NCAA Division and Conference: Division I FBS, Mid-American Conference
Founding Date: 1891
Head Coach: Chris Creighton
Stadium: Rynearson Stadium
Rivals: Central Michigan University
Eastern Michigan Eagles Football Tickets
At Eastern Michigan University, the Eastern Michigan Eagles football team represents the school in the NCAA. Part of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference, the team plays its home games at Rynearson Stadium, which seats 30,200 fans. Rynearson Stadium takes its name from Elton Rynearson, the most renowned coach of the Eastern Michigan Eagles football program, who served from 1925 through 1939. Like many historic teams, the Eastern Michigan Eagles have been playing football since 1891. It has played football every year except for 1944 when World War II interrupted the team's normal performance. The Eastern Michigan Eagles were previously known as the Normalites and the Hurons before becoming the Eagles in 1990. Over the years, the team has had five undefeated seasons and eight seasons when the Eagles themselves went without a victory. The Eagles once again became bowl-eligible in 2018. Get your tickets at StubHub, the world's largest online marketplace for tickets.
Who is the Eastern Michigan Eagles football coach?
The head coach of the Eastern Michigan Eagles football program is Chris Creighton. He came to the Eagles in 2014 after serving as head coach for the Drake Bulldogs, Wabash Little Giants and Ottawa Braves. Before taking on his first head coach role at Ottawa, Creighton played quarterback at Kenyon College before launching his coaching career as the offensive coordinator for Concordia University. He took a one-year break to Sweden in 1993 where he played quarterback for the Limhamn Griffins and also served as head coach. The Griffins won the Swedish championship in American football that year. Today, Creighton is working hard to build on the accomplishments of recent Eastern Michigan Eagles football teams and provide a great experience for the fans.
What is the tailgating experience at an Eastern Michigan Eagles football game?
Tailgating at an Eastern Michigan Eagles football game is an exciting tradition. The parking lot opens three hours before kickoff for every home game, and the Eagles actively encourage tailgating. Student organizations, sororities and fraternities can have tables and displays, and a special student tailgate lot is designed to encourage student interest in game-day festivities.
Who are the rivals of the Eastern Michigan Eagles football team?
The Central Michigan Chippewas are the main football rival of the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Every year, the two teams play one game in their series dating back to 1902. Their rivalry is the oldest in the Mid-American Conference. CMU has won 15 games and the Eastern Michigan Eagles have won 10. The 2019 matchup will take place on October 5; the Eagles won their 2018 game 17-7.
Has the Eastern Michigan Eagles football team won any championships?
While the Eastern Michigan Eagles have not won any national football championships, they have taken home 10 conference titles over the years. Their conferences have changed, from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association to the Michigan Collegiate Conference, the Illinois Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and today's Mid-American Conference. The Eagles took home their conference titles in 1896, 1925, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1954, 1955, 1957 and 1987.
Have the Eastern Michigan Eagles played in bowl games?
The Eagles have played in four bowl games. In 1971, they played in the Pioneer Bowl; in 1987, the California Bowl; in 2016, the Bahamas Bowl; and in 2018, the Camellia Bowl. They won the 1987 California Bowl, defeating San Jose State 30-27. This is the team's only bowl win in its history.
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