We're working to confirm that coach J.D. Brookhart signed a five-year contract extension, as rumored on ZipsNation.org.
This would mean two things:
As promised, I'll give you some more on Buffalo. Here is how the Bulls stack up in the MAC.
Overall, this isn't a good team statistically, but you can't discount the momentum they gathered after thrashing the Flashes.
Speaking of which, because Ohio has the tiebreaker over Kent, it is very unlikely the Flashes go to the MAC Championship, the ABJ writes. Maybe we'll hear from you again during basketball season.
Akron opened exhibition season with a 58-55 win over Slippery Rock.
Tom Gaffney's season preview talks about how the Zips will rely on Niki McCoy, the team's best all-around player, and Jessie Crooks. Two freshmen will share the point guard duty.
New coach Jodi Kest is pleased the team is working hard so far.
Swimming and diving
With her outstanding performance against Buffalo, Katelyn Lofland, the freshman from Idaho (Idaho?) earned MAC Swimmer of the Week.
Akron will compete next at Ohio on Friday.