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I saw the ladies swimming and diving team is ranked 23rd in the country. That is an outstanding achievement to the coaches and athletes. What amazed me was when I scanned the list of the top 25 teams no one other than Akron was outside the P5 schools. For us to compete with those deep pocketed schools is quite a feather in the cap of our university and athletics dept. Well done everyone! Let's see the other sports joining the success of MSoc, M & W Track and now WSwim & Dive:bow:

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On 2/13/2019 at 11:28 PM, 72 Roo said:

I saw the ladies swimming and diving team is ranked 23rd in the country. That is an outstanding achievement to the coaches and athletes. What amazed me was when I scanned the list of the top 25 teams no one other than Akron was outside the P5 schools. For us to compete with those deep pocketed schools is quite a feather in the cap of our university and athletics dept. Well done everyone! Let's see the other sports joining the success of MSoc, M & W Track and now WSwim & Dive:bow:

Come on 72, the team is going for their 6th straight MAC Championship.  Your NOW comment makes it look like they are just getting to the top of the league.  They have dominated the league for 6 years.  Glad you finally noticed. 

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I didn't finally notice. I've always supported them. But last year and this year were the first two years that they cracked into the top 30. This year they cracked into the top 25. I was trying to point out that w/o the budget of Power 5 schools they are achieving something no other G5 school has done and that is being in the top 25 with a number 23 rank. That is new and I stand by saluting their achievement. Sorry that it bothers you so much that a Zip fan posts on their accomplishments for our school. Have a beer on me and chill.

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Hey everyone, now’s a good opportunity to recognize them even further...Wednesday through Saturday Feb. 27 - March 2nd we host the MACs...

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19 hours ago, 72 Roo said:

I didn't finally notice. I've always supported them. But last year and this year were the first two years that they cracked into the top 30. This year they cracked into the top 25. I was trying to point out that w/o the budget of Power 5 schools they are achieving something no other G5 school has done and that is being in the top 25 with a number 23 rank. That is new and I stand by saluting their achievement. Sorry that it bothers you so much that a Zip fan posts on their accomplishments for our school. Have a beer on me and chill.

And 72 is correct...it’s one thing to win the MAC, another to be nationally ranked.  That’s what’s so impressive about our “minor” sports.  Track and field, men’s soccer (semi-minor) and now swimming and diving waaaay above the rest of the non P5 and some P5 schools!  Admire your post 72,sometimes I feel I’m all alone out here...

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@ZipsVoice I know absolutely nothing about the Swimming and Diving teams or track but I enjoy reading your write ups and posts here. Appreciate the passion!

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3 hours ago, ZipsVoice said:

And 72 is correct...it’s one thing to win the MAC, another to be nationally ranked.  That’s what’s so impressive about our “minor” sports.  Track and field, men’s soccer (semi-minor) and now swimming and diving waaaay above the rest of the non P5 and some P5 schools!  Admire your post 72,sometimes I feel I’m all alone out here...

ZipsVoice -  Appreciate your support and attendance at  the swim meets.  Look me up at the MACC's next month.  I also attend every meet so let's sit together.  Even with a few injuries/illnesses  this season, Brian has the team peaking at the best time.   Will be exciting to see Ocasek Natatorium packed for three straight days.  

 

72Roo - I don't know crap about P5 swimming and diving budgets so since your the expert I will assume that you have done an analysis.  Sad to hear we are at a severe disadvantage. To be honest with you I don't know the dollar amount of  UA swimming budget.  What is it?  Since the athletic department does not have control of the UA facility does that make our budget less than other universities  that allocate the facility expense to the team?  

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2 hours ago, ZZZips said:

ZipsVoice -  Appreciate your support and attendance at  the swim meets.  Look me up at the MACC's next month.  I also attend every meet so let's sit together.  Even with a few injuries/illnesses  this season, Brian has the team peaking at the best time.   Will be exciting to see Ocasek Natatorium packed for three straight days.  

 

72Roo - I don't know crap about P5 swimming and diving budgets so since your the expert I will assume that you have done an analysis.  Sad to hear we are at a severe disadvantage. To be honest with you I don't know the dollar amount of  UA swimming budget.  What is it?  Since the athletic department does not have control of the UA facility does that make our budget less than other universities  that allocate the facility expense to the team?  

 

Thanks ZZZips...will Do!  And small correction, it’s actually 4 days, well, 3 and a half...B)

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ZZZ and ZV, thanks for attending so many meets. Our swim ladies deserve a great following and I am sure you give them that. I cannot answer the questions ZZZ raises because I have little data on our budget. I do know that the difference in revenue, primarily from TV, between P5 and G5 schools is obscene. For example, a member of the Big 10 got 38M as its share of the Big 10 network in 2017-18. Akron by comparison got 2M from the MAC for TV. That allows for a healthy budget for all minor sports and lots of money leftover for facility upgrades. We are winning big w/o the resources of many of our competitors. Credit goes to the coaches and athletes and fans who refuse to give up. You two are part of that. Thanks. 

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