Eastern Michigan Cuts Men’s Swimming & Diving Team After 34 MAC Titles

By Braden Keith on SwimSwam Division I Eastern Michigan University has announced that it will cut its men’s swimming & diving team. The program is one of 4 that the university will drop, reducing its sport offerings from 21 to 17. Women’s swimming & diving is not being cut, with softball, women’s tennis, and wrestling being the other 3 sports that the school will drop. The...
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Henry Schutte Follows up 19.29 50 free split with 19.3 in MHSAA Finals

By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam MHSAA DIVISION 1 BOYS STATE MEET Prelims Friday, March 9th Finals Saturday, March 10th Eastern Michigan University Jones Natatorium, Ypsilanti, MI Short course yards Complete results TOP 10 TEAM SCORES Ann Arbor Skyline – 274 Holland West Ottawa – 207 Birmingham Brother Rice – 154 Forest Hills Central – 153 Northville – 141 Ann Arbor Pioneer ...
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Henry Schutte Splits 19.2 Free on Medley Relay At MHSAA D1 Prelims

By Spencer Penland on SwimSwam MHSAA Division 1 State Meet Prelims Friday, March 9th Finals Saturday, March 10th Eastern Michigan University Jones Natatorium, Ypsilanti, MI Short course yards Prelims results Henry Schutte, a Forest Hills Central junior, threw down one of the fastest 50 free splits in a high school meet ever to anchor the Forest Hills Central 200 medley relay in...
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11 days ago

The 'Tom is a flat circle' quiz

If you, like us, are sick of hearing about that unstoppable, ageless, terrificly handsome quarterback from Massachusetts via Michigan and just want to scream into the ether like Jan – the forgotten middle child of the Brady Bunch who eponymously thrice-cursed her perfect elder sister – please do so. All together now: Tommy! Tommy! Tommy!Now that that’s out of the way, we really only...
January 29, 2018  |  Discuss

Strange announcing during Eastern Michigan/Toledo game

I’m not quite sure what game these announcers were watching but it sure as hell wasn’t the Eastern Michigan versus Toledo game. In fact, I’d like to know what these announcers were smoking and drinking because it has to be some of the best stuff in Ohio.
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October 07, 2017  |  Discuss

$.10 After NFL Week 1

On why the biggest story of Week 1 is a legal battle, the Cowboys' convincing win over the Giants, the Rams' turnaround, Cleveland's narrow loss and more.$.01—As is becoming customary, the biggest news in the NFL doesn’t have anything to do with the on-field product. Technically this one does as Ezekiel Elliott is now able to take the field for the Dallas Cowboys, but the bigger...
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September 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Thompson IV, Steele lead E Michigan past Central Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) James Thompson IV and Baylee Steele had 18 points and 10 rebounds apiece, Jordan Nobles had 13 points, nine boards and five assists and Eastern Michigan beat Central Michigan 85-63 on Tuesday night. Other than minutes, Steele had never reached double digits in any category coming in. It was coach Rob Murphy's 100th career win. Eastern Michigan (9-5, 2-0...
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January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion meet in Bahamas Bowl

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) Eastern Michigan is playing in its first bowl since 1987. Old Dominion earned its first bowl bid in school history just two years after becoming postseason-eligible in the Football Bowl Subdivision. So when it comes to motivation, expect the Eagles and Monarchs to have plenty of it when the two teams meet in the Bahamas Bowl on Friday. ''Twenty-nine years is...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Bahamas Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's.The Bahamas at Christmastime? That sounds...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan beats Cent Michigan, 26-21 for 7th win

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Brogan Roback found Sergio Bailey II with a 24-yard touchdown with 21 seconds left and Eastern Michigan won its seventh game of the season for the first time in 27 years, knocking off Central Michigan 26-21 in the regular season finale Tuesday night. Eastern Michigan (7-5, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) is bowl-eligible for the first time since 1987 when the...
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November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Fleck focused on coaching WMU, game against resurgent Eagles

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck has been preparing the Broncos for the national spotlight, putting them through media training and other high-pressure social and athletic situations. Fleck's ''Row the Boat'' mantra and positive approach have made him popular during the unbeaten season for No. 20 WMU (7-0, 3-0 MAC West), and the first national ranking in the school's 109-year...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan backs student protest of racist graffiti

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) The president of Eastern Michigan University says he strongly supports students' rights to peacefully demonstrate about issues that are important to them. Some students marched onto the field after Eastern Michigan's 27-24 victory over Wyoming on Friday night to protest racist graffiti that was found on campus earlier in the week. In a statement Saturday...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan QB Brogan Roback suspended indefinitely

