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Shaka Smart becomes a Gator

By mrasor Published: June 2, 2008

Men's basketball
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.
Football
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...
    Gary Gilliam, tight end, Hershey, Pa. Offers: Akron, Connecticut, Virginia and Villanova Height: 6-foot-7 Weight: 245 Speed: Not listed Notes: Penn State, Pitt, Connecticut and Virginia are in Gilliam's top four. Akron's not a likely destination.
    Jim Teknipp, tight end, McDonough, Ga. Offers: Akron and Central Florida Height: 6-6 Weight: 230 Speed: 4.8 Notes: Teknipp's family lives in Ohio. If they move to Florida, it appears UCF will win. If not, Akron has a chance.
    Logan Ryan, cornerback, Voorhees, N.J. Offers: Akron, Boston College, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers, Virginia and West Virginia Height: 5-11 Weight: 175 Speed: 4.46 Notes: His top five are Rutgers, Virginia, Boston College, Maryland and West Virginia.
    Genesis Fonoimoana, safety, Los Angeles Harbor C.C., Calif. Offers: Akron and Nevada Height: 6-0 Weight: 205 Speed: 4.45 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.

Miscellaneous
Put this in your "I probably don't care" category, but I'll discuss it anyhow.
Last night was the annual Mike Rasor vs. Captain Kangaroo/Dr. Z softball duel.
CK and Dr. Z run the premier Zips Web site, ZipsNation.org. 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.
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