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Eagles put together second-half comeback; advance to third round of MAC Tourney

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Holding an 11-point lead, Northern Illinois University appeared to be in the driver’s seat looking to end Eastern Michigan University’s season Wednesday night.

Eagles beat Golden Flashes after 17-year drought

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After being at the bad end of a 14-1 run, Eastern Michigan University saw its 20-point lead over Kent State University melt to seven with 5:05 to play.

Bryant III’s dominating first half leads Eagles past the Falcons

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Glenn Bryant III came off the bench and led Eastern Michigan University for the second straight game Wednesday night. After leading the Eagles with 14 points in Saturday’s loss to Ohio University, the redshirt senior forward checked in 5:50 into the first half to begin his career-high 26-point game. “I feel like I had a pretty good game against (Ohio) and I just wanted to bounce back and help my team get a win [tonight],” Bryant III said. His performance propelled the Eagles 69-57 win over Bowling Green State University at the Convocation Center, ending the team’s two-game losing skid and bumping them up to second in the Mid-American Conference West Division at 4-3 (12-8 overall). “Glenn came in with a certain level of focus tonight— with a certain level of energy— and the rest of our team fed off of it,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.

Ohio erases EMU’s 13-point lead for comeback win

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With 7.2 seconds left, Anthony Strickland grabbed a rebound after Karrington Ward’s missed free-throw that would have pulled Eastern Michigan University within a point. He dribbled, trying to regain control near the out-of-bounds line.

Women's basketball round-up

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An up and down week for the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team concluded with a win and two losses in Mid-American Conference play.

Freshman guard 'fearless'

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In February 2013, Cha Sweeney was cutting down the nets after winning a second-straight league championship with Toledo Rogers High School.

Eagles edge out Bowling Green in MAC opener

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Scoring 56 points Wednesday night in front of 1,205 at the Stroh Center, it was the second-lowest point total through 14 games for Eastern Michigan University. Yet it was enough to top Bowling Green State University in the teams’ Mid-American Conference opener, 56-51. “It’s always good to win, especially when you don’t play exceptionally well,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.

Women's basketball to face Ball State University

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The Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team is putting its perfect home record on the line Thursday when Ball State University comes to town. Tip-off at the Convocation Center is set for 7 p.m.

EMU women off to their best start since the 2004-05 season

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Over winter break, the Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball team went 4-0 improving its mark to 11-1 and 1-0 in the Mid-American Conference.

Eagles rout Rochester to end non-conference schedule

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Coming off consecutive losses to top-10 ranked teams at Duke and Syracuse, Eastern Michigan University returned to the Convocation Center Saturday seeking a win in its final non-conference game of the regular season. Shooting 59.6 percent from the field and outrebounding Rochester College 43-25, the Eagles splashed a 38-point win over the Warriors, 92-54. “To end the non-conference schedule with a convincing win is good,” EMU coach Rob Murphy said.

EMU knocks off Wisconsin-Green Bay, 67-58

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Guards Raven Lee and Mike Talley led the Eastern Michigan University offense in the second half to snap the team’s three-game losing skid Tuesday night.

Community speaks out at EMU Athletics Forum

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Various topics addressed by the community surfaced in the Eastern Michigan University Athletics Forum that took place in Pray-Harrold Thursday night.

EMU Football: Year in Review

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The Eastern Michigan University football team’s 18th consecutive season without a winning record kept the bad taste in the fans’ mouths.

Eagles offense absent in 58-7 loss to Bowling Green

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Eastern Michigan University’s 65 total yards was 495 short of Bowling Green State University’s total on Saturday. Only four of those yards came from the Eagles’ passing game in a 58-7 loss to BGSU on Senior Day at Rynearson Stadium. “We tried about everything we had,” interim coach Stan Parrish said.

Football to take on BGSU at home Saturday

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For Eastern Michigan University, stringing wins together has been a challenge over the past two seasons. The last time the team won back-to-back games was in 2011, over Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University.

EMU football team looks to regroup for final two games

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The bye week couldn’t have come at a better time for EMU. The past four weeks have been a wild ride for the football team here at Eastern Michigan University.

Trick play to tie the game in the last minute leads to OT win for EMU

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Being the closest to winning a game since week one, Eastern Michigan University lined up for a two-point conversion in an effort to tie Western Michigan University with 51 seconds left in the fourth quarter. “We practiced [this] two-point play since the first day we got here last spring,” EMU interim head coach Stan Parrish said. Freshman quarterback Brogan Roback took the snap and handed it to Ryan Brumfield.

BREAKING NEWS: English relieved of his coaching duties effective immediately

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Eastern Michigan University Vice President/Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Heather Lyke announced Friday that head coach Ron English has been relieved of his duties effective immediately. Lyke issued a further statement through EMU Athletics early Saturday afternoon on the decision to relieve English from coaching duties: “I received a tape of a situation in which Coach English had addressed the team and used wholly inappropriate language. We hold our coaches and staff to high standards of professionalism and conduct and there is no place, particularly in a student environment, where this language is appropriate. The statements made by Coach English are absolutely unacceptable. My decision to make a change in leadership of our football program was the culmination of a lot of factors including the comprehensive review of our program, the competitive performance and this tape. Our primary interest is in the well being and success of our student-athletes and this will continue to be our priority in every decision we make and every action we take. My focus moving forward is on the quality of our student-athletes’ experience as well as the search process for the next leader of our football program.”

EMU football team looks for first conference win of the season

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The nightmare of a winless conference record is a possibility as Eastern Michigan University (1-8, 0-5 Mid-American Conference) comes down to its final three games of the season.

Eagles without Hill, drop eighth in a row

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For the first time this season, Eastern Michigan University starting running back Bronson Hill did not play a full game as they fell to the University of Toledo 55-16 at the Glass Bowl. “[It was a] coach’s decision,” EMU head coach Ron English said on sitting Hill.


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