Eastern Michigan accepts first bowl bid in 29 years

The Eastern Michigan football program is going bowling for the first time in nearly thirty years and they couldn’t be heading to a nicer location.

On Tuesday, the Eagles took to Twitter to announce they will be making the trip to the Popeyes Bahamas Bowl to take on Old Dominion of Conference USA. It is Eastern Michigan’s first bowl appearance since 1987 and only their second bowl game ever.

And how lucky are they to be heading to the Bahamas? As you would expect, the players were ecstatic.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be selected to compete in the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl,” athletic director Heather Lyke said in a statement. “We are proud to represent the MAC and expect to finish our season strong. Our coaching staff and student-athletes have worked incredibly hard to be in a position to compete in the postseason and continue to build pride in the Block E. We are thankful for all of our loyal alumni, donors, fans and our university leadership for being committed to supporting our football program.”

Eastern Michigan finished the regular season 7-5, the first time the program has finished above .500 since 1995. It is a far cry from last season, when the Eagles won just one game.

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