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ZipsVoice last won the day on April 20

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About ZipsVoice

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    Fearful of the Roo
  • Birthday 06/13/1952

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    Stow, OH
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    Soccer, track & field, Zips wins and G-Ks
  1. Outdoor Track and Field

    The West Coast is doing wonders for the Zips track athletes, as Hesham Eldesouky breaks the school record in the triple jump! This has been a nice swing the last week and still wondering if we'll see the Zippers at home for their traditional Campbell/Wright Invitational, somewhere in Northeast Ohio! Maybe a twin outdoor MAC Championship would convince the school to do something with the track, but with the railing falling off Infocision, I don't see that happening.....But way to go Zips Track!
  2. Columbus Crew SC

    If I was the Haslams right about now I'd be second guessing my purchase. I have watched three Crew matches on FoxSports Ohio and have been appalled by the fanbase who made such a fuss about saving them and staying in Columbus, only to see more yellow seats in the stadium than ones filled with real live fans. I was assured by Columbus fans that the fanbase would come out in force....where are they? Right now watching vs. Portland, and that's the best you can do Columbus? The entire upper deck is empty, and other than about 50% in the middle, the last third of each end is empty on the bottom....What gives?
  3. Outdoor Track and Field

    Zips T & F soldiers on...out west at Mt. St. Mary's Tevin Brown breaks school record in the 10,000 meter and Mackenzie Andrews sets new school record in the steeplechase! It's been a while since we've had strength in the long distances....way to go Tev and Mack!
  4. Baseball's Coming Back

    I had the same reaction as Zipmeister....I have scoured the internet and talked to a few coaches of other ncaa sports, and can't find anything anywhere about a fee to decommit, let alone a significant one...anyone else know anything??
  5. Baseball's Coming Back

    Just throwing this out there for you to think about. I’ve been at the MAC Baseball Championships the last three years, and if you like college baseball, it is a blast. Played at Sprenger Stadiumin Avon Lake (was All-Pro Freight Stadium before name change) which is only a little over an hour from campus. The stadium is super fan friendly, with several micro brews on tap and high top tables and chairs on the mezzanine. Kinda strange to watch ball on a fully artificial surface, even the mound, but still fun. With Buffalo dropping out the new format is better, with 2 games the first day, then 3 the next two, and the Saturday and Sunday dependent on outcome. It’ll give everyone a chance to see what we’ll be up against in 2020. It’s even worth an overnight stay in the area with a HUGE number of pubs in the area after-game. The staff and the MAC do a great job of this one. Wednesday thru Saturday/Sunday May 22-26.
  6. 2017 G Eric Hester - Florida Transfer

    Who? Dre? We KNOW where he is....Trollsville!
  7. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    HA! Found my old media guide and...December 1993, 3rd game of the season. lost 71-43....
  8. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    It wouldn’t be the first time I’m wrong here. I swear it happened, but...I’ll do some homework...
  9. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    I remember when Penn State played at the JAR to crickets....one if my most PISSED off moments towards casual Zips fans, and especially the ABJ for their lack of content and building up the game....
  10. eSports

    Wow...I mean, not to take a singe thing away from these young student/e-"athletes" (sorry if I triggered anyone). Maybe this is the track and field team's answers! e-track!
  11. Outdoor Track and Field

    Had some doughnuts and coffee and watched a little of the football scrimmage on a beautiful morning, then wandered over the Lee Jackson, as the throwing events for the pieced-together NEO Quad track meet was underway. At YSU Friday on a crappy day, there were some okay performances by the looks of things, but talking to some of the runners and jumpers who were there yesterday to cheer on their throwing teammates, there's a real "downness" to their psyche. There's a lot of young talent coming up, like Nuh Andu in the HJ, Eldesouky in the LJ and TJ. Some nice young throwers as well. Coaches are really trying to keep things positive it seems, and the fact they were able to pull off this weekend says a lot. Then I wandered over nd watched little of the soccer match, and it struck me how, between InfoCision and FES-CCF sits this decaying facility where it seems no one in power at UA gives a hoot about. No wonder these men and women are a little disheartened. I did see Larry Williams on the track talking to coach Mitchell, which was a small positive for the day, other than the outcomes of the events.
  12. Hey guys and gals, remember when the Western Michigan match was cancelled due to an electrical outage at FES-CCF? Remember how mad we all were, how outraged at the U and the Athletic Office? Remember some were even moved to e-mail and write letters about the situation? Well, I know all of your are soccer fans, but I also know you are Zips fans as well. I don’t know if you follow the other Forums on ZNO, but there’s a grave situation happening to one of our 3 Nationally ranked teams, the track and field squad. The outdoor facility has degraded to a point where it is unsafe to host meets, and so, the two outdoor meets that Akron hosts annually are actually going to be hosted - at Youngstown State. Embarrassing? In a nutshell, the team has been asking for repairs but they have not occurred, and the reigning MAC men’s indoor champs and women’s defending outdoor champs have to go to YSU. Also, some of the athletes have revealed they don’t even have locker room facilities, and have to change in a public restroom! The coaches and athletes obviously deserve better, and are trying to make the best of a bad situation, but if ALL Zip fans would voice that same displeasure we felt on that Saturday night last Fall to the administration, it will at least let them Know someone cares and that the program, which by the way is a net revenue producer, is important enough to do something so next year this doesn’t happen. Thanks for “listening”.
  13. MAC Hoops 18-19

    WAS an Akron Company....
  14. Duquesne Basketball Coach Keith Dambrot

    I like Daniel a lot, but after watching their team the last few weeks, I don't see him fitting into a playing-time position there.....
  15. Outdoor Track and Field

    So, the outdoor season got off to a great start down in Teh-Has, with Jordan Latimer (LJ) picking up where he left off indoors, and Lucy Bryan did as well (PV), and Curtis Richardson High Jumped over 7’ 2” for a PR. Beam threw javelin great, and they compete in Texas again this weekend...still nothing posted on first home meet....but evidently the athletes aren’t phased by the broo-ha-ha...or if they are they’re “rising above”...