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    Hello Fellow Fans! I thought I would update you on Kwan. This past year has been crazy, but despite the craziness Kwan has became a father to a little boy named Kyler James Cheatham. He also got married on Aug 7th to Emily Rose Correal. Lastly, Kwan will be playing in Israel this season. We are so proud of the man Kwan grown into. His career as pro baller has afforded him to see the world. God is good and we truly blessed!
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    His curveball is nasty
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    damn. I miss those days. Infocision is probably the safest place to be during a pandemic.
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    https://www.beaconjournal.com/sports/20200904/copley-senior-sam-harter-excited-about-opportunity-to-play-on-university-of-akron-menrsquos-soccer-team Sam Harter of Copley (yes, he has a very talented left footed brother 😁 ).....will be playing soccer for the zips in the fall of 2021. Welcome, Sam !!! Go, Zips
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    Better yet, interrupt the steady drip of negative stories about finances that are driving new students away and bringing down enrollment. G5 schools have a revenue problem driven by declining in enrollment. The expenses of college athletics would be reduced if they could get this under control.
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    Is a Zip game at the Info really a threat to spread COVID19? πŸ˜•
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    I'll pose this question: If "the science is the science" is really the reason we aren't playing football this year, why is there high school football, why can UCincinnati play football, why can the Browns/Bengals play football, why can all of these Universities have students on campus, why can students go to high school, why can our own football team continue working out, together, and why can the Big 12, SEC, ACC, Sun Belt, CUSA, and AAC, among others, play football this year but we can't? University of Central Arkansas and Austin Peay already showed we can play without spreading. How many students who've contracted COVID-19 since returning to campus have been hospitalized? The answer is none. I'm pissed I can't watch us play this year. I'm not going to claim this is political (and I don't think GP1 was either), but this sure as heck isn't strictly "science". I think claiming the protection of others is the easiest and most logical scapegoat, but that isn't even a part of the B1G playing debate anymore, its myocarditis and those numbers have been recently proven to be grossly exaggerated (not to mention there are doctors who don't see it as that serious) Its more money related than anything IMO. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb/penn-state-clarifies-doctors-claim-of-one-third-of-big-ten-athletes-with-myocarditis/ar-BB18GITN?ocid=uxbndlbing
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    yes he did. I hope he becomes all pro.
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    Jojo made the 53 man roster.
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    Play good football in part with local kids and charge a reasonable price and there will be butts in the seats. They also need to realize that a youth team taking up seats at $5 a pop is better than an empty seat.
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    GP has hit on the single best way to improve football attendance in my opinion. That is to play good football. We haven't seen that is years here. Two years stick out to me in which you could say we got a glimpse of good football. Those were Bowden's first year, because he was such an improvement over iCoach and the year we went to the Idaho Potato Bowl. When it comes to football NE Ohio fans are fairly sophisticated. They know the game and know good from bad. We have not met their expectation to play a good game. Do that and we will see an influx of fans larger than any marketing campaign could produce.
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    GT's latest- https://www.beaconjournal.com/sports/20200823/ua-menrsquos-basketball-begins-work-amid-uncertainty
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    Hopefully, we can find a happy middle ground by time basketball comes around.
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    Unfortunately COVID affects everything else... We haven't begun to see the destruction it's going to cause U of A athletics...
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    https://sports.yahoo.com/miami-dolphins-hiring-jason-taylor-223158898.html Hall of Famer Jason Taylor has been a lot of things for the Miami Dolphins: All-time sack leader, the team’s defensive anchor (with Zach Thomas) for more than a decade and for a time, the figurative face of the franchise. Now add something else to that list: full-time radio analyst.
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    I think that this is a loss if he was planning to come back in 2021. Not a huge loss, but a decent player to bridge the gap to the future. Coach Arth has recruited many large DL, but it still remains to be seen if they are talented or if they can play. I would have loved to see some senior leadership as they work in the many future defensive linemen. Good luck, and I hope that this decision works out for you. Go Zips
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    Damn you Dr Z. Now you have ruined it for my future grandchildren. How can they possibly survive without Disney and ESPN!
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    On a side note, I know a guy who played for the Force. He was the soccer coach for the local high school here in South Carolina and I think he still might be.. Anyhow, if the goal of college athletics is profitability, they should close every program with the exception of around 20. G5 schools need to examine exactly how much taxpayer dollars they are willing to spend on college athletics (I think we are at an acceptable level). They then need to provide such an awesome experience in the form of good football, clean stadiums, clean bathrooms, clean parking lots, good food/beer at a time convenient for the taxpayers to attend that the taxpayers will find it acceptable to put some of their tax dollars into college athletics. If that means giving tax payers free GA tickets to something they are already paying for, then so be it. Then, here comes a crazy idea, maybe they can cut back on some of the endless stories about budget deficits and mix in some PR related to the awesome public service the kids engage in around NE Ohio. What they need to do really isn't difficult to do. In and effort to win an award in the category of "Best Use Of Language In A Rant Against Stupidity", I present the following. If college athletics is the "business" everyone claims it to be, it would have been shuttered years ago. It is closer to "monkey business" than actual "business". It's complete nonsense to look at it as a business. The only actual business going on comes from those making money off of it outside of the universities (television networks, beer companies, etc.) and if they completely destroy G5 athletics, they will shift their business elsewhere. I rest my case and hope the judges will look favorably on my submission for "Best Use of Language In A Rant Against Stupidity".
