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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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  1. This will be the shortest thread on the site! 🤨
  2. 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.
  3. 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."
  4. I thought the same thing. The first sentence was a great place to start.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. This is some great Memorial Day optimism! Hope you are right.
  8. Could someone provide some narrative to explain why this is good news (and/or lazy journalism)?
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Interesting. Make the potential grad transfers pay for setting themselves up? Seriously, I would think that Arth would want guys taking courses in the summer, especially this summer.
  14. The Iowa State game was the last Akron game I attended too! 😉 This was posted in the CycloneFanatic.com discussion about the Akron cuts. All red on the visiting team side and lots of red on the home team side. Yes, we travel well.
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