Bryant, 22, was arrested after the 19-year-old woman reported the assault at 2 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Railroad Street in the Peninsular Place apartments, Ypsilanti Police Detective Sgt. Tom Eberts said Thursday. Bryant was arraigned on a felony charge of assault by strangulation and a misdemeanor charge of aggravated domestic violence, Eberts said.
The Eastern Echo is reporting that junior forward Glenn Bryant has been suspended from the EMU men’s basketball team.
According to the Echo, Bryant was arrested Monday afternoon on the 1000 block of Huron River Drive (Peninsular Place Apartments). They state that he is charged with felony assault and domestic violence. Following EMU’s Student-Athlete Discipline Policy — apparently interim Athletic Director Melody Reifel-Werner is more familiar with that than Derrick Gragg was — Bryant has been automatically suspended, “until the charges are dropped, dismissed or otherwise resolved.”
As I mentioned earlier, I’m not going to recap this in full, because, well, it’s just too hard to really judge quality on a meaningful standard from this sort of scrimmage. That is, we have no idea if we’re comparing our best-in-MAC defense to our best-in-MAC offense, or our #124 defense to our #124 offense. In this case, if EMU’s write-up is to be believed, the first-string offense faced the second-string defense, and the second-string offense opposed the first string defense. Unsurprisingly the first-string offense/first-string defense team “won”.
The EMU football team will play their annual spring game at 2 pm today in Rynearson Stadium. Admission is, of course, free.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last several years of covering EMU football, it’s that there’s very little we will learn about the team from the spring game. Sure the offense might look great, but are they really that great…or is the defense once again among the worst in the country? Of if the defense does well, are we really just seeing continued offensive ineptitude? And how will things change once the team mixes in the few freshmen who might see playing time? These are the questions we’ve struggled with during the spring games over the past few years.
This year, I decided to take the easy way out. I just can’t bring myself to watch the spring game that way any more.
Here’s how I’m looking at the spring game this year, and how I hope you will also: it’s just a fun day to go watch the team practice, to spend a
(hopefully nice) cold, rainy sleeting spring afternoon outside in Rynearson Stadium, a free afternoon of entertainment. Nothing less; nothing more.
If you have any thoughts on what you see in the game, feel free to share them here, but please, let’s not put too much meaning into today.
While most of the country’s sports fans are glued to the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, here in Ypsilanti it’s time to turn our eyes to football. EMU football is going through a lot of changes this off-season, but perhaps none are as big as the coaching staff turnover.
As I was driving home from Cleveland after Eastern Michigan’s tournament loss to Western, one of my favorite songs by The Doors, “The End,” came on my iPod. It seemed appropriate. This song can never be fully detached from the great movie Apocalypse Now, and the visual of Martin Sheen’s head rising out of the water as he prepares to commit the deed he has been sent to accomplish. For the Eastern basketball team, however, the end wasn’t marked by the horror, the horror, but by a group that was out of gas and spent from the effort it took to get to the quarterfinals.
I was unable to make it to Cleveland last night, so I watched the game on the internets and listened to WEMU. It was a solid victory, and a real step in the right direction. Tonight, I will be in Cleveland for the rubber match with Western and a potential trip to the semis against an overly well-rested and probably cold shooting Ohio team on the line. At least we can hope. If you follow us on facebook, and I can’t think of a reason why you shouldn’t, I will be providing numerous updates during the game, maybe even a picture or two.
It was almost déjà vu all over again. Bad memories from last year’s tournament home defeat to a 4-25 Northern Illinois team. Bad memories of the complete giveaway in this year’s Bracketbuster game against Missouri State. Eastern was collapsing under the weight of a late NIU run. With two minutes left in the game, Husky guard Travon Baker nailed a three-pointer to give NIU a 44-42 advantage. Momentum had swung, and the feeling of déjà vu flooded Eagle Nation, as another winnable game against a less talented team was slipping away.
That was a heck of a game but for some reason it did not seem like it needed to be. Anyway, I will let my pictures do the speaking.
I will say one thing, I’m glad that I did not have to post a picture like last years.
When I first started dating the woman who would eventually become my wife, I had to lay down some truth to her – I cease to be a normal person in March. While I am a semi-functional human being the other eleven months of the year, once March hits I become a college basketball addict no less caught in the grip of my addiction than a heroin junkie looking for his next fix. I sat up last night completely riveted by Murray State and Belmont playing for the Ohio Valley Championship. After Eastern’s first round game tomorrow night, the St. Mary’s/Gonzaga West Coast Conference Championship is appointment television. If jonesin’ for college hoops is wrong, I don’t want to be right.