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Cykron last won the day on December 10 2019

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About Cykron

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    Ames, Iowa
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    Iowa State football and in-laws in the Akron area (in that order!)

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  1. The current plan for Iowa State is 50% capacity in the stadium. They only sold season ticket renewals. No new season tickets and no single game tickets. Lots of COVID-19 mitigation efforts will be in place, but it is still "enter at your own risk." You can sit in your ticketed location or move to areas that are more open. All I've heard about tailgating is that there will be "extra spacing" (which I take to mean leaving a space between cars). Who knows what will actually happen? P.S. It is very fun to watch the Hokeyes and the Fuskers, our B10 neighbors, getting so jealous of us in the Big 12.
  2. I hate 2020. And COVID and no college football are just the tip of the iceberg!
  3. This will be the shortest thread on the site! 🤨
  4. In most institutions, the academic and the housing/dining operations are handled quite separately. Housing/dining is its own profit center for institutions. Of course, there is a trickle down that affects admissions, but I think the cost of many of these things are passed on to students, often students of the next generation when it comes to capital improvement projects. This is all outside and on top of rising tuition costs.
  5. It will be fascinating to see what happens during the next round of head coach salary negotiations. Surely the trend of replacing current coaches with more expensive coaches (or giving massive raises to retain coaches) will end at least for one "silly season."
  6. I thought the same thing. The first sentence was a great place to start.
  7. Oh, I don't know. I think Buffalo's QB did pretty well last year. PFF listed him as an "hidden offensive gem" coming into this season. https://www.pff.com/news/college-football-who-are-college-footballs-hidden-offensive-gems "Vantrease holds our second-highest passing grade for returning Group of 5 quarterbacks in non-play action, straight dropbacks, at 82.7." Pretty obscure stat, but I like it.
  8. Athlon's college football preview ranks Akron's: QB unit ahead of BGSU, CMU ,NIU, and OU. WR/TE unit ahead of UB and CMU. DL unit ahead of BGSU. DB unit ahead of BGSU and NIU. And predict Akron to win 3 games. That's moving in the right direction.
  9. This is some great Memorial Day optimism! Hope you are right.
  10. Could someone provide some narrative to explain why this is good news (and/or lazy journalism)?
  11. 16% chance of Akron going to a bowl? Best news that has been posted here in a long time. Now, will someone please briefly explain how they got the 16% number?
  12. If there an FBS program that set out to "save money" in their hiring of a coach and proceeded to have success with that coach? None come to my mind.
  13. Whether we like it or not, coaching salaries do reflect market value . . . but in a market that was previously escalating . . . can't wait to see what happens in the next round of negotiations.
  14. Would any of you fine Zips fans be kind enough to help me add an avatar? I'm tired of the plain C. For the record, I want to use a "Fear the Roo" logo because I think it is wonderful. I've clicked around the site and can't see to find out how to do it. Thanks in advance.
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