Football The Zips will hold an open practice and "Meet the Team" event the evening of Aug. 10. The team released the rest of its practice schedule, but that is the only event that fans can attend. It is tentatively scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m.
New scholarship offers...
cornerback, Sicklerville, N.J.
Offers: Akron and Buffalo
Notes: Loper's coach calls him an aggressive player. Iowa, Rutgers and Temple also have interest.
wide receiver, Bradenton, Fla.
Offers: Akron, Illinois, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, West Virginia and Marshall
Notes: McNeal says he loves football and probably wants to leave his home state to play it. Iowa State is one of the early favorites.
wide receiver, Piscataway, N.J.
Speed: Not listed
Notes: Crayton only caught 14 passes last season as a junior. He performed well at a Nike camp in the spring, however.
Also this... ESPN.com
listed the recruiting budgets for each MAC school. Akron is No. 3. That's impressive.