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(08-30-2021 07:01 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  the previous AD had a plan to permanently remove student seating at gymnastics end of MAC center and use this as a social area for pre-game and post-game. ( It was tried for several Dec games ) This idea was met with many protests , fortunately that AD and his Asst are now departed.
Why am I not surprised he’d want an area to wine & dine and probably just for the small handful of boosters he truly engaged?
08-30-2021 07:07 AM
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RE: Basketball 21-22
(08-30-2021 07:07 AM)Polish Hammer Wrote:  
(08-30-2021 07:01 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  the previous AD had a plan to permanently remove student seating at gymnastics end of MAC center and use this as a social area for pre-game and post-game. ( It was tried for several Dec games ) This idea was met with many protests , fortunately that AD and his Asst are now departed.
Why am I not surprised he’d want an area to wine & dine and probably just for the small handful of boosters he truly engaged?

What Kent needs to do is find a way to utilize upper seating on the East side of the MAC Center (old media area) then find a way (cut upper glass to hear the games???) to utilize 'social area' on third level at South end of MAC Center.

Finally ... move Gymnastics practice area to the annex and repurpose that space for any number of things (new offices, dedicated media center, weight room, other).
08-30-2021 11:55 AM
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RE: Basketball 21-22
(08-30-2021 07:01 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  
(08-21-2021 04:13 PM)cleveland Wrote:  
(08-19-2021 04:57 PM)GoKsuFlashes! Wrote:  Any news?

question: any news of a new arena? or (at the very least) bleachers that reach to the railing of the 2nd level. it looks amateurish/2nd rate right now.. has been for awhile.

i LOVE this team sooo much! been die hard fan since freshman year 1982. it is my fave sports team (college or pro.) anyone else feel this way?

from what i can tell, the team looks strong, physical & talented :)

any rumors about additions to the schedule?

go flashes!! 04-rock04-rock

There's been talk for quite some time about 'upgrading' or perhaps 'renovating' the MAC center, but don't believe there has ever been a real $$$ push to get things started. Fact is, MAC Center is located in about the best spot available, ringed by student housing. Moving it somewhere else (by Dix???) takes that advantage away. True, it's not huge. But it is a lot more student attendance than most in the league with the potential of adding significant more if the right team/games align.

And believe it or not, the MAC Center looks almost 90-percent like Cameron Indoor (I've seen/been inside both)... so make it comfortable and the games exciting and maybe ....

As for the 21-22 team, I wouldn't even make a guess. I thought last season would be a real struggle but was actuallu surprised at both the style of play and the number of wins until the wheels feel off at the end.

So I'll just wait and see.


There is a printed brochure showing renovation plans for MAC center from
2-3 years ago. Several dinners were held at President Warrens home with
prospective donors. Power point presentation showed architectural plans and costs for various renovations. Total cost was $15-30 million depending on enhancements.

All the state will pay for is structural improvements to non-classroom buildings meaning HVAC , Roof , etc.

To my knowledge the plan did not gain any footing or large financial commitments.

Later the previous AD had a plan to permanently remove student seating at gymnastics end of MAC center and use this as a social area for pre-game and post-game. ( It was tried for several Dec games ) This idea was met with many protests , fortunately that AD and his Asst are now departed.

My view comparing Cameron indoor to MAC center is like comparing
DIX Stadium to Ohio Stadium …. Ridiculous.
I’ve been to Cameron , it’s clean , well maintained , well run and hallowed ground. Kent has never honored and respected its history. MAC center history is known to only a few. It’s a dump and has been for 30 years.

Indeed ... comparing Dix Stadium (less than 50,000) to Ohio Stadium (over 100,000) is ridiculous.

As for the MAC Center (6,300) and Cameron (9,300) and the 'bones' of both arenas they're very comparable; baseline bleachers, exposed steal beams above, upper/lower level seating and more. Even the hallways around the bb court ar much like the MAC Center. Identical, no. But kissing cousins for sure in my mind.

https://www.newsobserver.com/sports/arti...72105.html
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RE: Basketball 21-22
(08-30-2021 11:55 AM)cleveland Wrote:  
(08-30-2021 07:07 AM)Polish Hammer Wrote:  
(08-30-2021 07:01 AM)Older and Older Wrote:  the previous AD had a plan to permanently remove student seating at gymnastics end of MAC center and use this as a social area for pre-game and post-game. ( It was tried for several Dec games ) This idea was met with many protests , fortunately that AD and his Asst are now departed.
Why am I not surprised he’d want an area to wine & dine and probably just for the small handful of boosters he truly engaged?

What Kent needs to do is find a way to utilize upper seating on the East side of the MAC Center (old media area) then find a way (cut upper glass to hear the games???) to utilize 'social area' on third level at South end of MAC Center.

Finally ... move Gymnastics practice area to the annex and repurpose that space for any number of things (new offices, dedicated media center, weight room, other).

Getting rid of the glass would likely impact how loud it gets. Even with a small crow the MACC can get really loud. Personally feel this is a nice home court advantage.
08-30-2021 09:57 PM
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RE: Basketball 21-22
(08-30-2021 09:57 PM)anti-zip Wrote:  
(08-30-2021 11:55 AM)cleveland Wrote:  
(08-30-2021 07:07 AM)Polish Hammer Wrote:  [quote='Older and Older' pid='17585793' dateline='1630324903']the previous AD had a plan to permanently remove student seating at gymnastics end of MAC center and use this as a social area for pre-game and post-game. ( It was tried for several Dec games ) This idea was met with many protests , fortunately that AD and his Asst are now departed.
Why am I not surprised he’d want an area to wine & dine and probably just for the small handful of boosters he truly engaged?

What Kent needs to do is find a way to utilize upper seating on the East side of the MAC Center (old media area) then find a way (cut upper glass to hear the games???) to utilize 'social area' on third level at South end of MAC Center.

Finally ... move Gymnastics practice area to the annex and repurpose that space for any number of things (new offices, dedicated media center, weight room, other).

Getting rid of the glass would likely impact how loud it gets. Even with a small crow the MACC can get really loud. Personally feel this is a nice home court

Agree on getting rid of glass and MACC being great home court. Good teams win regardless of venue. That’s #1. Win
08-31-2021 07:18 AM
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RE: Basketball 21-22
I've always been a believer of filling up the lower-level with GA ticketholders. At least on the west side. Everyone in the building sitting along the court. That would be marvelous for us and frightening to visitors!
08-31-2021 02:39 PM
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RE: Basketball 21-22
A new game has been added to the schedule: vs Detroit Mercy (Home)
09-03-2021 01:50 AM
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(09-03-2021 01:50 AM)GoKsuFlashes! Wrote:  A new game has been added to the schedule: vs Detroit Mercy (Home)

Thanks. Dec 9 is date. 7 th of 7 road games to start season for Detroit
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RE: Basketball 21-22
Kent’s entire MAC schedule now on website.
First MAC game 12/28 vs CMU . Then Toledo
also at Home ,New Years Day. 4 of first 6 at Home.
Of course no students , school closed.
09-03-2021 08:06 PM
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