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  1. For scheduling issues, follow this guy's Twitter. @RoccoMiller8 He's talking about MTE -- Multi-team events. High majors are host-scheduling 4 team events with regional, mainly mid-major opponents.
  2. Very Zip-centric article from the San Fran Chronicle here with stories from his Akron teammates. Apparently he was an early-day Rec Center Wonder of the hoops. "A second-team All-Mid-American Conference closer, he was drafted in the 16th round in 2011 by the White Sox and debuted three years later as the fourth Zips player to reach the majors. He also flashed his athleticism on the rec basketball court, where, Romick confirmed: β€œHe can throw down.” " https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.sfchronicle.com/athletics/amp/A-s-Chris-Bassitt-fueled-by-energy-drinks-15620507.php
  3. Can anyone who's following it closely tell us which conferences are playing men's soccer this fall -- and which are waiting for Spring? I am presuming BTW, that all those whose men are playing this season also have women playing now. Correct? Also, could this be a preview of the yet-to-be-formalized two-season format? Is the NCAA planning a championship tournament anytime?
  4. The dirty little secret of CFB (one of them at least...): There is a FBS maximum of 85 scholarships per school. There is NO MINIMUM!
  5. I think it's important to show that Ira Yedlin is no stranger to police violence. He knows of what he speaks -- and he's an elderly white Jewish chap. This tells the source of his fear for DeAndre. https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2017/08/27/protester-my-injuries-show-how-police-fell-short-trump-phoenix-rally/599476001/
  6. They must be traveling clockwise (West-East) around the globe, because I got mine in Hawai'i a week ago! lol.
  7. Regarding the clock operation, I've spoken with officials at multiple stadia in the west. The NCAA Rules Committee determined the home team officials have option of counting up or down. Nearly all schools of course count down, rather than the international standard of up. In the Big West Conference where I travel, only UCSB counts up for both men and women). When speaking to press box scorers and administrators about this issue at the schools which count down I have told them the proper internationally accepted standard is to count up, and they seem to: 1). Not be aware of international standards. And 2). Not care about pleasing any but the casual fans who might be put off by a process that differs from how other sports practice their clock operation. Note that the one school which has the best relationship with NCAA Soccer is the one which practices the "proper" standard. I will continue to push for universities to follow the international football standards, regardless of the response from those lacking respect for the game's proper standards. Another argument I use is to tell them that the schools in the PAC 12 all count up on their scoreboards (I think...) You'd hope the mid-major leagues would want to copy the higher leagues, but it takes time. I use social media to communicate with coaches and administrators, and they seem to agree with establishing correct standards, but sometimes...they don't make the decision. Even Pac-12 TV announcers are split the same way. Some I tweet to agree with this standard while others simply don't care. That's life! πŸ˜πŸ™„πŸ˜
  8. No reason why the team can't be involved in another pre-season/OOC tournament -- especially if it's a 4-team event. They seem to be increasing in number.
  9. Excellent! One nice aspect to a listener in the 50th State is hearing the pronunciation of all the names! lol. Does Clint get them all right? πŸ˜‰
  10. Wait... GP1 is back??? 🀯😯
  11. It's National Zipper Day everyone! A BIG shout out to Benjamin Franklin Goodrich. Hope he's tuned in! And to the legendary Margaret Hamlin whose name was picked as the official nickname of The University of Akron athletic teams. That was in I think 1927. Hello, Maggie!
  12. Post-season bans almost never occur in college basketball -- can't think of any recent cases. Univ. of Hawai'i had a very similar case with an assistant coach forging financial docs for an overseas player. They were docked one scholarship recruit for two seasons -- a worse penalty than the Bulls received. The assistant is always the fall guy -- think John Loyer and Huggins.
  13. Akron's done well with underappreciated HS ballplayers. For example, here's the 1966 Little All-American men's basketball team. Dick Barnett Tennessee State Walt Frazier Southern Illinois Earl Monroe Winston Salem State Phil Jackson North Dakota Bill Turner Akron For those who don't know, four of these are in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
  14. "CVCA announced Futch as its new boys basketball coach Monday, taking over for Jay Peters, who stepped down last month after 17 years of leading the Royals." Jay Peters!! There's a blast from the past. He was like the original CJ McCollum. Went from an unknown junior to -- did he become Mr Basketball like CJ -- for the Battlin' Bees?
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