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Who is Indiana?

By mrasor Published: September 20, 2006

Men's soccer

I hope you knew about the biggest home game of the year.

No. 20 Indiana will travel to Lee Jackson Field for tomorrow's game against the Zips.

The Hoosiers are 3-3-1 this season. Akron is 6-1.

Indiana is a little better than its record. The Zips are a little worse than theirs.

With four of its first seven opponents being top-25 teams, the Hoosiers have actually fared pretty well this season. They rotate the goalkeeper duties and rely on a freshman and sophomore for most of the scoring.

Indiana leads the all-time series, 23-4-1. The most stinging victory, perhaps, was Indiana's 1-0 win last year to break Akron's unbeaten record. That game ultimately dropped the Zips way down the NCAA Tournament seedings.

The rematch will be absolutely critical if Akron hopes to have a decent seed in November.

  • Students can show up an hour before the 7:30 gametime for a free tailgating session. (I assume it's going to be a dry event.) Other fans can get in for $4, rather than the normal $6, if they wear an Akron blue shirt.

Women's basketball

Six of Akron's eight non-conference games will be at Rhodes Arena, the 2006-2007 schedule on says.

That includes a Nov. 29 matchup against Pittsburgh.


Today, while touring the UA law school (yes, I'm going to law school), I ran into athletic director Mack Rhoades.

Always the nice guy, he asked if I'd be at the Akron-North Texas game. I assured him I'll be tailgating.

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