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  1. 4 points
    I'm a little bit of a Maishe Dailey homer out of a 2 minute encounter at the 2019 Ice Cream Social. While many of the kids hung out with each other and were a little shy, he went around the room extending his hand, introducing himself and welcoming people. He's just a nice personable kid. I also enjoyed watching him on the bench last season. While he couldn't play he was regularly in the mix of encouraging and cheering on his teammates. He's a kid ZipsNation can be proud of.
  2. 3 points
    I know UA has cut back significantly on communications staff, but it sure would be nice to get an official announcement of both the 2020 and 2021 Men's Soccer recruiting classes. WMU just identified their 2021 recruits via Twitter 2 days ago. Those who have committed to Zips Men's Soccer deserve to have their commitments in the spotlight and to be officially introduced to ZipsNation. Just another example of President Miller's unimpressive leadership. Communications and perception are always critical.
  3. 3 points
    Holy hell that was fun. Hip Zip, I thought that same thing myself. One of the most complete 40 minutes I've seen by an Akron team EVER, and that says a ton considering the last 15 years. That's the best D LCJ has ever played, I don't know how he wasn't exhausted early with how hard he was playing. You could tell Preston was taken way out of his comfort zone. That's something a top ten Big Ten program couldn't do when they faced him. That's a testament to the coaching staff and conditioning program. So that's why Trimble was so highly anticipated! I don't know that I've ever seen a 6-6 by a Zip, few and far between at least if I have Ali Ali guarded Vander Plas so well, if you even contest him a bit he struggles to shoot, otherwise he could put it in from The Score Draft Room if he wanted to. And Ali made him work to the point that he had no legs down the stretch. That was huge. I don't know what Wynn is good at yet. I thought his minutes were pretty poor today, I would have preferred Marshall for defense and hustle instead, but hopefully he comes around. Dailey is starting to play more like X, obviously he'll probably never be as good, but they've got similar bodies and capabilities so I'd like to see him fill that role. Overall, I loved every second of that and thankfully we have a few days to savor and enjoy it! That truly was a spectacular performance. However, moving forward I'm still somewhat skeptical as to how good this team will be against everyone in this league. What will happen when the 3 doesn't fall? What happens when you go up against a bigger and more physical team like Kent? What happens if these turnovers are committed against Buffalo?? This could be another special season, the potential is there, now as coach Groce likes to say, EXECUTE!!!!! Stay strong Zips fans, the JAR would've been a lot of fun today, even though we can't be there keep supporting the Zips!! Hopefully we have the opportunity to see these boys do something special in person in the Spring. Cheers, Happy Holidays!
  4. 3 points
    No Fans at Games = Nut Kick Emoji 2pm Game Time During Work = Nut Kick Emoji ESPN+ (subscription required) = Nut Kick Emoji The trifecta.
  5. 2 points
  6. 2 points
    Good. Maybe some of the people still clinging to him can follow him to Louisiana
  7. 2 points
    Our starters shot 70% from three (I don't know how LCJ can live with himself as the worst starting 3 pt shooter today at a mere 50% 🤣). Curious what happened to Jermaine Marshall today, didn't see him anywhere in the box score.
  8. 2 points
    I don't know - if we can beat the Bobkittens while wearing pink jerseys I'm all for it. Very Hayden Fry-esque. 🙂
  9. 2 points
    I see more hustle from Akron. They are swarming to loose balls.
  10. 2 points
    It's his brother. This is Wan Kuzri, that was Wan Kuzain. Wan Kuzain Wan Kamal plays for Sporting KC.
  11. 2 points
    Not a fan of the pink jerseys
  12. 2 points
    I think the solution is not that complicated. Expand the playoffs to 8 teams and ensure that at least one of the underdog teams gets an invite. You can cut down on some bowl games that the playoffs will replace, and give more teams a chance. Do not look for excuses not to proceed, if I recall, the DIII playoffs start with 16 teams, so 8 should not be a problem with classes.
  13. 2 points
    The Beacon hired a handful of new writers. I've also notice that George Thomas has been writing more movie reviews lately. Perhaps this new writer is the official Zips beat reporter? If so, that's great news, IMO.
  14. 1 point
    Are you sure our MAC POY won't be back next year?
  15. 1 point
    The magenta/pink/vomit colored shirt with the white pants and white belt a few days before Christmas just didn't do it for me.
  16. 1 point
    Exactly Zippy. I won't guess as to what their record will be as I am not familiar with the program, but on whether he'd be hired at 65 I was just plain damn wrong!
  17. 1 point
    I guess this is the response we should have expected from the, "nobody wants him" crowd completely willing to overlook the absolutely stupid decision to fire him with 2 years left on his contract. Still waiting from that MAC East title and first bowl win from Arth.
  18. 1 point
    I wouldn't sell him short on his 3-point shooting. I think he'll have some memorable long-range days this season, as long as COVID doesn't curtail things. X was a comparatively better rebounder for sure, but he's also a couple inches taller.
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  20. 1 point
    Even the BJ can't keep them straight - third photo down identifies Greg "Trimble"
  21. 1 point
    Groce quote from the Beacon article, which is consistent with what the staff has been saying about Trimble- "There were days, especially last year, where if you would come in here and watch us practice, he would get on one of those tears," Groce said. "And he's an elite-level shot maker. It was only a matter of time."
