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  1. It also erases the opponent's scoring opportunity.
  2. After his opening statement, I had to go back to confirm that the Zips did not win Saturday's game. Strange. The answer re the Takeaway Pencil was especially odd.
  3. Failed drug test is my guess. If it was a violation of team rules, they would have stated that outright.
  4. Do we know that the three will be back on Saturday? Has Arth said anything about the suspensions?
  5. True story about the Marshall-Akron relationship: The day after the MU team was killed in the plane crash in November 1970, Akron AD Gordon Larson called Ohio University AD Bill Rohr to suggest that the Zips fill the sudden opening in Ohio's schedule the following Saturday. Akron President Dominic Guzzetta told an Akron Beacon Journal reporter that the game would serve two purposes: 1.) honor the loss of the Marshall team and 2.) demonstrate the Zips' ability to compete with MAC programs. Ohio and the MAC presidents immediately rejected the idea as being in horrifically poor taste. Some longtime league officials claimed it caused the MAC to ignore Akron as a potential league member for many years.
  6. Guessing it got stuck in the approval chain. Either a coach or administrator didn't like something and insisted on edits.
  7. The article clearly states he's not cutting sports or jobs in the near term. I'm guessing there's a ton of cost in the "game day experience" within the InfoCision tower, yet very few suites used. I am certain football, basketball and soccer will continue to get most of the bucks. I do think he's naive to believe increased football revenue will make up for half the difference each year. Akron has not shown it will support the Zips in adequate numbers and I'm not sure that will ever change. I find it particularly naive in the next year or two, which will be rebuilds in many respects. The killer in all of this is that the cut increases by $1 million every year for eight years. But who knows, maybe some other MAC programs will follow suit. They all subsidize their programs to a great extent. Only difference is Akron's debt level is a lot higher thanks to President Proenza and the board's decision making. If you've read Green's strategic plan, you may know that increasing the number of foreign students is a big part of closing the revenue gap over the next decade. Unfortunately, our country's leader has done everything he can to make U.S. schools less attractive. Student visas down.
  8. It's hardly surprising. They were pouring concrete in January and February to get work done in time for first season.
  9. Based on tracking multiple flights of OU President's plane to and from Long Island, with one scheduled for 6 a.m. tomorrow.
  10. Boy, did that need to happen. Saul's program strategies were stuck back in Wisconsin circa 1965.
  11. Saul is gone. Done deal. Nice guy but his model of the type of player needed to win in the MAC couldn't be more wrong. Slow, white, cerebral players are getting crushed by pure athletes. Huge miss on the part of Ohio's AD, and he knows it.
  12. Tyrell might see the move from Hoban to a MAC school as beneath him. Can't say I disagree.
  13. I had never heard this, but apparently when A.J. Oulette was offered preferred walk-on status at Ohio, he declined to commit until he made his last scheduled visit, to Akron. He got up early on the appointed day, drove 4 hours with his family...and no one from Akron's staff showed up for the meeting. He ended up signing with Ohio, earned a scholly after his first game and has been one of the most productive backs in program history. Had ~180 yards last night.
  14. A lot of kids want to go away to college. Can't fault them for that. Who says they weren't approached by Bowden and co.?
  15. I think Kent has an excellent coach now. He's done a good job on the recruiting trail as well.
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