The spring/summer semester is in full swing, but don’t worry; there is a way for the students staying on campus or commuting for their summer classes to get a break from their busy schedule, as the baseball team as well as the men’s and women’s track teams are still competing.
Outgoing senior catcher Courtney Loe has been a mainstay on the Eastern Michigan University softball team since transferring to EMU from West Liberty University, in West Liberty, WV, following the 2011 season.
Former Eastern Michigan University football running back/punt returner Marcus Mathews passed away Wednesday at the age of 48, the university announced in a press release Friday morning. Mathews graduated from Cooley High School in his hometown of Detroit, Mich.
Amanda Stanton is the starting second baseman for the Eastern Michigan University softball team and was also named Mid-American Conference West division Player of the Week last week following a stellar week, in which she hit 7-for-14 with three home runs (including a grand slam), and raised her batting average from .301 to .325.
Lauren Wells is a pitcher on the Eastern Michigan University softball team who comes from Lowell, Ind., which is about an hour southeast of Chicago.
Coming off a series sweep against the Bowling Green State University Falcons, the Eastern Michigan University softball team sets its sights on a Friday doubleheader against the Miami University of Ohio RedHawks and games against the Ball State University Cardinals on Saturday and Sunday. “We have to go out and keep playing,” EMU coach Karen Baird said.
Late Wednesday afternoon, the Eastern Michigan University Athletic Department announced the suspension of forward Glenn Bryant from the men’s basketball team following his arraignment on charges of felony assault and domestic violence.
Friday was a special day for redshirt senior Brian Hill and the Eastern Michigan University baseball team in its 7-1 win over Western Michigan University. Hill (W, 5-1) took a no-hitter into the ninth inning for the Eagles (16-18), but with one out in the top of the ninth, he surrendered a single to Andrew Sohn, ending the no-no bid.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team had little rest following Friday’s doubleheader against the University of Toledo, when it lost 4-0 to the Bowling Green State University Falcons Saturday afternoon at Varsity Field.
Sophomore outfielder Jenn Lucas’ walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth inning propelled the Eastern Michigan University softball team to a 14-13 victory over its Mid-American Conference foe University of Toledo Rockets, in game two of an afternoon doubleheader on Friday at Varsity Field.
Eastern Michigan University announced Friday the search for a new athletic director was officially underway following the departure of former AD Derrick Gragg Jr. at the beginning of the month.
According to a press release issued Friday, “The next EMU athletic director will lead a department known for success on and off the field, along with community service.”
Finals week is the time when most Eastern Michigan University students can be found in two places: Halle Library, where they are furiously studying for said finals, or in the classroom taking them. For those who are perhaps already finished with finals or looking for a place to escape for a couple hours while everyone around you is panicking, EMU’s sports teams may provide you that refuge.
Coming off a near no-hitter for the Eastern Michigan University baseball team Friday, the team continued its successes Saturday with a 9-5 win against the Western Michigan University Broncos at Oestrike Stadium.
After giving up 12 unanswered runs over the final four innings, the Eastern Michigan University softball team earned a split with the Youngstown State University Penguins with a 13-3 loss in game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader at Varsity Field.
The Eastern Michigan University softball team snapped a 13-game losing streak Tuesday afternoon with a 5-3 win over the Youngstown State University Penguins at Varsity Field in game one of an afternoon doubleheader.
There are two weeks left in the school year and before many of us are overwhelmed with the studying and stress that comes with finals week, some opportunities are available to get out of your rooms and see some of the teams here at Eastern Michigan University.
Eastern Michigan University senior third baseman Nellie Coquillard (pronounced Coke-will-ard) is another versatile player on the EMU softball team. She hails from Niles, Mich., which is about 100 miles east of Chicago and is the hometown of senior pitcher Jenna Ignowski.
Eastern Michigan University senior Courtney Nicholson is the everyday right fielder for the softball team. She comes to EMU from Canton, Ohio, (home of the Pro Football Hall of Fame) and goes by the nickname “Cordell.”
The Eastern Michigan University softball team lost Friday to the Kent State University Golden Flashes, 4-3, in game one of an afternoon doubleheader.
The organization Mentor2Youth held a basketball fundraiser Saturday afternoon at the Eastern Michigan University Rec/IM to raise money for local elementary and middle school students, for whom the organization provides tutoring and mentoring opportunities.
On Wednesday, the Detroit Lions announced the signing of former Eagle defensive tackle Jason Jones. In four seasons as an Eagle, he registered 175 total tackles, 13 sacks and one forced fumble. Jones began the 2004 season as a tight end before making the switch to the defensive line.
EMU Men’s Basketball Postgame Press Conference 3/9/13
The basketball game scheduled Wednesday evening between Eastern Michigan University and Ohio University has been cancelled. Early Wednesday morning, an armed robbery took place near Ohio’s campus which prompted the university to close for the day.
This just in: Former Eagle forward James Still was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for his involvement in an assault on a Providence College student in 2010.
I’ve been getting a lot of feedback, both positive and negative, about the Dec. 3 column I wrote about Eastern Michigan University’s head football coach Ron English, and I’d like to clear the air on a few matters.
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