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Episode 43: Joey Arrietta, Akron Racers of National Pro Fastpitch joins the show to talk about last season, 2015 player signings, coaching staff, special promotions, international players and more. Brian Levin the current head coach at University Missouri St. Louis will return to Akron in 2015 as the team's manager. Last season, Levin and assistant field manager Dustin Combs the current head coach at William Jewell College, were named the 2014 NPF Coaching Staff of the Year. Combs has also agreed to return for 2015 giving Akron a strong foundation as it will be the only NPF team in 2015 with the entire coaching staff returning. The Racers finished the regular season 24-24 and for the first time since 2005 played for the league championship vs. the USSSA Pride. The team had five All-NPF selections including the Offensive Player of the Year, Nerissa Myers and Kelley Montalvo who also received the Jennie Finch Award. Racers on Twitter, Racers on Facebook
Keontae Hollis is one of the unknown defensive linemen in this up-coming draft which makes him the perfect guest for the College2Pro.com Players' Platform Show. A transfer to Akron he quickly established himself in the MAC and on the Zips defensive interior. He is now eagerly awaiting his March 10th Pro Day in Akron to showcase his athleticism in front of the NFL Scout on hand.
PRIOR TO AKRON
Competed at Iowa Central CC during the 2012 season (sophomore) ... credited with 67 tackles, including 33 solo stops ... responsible for seven sacks (24 yards) and nine tackles for loss ... forced one fumble and recovered one fumble ... spent his freshman season (2011) of eligibility at Grand Rapids CC ... tallied three tackles ... had 0.5 sacks and one tackle for a loss.
Transferring to Akron from Colorado State linebacker Nordly Capi did not miss a beat on the field. With his Pro Day only days away Capi stops by the College2Pro.com Players' Platform Show to talk NFL Draft.
a Sophomore (2011 at Colorado State): Played in all 12 games and was a starter seven times … honorable mention All-America selection by Sports Illustrated … earned first-team all-conference accolades from the Mountain West Conference and Phil Steele … led the MWC and ranked ninth nationally in sacks (0.83 spg) … also paced the league with 0.58 forced fumbles per contest (second nationally) and ranked seventh with 0.96 tackles for loss … had 34 tackles (25 solo) and led the Rams in tackles for loss (11.5), sacks (10) and forced fumbles (7) … his 10 sacks tied for fifth on CSU's all-time single-season list … also had two pass breakups and one fumble recovery … after leading the nation in sacks for five of the season's first six weeks, was named midseason defensive MVP of the MWC by ESPN.com and CollegeFootballNews.com … named third-team midseason All-American by Phil Steele and second-team midseason All-American by CollegeFootballNews.com … established the NCAA single-game record with four forced fumbles in the season-opening win at New Mexico (Sept. 3), breaking the previous mark of three held by 10 different players … following that performance against UNM, was named MWC Defensive Player of the Week and Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, and was placed on the watch list for the Nagurski Trophy …
The basketbros are back after another undefeated week for Penn State shootyhoops. Tim Aydin, Bill DiFilippo and Eric Gibson are ready to discuss both of Pat Chambers' squad's wins last week: at home against Akron and on the road against Bucknell. Can the guys be even more complementary of D.J. Newbill than usual? Was the monster game Ross Travis had against Bucknell a sign of things to come? Since all three were in attendance, was there anything during the game against Bucknell that stood out that you normally wouldn't notice on TV? What should we expect during the upcoming week's slate of games, when PSU hosts Virginia Tech -- which is quietly a massive game -- and travels to Marshall? Get ready, get set and get excited, because the best damn Penn State basketball podcast on the Internet is back.
Jawon Chisholm quietly put together a very stout career at Akron. He was invited to play in the College Gridiron Showcase in Arlington, TX in January.
The opportunity allowed Chisholm to showcase his talents in front of NFL Scouts.
Chisholm now awaits his March 10th Pro Day. It will be a day for him to show his combine skills.
Chisholm is one of the more interesting prospects at the position with his six-foot and 200 pound frame with enough power and burst to really put scouts to the work on where he shakes out when the NFL Draft rolls around on April 30th in Chicago.
