Gonna miss old Anderson Arena. Like everyone else, had some of the most exciting times of my life in that building. If I could go back in time, I'd go back to a sold out, jam packed Anderson Arena during a Jimmy L or DD coached team (obviously some of you are a tad older than me) during a huge MAC game (Akron and Kent come to mind) where the house was absolutely rocking. The adrenaline that was flowing and the fun that was had is irreplaceable. Nothing like it. The crowd was so loud that you couldnt hear the person next to you. The fans right on the floor in the opposing players and refs ears. And then would come the big shots and big wins that created a storming of the court; nothing like it. But all good things must come to an end and new adventures and memories must be created. Thank you AA for the awesome memories.
I remember an Akron game in the Dakich era, I was playing bass in the alumni band, and we (the crowd) just got into Angie (Andy) Hipsher's head... completely rattled him. He ended up mixing it up a little bit with some students in the first couple rows, and then he started to get the "A$$ HOLE" chant... His daddy protested, but Angie was rendered completely ineffective, in fact, I saw something golden trickling down his leg the rest of the game.