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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:05

Zip: Akron Sees Low Attendance

   AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Among all 125 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision teams, the University of Akron had the worst home attendance this past season.
   The Akron Beacon Journal reports the Zips drew a total of 55,019 fans for six home games at the 30,000-seat InfoCision Stadium.
   It was the lowest number reported by the university since 2005, when the team attracted 54,464 for five home games at the old Rubber Bowl.
   With fans staying away from the $65 million InfoCision Stadium, the university is forced by the NCAA to purchase tickets to home games. Schools are required to average 15,000 fans in actual or paid attendance over a rolling two-year period to remain in Division I.
   President Scott Scarborough says football attendance will be "a key performance indicator" for the new athletics director.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:04

Convicted Gambler Hearing Fate Tuesday

   DETROIT (AP) - Lawyers for a Detroit-area gambler caught in a sports bribery scandal at the University of Toledo say it would be "unthinkable" to send the ailing 82-year-old man to prison.
   Mitchell "Ed" Karam will be the last of nine people to be sentenced when he appears on Tuesday in Detroit federal court. The ringleader, Ghazi Manni, recently was sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison.
   Karam's guilty plea to conspiracy says he split the cost of bribes with Manni. Seven Toledo basketball and football players got money, gifts and groceries to alter their play to try to affect games about a decade ago.
   Karam's lawyers quote doctors as saying he'll soon be bedridden because of his many health woes. They're asking for probation.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015 07:02

Great Lakes-Based Conference to Realign

 HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) - Hillsdale College says it and four other colleges will compete in a different athletic conference starting in two years.
   Hillsdale announced Monday that it will play in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference beginning July 1, 2017. It now plays in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
   It says other schools joining the conference are the University of Findlay, Walsh University, Lake Erie College and Ohio Dominican University.
   The Great Midwest Athletic Conference now includes Cedarville University, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Trevecca Nazarene University, Ursuline College, Alderson Broaddus University, Davis & Elkins College, Ohio Valley University and Salem International University. Malone University plans to join in 2016.
   Hillsdale says it will remain in NCAA Division II and will maintain its current athletic programs.


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