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Akron's head coach Terry Bowden (left) talks to quarterback Nick Hirschman during the second quarter of their game against James Madison at InfoCision Stadium on the University of Akron campus in Sept. 2013 in Akron. (Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal)
Less than 48 hours after he captured a bronze medal in the 800 meters at the Rio Olympics, Clayton Murphy pledged to continue to help raise the national profile of the University of Akron track and field program.