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Oakland outswims visiting Eastern

(01/09/11 7:47pm)

Swimming EMU men’s swimming and diving (1-2) couldn’t keep up with Oakland University on Saturday, losing a non-conference meet on the road, 184-116. Troy Esentan finished first in the 200 breaststroke, coming in at 2:04.84, not far behind was teammate Michael Swain, coming in at 2:07. Jacob Hanson ended the day with three second-place finishes, coming in the 200 back stroke and 200 IM, as well as the 100 backstroke. Next up on the Men’s swimming schedule is the University of Michigan, Saturday, Jan.

Eastern Michigan's Abraham nearly breaks record in women's 60-meter dash at Bowen

(01/09/11 7:48pm)

Eastern Michigan University finished the EMU Invite, Saturday, with much to be proud about on Bob Parks Track inside Bowen Fieldhouse. Ashlee Abraham led the way winning the women’s 60-meter dash with a near record time, 7.47, just two-hundredths of a second shy of the record held by Latrese Taylor of Akron, set in 2000. Abraham captured her victory in the 60-meter dash over a former NCAA champion from U of M, Tiffany Ofili.

Bears, Patriots playoffs picks after opening week

(01/12/11 11:03pm)

When I decided to do an NFL picks column for The Echo, I didn’t want to dedicate much of the content of the column to my picks from last week. Unfortunately, my 0-4 record last week was too ugly to ignore. There is an added degree of difficulty picking games this early in the week, especially without the benefit of the Vegas spread. But I’m better than 0-4. Let’s take a look at what happened last week, and see if I can’t do better this time around.

Basketball falls to WMU as Bowdry is suspended

(01/19/11 7:13pm)

*Sports Roundup* The Eagles lost 65-48 to Western Michigan on Sunday when they were forced to play without the team’s leading scorer, Brandon Bowdry. Bowdry was suspended due to “conduct detrimental to the team.” The Eagles played poorly on offense, shooting 36 percent from the field, turning the ball over 17 times. Western Michigan rebounded the Eagles, 46-30.