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Everything posted by clarkwgriswold

  1. Game 4—UT Chattannoga

    The Choo-Choos of UT Chattanooga head into the JAR Tuesday night to face the Zips. The Mocs are 3-3 having beaten Hiwasee, Alabama State and Tennessee Wesleyan with losses to Wyoming, Jacksonville State and UAB. Their head coach is a familiar name, Lamont Paris, who many will remember as a name mentioned for the Zips job last year. Their leading scorer is Makinde London, a 6-10 junior forward who started his college career at Xavier.
  2. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    I'd like to see them get out and run a little, but they seem content to play on offense the same slow deliberate pace they try to get other teams to play through their defense. Jackson, Cheese, Banks, Ivey and Sayles are all very good in transition. Unfortunately, the offense now seems to focus on passing it around the perimeter until they get a three point opportunity.
  3. Game 23- PCCC Golden Flushes

    It's a little early to put this game up, but I wanted everyone to get the word on the schedule change from Saturday the 9th to Friday the 8th at 9 p.m. Ugh, I thought I disliked Saturday afternoon games.
  4. The Chippewas come into the JAR Tuesday night to face the struggling Zips. On January 8th, the Zips fell to the Chipps by 2 in OT at Mt. Pleasant. The Chipps are 14-3 (not including today's Ball State game). 6-2 senior guard Larry Austin continues to lead their scoring at 17.6 ppg while 605 junior guard Kevin McKay leads rebounding at 7.3 ppg.
  5. 2019 Recruiting

    Not exactly a chamber of commerce weekend in Akron!
  6. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    Good call. He was really working hard in the EMU game the other night. It has to take it out of you. I guess we should be happy that his man isn't at least 6 inches taller than him like LCJ.
  7. Game 19 - Central Michigan Chippewas

    Taking the prior CMU OT game out of the mix, the Zips have averaged 56 points a game in the MAC. Ugh.
  8. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    Yep, scoring can be a skill thing. Defense and rebounding are effort and technique things. When I used to coach, I had this awful drill when my kids weren't rebounding. I'd match kids up three on three, into three pairs and put them around the circle. I'd put three inside and three outside, put the ball in the middle of the circle and blow the whistle. The three inside guys had to get their keesters on the outside guys and keep them from getting the ball and long as possible. It occasionally got close to violent, but they sure as hell learned to box out.
  9. Game 19 - Central Michigan Chippewas

    Bad weather + walk from the deck+ bad basketball = low attendance
  10. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    To be fair, we're as crappy as any team in the MAC right now.
  11. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    %#@*&^!@#$%^&%$#!!!!! This is the point at which the program should be starting to turn the corner. Instead, they can't even seem to find the corner. This team is just awful on offense right now. Just plain damn brutal.
  12. Game 23- PCCC Golden Flushes

    To his credit, Stow has little else so he sees a lot of double teams and his coach isn't much one for altering a game plan.
  13. Game 23- PCCC Golden Flushes

    At least it isn't a Tuesday night football game.
  14. Scholarship Chart

    I suspect Gueye is still suspended pending a University due process procedure, so his scholarship technically may not be out of the mix yet. I'm not whether K-lac's would have been withdrawn given the late nature of his move to the transfer portal and the start of the semester. As such, I suspect there's no scholarship money to give a walk on.
  15. 2019 Recruiting

    Michael Scott?
  16. Camron Reece

    Groce talked about Reece on Zips Live tonight. Said he and the coaches watched his most recent game and that he was a monster. He also talked about finding him while recruiting Channel Banks. A 6'6" power forward inside presence could really help this team.
  17. Game 18 - MIAMI (OH) REDHAWKS

    Miami was picked to finish second in the East in the preseason MAC poll, but the Redhawks are off to a rough 0-4 MAC start losing to Central Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Buffalo. They lost to Northern by 13 at home while the Zips lost to Northern by 17 in DeKalb. They lost to Central by 7 at home while the Zips lost to Central by 2 in OT at Central. Another common opponent is UPFW who the Redhawks beat by 6 in Oxford, while the Zips lost by 3 at UPFW. I think the Redhawks' slow start in the MAC is misleading and that this could be a tough game for the Zips.
  18. 2019 Recruiting

    I'd think that going 37-52 the last seven seasons and a 47 point loss in their last bowl already had them off to a good start...
  19. Jimond Ivey

    I'm dusting off an old thread based on quotes on other threads and my observations of Jimond this year. I have come to senior days of many seasons and stood to cheer the players I thought represented my alma mater in an exemplary manner. I won't cheer any player louder than Jimond. From that awkward out of control freshman to being a senior leader, Jimond has given 100% every minute he has been on the floor. He stuck with UA when KD left and others bailed. Last year, I watched him try to counsel and temper Virshon. This year, I have watched him taking younger players under his wing and offer them advice or words of encouragement. His impact on the team has gone far beyond his basketball talents. He has done the Zips proud. Good luck Jimond in wherever life leads you.
  20. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    Maybe they were too busy beating players from the women's team.
  21. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    You just completely changed your narrative from being kicked off the team to be asked.
  22. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    Getting queazy.
  23. Game 17- Eastern Michigan

    The 8-8 Eagles come into the JAR Tuesday night fresh off of a 34 point thrashing of Mr. Pinky's Travelling All-Stars. The Eagles are 2-1 in the MAC having beaten PCCC and Ball State while losing to Buffalo. They are led by Elijah Minnie's 14 ppg and 17 year MAC vet James Thompson's 10.3 rpg. They play quite a bit of 2-3 zone with 6-10 Thompson, 6-11 Toure and 6-9 Minnie all in the mix. The Zips enter the game at 1-2 in the MAC fresh off...............................................................awwwwwwwww screw it. Go Zips.
  24. Game 17- Eastern Michigan

    I suspect he might even get a waiver and start right in given the incident. I'm also not sure he would have to sit at all in D2 or D3 which would be the better fit.
  25. Kostelac Possibly Transferring

    There you go again letting the facts get in the way.