Latest Mid-American Conference football News

College football assistant resigns following Hitler comment

Jan. 30, 2020 6:27 PM EST

ALLENDALE, Mich. (AP) — A newly hired coach for a college football team in western Michigan resigned Thursday following his suspension for referring to Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler as a “great leader.” “Morris Berger and Grand Valley State have reached a mutual agreement...

Suspect headed to Ohio over alleged football game threat

Jan. 8, 2020 4:46 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal magistrate judge on Wednesday ordered a man be sent to Ohio to face a criminal charge that he threatened to shoot up Ohio State University and hurt players on the football team. A September indictment unsealed last month in federal court in Columbus accuses Daniel Rippy of...

Lewis, Louisiana-Lafayette beat Miami of Ohio 27-17

Jan. 7, 2020 12:19 AM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Levi Lewis and Louisiana-Lafayette added one more win to the most successful season in school history. Lewis threw two touchdown passes to Ja'Marcus Bradley, and the Ragin’ Cajuns beat Miami of Ohio 27-17 in the LendingTree Bowl on Monday night. Louisiana-Lafayette earned its...

Miami (Ohio) faces Louisiana-Lafayette in LendingTree Bowl

Jan. 5, 2020 10:00 AM EST

LendingTree Bowl: Miami of Ohio (8-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (10-3) in Mobile, Alabama, Monday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Louisiana-Lafayette by 14. Series record: Miami leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE: Louisiana-Lafayette is seeking its first bowl win since 2014 and first outside its home state since 1944. Miami...

Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke (12) arrives in the end zone on a 35-yard touchdown run against Nevada in the first half of the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

Ohio beats Nevada 30-21 in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Jan. 3, 2020 8:21 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ohio quarterback Nathan Rourke is projected to be the top quarterback taken in the Canadian Football League draft this spring. He’s pretty good at the American collegiate version, too. Rourke, from Oakville, Ontario, accounted for 231 yards of offense and ran for a touchdown to...

Ohio faces off with Nevada in Idaho Potato Bowl

Jan. 2, 2020 12:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — IDAHO POTATO BOWL: Ohio (6-6 Mid-American Conference) vs. Nevada (7-5, Mountain West Conference), in Boise, Idaho, Friday, 3:30 p.m. EST. Line: Ohio by 8. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Ohio and Nevada will meet for the first time Friday in the Famous Idaho Potato...

Western Kentucky place kicker Cory Munson (46) and holder John Haggerty (47) watch the game winning kick go through the uprights in the final seconds of the NCAA First Responder Bowl college football game against Western Michigan in Dallas, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Western Kentucky won the game 23-20. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Western Kentucky wins First Responder Bowl 23-20 on FG

Dec. 30, 2019 6:32 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Western Kentucky freshman kicker Cory Munson ran onto the field, then off and then back on. All of that before kicking a career-long 52-yard field goal with no time left after a rules review moved him five yards closer to the goal posts. And Munson, who’d sliced a 29-yarder wide right...

Best Western? WKU plays WMU in First Responder Bowl at SMU

Dec. 29, 2019 1:34 PM EST

FIRST RESPONDER BOWL: Western Kentucky (8-4, C-USA) vs. Western Michigan (7-5, MAC), in Dallas, Monday at 12:30 p.m. EST. Line: Western Kentucky by 3. Series record: Western Michigan leads 11-3-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE Western Kentucky has a three-game winning streak, and has won seven of nine games, since a 1-2 start...

Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi holds the championship trophy after the team defeated Eastern Michigan 34-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Pitt rallies to beat Eastern Michigan in Quick Lane Bowl

Dec. 27, 2019 1:28 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh players took punches, and one was hit with spit, and the Panthers still kept their cool in critical moments to win a bowl game for the first time in five appearances under coach Pat Narduzzi. Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left and the...

FILE - In a Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 file photo, Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass III looks to throw against Central Michigan during an NCAA football game in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl, on Dec. 26, 2019, hoping to end postseason droughts.  (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Pitt, Eastern Michigan seeking elusive bowl win in Detroit

Dec. 25, 2019 12:42 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh and Eastern Michigan will meet in the Quick Lane Bowl hoping to end postseason droughts. The Panthers are 0-4 in bowls under coach Pat Narduzzi. The Eagles have lost all three of their bowls as a Division I football program. One program will ends its bowl skid Thursday night in...