Below I posted an e-mail that went to every student at Akron. Athletic director Tom Wistrcill is taking the lack of student support seriously...
Greetings from the JAR:
On behalf of our entire Zips family and specifically the student-athletes on the men’s basketball team, I want to say thanks for your show of support and solidarity last Friday night in our game against Kent State. Though the outcome was not what any of us wanted, the energy and excitement that you brought to the game was incredible. I hope all of you could see that together you can make a difference in the environment at Zips athletic events. In the next months, we will be reaching out to many of the student groups on campus to ask for your opinion on how to grow student attendance at all Zips events. I hope you will help us make your experience here at Akron even better then it is.
Football season is six months away and I hope you are ready to bring that energy and excitement back to InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. You, the students, are what make College Sports so exciting! We look forward to having you make InfoCision Stadium the toughest place to play in the MAC.
Thanks again for your support and Go Zips! Tom