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Huge opening run leads to women’s win over Ferrum

In a battle of regional powers Saturday in Harrisonburg, it quickly turned into a battle that never was. The Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) women’s basketball team never trailed as they opened with a 26-2 barrage and rolled over visiting Ferrum by a final of 81-65. The Royals improve to 6-1 as they get a few days off for final exa ...More

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Royals defeat Wasps in ODAC opener

The EMU women’s basketball team shot better from beyond the arc than they did from the field and used their 11 3-pointers en route to a 76-56 victory over the Emory & Henry Wasps Saturday afternoon at Yoder Arena. In the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opener for both teams, EMU moved to 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in the ODAC while Emory & Henry drop ...More

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Cross country teams wrap up season at Nationals

A great season for Eastern Mennonite University’s cross country teams came to a close Saturday at the NCAA National Championships. The Royals had three athletes running at the Kings Island Golf Center in Mason, Ohio, marking the first time in EMU history that the program sent multiple qualifiers to the monstrous year-end race. WomenR ...More

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Gehman, Landis and Lehman head to cross country nationals

Talk about hitting your stride at the right time. Senior Ryan Gehman (Millersville, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) won Saturday’s South/Southeast Regional meet in Rome, Ga., headlining a great effort by EMU’s cross country men as they earned thre ...More

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Season Preview: Basketball men have big expectations

The talent is there for something special to happen. And based on the way they ended last year, history also gives a positive nod to the possibility. But EMU men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean says it comes down to one simple thing – chemistry. “We have a lot of good players,” explained the Runnin Royals’ 12th-yea ...More

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Women put two in top three in runner-up team finish

Despite a cold, wet and windy day, the EMU cross country women ran well at the ODAC Championships in Greensboro, North Carolina. Running on an even muddier course since they followed the men’s race, the women landed a second-place finish as a team, taking two of the top three spots on the individual side. ...More

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Women’s volleyball gets ODAC win on senior day

It was a great sendoff for EMU’s seniors, as the volleyball team battled back for a 3-1 win over Hollins on Saturday. The Royals picked up their first ODAC win of the year in their final home match, while also celebrating Senior Recognition. With some tough serving, visiting Hollins jumped on Eastern Mennonite in set one, winning 25-19. ...More

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Former EMU baseball star Erik Kratz heads to World Series

This article excerpt appears courtesy of Mennonite World Review. On July 28, Erik Kratz was scratched from the lineup of the Buffalo Bisons AAA minor-league baseball team. The Toronto Blue Jays had just traded the Souderton (Pa.) Mennonite Church member to ...More

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Women get efficient win over Guilford on senior day

The Royals made good use of their chances Saturday, scoring on half of their shots on goal in a 3-1 ODAC win over Guilford. The women take over sole possession of eighth place in the league standings as they enter a busy stretch to end the year. Starting with Tuesday’s rescheduled game at Virginia Wesleyan, EMU closes the regular season with four games in eight days ...More

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Cross-cultural reunion, ‘Jubilee’ memories, alumni awards, one-man drama, sports, mark successful 2014 Homecoming

“I was on a low-level adrenalin rush the whole time during my cross-cultural,” said Tim Swartzendruber at the 20th anniversary reunion of his Eastern Mennonite University group that spent a semester in France and Ivory Coast. “It was learning at its highest level.” Seventeen of the 28 in the group flew in from as far ...More