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Empty Seats: The Athletic Department's Battle to Fill The Convo For Basketball Games

(02/08/16 2:54pm)

Despite regularly winning, attendance numbers over the years have been dropping at Eastern basketball games. According to the NCAA, since EMU moved to the Convocation Center in 1998, men’s basketball attendance has averaged 1,509 fans per game and only 892 over the last three seasons. From 1982-1998, when EMU played at the 5,400-seat Bowen Field House located on campus, EMU men’s basketball averaged 2,897 fans per game.

Ball State spoils Senior Day for EMU 67-63

(02/28/16 8:59am)

The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team fell in their final home game of the season to the Ball State Cardinals, 67-63, Saturday afternoon in Ypsilanti.The Eagles struggled defensively allowing Ball State to shoot 46 percent from three-point range. “I felt our kids wanted to win so badly that we took ourselves out of defensive positioning because they were being overly aggressive,” EMU coach Tory Verdi said.

Game-winning three by Bond gives the Eagles win on Senior Day

(03/02/16 12:14am)

After a sloppy first half, Tim Bond came in clutch as Eastern Michigan rallied behind Bond, who would score 11 points in the second half, including the game-winning three point shot to help EMU rally from being down 15 to Northern Illinois University Tuesday night at the Convocation Center. The Eagles won 75-71.

Women's basketball assistant has winning bloodlines

(03/05/16 11:29pm)

Carly Thibault has never considered another career.The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball assistant has coaching in her blood. Carly’s dad, Mike Thibault (pronounced TEE-bo), is the winningest WNBA coach of all time, three-time WNBA Coach of the Year and currently the coach and general manager of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.