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    How about giving it a try for a month. Encouraging others for a month. See how it goes. If you watch the governor's press conference, he said once counties get back to an acceptable level then no masks are needed. As Clark said, it's not like wearing a ball and chain or a hair shirt. You only have to wear it when you are in a public area where you can't be 6 feet away. We talk so much about our rights not to do this, not to do that. How about our duty to our fellow citizens? It's not about my momentary inconvenience.
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    The article is also a sad but true testament to state of our country and all the idiots out there who can't dare be inconvenienced and the politicians who cater to them. If you want your kids in school, if you want your daughter to have a wedding, you want to enjoy football and basketball then take the next month and wear a mask, keep your distance, and don't crowd into bars, restaurants, church services whatever. As the article said, had we done this and stuck with it, we wouldn't be in this mess now. You don't learn anything from the second kick of the mule.
  4. 4 points
    If we in this community, state, and country all want to see college sports again before Fall 2021, we need to wear a mask, wash our hands, and not gather in crowded bars and restaurants, etc. It's really simple. The oppositional defiance from the absolutely ignorant amongst us is ruining life for all of us including these athletes (who also bear the burden as well of watching out for themselves and their teammates).
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  6. 3 points
    Maybe the MAC and the MAC could combine and become the Big MAC?
  7. 3 points
    Greetings from down 76... just chiming in since this involves YSU. Do I ultimately expect the game to be canceled, yes because we are on the verge of the season being suspended in its entirety, but still think two schools an hour away not playing because of not being in the same conference is questionable. Maybe Adrienne Robbins from that TV station can ask DeWine his thoughts? Anyhow, just wanted to point out that your tweet references the WRONG MAC
  8. 3 points
    I hope what you believe is true. The country was essentially shut down for 2.5 months and it apparently didn't do much besides help "flatten the curve". I've been running errands all morning and I'd estimate 95% of people were wearing masks. Only recall one person who wasn't.
  9. 3 points
    Tell me what universities will not accept transfer credits from Akron, please. Also, what degree paths they will not accept credits from. And while at it, please post the majors of your friends that were cut by U of A. This statement seems disingenuous. Please provide facts.
  10. 3 points
    https://akronaaup.org/app/uploads/2020/07/athletics.pdf Here is the union's actual position statement. I took the time to read it. It isn't asking unreasonable questions. They hint around the question of what to do with not just Akron, but MAC schools, which is a good thing because it gets them close to the greater question of....What do ALL MAClike schools do moving forward and should this be collective action and not UofA acting unilaterally? Instead, they propose, "Let’s ask our athletics director to come up with a plan for conference participation that would maximize our teams’ strengths and immediately reduce support from the general fund from $26M to $12M." I do not know where to even start with this. Are there no history professors in this organization who could explain to the rest the failures in athletics the University has participated in when acting unilaterally? A Union should know the benefits of collective action and give it some consideration. Wait, consideration is the wrong word. They should encourage it. They should want to be part of something that big. The quote above should read, "Let's immediately organize a collective committee composed of interested participants in G5 schools, excluding athletic directors, and come up with a plan for conference participation that would bring our schools closer to the alumni, students and surrounding communities in a way that would make our schools a beacon of pride worthy of state funding for our athletic departments and public universities." I would also encourage the AAUP to consider the FACT that those who play NCAA sports are actually "students" within the student body of the University. Don't describe them as something else. I would also further remind them that many of these young adults come from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds. Athletics are the only chance many of these people have to attend and get a degree from a university. Limousine liberalism isn't going to help them.
  11. 2 points
    https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29399268/how-olympic-sports-fighting-survival-collegiate-level this article just infuriated me...... soccer is a strength....because it won the regular season conference title in three of the past 5 seasons???? how about making the final four (college cup) in three of the past 5 seasons...and being an NCAA champ and three time NCAA runner up.... Take Akron, for instance. AD Larry Williams was already looking at three- and five-year plans to address budget shortfalls due to a projected dip in enrollment. Then came the COVID-19 pandemic, which he said "carpet-bombed our runway" and led to the school eliminating three programs: men's cross country, men's golf and women's tennis. It was "heart-wrenching" to make those calls to the coaches and athletes involved, Williams said, but facing hard truths was necessary to move forward. That meant getting leaner and focusing on their strengths, like men's soccer, which has won its regular-season conference title in three of the past five seasons.
  12. 2 points
    My only bitch about this whole mask thing is "they", our betters and elites, have been changing the goal posts so often from the start of this crapshow, and they give you no end game. How f-ing long do we have to wear the masks, when are we allowed to show our ugly faces. They don't say. I'm sure if pressed, "they" will say "until we have a vaccine, r some other BS. Truth is, there has never been a vaccine ever in the world created and approved in less than 4 years. Remember AIDS? Remember Ebola? Vaccines still never available. Conceivably, the mask edict from the governor comes off when our county moves back to a non-red status, but by then the zero-case bureaucrats will have already enacted local mask rules. And tell me how many of the mask owners are regularly cleaning them, keeping them up the way masks are supposed to be maintained? Jut tell me when the plan is to get us out of our face diapers, please. Crickets.....
