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Posts posted by Let'sGoZips94

  1. 16 hours ago, clarkwgriswold said:


    I recall an article where they talked about him working on some project as a part of his construction tech degree.


    There has to be a way to ditch that damn track, improve the upstairs sight lines and  get rid of that stupid glass wall behind the reserved seats.


    The biggest issue is those damn support poles in each corner. If there's a way to remove those without sacrificing the integrity of the structure, you could give the JAR a complete makeover. 


    Get rid of the track. Move the upper level forward to connect with the lower level, making continuous sections all the way up. Add wrapped-corner seating in all 4 corners. Leave 2-3 openings in the middle of each side for walk ways, while putting the hallways behind the sections since you're moving the upper sections forward. 

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  2. 4 hours ago, kreed5120 said:

    Personally, I know the JAR is a bit dated relative to these cathedrals we've come used to experiencing in the sports entertainment world, however, it's structurally fine and completely serviceable. The University trying to keep up with the joneses is what has gotten it in the financial mess that it is currently in. Getting the annual budget into the black should be the Universities main focus. 


    I agree. Additionally, I wonder what the difference in donations needed would to simply change the seating in the JAR - i.e. get rid of the track, bring the upper level closer to the court, and create a nasty college basketball atmosphere (crowd noise pending). The lobby would be the least of my concerns, as you already have incredibly nice locker rooms and a nice video board (albeit one shrunk back to its original size by the required ads that take up 40% of the screen). I also like the lower ceiling and exposed rafters. The layout is simply dated (if it was ever in style to begin with). 

  3. How long until opponents' buy scores of #2 pencils and break them in half after beating us or creating a turnover of their own?


    P.S. Any opponent reading this, be warned that I have submitted a U.S. patent request on this idea, and am hoping for the opposite outcome of OSUcks' "THE" patent request and LeBum's "Taco Tuesday" patent request. 

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  4. 12 hours ago, zippypitt said:

    I simply would like to attend a game before January 2020.



    Not able to attend NC Central, SC Upstate, YSU, Southern, Concord, or UMASS? May I interest you in a quick road trip to Morgantown or Louisville? 


    I like this schedule. NC Central has had tourney success and UMASS brings name recognition from a solid conference to the JAR. WVU & Louisville are solid, quick road trip games. Tulane in DC is nice, as well as Marshall on the schedule again. Facing the ENTIRE MAC East to finish the season is nasty - I love it. 

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  5. How about Jason Taylor catching the lone Akron TD in their last meeting in 1996? 


    Highly recommend reading the Zips Quick Hits section. Pretty cool all the connections we have on this team to guys like Archie Griffin, Bishop Sankey, etc. 


    As previously mentioned, good for Nick Johns for putting the work in to move over to TE & grab the #2 spot.


    Big O-Line, and experienced on the left side. 


    7 starters return on offense (4 of the 5 starting OL return), and 3 starters return on defense (this doesn't include Featherstone, whom I thought started before getting injured?). 

  6. 2 hours ago, 94zipgrad said:

    Only 11 days.  I’m excited for football.  Any thoughts about the team & upcoming season.  I got two major concerns, our defensive backs & our depth 🙏🏻 Prayers to injury free football 🙏🏻


    My biggest concern is if there's enough room for the MAC Championship Trophy in the case! 


    Kidding. Very excited for the season. We'll see what the record is at the end of the season, but I think the journey is going to be fun. Looking forward to exciting, disciplined football. Illinois is the ideal Big Ten team to play this year, too. No harm in tacking on a P5 victory to what hopes to be a solid season. 

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  7. On 8/14/2019 at 9:22 AM, Dr Z said:

    From Warren's LinkedIn page. 



    Note: Warren has a masters in sports studies from UA.


    Although injuries derailed what was otherwise a promising a playing career, he was one of the classiest players to wear a Zips uniform. Studious, hard-working, etc. Congrats to him!

  8. I wasn't sure where to put this, so feel free to move this where it's appropriate if necessary, admins. 


    2019 Varsity "A" Sports Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


    Andy Alleman

    Keith Dambrot

    Randy Ecrement

    James "Dru" Joyce

    Cadeau Kelley

    Stevi Large Gruber

    Latrese Taylor Sanders

    Romeo Travis


    They will be honored at the Homecoming Football Game against Can't State on Oct. 12th. 

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  9. 14 minutes ago, Ham said:

    I love this time of year.  Every team in the country is undefeated.  Optimism is rampant, on the field and in the stands.  I'm looking forward for a daily glimpse of the on field action to feed my optimism!









    And Can't State Still Sucks!

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  10. I'm liking the approach Groce is taking while running this program. The social media presence the program has is seeing a huge upgrade the last year or so. They've been working out at Orange Theory Fitness in Copley, which is pretty cool considering the community engagement aspect. On top of that, they have been highlighting player bios on Instagram, and doing excellent classroom work involving topics such as "Why the best are the best." The program seems to be more in line with current trends that are "hip" to the younger generation and what helps attract them to a program, as well as what bonds a team once all together. 

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  11. 1 hour ago, kreed5120 said:

    You seem to be just furthering my point. If you can't get students interested now what's the chances of getting them interested once they graduate? The basketball program is going to be in a serious world of hurt 20-30 years from now once us old geesers are gone.


    College athletics are in trouble in general regarding attendance. The SEC is even having troubles with student attendance. Millennials aren't going to carry the torch once it's officially passed on by the generations before them. Unless Duke, OSUcks, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, or any massive name like that comes to the JAR, you're going to need to use gimmicks and promotions to get them to show up. It is what it is right now. 


    Meanwhile, I'm going to enjoy UMass coming to the JAR. Might even yell something about Calipari. 😎

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  12. 35 minutes ago, NWAkron said:

    What am I missing here? U Mass is something special?


    Recognizable name from a solid conference, something we don't often get at the JAR. They've sucked in recent years, but they still hold more water with the common fan than North Carolina Alphabet Soup. 

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