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Offense clicks in ODAC win at Shenandoah

Marcel Crump (Richmond, Va./Highland Springs) and RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) combined for 56 points as the Eastern Mennonite basketball men picked up a 78-72 win at Shenandoah Wednesday night. The Runnin Royals shot 55 percent during the decisive second half as they improve to 10-8 overall and 5-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. EMU has now won four of their last fi ...More

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Sims catches fire to push EMU past Eagles

Senior RJ Sims (Fort Washington, Md./Friendly) picked a great time to break out of his offensive funk, as he scored 14 points over the final 7:38 of Wednesday night’s game with Bridgewater, and nearly single-handedly carried Eastern Mennonite to a 62-54 win.  The Royals trailed by seven points ...More

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Falk keys defensive effort in win over Dragons

Despite never trailing in Friday’s non-conference game against Virginia University of Lynchburg, the Runnin Royals were happy just to get out with the win, taking a 78-70 decision in Yoder Arena. EMU improves to 6-4 on the year in advance of their final non-ODAC game Monday night against Goucher. VUL earned control of the opening tip, but ...More

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Andrew Thorne: From succeeding at basketball to wanting to help at-risk boys and girls, like he’s been helped

When Andrew Thorne was fresh from high school and needed a lifeline in August 2009, two weeks before college move-in day, basketball coach Kirby Dean threw him one. Dean first met Thorne when he went to see a game at Skyline High School in Front Royal, Va., during Thorne’s senior year. Dean saw Thorne as a perfect fit for ...More

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Yates jumper in overtime helps Runnin Royals to first ODAC win

Despite never trailing in the first half, the Runnin Royals needed a late 8-0 run to force overtime before pulling out an 81-79 win at ODAC rival Roanoke College in Salem, Va. Ryan Yates (Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) hit the game-winning shot with five seconds left in OT as Eastern Mennonite impro ...More

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Men’s Basketball: Reaching their ceiling at the right time

On paper, it looks like the Runnin Royals have their work cut out for them this season.  While they do have to replace three of their top four scorers, Coach Kirby Dean feels he has a deeper basketball team this year. “Our overall numbers are down, but I think we’ll actually play more guys,” said Dean.  “I think 11 or 12 of our guys are going to play minutes, so ...More

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Royals Set New High For ODAC All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 80 Royals were honored.  Last year EMU landed 61 on the list. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s volleyball competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference and is not eligible for the ODAC tea ...More

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VaSID Recognizes Six Royals To Academic Team

Six EMU student-athletes have been honored by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID), being named to the Academic All-State Team.  A total of 221 student-athletes, representing 37 schools in the state were recognized. Those honored from Eastern Mennonite were: Alli Eanes ...More

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Athletics Department Announces Fall All-Academic Team

Eastern Mennonite University’s athletics department has named 90 student-athletes to its inaugural Royals All-Academic Team. Each of the honorees has achieved a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 3.25 at the end of the fall semester. The Royals all-academic team honors student-athletes who have successfully balanced the athletic and academic demands by achieving at le ...More

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Thorne and Sims Push EMU Past Rival Eagles, 72-68

Senior Andrew Thorne (Front Royal, VA/Skyline) grabbed an offensive rebound and R.J. Sims (Fort Washington, MD/Friendly) followed with the go-ahead jumper with 8.5 seconds left as Eastern Menno ...More