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Pro Day Tour: Corey Davis Sits Out At WMU; Broncos' Impressive OT

(Editor's Note: Throughout the spring, DallasCowboys.com will continue its NFL draft coverage by looking at various college Pro Days and workouts around the nation.
Via DallasCowboys.com
8 days ago

W. Michigan fends off Miami (Ohio) 65-61 to advance

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Tucker Haymond scored 16 points, Thomas Wilder had 15 points and nine rebounds and Reggie Jones had 13 points and eight rebounds and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 65-61 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament Monday night. Western Michigan (16-15) advanced to play Ball State (20-11) on Thursday. The Broncos have won nine straight...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Michigan beats CMU for share of MAC West title

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Thomas Wilder scored 27 points, Tucker Haymond added 24 and Western Michigan beat Central Michigan 88-80 on Friday night for its eighth straight win. Western Michigan (15-15, 11-7 Mid-American) tied Ball State for the top spot in the conference's West Division standings and an automatic bid to the tournament's quarterfinal round. Brandon Johnson chipped...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Nick Saban take any Power 5 team to a national championship?

Many people upon learning I cover college football for a living often ask me, what do you during the offseason? I usually tell them, there's no offseason. Not with Signing Day, spring football, conference meetings and the like.I'm not going to lie, though. Late February is about as dead as it gets. I'm just happy that you guys send in mailbag questions to give me the opportunity...
Via FOX Sports
February 22, 2017

Reggie Jones scores career-high 26 in Western Michigan win

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Reggie Jones hit four 3-pointers and scored a career-high 26 points, Thomas Wilder added 18 points, and Western Michigan beat Miami (Ohio) 72-55 on Tuesday night. Jones, with a previous best of 24 points, was 10 of 18 from the floor and only missed three 3-pointers. Wilder was 11 of 13 from the free-throw line and finished in double figures for the 22nd time...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for Super Bowl LI

The week leading up to Super Bowl LI hasn’t necessarily been filled with the drama of previous years. There’s no Marshawn Lynch to go to war with the media. The entire Deflategate drama seems to be defused. Even then, there’s still things happening behind the scenes.With that said, most of the focus here has been about the game itself. That’s a refreshing change from what...
Via Sportsnaut
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Top WR prospect Corey Davis could miss combine with ankle injury

It’s never easy to make the jump from small school to the big stage, which is something Western Michigan’s Corey Davis appears ready to accomplish. Unfortunately for the talented receiver, he suffered an ankle injury that reportedly could keep him from participating in the 2017 NFL Combine. This is a tremendous blow to the young receiver. Though his tape will help scouts and...
Via Sportsnaut
January 31, 2017  |  Discuss

5 bold Super Bowl LI predictions

The legendary Tom Brady will lead the New England Patriots into Houston looking to secure their fifth Lombardi Trophy since 2001, but they’ll be met by the high-powered Atlanta Falcons and likely league MVP, Matt Ryan.Early predictions have this game as a high-scoring, potential blowout sort of affair. Brady, as usual, is expected to go in like a surgeon and carve up Atlanta...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

63 names to know for Super Bowl LI

Super Bowl LI is more than just the Julio Joneses and the Tom Bradys making it to the championship. From commissioners to kickers, here are the 63 names you need to know before the 2016-2017 NFL season wraps up in Houston. 
January 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Western Michigan hiring Tim Lester as new head coach

Western Michigan reportedly has found a new coach to replace P.J. Fleck. Football Scoop reported on Friday that Western Michigan is hiring Tim Lester as its new head coach. Sources tell FootballScoop Western Michigan is hiring Tim Lester as their new head coach https://t.co/sNnVtyuq1F — FootballScoop Staff (@FootballScoop) January 13, 2017 Lester was a record-setting quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Western Michigan shoots 70 percent in win over Toledo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Reggie Jones scored 20 points on 7-of-8 shooting and Western Michigan earned its first conference victory of the season 90-74 over Toledo on Tuesday night. All five starters finished in double figures for the Broncos (5-10, 1-2 MAC). Thomas Wilder scored 19 points and added nine assists, Drake LaMont finished with 13 points, while Brandon Johnson and Tucker...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2017  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck flips six Western Michigan recruits to Minnesota

New Minnesota head coach P.J. Fleck has wasted no time improving his program since being hired away from Western Michigan this week. Thanks to some hard work on the phones Friday night, he’s flipped six recruits from the Broncos to join his Golden Gophers for the 2017 season. “In the hours since those phone calls, a number of Western Michigan recruits have already flipped...
Via Sportsnaut
January 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Western Michigan Runs Elaborate Trick Play But Only Gains 6 Yards

The Western Michigan Broncos entered the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic with a perfect 13-0 record, and they did everything they could to keep it unblemished against the Wisconsin Badgers. Trailing by seven late in the third quarter, the Broncos dug deep into their playbook for one of the more elaborate trick plays in recent memory. Check out the double-reverse throwback below. ...
Via NESN.com
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

