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News Briefs, Dec. 5

EMU student wins third annual College Food Stars cooking competition

Sarah Lewis

Kourtni Talley, student at Eastern Michigan University student, won the grand prize of $1000 at Holiday Inn near the University of Michigan’s third annual College Food Stars cooking competition on Sunday, Nov. 13 for her Avocado Delight dish.

Football team invited to go to the Bahamas for its first bowl game since 1987

The Eastern Michigan football team will be playing the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl in Nassau, Bahamas on December 23 in its first bowl appearance since the 1987 season as the team will face Old Dominion University.

The last time Eastern Michigan competed in a bowl game they were known as the Huron’s, when it defeated San Jose State in the California Bowl.

Police Blotter, Nov. 28

Sunday, Nov. 20

  • At 1:39 a.m. the Department of Public Safety received a call regarding an underage student found intoxicated inside of Downing residence hall. This case was closed on Nov. 20.

Police Blotter, Nov. 21

Sunday, Nov. 13

  • At 7:08 a.m. three GPS units were reported stolen from three cars at a location on South Huron Street. The offense was believed to have occurred between Saturday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 7 a.m. The current status of this case is open.

Game winning drive helps Eagles defeat Central Michigan on senior day, 26-21

A late touchdown from Brogan Roback leads to a win on senior day for the Eastern Michigan football team on Tuesday against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Rynearson Stadium.

The Eagles (7-5, 4-4) picked up their seventh win of the season over their in-state rival Central Michigan (6-6, 3-4) to win the most games in a season since the 1989 season. Redshirt junior Brogan Roback led the Eagles down the field for a game winning drive with 2:34 to go in the game. Roback then threw a touchdown pass which junior Sergio Bailey caught over an opposing defender.

“They (players) have set out a goal to go to and win a bowl game. We talked about how being bowl eligible wasn’t a guarantee. We just wanted to finish,” said third year coach Chris Creighton

EMU students sanctioned for involvement in sit-in

In response to four racial slurs found on Eastern Michigan University's campus, four students have been sanctioned by EMU's Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards for their involvement in the Student Center protest in early November.

Since late September, several racial slurs have been discovered including:"KKK, Go Home N*****rs” spray painted on King Hall, ,"Leave N*****rs" spray painted on Ford Hall, "N*****rs" spray painted in the elevator of Hoyt Residence Hall and "N*****rs" spray painted in the stairwell of Wise Residence Hall.

In response to these incidents over 200 students came together and marched from dorm hall to dorm hall to gather their overnight necessities then marched to the Student Center shortly after midnight, Sep.

Eagles blow 21 point lead in heartbreaking overtime loss to NIU

The Eastern Michigan football team blew a 21-0 halftime lead in an overtime loss to Northern Illinois at Rynearson Stadium on Wednesday night, 31-24.

A week after Eastern Michigan (6-5, 3-4) came back down 21 points to Ball State (4-7, 4-3), the Eagles gave up there 21-0 halftime lead as the Huskies put up a 24 point second-half to send the game into overtime. The Huskies marched right down the field for a touchdown in overtime and the Eagles responded with four straight runs as they fell one yard short of a first down to fall to Northern Illinois, 31-24.

“this year one of the things we’ve been able to do is to fight back when we are down,” said coach Chris Creighton. “But one situation we haven’t been in is to be up and for things to be seemingly going well.”