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CMU returns home to play Bowling Green; Zeigler says team has ‘had slower learning curve’

Ernie Zeigler blamed himself first for his team’s poor showing Tuesday night in Buffalo. The Central Michigan men’s basketball coach said there is no time to coddle emotions after a 73-42 loss to the Bulls. Heading toward the 6:30 p.m. […]
Basketball / Columns

COLUMN: Tension building around Zeigler, men’s basketball team

Verbal sparring at McGuirk Arena! Tempers flare at Thursday’s practice! Junior forward Andre Coimbra was given harsh instruction from an assistant coach in the corner of the gym during the CMU men’s basketball practice.
Basketball

Conference implications on the line against Kent State

Sue Guevara knows a little something about cancer. The CMU women’s basketball head coach has lost her mother to cancer and two aunts to breast cancer. “My family has been hit by cancer,” she said. “It’s in my genes.”
Basketball / Featured

Standing tall: After walking on CMU women’s basketball team, freshman Kylie Welch looks to make a name for herself

The word "itty" applies to freshman guard Kylie Welch in many ways. A 5-foot-4 guard, she’s just short enough to be tied for the shortest on the Central Michigan women’s basketball roster. Itty is the nickname she was given by […]
Basketball / Featured

Shooting woes continue as CMU drops ninth straight on road

Central Michigan men’s basketball will go as far as Jalin Thomas and Trey Zeigler take it this season. Neither went far Tuesday night in Buffalo, N.Y. CMU lost its ninth consecutive road game — it is 0-5 on the road […]
Basketball / Columns

COLUMN: Mark it down — women will make NCAA Tournament

Not a single Central Michigan women’s basketball player was born when it last happened. It was 1985, the first year of the Donita Davenport era. She spent 12 seasons in Mount Pleasant as the women’s head basketball coach and is […]
Basketball

Road schedule doesn’t get any easier with Buffalo

Ernie Zeigler’s team has a problem. Not only has it struggled to score most of the season, but it has not won a road game in more than two months. CMU’s last win outside Mount Pleasant came on Nov. 24 […]
Basketball

Road woes: CMU suffers 66-53 loss at Kent State; drops eighth consecutive on road

So much for that offensive explosion. One game removed from its best offensive performance of the season, everything returned to normal. Turnovers spiked, shooting percentages plummeted and scoring became scarce as the Central Michigan men’s basketball team lost 66-53 against […]
Basketball

Women race by Ohio

It was Niki DiGuilio’s week. Last Wednesday the freshman guard scored a career-high 25 points in a win over Miami University. On Saturday, the 5-foot-8 guard led CMU with 20 points as the Chippewas beat the Ohio Bobcats 82-64 and […]
Basketball

Women have chance to win third straight against Ohio

Central Michigan has a chance to tie its longest win streak of the season. To do so, and win its third consecutive game, it’ll have to beat Ohio in Athens, Ohio, at 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Basketball

Youth come through for CMU in win against Ohio

Colin Voss looks more like a football player than a basketball player to some. Central Michigan’s 6-foot-7, 235-pound freshman from Grand Rapids is thickly built. He had opportunities to play Division I football, presumably best suited to play tight end […]
Basketball

Chippewas hit century mark against Miami

Call Kaihla Szunko consistent. The senior forward had a double-double within the first 13 minutes, and finished with a game-high 26 points and 17 rebounds as she helped the CMU women’s basketball team to a 100-84 win against Miami Wednesday […]


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