Author Kyle Rossi

4 entries

A Study of Point Guards

The James A. Rhodes Arena is a great place to watch a basketball game. This is not a consensus, or even a majority, opinion. Many Akron Zips supporters curse the 5,500-seat gym commonly known as The JAR for its sightlines in some areas and its lack of suites. Simultaneously, they hope for Hephaestus, the Greek...

Similarities and Differences

When Kent State plays Akron on television, broadcasters who didn't bother to research more than four talking points to fill up timeouts like to point out the proximity of the schools - 13 driving miles - at least 38 times per game. In reality, they're a little further apart than that. Despite its physical nearness...

Two Coaches and the Struggle

"Go Zips!" That was the simple proclamation Akron coach Keith Dambrot made on my star Christmas present this year, a team-autographed basketball. And go the Zips have of late, winning four blowout home games between December 15th and December 21st to claw back to 7-5 after a first eight games that could best...

That Place By the Side of the Road

Sometime during TMM12, I will look back on this New Year's Eve affair as the game where it all went off the rails for me. The one where I got hooked on insanity. Until now, I had only recapped Akron and Kent State. No big deal. I go to UA games all the time, and despite their lowly status in Zippyland, I'll occasionally...

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One Beautiful Season

1BS weaved the history of mid-major college basketball together with stories from the 2009-10 season, culminating in Butler's epic run to the National Championship game. Now it's available as a free download: PDF in the original 592-page book layout with all photos and graphics, or ePub format for electronic reading devices.