The Ypsilanti Eleven: About

Welcome to The Ypsilanti Eleven — Ypsilanti’s college football newsletter! I’m Alex Alvarado, the publisher, and I’d like to thank you for checking out my hub!

Y11 is local, independently run, and is the only sports media hub with this much content and coverage dedicated to Eastern Michigan. This newsletter offers both free and subscriber-only posts. All subscriptions will help pay for the year-round labor and improvements required to make this your favorite place to read and discuss EMU and MACtion.

If you’re unfamiliar with my work, let me give you some quick credentials: I’m an EMU alum and I’ve covered the school and the MAC at The Eastern Echo as a student reporter then (and mostly) at as I moved up to be the site’s managing editor, all from 2012-2016. I eventually launched The Ypsilanti Eleven in 2020.


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