In Game

Eastern Michigan is home to the quintessential small school college hoops experience making a trip to Ypsilanti the perfect road trip for any MAC fan. At Eastern Michigan, you’ll find loud students, an excellent band, and a crazy mascot, all of which go a long way in making attending an Eagles basketball game an enjoyable experience.

Eastern Michigan also does an excellent job of honoring past players and teams with banners hanging up around the Convocation Center. The banners honor some of the greatest players in not just Eagles basketball history but in the history of the game including legends such as George Gervin.

If the action inside the Convocation Center isn’t enough for you, you’ll also find there is a lot of fun to be had in the nearby neighborhood known as Depot Town. Depot Town is home to some of the best bars and restaurants Ypsilanti has to offer including Sidetrack Bar & Grill and Aubree’s Pizzeria & Tavern. The beer flows freely, and there are plenty of options on tap, so come ready to party when visiting Ypsilanti.

Those of you looking for a fun MAC road trip will need to look no further than Eastern Michigan where you can get the full college hoops experienced filled with wild students, a great pep band, and plenty to drink.

Things to check out

Banners

Hanging above the court are banners honoring the Eagles greatest players as well as their postseason appearances. The banners honor Eagles legends such as George Gervin and Earl Boykins, so make sure to check them out during your trip to Ypsilanti.

Kid's Area

Equipped with a bounce house, the kid's area offers the perfect place to take the little ones when they get restless during the game. Those of you bringing kids to the game will want to stop by the kid's area before tipoff, so you don’t miss any of the action.

Basketball Band

Equipped with a bounce house, the kid's area offers the perfect place to take the little ones when they get restless during the game. Those of you bringing kids to the game will want to stop by the kid's area before tipoff, so you don’t miss any of the action.

Swoop

Swoop the bald eagle can be seen at every Eastern Michigan home basketball game. The mascot entertains the crowd on the sideline during the game by performing all sorts of antics, so keep your eyes peeled for this crazy bird during the game.

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Cheerleaders

The cheerleaders at EMU do their best to rile up the crowd during the game. The squad performs a variety of great routines, although everyone’s favorite event involving the cheerleaders is the t-shirt toss so get loud for your chance to win a free shirt.

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Student Section

The EMU student section provides the majority of the atmosphere at an Eagles game and is a can’t miss aspect of visiting the Convocation Center. If you want to sit among the loudest and wildest fans at an EMU game, then make sure to get tickets in the student section.

Fight Songs

  1. Fight Song

    Eastern Eagles, hats off to you!
    Fight, fight, fight for ole EMU.
    Look to the sky, the Eagles will fly,
    the bravest we’ll defy.
    …Rah,rah, rah!

    Hold that line for ole Green and White.
    Sons and daughters show your might.
    So, FIGHT, FIGHT! for ole EMU
    and vic-tor-y!

  2. Go Green Song

    Go Green, roll up the score.
    Go Green, let’s get some more.
    Raise a cheer for old Green and White.
    Let’s show them we came here to fight.
    Go Green, vic’try we’ll claim.
    Go Green, let’s win this game.
    We’ll always fight for old EMU.
    Come on and let’s go Green!

  3. EMU Alma Mater

    Eastern, sacred Alma Mater
    to your name we shall be true.
    Ever marching on to victory,
    we’ll stand by to see you through,
    Softly floating on the breeze,
    verdant green with white of snow,
    This our banner we will carry
    in our hearts whe’er we go

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