MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — The Central Michigan football program has announced the addition of former Michigan State defensive end Jeremy Gainer to its roster for the 2013 season.
A two-year letterwinner, Gainer finished his MSU career with 13 tackles in 28 career games. In 2011, the Detroit native appeared in all 14 games, recording 11 tackles and two fumbles. Gainer made the switch to defensive end prior to the 2012 season, seeing action in all 13 games.
The Livonia, MIch., native came to MSU as the No. 15-ranked outside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals.com. Gainer was also listed among the Michigan's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 8), Rivals.com (No. 10), Lansing State Journal (No. 13) and The Detroit News (No. 14)
Gainer graduated from Michigan State with a degree in hospitality business and will have one year of eligibility remaining. He was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree for the Spartans.
Gainer will compete with returnees Alex Smith, Kenny McClendon, Blake Serpa, Matt Russo, Lance Sanders, Louis Palmer and Ben Randle for playing time at defensive end.
CMU opens the 2013 season on the road against Michigan on Saturday, Aug. 31.
Single game tickets and ticket packages for the 2013 CMU home schedule are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at CMUChippewas.com or by phone at 1-888-FIRE-UP2 (1-888-347-3872). For complete ticket details, visit centralgameday.com.
MOUNT PLEASANT - The third annual CHIPPYS award show will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium to both recognize Central Michigan student-athletes for their accomplishments and, more importantly, raise money for cancer research.
The black tie event, organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Council, will take place in Warriner Hall's Plachta Auditorium on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 through Ticket Central or $7 at the door the night of the event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the McLaren Cancer Center in Mount Pleasant, so any above and beyond donations are encouraged and welcomed.
Now in its third year, the CHIPYS award show, which is modeled after the popular “ESPYS” ceremony by ESPN, has raised more than $7,000 for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Hosts Donnie Corby and Christian Cullinan of the wrestling team will unveil the top student-athletes, teams and moments of the 2011-12 academic year, with CHIPPYS trophies going to each of the winners. Awards will be given out in these categories:
Freshman of the Year
Record Breaking Performance
Chip of the Year
Coach of the Year
Female Athlete of the Year
Male Athlete of the Year
The night will also feature skits and surprise performances.
Prior to the 7 p.m. show, a Maroon Carpet social will be held in the Warriner Hall lobby beginning at 6 p.m.