  13. 2 points
    Adam Schefter...Kirk Herbstreit...Adrian Wojnarowski...Jay Bilas...Baseball Dad...
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    Baseball Ball Dad is always who I look to during difficult times.
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    The ACC should take this opportunity to bring ND in for everything. ND needs to give up their idea of themselves as their current path is rapidly making them an irrelevant. If they cancelled their entire football program, P5 football would just shrug and move on.
  16. 2 points
    Screw the P5 and move G5 football to spring. We can’t continue to rely on them and they have too much power/don’t want us as it is. Might as well be in two different divisions anyways considering zero chance to win a national championship and not much better to get into a high bowl game. I have a really good feeling Ivy League isn’t going to regret the decision. Football is America’s sport. G5 programs already have an established fan base that will continue to grow when no other football is on. More ticket revenue + renegotiated TV deals could easily have us break even or come out ahead compared to now. This isn’t the same situation as these failing pro leagues building from the ground up.
  17. 2 points
    I wonder if USC will be eliminating their crew program? Aunt Becky got her kid into school just in time.
  18. 2 points
    Make the pain stop.... Since we cut down the nets after the MAC basketball championship in early March, being a Zips fan has absolutely sucked. One depressing, embarrassing news release after another...
  19. 1 point
    A running list: High School Seniors: Luke Bauer, LB, 6-0, 232, Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH Alex Reese III, DE, 6-4, 280, Euclid HS, Euclid, OH Abdul Jabbaar II, DT, 6-2, 260, Southfield A&T HS, Southfield, MI Rishad Hence, CB, 5-10, 170, Martin Luther King HS, Detroit, MI Kameren Epps, LT, 6-5, 255, Lovejoy HS, Hampton, GA Noel Roach III, S, 6-1, 180, Penn Hills HS, Pittsburgh, PA Gavin Malott, OL, 6-9, 320, Trinity HS, Louisville, KY Darrian Lewis, ATH, 5-11, 180, SVSM HS, Akron, OH Matthew Monaghan, TE, 6-4, 235, England Rey'Noi Summersett, DE, 6-3, 230, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC Andre Proffitt, DT, 6-2, 280, Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH Jasaiah Gathings, WR, 6-2, 180, Statesville HS, Statesville, NC Daylen Morgan, LB, 6-2, 210, Trotwood Madison HS, Trotwood, OH Oran Singleton, Jr., WR, 5-9, 165, Clewiston HS, Clewiston, FL Myles Walker, WR, 5-10, 160, Central Valley HS, Monaca, PA Current Greyshirts: Ryan Jankowski, QB, 6-3, 190, Vero Beach HS, Vero Beach, FL Konata Mumpfield, WR, 6-0, 175, Dacula HS, Hoschton, GA Tyson Durant, CB/WR, 5-11, 175, McKinley HS, Copley, OH Transfers: Jaylen Kelley-Powell, S, 6-0, 184, Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI (Michigan transfer) Tyler Inloes, P, 5-10, 205, Lebanon HS, Lebanon, OH (Cincinnati transfer) Tyriq Mack, CB, 6-1, 185, Heritage HS, Brentwood, CA (JUCO: City College of San Francisco) Total Commits: 21 Offense: 8 OL: 2 TE: 1 QB: 1 WR: 4 Defense: 10 DL: 4 LB: 2 DB: 4 Athletes: 2 Specialists: 1 .......... PWO's: 2 (of which we are aware) Landon Robinson, LB, 6-1, 225, Copley HS, Akron, Ohio Liam Colo, OL, 6-1, 2-7, Wadsworth HS, Wadsworth, Ohio
  20. 1 point
    Fknbuflobo....thank you for giving credit to Reinaldo Brenes. Good student.....and he did one heck of a job as the main scorer in 2013.
  21. 1 point
    Every time you touch the keyboard the value of our UA degrees diminishes.
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    Here is a part of an article published in the Lincoln Journal star. I'm not sure I believe that Nebraska will be paying the guarantees to the teams they have dropped from their schedule this year, but that's what their AD (Moos) says they might do. Nebraska had been scheduled to play nonconference home games against Central Michigan (Sept. 12), South Dakota State (Sept. 19) and Cincinnati (Sept. 26). NU was set to pay $1.3 million to Central Michigan, $515,000 to South Dakota State and $400,000 to Cincinnati. Moos is sensitive to the financial hit those schools incur as a result of the Big Ten's plan for 2020. "Depending on what things look like in the future, we want to bring them back at a later date," he said. "But certainly we're very open to discussions about paying the (contractual) guarantees and such. You know, that's only fair."