The Eastern Michigan Eagles struggled in 2015, managing a lowly record of 1-11. They hope to improve on that this year, but it looks like they will be without the biggest piece of their offense in starting quarterback Brogan Roback. Head coach Chris Creighton announced on Tuesday that Roback had been suspended for a violation of team team rules. There are not details on how long...
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August 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Police interrupt Eastern Michigan practice, give Blake Banham full-ride

It seems like it is the summer of giving full rides to walk-ons in the MAC this year. After Ball State surprised one of their players with a scholarship by using a game show, the Eastern Michigan Eagles decided to do the same, but by going a completely different route. Following the team’s practice on Saturday, head coach Chris Creighton was speaking to the team when two police officers...
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August 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan reveals amazing new uniforms

The Eastern Michigan Eagles are easily one of the worst college football teams in the country today, but they hope they can change that perception and soon. They started with their look when they revealed some pretty sleek uniforms on Wednesday. The Eagles unveiled their new adidas “Factory Approved” uniforms on Wednesday. “The Factory” is a nickname for the team’s home field, Rynearson...
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August 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan's faculty demands the school cut football

It's no secret that as media rights deals continue to grow in big-time college athletics, the void between the "haves" (the "Power Five" conferences and Big East) and "have not's" (everyone else) only continues to widen. As that gap expands, it also means that many schools are left with some tough choices to make when deciding how to allocate financial resources on athletics.That...
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April 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MAC suspends two officials from controversial Ball State-Eastern Michigan game

The Ball State Cardinals beat the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Saturday in double overtime in one of the craziest and most controversial endings that we have seen the entire 2015-16 college basketball season. Ball State’s Francis Kiapway won the game with a buzzer-beating three-point shot in a sequence where multiple fouls, two jump balls, and two travels could have and, admittedly...
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January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Eastern Michigan’s practice facility popped

If there is one thing for sure about the winter in Ypsilanti, Michigan, it gets very cold. Usually, inflatable things don’t stand up to extremely cold temperatures very well and the Eastern Michigan Eagles just found that out. LiveLeak.com shared a video of the team’s inflatable practice facility dome popping in late November. It seemed to be a pretty scary incident as at least one...
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December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan cruises past NAIA Rochester (Mich) 86-58

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) James Thompson IV picked up his fifth consecutive double-double, scoring 17 points and collaring 11 rebounds to help lead Eastern Michigan to an 86-58 defeat of NAIA Rochester on Tuesday night. Thompson also blocked three shots. Willie Mangum scored 22 points and made four 3-pointers for the Eagles (6-3). Mangum missed only two shots, both from distance....
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December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bottoms up! EMU to test beer sales this weekend

If you are going to be in attendance for this weekend’s MAC clash between the Eastern Michigan Eagles and Ball State Cardinals at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan this weekend, you will be seeing something you haven’t witnessed in your previous trips. This week, the school announced that they will test beer sales on a one game basis in a limited location during the game....
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September 16, 2015  |  Discuss

EMU wins first non-conference road game since 1988

The Eastern Michigan Eagles have never been known for being a very good football program. The team hasn’t had a winning season since 1989, when the team went 7-3-1 under Jim Harkema, while their last bowl appearance was in 1987, when they went 10-2 and won the California Bowl. The team is currently sitting at 1-1 after a big win over the Wyoming Cowboys 48-29 on Saturday. Second...
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September 14, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Eastern Michigan gets three new uniforms

Eastern Michigan The Eastern Michigan Eagles football team will be sporting some new digs this season.  I’m all for the white on white look and think the gray helmets are sharp. But what’s with the green and yellow? Well, with 2-10 finishes the last three seasons, at least they’ll look good. Twitter
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Eastern Michigan to wear patriotic unis vs. Navy

The Eastern Michigan Eagles football team will be ditching their traditional green and white uniforms for one week during the 2015 college football season. That special moment will come when the Eagles play host to the Army at Rynearson Stadium on Sept. 26. The game is dubbed the “Washtenaw 100″ game and Eastern Michigan will be busting out a new, patriotic look. Eastern Michigan...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan women's basketball player and fellow student killed in crash

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in Ypsilanti Township. It says a vehicle driven by 21-year-old junior forward Shannise Heady veered over the road's center line, hitting...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women's basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw County sheriff's department says the collision happened at around 1 a.m. Sunday in Ypsilanti Township. It says a vehicle driven by 21-year-old junior forward Shannise Heady veered over the road's center line...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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