Brandon Hickey

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Graduate Student at The University of Akron. Avid Zips and Michigan State fan.

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Buffalo picks up big man Ikenna Smart


Bobby Hurley picked up his fourth commitment for next year in Ikenna Smart, a 6'10" center from Greensboro, North Carolina. Smart averages a double double, scoring thirteen points and grabbing thirteen rebounds per game. He didn't have many other offers but had interest from Drexel, Longwood and Presbyterian. Hurley's other commitments include top-100 point guard Lamontre Bearden, shooting guard Mory Diane and center Raheem Johnson. The Bulls will have one more scholarship to fill after the graduation of Jarod Oldham, Javon McCrea, Josh Freelove, Auraum Nuiriankh, and Corey Raley-Ross.

MAC Tournament Tiebreakers Explained


Let's wade through this mess and try to figure out which teams will be slotted in what seeds.

MAC Men's Basketball Power Rankings - Week 16


For the first time in awhile the #1 team in our power rankings stayed the same. This week brings us a 1-2 and a 3-4 match-up which will go a long way in determining who gets the top four seeds and the double bye in the MAC Tournament.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 15


Yet another #1 falls as Toledo loses big to Eastern Michigan. Who steps in to fill the #1 spot?

Demetrius Treadwell Wills Akron to Win over NIU

"Tree" had a career game, and being down two primary scorers, Akron needed every bit of it to beat Northern Illinois.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 14


We have a new team in the top spot of the power rankings after Ohio's loss to Western Michigan. Plus, we take a closer look at the Bobcats' struggles and what could happen in the next few weeks.

Justin Drummond suspended after DUI

Toledo's leading scorer will miss Wednesday's game against Ohio after getting booked with a DUI Saturday night.

Buffalo Controls Second Half in Win over CMU


The Bulls used a 10-2 spurt in the second half to put away the Chippewas in Mt. Pleasant. Javon McCrea had a career night, scoring 25 points and collecting 20 rebounds.

Toledo Takes Out Rival Bowling Green

The Rockets used a 35-8 free throw disparity to knock off the Falcons at Savage Arena. Toledo moves to 7-2 in the MAC and is a full game up on Western Michigan in the West.

MAC Hoops Gets Two Teams in Mid-Major Top Ten

Ohio moved up four spots after the big win over Toledo while the Rockets fell just two. Akron didn't lose much ground either after a 1-1 week. The MAC and the West Coast Conference were the only two conferences represented by three teams in the poll.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 13

We have a new number one in the power rankings this week, and if what happens the last time they were in the top spot happens again, they won't be number one next week.

Akron Obliterates Ball State on Memorable Night

It really wasn't about the game on Wednesday night between Akron and Ball State. It was to show support to Akron DOBO Dan Peters, who is fighting pancreatic cancer. The "Purple Out" was a success, both on the court and in the hearts of all who went.

Mid-Season Report Card: Central Michigan Chippewas

The Chips haven't won a game yet this year. Is more losing on the horizon, or can they turn it around?

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 12


Eastern Michigan falls after an 0-2 week and Akron solidifies their spot in the top three.

Akron holds off pesky Central Michigan


Blake Hibbitts did his best but it just wasn't enough as Akron hit some clutch threes late to pull away.

Ohio Completes Massive Comeback in Win over EMU


It didn't start out well, but Ohio pulled out a gritty road win over Eastern Michigan to improve their record to 4-2 in MAC play.

MAC Basketball Saturday Open Thread


Basketball starts at 11am today with Ohio-Eastern Michigan and continues throughout the day with three other men's games and two women's games.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 11

Five teams are tied at 3-1 and do not seem to have any difference between them. Let's try to make a little sense of this mess at the top of the standings.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 10


We have a new team in the top spot of our power rankings, courtesy and a huge road victory and a loss by the former #1.

Toledo Rebounds with win over Central Michigan

It was a little closer than expected, but Toledo notched their first conference win of the season at home over Central Michigan.

MAC Basketall and Hockey Open Thread


Come join us to talk MAC basketball and hockey! We've got two basketball games on tap tonight and a few hockey contests as well.

Akron Survives Ball State In Ugly Victory


It wasn't pretty but the Zips got the job done against Ball State. Fouls and free throws were the storylines from the game as questionable officiating dominated the flow of the game.

Interblog Q&A: Akron-Ball State Preview

Two of the three Brandons on staff take a deeper look into the Akron-Ball State match-up.

MAC Basketball State of the Conference

We take a look at where the MAC has been this year and where it is going during conference play.

MAC Basketball Power Rankings - Week 9


The Bobcats are on the move and the bottom of the league is starting to figure itself out.

UMass slips by Miami

In somewhat of a surprising result, Miami gave the Minutemen a pretty good fight before ultimately bowing out in the end.

Chris Fowler Works to Balance Basketball, Theater, and Charity


Central Michigan's starting point guard and best overall player is mostly known for his on-the-court performance, but in this article we get a peek at the other side. Fowler, a theater major, talks about how he got into the arts and what his plans are for after basketball season. The article also goes into Fowler's charity work, which for a college athlete is sometimes hard to be able to do. We don't get many stories like this in college athletics, which is disappointing, but we're happy to share Fowler's story.

Ball State picks up Cincinnati Transfer

Jeremiah Davis III will be a Cardinal in 2014-2015, probably replacing Jesse Berry's spot in the starting lineup.

Akron Holds On for Ugly Victory over Marshall

It wasn't pretty at all, but the Zips picked up their eighth win on the season beating Marshall 61-58.

Akron Opens 2014 With Marshall

The Zips open the new year with former MAC member Marshall, who is just 5-8 on the year and are struggling on the defensive end.

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