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2016 NFL Draft Profile: Willie Beavers Has Athleticism Coveted At Tackle

Editor’s note: NESN.com will profile intriguing prospects in the days leading up to the 2016 NFL Draft. Next up: Western Michigan offensive tackle Willie Beavers. Willie Beavers, Western Michigan, offensive tackle6-foot-5, 321 poundsProjected round: FifthTesting numbers: 5.28-second 40-yard dash, 1.81-second 10-yard split, 25.5-inch vertical jump, 8-foot, 7-inch broad jump...
Via NESN.com
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Austin Lewis retires from football due to injuries

Western Michigan linebacker Austin Lewis has been forced to retire from football due to numerous head injuries, according to what Broncos coach P.J. Fleck told reporters, including Justin Dacey of MLive.com. “One thing we don’t mess around with is whether it’s concussions or an issue with the head,” Fleck said. “They have to live the rest of their life, and I understand...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 06, 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

W. Michigan ends bowl futility, tops Middle Tennessee in Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Jamauri Bogan rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns Thursday, powering Western Michigan past Middle Tennessee 45-31 in the Bahamas Bowl for its first bowl victory. Western Michigan (8-5) had lost its previous six bowl games. The Broncos ended a four-game winning streak by Middle Tennessee (7-6). Bogan broke a tie game with a 1-yard touchdown with 6:12 left,...
Via Associated Press
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Middle Tennessee Vs. Western Michigan Bahamas Bowl Online (Live Stream)

The college football bowl game action doesn’t stop on Christmas Eve. The Popeyes Bahamas Bowl kicks off Thursday at noon ET, as the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders and Western Michigan Broncos face off in just the second bowl game to take place on the tropical island. Both teams currently sit at 7-5. The game will be a big deal for both teams, as Middle Tennessee has won only...
Via NESN.com
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Middle Tennessee vs. Western Michigan: Betting odds, point spread and tv streaming

Thursday’s Popeyes Bahamas Bowl will be a match-up of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders and Western Michigan Broncos. Both Middle Tennessee and Western Michigan enter this game at 7-5 on the season. Coverage of this game airs on ESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET. The Odds: Western Michigan is a 4.5 point favorite against Middle Tennessee State. The over/under for this game is 63...
Via Tireball.com
December 22, 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

Video: Western Michigan players stoked for Bahamas Bowl

Bowl season is finally starting to shape up right now and there have been three teams to accept a bowl invitation so far. The Western Michigan Broncos were the most recent ones to do so and they revealed it to their players in a pretty epic video. The final decision was down to the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl, the Marmot Boca Raton Bowl and the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 02, 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’s Asantay Brown stretchered off after scary hit

Western Michigan Broncos safety Asantay Brown was stretchered off the field after taking a scary, blindsiding hit from Toledo receiver Alonzo Russell. Video of the brutal hit to the head may be seen here. The play occurred well away from the ball and there was no flag on it initially, but the referee eventually called Russell for targeting and ejected him from the game. A concerned...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Michigan Commit RB Matt Falcon Pledges To Western Michigan

Three-star RB Matt Falcon, who earlier this week decommitted from Michigan, announced over Twitter Wednesday that he will be playing for the Western Michigan Broncos. First I would like to thank everyone that stuck with me throughout this tough process… Family , friends, coaches and fans — Matt ⛈ (@mfalcon21) November 18, 2015 Second… This was a very tough decision, and...
Via Diehardsport
November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Western Michigan's Darius Phillips Takes Kick Return Back 100-Yards For A Touchdown

Western Michigan should not give Michigan State much of a challenge and for the most part through close to three quarters of play they haven't. The shining moment for Western Michigan came during the first quarter when Darius Phillips tore up the sideline for a 100-yard kick return for a touchdown to tie the game up at 7-7.The Spartans have since taken a 34-10 lead.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
September 04, 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

Video: Santa Claus Gives Scholarship To WMU Walk-On, Teammates Go Nuts For Him

No offense, but whatever gifts you got this holiday season probably pale in comparison to what Western Michigan walk-on Grant DePalma received.  Earlier this week, Santa Claus, armed with a very valuable present, apparently decided to show up to WMU’s team meeting. Head coach PJ Fleck eventually presented it to DePalma, who was thrilled to see that it was a scholarship. DePalma’s...
Via College Spun
December 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan Broncos at Purdue Boilermakers: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Purdue Boilermakers will host the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday to kickoff their 2014 NCAA Football season. Coverage of the game between Western Michigan and Purdue will get underway at 12:00 pm ET from Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, IN. ESPNU and WatchESPN will air this game. The Odds: The Purdue Boilermakers are a 9.5 point favorite against the Western Michigan...
Via Tireball.com
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan Broncos season preview

The Western Michigan Broncos were one of the worst teams in college football in 2013, posting a record of 1-11. But in his second season in Kalamazoo, head coach P.J. Fleck is hoping that last season was just a temporary set back before he gets the program on the right track. "I think it will be really exciting for the fans to see what the new era of Bronco football is all about...
Via College Football Universe
April 28, 2014  |  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
April 09, 2014  |  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

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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
February 23, 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 Associated Press
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Western Michigan defeats Oakland 99-88

David Brown scored a career-high 31 points for Western Michigan Tuesday night as they beat in-state foe Oakland 99-88. Five players scored in double-figures for the Broncos (4-2). Connar Tava added 20 points and Shayne Whittington had 17. Travis Bader, who leads the nation with 60 straight games with at least one 3-pointer, led Oakland (0-7) with 25 points including 5 of 8 from...
Via Associated Press
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Western Michigan Broncos: Betting Odds, Point Spread, and tv info

On Tuesday night the No. 14 Northern Illinois Huskies will host the Western Michigan Broncos. Northern Illinois (11-0) will be looking to remain unbeaten when they take on a fellow MAC opponent in Western Michigan. (1-10) Coverage of the game between Northern Illinois and Western Michigan will air on ESPN2 beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Huskie Stadium in Dekalb, IL.  Western...
Via Tireball.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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