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Western Michigan University's football program has won its first bowl game victory ever. The Broncos defeated Middle Tennessee State 45-31 Christmas Eve in the Bahamas Bowl. That's another first for the team and Coach P.J. Fleck. Before the game, WMUK's Gordon Evand talked about it with Kalamazoo Gazette sports reporter David Drew.

"TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico- Western Michigan trailed by two at the half and even led No. 8/9 Mississippi State by seven in the second quarter, but a strong second half by the Bulldogs ended in a 90-68 WMU loss at the Puerto Rico Classic Sunday." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI – Western Michigan men's basketball power forward Connar Tava will redshirt this season, coach Steve Hawkins said Thursday. Tava has missed the entire season so far while recovering from surgery to repair a broken left foot." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI— The Manchester Monarchs used a dramatic third-period rally and defeated the Kalamazoo Wings, 2-1, on education day, presented by Rx Optical on Thursday at Wings Event Center." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Western Michigan freshman hockey forward Griffen Molino on Monday was named the National Collegiate Hockey Conference Rookie of the Week." (Kalamazoo Gazette)