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    As crappy as the BB arena is, it's amazing 3,500 went to games. Look at my plan for success. The BB experience fails on multiple levels. Bad stadium, bad food, feh parking, half of college BB games take place on weeknights in the dead of winter, beer?, etc.
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    I can't get it real well in Twinsburg. Luckily, they stream on iHeart so I can listen that way!
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    Akron soccer posted this tweet today...so I figured that I would start a topic. Hopefully, these fine group of young men will get to play some meaningful games in the spring.
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    Thanks. I remember this, too, but when I looked at their roster, he's not shown. I realize now, though, that no Freshman appear on their roster. So, they must not be including their new players on the roster yet. At any rate, best wishes to Kai. Notre Dame College has a great DII men's soccer program. I think Kai can do well there. https://notredamefalcons.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Gabriel Ramos to East Tennessee St University. https://www.etsubucs.com/msoccer/roster/ Other transfers: Bradley Chick to East Tennessee St University. https://www.etsubucs.com/msoccer/roster/ Mani Austmann to UNC Greensboro. https://gomason.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Ricky Ceballos to High Point. https://highpointpanthers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Tor Saunders to Coastal Carolina. https://goccusports.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Joe Bowles to Grace College. https://gclancers.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster Nicolas Alt to George Mason University. Marko Gasparac ? Jonathan Boothe ?
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    WHLO? Maybe I can hear the post game show west of route 21 now after the games...
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    Kai to Notre Dame College
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    "Spottsville missed them both."
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    Even in great years, I'm guessing average attendance was in the 3,700 neighborhood. It's not a function of the team or program - it's the local sports culture and the embedded role and personality of the university within the community. UofA has been trying to be "something else" since it became a state supported urban university in the 1960s. It's time to take pride in what it is and build on those strengths.
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    Are you talking about layers of administration or did you mean lawyers? πŸ˜‰
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    Ok, here is the roster.....that currently shows on the website.... 28 players https://gozips.com/sports/mens-soccer/roster On February 3rd, Akron did this news release...when 4 new players joined the team (Hazem Sobhy, Ryan Combe, Jordan Seaman and Gabriel Ramos) https://gozips.com/news/2020/2/3/akron-adds-four-newcomers-to-2020-mens-soccer-roster.aspx there is a PDF you can click in in the article to see that roster ......here are the differences that I can see Gabriel Ramos not on fall Roster Kai Wagner not on fall roster Peter Zecca not on fall Roster New players Transfer - #1 Wil Meyer New Freshman #8 Jason Shokalook #23 Damon Williams #27 Paul Jones #28 Nick Scott #29 Josue Hangi Number changes Colin Biros was #8 in spring... he is #10 in fall Natnael McDonald was #33 in spring #20 in fall Hazem Sobhy #23 in Spring #22 in fall at the end of April, this is what Top Drawer Soccer showed as the zip recruiting class I have highlighted in bold...the players that have made it to campus....Remi Smith changed his commitment from Akron to Air Force. I do not know what happened with Dyson Clapier. 11. Akron Commitments: F Jason Shokalook (Internationals SC – No. 52), M Remi Smith (Atlanta United – No. 177), GK Josue Hangi (Atlanta United – No. 178), D M Ryan Combe (Black Rock FC – No. 188), F Damon Williams (South Carolina United FC – No. 197), Paul Jones (South Carolina United FC), M Nick Scott (Internationals SC), D Jordan Seaman (Internationals SC), M Dyson Clapier (Portland Timbers) Transfers: GK Will Meyer (Louisville), M Hazem Sobhy (Ottawa – AZ) The reclassification of Shokalook is a big boost for Akron’s class, which features five players from the Top 200 player rankings.
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    Regardless, they are losing money hand over fist. 1,000 seats at $5 each is a drop in the bucket. Give the tickets away to youth football teams that want them. The kids will load up on enough junk food to pay for themselves. Give steep food discounts for inter city teams that may not have much money to spend on food. Don't openly promote it though, just do it. Our biggest problem is we and our partners in the MAC have successfully destroyed our fan bases with the ESPN nonsense because the athletic directors/universities prioritize money over everything else. The destruction is complete. Time to build a fan base again. It's more expensive to acquire/reacquire customers than retaining them. It shouldn't matter at this point if they hand out 60,000 free GA tickets in the hopes that 10,000 show up. Remember, don't over think it.... What should be openly promoted at this point? Clean parking lots, clean bathrooms, clean temporary restrooms, clean seats, decent food/beer, good football at a time when people can attend. It is not very difficult.
