WEEK 11: Chippewas and Eagles renew rivalry, Broncos host Kent State

We got more midweek #MACtion on tap for this week with our trio of programs this week, including the latest chapter of a long rivalry. EASTERN MICHIGAN EAGLES at CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS RECAP: Eastern Michigan (3-6, 1-4 MAC) finally broke through with a dominating performance against Ball State last week, snapping a six-game losing skid. … Read more

WEEK 10: Chippewas and Broncos collide in Kalamazoo; Eagles host Ball State

Mid-week #MACtion is back in full force. Our trio of Michigan-made mid-majors toe the field over the next two days, including a tilt between two of the three. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS vs. WESTERN MICHIGAN BRONCOS Both Central Michigan (4-4, 2-2 MAC) and Western Michigan (5-3, 3-1 MAC) are coming off a bye and feeling refreshed, … Read more

WEEK 9: Eastern Michigan looks to snap losing skid on the road

Welcome back to our weekly roundup segments, Nation. After a brief three-week hiatus, we have returned to give you the latest updates surrounding our trio of Mid-American Conference programs in the state. This week, however, will be much more condensed than the average piece. With both Central Michigan (4-4, 2-2 MAC) and Western Michigan (5-3, … Read more

Week 6: Chippewas, Eagles, Broncos all hit the road for pivotal league games

Enter Week 6 in college football. In the MAC this week around the state of Michigan, all three schools — Central, Eastern and Western Michigan — travel for key road games. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS Central Michigan returns to conference action this weekend after briefly stepping out of conference last weekend. The Chippewas dropped their third … Read more

Roundup: Chippewas and Eagles each with big road tests; Broncos kick off MAC play

All three Directional Michigan schools are back in action this weekend. Highlighted this weekend are some noteworthy road games for both Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. Also, Western Michigan finally gets into the MAC swing of things. Let’s get started. CENTRAL MICHIGAN CHIPPEWAS LAST WEEK: L vs. Miami, 31-14 OVERALL: 2-2 (0-1 MAC) Central Michigan … Read more

Roundup: Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan open up league play

In our weekly roundup, we will focus in on both the Central Michigan Chippewas and Eastern Michigan Eagles as they open up Mid-American conference play this Saturday. The Western Michigan Broncos do play this week, bringing in an FCS opponent in Wagner. It should be one of those fun weekends for travel and tailgating this … Read more

Michigan Roundup: Broncos hold home opener, Chips visit another Power 5 school

This week around the state of Michigan, our weekly roundup will be a bit more condensed. The Eastern Michigan Eagles are off this week after collecting a 16-13 win on the road at Rutgers last weekend. It was the first win in 39 tries against Big Ten opponents for Eastern (2-0) and the first win … Read more

Michigan Roundup: Week 2 Preview for the Chips, Eagles and Broncos

Two of the three ‘Directional’ Michigan schools got off on the right foot last week to open the college football season. It was nearly a clean sweep for the MAC trio, but the (then) No. 4 USC Trojans made sure that didn’t happen. What’s in store for the schools in Week 2? Time for to … Read more

BREAKING: Detroit Lions make trio of cuts, including two recent draft picks

The Detroit Lions continue paring down their roster to get to the 53-man limit, and for a second straight day, that includes players that they selected in a recent NFL Draft. 2016 fifth-round pick Antwione Williams is among them, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson. I'm told the #Lions have cut 2016 5-rounder LB Antwione Williams. … Read more

Detroit Lions bring in three running backs for workout

Despite Ameer Abdullah and Theo Riddick on track to return on schedule from their surgeries, the Detroit Lions aren’t taking any chances and have made moves to solidify their depth. According to a report from NFL Draft Diamonds, the team is working out former 2015 Tennessee Titans fifth-round draft pick David Cobb. Additionally, the team is working out … Read more

4 Running backs from Michigan schools named to Doak Walker Award watch list

NCAA Football: Michigan State at Penn State

When it comes to hardware for running backs in college football, none are more coveted that the Doak Walker Award, named after former SMU and Detroit Lions tailback and three-time All-American Doak Walker. This year’s preseason watch list of running backs is a loaded bunch, which includes four standouts from the state of Michigan. LJ … Read more

3 Players from Michigan schools named to Wuerffel Trophy watch list

The Wuerffel Trophy is one of the more highly-coveted and humbling awards any college football player can receive. The award is named after former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Danny Wuerffel and it is given annually to the player that “best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.” It’s often regarded as “College Football’s Premier … Read more

CMU’s Willis, EMU’s Bailey named to Biletnikoff Award watch list

The Fred Biletnikoff Award is given out every year in college football to the most outstanding receiver in the country. Any player catches passes with regularity is deemed eligible for the honor, the majority being wide receivers or tight ends. This year’s preseason watch list features a pair of wide receivers from schools in the … Read more

4 Michigan-based centers named to Rimington Trophy watch list

The Rimington Trophy is award every year in college football to the nation’s top center. The committee for the award allows for three groups to vote on who is the most deserving of the award. This year, among the 70+ players named to the preseason watch list for the Rimington Trophy are four centers playing … Read more

Michigan Roundup: Season preview for the Chippewas, Eagles and Broncos

What a year it was overall for football in the state of Michigan a year ago. All three ‘Directional’ schools — Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, and Western Michigan — earned bowl bids. It marked the first time ever that the trio were all participating in the same postseason. It’s a new year and new expectations … Read more

LOOK: See all 33 players with Michigan ties selected in the 2017 MLB Draft

The 2017 MLB Draft wrapped up on Wednesday with rounds 11-40. In total, more than 1,200 players were formally drafted by one of 30 Major League Baseball teams over the three-day event. Of those 1,200+ players, 32 with Michigan ties were selected. Here’s a look at all of those players you should get more familiar … Read more