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EASTERN MICHIGAN RUMORS

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

PHOTO: Eastern Michigan Officially Unveils Plans for Gray FieldTurf Football Field

The Eastern Michigan Eagles appear ready to try just about anything in hopes of generating some buzz around their downtrodden football program. The latest plan is what you see pictured above: a new gray playing surface at Ryerson Stadium, henceforth known as “The Factory”. “Our colors are green and white but our collars are blue,” new EMU head coach Chris Creighton said in...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan player rips fans for lack of support

Eastern Michigan beat Norfolk State in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament, which is a step below the NIT … and the CBI. The Eagles did so despite less than 400 fans turning up for the Tuesday night game (announced attendance was 373). Afterward, senior Glenn Bryant went off: We FORSURE got the top 5 worst support in the NCAA, it's almost 30,000 students go...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan signs football recruit named 'Lion King'

The Eastern Michigan Eagles football program saved their best signing on National Signing Day for last. This is because the program scored a letter of intent from 6-foot-4 defensive end Lion King Conaway.But it gets better. According to the EMU athletic department, the 18-year-old has taken the necessary steps to legally change his name to simply Lion King. Fantastic.Here is a look...
Via Bush League Chronicle
February 05, 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 AP on Fox
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan fires coach English

Eastern Michigan fired football coach Ron English on Friday with three games left in a losing season marred by tragedy. The Eagles are 1-8 entering Saturday's game against Western Michigan. English went 11-46 at the Mid-American Conference school, but more than half those victories came in the 2011 season and he was unable to build on that success. ''At this time, I...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

EMU receiver Reed found slain

Eastern Michigan wide receiver Demarius Reed was shot and killed outside his off-campus apartment early Friday. According to a university statement, the junior was found around 7:15 a.m. in the 700 block of West Clark Road. Ypsilanti police told the Ann Arbor News that Reed was discovered in the hallway by his roommate, and that a homicide investigation has been launched. Reed...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan player slain

Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed was found shot to death early Friday and authorities have launched an off-campus homicide investigation. Ypsilanti Police Sgt. Thomas Eberts tells the Ann Arbor News that a man's body was found in the hallway of an apartment complex about 7:15 a.m. by his roommate. The victim appeared to have been shot to death. The...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan Receiver Demarius Reed Found Dead, Police Investigating Death as Homicide

An Eastern Michigan University wide receiver was found dead in an off-campus apartment building Friday morning. Details have not been released, but police are investigating the death of Demarius Reed, a junior, as a homicide, according to a statement released by the school just before noon on Friday. “Eastern Michigan University has confirmed with the Ypsilanti Police Department...
Via NESN.com
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

EMU coach to skydive for bathrooms

The Eastern Michigan Eagles need new bathrooms, and coach Ron English is ready to jump out of a plane to get them. English has pledged to skydive if EMU can raise at least $60,000 through its golf outing June 8 and other donations. Those who donate $5,000 will get to spend a day with English and staff members and skydive with him. That money will go toward retiling the bathrooms...
Via Fox Sports
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

EMU coach to skydive for money to fix bathrooms

The Eastern Michigan Eagles need new bathrooms, and coach Ron English is ready to jump out of a plane to get them. English has pledged to skydive if EMU can raise at least $60,000 through its golf outing June 8 and other donations. Those who donate $5,000 will get to spend a day with English and staff members and skydive with him. That money will go toward retiling the bathrooms...
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan thumbs nose at NCAA?

A friend of mine pinged me on twitter with this story and I was busy this weekend with other things and I wonder if this is push back by Eastern Michigan University against the NCAA. You have to wonder if EMU is basically saying we don’t care what kind of repercussions will come from the NCAA for violating their policy on nicknames and logos that the NCAA deems hostile and abusive...
Via Goon's World
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan gets new snazzy Adidas football uniforms for 2012

Eastern Michigan’s football program has a new tagline: Eastern Michigan University, the Oregon of the midwest.  Somehow some way, someone at Adidas thought it would be a nifty idea to spruce up Ypsilanti, Michigan this fall.  The results: the EMU Eagles will have the opportunity to sport 12 different uniforms for the upcoming 2012 season. A habitual Mid-American Conference doormat...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
April 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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