Operating under Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Sports Affairs Directorate, American Football Team “EMU Crows” took its first defeat in Unileague 1st League Group A against Bosphorus University American Football Team “Boğaziçi Sultans” with the game on the 18th of March 2017 Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at EMU Stadium. Boğaziçi Sultans guaranteed their progress for the play-off’s after defeating the unbeaten EMU Crows, who will keep battling for the second place in Group A after recieving their first loss in the season.
EMU Stadium was filled completely by the supporters of EMU Crows primarily consisting of Faculty of Architecture students, student clubs and public. EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, EMU Vice Rector for Administrative and Technical Affairs Prof. Dr. Özgür Eren, EMU academic staff and administrative personnel were also amongst the viewers. The game began after team captains met in the centre of the field and the whole stadium standing up for a moment of silence for Çanakkale War Martyrs.
Faculty of Architecture academic staff entered the stadium during the game with their students holding colorful balloons that represent EMU Crows. EMU students, who also cheered for EMU Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam from time to time, performed a flag show in the stadium regarding 18 March Çanakkale War Martyrs Commemoration Day. EMU Crows will face Okan University American Football Team “Okan Huskies” on the 8th of April 2017 for the second place in Group A.