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    Quote Originally Posted by ClevelandOwnz View Post
    one of our interns.. made it. sadly, it was approved. Being one in the sports program in Akron, I really hate this whole "Bowden Ball" shit we keep doing. I really hate it. I mean, he is the third best coach on the campus yet he is made out to be a god. I really don't get it.
    A few reasons why it works:

    1) Name one player on the current Zips football team the average person walking down the street - or even average student walking on campus - could name. When you don't have any marquee names, you promote a successful coach with a legendary last name.

    2) Basketball and soccer have been very successful in recent memory. Football was embarrassing bad the last two seasons. Basketball and soccer can promote team success to draw fans. Football (right now, anyway) only has a well-known coach, so that's what they are using to promote the team.

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    If true, Diggs still put pussy in front of the team.

    He's a dumbass for associating with that woman, and now he has paid the price. It's a shame, I would think we would have been the co-favorite with Ohio to win the conference this year. Without Diggs' ability to drive, we aren't left with a very solid slashing wing presence. Hopefully Tree can come through for us.
    Tree is a 4...

    Harney is the guy we are looking to step up, and he can definitely do it. It was OU or Kent at our place last year where he completely took over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClevelandOwnz View Post
    one of our interns.. made it. sadly, it was approved. Being one in the sports program in Akron, I really hate this whole "Bowden Ball" shit we keep doing. I really hate it. I mean, he is the third best coach on the campus yet he is made out to be a god. I really don't get it.
    You act like being the "3rd best coach on campus" is a bad thing. I mean we have pretty good coaching for our major sports, so there is no reason to disrespect anybody. He probably is the 3rd best coach on campus. I would rate it 1)Porter 2) Tressel 3) Bowden 4) Dambrot.
    Unfortunately our top 2 coaches will not be coaching next year, which makes Bowden #1. No disrespect to Dambrot, but he hasnt taken a team undefeated in the best conference of his sport.

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    Also, fuck a bobcat. go zips!

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    Jared Embick (current associate head coach) named successor to Caleb Porter.
    http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91...ew-head-coach/

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    Jared Embick (current associate head coach) named successor to Caleb Porter.
    http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/the91...ew-head-coach/
    Perfect replacement. He's already Caleb's scouting director and there should not be much of a drop off. Exciting.

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    The Zips soccer team has beaten WVU, UM, and OSU within one week. Although expected, I thought it was pretty cool.

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    Things are not off to a good start for Zips basketball. First, they lose Quincy Diggs in the offseason. Then Alex Abreu turns his ankle in practice. Icing on the cake occurs when they learn 48 hours before their road game at Coastal Carolina that Demetrius Treadwell and Nick Harney must sit the first three games due to compliance failing to file necessary paperwork for the pair of forwards. The Zips, forced to start two two freshmen, lose in OT, with another loss likely coming against Oklahoma State.

    Akron will be fine in the long run, but it seems like they really missed an opportunity to start the season strong against solid competition.

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    Zips Basketball 2012-2013 Schedule

    Fri, Nov 9 @ Coastal Carolina; L, 74-70 OT, 0-1 (0-0)
    Mon, Nov 12 vs John Carroll; W, 97-53, 1-1 (0-0)
    Thu, Nov 15 vs Oklahoma State; L, 69-65 OT, 1-2 (0-0)
    Fri, Nov 16 vs UNC-Asheville; W, 82-63, 2-2 (0-0)
    Sun, Nov 18 vs Penn State; W, 85-60, 3-2 (0-0)
    Sun, Dec 2 vs Middle Tennessee
    Sun, Dec 9 @ #14 Creighton
    Sat, Dec 15 @ Detroit
    Tue, Dec 18 vs Arkansas-Pine Bluff
    Sun, Dec 23 vs Cleveland State
    Thu, Dec 27 vs Texas Southern
    Sun, Dec 30 vs Princeton
    Wed, Jan 2 vs Coppin State
    Wed, Jan 9 vs Western Michigan
    Sat, Jan 12 @ Northern Illinois
    Wed, Jan 16 vs Ball State
    Sat, Jan 19 @ Kent State
    Wed, Jan 23 @ Toledo
    Sat, Jan 26 vs Buffalo
    Wed, Jan 30 @ Bowling Green
    Sat, Feb 2 vs Ohio
    Tue, Feb 5 vs Central Michigan
    Sat, Feb 9 @ Miami (OH)
    Wed, Feb 13 @ Eastern Michigan
    Sat, Feb 16 vs Bowling Green
    Sat, Feb 23 vs TBA (BracketBusters)
    Wed, Feb 27 @ Ohio
    Sat, Mar 2 @ Buffalo
    Tue, Mar 5 vs Miami (OH)
    Sat, Mar 9 vs Kent State

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    Congratulations to Akron Men's Soccer for winning their NINTH consecutive MAC Championship today!

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    Zips football finishes 5-7, which, compared to where they were before, is a pretty huge success.

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    That Michigan loss really stings...being at the 1 yard line and not being able to convert. Would have really been the highlight W they needed. 5 wins is huge for that team, but being able to walk in and say hey look, we took out Michigan this process is working.... would have been a big sell to recruits.
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