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AK-Rowdies' godfather stays

By mrasor Published: March 24, 2006

Miscelleneous


Matt Newhouse, who gave the AK-Rowdies its birth this season, is staying at Akron for the foreseeable future. I read a poster say Newhouse will follow Mike Waddell and Mike Thomas to Cincinnati. That is untrue.


Baseball


Ross Liersemann struck out 13 in nine innings today as the Zips broke an 11-game losing streak today at Lee Jackson Field by beating Ball State, 3-2.


Freshman DH Ryan Frazee extended his hitting streak to 12. Center fielder Marcus Geiselman hit a two-run double to take the lead in the seventh inning.


The Zips are now 6-12. More importantly, their conference record is 1-0. Hopefully coach Pat Bangtson told players that this is a fresh start. The 11-game losing streak doesn't mean anything, since it was in nonconference play.


I will be at the game tomorrow with Buchtelite celebrity and heel Kiel Fleming. You should come, too. It's supposed to be cold, but so what?


Men's basketball


For those of you who swear coach Keith Dambrot will leave once he gets a big offer, here is another quote that proves you wrong. It was taken from Tom Gaffney's Wednesday story in the ABJ.


"I have a chip on my shoulder. I went to school here. My mom (the late Faye Dambrot) was a professor here. I want it to be a great program," Dambrot said.


Football


CollegeFootballNews.com published its spring previews for the MAC. It says Akron will have a problem replacing size on the defensive line. Really? With Nate Robinson, Kiki Gonzalez and Jermaine Reid, Akron's d-line stacks up with that of many Big 10 teams.


On the field, Dennis Kennedy looks to be winning the starting running back job. He broke a 34-yard touchdown run on a swing play on Thursday.

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