Transfer available in 2014-15
OXFORD, Ohio – Miami University men’s basketball head coach John Cooper has announced that Eric Washington is transferring into the program after spending the past two seasons at Presbyterian College. Washington will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer requirements and will have two seasons of eligibility, remaining beginning with the 2014-15 season.
The Mid-American Conference has announced an updated 2013 football schedule, complete with game times. MAC Report Online is providing separate post for the composite schedule and individual team schedule. The following are the schedule for each team.
The Mid-American Conference has announced an updated 2013 football schedule, complete with game times. MAC Report Online is providing separate post for the composite schedule and individual team schedule. The following is the composite schedule by date.
Former Akron point guard Alex Abreu pleaded guilty Monday in Summit County Common Pleas Court to one count of (third-degree) felony drug trafficking. He was sentenced to two years in prison and fined $5,000. However, the sentence was suspended and the fine waived. Instead, he was placed on 18 months of probation and his driver’s license was suspended for six months. Subsequent to Monday’s proceedings, the University of Akron released a statement indicating Abreu remains indefinitely suspended from the Zips basketball team and his case will be subject to review at a later date.
The charges were related to a March 7 incident in which police say Abreu accepted a package containing five pounds of Marijuana. He was suspended from the team following his arrest. Akron nonetheless won the MAC men’s basketball tournament and a bid to the NCAA tourney. The Zips were blitzed by VCU, 88-42, in first round action.
By MIKE SMITH
You meet all kinds of people in journalism. That holds true in sports, as well as other areas. Fortunately, the vast majority of sports interviews are very enjoyable experiences, and the “subjects” deserve much of the credit for that. When it comes to such credit, Charlie Coles deserves a full measure.
By EVEN MEYER
CLEVELAND, Oh – The Mid-American Conference ended another year of athletics and academics Thursday night when seven members were inducted into the conference’s Hall of Fame at the Renaissance Hotel.
Cleveland, Ohio – The top Mid-American Conference (MAC) institutional awards were handed out Thursday at the MAC Honors Dinner, as part of the conference meetings at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Kent State University was honored with the Reese Trophy in men’s competition, while Miami University was honored with the Jacoby Trophy in women’s competition.
BUFFALO, NY – The Buffalo men’s basketball team has signed junior college transfer Justin Moss, head coach Bobby Hurley announced on Tuesday. The 6-7 forward from Indian Hills Community College in Iowa will enter UB with three years of eligibility beginning with the 2013-14 season.
NFL Draft provides another MAC moment
By Mike Smith -- MAC Musings and More - A look around the MAC ... and sometimes beyond
They may not go down as “watershed” moments, but two football events over the last several months have focused a national spotlight on the Mid-American Conference! The first was Northern Illinois’ participation in the Orange Bowl back in January. The second MAC moment came Friday when Central Michigan offensive lineman Eric Fisher was the No. 1 overall selection of the 2013 NFL Draft.
By MIKE SMITH
OXFORD, Ohio – As a finance and entrepreneur major, Wes Williams can appreciate the value of numbers.
Numbers can reflect positives and numbers can reflect problems. The latter call for solutions, which is what the Miami RedHawks defense is seeking as it lays the foundation for its 2013 football season. Williams, now a senior, is anxiously anticipating a chance to be part of the solution.