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...
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.)
December 26, 2014
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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February 26, 2014
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...
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February 23, 2014
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...
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February 15, 2014
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...
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February 05, 2014
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...
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