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Dials speaks about Walther

By mrasor Published: January 23, 2006

Men's basketball


It turns out coach Keith Dambrot isn't the only person who thinks Bubba Walther is no good.


Nick Dials, who took Walther's playing time this season, had some choice words to say about Walther:


  • Bubba is a selfish, vindictive person, who tries to act like your friend to your face but then talks behind your back.

  • Dials does not want to be associated with Walther in any way.

  • Walther left because of playing time, nothing else. To blame Dambrot shows how Walther is a huge manipulator.

This is one of several compelling interviews that Mike Hixenbaugh conducted for his in-depth story about the Bubba Walther controversy. The story will appear in Thursday's Buchtelite.


Apologize to your boss for me. Here's some random links to take your mind away from the workplace...


  • The Plain Dealer's Elton Alexander wrote his typical MAC Roundup yesterday. He correctly says this week will show the true favorite in the MAC East.

  • CBS.Sportsline.com ranks seven MAC big men among the top 100 centers in the country, including Matt Futch (No. 98) and Rob Preston (No. 60). Two MAC forwards were in the top 100, but not Romeo Travis (No. 125). Two MAC guards were in the top 100, but not Dru Joyce (No. 314) or Nick Dials (No. 420).

  • I spoke with Preston today, and we talked about how it will be hard to replace a good offensive center like himself and a good defender like Futch. However, he has faith in 6-foot-9 recruit Mike Bardo, who is a promising defensive player.

  • The athletic department will honor former Zips coaches Bob Huggins and Wyatt Webb during Thursday's game vs. Miami. Ironically, the Huggins era was the last time Akron mattered. Save the drunk driving comments. I don't feel like deleting them.
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