  22. 1 point
    I like how you worded that, "more diverse offensive threat." Last Tuesday he was visibly getting down on himself for missing all those 3s, fast forward to last Saturday and he took it inside and took some turnaround mid rangers. Today he displayed his slashing abilities a bit. In addition, he buried a couple of good decision 3s to keep the D guessing. Those are the things I like to see!
  23. 1 point
    I think today is proof that, if that St. Bonnie game weren't at the cavernous empty Fieldhouse (or if it weren't our first game post COVID issue), we'd be undefeated. I missed the game (honestly forgot about it). We obviously shot well, but were the shots contested, uncontested, flukes, the real deal? How was the defense? What's the story with Currie? How did Clarke look in his limited time? What did Freeman do well to get 8 boards?
  24. 1 point
    I'm about 90% positive Harris was a scholarship player brought in with the staff's first class. He didn't play at all last season due to injury and barely made any appearances on the field this year. Good luck to him. Looking forward to seeing how the staff can use his scholarship to improve the team. This is the type of player where its probably best for both sides to move on.
  25. 1 point
    There will be plenty for the coaching staff to point to when they go over the film, but the Zips took a giant step forward today. The hot shooting is always great to see, but I really liked the increase in hustle and energy. It was also nice to see Currie on the court even though it was at the very end.
  26. 1 point
    Holy smokes. What was that?!! I wasn't able to watch so I am looking forward to hearing from those who did. Looking at the stats, I wonder what the critics think of Trimble and Dailey tonight. I think their/there/they're coming around.
  27. 1 point
    Oh yes. But wait...Jason Preston...but wait...they almost beat Illinois...but wait they scored 40 straight CSU.
  28. 1 point
    This is good. Can't wait to open a bottle of something and head over to Kitten Attack and see the before, during, and after posts.
  29. 1 point
    Never gets old kicking OU's a$$. Media can keep picking them ahead of us and write all the feel good stories about their players they want. We'll keep winning.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Whats going on over at Kitten Attack???
  32. 1 point
    Holy crap 5-5 on threes?
  33. 1 point
    Trimble found his stroke. We look pretty good eh?
  34. 1 point
    Maishe for THREE!! Someone help me out. Is it pronounced MY- she?? Where do you get a name like that? Is it available in stores?
  35. 1 point
    Wan Kuzain (brother of the newest recruit...Wan Kuzri)...committed for 2017...but he never came... He instead decided for the Sporting KC USL team Wan Kuzain eventually advanced to the MLS team but did not play much. Sporting KC released the older brother after the 2020 season
  36. 1 point
    LCJ will be POY again. He is just amazing. If he was 6'4" we would have already lost him to the NBA
  37. 1 point
    I wouldn't even call that pink.
  38. 1 point
    The key to stopping Preston is to pressure the ball. He's not a great ballhandler. If you let him roam the floor he will find a way to hurt you.
  39. 1 point
    Respectfully, none of this will do what you want it to do. Winning is creating the disparity. We shouldn't punish teams for success, but we should make the next year's schedule very difficult for them. For example, the first place team of the Big Ten should have to play the first place team of two-three of the other P5 conference the following season. Nine to ten conference games....no cupcakes for anyone. Go back to a computer deciding two teams that make the championship game, no "playoff". Just football with a meaningful season start to finish. If Ohio State, next year, can beat Clemson, Oklahoma and Alabama in early season play then run the Big Ten, they deserve to be in the championship. If not, someone else gets in. Same for the other three.
  40. 1 point
    What is making college basketball more competitive is the one and done rule. Most schools cannot keep up if they get too many of these players. Kentucky seems to with the exception of this year. I would also argue that if it wasn't for the volume of games on in the first two rounds of the ncaa tournament, those games would mostly be a complete bore. Most end up blowouts and the only thing that keeps me tuned in is I can turn to another game.
  41. 1 point
  42. 1 point
    Good morning Zips fans - & more importantly, happy game day!! Have a good feeling about this one. 77-74 Akron
  43. 1 point
    I think the one word that stood out to me in the whole article was "stale." That's what the playoff has become.
  44. 1 point
    Welcome to another 2021 recruit.
  45. 1 point
    We’d better get our act together or this game will get ugly. we haven’t figured out our starters yet, let alone any sort of rotation. No chemistry yet. Should Freeman start, or should we ease him along a bit more slowly? Reece off the bench? the only certain starter is LCJ. Tribble may still be hobbled come Tuesday so our backup PG may be true freshman Garvin Clarke. He’s gonna be a good one but he’s probably not ready for the intensity of an OU game after only playing 2 games.
  46. 1 point
    this is becoming the OU message board. Next we will be posting glowing profiles about PCCC players.
  47. 1 point
    This guy should have at least been given a chance to take the program into D1. Would he have been better than Faust? Who knows. But he ran the last consistently winning program at Akron.
  48. 1 point
    I wish Coach would just go for it on 4th down every time.
  49. 1 point
    Why should Bowden do that? Contracts are contracts. If you're UA you ride with Bowden until his contract is up like Kent did with their previous coach. It certainly doesn't help you to fire that guy and go to worse.
  50. 0 points
    Your probably rite. Their going two be tough to beat? Who nos, maybe the Zips can get it togther if Tribimble plays.
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