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Looking ahead to Wisconsin

By mrasor Published: August 24, 2008

Football
Can you believe the college football season starts in five days?
The Zips will play at Wisconsin to open the season. The Badgers are ranked No. 13 in the nation. Here is a quick preview to get you up to speed on them.
The early line is Wisconsin minus 26. It's hard to say whether the Zips will cover until we see J.D. Brookhart's injury report. You already know my opinion: Rest the stars for a winable game.
I will not be in town this weekend to watch the game. My girlfriend surprised me with a trip to Cape Cod. I will have some comments when I return, however.
Men's soccer
The ABJ's Patrick McManamon featured Steve Zakuani in his weekly column today, talking about how the uber-talented sophomore found Akron.
Believe me when I say that the team is THRILLED that Zakuani chose to return to Akron, rather than signing with a professional team. That was a realisitic scenario.
By the way, No. 12 Akron lost 2-0 to No. 24 North Carolina in a preseason match in Indiana. The real stuff begins Friday when Akron plays No. 3 Notre Dame.
Akron must have more consistent scorers, especially early in the season when the Zips play a strong schedule.

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