Articles written by: Matt Thompson

Matt Thompson is a Central Michigan Life alumnus. He held titles of senior sports reporter and former sports editor, assistant sports editor and staff reporter.

Football / Sports

Game-by-game recap of Central Michigan’s 2012 football schedule

Central Michigan 38, Southeast Missouri State 27 SEMO took a 24-10 lead in the second quarter before the CMU running game got on track. The Chippewas rushed for 324 yards and four touchdowns – 180 of those yards and three […]
Football / Sports

How Western Kentucky got to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

Breaking down Western Kentucky’s 2012 season: Western Kentucky 49, Austin Peay 10 The Western Kentucky defense only allowed 11 passing yards and got an interception off Austin Peay, who only had 11 passing attempts. Offensively, WKU senior quarterback Kawaun Jakes […]
Football / Sports

CMU football looks to improve 2-4 bowl record at Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

1990 California Raisin Bowl San Jose State 48, Central Michigan 24 In the Chippewas’ first Division I postseason appearance, the Spartans had 642 yards of total offense, dominating CMU. Wide receiver Ken Ealy was named the MVP for the Chippewas with […]
Football / Sports

Chippewas excited about bowl berth; feel deserving after winning last three games

After Georgia Tech received its waiver to play in a bowl game from the NCAA, Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos thought he might be home for the holidays. “Quite honestly, I kind of had it in my mind there […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories

CMU to sell Little Caesars Pizza Bowl tickets at $25 for public, $10 for students

Student tickets for Central Michigan’s football game against Western Kentucky in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl will be $10 for students and $25 for the general public, the university announced Tuesday night. Students will be able to buy up to […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories
Florida Atlantic wide receiver Cortez Gent catches a pass and attempts to carry it down field while CMU's Tim Brazzel, left, and Vince Agnew, center, tackle him.  (Matthew Stephens/File Photo)

Chippewas play Western Kentucky in Little Caesar’s Bowl on Dec. 26

After 8 p.m. Sunday, Central Michigan Athletics Director Dave Heeke was getting “anxious” with his football team not yet in a bowl game. “It was coming down to the wire,” he said. “But I knew we had a good shot […]
Football / Sports

Georgia Tech bowl waiver angers MAC commissioner; Seven MAC teams still receive bowl invites

Thursday, the NCAA decided to waive its bowl-eligibility rule that allowed Georgia Tech to go to a bowl game, even after its loss to Florida State in the ACC Championship Saturday. The loss put the Yellow Jackets at 6-7. Before […]
Football / Sports

Potential BCS title berth on the line in MAC title; more parity in NCAA this season

Today’s Mid-American Conference Championship game has more than its regular conference title on the line for No. 17 Kent State. If the Golden Flashes beat No. 21 Northern Illinois, it would likely propel them into the Bowl Championship Series come […]
Sports / Top Stories

University subsidy to athletics increases nearly $300,000 this year

The Central Michigan athletic department is getting an institution subsidy of more than $17 million from the university to operate this year – an increase of almost $300,000 from last year’s budget. The overall expense of athletics is about $23.8 […]
Basketball / Multimedia / Sports / Top Stories
No. 5 Notre Dame holds off women’s basketball in a packed McGuirk Arena

No. 5 Notre Dame holds off women’s basketball in a packed McGuirk Arena

No. 5 Notre Dame women’s basketball team was on upset alert at McGuirk Arena before pulling away in the final minutes to beat Central Michigan 72-63 Thursday night in front of 3,879 fans. “We rattled the cage of the Irish,” […]
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Football bowl hopes might depend on three games Saturday

Central Michigan football players will become cheerleaders this weekend, with their bowl hopes hinging on three teams one win away from bowl eligibility. CMU finished 6-6 and bowl eligible, but that does not guarantee them an invitation. According to CMU […]
Football / Sports

Around the MAC: Last week of the regular season

With the Mid-American Conference title game already penciled in between Kent State and Northern Illinois, the final week of the season was most important for Central Michigan and its battle for bowl eligibility. The remaining games were either for better […]


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