Bringing the next generation of tomorrow's NFL stars to you today on the College2Pro.com Players' Platform Show. Join host Bo Marchionte and special guest Martel Durant of Akron. One of the best kept secrets in college football don't miss exlcusive interview with 2015 NFL Draft Prospect Martel Durant.
as a Senior (2014): Appeared in all 12 games for the Zips... finished the season with career highs in tackles (38) , interceptions (3), and pass breakups (5).
as a Junior (2013): Appeared in all 12 games for the Zips ... finished the season with 10 tackles, one interception and one pass breakup ... recorded his first-career interception against Kent State (Nov. 2), with the pick coming late in the fourth quarter to seal the victory for Akron ... posted four two-tackle games.
as a Sophomore (2012): Played in eight games … was in the starting lineup against Bowling Green (Oct. 6) … finished the season with two tackles (one solo).
as a Freshman (2011): Did not see game action.
at College of the Desert: Attended College of the Desert junior college in California
in Rock Music
Rock music should be built to last. Since its genesis, the genre has been all about longevity not a “flavor of the month” or a “flash in the pan.” Whether you go back to the seventies or nineties pillars, the goal was to create something that can be lived with for a lifetime. It still can be that way. Akron, Ohio’s Red Sun Rising—Mike Protich [vocals/guitar], Ryan Williams [guitar], Tyler Valendza [guitar], Ricky Miller [bass/vocals], and Pat Gerasia [drums], proudly carry on that tradition with their full-length debut, Polyester Zeal [Razor & Tie]. “It’s not today’s rock, but it’s a new alternative,” declares singer and guitarist Mike Protich. Through tireless gigging, they built up an impressive local fan base, soon attracting the attention of multiple labels. Razor & Tie rushed to Akron in the Fall of 2014 and signed the band following a sold out hometown show. The band headed to Los Angeles shortly after to cut Polyester Zeal with celebrated producer Bob Marlette [Black Sabbath, Shinedown, Seether]. They managed to siphon the pure, potent, powerful guitar chemistry, towering vocals, and muscular rhythms into the record’s 11 tracks with all of the “grit” intact. The first single “The Otherside” sees thick clean guitars clash with an unshakable refrain that’s as airy as it is anthemic. However, Polyester Zeal will be, and it firmly establishes Red Sun Rising’s place in rock. “The title sums it up,” concludes Mike. “Zeal is something you strive for, while Polyester is obtainable. The juxtaposition is, ‘What’s your obtainable dream?’ Ours is to tell stories through these songs. Hopefully, it makes you feel something. That’s what rock is supposed to do after all.” For more information, visit www.redsunrisingmusic.com
Our Interview with Matt Fish owner of Melt Bar & Grilled Vegetarian & Vegan friendly restaurant has been long anticipated! It is very exciting to see what Matt has created over the years and coming upon seven (7) locations shortly! The newest being in Akron, Oh at 3921 Medina Rd. Melt accommodates all dietary concerns including gluten & dairy free. All menu items are made from scratch in our kitchens daily! Was voted BEST Sandwich in Cleveland, Oh by the Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoons Awards 2015 & the Cleveland Scene Magazine 2015.
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Taylor "Gator" Phillips and Ed Smith preview and analyze Week 9 of College Football in the Mitten, including the Michigan Wolverines/Minnesota Golden Gophers and Central Michigan Chippewas/Akron Zips and NFL Week 8 from London, England, between the Lions and Kansas City Chiefs. The Pontiac Silverdome will be demolished.
We also evaluate the Red Wings through their first 10 games and the Pistons through their first 2 games in their regular seasons. The Pistons will retire Ben Wallace's and Chauncey Billups's numbers up to the rafters at the Palace of Auburn Hills, and former Pistons head coach Flip Saunders passes away.
In baseball, the Tigers hire Rich Dubee as their new pitching coach. How good is he? What could he bring to the table in Jeff Jones's cleats? Also, starting pitcher Daniel Norris feels "cancer free" after his thyroid cancer surgery.
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