The Sporting News named three Zips seniors -- Luke Getsy, Kiki Gonzalez and Reggie Corner -- to its All-MAC Preseason Team.
Akron, ranked the No. 46 team in the country, will win the MAC East again, The Sporting News says. The magazine picked Northern Illinois (32 overall) to win the MAC West and the entire conference.
Getsy is also The Sporting News' No. 10 quarterback in the nation.
Hitting two grand slams in a week ought to get you something, even if your team is nothing special.
The MAC agreed and gave Zips first baseman Kurt Davidson its Player of the Week award. It is his third such honor of the season.
Davidson hit .545 last week with 11 RBIs.
The season is basically over, but here is something to watch: With 12 home runs, Davidson is two away from the school season record of 14, held by Mike Doerbecker. Akron has five games remaining on the schedule for Davidson to mash/rake* for the record.
* This awful baseball cliche is brought to you by Buchtelite sports editor Dan Kadar, who despises both of these verbs.