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    Most definitely - myself included. I don't blame people for easing up until now though. This is the first time in all of our lives dealing with a situation like this.
  27. 1 point
    So there won't be many Div. 1 games played in September. With people jonesing for some football, it should help viewership for the games that do get played and some may get on tv that otherwise wouldn't.
  28. 1 point
    It's sad that Europe has been playing soccer for a month+ now and we can't figure out how to make Fall sports happen here
  29. 1 point
    Don't laugh damn it! I would have made it! I've got a wicked flutter kick and a great makeup coach.
  30. 1 point
    Notre Dame has 6 ACC games this year, if you need 9 games for a complete schedule For playoffs, there will be a lot of teams willing to fill in there schedule
  31. 1 point
    Which means no big pay day games for Akron....further cuts, likely. Any contracts likely have an out clause that includes pandemics whether or not stated specifically as "pandemic".
  32. 1 point
    There's renewed hope for the Liechtenstein women's fencing team to medal in Tokyo. The USA's loss is their gain. If that costs me a regular fry, I'll be pissed.
  33. 1 point
    Can't like this one enough. People are acting like asking them to wear a damn one ounce mask is akin to being asked to wear a 50 pound ball and chain. We are a country of such little discipline and commitment.
  34. 1 point
    How much Boz Scaggs and Orleans can one man take?
  35. 1 point
    Spin, you hit on a good point here. U of A seems to repeatedly make bad decisions that go back to the board of trustees accepting w/o question what the administration recommends. It has gone on for decades such as, but not limited to: The design of the JAR. The architect had never designed an arena and it showed. The design of the business building. Only one elevator, low hall ceilings, one back stair that no one can find, a front facade that looks like bricked up windows, a style (New Mexico abode) totally foreign to the university and the city, wasted space with an atrium that offered little usable space in the entrance. The purchase of the Polsky building that cost was doubled due to asbestos removal and then still went way over budget in renovation. It was a sweetheart deal for the city, but it took students away from the core of the university. A similar sized building could have been built across Exchange for 1/3 the cost. Add Quaker Square and you see that the B of T's have no governance ability. They give the president whatever he wants because they have no stake in the university and don't care. BTW, to GP1 if he has read this far (thanks), athletics does not represent 1% to UA. Last year it was 8% of the total budget.
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    One selling point with the Big Ten is the footprint almost matches the MAC. A lot more opponents can be reached by bus.
  38. 1 point
    DeWine is allowing contact sports under certain guidelines. It's going to be up to the athletes to look out for themselves, each other, and their families.
  39. 1 point
    Basketball season can't get here fast enough.
  40. 1 point
    I have, upon occasion, suggested that we are only numerous tragic bus accidents away from a MAC football championship. Since COVID 19 seems to be less serious for young people, spread of the virus among opposing teams seems like a much less tragic way to facilitate the Zips path to football greatness. The link you posted indicates that social distancing is being encouraged. Wonder if this will result in the Tigers switching to a spread offense.
  41. 1 point
    Has our Board of Trustees been making very good decisions recently? The committee should communicate clear recommendations that would be difficult to screw up.
  42. 1 point
    https://www.maxpreps.com/m/news/MCwnjSlkX0uop_P8t04hbQ/most-visited-maxpreps-player-pages-during-the-2019-20-school-year.htm?ftag=MPM-04-10aaa1f even I was surprised by this ...Luke brown is the 23 most visited page on all of Max preps in ANY class from ANY sport. And...for the record ....I didn’t visit it more than 10-15 times so it’s not completely my fault 
  43. 1 point
    Now in book form:
  44. 1 point
    And we can all wear paper bags over our heads (dual purpose)
  45. 1 point
    I received my ticket renewal notice today. A brief ray of sunshine in an increasingly gloomy world. And, for yet another season, I will say $60 for a full season GA ticket is the best deal in town.
  46. 1 point
    Northwest HS/IVL Academy's C/3B Jordan Mick has committed to Zips Baseball for 2021. https://www.prepbaseballreport.com/profiles/OH/Jordan--Mick-9627408531
  47. 1 point
    Don't make an Ohio joke. Don't make an Ohio joke. Don't make an Ohio joke. It is so hard not to do so.
  48. 0 points
    You don't get your NCAA Basketball Tourney money and now you won't get your victim's assistance compensation for getting peeled by a P5 team. It gets uglier by the day. That Clemson money is swirling in the bowl as we speak.
  49. 0 points
    Anybody else getting a bad feeling that Zips soccer is in trouble? No fall schedule release, MAC soccer on the ropes, B10 announces no out of conference games (a big piece of our OOC schedule), financial issues at the school, etc. Spring schedule looks to be best case scenario at this point in time...
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    That would give him more reaction time when the T-shirt cannon comes out.
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