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SPORTS COLUMN: EMU needs to add Demarius Reed to the Ring of Honor at Rynearson Stadium, retire his jersey

(08/05/14 8:06pm)

The Eastern Michigan University athletic department announced Tuesday in a story on its website that construction on “The Factory” – the nickname it gave to Rynearson Stadium – was complete.There’s only one thing wrong – it’s not.

New coach, different attitude highlight optimistic EMU football team

(08/16/14 3:38pm)

After the emotional roller coaster the Eastern Michigan University football team rode last year – the death of receiver Demarius Reed, the firing of former coach Ron English and the usual attendance woes – it appears as if first-year coach Chris Creighton has made strides toward improving the atmosphere in the locker room.

Update: Victim of alleged assault by EMU football players was cousin of suspect in Demarius Reed murder

(09/04/14 5:00pm)

Three Eastern Michigan University Football players, Quincy Jones, Darius Scott and Jay Jones, were brought into court on assault charges, Wednesday according to a report from MLive. The alleged victim, Demarko Taylor, 24, is the cousin of Kristopher Pratt, the Detroit man who pleaded guilty to the second degree murder of EMU wide receiver Demarius Reed. According to the police, no weapons were used in the assault.

A bit about the defensive co-captain who almost wasn't

(09/10/14 2:17pm)

Senior safety/linebacker Pudge Cotton is one of the defensive captains on the Eastern Michigan University football team – but he almost wasn’t. Cotton, who has been playing football since he was young, said he quit after a short time because he didn’t see himself as being good. It took some convincing to get back on the field.

COLUMN: Assault should not be treated differently for athletes

(09/14/14 3:15pm)

This past week was an absolute nightmare for the National Football League and its commissioner Roger Goodell. It started Monday when a video surfaced of Ray Rice - who was indicted in March when he knocked out his wife Jenay, who was his fiancée at the time, in the elevator of a New Jersey hotel – physically knocking her out.