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  1. You guys always say that in the basketball thread. Groce is gone if Zips win a tournament game
  2. I don't want much. A few wins maybe. And fire that awful Keith Kennedy. He ruins every game.
  3. These came today. Very nice!
  4. https://suriverhawks.com/sports/football/roster/coaches/thomas-woodson/382 OT: Woodson QB coach in PA.
  5. There are thousands of sad stories during all of this. I remember the photo of LCJ's father embracing him after they cancelled the MAC tournament. He's, bright, young and has division 1 athletic caliber. I'm not going to debate the baseball issue, but I think there should have been a plan beginning 5 or 6 years ago to begin phasing out some of these programs.
  6. He's impressive. I like how he took care of the athletic situation quickly, hopefully calmed down the faculty Senate, and is now moving on to the bigger picture.
  7. Nice thing about basketball is that there are more players out there to recruit for way fewer spots
  8. That may be. I wish I had the solution or could provide the cure. In the meantime, I will play the hand I'm dealt as a fan. I won't run down the University. Just not how I am.
  9. Arth has a lot of potential, and I have faith the new president will sort all of this out. Right now Miller has to reorganize academics and get kids back on campus. Williams did what he was told to do for now. Williams and company could certainly be on borrowed time, but I'm willing to keep buying my season tickets and keep donating and keep being a huge Zips fan.
  10. Oh. Importantly, while it was necessary to make some quick cost-savings measures because of COVID and years of over-spending, it was equally important NOT to make a huge decision like eliminating football because of the temporary COVID situation. I think the MAC schools are looking for a better situation for football and that can't happen during a "panic." Also, we pile on our football team like it's the only one in the conference that is a heavy stone hanging from the school's neck. There is not perennial football powerhouse in the MAC who is the Gonzaga of mid-major football. WMU pays their coach an outrageous sum. The MAC needs to figure this out as a group.
  11. so you were so embarrassed so much that you didn't return for another game? I always go, but I can probably count on one hand the # of games in which I stayed until the end. These Tuesday, Wednesday night games are such a drag. However, I'm sure the AD knows that but in the cost/benefit analysis, that time slot is the best option. Akron Basketball had a few crappy time slots this last season but they also had 4 or 5 CBS or espn2 broadcast games.
  12. I think it was that t-shirt cannon blow to the head. I've been a problem ever since. BTW...I was/am pro-Groce and thought KD was mired in mediocrity. And as I recall you raised holy hell about Williams, etc, when all that went down.
  13. I would bet those uniforms like the basketball uniforms are part of a clothing contract. Putting that aside, SERIOUSLY, WTF IS YOUR PROBLEM? move on, get a life, and let it go already.
  14. I think there are a lot more cuts out there. These are just the teams.
  15. They anti football crowd are a small vocal minority who offer nothing other than complaints. President let it be known a week ago that football was staying.
  16. Was the golf team's home course, Firestone CC? I can't imagine what that cost the university.
  17. I thought it would be more. Where are all the other cuts coming from?
  18. "Based on my recommendation, affected by the decision are men’s golf, women’s tennis and men’s cross country. The elimination of these sports, along with salary reductions for select coaches, staff position eliminations, scholarship and operating reductions will total approximately $4.4 million." https://www.uakron.edu/redesigning-ua/athletics-05-14-2020
  19. Or when Akron had lost two straight and was losing by 5 at home to Eastern Michigan with 41 seconds left on the clock.
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