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Franklin’s Ferrell making big impact at Akron after accepting redshirt and gradually elevating her game

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University of Akron guard Layne Ferrell (30) drives to the basket during a women's basketball game this season at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. JEFF HARWELL/AKRON ATHLETICS

AKRON — Of all the things Layne Ferrell has learned since she stepped foot on the University of Akron campus, patience might be at the top of the list.

That’s how it works for most high school kids heading off to NCAA Division I athletic programs. The happy stories have




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