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MAC Report Online was formally launched in March 2004 for the exclusive purpose of providing coverage of Mid-American Conference football and men's basketball. 

MAC Report Online is recognized as the premier resource for Mid-American Conference coverage by both media and fans alike.

Our Team:
Managing Editor: Dave Ruthenberg

Associate Editor: Ellis Townes

Contributing Football Writers: Jack Carle, Brian Golden, Al Fellhauer, Joe Harrington, Evan Meyer, Dan Monson, James Nokes, Dave Ruthenberg, Mike Smith, Marc Wellston, Mike White

Contributing Basketball Writers: Ray Mernagh, Tim Coyne, Ryan Wood, Dave Ruthenberg, Jeffrey Fitzwater

Photographers: Jim Klapthor, Deb Ruthenberg, Paul Nelson, Jason Bowman, Andrew Weber, Mike Smith, Brett Selleck

Football Coverage
MAC Report Online's football coverage includes exclusive content such as:

Weekly MAC Power Rankings
Quarterback Ratings
Player of the Week Awards

In the preseason, MAC Report Online publishes a Preseason All-MAC team and in the postseason presents annual awards for Coach of the Year, Offensive MVP, Special Teams MVP, Defensive MVP and Freshman of the Year.

During football season, MAC Report Online's staff of writers provide game day coverage and extensive, twice-weekly conference reports highlighting news from around the Mid-American Conference.

MAC Report Online's staff also covers the three MAC bowl games each year: Motor City Bowl (Detroit), International Bowl (Toronto) and GMAC Bowl (Mobile, AL).

Basketball Coverage
MAC Report Online also provides extensive coverage of men's Mid-American Conference basketball with a staff of writers uniquely attuned to mid-major collegiate basketball. In-season coverage includes game day reports and an extensive weekly conference review.

During the MAC Postseason Tournament, MAC Report Online typically has the largest media contingent covering the conference's premier event.

MAC Report Online confers postseason basketball awards for Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

MAC Report Online is published and edited by Dave Ruthenberg. Ruthenberg is the current president of the MAC News Media Association, a professional organization of media members who cover the Mid-American Conference and/or its member institutions.

Members of the MAC News Media Association include newspaper beat writers, feature columnists, Internet reporters, broadcasters, telecasters and photographers. For more information on the MAC News Media Association, please visit: www.mnma.net.

Ruthenberg is also a member of:

Football Writers Association of America
United States Basketball Writers Association
Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association

In addition to publishing MAC Report Online, Dave Ruthenberg is the Eastern Michigan, Miami and Central Michigan football and basketball beat writer for The Sports Xchange which provides team content to national sites such as USA Today.com, Yahoo Sports, CBS Sportsline and many others.

Dave Ruthenberg also provides Mid-American Conference coverage for both Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook.

On The Air:
Weekly live updates from MAC Report Online can be heard on:

ESPN 950 (Philadelphia)
WTRX-AM 1130 (
Flint, MI) and
WAAM-AM 1600 (Ann Arbor, MI)

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