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  1. 3 points
    Seriously opener vs Cedarville? D2 school come on......it is a practice game.
  2. 3 points
    Yeah. And maybe they just plain suck.
  3. 3 points
    Tuesday night at 4 we play at home? Seriously what is with that time - some people have to work during the day? I have all ready sent a compliant email - please take the time to do the same.
  4. 2 points
    As far as the game time at 4 pm on Tuesday, I agree with all who have stated how ridiculous that is. It is a MAC Tournament game. It is unfair to Men's Soccer players, coaches, staff, family, friends, and fans to start an important game so early on a work day. Our Athletic Department leaders do not deserve to be leading a D-I athletics program. They knew before the season started that playing a first round MAC Tournament game was a possibility. Not planning appropriately for that possibility is unacceptable. Actually, considering last night's cluster, the game should probably have been scheduled for noon or 1 pm to accommodate the possibility of no power for lighting the field Tuesday evening.
  5. 2 points
    no article in the Beacon sports pages this morning about Akron not being able to play a huge conference game Larry Williams does need to write an explanatory statement to every season ticket holder. A major athletic dept should also be able to staff a basketball game against Cedarville at 7 and also have staff available for a tournament soccer game at 7 scheduling the soccer game at 4 is a disgrace to the working fans that support the soccer program First Energy(Ohio Edison) also has major egg on their face
  6. 2 points
    I feel bad for our players, coaches and staff. They work hard to bring us a quality product, and the UA Athletics Department fails to support them properly. Last night was a complete cluster on the part of the Athletics Department and UA Facilities. Power issues at 3 pm and you cannot figure out by 8 or 9 pm how to light 4 light posts on the competition field with generators...but you can light the practice field?!!! Power at the JAR!!! Power at Infocision Stadium!!! But, you can't get power for what should have been a required conference game for your most successful, most high profile team. Larry Williams set the precedent earlier this year by packing up the football team and leaving Nebraska, losing a payment of >$1M. I didn't even see Larry last night. Was he there? I didn't see George Van Horne either. Both owe us an apology and both should be on the hot seat for their lack of leadership and competence this year.
  7. 2 points
    Nothing against the basketball team but when was there RPI ever in the top 50.......
  8. 2 points
    I think he meant vs a bowl game where there is a revenue split with the MAC
  9. 1 point
    Well, well, well…. This game actually makes it worth the Great GP1’s time to post again. In the spirit of being a good Zip and in the spirit of southern hospitality, I’m here to help the rest of you have a good time, or at least in the case of Columbia, SC, avoid disaster. Let’s get started. I’m not going to paint Columbia as anything other than what it is, “The Screen Door to Hell”. Easily the hottest city in the country in the summer. The good news is it will not be unbearably hot like it normally is in Columbia. There are things to do in Columbia, but not much. This is why you need an expert like the Great GP1 to guide you through all your travel plans. First, sightseeing in Columbia consists of…well, not many sights and mostly things you would rather not see. You could go look at campus. The advantage of this activity is you can see the entire campus from your car as it is an urban campus much like UofA. The capital is nice, but you can basically drive by it too and see everything you would want to see. This concludes sightseeing activities in Columbia. If I still lived in Akron and wanted to make this trip (I know, it’s the weekend after Thanksgiving.), I would take Friday and Monday off work, leave Thursday and drive most of the way there. Golfing is always fun for people who like to travel. There is a nice public golf course in Tega Cay, SC just across the state line from Charlotte that is public and well maintained. Great people live in this town. It has 27 holes and make sure you DO NOT play the old 9 hold course. I would play golf on Friday and then go to Columbia Friday night. If I stayed in Columbia on Friday and/or Saturday, I would look for hotels in The Vista or generally downtown. Be careful of two night minimums for Gamecock games. Book one now and see if you can beat the chains putting on this restriction. Three places I recommend for dinner in Columbia are: Ristorante Divina (The Vista), Terra (close by but you must cross the river in to West Columbia) and my personal favorite The Blue Marlin. The Vista has a ton of other places though if these are not attractive choices. Sports bars at The Vista include: Wild Wing Café, Twin Peaks and Carolina Ale House. Wild Wing will have the best TV set up, CAH will have the second best and a rooftop