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  1. Playing pretty well in his current game. 16 minutes, 12 points, 3 rebounds and an assist with only one turnover. His teammates have hung him out to dry a few times but he has acquitted himself quite well. Definitely looks like he belongs.
    7 points
  2. Well folks, I successfully defeated the Kent State Golden Flushes 120 - 3 (in a practice game to get used to the controls and new format). There was no mercy. There were 15 sacks, Heisman candidate (/j) CJ Nunnally IV had 6.5 sacks in the game; 10 solo tackles, and 4 TFL. Go Zips.
    5 points
  3. These are the pay days we need to take. A winnable game, easy environment to play in, not a bad road trip for the fans. Good job AD Guthrie.
    5 points
  4. Updates are completed. I doubt any more players receive ratings at this point as Rivals has moved on to the 2025 class. Akron finished tied for the best comprehensive (HS,JUCO, & Portal) class in the MAC last year and finished 2nd this year. Rivals did not do a comprehensive ranking in 2022. So far, 6 players from the 2022 class have been selected All-MAC - more than any other school in the conference for the 2022 class. The 2024 final rankings: 1 - Toledo 2 - Akron 3 - WMU 4 - EMU T5 - Kent T5 - Ohio 7 - Miami 8 - BGSU 9 - Buffalo 10 - Ball State 11 - NIU 12- CMU
    4 points
  5. 0-2 on field goals in my first game with Akron. It's very realistic
    4 points
  6. Freeman gets the start today!! Must be impressing somebody important.
    4 points
  7. Does anyone have an update on how Chris Payton's summer league is going? 😁
    4 points
  8. McCoy & Adler, two top notch representatives of our program 💯❤️
    3 points
  9. Holy smokes. Akron is a WAGON in CFB 25.
    3 points
  10. After this year, our future non-conference schedules actually look quite reasonable. 2025: Wyoming, @ Nebraska, @ UAB, and Duquesne 2026 (not quite as easy but still acceptable): @ Wake Forest, Robert Morris, @ Minnesota, UNLV 2027: @ Rutgers, @ UNLV, Maine
    3 points
  11. I have watched both games and what is remarkable about his play is that he is the only player that is playing a completely different position than he did in his 5 years at Akron where he was a post up player and the center of the offense. He is also playing against much quicker and stronger players than he did at Akron. The game yesterday was very physical with tons of fouls. It is interesting to watch the mix of players: draft picks, NBA bench players, and foreign league players that are looking to get their foot into the NBA.
    3 points
  12. Freeman just continues to exceed expectations and is getting a ton of love from Pacers fans. It's really surreal to see a Zips basketball player getting this much hype in the NBA, even if it's just Summer League. Really great for him and for our basketball program.
    3 points
  13. Family wearing DeAndre’s former jerseys. Love the Zips’ Jersey. https://www.instagram.com/p/C9YTAR5uJPS/?igsh=MXc2cjJsN3hrYXNzMA==
    3 points
  14. ESPN+ has Mac media day replay on demand. Zips segment starts at little after 2:05. mostly coach speak/stuff we already know: - need to get the run game going. Simmons has been doing good so far - Finley won games at NC st and Cal. He’s looked good so far - safeties/CBs might have most depth and competition on the team. I think this is good to hear considering DL and LB group is a little more proven with returners form last year. - Joe keeps it real with the scheduling talk. Definitely acknowledges the difficulty of OOC.
    2 points
  15. The TWO home OOC games in both 25 and 26 makes them equally attractive to me. This should be the Zips template for FB scheduling.
    2 points
  16. Friday, July 26th - Wentz Financial Group Player Development Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
    2 points
  17. There’s definitely a chance for Akron and UMASS to go bowling. There have been a number of similarities between the two football programs. Both rosters were the worst in college football when Moorhead and Brown took over. Looking at Akron: Likely losses: Ohio State, Rutgers, South Carolina Most Likely Wins: Colgate, Kent State, Buffalo Would need 3 from: Ohio, Bowling Green, Western Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois, Toledo Looking at UMASS Likely Losses: Missouri, Mississippi State, Georgia Most Likely Wins: Central Connecticut, Wagner, Buffalo Would need 3 from: Eastern Michigan, Toledo, Miami (OH), Northern Illinois, Liberty, UCONN I haven’t followed MTSU enough to have much of an opinion.
    2 points
  18. He played well today leading the team in rebounds and playing 28 minutes. He only scored 5 points on 2 of 6 shooting but was really good defensively. He played at the end of the game when the game was on the line.
    2 points
  19. At the Pittsburgh cashless venues almost all have reverse ATMs that allow you to put cash in and print a disposable, temporary card.
    2 points
  20. Good. We desperately need wins because we need fans. Nobody (except maybe Chicago Cubs & long suffering Cleveland Browns fans?) will remain emotionally invested in perpetual losers. And last year really knocked the pee & vinegar out of me. Usually by this time of year I am READY FOR SOME ZIPS FOOTBALL!!!! But this year I'm feeling like I assume Joe Akron typically feels... not wanting summer to end.
