Eastern Michigan was playing Howard University today for the second time in their history. The Eagles defeated them in 2007, 38-15. Howard was founded in 1867 and named after General Oliver Otis Howard and is a traditional African-American University outside of Washington D.C. They are a Division I-AA team (sorry...can't bring myself to call it FCS). Last year they were 1-10.
A shot of the field from down on the field. I will have to say that it looks alot better than it did when I was a student there. The Convocation Center in the back adds alot to the look and makes it look more like a University Football Field. I'm still not entirely thrilled with the home side stands but oh well.
A shot of the home stands. Rynearson Stadium holds about 30,000 after the construction of the visitor side stands in 1992. The stadium is named after Elton Rynearson who was a football coach for Eastern for 26 seasons and he compiled a record of 114-58-15. From 1925-1930, he compiled a record of 40 wins, 2 ties and 4 losses. He was easily Eastern's most successful coach.
I think this is Ron English, who is the current coach. His record (2-21-0) at EMU is not nearly as good as Rynearson's. Something tells me that this is the year that he is going to have to something good.