A poster on ZipsNation dug up this site, FearTheRoo.net.
It is a countdown to the day of the Penn State/Akron game. But it also seems to predict something else, perhaps the launching of a Fear the Roo fan site.
With GoZips.com undergoing some changes, it wouldn't surprise me if the university had a hand in this. Maybe we're looking at Hunter Yurachek's first big marketing move.
But probably not. After a domain lookup, I found that the new site is registered to Adam Sich of Akron. Sich created the site on Dec. 12. This was during the Fear the Roo hysteria between the MAC Championship and Motor City Bowl. Google and Yahoo searches revealed nothing about Sich.
Here is an ABJ feature on coach Jodi Kest. It profiles her path from tomboy to head coach.
It appears Kest is a very hard worker and well-received by her players so far.
I haven't posted a Tom Gaffney story on the blog in a while, so here is one.
It's a brief about Steve Swiech, the Zips 6-foot-9 stud recruit who will sign a letter of intent in November.
You won't see a Keith Dambrot quote about Swiech until then. In the spring, I talked to Dambrot about this year's class. Once the topic of 2007 recruits came up, his lips tightened. Understandably so. You don't want to screw around with the NCAA.