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MAC Athletes In The Pros

11 former MAC players selected in first phase of United Football League dispersal draft

Nearly a dozen former MAC stars get their shot in the newly-formed spring league after selection in the Phase 1 Dispersal Draft.

On an Impulse: Josh Cox’s journey to success in Japan’s X-League

Life is unpredictable sometimes. For Josh Cox, life after #MACtion brought him to Osaka, Japan, where American football is still trying to find its footing.

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2023 NFL Draft and UDFA Coverage

Spring has sprung, and so has the NFL Draft! As is tradition, former MAC stars will vie for the chance to land on NFL rosters over the next month, whether by draft pick or post-draft signing.

2022 NFL Cut Day Tracker

2022 was a fairly successful year for MAC names landing on NFL rosters post-draft. But how many will make the cut, and how many will be searching for new jobs?

NFL Draft History Lesson: Eastern Michigan Eagles (2017-2021)

Eastern Michigan has only had two players selected in the last five NFL Drafts, but Maxx Crosby and his $99 million contract is at the top of the list for MAC defenders.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Ball State Cardinals (2017-2021)

Ball State only has one pick over the last five drafts, but they’ve already made an impact in their new home.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Toledo Rockets (2017-2021)

The Glass City, despite mixed conference success, has become one of the Mid-American Conference’s pro development pipelines.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Buffalo Bulls (2017-2021)

The Bulls currently have two draft picks on NFL rosters over the last five years, with an army of UDFAs following close behind them.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Miami RedHawks (2017-2021)

Miami has two draft picks over the last five seasons who are currently playing pro ball after a five-season drought of selections prior.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Ohio Bobcats (2017-2021)

The Bobcats have been a reliable source of talent in recent years, between their three draft picks and UDFA talents.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Central Michigan Chippewas (2017-2021)

CMU remains one of the MAC’s better pro prospect factories, with three starters selected over the last five drafts.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Western Michigan Broncos (2017-2021)

WMU is in the midst of a golden age of professional success, with eight players drafted over the last five seasons.

NFL Draft History Lesson: BGSU (2017-2021)

BGSU, like fellow in-state peer Akron, has just one draft pick over the last five seasons, as the program still seeks the path back to MAC East contention.

NFL Draft History Lesson: Akron Zips (2017-2021)

Akron has had just one draft pick over the last five seasons as the team found itself in two separate rebuilding eras.

MAC Bandwagon Podcast, ep. 92: A little bit of everything this spring!

The boys recap the weekend in MAC baseball, discuss some basketball transfer news, and take a look at the former MAC players competing in the upcoming USFL season!

2022 USFL Draft: Mid-American Conference Prospect Tracker

There’s a lot of intrigue surrounding the USFL Draft, the renewed spring league which promises competitive ball. Watch out for MAC names with us as coverage goes live!

5 former Mid-American Conference players to participate in 2022 Senior Bowl

The Jets and Lions will get a look at several former #MACtion stars in Mobile this week, with five players looking to impress the NFL scouts.

20 former MAC players land on CFL rosters for the 2021 season

Football season is almost ready to kick off in the Great White North, and a good handful of former MAC stars will be participating.

2021 NFL Draft Coverage: MAC UDFA Signing Tracker

The UDFA market is usually brimming with former MAC prospects, which means we’ll have a close eye on them.

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2021 NFL Draft and UDFA Weekend Coverage

The MAC hopes to hear a few familiar names called at the podium over the weekend. Follow along with the coverage here for all the latest!

2020 NFL Cut Day Roster Tracker

It’s an important day for several former MAC stars, as the draft/UDFA class of 2020 finds out if they’ve landed on the 53-man roster or will be looking for a new home.

CMU’s Marcus Keene signs to play for Estonia’s BC Kalev/Cramo

The former Central Michigan stud—and TBT darling—has found his next professional destination.

Madden 21 Player Ratings for every former Mid-American Conference player

Your comprehensive list of what Madden thinks of your favorite ex-MACtion stars.

EMU’s James Thompson IV signs to play in German Bundesliga

Thompson, EMU’s leading rebounder, will have a chance to start his professional career in Germany.

Former WMU pitcher Keegan Akin earns MLB callup

The Baltimore Orioles have added former Western Michigan Bronco Keegan Akin to their active roster.

Former EMU RHP Sterling Sharp makes impressive MLB debut with Miami Marlins

Sterling Sharp joins the list of former Eastern Michigan baseball alums in MLB after debuting with the Miami Marlins against the Baltimore Orioles.

Former CMU INF Zach McKinstry earns MLB callup

Zach McKinstry has emerged from 33rd-round draft pick to major leaguer with the LA Dodgers.

Tomas Jack-Kurdyla, Nathan Rourke selected in 2020 CFL Draft

Both of the MAC selections eligible for the CFL heard their names called on Thursday night, and will continue their careers in the Great North.

2020 NFL Draft Coverage: MAC UDFA Tracker

Plenty of familiar names from the MAC will be looking for jobs over the next two days after the conclusion of the NFL Draft.

Ex-MAC stars Morgan, Osborn, Danna hear their names called at 2020 NFL Draft

While the three transfers were credited as alums of other universities, Morgan, Osborn, and Danna first made a mark in the MAC.

Los Angeles Rams select Miami (OH) K Sam Sloman 248th overall in the NFL Draft

The Rams select Miami’s ever-accurate All-MAC kicker at the end of the draft, in hopes of replacing Greg Zuerlein.

Indianapolis Colts select Ball State OT Danny Pinter 149th overall in the NFL Draft

Pinter becomes the first Ball State draft selection since 2014 as he finds a new home in Indianapolis.