Broncos Sports First Blog

  • Former Bronco Juan Nunez Cut By Browns

    Posted by Colin Windecker

    CLEVELAND, OH (WKZO) – Former Broncos standout Wide Receiver Juan Nunez was cut Sunday by the Cleveland Browns after signing with the team as undrafted free agent. Nunez saw limited time on the field with the Browns during their 3 preseason games. Juan finished his career as a Bronco with 190 receptions, 2337 yards receiving, and 24 touchdowns (4th, 5th, and 4th respectively on the Broncos all-time leaders for receivers). Nunez will now look for another NFL team to sign with but won’t rule out playing in the UFL or returning to Kalamazoo to earn his degree from Western Michigan.  

  • VIDEO: WMU Linebacker Mitch Zajac At Media Luncheon

    Posted by Colin Windecker

    KALAMAZOO,MI(WKZO)-- Western Michigan Head Coach Bill Cubit spoke with members of the media, at the weekly luncheon at Webster's at the Radisson. Among other things, Cubit discusses the upcoming match with the University of Michigan and the challenges of facing a Big Ten school during the first week of the season.

  • VIDEO: WMU Head Coach Bill Cubit At Media Luncheon

    Posted by Colin Windecker

    KALAMAZOO,MI(WKZO)-- Western Michigan Head Coach Bill Cubit spoke with members of the media, at the weekly luncheon at Webster's at the Radisson. Among other things, Cubit discusses the upcoming match with the University of Michigan and the challenges of facing a Big Ten school during the first week of the season.

  • Senior WMU Linebacker Mitch Zajac "We're Leaps And Bounds Ahead"

    Posted by Zeke

    KALAMAZOO,MI(WKZO)-- The Western Michigan Broncos are eight days away from their season opener vs The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. With such a big game approaching, Broncos Sports First decided to catch up with veteran linebacker, Mitch Zajac.

    Despite being bowl eligible in 2010, the Broncos were not invited to a bowl game. The lack of a bowl invitation has the team buzzing with excitement to prove themselves this year. "We're definitely excited, we've put in a good three weeks here and everyone's on the same page, everything's coming together and just the opportunity to play in the Big House in front of a big crowd, in front of all our fans, it's going to be exciting."

    The last time Western Michigan played the Wolverines, they got behind early and were never able to recover, but this time the Broncos should be a little more prepared. "Everytime we play in a big arena, its always a new experience, whether its Nebraska (2008), or at Ford Field vs Illinois(2008), Michigan (2009), Michigan State (2010), all those times just prepare you because you're used to the enoviornment now and you don't have to worry about all the people in the stands and all that stuff. You just worry about playing the game.

    There has clearly been tremendous progress from the Broncos defensively, "We're leaps and bounds ahead, (of last year) now that we've had the coaches for another year, all the schemes are the same, and everybody's on the same page. Theres a lot of great leadership going on, everybody's buying in and we don't have to worry about somebody not doing their job. Everybody's working hard and doing what they have to do."

    Defensive expecatitions for the Broncos are high and Zajac is more than aware of that. " We're going to be there to make plays. Our defensive line is awesome, they take up all the blockers for us so we can really get downhill and move side to side. Whatever play we see, we're able to run around and make those tackles that the defensive line gives us the opportunity to make."

    Western Michigan will return to the practice field for their first Michigan Week practice, Sunday at 3:20.

  • VIDEO: WMU WR Eric Monette, "This is my chance to prove myself"

    Posted by Colin Windecker

    KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- Western Michigan Wide Receiver and Portage native Eric Monette spoke with WKZO.com Colin Windecker and Zeke Trezevant about his climb up the depth chart, finally getting his chance to prove himself, and what its like playing collegiant ball in his hometown.

  • VIDEO: WMU Head Coach Bill Cubit, "We're in a good spot"

    Posted by Colin Windecker

    KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- After Tuesday Night's practice WMU Head Coach Bill Cubit discusses with WKZO.com Colin Windecker and Zeke Trezevant the end of preseason practice, the emergence of cornerback Aaron Winchester and Eric Monette, the improvement of the running game, and preperation for the first game of the season against Michigan

  • VIDEO: WMU Broncos 2nd Scrimmage Recap

    Posted by Zeke

    KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) -- The Western Michigan University Football Team held their second and final scrimmage as the Broncos wrap up preseason practice. Colin and Zeke discuss the scrimmage as the Broncos look forward to their season opener September 3rd at Michigan. 

  • Defense Shines During First Bronco Scrimmage

    Posted by Zeke

    KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO)-- The Western Michigan Broncos hosted a scrimmage which allowed Head Coach Bill Cubit and the public in attendance to get a glimpse of whats to come this season.

    Minus the first play of the game where quarterback, Alex Carder threw a small swing pass to Jordan White that went 97 yards, the defensive unit showed flashes of brilliance Thursday afternoon at Waldo stadium.

    Former running back, Aaron Winchester played exclusively on the defensive side of the ball Thursday, and while he was the defender on Jordan White the first play of the game, Winchester bounced back nicely to break up two passes later on in the scrimmage.

    Senior Linebacker, Mitch Zajac recovered a fumble. One of the more memorable came when Dervon Wallace, blanketed Jesse York, on a slant route, tipped the pass in the air and intercepted it. Wallace would go on to return the interception 45 yards for the touchdown . All in all, the defense created three turnovers.

    The Broncos resume practice Saturday, at 3:30 p.m.

  • Broncos Wrap Up First Scrimmage

    Posted by Colin Windecker

    Broncos Wrap Up First Scrimmage

    KALAMAZOO, MI (WKZO) – After a week and a half of practice, the Western Michigan Football held the first of two scrimmages in preparation for the September 3rd season opener at Michigan.

    During the hour long scrimmage, the first team saw minimal action as the 2nd and 3rd teams dominated snaps on the field.   

    A breakdown of the offence by position from today’s scrimmage:

    *Quarterback: Alex Carder went 4 of 5 for 145 yards, 97 yards off a screen pass to Jordan White. Tyler VanTubbergen showed off his mobility but not his accuracy, connecting only 10 of 21.  Mike Perish took snaps with the 3rd team and had a 20 yard touchdown run.

    *Running Back: Tevin Drake all but wrapped up the #1 back spot as Brian Fields lost fumble may have cost him a shot. Drake had 40 yards on 8 carries and showed power and speed, breaking tackles and bouncing off defenders, on a 10 yard touchdown run. Michael Johnson had 27 yards on 7 carries.

    *Wide Receivers: Jordan White had only one reception but made it count. From the offenses 1 yard line, Carder hit White with a quick screen pass, after breaking away from corner Aaron Winchester, White was finally chased down at the opposing 3 yard line by Lewis Toler. Caleb Ravenell had back to back catches on his way to 29 yards and Portage native Eric “Money” Monette continued to show improvement hauling in 2 passes for 34 yards.

    *Offensive Line: The injury bug continues to plague the offensive line. Greg Peterson sprained his left ankle earlier this week and now starting center Kevin Galeher cracked a bone in his foot and could miss significant time. Starting right guard Terry Davisson has moved to center to help fill the void left by Galeher. 2 junior college transfers took over at both guard positions with Kasimili Uitalia and Deon Cammock getting snaps.