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Biggs to back up Portis?

By mrasor Published: May 2, 2006

Football


Although he went undrafted last weekend, Brett Biggs has not given up on his pro career.


The Washington Redskins have invited him to rookie camp, which begins on Friday.


The 5-foot-7 running back will compete with Kerry Carter, Jonathan Combs, Rock Cartwright, Ladell Betts (no relation to DIcky) and Jesse Lumsden to back up franchise back Clinton Portis.


Track


Two of the four MAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week wear blue and gold.


And none are from Kent State.


Howard Harris (track) and Cadeau Kelley (field) pulled down the top honors for the Zips after strong performances at the Gina Relays last weekend.


The other two winners are from Toledo, which is not quite blue and gold.


  • The Zips will hold Senior Day on Saturday with their final home meet.

  • Twenty seniors total will compete for the final time in Akron. Here are the ones you need to know: Beata Rudzinska, John Russell, Ashley Kaufman, Tomasz Smialek and Jenna Strouse.

  • Coach Dennis Mitchell told me that Rudzinska might be the greatest Zips female athlete ever. I am not an Akron Track historian, but it's hard to disagree. She has won each MAC Championship in the 800-meter since being a freshman. She has won the Zips female athlete of the year award each of those years. Rudzinska won a conference title in cross country this year, and that's not even her sport.

  • Russell is flat-out a star. Someone who knows said he might even have Olympic talent. Wow. He just might win a national championship this spring if he stays healthy.

Baseball


Do you want to hear something sickening?


Akron lost to an NAIA team today that had seven defensive errors.


Malone College beat Akron, 13-12, in 10 innings.


OK. So Malone is pretty good. They are ranked 19 in the nation for their division and have a 35-15 record. Akron fell to 12-28.


Softball


Don't study tomorrow afternoon. Instead, check out the Zips' final home games in their inaugural season playing on campus.


They will play a doubleheader against Youngstown State. I'll probably take some time out of my Buchtelite-ing to watch Julie Wright's team dominate.


With a 12-6 conference record, the Zips already have secured a position in the MAC Tournament. That is a feat they haven't done in four years.

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