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Eastern Michigan University announced this week that four sports would be eliminated immediately. This represents the latest round of budget cuts at a University facing large deficits heading into the last quarter of their fiscal year.  Scott Wetherbee, EMU's Vice President and Director of Athletics, sat down with Patrick Campion to talk about the past, present and future of EMU's Athletics programs, how they'll fund growth moving forward, and what the University sees as long term keys to successly maintaining financial stability.  

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From EMUEagles.com: he Eastern Michigan University football team dropped another heartbreaking one-possession contest, this time by one point, 28-27, to Army West Point Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Michie Stadium. The Eagles scored with less than a minute left to go down one, but the two-point conversion was stopped just an inch short to deal EMU its fourth straight close loss of the season.

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From EMUEagles.com: For the third consecutive week, the Eastern Michigan University football team dropped a game by a single possession as it fell to Mid-American Conference West Division rival the University of Toledo, 20-15, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, inside the Glass Bowl. The Eagles (2-3, 0-2 MAC) had the ball down five with a minute to play, but a Rockets' (4-1, 1-0 MAC) interception sealed the five-point defeat.

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From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team battled hard, but ultimately fell in a 24-20 defeat to the University of Kentucky Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at Kroger Field. EMU and UK were deadlocked at 14 going into the half, but the Eagles were unable to overcome second half miscues in the four-point loss. 

Eastern's (2-2, 0-1 MAC) defense carried the day for the fourth consecutive game, limiting UK's (4-1, 1-1 SEC) offense to 228 yards of total offense, including just 53 on the ground. The Eagles actually out-gained the Wildcats by a final tally of 312-228.

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From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team fell in double overtime to Mid-American Conference East Division favorite Ohio University, 27-20, Saturday afternoon, Sept. 23, at "The Factory" inside Rynearson Stadium. It was the first multi-overtime game for EMU since a four-overtime affair in 2004.

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From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team completed its first win over a 'Power 5' opponent in program history with a heart-pounding 16-13 victory over Rutgers University Saturday evening, Sept. 9, at High Point Solutions Stadium. With the win, EMU snatched its first win over a Big Ten Conference opponent in 39 tries, and moved to 2-0 on the season for the first time since 2011.  

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will vote Tuesday on privatizing dining services with food vendor Chartwells. the move is part of the school's overall budget for the news fiscal year that begins July 1st, which is to be adopted by the board at the meeting.

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The indoor athletic practice facility dome at Eastern Michigan University is still closed after it collapsed Sunday morning.


Eastern Michigan University's student athletes recorded the second-highest average grade point average in school history during the winter 2014 semester.

With a 3.145 GPA, the Eagles also topped the 3.0 mark for the ninth straight semester. 

Of EMU's 21 athletic teams, 15 had average GPA's of 3.0 or better, and 36 student athletes scored 4.0 GPA's.

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EMU Football Coach marks 100 Days in New Job

Mar 21, 2014

YPSILANTI, Mich. (EMUEagles.com) — First-year Head Football Coach Chris Creighton came into Eastern Michigan University with the goal to "close the gap," and has been doing so in his first 100 days coaching the Eagles.  Creighton, along with the rest of his staff, has already set high standards for the Green and White going into the 2014 campaign.