March 14, 1998 |
Rashod Johnson wanted to share the biggest and most important performance of his basketball career, so he did what any actor might do. He bowed to his fans. "That's the first time I've ever bowed. It just happened. I don't know what to say," Johnson said Friday after making eight three-point baskets to lead No. 11-seeded Western Michigan to a 75-72 victory over No. 6 Clemson in the Midwest Regional. "I just wanted to thank the crowd for being here. I try to show emotion on the floor."
March 24, 2003 |
Justin Miller had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead Siena over Western Michigan, 68-62, in a first-round NIT game Sunday night at Albany, N.Y. The Saints (21-10) led, 43-29, with 18:39 left before the Broncos went on a 25-10 run to take a 54-53 lead with 5:25 left. Robby Collum made four of his six three-point baskets during the run. Miller and Prosper Karangwa combined to score the Saints' next 11 points as they went on a 13-2 run to clinch the win.
July 31, 1993
Scott Chartier, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound defenseman, has become the 38th player signed by the Mighty Ducks, the NHL expansion team announced Friday. Chartier, 21, played for Western Michigan last season, collecting 28 points on six goals and 22 assists. He was named to the all-rookie team of the Central Collegiate Hockey Assn. During the 1991-92 season, Chartier played for the Kelowna Spartans of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League, scoring 46 points on 13 goals, 33 assists.
September 4, 1988 |
Dave Kruse passed 22 yards to Walter Cade for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and Rob Davis ran for 136 yards and 2 scores Saturday as Western Michigan rallied for a 24-14 upset win over Wisconsin at Madison, Wis. Western Michigan's victory in the season opener for both schools was its first ever over a Big Ten opponent in 12 attempts and came after the Broncos fell behind, 11-0, after one quarter and trailed, 11-7, at halftime.
December 22, 1988 |
Sherman Douglas scored 27 points Wednesday night at Syracuse, N.Y., leading No. 3-ranked Syracuse to a 94-71 victory over Western Michigan in front of a subdued Carrier Dome crowd stunned by a plane crash earlier in the day that killed at least 36 university students. Minister Michael Rothermel said a prayer for the students before the game. That was followed by a moment of silence.
December 17, 2005 |
There are no Western Michigans or Loyola Marymounts in the Pacific 10 Conference, a fact USC seems to be slowly grasping as it inches toward conference play. Even though the Trojans continue to pile up victories against teams from mid-major conferences, they are just starting to show the attention to detail they will need to avoid another last-place conference finish.