h2oville rocket wrote:
In other news, here's the other MAC teams in the postseason WNIT:
Central Michigan at Illinois State
Kent State at Duquesne
Delaware at Toledo
Michigan at Eastern Michigan (this is absolutely hilarious, suck it scUM)
Its nice that both UM and EMU can have a home game. It cracks me up that EMU is still around. They sell more UM gear in their bookstore than EMU gear.
What I don't understand is why they built the school in Ypsilanti, right down the street from UM. They could have put it more up on the thumb of the mitten, or even somewhere in Detroit's northern metroplex, perhaps Macomb County. Instead, where EMU is, it'll never amount to much of anything as far as athletics are concerned because of it's proximity to UM. They suck at basketball and football virtually every year. Supposedly they are decent in some of the non-revenue sports though.
I think it would be a great benefit to the MAC if they were to kick EMU and their perpetual 1-win football team and 300+ rpi basketball team out of the conference for good. They drag the rest of us down.
Check out EMU's success for MAC titles in swimming and track & field. Nobody touches them, for the most part.
Cue Waterboy in 3.....2......1.......
Freak- who in your family runs track or swims for Eastern? I'm wondering because I've been told by a poster on this board that no one cares about those sports except me and the families of the athletes. That just got me wondering about your family's athletic connections to EMU? Good to know there are other SPORTS fans on this board and not just basketball and football fans!
I care. I still have not let it go that we do not have a men's track program.
By the way, this is a total sham. From everything I've heard about it, the men's track program was solvent and actually bringing in money for the university, so the cut had virtually nothing to do with finances and more to do with title IX.
The simple solution would be to bring back men's track and add women's hockey, which would not be a bad move with all the renovation that is about to happen at BGSU Ice Arena. But I digress...I never thought my post about EMU's bad football and basketball teams would spark such a discussion of who's good/bad/doesn't have teams in the non-revenue arena. Full disclosure, I ran cross country and track & field in high school, so I try not to be biased toward the non-revenue sports, I see where my previous post would have come off that way.
Anyway, enough about this...GO BG, BEAT THE YELLOW JACKETS!!