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DETROIT -- For six straight seasons, Northern Illinois has played in the Mid-American Conference championship game. The Huskies havent always won, but theyve always made it there, no matter how strong a challenge theyve faced from others in their division.This year its Western Michigan that looks ready to provide the sternest test. The Broncos were overwhelming favorites to win the conference in the preseason media poll, although WMU coach P.J. Fleck was quick to steer attention back toward Northern Illinois.We have a team in the West thats won six straight championships and they dont get picked. You got to be kidding me. Theyve won six straight, Fleck said. I dont understand that.Western Michigan went 8-5 last season and returns quarterback Zach Terrell and receiver Corey Davis. WMU lost only two conference games in 2015 -- against Northern Illinois and Bowling Green, the two teams who played for the MAC title.NIU has won the conference three times during its streak of six title-game appearances. Bowling Green beat the Huskies for the championship last season and in 2013. In fact, Bowling Green is working on its own streak of three trips to the title game in Detroit.Western Michigan hasnt played in the MAC championship game since 2000 and hasnt won the conference since 1988. Fleck has been WMUs coach for three seasons, and the Broncos improved quickly after going 1-11 in 2013.THE FAVORITESEast: Bowling Green finished two points ahead of Ohio in the preseason poll, and the teams play at Ohio on Oct. 8. Bowling Green must replace star quarterback Matt Johnson, and its schedule also includes road games against Northern Illinois and Toledo.West: The key game in this division could come the same day as in the East. Western Michigan hosts Northern Illinois on Oct. 8. The Huskies reached the title game last year despite an injury to quarterback Drew Hare. Toledo and Central Michigan round out a foursome that actually finished tied for the division title last season.CMU plays WMU, NIU and Toledo in October, meaning the league race could take several turns before Halloween.TOP PLAYERSShawun Lurry, DB, Northern Illinois. Third-team All-American had nine interceptions a season ago.Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan. Caught 90 passes for 1,436 yards and 12 touchdowns last season.Kareem Hunt, RB, Toledo. Rushed for 973 yards in only nine games in 2015 after running for 1,631 the previous season.Cooper Rush, QB, Central Michigan. Completed 66 percent of his passes last year for 3,848 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.Austin Valdez, LB, Bowling Green. Had 144 tackles and two interceptions in 2015.Joel Bouagnon, RB, Northern Illinois. Rushed for 1,285 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.NEW FACESJason Candle, Toledo. Took over as coach of the Rockets after Matt Campbell went to Iowa State. Toledo was favored to unseat Northern Illinois in the West last year but couldnt do it.Mike Jinks, Bowling Green. The former Texas Tech assistant is now the coach of the defending MAC champions.Mike Neu, Ball State. The Cardinals are trying to bounce back from a 3-9 season, and they hired one of their former players as coach. Neu played quarterback at Ball State from 1990-93.ON THE HOT SEATPaul Haynes, Kent State. The Golden Flashes lost only one starter on offense, and this is the fourth season in charge for Haynes, who has gone 9-26 so far at Kent State.PREDICTIONEast: Ohio takes advantage of a more favorable schedule than Bowling Green and returns to the MAC title game for the first time since 2011.West: Western Michigan ends Northern Illinois run in the division and wins the league championship, cementing Flecks status as a young coach on the rise.---Follow Noah Trister at www.Twitter.com/noahtrister---AP college football website: collegefootball.ap.org Under Armour Basketball Shoes Womens . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. Under Armour Basketball Shoes Mens . Varlamov made 33 saves and Ryan OReilly had a goal and scored in the shootout as the Avalanche beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 on Thursday night. http://www.mikebrault.com/ . Newcastle dominated in the early stages but City weathered the storm and then raised its game in extra time. Negredo broke the deadlock from close range after a simple move in the 99th minute before Dzeko took the ball round goalkeeper Tim Krul to seal the victory in the 105th. Under Armour Womens Shoes Sale . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. Under Armour Basketball Shoes USA . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. A look at whats happening all around the majors on Sunday:---EAST ON THE LINEThe Blue Jays and Orioles play for first place in the AL East. Toronto won the first two games of this three-game series to take a half-game lead over Baltimore and give the Orioles five straight losses since ending a five-game winning streak. Torontos Aaron Sanchez (11-1, 2.72) has won 11 straight decisions since his last loss April 22. Baltimores Chris Tillman (14-3, 3.47) allowed six runs over five innings in a loss to Colorado last time out, his first defeat since June 30.ROYAL HEADACHEThe Royals are hoping for good news after sending closer Wade Davis back to Kansas City on Saturday night for an MRI on his right arm. Davis spent time on the 15-day disabled list earlier this month with a strain in his forearm, and had a disastrous outing in his last appearance on Wednesday.KING VS. THE CUBSMariners ace Felix Hernandez (5-4, 3.45) hopes to get back on track in a primetime game against the Cubs. Hernandez has allowed 15 runs over his past three starts (18 2/3 innings), adding more than a run to his ERA. Left-hander Brian Matusz will be called up from Triple-A Iowa to start for Chicago, giving Kyle Hendricks and the rest of Chicagos rotattion an extra day of rest.ddddddddddddCAIN GOES FOR 100Giants right-hander Matt Cain (2-6, 5.95) tries for career victory No. 100 after winning his last time out Tuesday against the Reds and hitting a three-run homer. He would become the sixth pitcher in San Francisco history to win 100 in a Giants uniform, joining Hall of Famers Juan Marichal (238) and Gaylord Perry (134), Tim Lincecum (108), Kirk Rueter (105) and Mike McCormick (104). Washington counters with lefty Gio Gonzalez (6-8, 4.44).PUIG BACK IN LINEUPThe Dodgers expect to finally get outfielder Yasiel Puig back in the lineup when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Puig hasnt started since July 20 due to tightness in his right hamstring, although he has pinch hit a few times. Hes hitting .255 with seven homers and 32 RBI in 272 at-bats.FRESH FISHAndrew Cashner (4-7, 4.76) makes his first start with Miami since being acquired from San Diego on Friday. The right-hander was pitching well prior to the trade, going 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA in his final three starts with the Padres. Carlos Martinez (10-6, 2.87) pitches for the Cardinals. Nike NFL Jerseys China China NFL Hoodies Wholesale NFL T-shirts Wholesale Jerseys 2020 Wholesale Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Hoodies NFL Jerseys Cheap Cheap NFL Jerseys China Youth NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Stitched Jerseys Stitched NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Camo Stitched Jerseys Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '

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