Speakeasy Sports 5-on-5

With the MAC tournament set to start play in Cleveland tonight, it is time to answer the five most pressing questions regarding the tournament. Our panel includes Marlowe Alter and Alex Hider, who will anchor Speakeasy Sports coverage of the tournament starting this Friday. Also featured on the panel are sports editor and former MAC…

Akron outlasts Ohio in classic overtime battle

Very rarely does a game billed as one of the best matchups in conference history live up to the hype, but this game was everything and then some. In a clash between the Mid-American Conference’s top two teams, it was No. 1 Akron who outlasted No. 2 Ohio 88-81 in overtime. The victory all but…

Ohio and Akron gear up for battle of the MAC’s best

Coach Jim Christian knows just how big Wednesday’s game is. “It’s no bigger than any other big game in college basketball: Oklahoma-Oklahoma St, Duke and North Carolina.” Akron will visit the Convocation Center with first place in the MAC on the line. The teams have a combined for only conference loss this season. “It’s a…

Bobcats looking to make a statement against Akron

In all conferences across the nation, the top teams normally do not separate from the rest of the pack until the latter stages of conference play. This is not the case in the Mid-American Conference East division this season. Two unbeaten teams will clash this Saturday in Akron, Ohio. Ohio (15-5, 6-0 MAC) will be…