sports http://wemu.org en Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-environmentally-responsible-boating <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: monospace;">Boaters Can Take Responsibility for Mitigation of Environmental Harm</span></strong></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158002096&amp;color=00cc11&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:56:04 +0000 David Fair 48503 at http://wemu.org Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating Hearings Scheduled In EMU Football Player's Slaying http://wemu.org/post/hearings-scheduled-emu-football-players-slaying <p></p><p> <meta content="http://wemu.org/post/hearings-scheduled-emu-football-players-slaying" name="standout" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="Murder, Eastern Michigan University, Football" name="news_keywords" /> </p><div>Two Detroit men face pre-trial hearings in the robbery and fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed. &nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The hearings are scheduled this afternoon for </span>Kristopher<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Pratt and Ed Thomas in </span>Washtenaw<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County Trial Court in Ann Arbor.</span></div><div> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:51:31 +0000 Associated Press 46778 at http://wemu.org Hearings Scheduled In EMU Football Player's Slaying 'RoboCop' To Throw Out 1st Pitch At Tigers Game http://wemu.org/post/robocop-throw-out-1st-pitch-tigers-game <meta name="news_keywords" content="RoboCop, Tigers, Detroit"><div>Everybody's favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg is heading to the Detroit Tigers game. &nbsp;</div><p></p><p>RoboCop<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at </span>Comerica<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Park tonight as the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays. </span></p><p>RoboCop's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> motorcycle is to be on display at the stadium and the first 10,000 fans will get a </span>RoboCop<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> cheer card after getting inside.</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:42:52 +0000 Associated Press 46777 at http://wemu.org 'RoboCop' To Throw Out 1st Pitch At Tigers Game Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-events-planned-new-years-eve-and-prior-winter-classic <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> <meta content="Winter Classic, Big House, Umich, hockey, Red Wings" name="news_keywords" /> </p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Over 100,000 hockey fans are expected for the Winter Classic at Michigan Stadium on New Year's Day when the Detroit Red Wings take on the Toronto Maple Leafs.&nbsp; Plenty of excitement is also scheduled in Ann Arbor leading up to the New Year and the big game.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-put-proceeds-sale-y-lot-affordable-housing-fund"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor to Put Proceeds from Sale of Y Lot In Affordable Housing Fund</span></a></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p>While Ann Arbor is often a sleepy town New Year's Day, the Winter Classic game at Michigan Stadium is bringing thousands to the city.&nbsp; This has many restaurants and businesses that would typically remain closed planning to be open January 1st.</p><p><br />There also are some extra events scheduled on New Year's Eve.</p><p>Main Street will be closed all day December&nbsp;31st, from Huron to William in preparation for the <a href="http://www.visitannarbor.org/news/the-puck-drops-here"><strong><em>Puck Drops Here </em></strong></a>event.&nbsp; The event starts at 8pm&nbsp; when a 10 foot wide metal Hockey puck that will be dropped at midnight is lit.&nbsp; There will also be live music from eight until two, including former Ann Arbor resident, Michelle Chamuel who appeared on <em>The Voice</em>.</p><p><br />Earlier in the day Noon Year's Eve events are planned at the Farmers Market and Briarwood Mall so kids can celebrate the New Year's without staying up until midnight.</p><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:33:29 +0000 Andrew Cluley 39590 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Events Planned for New Year's Eve and Prior to Winter Classic Eastern Michigan University Names Creighton as Head Football Coach http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-names-creighton-head-football-coach <p></p><p> <meta content="summary" name="twitter:card" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="@WEMU891" name="twitter:site" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="@pholubik" name="twitter:creator" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wemu/files/201312/Creighton-Chris1-e1302127465400.jpg" name="og:image" /> </p><p></p><p> <meta content="Eastern Michigan University has named Chris Creighton as its head football coach. 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Creighton comes from Des Moines, Iowa's <strong>Drake University</strong>, where he led the Bulldogs as their head coach for the past six years. He&nbsp;becomes the 37th full-time head coach in EMU's 122-year history.