The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-6, 3-5) will face the Pittsburgh Panthers (7-5, 4-4) in the Quick Lane Bowl on Thursday, Dec. 26 at Ford Field in Detroit. The announcement that these two will play was made on Sunday, Dec. 8. This is the fifth bowl game appearance in school history and the first time ever the Eagles have reached two straight bowl games.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles women’s swim and dive team completed the Denison Invitational, which began on Wednesday, Dec. 4. The final day of the tournament was on Saturday, Dec. 7 in Granville, Ohio at the Trumbell Aquatic Center. On the first day of events, divers Michaela Schempf and Bethany Berger both met NCAA Championship standards.
The Miami RedHawks (8-5, 6-2) have defeated the Central Michigan Chippewas (8-5, 6-2) in the 2019 MAC Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich. The final score was 26-21 In favor of the RedHawks, who were led by Brett Gabbert’s 196 yards. Both teams will be playing in a bowl game beginning on Saturday, Dec. 20.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (7-1) defeated the Valparaiso Crusaders, 85-79, on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Convocation Center. The Eagles were led by Ty Groce’s 23 points, five rebounds and two assists. Noah Morgan added 21 points as well. Javon Freeman had a game-high 28 points and five rebounds for Valparaiso in the loss.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles fell to the Kent State Golden Flashes 34-26, in the last game of the regular season on Friday, Nov. 29 at Rynearson Stadium. Eastern Michigan senior quarterback Mike Glass III threw for a career-high 386 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in the loss.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-4) women’s basketball team fell to the Michigan Wolverines (5-1) on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the Convocation Center. EMU got off to a slow start as they shot just 15.4% percent in the first quarter and weren’t able to recover as they fell 57-38. Natalia Pineda led the Eagles with 16 points and two rebounds.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-5, 3-4) football team plays their final game of the regular season versus the Kent State Golden Flashes (5-6, 4-3) on Friday, Nov. 29 at Rynearson Stadium. It is Senior Day for the Eagles as they look to win 7+ games for the second year in a row. The game will kick off at noon on ESPN+.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-2) women’s basketball team earned their second win of the season as they moved to 2-0 at the Convocation Center this year. The Eagles defeated Southeast Missouri State, 69-64, on Tuesday, Nov. 19 in Ypsilanti. EMU was led by freshman guard Aaliyah Stanley’s 24 points, four rebounds and two steals.
Eastern Michigan football players have earned multiple MAC Player of the Week awards in 2019. And two more players have a chance to receive further recognition. Hassan Beydoun and Jake Julien were nominated for the Burlsworth Trophy and the Ray Guy Award, respectively.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles (4-0) men’s basketball team is undefeated through four games for the second time in three years after doing so at the beginning of the 2017-18 season. The Eagles upset North Texas (1-3) on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the University of North Texas Coliseum behind Ty Groce’s game-high 15 points.