Creighton, Football Student-Athletes Return to Detroit for MAC Media Day – EMU Eagles

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DETROIT, Mich. ( – After a year-long hiatus, the Mid-American Conference and its member schools once again filled the concourse at Ford Field for the second and final day of the league’s annual Media Day today, July 20.

In attendance for the Eastern Michigan University football program were eight-year Head Coach Chris Creighton, along with seniors Thomas Odukoya (Almere, Netherlands-Helen Parkhurst (Garden City)) and Turan Rush (Charleston West Side, W. Va.-Capital (Antelope Valley)). The trio was also in the Motor City last night, July 19, for a handful of events surrounding Media Day. Highlight’s of Monday’s schedule featured meetings with MAC leadership and a trip to the Fowling Warehouse, where Odukoya and Rush battled other players from around the league.

The conference’s premiere event of the outing was today, as it welcomed in outside media members from around the country and officially kicked off the MAC’s 2021 football festivities. Creighton and Rush started their morning with a stint on ESPN3, where Michael Reghi and Dustin Fox asked the duo about the upcoming season and expectations surrounding the team. Creighton hit on his experienced roster, while Rush emphasized his energy as a key trait to his game.

The day was officially ushered in by Dr. Jon Steinbrecher, the league’s commissioner, who took the stage in front of a sea of cameras and reporters and delivered his annual press conference. Major topics within the address included information regarding ongoing COVID-19 protocols, and name, image, and likeness. For more information on Dr. Steinbrecher and the conference, visit

Following the commissioner’s press conference, Creighton, Odukoya and Rush were visited by multiple reporters from around the state of Michigan and the region that encompasses the MAC.

Appearances with, Sirius radio, and WJR radio continued Creighton’s busy stretch as the player duo sat down for an appearance on the MAC’s official podcast, Call to MACtion. The trio performed numerous other structured interviews and content recordings with both the media and conference officials before closing out the afternoon.

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