Articles written by: Aaron McMann

Aaron is a Central Michigan Life alumnus. He has previously served as editor-in-chief, managing editor, university editor and sports editor.

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Senior running back Zurlon Tipton watches from the sidelines with teammates as CMU defeats Western 27-22 to claim the Victory Cannon on Saturday at Waldo Stadium. (Katy Kildee/Assistant Photo Editor)

After returning to old form, Zurlon Tipton came out of Western Michigan game briefly, Enos says

Senior tailback Zurlon Tipton had every intention of returning this season, especially for the rivalry game against Western Michigan. After getting his feet wet the week before, Tipton returned to old form on Saturday, rushing for a game-high 114 yards […]
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After three-interception game, Dan Enos defends redshirt freshman QB Cooper Rush

After a rough start to the season, Cooper Rush appeared to have settled down. The redshirt freshman quarterback hadn’t had a multi-turnover game in over a month, following the disastrous back-to-back weeks in which he single-handily kept Central Michigan out […]
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Junior running back Zurlon Tipton breaks through the Western Michigan defense during the second half of the game Nov. 3, 2012 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. (Andrew Kuhn/File Photo)

Against WMU, CMU has chance to end losing skid against Broncos, stay bowl eligible

The physicality in practice was amp’d up, the words a little more vicious. It’s almost time to play. Central Michigan and Western Michigan meet on the field for the 84th time Saturday (Noon, ESPN+/ESPN3), but not without important ramifications for […]
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Zurlon Tipton details return, looks to rivalry game against Western Michigan

Zurlon Tipton details return, looks to rivalry game against Western Michigan

Central Michigan tailback Zurlon Tipton is back, and so is his colorful personality. The senior addressed the media Tuesday for the first time since returning during last week’s 44-24 loss at Ball State, coming clean on his plan to return […]
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CMU marred by breakdowns on defense, missed tackling

CMU marred by breakdowns on defense, missed tackling

When the clocked reached zero Wednesday night and the scoreboard showed a comfortable 44-24 Ball State win over Central Michigan, a quick look at the box score would indicate it was just another night for the high-powered Cardinals offense. And […]
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Thought to be out for the season, CMU RB Zurlon Tipton unexpectedly returns

Thought to be out for the season, CMU RB Zurlon Tipton unexpectedly returns

MUNCIE, Ind. — Ugly it was, but Central Michigan got a sliver of hope Wednesday in the unexpected return of senior tailback Zurlon Tipton. Thought to be out for the remainder of the season after breaking his ankle in the […]
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CMU’s Dan Enos continues to hurl praise at the Ball State offense; Vegas line inches up

Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos continued to heap praise for Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning this week, calling the Cardinals offense an “outstanding football team.” “You just can’t pin down one person,” Enos said Monday during the Mid-American Conference […]
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Sophomore wide receiver Andrew Flory directs the CMU Marching Band in the Central fight song following a Nov. 12, 2012 game against Eastern Michigan at Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti. (Andrew Kuhn/File Photo)

After early-season lull, receiver Andrew Flory stepping into his desired role: Playmaker

After Andrew Flory stepped up for the absent Titus Davis in last year’s Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, it appeared Central Michigan had found its No. 2 receiver. Throw in a five-catch, 86-yard performance in the season opener at Michigan and […]
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With Ball State up next, CMU faces another quarterback who ‘makes it all go’

Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning is good. How good? “He makes it all go,” said Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos. “I catch him in all the crossover video when watching other opponents’ defenses. Very smart, very accurate thrower. They […]
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Bye-week grades for the Central Michigan football team: Defense, coaching

With a bye week – two weeks, really – Central Michigan football beat writer Aaron McMann evaluates and dishes out grades for the team. Last week was the offense and special teams, this week is defense and coaching. Defensive line: […]
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CMU players, coaches spend time with family during lengthy bye-week

Football teams are used to a bye week. For those in the Mid-American Conference, going a stretch of 10 days isn’t out of the ordinary. But 17 days? “This is like a bowl-game kind of feel,” Central Michigan head coach […]
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Kater still not 100 percent after collarbone injury, return remains up in the air

More than two months after suffering a separated collarbone, there stood junior quarterback Cody Kater with the same long, scruffy beard he started the season with. Projected weeks ago to be mostly healed from a Grade 3 separation. Kater is […]


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