Articles written by: Neil Rosan

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Redshirt freshman Jewel Cotton looks for a teammate under the net against IUPUI Thursday night at McGuirk Arena. The Chippewas lost to the Jaguars, 72-66.

Poor post play dooms women’s basketball against IUPUI, bounces Chippewas from WNIT

After being upset at home for the first time this season, the Central Michigan women’s basketball players were left speechless. A poor start in the post doomed CMU as the Indiana University Purdue University of Indiana Jaguars bounced them from […]
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Jewel Cotton was one of the many role-players that gave the Chippewas a fighting chance in CMU's loss to Akron, Friday.

Five things we learned during women’s basketball’s MAC tournament loss to Akron

CLEVELAND — Here are five things we can take away from women’s basketball’s loss to Akron in the MAC tournament semifinal on Friday. 1. CMU missed the MAC Player of the Year   Even with the bountiful amounts of talent […]
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Women’s basketball posts first undefeated home record in 30 years

Over 370 days have passed since Central Michigan women’s basketball last lost in McGuirk arena. In that time the Chippewas have gone on to achieve a Mid-American Conference championship, a MAC Division West championship and now, the first undefeated home […]
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Junior guard Crystal Bradford leads Central Michigan with 323 rebounds, 118 assists, 74 steals and 35 blocks.(Samantha Madar/Photo Editor)

The Bradford Effect: Breaking down Crystal Bradford’s impact on the 2013-14 season

There is little doubt this has been the season of Crystal Bradford for the women’s basketball team. “It’s very important that Crystal understands her role,” said head coach Sue Guevara. “Quite frankly, she is our best player. I’ve said this […]
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Sophomore guard Austin Stewart drives to the basket  against Northern Illinois at McGuirk Arena. (Gregory Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Men’s basketball counteracts lack of size with speed forcing turnovers

Forcing turnovers has become a bigger part of the identity of Central Michigan men’s basketball for stronger post players. Over the course of the season, head coach Keno Davis has said the Chippewas need a better post presence, but might […]
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Redshirt Freshman Jewel Cotton  drives towards the basket against the University of Buffalo on Feb. 9. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Women’s basketball clinches first MAC West title

Women’s basketball clinched a share of the program’s first-ever regular season Mid-American Conference West Division title following a hard-fought 85-77 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. The win plays an important role in Central Michigan’s MAC tournament hopes. With four […]
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Women’s basketball fights past NIU, secures piece of MAC West regular season title

Central Michigan women’s basketball clinched a share of the program’s first-ever regular season Mid-American Conference West Division title following a hard fought 85-77 win over Northern Illinois. After a closely contested first half, the Chippewas pulled away with a barrage […]
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Freshman guard Braylon Rayson goes up for a lay up against two Ball State players at McGuirk Arena on Wednesday. Rayson scored a career high 30 points in the 101-95 triple overtime. (Gregory Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Freshman Braylon Rayson shows promise with 30-point night despite minor injury

There was little doubt Braylon Rayson had potential to do great things coming into the 2013-14 men’s basketball season. The Dallas native was a McDonald’s All-American nominee and earned All-State honors during his senior season at West Mesquite high school. […]
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Sophomore guard Chris Fowler drives the ball at McGuirk Arena on Wednesday. Fowler scored 18 points and had 12 assist for a double-double in the 101-95 triple overtime victory.  (Gregory Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Toughness and fitness carry men’s basketball to triple-overtime win

When two basketball teams play a triple overtime game, the smallest differences determine the outcome. For the Central Michigan men’s basketball team, toughness and stamina made the difference in the 101-95 triple-overtime win against Ball State, Wednesday night. “We came […]
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COLUMN: A win isn’t always a win

A win is a win, right? In many single game cases, this is true. Great teams can have an off day on the court and still leave with the all-important “W.” After the game, they make adjustments to make sure […]
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CMU head coach Sue Guevara.

Women’s basketball cruises to 88-47 victory against Miami

Central Michigan women’s basketball used a fast-paced style of play to open up 3-point shooters in an 88-47 win over Miami (Ohio) Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Arena. Senior sharpshooter Niki DiGuilio hit a career-high eight 3-pointers in the victory. She […]
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Junior guard Crystal Bradford received another Mid-American Conference (Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Crystal Bradford makes Mid-American Conference history with second triple-double

Basketball is played with five players, but sometimes an individual can take over a game. Junior guard Crystal Bradford is that player for the Central Michigan women’s basketball team. Bradford became the first player in Mid-American Conference history to have […]


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