Western Michigan Broncos

Western Michigan Broncos

About Western Michigan Broncos

The Western Michigan Broncos have been active in the intercollegiate game since 1906 and represent Western Michigan University. Formerly known as the Hilltoppers, the Broncos currently possess an all-time winning record and have claimed several Conference and Divison Titles. Their main rivals are the Central Michigan University Chippewas and the Broncos currently lead the series. A secondary rivalry also exists with the Eastern Michigan Eagles. Since 2005, the Broncos, the Chippewas and the Eagles have all competed for the Michigan MAC Trophy in a three-way series.

In 1927, Western Michigan became a founding member of the Michigan Collegiate Conference. In 1946, the team joined the Mid-American Conference, where they remain to this day. At present, the team competes in the league's West Division, where they won Division Titles in both the 1999 and 2000 seasons.

Furthermore, the Broncos have amassed three Conference Championships, with their first win coming in the Michigan Collegiate Conference in 1929. Since joining the Mid-American Conference they have added two further titles, with those victories coming in 1966 and 1988. In total, the team have appeared in five bowl games, with their most recent appearance coming in the 2011 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Unfortunately, they have lost all five of their bowl games to date.

Notable former players include the likes of Jason Babin, Greg Jennings, Mike Prindle and Jordan White. All four players hold individual NCAA records and all went on to compete at professional level in the National Football League.

The team plays its home games at Dwight B. Waldo Stadium, formerly known as Western State Teachers College Field, which w...