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Falcons’ motto for 2017: ‘Embrace The Suck’

The Atlanta Falcons are doing everything they can to not fall victim to the slump that occurs for most Super Bowl-losing teams. We saw what happened last year to the Carolina Panthers, who lost in a squeaker to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. They took a serious tumble and finished dead last in the NFC South, winning just six games.Making matters potentially even more difficult...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco 49ers: Is Corey Davis a possibility in the 2nd round?

With not only the second overall pick, but the second pick in the second round, the San Francisco 49ers could end up with two first round talents when the 2017 NFL draft comes in less than two weeks. One name that 49ers fans didn’t expect to hear much about given their draft positioning is wide receiver Corey Davis, who many assumed would be picked in the middle of the first round...
Via isportsweb.com
April 15, 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

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

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

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...
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December 30, 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

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

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

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...
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October 31, 2016  |  Discuss

TailGreater: Every sport is going right now, including MACtion

October might be the best month ever for sports fans. Both pro and college football are in full swing. The NHL returns tonight, with high profile matchups including a rivalry game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues. The baseball postseason is underway. And the NBA season starts later in the month. It's heaven. So no matter what your sport of choice is, it's the...
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October 12, 2016  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck has Western Michigan ranked for the first time, cements status as top coaching candidate

In this week’s Top 25 rankings, there have been a number of unusual sightings. Washington is in the Top 5 for the first time in years. Same with Miami in the Top 10. COLORADO is even ranked again. But the strangest sight of all: the Western Michigan Broncos of P.J. Fleck. Western Michigan comes in ranked 25th in this week’s coaches poll after their 5-0 start. It is their first...
Via The Comeback
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

P.J. Fleck invites Michigan, Michigan State fans to watch Western Michigan

P.J. Fleck is attempting the impossible. The Western Michigan Broncos have undergone a complete transformation over the past four seasons from a one-win squad in 2013 to back-to-back bowl appearances in 2014 and 2015. This season, the Broncos started 3-0, including a decisive win 34-10 over Lovie Smith’s Illinois Fighting Illini and a nailbiting victory at Northwestern. With...
Via The Comeback
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Two Western Michigan football players allegedly held a female student up at gunpoint

Two Western Michigan University football players are in custody for allegdly holding up a female student while armed with a knife and gun. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. Friday night, according to a local CBS affiliate. The players in question are 20-year-old Bryson White, a wide receiver, and 18-year-old Ron George, a linebacker. Jail records show the pair is still in custody...
Via The Comeback
August 27, 2016  |  Discuss

NFL team strength of schedule rankings for 2016

NFL team strength of schedule rankings for 2016.
August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 43 Western Michigan Broncos

Western Michigan Broncos2015 record: 8-5 overall, 6-2 MAC (defeated Middle Tennessee 45-31 in the Bahamas Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How Far can Western Michigan Row the Boat? You might wonder how a team that went 8-5 (and 6-2 in the MAC) in each of the last two seasons gets all the way up to No. 43 in our preseason rankings. The answer, which is a phrase that college football fans...
Via The Student Section
July 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Odds to win Super Bowl LI

Odds to win Super Bowl LI from Sportsbook.ag as of Feb. 1, 2016.
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Sparse Crowds See Western Michigan Get First Bowl Win In Bahamas Bowl

On paper, it seems like a win-win situation: two teams from cold weather areas playing a football game in the Bahamas with all the Popeyes Fried Chicken you can eat. Hell, works for me! It seemed to work for the Western Michigan Broncos football team, who got the first bowl win in program history when they defeated Middle Tennessee State 45-31 in Nassau on Thursday. It was a dominate...
Via Gamedayr
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Western Michigan players go nuts upon learning they will play in the Bahamas Bowl

The Western Michigan Broncos went 7-5 this season, and are going to a bowl game for a second year in a row, something that had never been done in school history. So, the Broncos knew that they were going to a bowl, but didn’t know if it would be the Poinsettia Bowl, the Boca Raton Bowl, or the Bahamas Bowl. San Diego and Boca Raton would be nice getaways from Michigan in the winter...
Via The Comeback
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Western Michigan working on new deal for PJ Fleck

This weekend has not been kind to college coaches around the nation, but one man who could come away from a volatile weekend with positive news is Western Michigan Broncos head coach PJ Fleck. According to a report from FootballScoop.com, the university is working on a new deal for Fleck that is “unlike anything the MAC has ever seen.” While exact details of a potential new deal...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Michigan gives walk-on a scholarship in unique way

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a number of deserving walk-on players presented with scholarships. Teams have been filming the surprises so we can all witness the special moments, but the Western Michigan Broncos have just given us the best we have seen to date. In a touching presentation on YouTube titled, “The Surprise Onside Scholarship,” we get to see Western Michigan...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Western Michigan booster's wife sues message board trolls

By Joe Lucia Bonnie Zeigler, the wife Western Michigan booster Aaron Ziegler, is suing three men for $25,000 each over claims that they ruined her reputation. What makes this suit so noteworthy is that the three men are being sued (Bruce Bendix, Dan Burgardt, Randolph Foster) because of “false and defamatory” comments they posted on CSNbbs.com. That’s right – the wife...
Via Awful Announcing
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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