If you get the chance to play soccer in college, you must be good. To be able to get playing time for all four years is even better, but if you get to represent the country of your parents’ origin it must be something pretty special, which is exactly what former Eastern Michigan University forward Ashley Rodrigues has been given.
Every four years, one of the biggest sporting events in the world comes to fruition, and Friday in South Africa, the FIFA World Cup gets under way when the hosts take on Mexico in Johannesburg.
Winning a conference title in any college sport is no easy task. Winning two conference titles in one season is something no team in the Mid-American Conference has done since 2007, when Eastern Michigan University did it, winning both indoor and outdoor conference championships.
On a day that was supposed to be all about the seniors in their last home game, it seemed all about inconsistency for Eastern Michigan University baseball, losing 7-3 to the Toledo Rockets on Sunday.
After coming off of Tommy John elbow surgery in the 2008 season, Eastern Michigan pitcher Corey Chaffins struggled in 2009, finishing with a 7.83 ERA while walking 33 in 66 2/3 innings.