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Women’s basketball squeaks past Penguins in overtime

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Youngstown State Penguins on Tuesday night, 76-74 in overtime, at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. Akron improved its record to 4-2 on the season while the Penguins f... Read more »

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

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Kwan Cheatham Senior Forward Men’s Basketball The University of Akron men’s basketball team played two games over the past week going into Wednesday night’s game. First, the team beat Adrian College easily, 95-41, then lost... Read more »

Sports year in review

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 8, 2016

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The fall semester of 2016 will certainly be one to remember at The University of Akron. Beside it being the first semester for new President Matthew Willson, the sports teams at the University also had an interesting semester, hi... Read more »

Men’s basketball impressive in loss to 10th-ranked Blue Jays

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

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  The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the undefeated Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday night, 82-70. Creighton came in as the 10th-ranked team in the nation, as it improved its record to 8-0 on the season... Read more »

Women’s basketball gets back on track with 80-59 win over Winthrop

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

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Sophomore guard Megan Sefcik played her best game as a Zip on Saturday, leading the University of Akron women’s basketball team to an 80-59 victory over Winthrop. The Zips record improves to 3-2 on the young season while Winth... Read more »

Four Zips earn All-MAC honors

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

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The University of Akron football team wrapped up its season last Tuesday with a 9-3 loss at Ohio University to finish its season with a disappointing record of 5-7. However, four Zips were honored for their play on Wednesday whe... Read more »

Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell on Education Day

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s basketball team lost to Bucknell University on Wednesday morning, 61-47, in Akron’s Fourth Annual Education Day. The Zips record falls to 2-2 on the young season, while Bucknell improves ... Read more »

Players of the Week: 12-2-2016

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

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Isaiah Johnson Senior Center Men’s Basketball Isaiah “Big Dog” Johnson led the Zips to the top of the Savannah Invitational, taking the tournament’s’ MVP award. Johnson scored 19 points in both games of the tournament a... Read more »

Men’s basketball wins the Savannah Invitational

By Jake Allen, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 29, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s basketball team won the Savannah Invitational on Saturday after wins over Air Force and Mercer University. The Zips improved their record to 5-1 on the season with the wins. The team has now won ... Read more »

Women’s basketball looks to go 3-1 at Bucknell

By Jake Allen, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 29, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s basketball team will return to the court on Wednesday when it hosts Bucknell University. The game will start unusually early, as tipoff is set for 10:30 a.m. The Zips come in with a 2-1 record on the se... Read more »

Football season ends in tough defensive battle

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016

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The University of Akron football team’s season came to an end on Tuesday, Nov. 22 with a 9-3 loss against the Ohio Bobcats. The Zips ended the disappointing season with four consecutive losses, which ultimately will keep them... Read more »

Men’s basketball picks up first two wins of the season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s basketball team won its first two games of the season this past weekend by beating American and Radford at home. The Zips improved their record over the weekend to 2-1 after losing to Youngstown ... Read more »

Zips look to become Bowl eligible in season finale in Athens

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s football team looks to finish the regular season at .500 and become eligible to play in a postseason Bowl Game for the second straight season when the team travels south to play the Ohio Bobcats ... Read more »

Men’s soccer falls to Indiana in NCAA Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team finished its season with a record of 13-6-3 after losing to number four seed Indiana on Sunday, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite a great showing against Villanova on... Read more »

Plybon’s record night leads Zips over Canisius, 73-64

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s basketball team defeated Canisius College on Sunday, 73-64, as guard Hannah Plybon posted a career night by making a school-record nine 3-pointers. The victory improves the Zips’ record to 2... Read more »

Sports Preview 11-16-2017

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

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Men’s Basketball: The University of Akron men’s basketball team will have its home opener on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., as it hosts American University at James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 0-1... Read more »

Men’s soccer hosts Villanova in NCCA tournament opener

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team will play Villanova in front of its home crowd on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Zips enter the game with a record of 12-5-3 while Villanova is 10... Read more »

Players of the Week 11-16-2017

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

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Nick Hinds Freshman Defender Men’s Soccer This season the Zips brought in two freshmen from Plantation, Florida, and 5-foot-7 forward Jonathan Lewis has been the most noticeable this season, leading the team with 11 assists... Read more »

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

November 14, 2016

Zips’ sloppy play leads to loss to the Falcons

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016

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The University of Akron football team’s losing streak continues after its defeat against the Bowling Green Falcons, 38-28, on Wednesday at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Falcons were able to gut out a close ga... Read more »

