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10/1/2019, 1:20am

Eagles football wins four straight 'player of the week' awards

The Eagles have had a player named Athlete of the Week for the first four weeks of the regular season in the MAC West. Senior quarterback Mike Glass III was named Offensive Player of the Week twice following the victories over Coastal Carolina and Illinois. Brody Hoying earned Defensive Player of the Week after the loss versus Kentucky, and Mathew Sexton won Special Teams Player of the Week following the most recent win over Central Connecticut State. Chad Ryland also won Special Teams Player of the Week after his game-winning kick against Illinois. 


10/1/2019, 12:26am

Rob Murphy has high hopes for Jalen King’s junior year

Jalen King, who is from Kings Academy in Pasco, Washington, is heading into his junior season with the Eastern Michigan basketball program. King is a 6-foot-10-inch power forward/center who weighs 205 pounds. With some fresh faces on the EMU men’s basketball team following the graduation of James Thompson IV, Paul Jackson and Elijah Minnie, King is poised to make an impact after a strong offseason.


9/29/2019, 2:09pm

Boubacar Toure is set to make an impact for the Eagles after major improvements

Eastern Michigan’s men’s basketball team has seen many additions to the program in recent years and Boubacar Toure has been one to standout amongst the rest. The Senegal native is a 7’0” center who made his way to EMU in 2018. Before his arrival to Eastern Michigan, Toure played collegiate basketball at Grand Canyon University. He started his career as a redshirt freshman during the 2015-16 season. 


9/29/2019, 2:08pm

EMU women's basketball finalizes 2019-20 roster

The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball team has an updated roster going into the 2019-20 season. The current 14-player roster consists of two freshmen, one transfer and 11 returners. The Eagles picked up freshmen guards, Aaliyah Stanley and Constance Chaplin for the upcoming season. 


9/29/2019, 1:03pm

EMU club baseball team hosts Autism Acceptance Game

Eastern Michigan's club baseball team played more than just a game on Tuesday, Sept. 24 as they were playing an Autism Acceptance Game against the University of Michigan. During the game, they sold Autism Awareness ribbons and were able to raise over $500 to donate to the Autism Alliance of Michigan. It was a very close game until Michigan scored twice in the sixth inning, putting them up 4-0 as they won behind a no-hitter from Raj Sharma. 


9/29/2019, 12:54pm

Reviewing the first month of the Eagles football season

The Eastern Michigan Eagles hold the best record in the Mid-American Conference at 3-1 after one month of play. This is just the second time in head coach Chris Creighton's tenure in Ypsilanti that the Eagles have gotten off to such a start. The Eagles have wins over Coastal Carolina, Illinois and Central Connecticut State. The loss was on the road against Kentucky. 


9/26/2019, 11:33pm

Around the MAC: Eastern Michigan stole the show with last-second victory over Central Connecticut State

The action has been tighter than ever with one month now behind us in the 2019 college football season. Teams combined for just a 3-6 record in a tough week overall for the Mid-American Conference. Eastern Michigan is the first team with three wins after their victory over Central Connecticut State, thanks to late game heroics from Matthew Sexton. The Eagles will take on rival Central Michigan on Oct. 5 following their bye week.


9/26/2019, 10:09pm

EMU wide receiver stays humble despite a strong start to his 2019 campaign

Just four games into his sophomore season, wide receiver Dylan Drummond leads all Eastern Michigan receivers with 19 receptions as the team finished their non-conference schedule with a 3-1 record. Drummond has become an essential part of the Eagles' offense, forming great chemistry with senior quarterback Mike Glass III but the wide receiver still isn't satisfied. 


9/22/2019, 11:38am

Eagles volleyball defeats Purdue-Fort Wayne in four sets

The Eastern Michigan women’s volleyball team squared off against Purdue-Fort Wayne on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The Eagles came into the game with a 3-5 record, hoping to improve that in the last game of the Michigan Challenge. Purdue-Fort Wayne came into the game with a 3-8 record and had Eastern Michigan as the last game of their Dunn Hospitality Tournament. Purdue-Fort Wayne was 1-2 in their last three games coming into the match. 