This Western Michigan trick play looked much better in theory than in practice

Everyone loves Western Michigan, and not just because they have P.J Fleck and they Row the Boat. They’ve been a fun team all year and have hung tough with Wisconsin in the Cotton Bowl. Since the Broncos have nothing to lose in this game, they decided to run a crazy trick play to catch the Badgers off guard. It probably looked a lot cooler in the playbook than it did in practice...
Via The Comeback
January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Two questions for the Cotton Bowl

It seems a little absurd that a 13-0 team isn't even in the top 10, yet that is the reality Western Michigan faces. However, the Broncos have a chance to legitimize their season and the MAC conference with a win over Big Ten Championship Game participant Wisconsin. Can they do it? Cotton BowlWestern Michigan (13-0, Mid-American Conference) vs. Wisconsin (10-3, Big Ten)Location: AT...
Via Yardbarker
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Michigan State Hockey: Western Michigan sweeps Spartans, 4-1, in Great Lakes Invitational

The Michigan State Spartans (4-9-1)  took on the Western Michigan Broncos (8-5-3) in the 52nd annual Great Lakes Invitational at Joe Louis Arena. The Spartans, ranked last in the Big Ten, have lost the last three games and look for redemption in their 43rd overall appearance in the GLI. This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2013, when the Broncos swept the Spartans...
Via isportsweb.com
December 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Western Michigan player charged with murder, armed robbery

A tragic story out of Western Michigan University has resulted in murder and armed robbery charges for Joeviair Kennedy, a player on the basketball team. “Joeviair Kennedy is due to be arraigned Monday in a Kalamazoo County court in Thursday’s fatal shooting of 19-year-old Jacob Jones in an off-campus apartment,” an Associated Press report said, via ESPN. “Prosecutors don’t...
Via Sportsnaut
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck stayed committed to Western Michigan, close to generous contract extension

Coach P.J. Fleck led the Western Michigan Broncos to an undefeated 13-0 record in 2016. The undefeated season earned Fleck a lot of praise and his team a spot in the Cotton Bowl against the Wisconsin Badgers. It also spurred expectations that Fleck would likely be moving on to a bigger program after the season. However, with the college football coaching carousel slowing down, it...
Via The Comeback
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Western Michigan has Cotton Bowl tickets going dirt cheap

Western Michigan is pretty much the team in the Cotton Bowl this year that no one has ever heard of, and the ticket prices for the game certainly reflect that lack of familiarity. On Jan. 2, the 13-0 MAC champion Broncos will take on Wisconsin at AT&T Stadium in Texas. If you’re interested in going to the Cotton Bowl this year, tickets currently start at just $6 on Stubhub...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: PJ Fleck hangs from pipes, goes crowd surfing after winning MAC title

Western Michigan made its case to get in the College Football Playoff with a 29-23 win in the MAC title game, finishing the season with an undefeated record (13-0). The Broncos appear headed to the Cotton Bowl at AT&T Stadium after the big win, which maybe speaks to the fact that the playoff field should be expanded to eight games. Head coach P.J. Fleck was pretty excited about...
Via The Sports Daily
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Here's Video Proof That Western Michigan Head Coach P.J. Fleck Is the Fastest Coach in College Football

P.J. Fleck has not only guided his Western Michigan squad to its first 12-0 start in program history, he's also cemented his status as the fastest coach in all of college football, and probably the NFL, too. During his college days, the 35-year-old Fleck was a wide receiver at Northern Illinois, where he ranks second in school history in single-season receptions with 77 as a senior...
Via Stack
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Toledo owes Western Michigan an upset… or two

Looking back at recent college football history, it’s safe to say that Toledo is due to upset Western Michigan on Friday evening. That’s not to say that defeating the Broncos will be an easy task. It won’t be. After all, Western Michigan enters the game with a perfect record, including two wins over Big Ten opponents. In addition, the Bronco offense is one of the most explosive...
Via The Student Section
November 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Haymond scores 20, W. Michigan beats NAIA Marygrove 90-74

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Tucker Haymond scored 20 points and had five assists, freshman Brandon Johnson and Drake Lamont each had double-doubles and Western Michigan beat NAIA Marygrove College 90-74 on Friday night. Lamont finished with 14 points, on 6-of-8 shooting, and a career-high 11 rebounds while Johnson scored 12 with 14 boards. Thomas Wilder added 12 points for Western Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Eight offensive players we'd rescue at the trade deadline

We tend to think of "elite" as good, but in the mess of the 2016 NFL season we're seeing many teams underperform so consistently, we have no choice but to call them "elite" underperformers. An incredible amount of ineptitude across the league as a whole; embarrassing at best and miserable to watch at worst. Silver linings are important and the positive that comes out of a season...
Via Yardbarker
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

McGuire’s Musings: Reset Heisman talk, Western Michigan to Cotton Bowl, Les Miles to Purdue?

Is this a year when a player besides a quarterback or running back deserves serious Heisman Trophy consideration? Will the Western Michigan Broncos be rowing their boat on New Year’s Day? And should Les Miles be Purdue’s top target for its next football coach? Those are but some of the big topics circulating through college football as we go into the final month of the 2016...
Via The Comeback
October 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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