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The Eastern Michigan women’s volleyball team squared off against Purdue-Fort Wayne on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Eagles came into the game with a 3-5 record, hoping to improve that in the last game of the Michigan Challenge. Purdue-Fort Wayne came into the game with a 3-8 record and had Eastern Michigan as the last game of their Dunn Hospitality Tournament. Purdue-Fort Wayne was 1-2 in their last three games coming into the match.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles have a chance to accomplish something that has only been done once in head coach Chris Creighton's tenure with the team, which is starting the season with a 3-1 record. The Eagles will have a chance to do so when they face Central Connecticut State on Saturday Sept. 21 at Rynearson Stadium in the home opener.
Zack Mason, a redshirt sophomore out of Toronto, was named Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week.
Eastern Michigan’s marching band, also known as the “Pride of the Peninsula,” performed at the Detroit Lions season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Eastern Michigan men’s golf team started its 2019-20 season on Sept. 9 in Huntington West Virginia at the 50th Annual Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational.
Eastern Michigan volleyball played Navy Sept. 14 at the Convocation Center. Eastern came into this game with a 3-3 record, fresh off of a 3-0 rout of McNeese State to end the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Classic.
Former Eastern Michigan football players faced off against one another in the NFL Sept. 15. Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Andrew Wylie played Oakland Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby.
Eastern Michigan men’s basketball head coach Rob Murphy announced 10 new signees to the roster for the season, on Monday, Aug. 26. Four of the signees are incoming freshmen while the remaining six signees are transfers. Shamar Dillard, Marcus Gibbs, Chris James and Luis Pacheco are the four new freshmen.
Eastern Michigan defeated an opponent from the Big Ten conference for the third consecutive season. They defeated Rutgers in 2017 and Purdue in 2018.
Playing in just four games as a redshirt freshman, wide receiver Quian Williams of Oklahoma City gained valuable playing experience with the Eagles but did not record any receptions. However, his sophomore season has gotten off to a very promising start. After the first two games of 2019, Williams has found himself in a position where he is one of quarterback Mike Glass III's favorite targets. Williams has already snagged eight passes for 92 total yards and his first career touchdown.
The Eastern Michigan women’s volleyball team opened up its season against Utah State on Aug. 30.
The Eastern Michigan football program took a tough loss at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats on Sept. 7, by a final score of 38-17. The Eagles now set their sights on the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois, who earned a 31-23 victory against Connecticut a week ago.
The newest addition to the Eastern Michigan women’s swimming team is Coach Derek Perkins, coming over from the University of Kentucky. Perkins has 16 years of collegiate coaching behind him with eight of those years at Kentucky.
Head coach Fred Castro released the 2019-20 schedule for EMU women’s basketball on Sept. 4. This also marks coach Castro’s fourth year as the head coach.
The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball 2019-20 schedule was released on Aug. 26. The Eagles will compete in 31 games in the upcoming regular season, excluding the MAC Tournament.
EMU waits on the sideline before the game begins on Sept. 7, 2019 at Kroger Field in Lexington.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles fell to the Kentucky Wildcats, 38-17, on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kroger Field in Lexington. Senior quarterback Mike Glass III had 337 yards in the loss. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 1-1 on the season, while Kentucky stays perfect with a 2-0 record. The Wildcats out-gained Eastern Michigan, 461-386 in total yardage. Arthur Jackson III led the Eagles in receiving with 71 yards on five catches.
Fresh off a 30-23 victory over the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina, the Eastern Michigan Eagles remain on the road for a battle with the Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC on Saturday, Sept. 7. The University of Kentucky spent a majority of the 2018 college football season in the top 25 of the AP Poll. The Wildcats defeated MAC rival Toledo in its previous game by a score of 38-24. Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson, took the reigns of the offense and completed 19 of 26 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns.
Myles McNeal, who is a 3-star recruit according to 247 Sports, committed to play for the Eastern Michigan football program on April 16, 2019. He is scheduled to graduate from Grand Blanc Community High School in 2020 and will join the Eagles team following that. McNeal is a 5’11”, 180-pound cornerback for the Grand Blanc Bobcats, and is rated the 50th best player in the state of Michigan.
For the first time in school history, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 31. Despite a slow start by the Eagles, they escaped with a 30-23 victory to begin their season with a 1-0 record.