EMU adds Future Football Games vs. Illinois, Purdue and UNC

By Kevin Kelley -
Eastern Michigan Eagles

EMU went 2-10 last season. (Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports)

The Eastern Michigan Eagles have added future football games against Illinois, Purdue, and North Carolina, their 2014 football media guide indicates.

EMU will travel to face the North Carolina Tar Heels at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill on Sept. 9, 2017. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

The following season, the Eagles travel to face the Purdue Boilermakers. The third overall meeting between the two schools is slated for Sept. 8, 2018 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette.

In their two previous meetings, Purdue thumped Eastern Michigan 49-3 in 1991 and 54-16 in 2012.

Eastern Michigan will take on another Big Ten school in 2019 when they travel to face the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sept. 14. It will also be the first meeting between the two schools.

EMU now has games scheduled against a team from a power five conference for each season through 2020. The Eagles play at Florida and Michigan State this season, at LSU in 2015, at Michigan State again in 2016, and then EMU hosts Michigan State in 2020.

Eastern Michigan, which finished 2-10 overall and 1-7 in the MAC last year, opens the 2014 season at home against Morgan State on Saturday, Aug. 30.

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7 Comments to EMU adds Future Football Games vs. Illinois, Purdue and UNC

  1. Shep said....

    Please stop embarrassing yourself and the state and drop down to at least FCS, maybe D-II where you’ll still get pummeled by GVSU.

    July 28, 2014 at 3:37 pm
    • Josh said....

      Eastern’s problem is the same problem Georgia State has. They are primarily a “commuter school”. That coupled with the fact that dropping the “Huron” nickname alienated most alumni and donors of any substance, thereby also drastically reducing community support, keeps EMU vastly irrelevant consistently. Coach Creighton has a mountain to climb in Ypsi.

      July 28, 2014 at 3:54 pm
    • Shep said....

      I’ve been to Ypsi, I’d sure as hell be a commuter too. Yuck.

      July 29, 2014 at 12:18 am
  2. Michael said....

    Been to about 6-7 games and yeah,while the fan base is small…its still a great place to see a game. And while Michigan State is actually going to visit EMU,Michigan,a mere 10 miles away,won’t even consider give EMU a home game despite the fact such a game could only help EMU. Another reason why Michigan sucks….

    July 29, 2014 at 3:22 am
  3. Martin Flanagan said....

    The EMU team is making progress. They held the Michigan MAC Trophy for 2 of the last 3 years for their victories over CMU and WMU.

    Yet you don’t hear the same negative nabobs say anything about those schools. No, the Eagles will be just fine.

    Let’s not listen to people unsatisfied with their own life. Their losers and they desperately want to find something or someone to criticize.

    August 9, 2014 at 11:04 am

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