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Feb. 7 , 2005
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EMU's "Cram the Convo" event Feb. 12 offers two basketball games for $1

YPSILANTI ­­- A dollar doesn't buy much anymore, but it will get residents of the Ypsilanti community into two NCAA Division I basketball games at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center Saturday, Feb. 12.

"Cram the Convo" will offer EMU's men's and women's basketball games for $1 for Ypsilanti area residents and EMU faculty and staff. EMU students and children under the age of 17 will be admitted free.

The men's basketball team will play Central Michigan University at 4 p.m. while the women's team will face Western Michigan University at 7 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on local cable television. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

"This is a great way for everyone in the community to come out and enjoy a day of college basketball," said Doug Kose, EMU associate athletic director.

Aside from the action on the court, there will be drawings for prizes, including credit hours and family-friendly concession specials.

The Saginaw Marching Drumline, which performed at the Ryder Cup, will be the halftime entertainment.

EMU's student government will be selling green "Go Eagles" bracelets during the games. Bracelets are $2 and proceeds from the sale will be given to EMU's Children's Institute.

"EMU focuses on child development and training teachers. We also have students training to be teachers who work at the institute. Students can feel connected to this and feel that a portion will benefit everyone," said Edward Davis II, student government president.

Eastern Michigan University is a public comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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