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EMU's Runnin Royals are now ranked 16th in the nation.

Runnin Royals Move Up Two Spots To No. 16 In National Poll

The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team moved up two spots in the national poll this week, coming in at No. 16. The Runnin Royals had wins over Lynchburg and Randolph last week while a handful of other teams around the nation took losses. There was also a change in the top spot as Whitworth took over for Wooster. EMU’s move up w ...More

Senior Todd Phillips

Senior Todd Phillips Earns ‘Player of the Week’ Honors From ODAC

Eastern Mennonite University senior Todd Phillips (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) has been named Old Dominion Athletic Conference Player of the Week for his efforts from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Phillips helped lead the No. 18 Runnin Royals to conference wins over Lynchburg and Randolph as the men improved to 16-4 overall. Phillips continued ...More

EMU Runnin Royal Eli Crawford

Runnin Royals Defense Allows Three First-Half Field Goals In 85-50 Rout

When the teams met two weeks earlier, Randolph slowed the game down and upset the Runnin Royals 64-61. Saturday night in Harrisonburg, Eastern Mennonite Runnin Royals never got its high-flying attack in top gear, but the men went into overdrive on defense, stifling the WildCats in a convincing 85-50 win. After the visitors scored the first bucket ...More

EMU Men's Basketball No. 18 in Nation

Few Changes In Poll As Men’s Basketball Stays At No. 18 in Nation

Even with last Saturday’s 116-89 thumping of Roanoke, the Runnin Royals held at No. 18 in this week’s D3hoops.com national poll. Only five teams in the top 25 lost since the previous poll, leaving few changes in the week nine list as Eastern Mennonite remained at its lowest rank of the season. EMU is 14-4 overall and 5-4 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The men had a ...More

EMU Student-Athlete Eli Crawford

Men’s Basketball: Work Ethic Helps Crawford Fit In

Before transferring to Eastern Mennonite University for his junior season in the fall of 2009, men’s basketball standout Eli Crawford (Staunton, Va./R.E. Lee) had little exposure to the Anabaptist-Mennonite community. Even though he grew up in the Shenandoah Valley, his previous collegiate playing time had been at Potomac State in West Virginia and Central Florida Com ...More

EMU 2010-11 Runnin Royals

National Upheaval Drops Runnin Royals To No. 8 in Nation

D.J. Hinson and his teammates slipped to No. 8 in the national poll after losing to Randolph-Macon. With the top three teams in the country all losi ...More

Runnin Royals Picked No. 6 in Nation by The Sporting News

Last season, the Runnin Royals came out of nowhere and made it to the Elite Eight of the national tournament. Five returning starters has gotten the men attention in the preseason, as EMU was picked No. 6 in The Sporting News Preseason Poll. Read more… ...More

Royals Knock Off Whitworth 74-71, Play for Final Four Spot Saturday

The Runnin Royals beat Whitworth 74-71 in a nailbiter game Friday in front of a standing-room-only crowd in North Carolina. The men move on to the Saturday play-off that determines a spot in the NCAA D-III final four. Read more… ...More

Royals Going To Greensboro, Tickets Available Wednesday

The Royals will continue their quest for a national championship at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, this weekend for the sectional round of the NCAA D-III Men’s Basketball Championship. EMU will play Whitworth on Friday, Mar. 12, at 6 p.m. Read more… ...More

Royals Win First Ever NCAA Tournament Game

The Runnin Royals got the privilege of hosting their first ever NCAA National Championship game in Yoder Arena. The defensive-minded Colonels of Centre College took the Runnin out of the Royals, but the Eastern Mennonite men found a way to grind out the win, 63-53, to advance to Saturday’s second round. Read more… ...More