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Akron's Keith Dambrot watches the final minutes of their Dec. 2012 game against Creighton in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Dave Weaver)
University of Akron head basketball coach Keith Dambrot (right) watches action from the sidelines as Zip's Alex Abreu looks to pass during their game against Coppin State University at the James A. Rhodes Arena on in Jan.2013, in Akron, Ohio. (Mike Cardew/Akron Beacon Journal)
University of Akron head basketball coach Keith Dambrot watches a shot from the sideline during the Zips 68-56 victory over Central Michigan University in their game at James A. Rhodes Arena in Feb. 2013 in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron guard Alex Abreu (right) pokes the ball away from Ohio University guard Stevie Taylor during first half action in the Zips 86-72 victory over the Bobcats in their game at James A. Rhodes Arena in, Feb. 2013, in Akron, Ohio. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal)
Akron's Alex Abreu dribbles past Ohio's D.J. Cooper at the Convocation Center in Athens, Ohio in Feb. 2013. Ohio lost 88-81 to Akron in overtime. (Jason E. Chow | Staff Photographer)
University of Akron head coach Keith Dambrot (right) shares a lighter moment with point guard Alex Abreu before the game against North Dakota State in a Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters game at James A. Rhodes Arena in Feb. 2013 in Akron, Ohio. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal)
Gordon — a pit bull used as a bait dog in an Akron dogfighting ring — seemed to find a happy ending in January when he cuddled up with a Sandusky woman and her 1-year-old daughter who promised “Gordo” had found his forever home.