9/22/2019, 11:38am

Zack Mason named MAC Golfer of the Week

Zack Mason, a redshirt sophomore out of Toronto, was named Mid-American Conference Golfer of the Week. This is his first award as he had an outstanding performance at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational on Sept.9-10 in Huntington, West Virginia. Mason ended the final round with a 68 putting him at a two-day total of eight-under 205, which put him at the third best three-round total in program history. 


9/22/2019, 11:28am

Eastern Michigan football wins home opener in thrilling fashion

Eastern Michigan held a 28-15 lead over the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils with just over 11 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. However, after allowing a one-yard touchdown run by Keonte Lucas and a 68-yard strike from Aaron Winchester to Tyshaun James, the Eagles found themselves staring at a one point deficit with just 20 seconds remaining. That is until Matthew Sexton made the game-winning play. 


9/22/2019, 11:27am

Around the MAC: Eagles tied for first place in West

Heading into the final week of the non-conference portion of the schedule for the Eastern Michigan football team and the rest of the MAC, both divisions of the conference are tight from top to bottom. None of the 14 teams are undefeated but three programs lead the way with a 2-1 record. Those teams are Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Western Michigan. The Eagles are fresh off an upset victory over then-undefeated Illinois. 


9/19/2019, 10:37am

Week 4 Preview: Eagles take on Blue Devils in home opener

The Eastern Michigan Eagles have a chance to accomplish something that has only been done once in head coach Chris Creighton's tenure with the team, which is starting the season with a 3-1 record. The Eagles will have a chance to do so when they face Central Connecticut State on Saturday Sept. 21 at Rynearson Stadium in the home opener. 


9/17/2019, 11:51pm

EMU marching band performs halftime show at Ford Field

Eastern Michigan’s marching band, also known as the “Pride of the Peninsula,” performed at the Detroit Lions season opener against the Los Angeles Chargers. At halftime, nearly 200 students took the field to perform Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance,” Usher’s “DJ Got Us Falling In Love” and Beyoncé‘s “Crazy in Love.” 


9/17/2019, 11:48pm

Former Eagles players face each other in the NFL

Former Eastern Michigan football players faced off against one another in the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 15. Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Andrew Wylie played Oakland Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby. These two NFL starters were on the Eagles team in 2015 and 2016. 


9/17/2019, 11:44pm

Men’s golf sets school record at Marshall Invitational

The Eastern Michigan men’s golf team started its 2019-20 season on Sept. 9 in Huntington West Virginia at the 50th Annual Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational. To open the two-day tournament up, the team, led by head coach Bruce Cunningham, tied the lowest 18-hole round in program history with a nine-under 272. The previous record of 272 was set on Feb. 26, 2018 in the third round of the Loyola Intercollegiate. 


9/16/2019, 10:22pm

EMU volleyball falls to 3-5 with losses to Navy and Michigan

Eastern Michigan played Navy Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Convocation Center. Eastern came into this game with a 3-3 record, fresh off of a 3-0 rout of McNeese State to end the Sawyer Camillo Memorial Classic. Eastern Michigan started the Michigan Challenge with its game against Navy, a three-game event featuring Navy, the University of Michigan and Purdue-Fort Wayne. Navy came into the game 3-4, while losing three of its last four before defeating the Eagles in five sets. 


9/15/2019, 2:54pm

EMU men's basketball announces 2019 recruiting class

Eastern Michigan men’s basketball head coach Rob Murphy announced 10 new signees to the roster for the season, on Monday, Aug. 26. Four of the signees are incoming freshmen while the remaining six signees are transfers. Shamar Dillard, Marcus Gibbs, Chris James and Luis Pacheco are the four new freshmen. 


9/14/2019, 7:57pm

Eastern Michigan upsets the Big Ten's Illinois with last-second field goal

After defeating Rutgers in 2017 and Purdue in 2018, Eastern  Michigan has defeated an opponent from the Big Ten conference for the third consecutive season. The Eagles upset the previously unbeaten Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday by a final score of 34-31. Sophomore kicker Chad Ryland made a 24-yard field goal as time expired to seal the Eastern Michigan victory. Ryland converted on both of his field goal attempts, including a career-high of 52 yards. He also connected on all but one of his extra-point tries.