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05/31/2011 - 10:00am Best of both worlds with Ypsi/Arbor

Just because you may live in Ypsi doesn't mean you're stuck with their school system. I just recently purchased a place in Pittsfield Twp. that is technically Ypsilanti, but is Ann Arbor school district. I would recommend you look for a similar situation. That way you get the advantages of living in the area, but pay less in taxes.

01/18/2011 - 9:43pm Means nothing

Not saying he won't stay with Penn State, but this article is nothing but fluff. Of course he's going to say he's still committed to them...he's had zero contact with the new staff as of now.

12/26/2010 - 10:59pm Don't doubt he'd be 1st qb taken...

But someone please explain to me why Carolina would take him. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they just draft Clausen? I can't see them using the 1st pick on another qb before they really give him a chance by surrounding him w/ some talent.

12/02/2010 - 8:45pm If true, doesn't make much sense

Why would Dee switch his commitment to a school that wants him primarily as a returner/DB? Isn't that what Alabama recruited him as?

09/15/2010 - 9:34pm Why would he need to...

...make it sound like he had more impressive offers? If Alabama offered, isn't that enough to gauge by? Does Alabama have a (recent) history of offering players unworthy of B10 offers?

08/20/2010 - 9:21pm Old standby

Rum and Coke. Usually me n' the cap'n make it happen, but tonight it's Don Q instead. Good stuff.

07/01/2010 - 1:32pm Reason behind your thinking?

Why are you thinking of transferring? If you think that a UofM teaching degree will land you more exposure, you may want to do some more investigating. There are actually more educators nationwide with an Eastern degree than any other (EMU owns over 1% of that entire population), and Eastern actually holds the largest teacher job fair in the state (and largest in the midwest) each year for its grads. I've volunteered at a couple of these job fairs, and can tell you that students from other universities skip their fairs and come to Eastern's because of the exposure.

07/01/2010 - 1:27pm Wrong

Ask the state of Michigan about best teacher prep schools, then tell us again that EMU is garbage and that MSU and UofM are better. MSU and Eastern have actually been given the highest designation from the state in regards to their Teacher Prep programs.

Don't spew your opinion as fact.

07/01/2010 - 11:42am Off Base

No offense, but I think your comments about poor professors and bad location are WAY off base. In my time at Eastern (both bachelors and masters) I found the professors to be, on average, great. First of all, you actually get tenured faculty in the majority of classes...as opposed to endless G.A.'s and T.A.'s. Also, they are very accessible after hours and genuinely care about the students in their classes.

As for location, you must be feeding into the uninformed hype about Ypsi being a ghetto. That opinion is far from accurate. First of all, check actual crime statistics for Eastern and other public universities...even our beloved UofM. You'll find that Eastern is middle-of-the-pack in regards to campus crime rankings within the state. Also, drive around the surrounding area, and then drive around areas surrounding Wayne State, MSU, Western, etc...I assure you it's VERY similar.

Your friend may very well have not enjoyed his experiences, but the reasons given don't paint an accurate picture of EMU.

07/01/2010 - 11:32am Two-time Alum

As a two-time Eastern Alum, I would say that an EMU degree has just as much weight regionally as any public university in the state not named UofM or MSU (depending on the program).

As for your plans to study CS, just know that it actually isn't located within the C.O.T., but in the College of Arts and Sciences. The College of Technology does have a couple of great niche programs that might be similar to what you're looking for with CS. Look into Sim., Animation, and Gaming, as well as Information Assurance.

02/28/2010 - 7:26pm Those that ramble on about a "Michigan Man" in regards

to coming from in-house are really just pleading their ignorance and lack of knowledge about true Michigan "tradition". If they want to talk about the types of characteristics that a "Michigan Man" should display that's fine, but this whole family ties stuff as our tradition is just inaccurate.

(Don beat me to the punch on much of this. Great minds think alike?)

02/27/2010 - 8:13pm Agree with Magnus and TomVH

I can't think of too many years where we haven't taken a qb. You're right about it being harder to land an elite prospect due to the "lack of immediate playing time" angle, but not getting anyone for the position is not likely to happen.

02/27/2010 - 8:04pm First official post after years of reading. Go easy on me...

First off, the whole "it's time to win games" message is about as played out in the media as "Can Denard play rb" or "Will Gardner start" posts on this board. I'd be a happy man if I didn't have to hear any of those again until the season starts (so much for happiness).

As for the "Detractors Not Allowed" bit, I'd be more inclined to agree with Angelique about it doing more harm than good if we were talking about it being posted at an event where detractors were likely to be. Having it up at an event that's likely to attract 99% RichRod supporters...well all they're really doing is playing to the crowd.