Peters follows dreams, his dad's legacy

AKRON, Ohio - Danny Peters was a seventh grader almost 15 years ago when he sat with his father, Dan, and the two watched the tape of a basketball game Danny had recently played. It was dad and son, coach and pupil, pause and rewind. No punches were pulled, and Danny Peters came out of that video session with a career plan. "My dad told me I was no good as a player," Danny says now...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Akron turns purple to support ailing coach

The public support being shown for Akron assistant Dan Peters in his fight against pancreatic cancer continued Wednesday night as Akron hosted a "Purple Out" for pancreatic cancer awareness. The Zips beat Ball State, 73-46, in front of a crowd clad in purple "4 Pete's Sake" t-shirts, the slogan adopted by the Zips program since Peters was diagnosed in December. Akron's players wore...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Programs nationwide showing support for Akron assistant

The annual Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend is here, and for many programs it includes an extra touch. Purple ribbons for pancreatic cancer awareness will be worn by coaching staffs from two dozen programs nationwide as a show of support for Akron director of basketball operations Dan Peters, who was diagnosed with the disease in December. Peters, 59, has been...
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January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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