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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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Men’s basketball can’t overcome second half deficit against Ball State: Falls 74-41

Central Michigan and Ball State battled through three overtimes less than two weeks ago. On Saturday afternoon they continued the battle in another close game. The Cardinals (2-14, 5-22) took the victory this time 74-71 over CMU (3-13, 10-18). It […]
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Women’s basketball defends undefeated home record in overtime

Women’s basketball defends undefeated home record in overtime

Things looked bleak with three minutes remaining in regulation but Central Michigan women’s basketball picked up momentum. Junior guards Crystal Bradford and Jessica Green’s offensive pushes cut the Ball State lead to three points with seconds on the clock and […]
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Eastern Michigan shuts down men’s basketball team to lowest scoring total this season

The men’s basketball team went into hostile territory on Wednesday night when they traveled to Eastern Michigan. That territory was guarded by tall, lengthy players that gave CMU fits en route to losing 42-64. CMU knew what it was going […]
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Crystal Bradford picks up seventh conference accolade

Crystal Bradford picks up seventh conference accolade

Junior guard Crystal Bradford hasn’t slowed down. Continuing to put up quality numbers, Crystal Bradford has won her seventh Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week honor of the season. She has had five straight double-doubles, bring her season […]
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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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Student-athlete Blake Hibbits arm wrestles against himself wearing the uniforms of both sports he plays at CMU ­— baseball and basketball. He is the only two-sport athlete at CMU. (Photo Illustration by Adam Niemi | Assistant Photo Editor)

Mr. Baseketball: Two-sport athlete Blake Hibbitts has history of athletic ability, success

A typical day for 8-year-old Blake Hibbitts often involved stepping off the Little League mound and quickly running to his mother’s car for a quick-change. Sliding his cleats off and slipping his basketball shorts on, his next stop was AAU […]
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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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Sophomore guard Austin Stewart drives to the basket  against Northern Illinois at McGuirk Arena. (Gregory Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Central Michigan 70, Northern Illinois 67: Men’s basketball grabs consecutive wins for first time since December

For the Central Michigan men’s basketball team, revenge is best served at home. CMU grabbed consecutive wins for the first time since December, with a 70-67 payback win against Northern Illinois, Sunday at McGuirk Arena. In the previous meeting, NIU […]
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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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