Men’s basketball team falls to YSU, 90-82

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to Youngstown State on Saturday night, 90-82, at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. It was the season opener for both teams, and it was part of the Coaches vs. Cancer doublehe... Read more »

Women’s basketball beat Malone to start season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s basketball team survived a slow start to beat Malone University, 63-52, on Saturday afternoon in Akron. Once again, Hannah Plybon led the Zips in scoring with 20 points. It wasn’t easy for he... Read more »

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host the MAC Tournament this weekend, starting Friday. First, at 4 p.m., Buffalo and Bowling Green will face off as the second and third seeds. Akron will then host Western M... Read more »

Sports Preview (11-10-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

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Men’s Basketball The University of Akron men’s basketball team will open its season on the road Saturday versus Youngstown State University, at the Beeghly Center in the 2nd Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Doublehe... Read more »

Players of the Week (11-10-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

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Jerome Lane Junior Wide Receiver Football The Zips big (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) receiver continued his excellent season, posting another huge game against Toledo last Wednesday. Lane caught just six passes, but he turned them... Read more »

Soccer captures MAC title

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team (10-5-3) captured its 12th straight Mid-American Conference title Saturday after taking down Western Michigan by a score of 3-0. After going into the game tied with Bowling Green for the lead i... Read more »

Sports Recap (11-8-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

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Women’s Basketball The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat Walsh University on Saturday, 81-70, in the team’s first exhibition game of the 2016-2017 season. The Zips had a balanced attack, as seven players sc... Read more »

Zips defensive struggles continue in big loss to Toledo

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

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The University of Akron football team took its second consecutive conference loss Wednesday to the Toledo Rockets, 48-17, at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Zips fell to 3-3 in conference play with an overall record of ... Read more »

Football looks to become bowl eligible

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

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The University of Akron football team looks to break a two-game losing streak and finally become bowl-eligible on Wednesday when it hosts the Bowling Green Falcons. The Zips enter the game with a 5-5 record overall and a 3-3 conf... Read more »

Men’s soccer defeats Grand Canyon in double-overtime

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team beat Grand Canyon University on Wednesday night, 3-2, in double-overtime at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. Junior forward Stuart Holthusen (Auckland, New Zealand) scored t... Read more »

Players of the Week 11-3-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

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Jonathan Lewis Freshman Forward Men’s Soccer The freshman from Plantation, Florida had an excellent week for the Zips. First, he scored his first goal of the season last Wednesday versus Ohio State, a game that the Zips won 2-... Read more »

Johnson, Plybon named to preseason All-MAC Teams

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

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Center Isaiah Johnson of The University of Akron men’s basketball team and Hannah Plybon of the Zips’ women’s basketball team have each been named to the Mid-American Conference’s Preseason All-MAC Squad. The men’s ... Read more »

Sports Preview 11-3-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

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Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host Western Michigan on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron. It will be the final regular season game of the season for the Zips... Read more »

Men’s soccer ties Bowling Green

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team tied the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday in Bowling Green, 2-2. The Zips record stands at 8-5-3 and 2-1-1 in the MAC while the Falcons are 9-5-3 and 2-0-2 in the MAC. Bowling G... Read more »

Sports Recap (11-1-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

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Women’s Volleyball- The University of Akron women’s volleyball team beat rival Kent State on Friday, 3-2. The match was a close affair, as the Zips won by sets of 25-27, 25-21, 31-33, 25-21, and 15-8. The Zips improved their record t... Read more »

Zips football trampled by the Bulls

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

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The University of Akron football team fell to The University at Buffalo on Thursday, Oct. 27, by a score of 41-20. With another loss, the Zips now have a record of 5-4 (3-2) while Buffalo picked up its first conference win... Read more »

Zips look to continue conference success in Buffalo

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

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The University of Akron football team will travel to Buffalo on Thursday to play the Bulls in a huge MAC game. Coming off a 35-25 win over Ball State last Saturday, the Zips will only get five days of rest before Thursday’s gam... Read more »

Players of the Week (10-27-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

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Van Edwards Sophomore Running back Football Edwards was the Zips’ offense in the first half on Saturday versus Ball State while Thomas Woodson knocked off the rust after missing three games. Edwards’ 45-yard touchdown run... Read more »

