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Baseball season over

By mrasor Published: May 20, 2006

Baseball


Miami swept Akron in today's doubleheader, 3-0 and 5-2.


The Zips bullpen spoiled solid starts from Frank Turocy and Tom Farmer.


Sophomore slugger Kurt Davidson failed to hit a home run in either game. He finishes the season two home runs shy of Mike Doerbecker's school record of 14.


At 15-36, the Zips had a rough season. However, the team had some redeeming moments, such as Davidson's hitting and how they almost took the Kent State series.


Like most Zips teams that struggled this year, the baseball team is young and has nowhere to go but up. They just need to improve their pitching and defense.


Football


ESPN.com's preseason rankings give top-25 consideration to Northern Illinois.


Just like the Sporting News, ESPN.com says the Huskies could make some national noise. That's good for the MAC.


I'm wondering why Akron, the MAC Champion that lost relatively little to graduation, is not the top in the MAC. The Zips also beat the Huskies twice last season.


Is it because NIU's Garrett Wolfe is a superstar? Or is it because NIU is really a better team?

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