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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 Associated Press
January 03, 2017  |  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
December 22, 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

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 Associated Press
September 24, 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

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

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

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

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

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 of...
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

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
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