Former Akron assistant coach Shaka Smart is headed to Gainesville to work under Billy Donovan at Florida.
Basketball people say Smart will be a big-time coaching prospect. He left Akron two seasons ago to be an assistant at Clemson. He knows a lot about basketball. Good luck to him.
According to someone present at the trial, Joe Nemer is asking the jury to award him $3 million for his property.
The university has offered $1.038 million, which is reportedly above fair-market value.
I guess $3 million is the point where it stops being about principles.
Here are some new scholarship offerees, who might play football where Joe's bar sits...
tight end, Hershey, Pa.
Offers: Akron, Connecticut, Virginia and Villanova
Speed: Not listed
Notes: Penn State, Pitt, Connecticut and Virginia are in Gilliam's top four. Akron's not a likely destination.
tight end, McDonough, Ga.
Offers: Akron and Central Florida
Notes: Teknipp's family lives in Ohio. If they move to Florida, it appears UCF will win. If not, Akron has a chance.
cornerback, Voorhees, N.J.
Offers: Akron, Boston College, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers, Virginia and West Virginia
Notes: His top five are Rutgers, Virginia, Boston College, Maryland and West Virginia.
safety, Los Angeles Harbor C.C., Calif.
Offers: Akron and Nevada
Notes: One thing's for sure, he has a great name. In his first year at LAHCC, Fonoimoana grabbed six interceptions and made 34 tackles.
Put this in your "I probably don't care" category, but I'll discuss it anyhow.
Last night was the annual
Captain Kangaroo/Dr. Z
CK and Dr. Z run the premier Zips Web site,
. If you're a Zips fan, you should have it bookmarked.
Anyhow, our teams played a doubleheader in the Stow slow-pitch league. Correct me if I'm wrong about the exact scores, CK, but I think we won by counts of 21-3 and 15-7.
Here is the wildest play of the game: I drove a liner over the left-center fielder's head. I caught up with the runner ahead of me at third base. He planned to stop there. I yelled at him to keep running. We both scored.
CK, who was pitching, claimed we scored because of a missed cut-off man. It definitely went in my team's scorebook as a home run.
Despite all that, check out ZipsNation.org if you don't already. Like I said, spare me the "We don't care" comments. I know.