MACwood Squares is our summer reading series on the best athletes in Mid-American Conference sports history. This week features Central Michigan. Looking for your MAC school? Consult our schedule for other teams and please submit your nominees as well.
Do not adjust your computer monitor if you believe there to be an overabundance of Dans on the list. CMU just loves their Dans.
Gary Hogeboom (football)
He was actually the last one in. Everyone else was voted off. He had experience with this.
Chris Kaman (basketball)
Goofy-looking center, as most are, who helped win an NCAA tournament game.
Dan Majerle (basketball)
Dan also won a bronze with the 1988 team. Became permanently tan after playing for the and .
Karen Michalek (field hockey, basketball, track and field)
Well, that's a lot of sports.
Dan LeFevour (football)
He's without the national championships, and none of the guilt. And also the Center Square.
Sue Nissen (basketball)
You can't swing a stick at the women's record book without hitting her name.
Jim Podoley (football)
Ain't nobody gonna wear No. 62 again, unless they run out of numbers perhaps.
Dan Roundfield (basketball)
If you've been keeping track: that's now three Dans.
Kevin Tapani (baseball)
The pride of Escanaba, Michigan! His 143 career wins are by far the best among CMU pitchers, and he helped the '91 Twins win the World Series. Before that he was on three MAC championship teams in the 1980s, and threw a no-hitter against EMU.
Thus concludes Central Michigan's week. I can finally sleep. Next week: Northern Illinois. Consult our schedule for your favorite team.