Crowning a 2018-2019 MACtion Champion

The shining moment for the MAC the past year was without a doubt the Akron Zips getting to the national championship game in men's soccer. Even with the 1-0 loss to Maryland, it was an incredible season for any MAC program. The Buffalo Bulls rolling the Arizona State Sun Devils in the NCAA Basketball National … Continue reading Crowning a 2018-2019 MACtion Champion

John Baker Returns to Ball State to Pitch His Senior Season

John Baker was the only MAC baseball player that was drafted and did not sign with a major league team. The Miami Marlins selected Baker in the 29th round of the 2019 draft. The Livingston Daily's Bill Khan wrote an article with quotes from Ball State's head coach Rich Maloney stating that this pick was the … Continue reading John Baker Returns to Ball State to Pitch His Senior Season

An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

In the previous entries of this series, I explained my idea for a complete rebuild of college football. Part one covered the new rules, and part two detailed which teams would comprise the new Power 5 conferences and provided some examples of what schedules would look like under this new system. Today's final volume will be … Continue reading An Ideal College Football Structure, Part 3: The New Group of 5

MAC Baseball Players Selected in the Draft

The Major League Baseball draft ended Wednesday and nine MAC players were selected over the three day draft. Drey Jameson was the headliner of the MAC group, as was always going to be the case. Fifteen players were drafted in 2018, so I thought that there would be a few more than nine. I'm going … Continue reading MAC Baseball Players Selected in the Draft

MAC Baseball: Chasing Down Single Season Records

MAC Baseball is about 33 games into the roughly 50 game season and there are some great individual seasons taking shape. Four weekend series are in the books with 5 more left plus some midweek games. Some players are on track to get their names in at least their schools record books if not having … Continue reading MAC Baseball: Chasing Down Single Season Records

Are You Ready for MAC Baseball?

Do you care about MAC sports?  Do you like baseball?  Would you enjoy MAC Baseball but the void of information makes it hard to follow?  Then this article is for you!  The typical source of information before the season is the coaches poll.  That's usually about it for information published pre-season.  This year, the rankings … Continue reading Are You Ready for MAC Baseball?

Early Signing Day MAC Wrap Up

Early Signing Day has come and gone.  On December 19 a whole lot of fax machines fired up and players sent their letters of intent to the schools they committed to.  For MAC schools, if they are going to a bowl game, that means bowl prep is happening right around the bowl game.  If there … Continue reading Early Signing Day MAC Wrap Up

Mid American Conference Week 12 Players of the Week

The MAC got weird in week 12.  Ball State held on in overtime against Western Michigan which eliminated the Broncos from MAC West contention.  That result really punctuates the free fall that Western Michigan was in.  Ohio took Buffalo behind the wood shed and obliterated them, and that game should have been a toss up.  … Continue reading Mid American Conference Week 12 Players of the Week

The MAC Coaching Carousel

As the season slowly creeps to bowl season, the anticipation of coaching changes, and the drama around them, mounts.  Miami University is known as the "Cradle of Coaches" due to the high profile football coaches that have coached at the university.  Bo Schembechler, Jim Tressel, John Harbaugh, Ron Zook, Larry Smith, and Sean McVay all … Continue reading The MAC Coaching Carousel

MAC Division Races: Tie Breaker Madness

Have you ever stared at something long enough that it doesn't even look at all like it did at the start?  Welcome to my weekend staring at the MAC standings.  Here I was trying not to get into tie breakers because they can be really murky.  Turns out, when you try to get Eastern Michigan … Continue reading MAC Division Races: Tie Breaker Madness