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

COLUMN: A strange, up and down regular season ends with bowl eligibility

It began dim with an underwhelming win over Southeast Missouri State and a deflating, lopsided loss to Michigan State in front of a record crowd at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. A huge upset win at Iowa was followed with five losses in […]
Sports / Top Stories

Title IX committee will give its recommendation next month; Heeke hints at multiple sports being added

The Central Michigan Title IX Committee will bring its recommendations to the CMU Board of Trustees on Dec. 6 about adding new women’s sports to the university in order stay compliant. While committee member and CMU Deputy Director of Athletics […]
Football / Sports

Around the MAC: Championship game set; WMU’s Cubit fired

Two Mid-American Conference regular season games turned into semifinals for the Championship that put Kent State and Northern Illinois on top of both divisions. With NIU beating Toledo and Kent State defeating Bowling Green, the two will meet at 7 […]
Football / Sports

Football team hosts Miami Saturday for senior day

Saturday marks the last time the 18 seniors on the Central Michigan football team will ever run through the helmet and play for the Chippewas at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. “It’ll be pretty emotional,” three-year starting quarterback Ryan Radcliff said. “You’re normally […]
Football / Sports

Around the MAC: Toledo slips out of Top-25, Kent State slides in at No. 25

Toledo only lasted a week in the Associated Press poll before losing to Ball State Tuesday and dropping out of it. Taking its place at No. 25 is Kent State, which remains undefeated in league play with a win over […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories

Breaking down bowl game hopes if CMU finished 6-6

The goal is clear for the Central Michigan football team: beat Miami (Ohio) and Massachusetts to finish off the season 6-6 and become bowl eligible. Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Flory said the coaches have been harping on the team […]
Football / Multimedia / Sports / Top Stories

CMU 34, EMU 31: Receiver Andrew Flory leads football to comeback win over Eagles

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Andrew Flory came up big in the football team’s 34-31 win over Eastern Michigan Saturday at Rynearson Stadium after Central Michigan’s abysmal start. The team’s leading receiver Titus Davis left the game early in the first quarter […]
Basketball / Sports

Women’s basketball opens against Bradley Friday at noon; Guevara going for 200th win

The women’s basketball team opens its season at noon today in Peoria, Ill. against the Bradley Braves. Central Michigan lost to Bradley during non-conference play in December last year 86-79 in Mount Pleasant. The Chippewas started four underclassmen in that […]
Football / Sports

Football team travels to Eastern Michigan Saturday with loss to Broncos behind it

Don’t let Western beat you twice. That has been the message for the Central Michigan football team this week as it prepares to play Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Ypsilanti. Sophomore wide receiver Titus Davis said head […]
Football / Sports

Red zone struggles, defensive woes cripple football team in loss to WMU

The Central Michigan offense had more than 500 yards of total offense Saturday, but all the talk after the game was about its miscues. The offense moved the ball deep into Western Michigan territory for the first three possessions of […]

COLUMN: WMU loss epitomizes the Enos era

The Western Michigan game Saturday epitomized the season and Dan Enos’ three-year tenure at Central Michigan. CMU looked strong out of the gates but couldn’t capitalize on early opportunities. Miscues came back to cost the Chippewas, and the opposing team […]
Football / Sports

Around the MAC: Toledo reaches AP Top 25 during bye week

No. 23 Toledo sat back and enjoyed a bye week this weekend, but still earned a spot in the Associated Press top-25 poll. It is the first time the program has been ranked since 2001. Northern Illinois and Kent State […]

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