Articles written by: Aaron McMann

Aaron is the football beat writer at Central Michigan Life. He has previously served as editor-in-chief, managing editor, university editor and sports editor.

Baseball / Featured

Finding a home: Jordan Adams choose Central Michigan after Northern Iowa baseball program collapses

A text message lit up freshman Jordan Adams’ phone in February 2009 while he competed in the Iowa state high school wrestling tournament. It was Steve James, coach of the Iowa Select club team, asking if he had heard the […]
Baseball

Michigan snaps baseball’s four-game winning streak

A six-run third inning allowed Big Ten opponent Michigan to take a commanding lead early and defeat CMU 13-7 at the Wilpon Complex in Ann Arbor, derailing the Chippewas’ four-game winning streak.
Baseball
Matthew Stephens/Senior Photographer

Baseball plays Michigan today, beats UIC at Theunissen

The CMU baseball team will play its second in-state rival at 3:05 p.m. today when it travels to Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan. The Chippewas carry a four-game winning streak into the game, also having won six […]
Football
Sean Proctor/Staff Photographer

Phillips looks for more in second season

Tim Phillips enters his second season on the CMU football team looking to stand out. The running back earned praise in fall practices prior to last season for his explosiveness and ability to be a game-breaker. But after playing in […]
Baseball
Sophomore Rick Dodridge (3-1, 1.62 ERA) took the win, allowing one earned run on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Matthew Stephens/Senior Photographer)

Baseball escapes late Ohio threat, gets sweep

With two runners on base and the go-ahead run at the plate in the ninth inning of Game 2 in Sunday’s doubleheader, Ohio threatened to take its first lead of the series. But a diving catch by senior Tyler Kipke […]
Basketball
Rachel Mauk

Rachel, Stefanie Mauk leave women’s basketball program

UPDATED: 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Two Central Michigan women’s basketball players have left the program after one season. Freshmen twins Rachel Mauk and Stefanie Mauk confirmed Saturday evening they will not return to CMU next season. The 5-foot-10 guards from Lima, Ohio, have […]
Baseball

Hernandez pitches complete game, leads baseball to win against Ohio

Jesse Hernandez got it done on the mound again today at Thuenissen Stadium. The senior right-hander threw a complete game, allowing one earned run on six hits, to lead the Central Michigan baseball team to a 7-2 win against Ohio.
Baseball / Featured
Matthew Stephens/Senior Photographer

One step at a time: Jaksa, baseball team look toward small goals first

A wood plaque hangs next to Steve Jaksa’s desk in his office displaying a quote from former U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy. It reads: “There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why ... I […]
Baseball

Baseball opens home MAC schedule vs. Ohio

The CMU baseball team has emphasized the importance of winning at home. For the first time in more than two weeks, the Chippewas return home to Theunissen Stadium at 3 p.m. today to begin a three-game series against Mid-American Conference […]
Baseball

Seven-run fifth inning powers MSU past CMU baseball

The Central Michigan baseball team surrendered seven runs in the third inning Wednesday to lose 13-10 against Michigan State at Cooley Stadium in Lansing.
Baseball

Baseball blows out Valparaiso, faces MSU today

The CMU baseball team gets its first shot this season at beating an in-state rival when it plays Michigan State at 3:05 p.m. today in East Lansing. Junior right-hander Matt Faiman (0-0, 2.57 ERA) will make his second start of […]
Football

Defensive backfield turns to new faces

Senior defensive back Vince Agnew called the improvement made in the football team’s secondary last season a change in mentality. After finishing 118th out of 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams and allowing more than 285 yards per game through the […]


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