Akron will only play games in one or two cities for the remainder of the season. Thanks to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Zips will host all games until the Final Four, where the venue shifts to Cary, N.C.
As Caleb Porter put it, Akron put itself in the best possible position heading into the 48-team tournament, which gives Akron a first-round bye and potentially three home games before heading to 2009 College Cup.
The first opponent will either be Stetson or South Florida on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Lee Jackson Field. South Florida knocked Akron out of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, but the Zips beat the Bulls 3-1 in an exhibition game this season.
Here is what J.D. Brookhart had to say in his weekly press conference.