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EMU Basketball Men Hoping To Catch Another Round Of Lightning

EMU men’s basketball Coach Kirby Dean will quickly stop short of directly comparing this year’s team with his 2009-10 team which made the program’s only NCAA Tournament appearance.  But it’s hard not to compare them. In 2009-10, the Runnin Royals returned all five of their starters from a 15-11 campaign and vaulted to the Elite Eight in the national tourney, fini ...More


Hello, Player Calling

When Kirby Dean first took the men’s basketball coaching job at Eastern Mennonite University in 2003, he didn’t spend much time recruiting transfer players. Nine years later, that hasn’t changed. The difference is that now, transfers are coming to him. Division III EMU will debut at least two and possibly three transfers this season, including power forw ...More


Royals Control BC, 79-65, Head To Salem

Rivalry games always have a little something special about them, and Tuesday night was no exception when Eastern Mennonite hosted rival Bridgewater in an ODAC Tournament First Round game.  The Runnin Royals scored the 15 in the game, but trailed at halftime before running away with a 79-65 decision. Seventh-seeded EMU heads into the ODAC Quarterfinals where they will play second-seeded ...More

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The One and Only

Courtesy Daily News Record, Jan. 26, 2011 The student body at Eastern Mennonite University is about 45 percent Mennonite. So as the only Mennonite on the school’s most popular athletic team, it isn’t hard to figure out why Owen Longacre is a fan favorite at Yoder Arena. “I stand out a little on the team, obviously,” said Longacre, a junior forward ...More


Men’s Basketball Season Preview: Continuing A Legacy

Replacing the most successful class in EMU history is no easy task, but that’s exactly what men’s basketball coach Kirby Dean has on his plate for the 2011-12 season. Last year Eastern Mennonite finished 22-5 with a starting lineup of ...More

EMU Senior Todd Philips

Phillips Takes All-America Honors For Second Year

Senior Todd Phillips (Waynesboro, Va./Waynesboro) can already note his playing career as being a part of the most successful stretch in EMU men’s basketball history. Now he continues to add individual honors that make him one of the most decorated players in Eastern Mennonite history, as he was recently named All-American by t ...More

EMU Basketball

Before Win Over VWC, Runnin Royals Move Up To No. 14

The Eastern Mennonite men’s basketball team has moved up two more spots in the D3hoops.com national poll to No. 14. The rankings were released Monday night and were not affected by the Runnin Royals’ 86-71 win over now-No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan ...More

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

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

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