Recent Stories in Basketball

Men's basketball drops fourth straight to soaring Akron

The Akron Zipps hit 18 threes which led to the 87-76 win over the Eastern Michigan Eagles at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti on Friday night.

The Eagles (13-12, 5-7) won the rebound  and turnover battles but were unable to keep up with jump-shooting of Akron (21-4,11-1). Akron had five players in double figures as the Eagles could not stop the offense of Zipps.

EMU guard Willie Mangum led the way with his 22 points,five rebounds and two assists.

Eagles struggle down the stretch against NIU, 81-69

With a seven-point halftime deficit, Eastern Michigan was unable to come back and defeat the Northern Illinois huskies as the fell 81-69 at on the road on Saturday. 

Coming off a loss to Kent State, the Eagles (13-10, 5-5)| could not afford to lose a game to Northern Illinois (14-9, 6-4) who the team was tied with for second-place in the Mid-American Conference West Division.

Eagles Eye: 11/14

The Eastern Michigan football team came beck from a 21 point deficit to become bowl eligible for the first time in 20 years on Election Night at Ball State.

EMU Names Fred Castro Head Women’s Basketball Coach

The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team held a press conference to introduce their new head coach Fred Castro at the EMU President's House Monday morning.

"We are incredibly proud to announce Fred Castro as our next head women's basketball coach," EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke said.

Verdi leaves EMU for UMass job

The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball program will look to fulfill their head coaching position after Head Coach Tory Verdi accepted a similar position at the University of Massachusetts.

Eagles fall to CMU in MAC tournament

After being outscored 32-17 in the third quarter, the Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team fell in its Mid-American Conference tournament semifinal, 86-71, against Central Michigan University Friday afternoon in Cleveland, Ohio.

Eagles' season ends in heartbreaker to Akron

The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team’s season came to an end Thursday afternoon as they lost a heartbreaker to the University of Akron Zips, 65-63, at Quicken Loans Arena in the second round of the Mid-American Conference tournament.