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Pole vaulter is MAC athlete of week

By mrasor Published: January 18, 2006

Track


John Russell helped the Zips win the Akron Quad last week by clearing 18-1 in the pole vault. He also became MAC male athlete of the week.


Men's basketball


Tom Gaffney of the ABJ pointed out the difficult stretch of games the Zips will face after this week.


Football


The Zips came up 14 points short against Notre Dame in CollegeFootballNews.com's fantasy NCAA Tournament.


Also on that site... Remember how I keeping saying the MAC will be really weak next year, especially the East? The site ranks five MAC teams among the worst 19 teams in the country.


  • Ball State, No. 102 nationally

  • Eastern Michigan, No. 103

  • Kent State, No. 114

  • Buffalo, No. 117

  • Temple, No. 119

This will make it easier for the Zips to advance to the MAC Championship. However, it will be more difficult for MAC teams to get an at-large bid with all these garbage teams.


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