Terry Pluto wrote an good column about the role former Akron coach Jim Dennison played in Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel's life.
This story is hitting the wires and has already landed in the San Jose Mercury News. So before you put on your Blue and Maise shirts this Saturday, consider that Tressel is an Akron guy.
The Beacon Journal paid a stringer to cover Tuesday's game vs. Gardner-Webb. There are some interesting quotes if you have time to check it out.
If you remember, this summer I told everyone the ABJ would cover a lot more Zips sports in the coming year. Already, we have seen David Lee Morgan cover away games, Tom Reed travel for soccer games and stringers (or freelancers) take on men's basketball. Meanwhile, Pluto has written more Zips columns than I can remember this semester.
You can write thank you letters to Rich Derosiers, the sports editor who is a UA alum.