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Spring Sports Recap

The Eastern Michigan women’s golf team tied Ball State for fourth place in the MAC Championships this weekend at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind. The men’s team finished in a tie with Nebraska for 10th place out of 13 teams in the Hawkeye Invitational at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City. The women’s track team competed in the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa, Calif. from April 18-19.

NFL Releases 2019 Schedule

The NFL released the 2019 schedule for all 32 teams on April 18. The season will feature 256 regular season games beginning on Sep. 5. This will be the NFL’s 100 season, and the league has decided to mix things up in terms of scheduling games in celebration of the anniversary, scheduling teams together in honor of historical games. There are a plethora of exciting games on the schedule, ranging from revenge games to Super Bowl rematches. Here are the top five most exciting games on the schedule.

EMU Track and Field Compete in Tennessee Relays

Eastern Michigan’s men’s and women’s track and field teams competed in the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville, Tenn. from April 11-13. Derek Ziegenfuss had the best performance from both teams after he shattered EMU’s school record in the javelin throw event on day two of the relays. 

Eagles Baseball on Wrong End of Comeback

Eastern Michigan baseball gave up an early lead to lose 14-8 against Oakland on April 3 in Oestrike Stadium in Ypsilanti. The Eagles held an 8-2 lead heading into the top of the eighth inning, but a nine-run inning by Oakland gave them a 11-8 lead and eventually the victory.

Spring Sports Recap

 The baseball team got the week started for Eastern Michigan athletics as they hosted Northwestern Ohio on Tuesday, March 26. They faced Concordia the following day while the track and field teams participated in four separate events which began on March 28 and ended two days later. 

ESPN Gives EMU Students Broadcasting Opportunity

 Every year ESPN airs hundreds of live broadcasts of professional and collegiate athletics ranging from NFL football to division II rowing. ESPN can reach millions of viewers each year through its multiple cable channels and online streaming service. The company is giving EMU students a chance to gain valuable experience broadcasting Eastern Michigan’s games for ESPN. 

EMU Football Hosts Pro Day

 Eastern Michigan held their 2019 Pro Day on March 22 in their indoor practice facility, showcasing their 12 draft-eligible players in front of pro scouts. Over a dozen teams from the NFL and CFL were in attendance for the Pro Day. Some notable teams were the Detroit Lions, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons and Saskatchewan Roughriders. 

EMU Baseball Swept Over the Weekend

  Eastern Michigan Baseball opened Mid-American Conference play with a three-game series sweep versus rival Northern Illinois on March 22-24 at Ralph McKinzie Stadium in Dekalb, Ill. This marks the fifth time that the Eagles have been swept this season, leaving them with a MAC worst record of 3-19-1. The Huskies on the other hand now have a slightly better record of 7-16.  

EMU Gymnastics Sticks the Landing

 Eastern Michigan’s final dual meet at home of the season yielded arguably its best performance as they beat Kent State 196.025-193.900. On a night that was dedicated to the outgoing senior members, the underclassmen led the way for the Eagles. 

EMU Baseball Swept by Marshall

The Eastern Michigan baseball team was swept by Marshall in a four-game series in Huntington, W. Va. The Eagles jumped out to an early lead in multiple games, but Marshall would come back and win. Eastern also suffered the worst loss in two years, a 25-3 loss in game three of the series.