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Tava leads Western Michigan to 81-78 OT win over Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Connar Tava had 25 points and 11 rebounds as Western Michigan came back to knock off Toledo 81-78 in overtime on Saturday night. Jordan Lauf gave Toledo a 78-77 lead after splitting a pair of free throws with 1:38 left in extra time. Mario Matasovic slammed home a dunk and then had a layup after an Austin Richie steal to seal it for Western Michigan. David Brown...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Rivers Classic: Day One Recap

By: Ian Altenbaugh Photo Credit: Ian Altenbaugh Game 1: Western Michigan Broncos (6-8-2) versus the Colgate Raiders (9-6-1) It was abundantly clear just moments after the opening faceoff of the third annual Three Rivers Classic that both the Colgate Raiders and Western Michigan Broncos were still thawing from their extended winter breaks. For the Broncos, it had been December...
Via The PensNation
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Santa Delivers Scholarship To WMU Walk On

The Western Michigan Broncos might have lost their Idaho Potato Bowl against Air Force, but walkon linebacker Grant DePalma still had something to celebrate. Watch as Santa Claus delivers about $10K in scholarship money to Junior Grant DePalma (assuming the Junior only stays his senior year.)
Via COED
December 26, 2014  |  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

Santa Claus gives Western Michigan walk-on Grant DePalma a scholarship (WATCH)

Tis the season for giving. And Santa stopped by Western Michigan football this week and delivered a special gift to walk-on linebacker Grant DePalma. The 5-foot-9, 218-pound junior from Mt. Prospect (Il) had 54 solo tackles, assisted on 43 others and contributed 2.5 sacks for the Broncos, who finished 8-5 after a loss to Air Force in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. And as a reward...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via College Football Universe
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 10, 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

Sizing Up Western Michigan: What Syracuse Needs To Watch Out For Today

dispatch.com Team Info: Western Michigan plays in the Mid American Conference and received an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament after winning its tournament. The team is 23-9 and tied Toledo for the best regular season record going 14-4. The Broncos usually play man-to-man defense and are coached by Steve Hawkins who chauffeured for John Wooden while working for UCLA basketball...
Via Orange Fizz
March 20, 2014  |  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
March 19, 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

UND vs. WMU Lines game 2

North Dakota Forward Lines9 Drake Caggiula–16 Mark MacMillan–15 Michael Parks28 Stephane Pattyn–19 Rocco Grimaldi–27 Luke Johnson21 Brendan O’Donnell–13 Connor Gaarder–11 Derek Rodwell25 Mitch MacMillan–29 Bryn Chyzyk–17 Colten St. ClairNorth Dakota Defense Pairings 18 Dillon Simpson–24 Jordan Schmaltz5 Nick Mattson–6 Paul LaDue4 Keaton Thompson–2 Troy StecherNorth...
Via Goon's World
March 07, 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

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 beats Miami (Ohio) 78-77 in OT

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- David Brown had 25 points and made the game-winning free throw for Western Michigan's 78-77 victory in overtime Saturday at Miami of Ohio. With the game tied 77-77 and 2.1 seconds left, Brown made the first and missed the second. Connar Tava grabbed the rebound for Western Michigan to secure the win. Tava added 22 points for the Broncos (9-5, 2-0 Mid-American...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

UND Hockey: The Weekend Ahead (12/6 -12/7

This weekend, the University of North Dakota travels to Kalamazoo, Michigan to play Western Michigan Broncos in an important two-game NCHC series. Last weekend, UND split their non-conference series with St. Lawrence Saints of the ECAC (2-5 L, 3-2) at Ralph Engelstad Arena.Matchup: North Dakota (5-7-2, 3-5-0 NCHC) versus Western Michigan (6-5-2, 2-2-0 NCHC).Date: December 6-7,...
Via Goon's World
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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