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Russ Knocks Records and Cancer Out of the Park

Apr 18 2011 in Athletics, emYOU! by Amanda Slater

by Jason Idalski Benching a star player is a dicey proposition. A coach does it to send a message, but hopes the player doesn’t pout or sulk or start to dislike the coach, ruining team chemistry in the process. McKenna Russ of Eastern Michigan’s softball team responded to her benching better than anybody could have [...]

YOUmich Student Spotlight: Harrison Freid

Apr 18 2011 in Athletics, Campus, YOUmich by Amanda Slater

U of M Lacrosse Team Captain by Paul Kitti Fast Facts: Major: Communications What are a few of your favorite books? I’m more of a TV guy. Where do you see yourself in ten years? Doing something I like to do. Describe yourself in three words: Hardworking, dedicated, loyal. What is your ideal vacation spot? [...]

EMU Women’s Hoops advance to WNIT Sweet 16

Mar 23 2011 in Athletics, Buzz by Tim Adkins


The EMU Women’s basketball is the only team from Michigan still playing. State’s out, Michigan is out, Oakland’s out, all that’s left is your Eagles. After beating the University of Michigan in the first round and UNC-Wilmington in the second, EMU faces Syracuse in the Sweet 16 of the WNIT. There’s plenty of room on [...]

EMU Baseball Battering Bigger Foes

Mar 22 2011 in Athletics, Campus by Tim Adkins


by Jason Idalski For most Eastern Michigan sports fans, Feb. 19 was a noteworthy day because the Eagles’ basketball teams swept a doubleheader at the Convocation Center—the women beating Northern Illinois and the men beating Jacksonville State. And with the calendar reading February and the amount of snow on the ground, baseball was probably not [...]

Women’s track: Worst to first

Mar 22 2011 in Athletics, emYOU! by Tim Adkins


by Jason Idalski In 2007, Eastern Michigan’s women’s track team finished last in the 12-team Mid-American Conference indoor championships, tallying seven points in an event where the winner had 136. It was coach Sue Parks’ first year, and she knew she had a five-year rebuilding job on her hands. Her efforts were right on schedule, [...]

EMU Set to Host UofM in WNIT First Round

Mar 15 2011 in Athletics, Buzz by Tim Adkins

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The EMU Women’s Basketball team was invited to host The University of Michigan in the opening round of the WNIT this Thursday, March 17th at the EMU Convocation Center. Coming off a tough loss to BGSU in the MAC Championship game this past Saturday, the Eagles are motivatedto keep their season going, and as fans, [...]

Chasing Equality with Awesome Austin

Feb 20 2011 in Athletics, emYOU! by Tim Adkins


As the campaign to prevent gay teen suicides says, “It gets better.” Eastern Michigan runner Austin Hendrixcan certainly attest to that. By Jason Idalski As far as genetics goes, Hendrix was dealt a pretty good hand athletically. His father played six sports in high school and college basketball. His mother was a runner. He went [...]

Catch Up with Carl Thomas

Jan 17 2011 in Athletics by Tim Adkins


EMU Men’s Assistant Baskteball Coach, fighting to put EMU back on top. by Jason Idalski It’s about 10 minutes before the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball team tips off against Northern Illinois. A tall, smartly dressed man takes long strides across the Convocation Center court. As he reaches his destination, he smiles. As he approaches the [...]

Women’s Hoops

Jan 12 2011 in Athletics by Tim Adkins

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Lady Eagles Start to Spread their Wings by Jason Idalski Eastern Michigan’s women’s basketball program might provide a contradiction to the old Bill Parcells line, “You are what your record says you are.” The Eagles’ record says they’re a 9-5 team—which typically translates to good, but not great. However, EMU maybe the best team in [...]

Looking forward to MAC

Jan 12 2011 in Athletics by Tim Adkins


Men’s team hopes to turn numbers around by Jason Idalski 3-10 teams are supposed to be bad. And when those three wins all come against non-Division I teams? They’resupposed to be automatic Ws for their opponents in games that aren’t close. They’re supposed to be young with a lot of bad players. And yet none [...]

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