Articles written by: Brandon Champion

Brandon is a Central Michigan Life alumnus.

Football / Sports
On Nov. 17, 2012, senior defensive back Jahleel Addae, brings down Miami (Ohio) running back Dawan Scott during the first half of the game at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. (File Photo by Andrew Kuhn)

Addae hopes to hear name called at Thursday NFL draft

Former Central Michigan safety Jahleel Addae had just completed the second of his daily workouts Monday, April 15 when he received a text message that has the potential to change his life. He checked his phone to find several text […]
Baseball / Sports

CM Life Player of the Week: Freshman Taylor Lehnert comes up clutch as baseball wins finale at Toledo

Coming into the baseball team’s series against Toledo, head coach Steve Jaksa wasn’t sure who was going to start the final two games of the series. As it turned out, senior Rick Dodridge started for the Chippewas in their 4-3 […]
Baseball / Sports
Sophomore pitcher Dylan Rheault pitches during Central's game against Michigan State Wednesday night at Comerica Park. The game was called off during the 5th inning due to a thunder storm and is reschedule for May 14th at Theunissen Stadium. (File Photo by Kaitlin Thoresen)

CMU baseball returns home Tuesday to face Davenport

The baseball team will look to continue its recent success in mid-week games when it hosts the Davenport Panthers at 4:05 Tuesday at Theunissen Stadium. The Chippewas have won their last two mid-week games at home against Oakland on April […]
Baseball / Sports

Baseball crushed at Toledo 11-0 in series-opener

Sophomore pitcher Jordan Foley had his first bad outing of the season as the baseball team was crushed by Toledo 11-0 Saturday afternoon at Scott Park. Foley gave up six earned runs over four innings and dropped to 6-2. Coming […]
Baseball / Sports

Steve Jaksa on rainout: ‘It’s a little bit of a downer’

Head baseball coach Steve Jaksa has seen a lot in his time, so a rainout is hardly a big deal to him. Still, Jaksa, who is in his 10th year as head coach of the CMU baseball program, couldn’t help […]
Baseball / Multimedia / Sports
Freshman pitcher Jimmy McNamara delievers a pitch during Wednesdays Clash at Comerica Park against Michigan State University.  The game was suspended in the fifth inning with CMU down 1-0 due to weather conditions and will resume on May 14 at Theunissen Stadium. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Baseball to finish Clash at Comerica in Mount Pleasant

Baseball will have to wait 28 days before it can finish its game against Michigan State, which began Wednesday night at Comerica Park in Detroit. Heavy rainfall delayed first pitch about 30 minutes. Once play finally got underway, things were […]
Baseball / Sports

CMU baseball ‘excited’ for game at Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers might be on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be teams representing the state of Michigan at Comerica Park. For the third-straight year, the baseball team will take on Michigan State in the ‘Clash […]
Baseball / News / Sports

Neal Jacobs continues hot streak with grand slam against Calvin College

It wasn’t redshirt freshman outfielder Neal Jacob’s first home run, but this one was special nonetheless. With the baseball team leading Calvin College 2-0 in the bottom of the third inning, the Avon, Ohio native hit a towering fly ball […]
Baseball / Sports

Baseball wins first MAC series of season

Baseball was finally able to win a Mid-American Conference series this weekend after failing to do so over nearly the first month of conference play. Sunday’s ninth-inning rally allowed CMU to win two of three games against Ball State, and, […]
Baseball / Sports
Senior designated hitter Jordan Adams foul tips a ball during the first game of Saturdays double header against Bowling Green at Theunissen Stadium. The Chippewas lost the game 9-5 with Adams finishing 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.(Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer)

Ninth-inning rally propels baseball team to series win over Ball State

Baseball scored four runs in the ninth inning to win the series finale over Ball State, 6-3, Sunday afternoon. Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth, sophomore Cody Leichman was hit by a pitch to start the inning. After […]
Baseball / Sports

CMU baseball continues Mid-American Conference play at Ball State

The baseball team is doing its best to get on schedule in preparation for this weekend’s series at Ball State. Low temperatures and wet weather conditions led to the cancellation of midweek games on March 12 against Madonna and March […]
Baseball / Multimedia / Sports
Chuck Miller/Staff Photographer  
Freshman pitcher Jimmy McNamara delievers a pitch during Wednesdays game against Oakland University. McNamara went three innings on the mound giving up two runs with four strikeouts. A late surge gave the Chippewas a 7-4 win over Oakland at Theunissen Stadium.

Baseball defeats Oakland 7-4 at chilly Theunissen Stadium

The baseball team used a three-run sixth inning to pull away from Oakland and win 7-4 on a chilly Wednesday afternoon at Theunissen Stadium. With the game tied at three, sophomore catcher Tyler Huntey led off the inning with a […]

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