December 16, 2000
Fullerton College quarterback Jeff Crooks will continue his football career at Eastern Michigan. Crooks, who earned All-Mission Conference honors this season as a sophomore, was expected to sign Friday with the Eagles, who play in the Mid-American Conference. Crooks, who played at Cypress High, broke a 45-year-old school record for total offense this season with 2,343 yards, including 504 yards rushing. He passed for 18 touchdowns and rushed for three for the 4-6 Hornets.
December 22, 2008 |
Eastern Michigan has hired Ron English, making him the fifth black head football coach in major-college football, a person familiar with the contract agreement told the Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the school hasn't announced its decision. Eastern Michigan scheduled a news conference for today.
October 29, 2009 |
So what if college officials have rejected proposals for a Bottom Ten Bowl game that would be played in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.? Just Saturday, two winless non-powers collided in a matchup that was almost as good, or bad. The result, based on accounts from the few fans who admitted attending, was a well-earned 27-29 loss for No. 1 Eastern Michigan (0-7) against No. 9 Ball State (1-7). And there's more to come: No. 2 Western Kentucky (0-7) stumbles into No. 6 North Texas (1-6)
December 12, 1987 |
Eastern Michigan has the tough task of ending a string of one-sided losses by Mid-American Conference football teams in the California Bowl when the Hurons play San Jose State today (ESPN, 1:30 p.m.). Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. teams have rolled up 118 points while winning the last three games and have limited their MAC opponents to just 27 points. That was in sharp contrast to the first two games in 1981 and 1982 at Fresno State's Bulldog Stadium.
November 26, 2009 |
All of Eastern Michigan's fumbles, errant passes and missed tackles won't mean a thing if the EMUs fail to goof up one more time. They need a clutch loss against No. 7 Akron (2-9) on Saturday to win the Bottom Ten title. That's because they're being pressed by the No. 2 Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky (0-10), owners of an 18-game losing streak, longest in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Of course, even Western Kentucky will be hard-pressed to record another defeat Saturday since it's matched against No. 13 Florida Atlantic (3-7)
October 13, 2010 |
It was showdown day and when it was all over New Mexico (0-6) and Western Kentucky (0-5) proved they had what it didn't take. The Lost Lobos and wacky WKU kept their winless streaks intact with clutch defeats to New Mexico State (1-4) and Florida International (1-4). The latter two were suspended from the Bottom Ten for at least one week for notching victories. Also suspended was Brigham Young (2-4), which defeated San Diego State and thus forfeited a chance to be a Crummy Game of the Weak honoree against Texas Christian (6-0)