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MAC reduces teams competing in Cleveland

By mrasor Published: June 9, 2009

Men's and women's basketball
Starting next season, only eight of the 12 teams will have the opportunity to play a MAC Tournament game at Quicken Loans Arena.
The MAC's presidents approved that recommendation and other cost-cutting measures at their meeting Monday in Cleveland.
Over the next year, the presidents will discuss a separate site for the women's tournament. Toledo was the former site, and it seems like it would be a great way to ensure adequate attendance because of the city's proximity to two member universities (Toledo and Bowling Green).
The ABJ's Mike Cardew took some interesting photos from the work on InfoCision Stadium.
Mack Rhoades is back on the job hunt.
The PD's Elton Alexander reports that Akron's athletic director is believed to be in Houston, interviewing for the same job at the University of Houston. Rhoades is also rumored to be on a short list at Marshall.
I don't blame Rhoades for wanting to advance. The only way to do that in his industry is to keep moving laterally. He certainly has made strides at Akron and gained valuable experiences.
If he goes, I know a great replacement. He goes by the moniker, "Nature Boy." He was a finalist for athletic director at Akron before Luis Proenza hired Rhoades. Give up? OK. It's Mike Waddell, an associate athletic director at Cincinnati.

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