I believe collegiate sports are not all about the money, I believe athlete satisfaction is more important than wins and losses, and I believe the concept of TEAM.
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5 Dec 2010
I'm looking at driving out to Santa Barbara to check out the games (10 hour drive for me). Being a poor college student I'm hoping someone would like to split hotel costs (at a reasonable to cheap hotel) for friday, saturday, and sunday. Really that's the biggest cost that would prohibit me from going.
14 Feb 2010
Here are the results of the NCAA qualifier that was shot at OSU yesterday. Sophomore Sarah Benjamin shot a 590 air rifle, which I guarantee is high enough for individual qualification and she also shot a 578 in smallbore which might be good enough too. Overall the team is not going to make it. Before the qualifier they were sitting in 18th place according to team rankings and their qualifier score is no where close to what they needed their averages to be. Official results should be announced in a week or two.
16 Dec 2009
Before I would click on a thread and would scroll down through the posts being able to read each one in chronological order. Now I click on a thread and see the original post and down below that I see a tree diagram for the rest of the posts and have to click on them one by one to read them. I don't know if this is a new change, but I'd really like to go back to the old format or at least have that option to have all the posts on the same page instead of having to click through the diagram to see the whole conversation.
3 Dec 2009
From the Akron Beacon Journal
7-footer in middle cleans up on defensive end for Zips
By Tom Gaffney
Beacon Journal sports writer
POSTED: 02:12 p.m. EST, Dec 03, 2009
The University of Akron basketball team is adjusting to a novelty.
The Zips (4-2), who play at nationally ranked Texas A&M (6-1) Friday night, are learning to play with freshman Zeke Marshall, a skilled 7-footer who is slowly but surely making his presence felt, especially on defense.
''We have the ability to crowd up on people now and have that big guy at the basket,'' Zips coach Keith Dambrot said. ''That changes the whole dynamic. It's something we have never had.
''You don't have to sink in when the ball hits in the post. That's a big deal. And he is only about 40 percent of where he is going to be.''
The Zips' traditional defensive philosophy of the guards and wings helping inside has had to be revamped. In addition, in-game adjustments have to be made when Marshall is resting.
''We still have issues. When he is in the game, you don't want to suck in at all because you are giving up some things outside. When he is not in the game, we have to collapse because we are so small,'' Dambrot said. ''You have to play two different ways, in some respects.''
Marshall, who was ranked as the seventh-best senior center in the country last year by the recruiting Web site Scout.com, has 14 blocked shots in six games, including a school-record six last Sunday in an 80-68 victory over Niagara.
Marshall, with his teammates feeding him in the post, also had his best offensive game with the Zips, making 5-of-10 shots from the floor for 12 points.
''We made the big guy a star,'' Niagara coach Joe Mihalich said in his post-game press conference.
Having Marshall in the lineup has led to some defensive changes for the Zips, but the offensive philosophy of feeding the post remains a UA priority. The difference is that Marshall is not as experienced as the likes of former Zips' Romeo Travis and Jeremiah Wood.
''We need to throw him the ball. One, for his development. Two, so we can shoot the ball from outside,'' Dambrot said. ''He has to work on his passing some more, but he is getting better, and he has to work on receiving the ball better.''
Marshall — and the rest of the Zips — will be facing their biggest challenge of the entire season against Texas A&M, which is ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press media poll and 22nd in the USA Today coaches poll.
Last week, the Aggies defeated two ranked teams in the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif., beating No. 19 Clemson 69-60 and No. 16 Minnesota 66-65.
The Aggies are led by guards Donald Sloan, Derrick Roland and B.J. Holmes but also are solid inside with 6-9 Bryan Davis and 6-7 Nathan Walkup.
The Zips then have time off for exams before meeting Malone at home Dec. 12.
Tom Gaffney can be reached at email@example.com.
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