    2 points
  21. I was disappointed as well he didn’t get in after 3Q. It looked like the coach was going with starters for the first half of the quarter and then would sub half way through. In 3Q the starters built an ~10 point lead before they came out and Enrique’s unit basically gave it up (no fault of Enrique). In 4Q, the starters built a similar 10 point lead midway through and I think the coach thought he would let them finish it out but then the lead started to slip away as players got tired and yet he still didn’t sub in 4Q or overtime. I guess it is just summer league and winning isn’t everything but was hoping Enrique would get back in there.
    2 points
  22. Other than the midfield logo being the wrong color, InfoCision looks good. Hopefully they can fix that in a patch if enough of us complain 🤣.
    2 points
  23. I was surprised to hear him say the secondary has the most depth. It feels like the situation we had along the DL last year in that we knew the talent level had been increased, but didn’t know how it would play out. If the secondary can take a step forward like the DL did, this defense should be one of the best in the conference. I was disappointed to hear there is still an ongoing competition at QB. Seemed like the spring game made it pretty obvious who the best QB was. Might be a situation where they are still hoping Bullock makes a leap in progression before the season begins?
    1 point
  24. Former Zips GK Matthew Evans has transferred to Presbyterian College of the Big South Conference.
    1 point
  25. Thanks to Catdaddyp for his comprehensive review of our last two classes. Being ranked both years in the top two is something to get excited about. Yet it is fascinating to see that Joe's peers don't place much credence in the thought of UA turning it around. Hence the ranking of 11 out of 12 MAC teams. We only outranked the team at PCCC. The guys who are paid big bucks to know their opposition don't see much to worry about in UA. Can we prove them wrong?
    1 point
  26. Brisco and Mahaffey look like they belong for a couple of true freshman.
    1 point
  27. Holy shooters, size, size, and physicality. We're so back.
    1 point
  28. This is a nice, feel-good post, but it's not based in reality. It seems to me it's based on someone not able to believe that Joe Mo could have another team below .500. Until I see better evidence I'm sticking to my 4 win prediction this season. Please prove me wrong Joe.
    1 point
  29. Don't love it; don't hate it. It's good exposure in what's essentially the greater Chicago area, which Groce recruits very, very well.
    1 point
  30. I wouldn't necessarily call any OOC schedule 'easy'. At least not until we show that we can consistently beat other mid teams.
    1 point
  31. I'll be in the orange lot along the tree line in the shade. Bring your own Mountain Fried Chicken and Foothills Brewery.
    1 point
  32. Wake Forest adds Akron to 2026 football schedule Mr. GP1: They did this for you
    1 point
  33. Scheduling News: Akron and Milwaukee will square off in a neutral court contest at Fiserv Forum as part of their 2024-25 non-conference schedules. The game will be played on Sunday December 15th as part of a previously reported doubleheader including Georgia Tech/Northwestern.
    1 point
  34. Over the past several years, playing lower-caliber opponents only means the Zips lose by fewer points. I look forward to the day the Zips play G5 opponents and it positively affects our win/loss record and not just the point differential.
    1 point
  35. They need to win because they need some momentum with the program. If it's only about making money, the athletes students alumni fans and general community around Akron are not being well served by a department at a state run university. I haven't been less interested in college football starting in forever, but I don't think I'm the target audience anymore. The target audience has gone from football fans to degenerate gamblers and drunks. As many know I have Wake Forest season tickets. This will be the last year I buy them before the early known starting times are released. So far, four of their six home games are starting at 6:30 or later. This is just terrible. I'm not interested in sitting in a college football stadium at 11 PM watching Wake Forest vs Cal so the conferences can pocket some extra cash by selling gambling app advertisements. I don't mind one or two 7PM starts, but this is ridiculous. There is a good chance I've flushed at least $600 of the $1,200 I spend on tickets down the drain, but it won't happen next year. Here is the catch. I think that as long as there is TV money flowing in, they don't care about my game experience or money for that matter. College football has quickly been ruined. They have turned the buzz of college football anticipation into a quiet hum matches only by those who aren't good at singing in church.
    1 point
  36. I wish him well. He made a tough, but good decision to prioritize his health and family over ego and football. That's not easy for anyone to do regardless of profession. Like most of the Arth era coaches I felt he was in over his head at UA, but I was impressed with his enthusiasm and kindness. He will be OK if he sticks to the advice of healthcare professionals.
    1 point
  37. I watched most of the clips from that streamer. My guess is it's more of a color issue on their end and not the game. Because every school with gold looked really yellow, navy looks closer to royal blue and even Texas's burnt orange looked like blinding highlighter orange. The stadium definitely looks less detailed than it did in NCAA 14. I was afraid they'd just give us a genetic stadium, so at least it looks like ours.
    1 point
  38. I was a little disappointed not seeing him in the game at the end of the last quarter and in overtime.
    1 point
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