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  1. Big Buyouts at U of Akron

    As Zip-o-matic stated, some university has to serve the purpose of being the school with low admission standards. Perhaps the Akron/Kent school could house some satelite grad school programs there.
  2. Akron is looking to buyout 47% of its faculty. https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2019/03/19/big-buyouts-u-akron
  3. Big Buyouts at U of Akron

    I'm well aware that Akron would become the designated STEM school of NEO. That's fine with me personally.
  4. Big Buyouts at U of Akron

    There are a lot of things to not like about California politics, but I think it's hard to deny that they're ahead of the game when it comes to operating a functional public university system. Below are a list of public universities they have that are in the top 100 best public universities based upon US News and World Reports annual rankings. Akron, Kent, YSU, and Cleveland State should be working together to offer NEO residents the highest level education possible at the lowest cost. They shouldn't be competing to see which one of them can build the largest rock climbing wall. 1) UCLA 2) UC - Berkeley 5) UC - Santa Barbara 7) UC - Irvine 10) UC - Davis 11) UC - San Diego 26) UC - Santa Cruz 35) UC - Riverside 60) San Diego State University 67) UC - Merced https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities/top-public
  5. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    The below link will update you on all of the MAC's moves as they happen. Of note, Jason Carter is leaving Ohio. Not really surprising given the coaching change. http://verbalcommits.com/conferences/mid-american
  6. ESPN3 vs ESPN+

    ESPN just signed the AAC to $1 Billion/12 yr deal. As part of the deal ESPN will be airing tier 3 AAC basketball and football games on ESPN+ https://awfulannouncing.com/ncaa/espn-1-billion-deal-aac-espn-plus.html
  7. Buffalo- the next Cincinnati

    It seems a bit too soon to compare a team whose made it to 12 Sweet 16s and has 2 national championships to a team that has a combined 1 tournament win in program history. If they're still doing what they are now in 5 years, I'll start talking about it. As of now there are tons of schools that thought they were going to be the next (insert power house basketball program here). Look at Cleveland State as a prime example. Now they're stuck with a monstrosity of an arena that is bleeding the university much like Infocision is doing to us.
  8. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    No matter who Akron hired to replace Dambrot they'd be b****ing. Dambrot was already the highest paid employee at the University of Akron and the highest paid basketball coach in the MAC. Akron was never going to be able to match the salary nor the millions of dollars worth of upgrades that Duquesne was prepared to offer. Akron was only going to be able to retain Dambrot by Dambrot accepting less to stay. He elected to instead take the money and run.
  9. MAC Tournament Game 2: Buffalo

    Elton Alexander wrote a piece in The Plain Dealer on Buffalo and the MAC. Pretty much his opinion is that Oats will be at Buffalo for the foreseeable future and has raised the bar for the MAC. He questions whether one of the other MAC programs will emerge as a candidate to compete with Buffalo or whether Buffalo will just run away with the conference much like how Gonzaga has with the WCC. https://www.cleveland.com/sports/2019/03/ncaa-tournament-2019-buffalo-bulls-still-have-work-to-do-and-so-does-the-mac.html
  10. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    I definitely feel there needs to be some sort of balance. You don't want to keep a bunch of players on the roster that aren't good enough to play on a top tier MAC squad, but if a coach isn't showing loyalty to his players it may lead to guys like Utomi asking why should they show loyalty to the coach or university by returning when they have better options available to them. Not to say that was the case in this situation or not as frankly I don't know.
  11. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    I like E-Man, but it's probably for the best. We didn't need to have 3 offensively deficient centers on our roster.
  12. Duquesne Basketball Coach Keith Dambrot

    I by no means have any knowledge of the situation, but if I had a gun to my head and had to guess where Utomi would play next year, I'd say Houston.
  13. 20018-19 Women's Bball

    Pay to play tourneys for both genders. One step closer to gender equality.
  14. 20018-19 Women's Bball

    I didn't realize the women's game had a tournament below the NIT.
  15. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    He only fouled out twice the entire season. That's not bad for a starting C. He picked up some dumb fouls over the course of the season, who doesn't, but I never viewed that as a weakness in his game like I viewed it in Kostelac and E-Man. His weakness has been that his hands have been bricks this year. Even when he does catch it in the low post the ball has been either stripped or he misses a bunny or dunk. I actually like Riak for his defensive presence, but there is no mistaking he needs to work on catching a pass in traffic and finish at the rim.
  16. Camron Reece

    Maybe he can teach the rest of the team how to box out next year.
  17. MAC Tournament Game 2: Buffalo

    I believe he's trying to say we should have spent money on a new basketball arena instead of a football stadium. So much tax money gets poured into subsidizing the cost of the Knight Center each year. Adding a second convocation center just so Akron could have a shiny new arena would have been a further drain on taxpayers. If we can't muster the fan support to make it profitable for the university to build, which seems to be the case, we should continue to play at the JAR. We should have learned our lesson from the 75% empty football stadium that a build it and they will come philosophy doesn't work.
  18. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    Losing our #1 scorer off a team that finished last in the MAC in offense certainly is going to hurt. Groce is going to need to turn water into wine to make us contenders next year. I don't know how he can do it, but for our sakes I hope he does it. He still has 4 years at 650k per year left on his deal. Like it or not we're pretty much stuck with him for the next 3 seasons as I can't see Akron buying out more than 1 year.
  19. MAC Tournament Game 2: Buffalo

    Akron consistently has one of, if not the highest, basketball operating budget in the MAC. If your solution is to spend more how do you propose we fund that? That money needs to come from somewhere. Its not like the university is swimming in extra money at the moment that they can reallocate to basketball. Yes, when someone proposes we drop down to D3 they will be laughed at.
  20. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    I wish Utomi the best of luck wherever he ends up. I'm sure when he committed to Akron in 2015 he wasn't expecting a coaching change and a complete team rebuild. I hope wherever he ends he has an opportunity to make it to the big dance.
  21. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    This one really hurts. With Utomi I was thinking we'd have a chance to be a top 2-3 team in the MAC next season. We'll see how the roster shapes up, but my new expectation as of now is something along the lines of 7-11. I'm going to hold out judgement until after the start of my season, however, I'm going to begin to sharpen my pitchfork.
  22. 2018- 2019 Season Post-mortem

    I guess that just depends on what the team violation was. I'm guessing it was something fairly major for him to be suspended on senior night. They could very well want to see him break the record, but didn't want to set a bad precedence by showing him preferential treatment. They knew he'd be guaranteed at-least 2 additional games (MAC + postseason tourney) to get the 51 points needed for the all-time record.
  23. 2018- 2019 Season Post-mortem

    Walker is 32 points away from becoming Kent's all-time leading scorer. I'm guessing that played a big part in why they're continuing their season.
  24. 2018- 2019 Season Post-mortem

    I don't know if Akron got asked or not, but based off the below teams it seems the CIT has pretty low standards. Without looking at each teams resume, I'd have to guess Kent is one of, if not the best team, in this field.
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