As it turns out:
The University of Akron and Kent State University, located just 10 miles apart, first played for the Wagon Wheel in 1946. The story goes that John R. Buchtel was searching for a site to start a new college in 1870 near what is now Kent State University when his wagon became stuck in the mud. The horses pulled the wagon apart and one of the wheels ended up being buried. Buchtel would eventually settle on a site in Akron for Buchtel College, which would eventually become the University of Akron. In 1902, while digging for a pipeline in Kent, the wheel was discovered and eventually came into the possession of Kent State dean of men Dr. Raymond Manchester.
And that’s why you put your name and contact information on every wheel you own.
As for this year’s clash, we’re told the “Zips can make up for a lot” with a win today.
Ummmm. So can the Flashes. We’ve heard since the pre-season that the Zips locker room under Rob Ianello has been an absolute mess. They haven’t mana...