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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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1 day 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

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 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

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
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

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

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...
Via Campus Sports Net
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 to install gray field turf for 2014 season

Eastern Michigan University announced Thursday that the team plans to install new gray field turf at Rynearson Stadium for the start of the 2014 season. EMU athletic director Heather Lyke and new head football coach Chris Creighton made the announcement at the Convocation Center Thursday afternoon detailing their plans centered around “building the football program from the ground...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan to debut gray field in 2014 at Rynearson Stadium

Come Fall when they debut their gray football field , Eastern Michigan will join Boise State as the only two FBS schools with turf that isn’t green.  EMU announced Thursday that Rynearson Stadium will have gray turf.  Gray. For a program has had more than their fair share of issues with attendance, recruiting and winning, a move like this can only help.  People are talking about...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerry Glanville wants the vacant Eastern Michigan head coaching job

Former NFL head coach Jerry Glanville wants to get back into coaching and is already looking at some possible landing spots. In fact he’s already turned in an application… to Eastern Michigan University. According to various reports, the 72-year old Glanville who previously coached the NFL’s Houston Oilers and Atlanta Falcons told USA Today that he has applied for the Eastern Michigan...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

EMU coach to skydive for bathrooms

The Eastern Michigan Eagles need new bathrooms, and coach Ron English is ready to jump out of a plane to get them. English has pledged to skydive if EMU can raise at least $60,000 through its golf outing June 8 and other donations. Those who donate $5,000 will get to spend a day with English and staff members and skydive with him. That money will go toward retiling the bathrooms...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

EMU brings back Indian logo, despite criticism

When the Eastern Michigan University football team takes the field for its home opener this weekend, members of the school marching band will be sporting uniforms emblazoned with two of EMU's former logos, including one the school dropped 21 years ago amid criticism it was demeaning to Native Americans. The Ypsilanti school will still be the Eagles - the nickname and mascot it adopted...
Via FOX Sports
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Eastern Michigan gets new snazzy Adidas football uniforms for 2012

Eastern Michigan’s football program has a new tagline: Eastern Michigan University, the Oregon of the midwest.  Somehow some way, someone at Adidas thought it would be a nifty idea to spruce up Ypsilanti, Michigan this fall.  The results: the EMU Eagles will have the opportunity to sport 12 different uniforms for the upcoming 2012 season. A habitual Mid-American Conference doormat...
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April 19, 2012  |  Discuss

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