Sports Preview (10-27-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

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Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will take the weekend off as it rests up to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Game time will be at 7 p.m. in Columbus. The Zips, 7-5-2, have st... Read more »

Woodson returns to lead Zips’ comeback victory

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

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The University of Akron football team was able to defeat the Ball State Cardinals 35-25 on Saturday, with a huge second-half rally at Scheumann Stadium. The Zips’ record now improves to 5-3 overall, and 3-1 in conference play... Read more »

Sports Recap 10-25-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

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Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team picked up its first conference win of the season on Thursday in a major upset versus Central Michigan, 3-2. The Zips improved to 4-9-4 (1-4-4 MAC) while Centra... Read more »

Zips suffer first home loss

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-5-2) lost for the first time this season while playing here at FirstEnergy Stadium-Summa Field on Saturday versus West Virginia, by a score of 3-1. Not only was it the first loss;... Read more »

Sports Preview (10-20-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

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Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host another major Division One school on Saturday when it hosts conference foe West Virginia at 7:30 p.m., at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron. ... Read more »

Holthusen scores two as men’s soccer draws with Penn State

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

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Despite a valiant overtime effort, The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-2) could not score the golden goal in the 20 minutes of overtime on Tuesday night against Penn State. The Zips would strike first at the 11-minute... Read more »

Players of the week (10-20-16)

By Jacob Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

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Stuart Holthusen Junior Forward Men’s Soccer After missing most of the season with an injury, Holthusen finally recorded his first points of the season this week. First, on Saturday, Holthusen assisted on Sam Gainford’s seco... Read more »

Zips football looks to get back on track versus Ball State

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

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The University of Akron football team looks to rebound from its 41-0 loss against Western Michigan last game when it plays the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday. Both teams enter the game with a 4-3 record, but the Zips have t... Read more »

Sports Recap (10-18-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

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Women’s Soccer-   The University of Akron women’s soccer team grinded out two draws this weekend. The Zips tied both Northern Illinois and Western Michigan 0-0 after two overtimes. First, on Friday, the Zips ... Read more »

Zips dominated by Broncos, 41-0

October 17, 2016

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The University of Akron football team fell to the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, 41-0, at InfoCision Stadium in Akron. The Zips record falls to 4-3 overall, and they picked up their first conference loss of the sea... Read more »

Men’s soccer posts 7-0 victory over NIU

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-1) had its most dominant victory of the season Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois University by a score of 7-0. This victory also moved the Zips to first place in the MAC Confe... Read more »

Zips football hosts 23rd-ranked Western Michigan

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

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The University of Akron football team will host the 23rd-ranked Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Western Michigan has been very impressive this season, as they have beaten Big T... Read more »

Players of the week (10-13-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

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Tra’von Chapman Junior Quarterback Football Starting for injured starter Thomas Woodson for the second straight game, Chapman played his best game as a Zip. Chapman started the game with a 70-yard touchdown run, the Zips’ l... Read more »

Sports Preview (10-13-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

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Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will get back to MAC play when it travels to DeKalb, Illinois to play the Northern Illinois Huskies at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Zips are 6-4-1 on the season, and are ... Read more »

Women’s soccer drops pair to MAC teams

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s soccer team dropped a pair of games over the weekend, dropping their record to 3-9-2 overall, while remaining winless (0-3-2) in Mid-American Conference play. First, the Zips fell to Kent State on Thursd... Read more »

Zips men’s soccer opens MAC play with a win

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team (6-3-1) opened Mid-American Conference play with what might have been its best performance of the season, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 4-0. It was all Akron from the beginning as the Z... Read more »

Basketball Season Preview (2016-2017)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s and women’s basketball teams started official practices last Monday for the 2016-2017 season, and expectations are high once again for both teams. The men’s team will begin the season on No... Read more »

Zips win Homecoming Game, 35-13 over Redhawks

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

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The University of Akron football team beat the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, 35-13, on Saturday in the annual Homecoming Game. The Zips improve to 4-2 on the season, and they remain unbeaten in conference play at 2-0. The Redhaw... Read more »

Sports Preview (10-6-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

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Men’s Soccer The University of Akron men’s soccer team finally gets back in action on Friday when it hosts the Buffalo Bulls at 7:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a record of 5-3-1 overall. This will be their first confer... Read more »

