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Safe at home: Royals baseball coach Ben Spotts makes local recruiting a key contributor to success

Eastern Mennonite University head baseball coach Ben Spotts has a simple recruiting philosophy: Do not lose local athletes to other Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) schools. That’s a tough goal, considering the proximity of three recruiting rivals in the Valley: Shenandoah University, ranked 11th in Division III ...More

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Lehman and Chappell-Dick run well at Tufts

Eastern Mennonite sent two women to the Tufts Last Chance Meet Friday in Medford, Mass. And from the looks of it, both are ready for next week’s NCAA National Championship meet. Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluff ...More

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Jess Rheinheimer, stellar basketball forward and nursing major, named one of five in nation to Academic First Team

Eastern Mennonite University junior Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) has been named to the ...More

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Royals distance runners set ODAC indoor track records

There are certainly times when getting caught up in the wrong crowd is a bad thing.  But for two EMU track and field women, getting caught up in a crowd of D-I runners produced amazing results, as both junior Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) and freshman  ...More

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Royals top Randolph 78-63 as Sykes scores 1000th point

It was a day full of milestones as the EMU basketball women controlled the second half in a 78-63 win over Randolph College Saturday afternoon in Harrisonburg.  The Royals won their 28th straight game at home as they improved to 11-1 in the ODAC and clinched a top four seed in the ODAC Tournament, which starts the last week of February. With ...More

Eastern Mennonite University Men's Basketball 2015

Men and women’s basketball teams gear up for 2014-15 ODAC tourney

Updated February 26, 2015 Winter 2015 held some uncertain moments for the Eastern Mennonite men’s and women’s basketball teams, but both squads are expected to be a force in the upcoming Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) tournament, which begins February 27 in Salem, Virginia at the Salem Civic Center. Lady Royals Powerhouse Record Includes Home Winn ...More

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Dominant second half gives EMU men sixth straight win over rival Bridgewater College

The Runnin Royals dug out of a surprising early hole before using free throws to ice their sixth straight win over rival Bridgewater, a 77-67 decision Wednesday night in Harrisonburg. Eastern Mennonite’s men have now won 11 of their last 12 meetings with their rivals. The two teams will meet again in Bridgewater on Feb. 18, the second-t ...More

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Royals take over late in first and roll to 84-57 win

A strong end to the first half gave the Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) women control as they ran away with an 84-57 decision at Hollins Saturday afternoon in Roanoke. The Royals improve to 10-2 with the win, including 4-0 in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, as they remain the only unbeaten team in the conference. The two teams went b ...More

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Second half surge pushes EMU men past Shenandoah

EMU’s Runnin’ Royals shot 52 percent in the second half, including 7-for-10 from outside, as they erased a halftime deficit and picked up an 83-73 win at Shenandoah University Wednesday night. Early on, the men looked as rusty as might be expected after not playing for 17 days before extending their winning streak to a season-best four games. ...More

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Rheinheimer’s 41 points helps EMU women past Washington

Jess Rheinheimer (Manheim, Pa./Lancaster Mennonite) sparked the Eastern Mennonite basketball women to a 72-47 win over Washington College Saturday at home. Igniting an otherwise sluggish offense, she put on a display with a new career high of 41 p ...More