In the always-competitive Mid-American Conference, it's very easy to develop a rivalry with any number of league programs.
Western Michigan's primary rivals, however, are in-state programs Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan. The Broncos joined the MAC in 1947 and both the Chippewas and Eagles entered the league in 1971.
Football series record entering 2011 Football season: WMU leads 43–35–2.
Dating back to 1907 the Western Michigan and Central Michigan football rivalry is one that many fans look forward to every year. When these two teams meet you can leave the records out. Some of the greatest WMU football moments have occurred during this game.