EMU Football

Eastern Michigan University welcomed new President James Smith for his first official day on the job Friday.


Howard Bunsis
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Some faculty members at Eastern Michigan University are upset with the administration's decision to layoff ten employees and eliminate 40 other vacant campus jobs. 

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You're the head of athletics at a mid-major university, and the football team has been struggling.  29 years without a conference title, 21 years since the last winning season.  Conversations on campus range from eliminating football to dropping a level to Division II. That's the situation facing Eastern Michigan University's Athletic Director.  How does she respond?  We find out. 

Rynearson Stadium
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Eastern Michigan University is holding its annual spring football game tomorrow at 3 PM in Rynearson Stadium.

Randy Mascharka / Eastern Michigan University

Two lucky Eastern Michigan University students had a chance to win one year of free tuition during the Eagles Vs. Western Michigan game at Rynearson stadium in Ypsilanti Thursday night.  The activity was planned as a way for the university to say thank you to students for attending games.   

Gray Turf Coming To EMU's Rynearson Stadium

Jun 19, 2014

Eastern Michigan University is taking a page out of Boise State's playbook and will play its home football games on a field featuring a unique color scheme.

A state-of-the-art  gray-colored FieldTurf playing surface will be ready for the Eagle's season-opening home game against Morgan State. 

EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke says the new turf is being paid for with money Eastern gets from host schools.

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.

EMU Announces 2014 Football Recruiting Class

Feb 5, 2014

Eastern Michigan University's 2014 recruiting class features 17 student athletes, including nine from the state of Michigan.  

Head football coach Chris Creighton says the class is full of talented players, but he's "even more excited about their quality of character."  

The class includes a wide receiver, two running backs, four defensive backs, three linebackers and a number of offensive and defensive linemen.  

As for players from nearby communities, Jeremiah Harris is a 6'5", 235 pound defensive lineman who comes to EMU from Monroe county's Bedford High School. 

Eastern Michigan University is hosting a National Signing Day Celebration to welcome the recruits and introduce the new football coaching staff. The event begins at 6p.m. Wednesday in the Convocation Center Atrium, with Eagles fans treated to food and beverages.

Follow the link below for the complete release, including biographies of each student athlete:


EMU President Calls Football Player's Death Senseless

Oct 18, 2013

The Eastern Michigan University community came together this afternoon for an update on the death of football player Demarius Reed.  Reed's body was found this morning in the hallway of an off-campus apartment complex and law enforcement say it's an apparent homicide. 


Ypsilanti police say Eastern Michigan University student and football player Demarius Reed suffered multiple gunshot wounds. 

The 20 year-old was found dead in and apartment complex and LeForge and Clark Roads this morning. 

Investigators believe Reed may have been the victim of a robbery, although no-one is in custody at this time. 

An autopsy has been performed, but results won't be known for some time. 

The junior from Chicago was a Communication, Media and Theater Arts major, and a wide receiver on the football team. 

EMU's Punter Is An Australian Import

Nov 21, 2012
Bob Eccles