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    Of all the things I listed, good football is the most difficult part. Clean parking lots, etc. are pretty easy to accomplish if schools just enter into the right contracts with vendors. With that said, it wasn't that long ago we were a decent team. It isn't hard to win 6-7 games as a MAC team. Clawson proved at Wake Forest how easy it is in the ACC. If he goes to a bowl game, there is a contract extension for him on the horizon. We just need to get back to decent. The utter crap cannot go on. If the team was just decent and all of the easy stuff was accomplished, things would work out. I hate to say it, but once the team gets back to decent and they are doing the easy stuff, going back to the days of giving away general admission tickets might be the way to go to get people to games to see how nice it can be. An empty seat doesn't buy a hot dog or a beer or pay for parking or buy a t-shirt. It also doesn't become part of a growing fan base. Conceding the financial loss to a degree of college athletics while still having it can be freeing for many universities.
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    He may not have had any stars out of high school and only one offer, but he is tiny. You can't teach tiny. https://www.hudl.com/profile/5403496/Karey-Lee
  36. 1 point
    Yep you're playing gotcha allright. 😁
  37. 1 point
    Just what the world needs, another engineer..... Seriously though. How much different would your experience had been if they lost? My guess is a twinge of disappointment on the walk to the car followed by the joy of another beer in the parking lot. My trips to Wake Forest games have taught me a lesson, and that lesson is I'm relatively easy to please as are most people. All I need is a clean parking lot, clean stadium, clean bathrooms, clean port a johns, some decent food/beer in the stadium, convenient time and day, and good football (doesn't even have to be great). Watching the MAC implode over the past decade has been astonishing. Depending on how you define "good football", Cincinnati isn't doing anything Akron couldn't do. The MAC is entertaining enough for most people as most people in NE Ohio are entertained by high school football so the MAC would be better. Give the students, fans, alumni and community members something decent and they will go because people are easy to please. This really isn't that hard.
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    Bendy cheerleaders! Gotcha! πŸ‘
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    My son attends UC. We went down for the UCF / UC game last fall. Gladly paid $120 for a pair of tickets. So did the other 40k+ fans in attendance. We lucked into a nice tailgate lot that was only $25. Friday night game. Had a blast. Here was the crowd from my vantage point. Not quite InfoCision.😁 HeHere is the student section rushing the field after knocking off a Top 25 team. My son is 985th from the right.😁 At least I'll have a team to root for this fall.🐻🐈
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    The AAC is closer to P5 than G5. It's amazing what you can do if you play good football in clean stadiums with nice tailgating at a time and place convenient for students, alumni and fans to attend. It really isn't hard. Who would have thought when the pandemic started that the PAC12 and Big 10 would have actively taken a road down turning themselves into the AAC? Out of sight, out of mind. The lifeblood of college football is recruiting. It will take these two conferences years to recover.
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    This week's postcard- https://gozips.com/news/2020/6/15/mens-basketball-in-their-own-words-postcard-from-maishe-dailey.aspx?spMailingID=5924124&spUserID=MjUzOTI2MDE2NzM3S0&spJobID=1081608507&spReportId=MTA4MTYwODUwNwS2
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    https://sports.yahoo.com/virus-could-cure-college-sports-150028771.html this may have been posted before ... i came across it recently
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    True story: I was recently doing a crossword puzzle, one of the clues was "Is unable". 4 letters, ending in N-T. I almost filled in K-E πŸ˜…
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    The vet min for a 4th year player in 2019 was $806k. It would have only gone up for 2020, especially with the new CBA. He's pretty much making vet minimum. He's a huge upgrade over Hilliard in the return game, which is what he was brought here to do. I don't see how paying a kick returner vet min is a bad signing.
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    Well if you don't have the testicular fortitude to spell it out, I will. It's all a GD scheme by the AD to build up his resume before jumping to a bigger, better school.
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    Now that this is in the right section, I'll comment. She organized a 2A rally on their campus a few weeks ago. Her dad is apparently a big 2A guy, and has raised his daughter similarly. I've seen this photo and other photos from her graduation circulating, and have a few comments... - I'm a huge 2A person, but not a big fan of these open carry demonstrations. I don't think the optics of open carry demonstrations with AR15s (or in this case, an AR10) are positive for gun owners. - I doubt it is, but I hope the magazine and chamber are empty. Typically with open carry demonstrations, the magazine is not in the magwell to show that it's empty. - Can't must be livid that this is getting so much attention. - I wish she would've carried an AR15, not an AR10. I don't think the pro-gun control crowd knows about the evil AR10 yet. Edit: Let me add that I actually appreciate her reasoning for doing this.
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