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Everything posted by NWAkron

  1. Bowling Green is in similar straits and Miami has troubles. The state of Illinois is a financial mess so NIU I'm sure has trouble as well.
  2. Ive never known this board to overreact or get ahead of itself.
  3. I can't imagine leaving the MAC will happen now. Make the cuts as needed, get kids back on campus, get things moving again, and re-assess. Panic decisions are rarely good decisions.
  4. Considering this is an athletic message board, I'm stunned that some on here are ok with dropping to D2, leaving the MAC, and crushing the athletic program all because of their distaste for Williams, Arth, the stadium or whatever else. No other program can bring in $4mill by playing 3 road games like the football program can. There will be big changes but I'm with the Captain. Flushing our basketball and soccer teams down the toilet by downgrading would be a huge mistake by Miller and the board. All the MAC schools are in same situation. Hopefully, they are all working together on a solution instead of a suicide pact. If Akron has too many sports, the cut them and work on that waiver from the NCAA.
  5. I agree with you. However, I think we are very fortunate to have Miller. What we are all learning across the board that you hire competent, smart people for the bad times. It's easy to lead an organization when there's lots of $ and all is going well. First priority should be to get kids back on campus this Fall. Get some normalcy back to the students. Also, for the athletes, they need to know what their future holds. Also, Donors, those who support scholarships, need to know where their $ will be going. Akron was in the midst of a really good marketing campaign when this hit.
  6. If two athletic programs need to be cut, so be it. But moving to D2 as someone keeps mentioning on here would be a non-starter for the community and alumni much like "OPU" was back in the day. Being a D1 school is a selling point. Miller was probably figuring out a diplomatic way to make cuts through his 5 year plan. Now, he doesn't have to be so diplomatic and has the excuse to make the tough changes quickly.
  7. Track and Field is very successful. Two pole vaulting Olympians. But they also use up a lot of scholarship money. Rifle, women's VB, men's golf seem like low hanging fruit.
  8. If they eliminate tennis, swim team, volleyball, most the good looking women will be eliminated as well. Another factor to consider?
  9. Here's a fact: U of A moves to D2, there goes soccer, basketball, and a huge donor base.
  10. Maybe you can give us some more rumor and innuendo Tiger King and maybe another post reminding us how you want to cut the football program because we didn't catch it the first 15 times you mentioned it.
  11. There are probably talks for the MAC and the NCAA to loosen many of their rules such as minimum attendance. Also, Akron won't want to leave the MAC because the push is to promote regionalism. Flying a basketball team all over is crazy when there are bus rides to all the MAC schools. I think this Title 9 and the equal sports for men and women is unworkable.
  12. God help us. We should know in the next few weeks. I saw rip off the band aid and move forward.
  13. Wow. Just Wow. Well, I think these are special order and aren't being produced in bulk.
  15. Sayles fell at the Bowling Green home game in Groce's first season.
  16. Hard to say "classy" to describe Geno (What? Singletary didn't do anything) Ford or any former or current PCCC coach, so I will give all credit to Dustin.
  17. https://www.beaconjournal.com/sports/20200422/university-of-akron-menrsquos-basketball-newest-addition-has-traits-for-zips-program
  18. Dustin Ford's brother. Everyone did right by Jayden
  19. There's something rotten in the state of Canada. The penalties aren't much at all. The asst coach's career is over. NCAA said he acted alone but he denies it. All of this for Mballa?
  20. Did Groce recruit a Big for next year?
  21. The thread title isn't an accurate reflection of the discussion. I did read that the mid major conferences are asking for waivers on a number of fronts such as minimum attendance, equal # of sports for men and women, etc. Also, they want to establish more regionalism to cut down on travel an expenses.
  22. Take note of what happened with Bronco basketball when they fired their coach during a pandemic. But, Jupiter, is a notorious pot-stirrer, so until I see something to corroborate...abandon thread.
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