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Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under Sports

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players learned their progr... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 27, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron men’s and women’s track and field teams split up over the weekend as some traveled to Columbus for the Jesse Owens Track and Field Classic and others to the LS... Read more »

Zips pitch their way to sweep of Purple Eagles

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 21, 2016

Filed under Sports

Erin Seiler and Paige McMenemy’s strong pitching performances allowed UA’s women’s softball team to take a pair of non-conference games from the Niagara Purple Eagles Tuesday afternoon.   The Zips took game one by a 2-0 count, while... Read more »

Blue defeats White in Akron Spring Game, 20-17

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Filed under Sports

Football made a brief appearance at The University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field this past Saturday where the football team held their annual spring game.   The Blue Squad, led by offensive coordinator... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field This past weekend saw both The University of Akron men’s and women’s track and field teams sweep their competition in the Northeast Ohio Quad held at the Lee R. Jackson Track and F... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 11, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team used a strong effort on Sunday to gain four places in the overall standings at The Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate. The Zips finished the 54-hole tournament in eig... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 6, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team finished with a team score of 294 (+6) on the final day at the Bulls Bay Golf Club to finish the tournament in 14th place this week in Awendaw, South Carolina. The Zips had earlier ... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 4, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron track and field team had several athletes place in the top 10 of the Texas Relays held over four days last week in Austin, Texas. One of the many highlights f... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 30, 2016

Filed under Sports

Women’s Basketball The University of Akron women’s basketball team had four of its student-athletes named to the Mid-American Conference All-Academic team. The announcement was made on Wednesday, March 30. Hannah Plyb... Read more »

Zips softball opens Mid-American Conference play

By Terry Rabbitts

March 28, 2016

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s softball team opened up the 2016 Mid-American Conference play this past weekend with a three-game series against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Lee Jackson Field. It started out on a posit... Read more »

Sports Reacp

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 28, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron track and field teams took part in the Ricardo Romo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. The Zips placed in the top five 24 times for the weeke... Read more »

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team will host its first-ever postseason game in the history of the program at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will battle the Bucknell Bison tonight at 7 p.m. in a Women’s Nation... Read more »

Championships coming up for swimming and diving for first time

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

Filed under Sports

Six University of Akron swimming and diving members will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia. this weekend with a chance to come back home with an NCAA championship for the first time in team history. The Zips, the Mid-American Conference Cham... Read more »

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

Filed under Sports

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) started announcing their awards for the regular season on Monday and The University of Akron has been well-represented. Four Zips earned All-MAC selections. Isaiah Johnson was named First-Team Al... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

Filed under Sports

Men’s golf The University of Akron men’s golf team placed 14th overall at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate event this week. The event was hosted by South Carolina Aiken and was played on the par-70, 6,617-ya... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 1, 2016

Filed under Sports

Women’s swimming and diving The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team started fast and finished the same way in gaining the Mid-American Conference Championships for the third straight year. Akron grabbed th... Read more »

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 17, 2016

Filed under Sports

Rifle The University of Akron rifle team traveled to Morehead, Kentucky on Sunday for the final match of the regular season against No. 17 Morehead State. The No. 16 Zips made the trip slightly short-handed and came up shor... Read more »

Zips Coach Terry Bowden “Selling a Vision” to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Katie King, kmk200@zips.uakron.edu

February 8, 2016

Filed under Sports

Last Wednesday, Feb. 3, University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden announced the high school student-athletes of the 2016 recruiting class. Bowden invited students, athletes, faculty, and fans to a press conference in... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 8, 2016

Filed under Sports

Tennis The University of Akron women’s tennis team split a pair of matches over the weekend. On Friday, the team traveled to Wright State and finished the evening with another victory, 6-1, to push their record to 4-0 on th... Read more »

Akron edged by Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 3, 2016

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team dropped a tough decision on the road against the Ball State Cardinals, 78-71, in Muncie, Indiana Wednesday evening. Anita Brown led Akron (11-10, 5-5 MAC) with 19 points and eight ... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 3, 2016

Filed under Sports

Rifle The University of Akron’s No. 16 rifle team struggled this past weekend while competing in the Palmyra Invitational. The Zips would manage to score 4,585 points but it was enough against opponents like No. 11 Army and... Read more »

Zips defeat RedHawks

Zips defeat RedHawks

January 24, 2016

KO’d in PK’s

KO’d in PK’s

December 12, 2015

College Cup preview

College Cup preview

December 10, 2015

FINAL FOUR

FINAL FOUR

December 7, 2015

Football team heads west for bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron football team announced on Sunday, Dec. 6, that they will be playing Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho on Dec. 22. The appearance in the bowl game is only the second time that Akr... Read more »

Record setting day for Zips swimming and diving

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving team members set a new Mid-American Conference record, along with several school records, on their way to capturing the Zippy Invitational for the second straight year at Ocasek ... Read more »

Photo Album: Zips soccer vs. Creighton

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

Filed under Sports

 

Academic All-MAC team announced

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Sports

With the fall athletic season starting to wind down, it is time for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to start announcing the year-end awards. Recently, the MAC released the 2015 Academic All-MAC selections for soccer and c... Read more »

Rifle team claims top spot at the Zippy Open

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s No. 15 rifle team hosted the annual Zippy Open over the course of a couple of weekends in November. The open had more than 130 participants and, at the end, the Zips were crowned the overall champi... Read more »

To the Elite Eight

To the Elite Eight

November 30, 2015

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 29, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a pair of games in the San Diego Tournament in San Diego, California over the weekend. On Friday evening, Anita Brown score 25 points and Hannah... Read more »

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

November 23, 2015

Zips basketball routs Hiram, 100-30

By Terry Rabbitts

November 16, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron men’s basketball team opened up the home portion of their schedule with another team effort by defeating the overmatched Division III Hiram Terriers 100-30 at James A. Rhodes Arena Monday night.  ... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 16, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of contests over the weekend and concluded their regular season. On Friday, the Zips lost to Kent State (13-25, 15-25, 19-25) as Anna We... Read more »

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 16, 2015

Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team won their 12 th Mid-American Conference Championship title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the 30th time Sunday afternoon by edging Buffalo 1-0 in the championship game at FirstEnergy... Read more »

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

November 9, 2015

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team concludes its regular season this weekend by hitting the road for a couple of Mid-American Conference battles. The Zips (8-17, 2-10 MAC) travel to Kent State Univ... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 28, 2015

Filed under Sports

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men's golf team wrapped up the fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. Akron ended the 54-hole event at the par-71, 6,550-... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 26, 2015

Filed under Sports

Men’s Golf Ryan Harris and George Baylis lead The University of Akron men's golf team with a pair of 3-under par 68 performances at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. After the opening round... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Filed under Sports

Men’s Golf On Tuesday, The University of Akron men’s golf team rebounded from a disappointing first round to climb four spots on the second day and finish sixth at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate hosted by West Virgini... Read more »

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

October 21, 2015

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