Team preview: Akron

Blue Ribbon Illustrated previews the 2003-04 college basketball season, exclusively on Insider.

Updated: November 5, 2003, 3:28 PM ET
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The LeBron James traveling show has pedaled 35 miles north from Akron to Cleveland, but it left more than dust behind.

With all five regular starters back and a couple of James' sidekicks from St. Vincent-St. Mary on board, the Akron Zips could be "next" in the city that spawned the ultimate in "next."