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CMU Athletics hires new head physician for all sports

Dr. Jason Davenport has been named medical director and head team physician for the Central Michigan University Athletics department. The hiring is part of an agreement between the athletics and CMU’s College of Medicine, where Davenport will serve as fixed-term faculty member […]
Football / Metro / Sports
Seniors from CMU's Football program present a check for $1,131.30 to the Community Compassion Network outside of the red food barn Wed. May 28. The money was gathered by teammates and then matched by their coach.  "This will help feed about 200 families," says CCN Interim Director Faye Schaeffer.  

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

CMU football team donates more than $1,000 to Community Compassion Network

Nearly 200 families in need will be able to feed their loved ones thanks to a sizable donation from the Central Michigan University football team Wednesday. Head coach Dan Enos accompanied 16 players as the Chippewas presented the Community Compassion […]
Football / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Sports
Monroe resident Diane Gilertson, 63, left, dances with Central Michigan University football tight end Deon Butler to the oldies hit "Shout!" during a victory dance following the 2013 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games closing ceremonies Friday night at the Student Activity Center.

(Victoria Zegler/File Photo)

Special Olympics Michigan: Supporting the home team, CMU football players inspired while volunteering

Special Olympics Michigan impacts the lives of many young athletes, but it’s the athletes who aren’t participating who might be most affected during the summer games. In 2010, Central Michigan University tight end Deon Butler didn’t know volunteering for three days […]
Academics / News / Sports
The CMU softball team used a two-run home run by sophomore Trista Cox in the eleventh inning to beat Northern Illinois in the Mid-American Conference championship game, 4-2. (Photo Courtesy of CMU Athletics)

CMU athletics pass APR score in all sports: Softball receives perfect score, other teams last in MAC

The NCAA has released its 2012-13 Academic Progress Rates and Central Michigan University’s 16 varsity sports have all surpassed the 900 point mark. The APR is a “team-based metric that accounts for eligibility and retention for each student-athlete, each term,” […]
Baseball / Sports
Sophomore Zack Fields celebrates with the CMU baseball team following his home run Saturday at Theunissen Stadium. (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

CMU baseball heads to Avon, Ohio for MAC Tournament

Central Michigan University baseball posted one of the best Mid-American Conference records this season en route to a No. 2 overall seed in the weekend’s MAC Tournament in Avon, Ohio. However, each of the competing teams’ records have been wiped […]
Gymnastics / Sports
Five CMU gymnasts named to Academic All-MAC team

Five CMU gymnasts named to Academic All-MAC team

Central Michigan University gymnastics helped solidify its standing as the best Mid-American Conference gymnastics team at the MAC Championships. With the appointment of five CMU gymnasts to the 2014 Gymnastics Academic All-MAC team on Monday, a handful of Chippewas can […]
Baseball / Sports / Top Stories
The Chippewas celebrate a run scored during the eighth inning of Tuesday's Clash at Comerica. (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

CMU baseball aiming to end season strong against rival WMU, secure No. 1 seed

As the Chippewas fight for a No. 1 overall seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament next weekend, their rivals at Western Michigan University are aiming to secure one of the three final spots left. “It’s going to be a big […]
Baseball / Sports / Top Stories
Central Michigan baseball coach Steve Jaksa shakes hands with MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. following the fourth annual "Clash at Comerica," Tuesday.  (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

CMU baseball wins first ‘Clash at Comerica,’ sweeps MSU

DETROIT — Despite Central Michigan University baseball’s outstanding all-time series against Michigan State University in 2014, the Spartans have been actively trying to take the spotlight away from the Chippewas by focusing on the fundamentals. Since 2009, CMU and MSU […]
Baseball / Sports
Sophomore pitcher Adam Aldred pitched six and one third innings Tuesday night during the annual Clash at Comerica between Central Michigan and Michigan State baseball. (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

CMU 7, MSU 4: Baseball completes season sweep on rainy night in Detroit

DETROIT — Central Michigan University baseball made things interesting against Michigan State University by keeping the game close at the fourth annual “Clash at Comerica.” Ultimately, an eighth inning fielding error by MSU’s shortstop Ryan Richardson let CMU take control […]
Baseball / Sports

Walks lead baseball to clinch home series against Toledo

University of Toledo used two pitchers in the first inning, giving Central Michigan University baseball the opportunity to score six runs on one hit in a 10-4 win over the Rockets, Sunday. Rockets starter Kyle Slacks walked five out of the seven […]
Baseball / News / Sports
The Chippewa dugout gestures towards the pitcher’s mound Saturday afternoon at Theunissen Stadium. The Chippewas defeated Buffalo in a doubleheader Saturday April 5, but lost Sunday. (File Photo | Greg Cornwel)

Baseball team using rituals to build camaraderie, successful results

The count is two balls and two strikes with two outs, when something catches the eye of CMU’s opposing pitcher. He sees 30 players, wielding a bow and arrow directly at him. This is one of the odd rituals the Central […]
Softball / Sports
Junior third baseman Trista Cox bats against Michigan Wednesday afternoon at Margo Yonker Stadium. The Chippewas lost, 11-0, to a nationally ranked Wolverine squad. (Greg Cornwell | Staff Photographer)

Trista Cox wrapping up phenomenal offensive season for CMU

Junior third baseman Trista Cox is close to finishing up a memorable season at the plate for Central Michigan softball. With four games remaining on the schedule, Cox is not showing any signs of slowing down.  Going into a double-header […]

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