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.

Football / Top Stories

Central Michigan to play at Virginia in 2016

Central Michigan has rounded out its 2016 non-conference football schedule with a road game at Virginia, a source confirmed Wednesday afternoon to Central Michigan Life. The game is scheduled for Sept. 24, 2016, in Charlottesville, Va., and serves as a […]
Football

Bye-week grades for the Central Michigan football team: Offense, special teams

With a bye week – two weeks, really – Central Michigan football beat writer Aaron McMann evaluates and dishes out grades for the team. This week, he’ll focus on the offense and special teams. Next week, he’ll take a look […]
Football / Top Stories

Central Michigan signs football series with Syracuse, hosting the Orangemen in 2014

Central Michigan has signed a 2-for-1 football series with Syracuse, bringing the Orangemen to Mount Pleasant in 2014 as a replacement for North Carolina State. CMU announced the series Wednesday, along with confirming the 2014 season opener, scheduled for Aug. 28, […]
Football
Sophomore wide receiver Andrew Flory catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Cooper Rush at the end of the first quarter of CMU’s Homecoming game against NIU on Saturday afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. The Chippewas scored twice in the first quarter, but only tagged on a field goal for the remainder of the game, losing 38-17. (Gregory Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Enos calls lengthy bye week ‘unusual,’ staff will spend time game planning

Every college football team receives a bye week during the regular season, but to have 17 days between games? “That’s kind of unusual,” Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos said Monday during the Mid-American Conference coaches’ teleconference. “This whole schedule […]
Football
Northern Illinois defensive lineman Zach Anderson celebrates an interception with teammate Courtney Stephen during the fourth quarter against Wisconsin on Sept. 17, 2011 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/MCT)

NIU debuts No. 18 in BCS rankings following CMU win; EMU’s English already prepping for Chippewas

It didn’t appear Northern Illinois would benefit much in the national polls off its win over Central Michigan. Early Sunday, the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches’ Poll had NIU staying put at 23 and moving up a spot […]
Football
The Chippewas enter the field to face undefeated NIU Saturday afternoon at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. (Gregory Cornwell/Staff Photographer)

Lavallii, CMU rushing attack, shut down by NIU defense

Looking at the stat sheet after Central Michigan’s 38-17 loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday, Dan Enos was able to diagnose what went wrong. Sure, stopping Jordan Lynch from rushing for a Football Bowl Subdivision-record 316 yards might have helped, […]
Basketball
Junior guard Austin Keel goes for a layup during a game against University of Michigan Dec. 20, 2012 at Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. CMU lost 88-73. (Jeffrey Smith/File Photo)

CMU guard Austin Keel sprains ankle in practice, not expected to miss significant time

Central Michigan guard Austin Keel is day-to-day after suffering a sprained ankle in practice last week. He sat out of the open Maroon & Gold scrimmage Saturday, wearing sweats and a walking boot on his left foot. Keel and head coach […]
Football / Top Stories

CMU looks to repeat 2011, beat undefeated Northern Illinois, but doesn’t want to talk about it

The convenient fact has been brought up more than once this week. “Coach, your team is the last Mid-American Conference school to beat Northern Illinois.” That was two years ago, in 2011, on homecoming in Mount Pleasant. CMU won, 48-41, […]
Sports

COLUMN: After cleaning house, Keno Davis could help CMU turn the corner sooner than expected

It’s amazing what can be accomplished in one year with the right leadership. As Keno Davis took to the podium on Wednesday, some 19 months after being introduced as head coach of the Central Michigan men’s basketball program, a sense […]
Basketball / Multimedia
CMU basketball players divide into two teams during Basketball Media Day on Wednesday in McGuirk Arena. (Samantha Madar/Staff Photographer)

Keno Davis hopes added size and strength in CMU frontcourt results in more wins this season

Keno Davis had doubters last season. People who knew basketball very well looked at his team and saw no one taller than 6-foot-8, no one weighing more than 230 pounds, no one with significant experience and talent at the Division […]
Football / Top Stories

CMU receiver Titus Davis (shoulder) ‘has a good chance to play’ against Northern Illinois, Enos says

It took head coach Dan Enos a few days to come clean, but it appears like junior wide receiver Titus Davis will play Saturday against No. 23 Northern Illinois. “He’s got a good chance to play this week,” Enos said […]
Football / Top Stories

Titus Davis ‘questionable’ against Northern Illinois, but tweets he’s not missing another game

The messages mixed, the final result still up in the air. Central Michigan head football coach Dan Enos on Tuesday declared receiver Titus Davis, sidelined during the team’s 26-23 win over Ohio, questionable for Saturday’s game against Northern Illinois (3 […]


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