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Crystal Bradford named 2013-14 Mid-American Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year

Crystal Bradford named 2013-14 Mid-American Conference women’s basketball Player of the Year

Crystal Bradford has been called the best player in the Mid-American Conference all season, but now its official. The junior guard was named MAC women’s basketball Player of the Year, following arguably the best single-season performance ever orchestrated by a CMU […]
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Chippewas suffer loss to Eastern Michigan in season finale

Chippewas suffer loss to Eastern Michigan in season finale

Women’s basketball lost its final regular season finale Saturday at rival Eastern Michigan, 99-84. The win brings the Chippewa’s season record to 20-10 (16-2 in Mid-American Conference play). CMU will enter the MAC Championship Tournament next weekend as the No.2 […]
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Seniors bring variety of play in final season

For seniors on the women’s basketball team, the final regular season game of the season at Eastern Michigan will also be the last of their careers. They brought a dynamic and varied style of play, as well as invaluable leadership […]
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Men’s basketball burned as WMU shoots 81 percent from the field

Men’s basketball burned as WMU shoots 81 percent from the field

Central Michigan came out with the most energy it has had all season against Western Michigan on Friday night. Diving for loose balls, breakaway dunks, sharp shooting and tough defense was how CMU played. It showed as the Chippewas took […]
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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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Chippewas finish perfect home season on senior’s night

Chippewas finish perfect home season on senior’s night

Thursday night marked the end of an era for women’s basketball. The Chippewas defeated rival Western Michigan 84-75 in front of a jovial McGuirk Arena crowd on senior night in the regular season home finale.  The women went a perfect […]
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Samantha Madar | Photo Editor
Impact players (from left) Jessica Green, Crystal Bradford, Jas'Mine Bracey, Taylor Johnson, Niki DiGuilio are five keys to the Chippewas success in the Mid-American Conference championship tournament.

The Road to Cleveland: Women’s basketball’s journey to defending MAC title

It has been almost a year since the historic day of March 16, 2013 for women’s basketball. On that Saturday, guard Crystal Bradford hoisted the Mid-American Conference Championship trophy high in the air, pieces of the freshly cut basketball net […]
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Extended break, Bowling Green largest obstacles for MAC tournament repeat

Extended break, Bowling Green largest obstacles for MAC tournament repeat

After beating Toledo on the road on Sunday afternoon, women’s basketball earned a double-bye in the Mid-American Conference tournament. This means more time off for CMU once the season concludes. “I am going to make practice during that week even […]
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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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Major upset slips away from men’s basketball as Toledo sinks late free throws

Down by 10 points with less than three minutes remaining, the men’s basketball team went on a tear against the Toledo Rockets. Freshman guard Braylon Rayson drilled a 3-pointer with sophomore forward John Simons hitting another on the next possession. With […]
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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 […]
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The crowd reacts to a late game comeback on Thursday at McGuirk Arena. (Greg Conrwell / Staff Photographer)

Results of fan volume varies by sport, gives home teams advantage

Be it at home or on the road, the fans who attend athletic events can play a role in determining the outcome of a competition. Each sport deals with blocking out crowd noise differently. For basketball, the athletes are right […]


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