September 22, 1990 |
The opponent won't be as physically imposing as the past two, but Cal State Fullerton Coach Gene Murphy still expects the Titans to come out of today's game against Akron with their share of bumps and bruises. Not so much because the Zips can apply the kind of punishment that Southeastern Conference bullies Auburn and Mississippi State did the past two weeks, but because Akron plays its games in the Rubber Bowl, which has a very unforgiving artificial surface.
January 13, 2011 |
With his first draft pick as a professional head coach, Chivas USA's Robin Fraser resisted the urge to spring a surprise Thursday. The former U.S. national team defender made a defender his first choice for Chivas, selecting NCAA champion Zarek Valentin from the University of Akron as the fourth overall pick in Major League Soccer's 2011 SuperDraft in Baltimore. Valentin, the third of seven Akron players drafted, was the first defender chosen, and Fraser quickly explained why. "Zarek is a proven winner, he's a leader, he's very vocal, and he has a very good understanding of the game," Fraser said.
April 1, 2001 |
Could we have foreseen the winter of our disconnect? Could we have predicted January's blackouts and this summer's promise of more to come or counted in advance the windfall billions collected by Sun Belt power suppliers with shiny, abstract names like Enron and Dynegy or the millions more owed them by California's near-bankrupt utilities with their plodding 19th-century gas-and-electric names? The short answer is yes. We should have seen the darkness coming.
May 25, 1986 |
The Mid-American Conference's decision to reject the University of Akron's application to join the league will not stop the school's efforts to enter the NCAA Division I-A ranks, Athletic Director David Adams said recently.