► TREADWELL SUSPENDED
The University of Akron announced Sunday that 6-7 senior forward Demetrius Treadwell has been suspended from the men's basketball program indefinitely for “a violation of the Student-Athlete Code of Conduct. The suspension begins immediately and has been referred to the Dept. of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Treadwell was First Team All-MAC selection last year and a Lou Henson Preseason Mid-Major All American. He was considered one of the front-runners for MAC Player of the Year honors. Treadwell averaged 15.2 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. He also gave the Zips a shot-blocking presence in and around the paint.
► STACY RESIGNS, DIALS IN
Toledo men’s assistant coach Anthony Stacy has announced his resignation, citing personal reasons. Head coach Tod Kowalczyk has promoted graduate assistant video coordinator Nick Dials into the vacant position. Dials is a former honorable mention All-MAC honoree who played for the Akron Zips.
Akron coach Keith Dambrot has recently missed some time with his squad. Cleveland.com reported Dambrot was spending time with his ill father in Florida, although he was present for last Friday’s season opener.
► ROCKET LOIs
Toledo men’s basketball head coach Tod Kowalczyk has announced the signing of four players to National Letter of Intents for the 2015-16 academic year. The signed players are: forward Taylor Adway (6-9, 210, Hazel Crest, IL); forward/center Luke Knapke (6-11, 210, Minster, OH); guard Jaeland Sanford (6-4, 190, Evansville, IN); and guard Chandler White (6-4, 190, Fort Wayne, IN).
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► 3 MAC TEAMS CRACK POLL
Three MAC teams were among the CollegeInsider.com Men’s Mid-Major Top 25 last week. Toledo led the MAC trio at No. 7. Akron was at No. 14 and Western Michigan came in at No. 22.
Witchita State of the Missouri Valley Conference held down the top spot and owned 27 of 31 first place votes. Gonzaga had four first place votes and occupied the second spot. Harvard, BYU, Northern Iowa and Steven F. Austin also preceded Toledo.
For more: http://www.collegeinsider.com/mens-mid-major-top-25.php