bar and Twin Peaks will still have a good TV set up and hot girls working at it. Tickets should be easily available for this game as well as parking passes. Noon games are not very popular for Gamecock fans because the rich ones who drive from the ocean communities have difficulty waking up on Saturday mornings because of hangovers. This is my favorite type of game to go to. I love mostly empty stadiums and being able to park close to stadiums. I guess I am at the point in my life I like to have as little people around me as possible. Most definitely I will be attending this game. The best place to park is across the street from the stadium at Gamecock Park. Public restrooms and electricity make it a great place. https://gamecocksonline.com/sports/2018/6/21/ot-game-day-parking-information-html.aspx If you can surf the internet and find someone who has a condo in Carolina Walk and is willing to sell their tickets and parking pass, it is next to this parking area and is a good place. Near the top of Carolina Walk on game days, there is normally a band playing the residence hire and a bar. It’s a private party, but the residents often sell their wristband to attend along with their tickets and parking pass. The state fairground is a huge parking area and you should be able to buy a pass in it off the internet. Don’t park in some of the private business selling parking. The game will be over at 3:30 and you will still be waiting to get out at midnight. Be prepared, you must drive to the stadium from wherever you decide to stay. The stadium is away from campus and the general downtown area. Tickets? There should be plenty of them. Don’t buy tickets too low. The stands go right down to the field and it’s extremely hard to see the game from down there. Mostly, it’s hard to see over the players. Upper deck tickets are too high. If you want to stay out of the sun, get tickets on the Zips side. Plenty of tickets between the end zones will be available. If you are going to take my brilliant recommendation and stay until Monday, I have some Sunday advice for you if you can take a break from watching Baker Mayfield lead the Browns to the Super Bowl this year (cough…snicker). Either after the game or Sunday morning, get up and go to Charleston. It is beautiful there at Christmas time. If you are with your family, there are a ton of things to do in Charleston. If you are with a group of guys, go golfing again. However, if I wanted to take advantage of golf on Sunday, I would probably go to Myrtle Beach for that. If you take the family to Charleston and want to play golf also, Wild Dunes at IOP is the best place to stay. Rooms will be dirt cheap. You could get up Sunday, take a nice walk on the beach with the temperatures in the 50s or 60s (best time of the year to go to the beach here) and then play some golf. Drive safe on the way home. Too many people from Ohio get in to wrecks on their way home from Hilton Head in the summer in Charlotte and it clogs up traffic on Saturdays. It makes it hard for me and the luckiest woman in the world, Mrs. GP1, to get uptown for dinner on Saturday nights. Cheers!
  10. 1 point
    You're damn right I do. When a coach goes 2-22 and you are sprouting that athletes are "flocking" to Akron I call bull---t. I can't respect anyone who can't admit the obvious, but turns around and asks alumni to give more and more money. Maybe athletes were "flocking" to Akron, and they were all bad athletes who no other DI program wanted. That is underlined by how bare TB found the cupboard.
  11. 1 point
    I hope you are right, but if I was an Eagle fan I would be elated to finish the season against the NEO part of the MAC. Just remember, as much as we circle other teams on the schedule they all circle us as well. I am calling in every favor I am owed to try and get some fans in the stands for this one. Sadly, that means about 4 extra tickets. Go Zips!
  12. 1 point
    I think you meant complaint not compliant. 😂
  13. 1 point
    Assuming NIU ties WVU there will be 4 teams with 4 points - if they do Goal differential as tiebreaker it is : SIU-E -6 NIU -2 (Assuming tie with WVU) Akron -2 So to me I think you give the 4 seed to the team that did it with the fewest games which would be Akron. (Can't believe we had 2 games cancelled this year with Notre Dame and WMU)
  14. 1 point
    Still delayed. Anyone at the stadium? Was thinking about heading up if they start by 9 as I have an entry into the Taylor Made jewelry contest and figured the crowd would be pretty sparse.
  15. 1 point
    This is better than a bowl game. We play a quality opponent and we get to keep all the money.
  16. 0 points
    In reading the article, I think what GT meant by the above is that the Zips now have 3 serviceable bigs (Riak, Sales, and E-man), so it will free up Utomi from having to play center. I don't think GT meant Groce might have all 3 on the court at the same time to "free up" Utomi & Ivey for shots. I would have liked more information on our other newbies. Toles, Cheese, Roscoe, Jackson, and Banks. I've got so many questions about this team.