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Everything posted by clarkwgriswold

  1. I would have hoped that they'd come up with a better tape than one against that appears to be a 7th grade CYO team. To the kid's credit, he averaged 26.2 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior. He averaged 15.9 points and 6.9 rebounds as a freshman, 22.8 points and 6.9 rebounds as a sophomore and 27.5 points and 11.6 rebounds as a junior.
  2. Good luck to the kid. I hope he gets the opportunity to some day participate in the CBI tournament.
  3. Exactly, like playing West Virginia with the added in state rivalry component. I liked it when OSU football would play an early warmup against an in state opponent. Hopefully, the Zips established a nice relationship with Xavier and can schedule them at some point. Taking it to them in a scrimmage probably didn't help!
  4. Nice job with the numbers. I think it will be tough for them to repeat a 24 win season, however, I think another year on Reece, Tribble, Dawson and Ali goes a long way and that Trimble, Curry and Dailey will go a long way to replacing Banks, X and Cheese. Not 24 wins, but no reason that if healthy they can't win 20 to 22.
  5. I thought Jayden hit his head on that fall and I was really scared for the kid. Spoke to him at the Ice Cream Social this year and he was excited to finally be injury free. I wish the kid well. I don't think that lack of effort was ever an issue for him, I just think the staff saw the other bigs as more valuable. I hope he finds success wherever he ends up.
  6. Remember how Noah Robotham was never quite the same after his knee injury? I have a similar feeling about Jayden since his wrist injury two years ago against BG.
  7. Welcome to college basketball in the 21st century. I hope this means he knows there's another good big on the way.
  8. May the basketball gods place a serviceable 6'10" readily available big man in the transfer portal.
  9. To get us past our lingering disappointment, I thought it was a good time to start looking forward. Last year, I started the Looking Forward thread to take the focus away from the end of the season griping. This year, we’re in a much different place. Our Zips have gone from 15 wins to 17 wins to 24 wins and a MAC championship under John Groce. Assuming the NCAA doesn’t allow seniors to return, the Zips look to lose Cheese, X, Banks and Riak from the regular rotation. Stepping in are Dailey, Curry, Trimble, Clarke and Edwards. Of course, this could always change (see Eric Hester). It will be interesting to see what Groce does with this slate of players next year. If I had to bet, I could see a starting five of LCJ, Trimble, Dailey, Curry and Reece. Tribble could be in the starting five but I could see Groce not starting him with an eye towards using him quite a bit as both the primary backup at the point and at the 2. Ali and Dawson should also see quite a few minutes. Clarke should also see some minutes as he settles in. I’m not sure what they have in Edwards. I think next year’s squad won’t shoot the three as well as this team, but they will be deeper, more physical, and may rebound and defend better. I think Zips fans will love Maishe Dailey. He’s long, plays hard and is a likable kid. I loved how he supported the team from the bench this year. It’s going to be tough to top this year’s special team but I think next year’s version will be fun too. I think the community is finally starting to get it so we’re going to see better crowds and some rocking nights at the JAR.
  10. Thanks. I guess it is about time for me to roll out a "2020-2021 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward" thread.
  11. We should all be basking in the glow of a MAC championship and be repeatedly glancing at the clock to see if it's time to leave for the JAR for the selection watch party, but instead, nobody has posted in 14 hours. Sigh. LIFE AIN'T FAIR.
  12. Not surprised with Toledo's transfers. They had a wildly disappointing season.
  13. Surprised they shut down all contact. I could see shutting down direct contact. Maybe they should leave phone contact open. I hear Mr. Pinky is good at that. https://www.tulsaworld.com/news/report-kelvin-sampson-lied-to-indiana-and-ncaa/article_5c9e237d-f826-534b-b78c-6adecada266a.html
  14. I can't trust the NCAA to come up with any rational plan for this and they would never permit a private entity to step in and do something.
  15. I think the spring athletes should get it for sure. As to basketball, not sure I am on board with it in general, but if they do go with it, it should just be the tourney kids who lost out.
  16. It's presently being held in a vat of Lysol in the MAC offices.
  17. John Calipari. He wants kids to be so good they jump to the NBA after a year!
  18. I'm a big fan of the Tribble dunk coming down the baseline in the OU comeback. Great thread idea NWAkron.
  19. Will they wear the blue, gold or grey hazmat suits?
  20. Christ man. This reaction has some science and experience behind it. This is not the damn cold. I don't think panic does anyone good, but it is obvious some people need educated. These aren't schlubs making these calls, it's our best and brightest.
  21. MAC website headline still states Quarterfinal MACtion Heats Up The FieldHouse Today Ugh.
  22. Awful job by the NCAA in not providing the leadership to have a consistent response from the conferences and having this all come down to the last minute.
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