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  1. New Uniforms

    I'm just thrilled we actually have at least some uniforms that feature the actual school colors.
  2. Game 5—Miami RedHawks

    Kudos to you for sticking it out on the east side
  3. Game 5—Miami RedHawks

    The west side pic was taken at the beginning of the game when the team ran out on the field just before kickoff. The east side was taken in the 2nd quarter. What I observed was the east side crowd diminishing after the 85° sun came out in full force and many people followed me to the shade of the press box side. Regardless, they aren't 22,000 there but the attendance figure always seems to be 10,000 over anyway.
  4. Game 5—Miami RedHawks

    This is 22,437? Oh well, who does post actual "attendance" anyway?
  5. Game 3—@Northwestern

    Not sure if it makes any difference, but I am watching and casting from Fox Sports Go app and all is fine.
  6. Game 3—@Northwestern

    I have the stream on, but why the heck isn't this one of the regional games on one of the BTN channels on Spectrum in Akron/NE Ohio?
  7. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    And 1350 cuts off Frenchie in midsentence and goes to 11 pm programming.
  8. Game 1—@Nebraska Cornhuskers

    And 1350 cuts off Frenchie in midsentence and goes to 11 pm programming.
  9. 2018-2019

    She didn't mention Haliegh Reinoehl. Hopefully she's still around. Probably their best player.
  10. 2018-2019

    WAKR interview today with Melissa Jackson. http://wakr.net/personalities/sam-bourquin/item/163612-melissa-jackson-named-ua-women-s-basketball-coach
  11. 2018-2019

    Melissa Jackson named Zips women's basketball coach. http://gozips.com/news/2018/6/26/melissa-jackson-named-head-womens-basketball-coach-at-akron.aspx
  12. 2018-2019

    If this is true, it certainly doesn't seem to say much about the financial state of the athletic department or lay a foundation to give candidates and recruits much confidence in the program's resources. We're not talking about paying off a coach with a year or two left on their contract. It's only a couple of months overlap.
  13. 2018-2019

    She signed a 5 year contract in 2013 that took her though the end of this season, so buying her out wouldn't really have been a consideration. Some move was going to have to be made anyway. Losing 19 MAC games in a row over two seasons obviously didn't bode well. I was wondering then what might happen at the end of the season and am surprised it didn't happen sooner after our season ended. For what it's worth, BGSU endured 4 years of big losing before letting their long time (assistant and the head) coach go. I think the beginning of Kest's downfall was not capitalizing on the NCAA success with successful recruiting classes for 14-15 and 15-16.
  14. 2018-2019

    Yeah, I also have to disagree about which is the better job/program -although we may have been paying a bit more. BGSU has been an elite program in the MAC going back to the 80s. Our program was nothing until Kest got here. BGSU has a much stronger fan base, evidenced by the fact they drew almost 3 times the fans the Zips did despite having a similarly dismal season this year. They also drew more fans this year than we did in our NCAA tournament year. They also have an active chat room focused on women's basketball. The challenge will be for the new Zips regime to build the team and program back up to where it is at an elite level. We saw Buffalo and CMU raise the bar this year in the NCAA tournament. That was fun to watch.
  15. 2018-2019

    Signing any players without knowing for sure who the head coach is going to be would be a pretty good audition, at least for recruiting skills. Late May or early June sure seems like a long time for a head coaching search, although Kest's departure did come kind of late. Then again, there is no need to wait until the season ends as BGSU probably had to do with Fralick. According to Wikipedia, "2018–19 season - as of May 8, 2018 there are 41 vacancies or newly filled positions (counting one interim head coach), of which 10 are still vacant." Not sure of their exact source.