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

Players, coaches know importance of football rivalry; ‘it’s a brawl’

Shortly after Ryan Radcliff committed to Central Michigan in 2007, he watched his first game between the Chippewas and Western Michigan. “It was at Western; Bryan Anderson had a big game and (CMU) scored three touchdowns late to come back […]
Football / Sports

Meet the Western Michigan Broncos

Four of the five Western Michigan touchdowns last year against Central Michigan came from Alex Carder and Jordan White. Neither Carder nor White will be on the field for the Broncos Saturday at Kelly/Shorts Stadium, but CMU head coach Dan […]
Football / Sports

Dave Heeke appointed a chairman of NCAA college football issues committee

Central Michigan Athletics Director Dave Heeke will serve the 2012-13 academic calendar as the chairman to the NCAA college football issues committee. “It’s a neat honor,” Heeke said. “I think it’s important to be on national committees, because it benefits […]
Football / News / Sports

Leron Eaddy concerned about daughter, family in middle of Hurricane Sandy

Leron Eaddy said he couldn’t sleep Monday night thinking about his daughter and his rest of the family back home in Philadelphia going through the heart of Hurricane Sandy. The Central Michigan football defensive back was in a rush after […]
Football / Sports

Both schools fired up as Western week begins

Dan Enos was relaxed, funny and easy-going in his press conference after the Akron win Saturday. But when the Central Michigan head coach was asked how the Western Michigan game is different, his tone sharpened. He became more serious, direct […]
Football / Sports

Around the MAC: Kent State upsets No. 15 Rutgers; Ohio taken down

The Mid-American Conference is second only to the Southeastern Conference with six eligible bowl teams. The league flexed its muscles in non-conference play again Saturday when Kent State knocked off undefeated No. 15 Rutgers. It was the MAC’s second win over a […]
Football / Multimedia / Sports / Top Stories
SLIDESHOW: Saturday’s win snaps four game losing skid, Chippewas get MAC victory against Akron

SLIDESHOW: Saturday’s win snaps four game losing skid, Chippewas get MAC victory against Akron

Before Saturday, the last Central Michigan Mid-American Conference win came Oct. 29, 2011 at Akron. Exactly 363 days later, the next MAC win for the Chippewas came; it was Saturday with a 35-14 score against Akron again at Kelly/Shorts Stadium […]
Basketball / Sports

Former men’s basketball assistant coach shocked over firing, now in NBA Development League

Darren Kohne was buying airline tickets March 14 to go recruiting for the Central Michigan men’s basketball team when he found out he and the rest of Ernie Zeigler’s staff  were fired. “I was blindsided,” the former six-year CMU assistant coach […]
Football / Sports

Football team needs to snap four-game skid against Akron to keep goals alive

Hopes for the football team to compete for the Mid-American Conference Championship are fading in the month of October, and the team’s goals have shifted. To attain those goals, including the six-win mark that allows for bowl eligibility, Central Michigan […]
Football / Sports

Defensive backs preparing for the MAC’s top passing attack

The Central Michigan defensive backs will have their work cut out for them with the nation’s 11th-best passing offense coming to Mount Pleasant Saturday. Fifth-year senior Lorenzo White is confident in his fellow position players. “We know Akron ranks high […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories

Heeke still ‘very supportive’ of Enos building a program

A day after the Associated Press had a story listing Dan Enos as one of 10 college football coaches on the hot seat, athletics director Dave Heeke supported his head coach. The story by Ralph Russo of AP pointed out […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories

UPDATE: Football team to make $925,000 playing at Ohio State in 2016

Central Michigan will receive its biggest guaranteed paycheck in football program history playing Ohio State on Sept. 24, 2016 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. CMU will receive $925,000 to go play at OSU. The second-largest CMU paycheck was from Georgia in 2008 […]

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