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9/14/2019, 2:16pm

EMU volleyball looks to repeat performance from last year

The EMU women’s volleyball team opened up its season against Utah State on Aug. 30. The Eagles got off to a flying start with a 3-2 victory but proceeded to go 2-3 in their next five games, with losses to Southern Utah, Xavier and Louisiana. The wins were against Florida A&M and most recently, McNeese State. Eastern swept McNeese state with scores of 25-11, 25-20 and 26-24. 


9/12/2019, 1:51pm

Week 3 Preview: Eagles hoping for another Big Ten upset

The Eastern Michigan football program took a tough loss at the hands of the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, September 7, by a final score of 38-17. The Eagles now set their sights on the Fighting Illini of the University of Illinois, who earned a 31-23 victory against Connecticut a week ago. Despite a season-high 337 passing yards by QB Mike Glass III, the Eagles found the end zone just twice, both coming through the air. Glass also threw his first two interceptions of the season against the Wildcats.


9/12/2019, 1:48pm

The women’s swimming team hires new head coach

The newest addition to the Eastern Michigan women’s swimming team is Derek Perkins, coming over from the University of Kentucky. Perkins has 16 years of collegiate coaching behind him with eight of those years at Kentucky. The former head coach was Peter Linn, who coached at EMU for 31 years. While Linn was head coach, EMU earned 299 individual MAC Championships, he was MAC men’s swimming coach of the year eight times and MAC women’s swimming coach of the year twice.


9/11/2019, 10:02am

Cassandra Callaway picks up the recruiting coordinator role for EMU women’s basketball

Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball assistant coach Cassandra Callaway has been promoted to recruiting coordinator, per EMU Athletics. Callaway will be going into her fourth season as an assistant coach alongside Fred Castro. Starting the 2019-20 season, she will have the duties of an assistant coach as well as the recruiting coordinator. 


9/11/2019, 9:22am

EMU men’s basketball reveals the 2019-20 schedule

The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball 2019-20 schedule was released on Aug. 26. The Eagles will compete in 31 games in the upcoming regular season, excluding the MAC Tournament. Out of the 31 games, 15 games will be held at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti. Much like last season, EMU will also compete against a number of non-conference teams. Three of those matchups will be against teams that competed in the 2019 NCAA Tournament. 


9/8/2019, 3:16pm

Eastern Michigan football loses to Kentucky, falls to 1-1 on the year

The Eastern Michigan Eagles fell to the Kentucky Wildcats, 38-17, on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kroger Field in Lexington. Senior quarterback Mike Glass III had 337 yards in the loss. With the loss, the Eagles fall to 1-1 on the season, while Kentucky stays perfect with a 2-0 record. The Wildcats out-gained Eastern Michigan, 461-386 in total yardage. Arthur Jackson III led the Eagles in receiving with 71 yards on five catches. 


9/4/2019, 9:29pm

Week 2 Preview: Eastern Michigan looks to upset Kentucky

Fresh off a 30-23 victory over the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina, the Eastern Michigan Eagles remain on the road for a battle with the Kentucky Wildcats out of the SEC on Saturday, Sept. 7. The University of Kentucky spent a majority of the 2018 college football season in the top 25 of the AP Poll. The Wildcats defeated MAC rival Toledo in its previous game by a score of 38-24. Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson, took the reigns of the offense and completed 19 of 26 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns. 


9/4/2019, 1:14am

Exploring the current state of the EMU men’s basketball program

The Eastern Michigan men’s basketball program is just over two months away from the beginning of the 2020 campaign. With the season quickly approaching, questions regarding the current state of the program need to be answered. The Eagles will hope to bounce back from last season with nine new additions to the program. 


9/4/2019, 1:09am

Myles McNeal talks Eagles football and senior season

Myles McNeal, who is a 3-star recruit according to 247 Sports, committed to play for the Eastern Michigan football program on April 16, 2019. He is scheduled to graduate from Grand Blanc Community High School in 2020 and will join the Eagles team following that. McNeal is a 5’11”, 180-pound cornerback for the Grand Blanc Bobcats, and is rated the 50th best player in the state of Michigan. 


8/31/2019, 11:50pm

The Eagles escape Coastal Carolina with 30-23 victory

For the first time in school history, the Eastern Michigan Eagles took on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina on Saturday, Aug. 31. Despite a slow start by the Eagles, they escaped with a 30-23 victory to begin their season with a 1-0 record. 


8/21/2019, 9:22pm

Ranking the best men's basketball players in MAC history

Boykins gradually increased his production every year he played for the Eagles. He averaged 12.5 points per game as a freshman and three years later, put up 25.7 points during his senior season. He also dished out 5.1 assists for his four-year career in Ypsilanti. Boykins won the MAC Tournament MVP in 1998. 


8/17/2019, 8:41am

Men's cross-country announces schedule

The Eastern Michigan men's cross-country team will be competing for their 23rd conference championship in 2019. The team won the MAC in 2017. It will also be competing for a late season push into the NCAA championships, where a trip there would be the first since 2005.


8/15/2019, 11:27pm

Former EMU head coach Ron Oestrike inducted into hall of fame

Ron Oestrike, who was once a longtime head coach for Eastern Michigan University’s baseball program, will be inducted into the Michigan Baseball Hall of Fame this Saturday. The ceremony will take place Aug. 17 during the Lansing Lugnuts v. Dayton Dragons game at Cooley Law Stadium in Lansing. 


8/15/2019, 11:26pm

Daniel Orton explains what makes a successful team

The 2019-20 college basketball season will begin on Nov. 5, 2019, and Eastern Michigan’s season will start soon after. The Eagles, who were picked to win the MAC West division prior to last year, are going to deal with a different level of expectations this time around. Eastern lost three senior starters to graduation in Paul Jackson, Elijah Minnie and James Thompson IV, and the new team is preparing themselves to have a successful campaign with just one senior. 


8/15/2019, 2:19am

MAC announces upcoming bowl schedule from 2020-2025

The Mid-American Conference will continue a six-season partnership with ESPN, the billion-dollar media company, into the 2025 season. The partnership has a plan of televising two set bowl games, the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl and the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. There is also a list of games that potentially could feature MAC teams. Two out of the nine are for sure to be played when decided by the bowl committee each year. This makes at least four bowl games played by the MAC annually.


8/15/2019, 2:19am

Football position breakdown: Running backs

Following the deep dive into the quarterbacks room for Eastern Michigan, it’s time to check in on the guys they’ll be handing the ball off to. The team has seven running backs listed on the roster, but Shaq Vann and Breck Turner have pulled away from the rest of the group. With that said, though, at least one other Eagles running back is going to get significant playing time in the upcoming season.


8/15/2019, 2:18am

Football Position Breakdown: Quarterbacks

Eastern Michigan opens their 2019 college football slate on August 31 against Coastal Carolina. Head coach Chris Creighton has named senior quarterback Mike Glass III the starting quarterback heading into the season, but Glass is far from the only QB on the depth chart. The Eagles have seven passers in total listed on the roster: Glass, Jairus Grissom, Preston Hutchinson, Aaron Jackson, Christopher Kaminski, Jayden Machado and Isaac Stiebling.