The Factory opens for business tonight at 6 p.m. when the Eastern Michigan Eagles take on the Morgan State Bears to start the season. This game marks the beginning of a whole new era for EMU football,with Chris Creighton coaching his first game as the Eagles head coach.
The Eagles are coming off of a 2-10 (1-7 MAC) season in which a player, Demarius Reed, was tragically murdered, and head coach Ron English was fired after being caught on audio using abusive and homophobic language towards his team. Enter Creighton, a coach with a proven track record, from Drake. There's a whole new energy (and look) surrounding this program, and tonight we get our first taste of how EMU will look under this new system.
The Eagles are rolling with quarterback Reggie Bell tonight, a redshirt freshman who won the job over Brogan Roback and Rob Bolden. This is the first time these two teams have ever met on the gridiron.
WHEN: Sat., Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. ET.
WHERE: Rynearson Stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
STREAMING: This game won't be televised, but it will be available to be streamed online via ESPN3 and WatchESPN. A valid cable subscription is required. Dan Gutowsky and Dustin Fox have the call.
RADIO: EMU fans can listen to the game on WEMU 89.1 FM or stream the audio online via WEMU.org.