The University of Akron and Kent State track and field teams will send athletes to the NCAA Championships June 10-13 in Eugene, Ore., after Thursday and Friday’s first and second rounds of the NCAA East Regional in Jacksonville, Fla.
Given which teams were playing in the two NBA conference finals series — the Cavaliers, the Golden State Warriors, the Atlanta Hawks and the Houston Rockets — officials at ESPN/ABC, home to the NBA Finals, are probably salivating over who advanced.
AVON: The No. 8-seeded University of Akron baseball team entered the ninth inning of Saturday afternoon’s MAC Tournament semifinal game against No. 6 Ball State facing a daunting seven-run deficit and imminent elimination.
Ball State used a two-out, two-run rally in the seventh and a two-run homer in the eighth to rally past the University of Akron 9-6 in the Mid-American Conference baseball tournament Thursday night in Avon.
Strong performances on Thursday and Friday have put the University of Akron’s outdoor track and field teams in position to win sixth consecutive Mid-American Conference Track and Field championships this weekend in Muncie, Ind.
The University of Akron was unable to fight back after a late Buffalo rally. The Bulls took its first lead of the game with a two-run eighth inning to win 6-5 Saturday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
The University of Akron men’s and women’s track and field team had four top-five finishes on Friday’s opening day of the Campbell/Wright Invitational at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex in Akron.