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Freshman Nick Carlos transfers from Central Michigan basketball program

Freshman forward Nick Carlos will transfer from Central Michigan after one year with the men’s basketball program. The Missouri-native has committed to play at Lindenwood University, a Division II program in St. Charles, Mo. Carlos said being closer to home, […]
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Crystal Bradford named Region Four nominee for WBCA All-America team

Crystal Bradford named Region Four nominee for WBCA All-America team

Crystal Bradford was on the sideline when her team lost its last two games this season. Despite her injury, it was a season to remember. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association is looking past her absence at the end of the […]
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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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Chippewas ready for WNIT without Crystal Bradford

After being eliminated in the Mid-American Conference tournament, Central Michigan women’s basketball looks forward to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. The Chippewas will take on Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis at McGuirk Arena on Thursday. It will be the team’s first contest since […]
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Head coach Sue Guevara looks on as an injured Crystal Bradford encourages her teammates on court at the MAC Tournament semi-final game against Akron. The Chippewas lost, 85-69, and were eliminated from the tournament.
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MARCH SADNESS: Women’s basketball future, Crystal Bradford’s health uncertain following MAC tournament loss

CLEVELAND-”Nik! Nik!” Crystal Bradford shouted from the bench. The junior’s advice sent a cross-court pass from junior Jessica Green to senior Niki DiGuilio, who hit an early 3-pointer. Central Michigan women’s basketball’s most celebrated athlete was in a familiar role […]
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COLUMN: Broken without Bradford

I’m going to be frank about this. I understand if it might come off as narrow-sighted or unfair to the people and players I do not mention. But here is the truth: If a healthy Crystal Bradford plays last Friday […]
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See photos from men’s basketball’s last home game of the season

See photos from men’s basketball’s last home game of the season

Central Michigan men’s basketball played inspired against rival Western Michigan, March 7. Although the Chippewas came up short, the men showed a lot of heart in the 78-64 loss to the Broncos. WMU shot 81 percent from the floor that […]
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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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Junior pointguard Jess Green drives to the net during CMU's loss to Akron in a MAC Tournament semifinal, Friday. (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

Akron 85, Central Michigan 69: Chippewas bounced out of MAC Tournament in semifinal loss to Zips

CLEVELAND — A lack of perimeter defense and effective transition game led the Central Michigan women’s basketball team to an early exit in the Mid-American Conference Championship Tournament, Friday. CMU lost to Akron 85-69 in semifinal action with star guard […]
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Women’s basketball to take on Akron in MAC Tournament Semifinal

Women’s basketball to take on Akron in MAC Tournament Semifinal

What: Central Michigan vs. Akron women’s basketball Where: Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio When: Friday at 2 p.m At Stake: A spot in the MAC Tournament Championship Game On Gameday: Follow sports reporters Dominick Mastrangelo ( @dmaster_92  ) and […]
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COLUMN: Turndown for what

On what would have been a great day for the women’s basketball team, things turned bleak as Mid-American Conference Player of the Year Crystal Bradford took a fall earlier this week. During practice Tuesday, the junior guard injured her knee. […]
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Crystal Bradford inactive for MAC Tournament due to sudden injury

Crystal Bradford inactive for MAC Tournament due to sudden injury

Tuesday might have been the most bittersweet day in Central Michigan women’s basketball history. Less than an hour after being named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year,  junior guard Crystal Bradford sustained a left knee injury during practice at McGuirk […]


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