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Everything posted by zippypitt

  1. I love it! Watching him level people on that rugby tape has me sold ๐Ÿ‘This should be an interesting class that Arth is building.
  2. A lot to like here: 1) name, 2) height, 3) two years, and 4) academic awards.
  3. One of the better MAC players officially transferred to Pitt. Big loss in Oxford. https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/Pitt/2020/06/20/Nike-Sibande-Pitt-basketball-guard-transfer-miami-ohio/stories/202006200039
  4. Not crazy to think that 2020 will be the end of MAC-sponsored soccer. BTW, anybody have info on a schedule?
  5. P5 schools selling the belief that G5 are not going to make it. Here is a quote from Brecksville QB Joe Labas today when he flipped from Ball State to Iowa: โ€œWe donโ€™t really know if these MAC schools will be lasting after the second wave of Coronavirus, we donโ€™t really know whatโ€™s going to happen. We know that the power five schools can take the burden.โ€ https://247sports.com/college/iowa/Article/Iowa-Hawkeyes-Football-Recruiting-Joey-Labas-Commitment-Ken-OKeefe-Kirk-Ferentz--147917090/Amp/?__twitter_impression=true
  6. Very cool!! Future UA Engineering student?? ๐Ÿค”
  7. Thanks for the post. I like everything I see until Nelson. Hoping for him to have a big season as a changeup and NOT starting QB.
  8. If you think we have budget issues, where is PCCC going to find $4.95mil? Buy Games
  9. "The University of Akron will make its DRAMATIC return..." I don't want to see any more complaining about a lack of athletic marketing ๐Ÿ˜‚
  10. I also don't see this as football v soccer v other sports. I have owned season tickets to basketball, soccer, and football. HOWEVER, the financial crunch is/was an opportunity to "right size" the football program. The last football game I attended: beautiful sunny day against a good Iowa State team. Fifteen minutes before kickoff there is NOBODY in the stands. One big section would have held the entire crowd plus the band. I was embarrassed for my university and have not been back since. This is bigger than a coach, an AD, or recruiting athletes. It is a SYSTEMATIC failure that needs fixed so students, community members, and alumni can enjoy a competitive product that has an opportunity to experience success. PCCC had a dream season with Archer, etc and still can't draw flies to their games many years later. The status quo is unacceptable, not financially responsible, and I was hoping things could possibly change for the better. I really want to attend compelling football games with other fans at games that matter. And no, the Cheribundi Cherry Bowl does not qualify for any of the above.
  11. Let's look at the positive: the payment to Chattanooga was a one-off, Bowden will soon be off the books, and Arth will take a pay cut ๐Ÿ˜ If we follow the lead of some posters, we cancel all home non-conference games and replace with paid mercenary games at P5 schools. We should be good to go ๐Ÿ‘
  12. Agreed. 275 pounds seems generous too.
  13. Zips play at Columbus State on Nov 19 per Cleveland PD.
  14. Lump #5 with #1 because the LeBron name isn't going anywhere.
  15. MAC will probably drop men's soccer sponsorship. Too few teams and budget cuts are coming. I really don't have a problem if UA goes independent with a regional schedule (Mich, Mich St, Pitt, CSU, etc) to save money. However, buh-bye automatic NCAA entry for winning the MAC tourney.
  16. I'm not sure anyone would advocate moving to DII or III. What makes the most sense (and a plan I would certainly support) is the MAC move TOGETHER and play somewhere between the P5 and DI-AA. Pluto used a terrible example of Dayton and the Pioneer Conference. I enjoy his stuff for the most part and I'm a bit surprised that some on this board disagree. He has always championed the little guy and seems fair in his assessments. Unfortuanely, I agree with another poster that men's soccer/MAC conference are finished. Not enough schools have a program and budget cuts are going to take a toll. I hope that UA futbol can somehow find a home elsewhere.
  17. This is exactly what NEEDS to happen. The profitable big schools can keep up their arms race and allow the other 100+ schools to compete at a level that doesn't bankrupt their respective institutions. Everyone tells the NCAA to go to hell. The current NCAA football structure was destined to fail. A new format can't possibly any worse than the current UA football experience.
  18. You nailed it right on the head. UA (and other G5 schools) are playing a losing hand. This university cannot continue to flush money into the toilet "competing" in D1. Football is probably not going anywhere, but it could and SHOULD look different. Form a new division and embrace regional rivalries.
  19. Maybe we can pick up a player or two? Their goalie has a ton of experience between the pipes last year. They scored 22 goals as a team, so not a ton of help there.
  20. Listening to Frenchy, he agrees with you. He is an Akron gem ๐Ÿ˜‚
  21. That is one shallow grave my friend...Larry is AD through June.
  22. Thanks for the positive holiday take ๐Ÿ‘
  23. Upstate with two point lead in the second half against #2 Louisville?!! Edit: Jinxed Upstate, as Cardinals blitzed them after post...UL up 21 now. LOL
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