In what stands to be an unpopular move with the AK-Rowdies student section, the athletic department is selling a portion of the lower-level end zone tickets.
It looks like this move will only be in effect for the next four games, including tonight's 7 p.m. contest against St. Francis (Pa.).
We should see tonight whether this move pays off for the athletic department. By "paying off," I mean financially. It can only hurt the stadium atmosphere.
- There is no line on tonight's game. I would make it around Akron minus 25.
Don't forget the women will play tonight at 5:30. The Zips can win their fifth straight over St. Francis (3-6).
Two defensive back prospects committed today to play at Akron...
- Sean Fobbs, a 6-foot-1 safety from Miamisburg, Ohio, also had scholarship offers from Kentucky, Buffalo, Bowling Green and Eastern Michigan. Fobbs is the No. 10 safety in Ohio, according to OhioVarsity.com. Rivals.com and Scout.com give him two stars. Scout calls him the 89th best safety in the nation. Fobbs was waiting for an offer from West Virginia or Michigan State but never got it.
- Miguel Graham, a 5-9 cornerback transfer from Coffeyville Community College, comes from a team full of prospects. Rivals.com gives Graham two stars. I really like bringing in juco transfers, rather than battling Kent State and Eastern Michigan for players who probably aren't Division I talent.