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Football signing day 2017

The Eastern Michigan football team officially signed 21 new student-athletes to their letters of intent to come join the football team on Wednesday, Feb.

As national rates fall, EMU’s attendance numbers rise

College football attendance rates continue to fall as people across the country are staying at home to cheer on their favorite team.

The average for all programs in the division was 43,483 people per game in 2014, but has now fallen to 43,288 in 2015. This is less than a one percent decrease, but this just more statistics that show that people are not leaving their homes to see live college football games.

EMU falls to Old Dominion in bowl game, 24-20

The Eastern Michigan football team ended its historic 2016 season at the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl as the team fell to the Old Dominion Monarchs, 24-20, on Friday.

This was the Eagles first bowl game since the 1987 California Bowl against San Jose State.

Wrestling picks up win and a loss at dual home-opener

The Eastern Michigan wrestling team defeated Cleveland State, 38-12, and then fell to Indiana, 25-12 as they kicked off their home schedule with a tri-dual on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Redshirt freshman Noah Gonser dominated the day as he won both of his matches including a win over no. 17 ranked Elijah Oliver of Indiana. He forced a fall against Cleveland State and a 7-3 decision against Oliver.

Western Michigan completes perfect season, wins MAC Championship

The Western Michigan football team rowed its way to a 13-0 perfect season with a 29-23 win over Ohio University in the Mid-American Conference Championship at Ford Field on Friday night.

The Broncos held off a late comeback attempt as junior Robert Spillane sealed the game with an interception with 51 seconds to go in the game.

Eight Eagles listed to All-Mid-American Conference teams

Eight Eastern Michigan football players have been chosen to be on three different All-MAC teams for their performances in the 2016 regular season.

This marks the most EMU football players listed on a team since the 1996 season. The teams are organized to list the top 3 lineups of players in the Mid-American Conference.

Football team invited to go to the Bahamas for its first bowl game since 1987

The Eastern Michigan football team will be playing the Popeye’s Bahamas Bowl in Nassau, Bahamas on December 23 in its first bowl appearance since the 1987 season as the team will face Old Dominion University.

The last time Eastern Michigan competed in a bowl game they were known as the Huron’s, when it defeated San Jose State in the California Bowl.

Game winning drive helps Eagles defeat Central Michigan on senior day, 26-21

A late touchdown from Brogan Roback leads to a win on senior day for the Eastern Michigan football team on Tuesday against the Central Michigan Chippewas at Rynearson Stadium.

The Eagles (7-5, 4-4) picked up their seventh win of the season over their in-state rival Central Michigan (6-6, 3-4) to win the most games in a season since the 1989 season. Redshirt junior Brogan Roback led the Eagles down the field for a game winning drive with 2:34 to go in the game. Roback then threw a touchdown pass which junior Sergio Bailey caught over an opposing defender.

“They (players) have set out a goal to go to and win a bowl game. We talked about how being bowl eligible wasn’t a guarantee. We just wanted to finish,” said third year coach Chris Creighton

Eagles blow 21 point lead in heartbreaking overtime loss to NIU

The Eastern Michigan football team blew a 21-0 halftime lead in an overtime loss to Northern Illinois at Rynearson Stadium on Wednesday night, 31-24.

A week after Eastern Michigan (6-5, 3-4) came back down 21 points to Ball State (4-7, 4-3), the Eagles gave up there 21-0 halftime lead as the Huskies put up a 24 point second-half to send the game into overtime. The Huskies marched right down the field for a touchdown in overtime and the Eagles responded with four straight runs as they fell one yard short of a first down to fall to Northern Illinois, 31-24.

“this year one of the things we’ve been able to do is to fight back when we are down,” said coach Chris Creighton. “But one situation we haven’t been in is to be up and for things to be seemingly going well.”