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The Central Michigan Club Quidditch team traveled to Myrtle Beach, N. C. to compete in the World Cup. The Chippewas finished 4-2 in the tournament, finishing 19th of 80 teams from cross the country.
(Courtesy Photo | Amanda Shephard)

CMU Club Quidditch takes 19 of 80 teams at Quidditch World Cup

Editors note: This story has been updated to correct inaccuracies. Most sports originate from somewhere on planet Earth, but one club’s game comes from the imagination of J.K. Rowling. The Quidditch Club team bases its passion and athleticism on that imagination […]
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Senior Emily Heinz begins her beam routine in McGuirk Arena on Jan 17, 2014. (Morgan Taylor/Assistant Photo Editor)

Gymnastics take third in NCAA Regional Championship, second best in school history

This season isn’t done yet. No. 18 Central Michigan University gymnastics finished with its second-best NCAA regional championship finish in school history this weekend. The Chippewas finished third behind No. 6 Georgia and in-state rival No. 7 Michigan. “I am […]
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Junior Kylie Fagan completes her bar routine at the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Kylie received a score of a 9.950, placing first on the event.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Gymnastics to face Rutgers, Georgia, Michigan at regional championships

The Central Michigan gymnastics team has been revered as one of the top teams in the nation all season. Next weekend, the Chippewas have a chance to prove their worth and cash in on a little revenge in the process. […]
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Junior Halle Moraw performs her beam routine as the fans watch closely during the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan on Saturday afternoon. Moraw received third place on the balance beam.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Five takeaways from gymnastics MAC title

Five keys to take away from the Mid-American Conference Gymnastics Championship on Saturday in Ypsilanti. One CMU is at the top of its game. Unlike the tie in last year’s MAC championship, the Chippewas scored a score of 196.475 and […]
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Senior Brittany Petzold performs her bar routine during the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan University on Saturday afternoon. Petzold received a score of 9.850 on her bar routine.
(Morgan Taylor | Assistant Photo Editor)

Seniors Brittany Petzold, Emily Heinz complete ‘perfect’ CMU careers

Seniors co-captains Brittany Petzold and Emily Heinz wore ear-to-ear smiles Saturday, as they celebrated a perfect postseason career at CMU. Both gymnasts have won a Mid-American Conference championship in each of their four years in maroon and gold. They breezed […]
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COLUMN: Gymnastics set for best postseason run in school history

If there ever was a year the Chippewas would achieve their goal of five individual champions and one conference championship, this would be it. Gymnastics have had another season decorated with high scores and school records. Their national ranking and […]
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Senior Brittany Petzold does a backflip on the beam in McGuirk Arena on  Feb. 26. (Tianyu Han/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics finishes regular season strong, defeating the Broncos

Senior night and the regular season ended with a big victory over rivals Western Michigan. On Saturday, the Chippewas broke the 196 mark for the fourth time this season. CMU sent their two seniors off with an impressive last home showing. The […]
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Gymnastics ends season with victory over Western Michigan, prepares for fifth consecutive MAC title

Gymnastics finished the regular season by returning to their elite form in time for the Mid-American Conference Championships. No. 18 Central Michigan beat Western Michigan 196.175-194.350 at home Saturday for senior day. The team finished the regular season 15-3 overall […]
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Gymnastics final rotation proves not enough in second place finish in five team meet

Gymnastics final rotation proves not enough in second place finish in five team meet

Gymnastics failed to accomplish their goal of a 196 team score but saw good individual performances. The Chippewas fired back from their slow start last week by scoring over 49 points in their first three events, but could not finish […]
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Sharmari Benton’s strength, Avery Cunningham’s speed impress at NFL Pro Day

NFL scouts wowed in amazement after linebacker Shamari Benton bench-pressed 225 lbs. The 230-pounder put nearly his own weight up 34 times. Colts running back Trent Richardson put it up 25 times in his combine days when he was with […]
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Head Athletic Trainer, John Mason, stands in McGuirk Arena during the women's volleyball team practice. Mason has been Head Athletic Trainer since 1989 and has been with Central Michigan University since 1981. (Andrew Whitaker/Staff Photographer)

Athletic trainers unsung heroes of CMU sports

An athlete’s conditioning is on display during sporting contests but scarcely does the spotlight shine on those who keep them in peak form. Central Michigan University’s athletic training staff maintains athlete health and quell injuries throughout the various seasons. “My […]
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Sophomore Kirsten Petzold performs on the balance beam against Ball State, Jan. 26. Petzold scored a 9.850 in vault in the win against NIU Sunday, 194.675-194.05 
(Katy Kildee/Staff Photographer)

Gymnastics slides past NIU with lowest score in seven meets

No. 16 Gymnastics improved to 11-2 with its victory over NIU, but managed to earn, their lowest score in seven meets. Although the meet will go down as a victory on paper, the team took a step backwards in terms […]


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