The leading scorer in college basketball this season isn’t Lonzo Ball, Josh Jackson, or Ivan Rabb. He isn’t even 6-foot. Marcus Keene plays point guard for the Central Michigan Chippewas of the Mid-American Conference, and he has a legitimate chance to become the first 30-point-per-game scorer in college basketball in…
Western Michigan receiver Carrington Thompson needed help getting off the field after a hit left him so dazed he collapsed after trying to walk away from the play:
The Mid-American Conference has suspended the officiating crew that botched what should have been the final play of Saturday’s Central Michigan-Oklahoma State game, giving the Chippewas a final, untimed down on which they scored a spectacular game-winning touchdown.
Central Michigan, which completed one of the greatest Hail Mary plays of all time two years ago, did it again to beat #22 Oklahoma State 30-27 when Cooper Rush connected with Jesse Kroll, who then lateraled to Corey Willis for the touchdown.
Syracuse beat Central Michigan 30-27 in overtime Saturday, but the Orange lost starting freshman quarterback Eric Dungey after he was injured by a hit from Chippewas linebacker Mitch Stanitzek. Dungey didn’t return to the game, and Stanitzek was ejected for targeting.
Northern Illinois center Pete Rakocevic threw down a dunk during Saturday night's game, and as Central Michigan forward John Simons went to inbound the ball, everyone realized that the hoop was slowly collapsing. Simons was quick enough to get out of the way, but that was frighteningly close.
This is perhaps the greatest college football play any of us have ever seen, and it was all for naught as Central Michigan went for two, and a 36-point comeback, and failed. CMU was down 49-14 at one point, and this play left the final 49-48—again, because they went for the win and didn't get it.
Central Michigan is on its way to the Bahamas for its bowl game, which must surely be an even greater reward than either of the national semifinals. But the program made the players sweat before the big reveal.
The Central Michigan Chippewas—they of the 41-7 home loss to Michigan State—went on the road to take on another Big Ten foe today, stealing a miracle win in Iowa City by scoring a touchdown and field goal in the final minute after the Hawkeyes took a late lead of their own.
Apologies for the lousy video quality, but here's a fight that erupted between Ohio's Porsha Harris and CMU's Jas'Mine Bracey during the Chippewas' 67-53 win over the Bobcats last night in Mount Pleasant.
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Former Central Michigan player Brooke Heike is suing the school because, she says, she lost her scholarship for not being a lesbian. Just another example of an athlete not being able to follow simple instructions.
Ahhh. Mid-American Conference football. You were born a fan, it's just that nobody told you until tonight. The undefeated Ball State Cardinals flutter into Mount Pleasant to tangle with some fired up Chips. Winner probably wins the MAC West Division, a fact which you already knew. Also something you knew: if you build…