Remember the 2005-2006 school year for Akron athletics? The football team won the conference. The soccer team made it to the elite eight. The basketball team won its first postseason game against Temple in the NIT.
This was a good year. And it put the Zippers on the national radar for a little while as an upstart program.
The Buffalo Bulls are in that place right now. Coming off a surprise MAC championship over an undefeated No. 12 Ball State, the UB athletic program has never been more prominent. Now the basketball team is threatening to shake up the conference.
With an 8-5 record, Reggie Witherspoon's Bulls will play the Zips at Rhodes Arena Tuesday at 7 p.m.