WESTERN MICHIGAN RUMORS

WATCH: Western Michigan HC pranks team with scholarships

During a team meeting earlier this week, Western Michigan head coach P.J. Fleck handed out cards to his team with the numbers one to three written on them. However, four players didn’t get the same number.  They received the number four.  When told of this, Coach Fleck pretends to flip out and demands they come to the front to receive new cards.  When they received their new...
Via Down and Distance
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Western Michigan Coach P.J. Fleck Pulls Prank, Then Gives 4 Players Scholarships

We’ve all seen college football coaches act like they’re incredibly furious before doing something nice for their players. But the gesture doesn’t usually involve tens of thousands of dollars. Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck pulled a prank on his team today that involved cards numbered 1-3 and perceived punishments for each set. But it was the four players with the number...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Syracuse Needs Blowout Win over Western Michigan to Spark NCAA Run

Follow The Fizz on Twitter for the latest SU basketball news via ACC Basketball Syracuse needs a blowout badly. More so than any other top seeded team in the South Region. It’s been over two months since the Orange physically dominated a game from start to finish. You can point to the win over Florida State on March 9, but who are you kidding? That was a one-point game approaching...
Via Orange Fizz
28 days ago  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Western Michigan Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Western Michigan Broncos were given a 14-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Steve Hawkins and hail from MAC. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against Syracuse in Buffalo on Thursday. Why: Western Michigan posted a 14-4 record in the MAC, finishing...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan Broncos Take MAC Tourney Title, Clinch NCAA Berth

The Western Michigan men’s basketball team dominated from the opening tip until the final buzzer on Saturday, clinching a trip to the NCAA Tournament and winning the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament title with a 98-77 victory over the Toledo Rockets at Quicken Loans Arena. The Broncos improve to 23-9 on the season, and will find out at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 16 who they...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

W. Michigan comes back; beats Ball St. 88-81 in OT

Connar Tava made 1 of 2 free throws with 7 seconds left in regulation and then scored six points in overtime as Western Michigan earned its eighth-straight win and handed Ball State its 10th consecutive loss. Western Michigan trailed 69-62 with 3:57 left, but David Brown and Shayne Whittington combined to go on an 8-2 run to pull within 71-70. Tava was fouled on a drive and made...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan wins again; 75-67 vs. E. Michigan

Shayne Whittington scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, his 10th double-double of the season, as Western Michigan beat Eastern Michigan 75-67 on Sunday. Western Michigan won its seventh straight game and avenged an early-season loss to Eastern Michigan. David Brown added 20 points, 11 from the free throw line, and had seven rebounds for Western Michigan (18-8, 11-3 Mid-American...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan wins 6th straight; 73-63 vs. Ohio

David Brown scored 23 points as first-place Western Michigan beat Ohio 73-63 for its sixth straight win on Wednesday. It was Western Michigan's first win in Athens since Jan. 22, 2000 Connar Tava added 18 points for Western Michigan (17-8, 10-3 Mid-American Conference), while Shayne Whittington added 11 and 11 rebounds. Western Michigan made 50 percent of its shots and its...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan knocks off Miami (Ohio) 68-57

Austin Richie and Shayne Whittington combined for 38 points as Western Michigan easily defeated Miami (Ohio) 68-57 Saturday. Western Michigan moved into a tie with Toledo atop the Mid-American Conference West Division after Eastern Michigan drubbed Toledo 65-44 Saturday. Western Michigan and Toledo both are 9-3 in the MAC. Richie, who finished with 20 points, made 10 free throws...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Richie, Western Michigan beat Ohio 90-74

Austin Richie scored 22 points and had a nearly perfect shooting night on Wednesday to lead Western Michigan over Ohio 90-74. Richie hit all three of his 3-point attempts, all nine of his free throws, and shot 5 of 6 from the field overall. Western Michigan shot 59.6 percent, including 8 of 13 from 3-point range. David Brown added 20 points, while Shayne Whittington and Connar...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan Broncos new uniforms for 2013-2014 season

The Western Michigan Broncos new head coach P.J. Fleck has been doing all he can to change the culture around the Broncos football program.  He has instilled his new “Row The Boat” mantra, which has been included on the jerseys.  The helmets have oar helmet stickers, and the Adidas shirts to wear underneath the jerseys say “RTB.”  These uniforms look very good, the Bronco...
Via Diehardsport
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Western Michigan Head Football Coach P.J. Fleck Has Seriously Awesome Business Cards

Business cards aren’t normally something to get excited about, right? Well, we’ve found some pretty cool ones that deserve some attention. P.J. Fleck, head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos, decided that he’d mix things up when trying to get his name out there. His business cards are made of real wood, includes his Twitter handle, and also displays the Broncos’ motto...
Via College Spun
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Western Michigan football coach P.J. Fleck has awesome business cards

P.J. Fleck, the new head coach of the Western Michigan Broncos football team, has some pretty sweet business cards that he is handing out to people.  They’re shaped like a boat, with the team slogan “Row The Boat” on them, and the cards are apparently made out of real wood.  Fleck has done a lot to change the way things are at Western, including having his team take a ...
Via Diehardsport
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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Western Mich. coach has great business card

P.J. Fleck, the new head coach at Western Michigan, has a pretty sweet business card. The cards are apparently made from real wood which immediately makes them better than any paper business card that you will ever own. This card rivals one we saw earlier from James Franklin at Vanderbilt. If you’re wondering what Fleck means by “Row the Boat”, here’s his explanation: When...
Via College Football Section
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Evaluating Darius Paul to Illinois

Brandon Paul's little brother Darius is leaving Western Michigan and transferring to Illinois. That alone would be enough to write this one off - if he was good enough to play high major basketball, being Brandon's little brother he would have gotten plenty of scouting in high school, and so he'd already be playing high major basketball. Right? Neither ESPN nor Rivals...
Via Run the Floor
May 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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