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  1. Zips in the Pros

  2. Game 16—Bowling Green

    What was really terrible about the Sayles play was after he hit the ground the ref stood there watching for a second and then gestured to play on. Meanwhile Sayles is going into convulsions! Terrible officiating. Buddy Mayborg needs to retire or go back to calling highschool games
  3. E-man

    This doesn't look good. Praying for a fast recovery.
  4. Bowden Expectations (Through 2021)

    You sure do have a bunch of material pent up from you self imposed exile.

    So did UA. " YEAR-END GIFTS AND TAX LAW CHANGES Dear Friend of Akron Athletics, Thank you for your generous support and investment in the success of our UA student-athletes through your annual donation to the Z-Fund. Your continued support makes a tremendous impact on our 450 student-athletes to excel in the classroom, in competition, and in the community. As you are aware, Congress has recently passed changes to the tax code which will be signed by the President by the end of this week. The proposed changes will have an impact on your philanthropic gifts to Akron Athletics. For example, current IRS policy allows for donations related to priority ticket access for collegiate events to be tax-deductible for 80% of the total gift amount. The new legislation eliminates the provision allowing individuals to deduct charitable contributions connected to athletics tickets. With this new lRS policy, future donations to the Z-Fund for ticket purchases may no longer be considered tax-deductible. We ask that you consult your tax advisor for your exact charitable contributions deductibility. At this time, Akron Athletics does not have any plans to adjust the donation structure of the Z-Fund seating programs for Men's and Women's Basketball, Football, and Men's Soccer, but we are actively looking at the new policy and considering how to structure our benefits in the future. It may be to your advantage to make any planned donations you are currently considering prior to the end of this 2017 tax year to guarantee tax-deductibility under current tax law. For example, you may consider making a one-time gift that can be prorated by UA over a period of years toward future Z-Fund seating donation requirements. Our Athletics Development staff will be happy to personally assist you with any questions you may have related to your generous support or with a gift to Akron Athletics. You may contact the Z-Fund staff by calling one of the following development officers Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m: Anthony Henderson (330) 972-7117 or ahender@uakron.edu Tim Faix (330) 972-8502 or tfaix@uakron.edu George Van Horne (330) 972-8255 or ghvanhorne@uakron.edu Any contributions made by December 31, 2017, would be deductible according to current tax laws. Please contact your tax advisor about your specific situation and the impact of the new IRS Tax Law. Thank you for your support of Akron Athletics and investing in our student-athletes' success. We wish you and your family all the best during this holiday season."
  6. Boca Raton Bowl–Zips @ Owls

    I can see why he fit right in on Kiffins staff.
  7. Game 13—@ Western Michigan

    1. No argument. 2. Antino was already on his way out the door when KD left. Noah would still be here. Don't forget that Williams was leaving too. His departure had nothing to do with KD leaving. 3. Hughes had to have some major surgery on both of his legs and wouldn't have played this year anyways.
  8. Happy New Year

    The Bitch Is Back
  9. Game 12—Concord Mountain Lions

    Hester is a wing, not a point guard. Jackson(he goes by Christen, not Loren) and Cotton will be the point guards next season.
  10. Will Bowden get a contract extension?

    The final word. https://projects.newsday.com/college-football-coaches-salaries-contracts/terry-bowden/ Base compensation 2017 guaranteed pay: $406,000 Total contract pay: $3,630,000 Contract length: 9 years Start date: 12/22/2011 Last amended: 8/1/2016 Expires: 2/28/2021 Incentives CFP semifinal appearance:$50,000 Conference title bonus: $50,000 Conference regular season division title bonus: $25,000 Coach of the year award bonus:$15,000 for MAC coach of year; Academic bonuses: $5,000 for graduation rate of 70%; $10,000 for 75%; $20,000 for 80%; $5,000 for APR of 935; $10,000 for 960; $20,000 for 970; $10,000 for team GPA of 2.75; $20,000 for 3.0; $20,000 for fewer than 50 “failing grades of withdraws of team members”; $10,000 for 51 to 75. Car: one car Golf/country club: $6,000 stipend to cover country club costs. Other Perks Miscellaneous perks: $12,000 expense allowance for entertainment; $1,000 annually from Wilson for endorsing footballs Buyout if coach leaves for another coaching job: $400,000 before 2/28/18; $300,000 before 2/28/19; $200,000 before 2/28/20; $100,000 before 2/28/21.
  11. Will Bowden get a contract extension?

    After further thought and consultation, it would appear that Bowden is indeed on the final year of his contract in 2018. His original contract was for 5 yrs. After the Potato bowl win in 2015 he was given a 2 year extension which covered 17 & 18. Right?
  12. Will Bowden get a contract extension?

    Nice work. I guess that answers my question. I hope Bowden is able to move the program to the next level.
  13. Will Bowden get a contract extension?

    If there is no announcement tonight does it impact us tomorrow on early signing day?
  14. Will Bowden get a contract extension?

    Maybe Williams can use some leverage to get Bowden to make some changes to the coaching staff.
  15. Unless I am mistaken next year is the final year on Bowdens contract. Did he do enough this season to merit an extension? If he doesn't what impact will it have on recruiting? Based on what I am seeing tonight, we still have a long way to go to be a consistent winner.