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:30:46 +0000 Patrik Holubik 38888 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Names Creighton as Head Football Coach Ann Arbor City Council Requests U-of-M toTake Billboard Down http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-city-council-requests-u-m-totake-billboard-down <p>Ann Arbor City Council has adopted a resolution asking the University of Michigan to decommission its electronic billboard outside Michigan Stadium.&nbsp;</p><p><br />The sign is the largest billboard in Ann Arbor and city officials say it's too large, too close to the road, and is distracting to motorists.<br /><br />3rd Ward council member Christopher Taylor acknowledges he and his colleagues can't actually influence U-of-M's decision on this matter. The most they can do is ask the university to take the sign down.<br /><br />Taylor doesn't expect council to spend much more time discussing the issue, instead focusing on other issues of mutual interest with U-of-M.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 20:39:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 37572 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor City Council Requests U-of-M toTake Billboard Down EMU Football Coach Ron English Fired http://wemu.org/post/emu-football-coach-ron-english-fired <p>Eastern Michigan University has relieved head football coach Ron English of his duties.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>"At this time, I have decided that a change in the leadership of our football team is necessary", EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke said in a statement.</p></blockquote><p>English's record in 57 games at the helm of the Eagles football program was 11-46.&nbsp; The team is 1-8 this season.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 19:59:01 +0000 Bob Eccles 37485 at http://wemu.org EMU Football Coach Ron English Fired EMU E-Club Alumni Chapter Announces 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Class http://wemu.org/post/emu-e-club-alumni-chapter-announces-2013-athletic-hall-fame-class <p>Eastern Michigan University's E-Club Alumni Chapter says seven former school athletes are being added to its Athletic Hall of Fame.&nbsp;</p><p>Men's basketball stars Earl Boykins and Derrick Dial are being honored, along with women's basketball stand-out Wondella Devers, women's track and field star JoyAnn Clark, swimmer Dennis Betts, football and basketball player Donald Stewart, and former EMU Athletic Director Gene Smith, who currently serves in the same capacity at Ohio State.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:28:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 37151 at http://wemu.org EMU E-Club Alumni Chapter Announces 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame Class 'Back to Bowen' Moving To Convocation Center http://wemu.org/post/back-bowen-moving-convocation-center <p>Eastern Michigan University's planned "Back to Bowen" basketball games are being moved back to the Convocation Center.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The university cites "unanticipated issues" with Bowen Fieldhouse as the reason for the venue change.&nbsp;</p><p>Game dates and times are unchanged.&nbsp; Ticket prices for the men's game are also unchanged, while women's game tickets will cost eight dollars.&nbsp;</p><p>Apparel pre-orders will be automatically refunded, and those who bought tickets in advance for the November contests will be contacted by the ticket office about exchanging their tickets.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:08:30 +0000 Bob Eccles 36661 at http://wemu.org 'Back to Bowen' Moving To Convocation Center Stephen Ross to Give $200M to U. of Michigan http://wemu.org/post/stephen-ross-give-200m-u-michigan <h5 class="uiStreamMessage userContentWrapper" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:1,&quot;tn&quot;:&quot;K&quot;}"><span class="messageBody" data-ft="{&quot;type&quot;:3}"><span class="userContent">Stephen Ross donates $200 million to the <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=21105780752&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/universityofmichigan?directed_target_id=0">University of Michigan</a>. $100 million for the <a data-hovercard="/ajax/hovercard/page.php?id=42202896250&amp;extragetparams=%7B%22directed_target_id%22%3A0%7D" href="https://www.facebook.com/MichiganRoss?directed_target_id=0">The Ross School of Business</a> that already carries his name, plus $100 million for athletics.</span></span></h5><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 14:32:52 +0000 Associated Press 34513 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Grizzlies To Host First Ever Football Game Tonight http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-grizzlies-host-first-ever-football-game-tonight <p>Last year at this time, the football teams for the Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Districts were preparing to open separate football seasons. Now, the districts have consolidated.</p><p>WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the newly-formed Ypsilanti Community Schools will field its first ever football team tonight as the Grizzlies host the Milan Big Reds.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:27:44 +0000 Bob Eccles 34326 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Grizzlies To Host First Ever Football Game Tonight EMU Names New Women's Basketball Coach http://wemu.org/post/emu-names-new-womens-basketball-coach <p>Former Kansas and Nebraska assistant named new head coach of EMU women&#39;s basketball team.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:49:12 +0000 Andrew Cluley 13093 at http://wemu.org