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James Thompson IV and Elijah Minnie combined for 40 points as Eastern Michigan men’s basketball delivered a decisive 95-61 victory to Kent State. The Eagles struggled in the first half, only attempting one free throw and three offensive rebounds. Going into halftime, they led by eight with Thompson shooting 100 percent from both three inside the arc.
The women’s basketball team fought back from nine points down to defeat rival Western Michigan, 64-61, to earn their first conference victory of the season and improve their record to 8-6.
The Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team competed in a conference matchup against the University of Buffalo at the Convocation Center on Wednesday. The game resulted in a 91-84 overtime loss for the Eagles. This is the team's second Mid-American loss, which pushes their overall record to 7-6.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles hosted the the Buffalo Bills in a conference matchup late Friday night at the Convocation Center. The final score of the game was 58-74 with the Eagle’s losing by double digits. Their record fell to 6-8, and became Eastern’s third loss at home.
Coming off a 90-72 win against Siena Heights, Eastern Michigan Men’s Basketball fell to the Kansas Jayhawks in a blowout loss on the road. The final score was 87-63, with the Eagle’s record falling to 6-7. They’ve lost their fifth straight away game, all by double digits. This game marked the first meeting between the two teams.
Eastern Michigan Men’s Basketball improved their record to 5-5 with a 105-53 win over Central State on Saturday. The Eagles broke a four-game losing streak after kicking off a three-game home stand. Central State (OH) was handed their sixth straight loss.
Eastern Michigan’s Women's soccer team split the first two of their three home games to end the season. The team defeated Miami of Ohio in decisive fashion by a final score of 3-0. Unfortunately, it seemed that they maxed out their scoring output for the weekend as they failed to score against Ball State and lost 1-0. The loss to Ball State cuts even deeper as it was the team’s senior night. For seniors like Peyton Davis, Mikayla Cupp, Mia Colavito, and Mackenzie Etienne, this normally would have been their final opportunity to take the pitch at Scicluna Field. However the final game of the season will also be at home, giving the team one more chance to send the seniors out on a high note.
Eastern Michigan Football suffered their fourth straight loss on the season, this time to Western Michigan on October 6th by a final score of 27-24. The loss came following an intense overtime period. All four losses have been by seven points or less. At the halfway mark of the season, EMU sits at a 2-4 record while remaining winless in MAC play.
Eastern Michigan football suffers their second straight overtime defeat, this time to Northern Illinois University, dropping them to 0-2 in MAC play. The offense struggled as a whole, going a whole quarter without a first down and delivering an abysmal performance on third down throughout the game. The team converted only three of their 18 attempts on third down but still found themselves in a position to win late. After forcing a turnover in the second overtime period, Chad Ryland missed a game winning field goal that inevitably cost the Eagles the victory.
The EMU Women’s Soccer team opened up their MAC schedule with a pair of matches at home on September 21. EMU defeated Kent State University 2-0 but fell to Ohio University 1-2. The team remains one game above .500 while sitting right at .500 in-conference.
The Eastern Michigan football team lost a tight battle to San Diego State University in overtime by a final score of 23-20. Both Tyler Wiegers and Mike Glass III continued to split the reps at quarterback but the two-headed monster was not enough to slay the Aztecs.
Eastern Michigan’s women’s soccer team continued their winning ways with a victory over Illinois-Chicago on September 9th, by a final score of 2-1. The win marks the teams 4th on the season and their third win straight. The two teams battled back and forth throughout the first half of the match. It wasn’t until the 35th minute that EMU would break the 0-0 tie with a goal of their own. Kirstin Nason of the Eagles scored on a takeaway in the Illinois-Chicago box that she rocketed into the left side of the net for her second goal on the season.
For the second time in school history Eastern Michigan’s football team defeated a Big Ten opponent when they beat Purdue University 20-19 on September 8th in West Lafayette. Starting quarterback Tyler Wiegers delivered an efficient performance completing 20 of his 28 passing attempts for 312 yards and a touchdown on the way to a victory. Despite Wiegers performance, the hero of the game was kicker Chad Ryland who drilled two field goals, including a game winner as time expired to secure the victory for EMU.
Eastern Michigan’s Women’s Soccer team won a pair of matches over the last August weekend against Creighton and Oakland Universities. After losing three of their first four matches the two wins moves the Eagles to a .500 record with three matches left before conference play begins.