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20 Mar 2013
Had someone drop out at the last second. Its in the Akron section. PM me if interested.
19 Mar 2013
I know the Zips have not officially released ticket info yet, but for those who already have tickets who is going? As the ticket information is released others can add in. I'm in for two, have nosebleed seats if I have to, while hoping the Zips ticket office comes through.
15 Mar 2013
Ball State fought back to tie the game at 59, then the Zips went on a 9-0 run late in the game to seal it. 70-61 final. Rachel Tecca had her poorest scoring game of the year (first not in double figures) but I'm sure she has no problem with the results. Cassell in double digit assists again. But Hanna Luburgh, 33 points and 12 rebounds, if she can have a good game tomorrow against CMU she could definitely be looking at tournament MVP. CMU is good but I'd rather face them than Toledo. Would be incredible to see two
14 Mar 2013
Not living in Northeast Ohio any more, Zips sports is one of the ways I can use still feel connected to the University. I do contribute time and money (I have a football and soccer season ticket even though I only get to use each once or twice a year). I go to Zips events when I can, I went to Puerto Rico with the mens team and went and saw the women play when they were in my area this year. There is so much to like about Zips athletics right now and yet my enthusiasm is really low right now. Athletics can play such an important part in a face for a University, there are plenty of examples of places just like Akron who seem more impressive because that public face is well known and sucessful. It seemed like the Zips were really on the verge of something special and this just feels like more than just a huge set back. The Zips had been known for being a quality team, for a long winning streak, for a clever marketing campaign, all this season and now what are they known for? All of the people I had been pumping up the Zips for all year now know them as the team that had that point guard drug dealer. Akron had enough strikes working against it already to have gotten so close and to do so well, now if they make the NCAA tournament its isn't as likely they will make a National splash which is what the whiole season looked like it could lead up to. These chances come around so seldom, especially for schools like Akron. With other bad situations (Rydell Brooks, Chris Jacquemain) the Zips were kind of an afterthought but now with national attention this year, this was the worst time for something like this to happen.
I'm upset that I am not more excited, this should be great ending, a #1 seed and a #3 seed for the women and yet I still am having trouble garnering the enthusiasm. I'm angry that this could potentially piss away a great season and senior year for Zeke and all of the hard work of the rest of the team. I wish no ill will on Alex, young people do dumb things, I am just so upset over the timing on all of this. Had it happened after the season, it would have been a story but not like this. Had it been early in the season, well the narrative of the season certainly would have been different. I wanted to post this before the games are played because I hope to see some passion and fire from these teams to show they are just as angry about all of this as I am, and I did not want it to seem like a sour grapes if things go badly. I wanted to wait until a little of the national attention died down as well. I can't just sweep this under the rug.
I will still root for the Zips but my heart is just not in it like it should have been. I am angry about that too.
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