Category Archives: Central Michigan
Central Michigan University Director of Athletics Dave Heeke announced today a one-year extension to the existing contract of head football coach Dan Enos.
“We are all-in with Dan Enos and his strong vision for and dedication to rebuilding this program into a perennial championship contender that has a foundation for sustainable success,” said Heeke. “Continuity, stability, and commitment are the critical qualities needed at this point to define the next chapter of Chippewa Football success.” (CMUChippewas.com)
Fans and critics of the Central Michigan football team have long doubted attendance numbers announced during games.
It turns out they’re right.
The athletic department has inflated attendance numbers announced to fans and media while expecting to report a number to NCAA about Division I status.
Athletics Director Dave Heeke expects that the attendance number submitted to the NCAA Feb. 15 will be lower than the 15,000 average attendance required to be Division I. Programs only have to hit that number once every two years…
…Last season CMU inflated attendance figures given to the media, placed in the official game summary and presented on the scoreboard during games.
Athletics announced an average attendance of 15,291 for the five home games. The average paid attendance was 4,473. (Central Michigan Life).
The stunning news on the Ford Field scoreboard at the beginning of the fourth quarter Wednesday was precisely why the Big Ten sometimes looks at its Motor City Bowl affiliation apprehensively.
The score was Purdue 41, Central Michigan 41.
They could have removed the schools’ names and just put the score “Big Ten 41, Mid-American Conference 41″ up there because that’s what everybody really saw.
As much as the Big Ten loves getting another bowl payday to fatten its already bloated coffers, the conference has always understood the potential risk of embarrassment should it lose to a non-BCS conference opponent in a bowl game.
Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour had beaten Western Michigan Tuesday night at a chilly Waldo Stadium with his passing and running, but two late touchdowns by the Broncos, one coming after a LeFevour fumble, had Central trailing by four with one minute, 34 seconds left.
LeFevour regained his composure and led his team 65 yards for the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard QB sneak. Central Michigan prevailed, 34-31.
Romeo Travis scored 16 points and Akron bettered its NCAA chances while moving into the Mid-American Conference tournament semifinals for the second time with an 82-53 win over Central Michigan on Thursday night.
With close friend and former high school teammate LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers watching from a loge, Travis, the MAC’s player of the year, powered the Zips (25-6) to their 16th win in 18 games.