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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 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

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

Crawford And Phillips Help EMU Into Sweet 16

Big game experience pays off in big games. And while none of the Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball players had played a game in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship before this weekend, Eli Crawford used his experience from numerous high school state tournament games to help will the Runnin Royals to an 85-71 win over Wilmington Saturday night. ...More

Royals Claim First ODAC Title In 30 Years With 83-62 Win

The 2009-10 season had already been a record-breaking year, with the men smashing the program record for wins, breaking a handful of individual and team game records, and claiming the ODAC regular season title. Read more… ...More

Royals Break Bridgewater Hex And Stay Perfect At Home

Monday night, they knocked off ranked Virginia Wesleyan at home. Wednesday was an even bigger night, as the Runnin Royals beat rival Bridgewater College. Now the 12th-ranked Royals can clinch the regular season ODAC crown, their second ever, with a win at home on Saturday, Feb. 20. Read more… ...More

Basketball Men Score 123 In ODAC Rout Of Roanoke

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Men’s Basketball Now Ranked 7th in Nation

On the strength of last Wednesday’s 90-67 romp over then-No. 1 Randolph-Macon, the Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team jumped 11 spots this week to No. 7 in the D3hoops.com national poll. Read more… ...More

Royals Topple No. 1 Randolph-Macon in Thrilling 90-67 Win

Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball is officially on the map. Just two weeks after garnering the program’s first national ranking, the Runnin Royals welcomed in the nation’s top-ranked team, undefeated Randolph-Macon, and defeated them. Read more… ...More

Athletics: midnight madness – for real

By Mike Barber, Daily News-Record First Team All-ODAC George Johnson the high-flying Runnin’ Royals open their season with a gam ...More