After four straight wins, Eastern Michigan’s women’s volleyball team found themselves sneaking into the MAC tournament. The team managed to win their first round matchup against Buffalo, 3-1, before falling to Ohio in the following round with a score of 1-3. Coming into the tournament as the lowest seed, being able to upset Buffalo in the first round is more than enough to deem their tournament berth successful.
Eastern Michigan University’s men’s basketball team traveled to Bloomington, Indiana to take on Indiana University, Nov. 24. The match marked the third game out of four for the Eagles during the Hoosier Tipoff Classic. EMU lost for the first time this year to Indiana by a final score of 67-87. The Eagles kept things close in the first half but just couldn’t manage to keep up with Indiana’s offense in the later stages of the game.
Eastern Michigan University’s men’s basketball team traveled to southern Florida for a match against the University of South Florida, Sunday, Nov. 26. The Eagles overcame a slim first half deficit to take the victory with a final score of 65-47. The Eagles played smothering defense in the second half which lead to the easy victory. The win marks the fifth in the season and gives them a 3-1 record in the Hoosier Tipoff Classic. The Eagles were lead in scoring by guard Paul Jackson who scored 15 with three other teammates joining him in scoring double digits.
After a what if season that was full of ups and downs, Eastern Michigan's (5-7, 3-5) 2017 season ended with a 34-31 win against the Falcons from Bowling Green State University (2-10, 2-6) Tuesday Nov. 21 at Rynearson Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s team started the 2017-18 season with a solid 83-61 win over the Rattlers of Florida A&M University, Friday, Nov. 10 at the Convocation Center.The Eagles (1-0) utilized a balanced scoring attack with ten players registering at least one point, and five scoring at least nine points. Offensively, EMU was more than efficient finishing 31-62 as a team from the field and 7-17 behind the three-point line. They also rebounded the Rattlers 44-40.
The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s volleyball team qualified for the MAC tournament following a streak of four wins straight that started on senior weekend against Western Michigan and Northern Illinois.
The Eastern Michigan University men’s basketball team hosted the University of Michigan-Dearborn for the team’s second match of the season Sunday, Nov. 12, at the Convocation Center. Unlike their match against Spring Arbor, U of M-D proved to be a more competitive opponent. In the first half, U of M-D shot the ball extremely well from behind the arc keeping them in the game. However, the Eagles proved to be the better all-around team, winning the game with a final score of 97-73. The victory starts the Eagles season off undefeated with a pair of victories at home.
Eastern Michigan University played host Saturday to a wrestling event at the Convocation Center for a plethora of teams from the Midwest. Opponents included Big Ten schools like Ohio State and Michigan State along with MAC opponents in Toledo, Northern Illinois and Central Michigan. These teams, along with other schools and universities, competed in 12 different weight restrictions. Of the 12, Eastern placed in the top four in four of the sets. Freshman Tanner Smith was the sole victor for the Eagles, placing first in the freshman/sophomore 149 pound weight division.
Five interceptions from Brogan Roback -- including a pick six to seal the deal in the fourth quarter -- led to defeat for the Eastern Michigan University football team (3-7, 1-5) as they fell to the Chippewas from Central Michigan University (6-4, 4-2) 42-30 Wednesday Nov. 8 at Kelly-Shorts Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan University’s league office announced the women’s soccer team was awarded Mid-American Conference postseason honors, Thursday, Nov. 2.
The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball season began Wednesday, Nov. 1 with a 70-57 exhibition win against Hillsdale College. For the 2017-18 squad, there's a lot more to prove after a rough season last year had the Lady Eagles finishing with a 6-25 record in head coach Fred Castro's inaugural season.
Eastern Michigan’s women’s volleyball team took to the court Nov. 3 at the Convocation Center for a matchup against in-state rival Western Michigan. Despite coming into the match with a worse record compared to the Broncos, Eastern took the match in a 3-0 sweep. The victory marks the 12th victory on the season for the Eagles and the fourth victory in-conference.
Eastern Michigan University’s women’s soccer dominated the Western Michigan Broncos Thursday, Oct. 19 at Scicluna Field. Eastern has seen great success at home this season and Thursday’s match was no different. Goalkeeper Kaylin Williams kept the Broncos off the scoreboard to help the team on their way to a 3-0 victory. Despite the difference in score, EMU still had to fight valiantly to secure their first victory against Western since the 2014 season.
The 90th Homecoming game contained all that and more. However, it would be the in-state rivals that got the last laugh, as the Eastern Michigan University Eagles (2-5, 0-3) dropped yet another overtime heartbreaker to the Western Michigan Broncos (5-3, 3-1) 20-17 Saturday Oct. 21 at Rynearson Stadium.
The Eastern Michigan University soccer team saw a postseason victory with a 1-0 win on Senior Day over the Northern Illinois University Huskies Sunday Oct. 22 at Scicluna Field.
Eastern Michigan University’s volleyball team left the nest for a set of road matches against Bowling Green and Miami of Ohio. The Eagles lost both games to their fellow MAC opponents by a combined score of 7-1. With the lose, EMU finds itself on a five-game losing streak, dropping the team to 10-14 overall with a 2-6 record in conference.
Eastern Michigan’s women’s soccer lost a pair of road matches this week against Toledo and Ball State with final scores 4-1 and 3-0 respectively. The two losses drop Eastern to 5-10-1 overall and 2-5 in the conference. Eastern has yet to pull off a victory away from home since an early season matchup against the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since, Eastern has lost seven straight games on the road.
Despite career games from Brogan Roback and Ian Eriksen, the Eastern Michigan University football team dropped a heartbreaker to the Army Black Knights 28-27 Saturday Oct. 15.