Saturday, November 18, 2017

Eastern Michigan men's basketball topples Howard University at the Convocation Center Saturday.

EMU's James Thompson drops it in the bucket in first half. Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

The Eastern Michigan University basketball team toppled visiting Howard University on a rainy November Saturday by a score of 76-66 at the Convocation Center at home in Ypsilanti. The 4-0 Eagles shook off a slow start early in the first half and quickly dominated the 0-4 Bison by playing strong defense and out re-bounding Howard University 47-26.

 EMU Junior Elijah Minnie scored a team high 21 points, while junior James Thompson contributed to the Eagle victory with 18 points. Thompson also snagged 14 rebounds. Junior Paul Jackson, out of Stone Mountain Georgia,  played a stellar game at guard scoring 16 points.

This Eagles team looks good and appears to have a lot of positive chemistry.

Next up EMU takes on Indiana in Bloomington, Ind on Friday, November 24 at 4:30 pm.

Photos Purple Walrus Press.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Parola Perspective: Harassed women who come forward must be believed.

By Brooks Parola. Purple Walrus Press.

I’ve thought about this ever since the Trumpsters brought it up last year. I think it’s VERY likely that Bill Clinton engaged in harassing, and maybe even predatory behavior over the years. I think if any women come forward, they should be believed like anyone else.
I also think that the GOP relentlessly went after him, and it was therefore reasonable to dismiss much of it, as political; although many of us had serious concerns about him from the beginning, and should have taken the accusations more seriously.
Also, unlike Trump, Bill was never caught on tape boasting about his predatory behavior; and then elected anyway! Unlike Moore, no one has accused him of pedophilia, and all of the men who led the impeachment movement against him, engaged in far worse while trying to take him down for lying over a consensual sex act...yeah, no politics there!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Eastern Michigan gets much needed gridiron win over Miami of Ohio

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

The Eagles of Eastern Michigan University got a much needed gridiron win over Miami of Ohio Wednesday night in Oxford, Ohio. The Eagles 27-24 win over the RedHawks came after a frustrating loss last week to MAC rival Central Michigan. In fact, it has been a frustrating season for not only the EMU football program, but for fans as well, including yours truly. Our 4-7 Eagles have suffered three overtime loses, not to mention the fact that all seven EMU loses have been determined by one score. Wednesday night's win was a confidence booster for an Eagles team that went to a bowl game last year.

Eastern Quarterback Brogan Roback completed 15 of 27 passes for 269 yards, while bruising EMU running back Ian Eriksen rushed for 112 yards on the ground. EMU'S Shaq Vann rushed for a respectable 53 yards.

Catch Eastern Michigan at Rynearson Stadium ( The Factory) next week on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 pm. Next Tuesday's game is Senior Day. So come on out a cheer on the EMU Eagles in their final game of the season.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Eastern Michigan University sets new record for student athlete graduation rate.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

According to Eastern Michigan University, the NCAA graduation rate report was released last Wednesday and EMU student athletes have set a new student athlete graduation rate record. According to the report, EMU student athletes recorded a graduation rate of 83%. According to the EMU press release, that figure represents an increase of two points higher than last year's rate.

According to statements made to EMU by Vice President/Director of Athletics Scott Wetherbee,  "Academic success and degree completion are high-priority items for this department." "I want to commend our student-athletes for their efforts and ability to balance all of the academic and athletic demands, our coaches for their focus on education first and recruiting talented students to our teams, and our staff for their ongoing support of our student-athletes' academic endeavors."

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Stop Trump Ann Arbor to host meeting November 17.

Photo Purple Walrus Press.

By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.

The local organization Stop Trump Ann Arbor will be holding a meeting on Friday, November 17, from 6 pm-8:30 pm at the downtown Ann Arbor District Library to discuss the groups principles, ongoing deportation defense campaigns and the effort to to inform people of their Rapid Response Team. Further, there will be a discussion relating to current events and what actions Stop Trump Ann Arbor should take in effort to resist the Trump administration's immigration policies, efforts and initiatives. There will also be discussion about how the organization can focus the direction of Ann Arbor, the state and the nation.

According to organizers, "All who support the work of Stop Trump Ann Arbor are welcome."