2013, MLive.com reports citing court records. MLive writes that the players charged are senior defensive back Darius Scott, junior wide receiver Quincy Jones and junior wide receiver Jairockeis (Jay) Jones. According...
Via FOX Sports
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan to install gray field turf for 2014 season

Eastern Michigan University announced Thursday that the team plans to install new gray field turf at Rynearson Stadium for the start of the 2014 season. EMU athletic director Heather Lyke and new head football coach Chris Creighton made the announcement at the Convocation Center Thursday afternoon detailing their plans centered around “building the football program from the ground...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan to debut gray field in 2014 at Rynearson Stadium

Come Fall when they debut their gray football field , Eastern Michigan will join Boise State as the only two FBS schools with turf that isn’t green.  EMU announced Thursday that Rynearson Stadium will have gray turf.  Gray. For a program has had more than their fair share of issues with attendance, recruiting and winning, a move like this can only help.  People are talking about...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kornacki: Remembering Bob Welch, my classmate and friend

Bob Welch can't be dead. Can he? Upon learning on Tuesday afternoon that Welch, my classmate and friend at Eastern Michigan University, had died of a heart attack Monday night at his home in Seal Beach, Calif., I couldn't believe it. He was only 57. Welch leaves behind three grown children whom he loved deeply and some very special memories. He won the 1990 Cy Young Award by winning...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan’s Glenn Bryant Rips Fans for Lack of Support

Eastern Michigan advanced in the CIT Tournament after beating Norfolk State, 58-54. After the game, the senior took to Twitter to voice his frustration with the program and the less than 400 people who showed up to the Convocation Center to watch EMU earn its first postseason victory in 18 years. We FORSURE got the top 5 worst support in the NCAA, it's almost 30,000 students go to...
Via Diehardsport
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Eatern Michigan’s Glenn Bryant posterizing dunk over a Westen Michigan player

Western Michigan’s Tucker Haymond didn’t have the best evening during Tuesday’s game with Eastern Michigan. Haymond was the recipient of a posterizing dunk by Eastern Michigan’s Glenn Bryant, he also appeared to injure his ankle on the play, and his team lost 56-37 to Eastern. The post Eatern Michigan’s Glenn Bryant posterizing dunk over a Westen Michigan player appeared...
Via Diehardsport
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: EMU’s Glenn Bryant makes SportsCenter with highlight dunk against Western Michigan

It’s not every night that Eastern Michigan makes SportsCenter but last night was the exception. During Easter Michigan’s MAC match up with Western Michigan Tuesday night, EMU F Glenn Bryant drove the lane early in the first half for a nice one handed dunk over the head of Broncos G Tucker Haymond. The dunk seemed to help set the tone for the rest of the night too as the Eagles...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Eastern Michigan’s Glenn Bryant drops the hammer with big dunk

Eastern Michigan's Glenn Bryant dropped the hammer with this big dunk against Western Michigan.
Via Gamedayr
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan handles Rochester (Mich) 92-54

Karrington Ward scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack for Eastern Michigan, as the Eagles pounded Rochester (Mich.) 92-54 on Saturday. Eastern Michigan (7-5) got 12 points from Darell Combs, 11 points from Ray Lee and 10 points apiece from Glenn Bryant and Daylen Harrison. Da'Shonte Riley pulled down 14 rebounds. The Eagles shot 60 percent from the floor but were just 3...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan edges Oakland 81-79 in overtime

Darell Combs hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 30 seconds left as Eastern Michigan edged Oakland 81-79 in overtime on Saturday. After Combs' 3 gave Eastern Michigan (7-3) an 80-79 lead, Oakland missed a jumper with nine seconds left and committed a foul. Combs then made 1 of 2 free throws and Travis Bader missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Oakland (3-10). Mike Talley led Eastern...
Via Associated Press
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan holds off Green Bay in 67-58 win

Ray Lee scored 17 points to help Eastern Michigan snap a three-game losing streak with a 67-58 victory over Green Bay Tuesday night. Lee was 5 of 9 from the field, including two 3-pointers, as the Eagles (5-3) took control of the game with a 12-0 run midway through the first half to build a lead that would never be challenged. Karrington Ward, who entered the game averaging 16.5...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Two arrested in EMU receiver Demarius Reed's Oct. 18 shooting death

Police have arrested two people in the fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player at an off-campus apartment complex, the Ypsilanti school announced Monday. One suspect was arraigned Sunday and the other was being arraigned Monday in the slaying of Demarius Reed, the university said on its website. The Ypsilanti Police Department planned to release more information...
Via Associated Press
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerry Glanville wants the vacant Eastern Michigan head coaching job

Former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville wants to get back into coaching and is already looking at some possible landing spots. In fact he’s already turned in an application… to Eastern Michigan University. According to various reports, the 72-year old Glanville who previously coached the NFL’s Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons told USA Today that he has applied for the Eastern...
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Eagles defeat Cleveland State 81-69

Eastern Michigan used a 49 points second half to defeat Cleveland State 81-69 Monday night from the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti. Holding Cleveland State to a .299 field goal percentage, the Eagles got 28 points and 6 rebounds from Karrington Ward who led all scorers on the night. Glenn Bryant had 10 points off the bench for Eastern.  
Via The Majors Ann Arbor
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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