Articles written by: Malachi Barrett

Softball / Sports
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Junior outfielder and pitcher Kristen Kuhlman throws a pitch to an Oakland Player at Margo Yonker Stadium on Wednesday.

Freshman Knapp benefits from experienced pitching staff

Central Michigan softball is 24-10 and has won seven straight games due to a talented pitching trio. Seniors Morgan Yuncker and Chelsea Sundberg and freshman Rachael Knapp each bring different strengths. Knapp leads the team with a 1.88 ERA. Sundberg […]
Student Life
A letter sent to Justin Zimmerman by his former coach Bruce Kunzi after graduating high school. Zimmerman took his own life without warning in March.

Removing the armor: Former student’s suicide shows struggle to ask for help

It’s incredible the difference one question can make. Justin Zimmerman was unable to ask for help, and ultimately it cost him his life. “We had a safety net, that’s what really hurts in this situation,” said his father, Calvin Zimmerman. […]
Football / Sports
Disconnect between reported attendance, NCAA requirements

Disconnect between reported attendance, NCAA requirements

While Central Michigan University is in compliance with NCAA Division I standards for football game attendance, a dwindling student base and declining attendance continues to plague the program. A large share of the compliance is due to the 5,500 season tickets […]
Football / Sports
UMass football leaving MAC after 2015

UMass football leaving MAC after 2015

The Mid-American Conference and the University of Massachusetts jointly announced this week that the 2015 football season will be the final year for UMass as a member of the conference. “UMass has been a valued partner during its brief time […]
Baseball / Softball / Sports

BRIEF: Baseball and softball postpone games scheduled for wednesday

The winter weather has not given so easily. Central Michigan Athletics announced this week that softball and baseball contests scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 have been cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Baseball’s contest at Michigan State has been rescheduled […]
Football / Sports
Presnell (Photo by Steve Jessmore)

Football announces new staff position, homecoming date

Central Michigan University football coach Dan Enos named Ben Presnell the program’s coordinator of recruiting and player personnel this week. “We’ve had the opportunity to have Ben work with us over the past few years and we were impressed with […]
Sports / Wrestling
Wrestling sharpens strategy, mental toughness for NCAA championships

Wrestling sharpens strategy, mental toughness for NCAA championships

Take it one match at a time, one win at a time. All five of the Central Michigan qualifiers said they would approach the NCAA Wrestling Championships on Thursday the same way: Do what it takes to win, again and again. […]
Football / Sports

BRIEF: Football Announces Spring Schedule

Central Michigan football announced its spring practices schedule Tuesday. Wednesday March 19 will mark the first of 15 spring practices, leading up to the spring football game on Saturday, April 19. For the fifth-straight year, the football program will host […]
Basketball / Sports

CMU athletics releases travel ticket package for MAC tournament

Central Michigan Athletics announced a travel ticket package for the first 50 fans to purchase tickets to the Mid-American Conference tournament in Cleveland, Ohio. The package is on sale through Ticket Central and includes a ticket and ride on a […]
Sports / Wrestling
Wrestling loses final home dual of the season to MSU

Wrestling loses final home dual of the season to MSU

Central Michigan wrestling has struggled with consistency throughout the lineup during the season. Against Michigan State Saturday, inconsistency came back to bite CMU again as it lost 18-14 to the Spartans.  It was the Chippewas last home dual before the […]
Football / Sports

Sherrone Moore hired as CMU football tight ends coach

Louisville’s Sherrone Moore has been named the new tight end coach for Central Michigan. CMU Athletic Communications announced Friday the former Louisville tight ends coach will join the Central Michigan football staff under the same position. “I am honored and happy […]
Sports / Wrestling
Limited time for improvement as conference schedule ends for CMU wrestling

Limited time for improvement as conference schedule ends for CMU wrestling

Central Michigan wrestling is not afforded anymore time to work out its kinks. With the conclusion of its Mid-American Conference schedule on Thursday, the hourglass has officially run out. The Chippewas have been developing over the season, and have shown […]


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