Zips’ football hosts homecoming game

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

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The University of Akron football team will host the Miami University Redhawks this Saturday in its annual Homecoming Game at 3:30 p.m. at Infocision Stadium in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 3-2 record overall, and ar... Read more »

Players of the week (10-6-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

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Ulysees Gilbert Football Sophomore Linebacker The Zips’ first-year starter had the best game of his career Saturday at Kent, setting career-highs in tackles (16), while recording three tackles for loss and his second career s... Read more »

Sports Recap (10-3-16)

October 3, 2016

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Women’s Soccer- The University of Akron women’s soccer team was able to tie the Toledo Rockets on Friday, 1-1, but then dropped a match to Bowling Green on Sunday, 2-1. The Zips fell to 3-7-2 on the season, and are now 0... Read more »

Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

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The University of Akron football team overcame the Kent State Golden Flashes in a thrilling win in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday by a score of 31-27. Despite going 3-12 on third-down, being outgained 378-423 in tot... Read more »

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team (5-3-1) finished Tuesday night’s match with its first tie of the season. A 90-minute game and two 10-minute overtimes could not generate a goal for either team. Although the Z... Read more »

Sports Preview (8-28-16)

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

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Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team hosts the Toledo Rockets on Friday night at 7 p.m. as it looks to get back on track. The Zips come into the game with a 3-6-1 record, and have a 0-3-1 recor... Read more »

Zips football kicks off conference play at Kent State

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

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The University of Akron football team will travel to play its biggest rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a 2-2 record, and are coming off a tough 45-... Read more »

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

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Karli Knezevich Women’s Tennis Knezevich (Austin, Texas) was perfect over the weekend in the Akron Shootout, winning all three doubles matches and all three singles matches she played. Along with partner Karalina Maksi... Read more »

Zips football falls short against Appalachian State

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

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The University of Akron football team couldn’t quite complete a comeback — it lost on Saturday to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 45-38 at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field in Akron. With the loss the Zips close out the non-con... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

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Women’s Soccer   The University of Akron women’s soccer team failed to score in its first two Mid-American Conference games over the weekend, tying Miami (OH) on Friday 0-0 and losing to Ball State on Sunday 1-0... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

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Women’s soccer falls to Duquesne The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell to the Duquesne Dukes on Friday, 2-0. The loss drops the Zips to 3-5 on the season while Duquesne improves to 3-2-2. Malea Fabean scored... Read more »

Zips roll over Marshall

By Joshua Glaze, Writer

September 19, 2016

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The University of Akron football team dominated the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday afternoon, 65-38, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. It was the first time the Zips have scored more than 60 points... Read more »

Men’s soccer defeats SMU for coach Embick’s 100th win

By Jackson Cline, Writer

September 19, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team got its first road win of the season when it went to Oklahoma to battle Tulsa this past Friday and won 2-1. The victory also marks the 100th career win for Zips coach Jared Embick, w... Read more »

Men’s soccer posts another clean sheet victory at home

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team (4-2-0) notched its second win in a row after beating fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Monday night by a score of 2-0. Not only are the Zips undefeated in their four home matches this... Read more »

Sports preview 9-15-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 15, 2016

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Football: The Akron football team returns to the gridiron on Saturday, as they travel to Huntington, West Virginia to play the Marshall Thundering Herd at 12 p.m. Marshall comes in with a 1-0 record after they dominated Morgan State 6... Read more »

Harter leads men’s soccer in 2-0 victory over Beavers

By Jackson Cline, Writer

September 12, 2016

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The University of Akron men’s soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season after an important bounce back win Friday vs. Oregon State University, 2-0. Skye Harter, a redshirt freshman from Copley, Ohio, made his very first col... Read more »

Zips football derailed by Badgers, 54-10

By Joshua Glaze, Writer

September 12, 2016

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The University of Akron football team fell to the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Sept. 10, by a score of 54-10 in Madison, Wisconsin. This loss moved the Zips to 1-1 for the season, snapping UA’s six-game winning streak ... Read more »

Women’s soccer falls to UC Riverside, 3-0

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

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The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the University of California, Riverside Highlanders on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Akron to 3-4 on the season while UC Riverside improves to 2-2-3. The loss snapped a sh... Read more »

Zips football opens up season with win over Virginia Military Institute

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

September 7, 2016

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The University of Akron Zips’ football team outscored Virginia Military Institute 47-24 in the season opener Saturday evening at Infocision Stadium. The Zips seemed to pick up where they left off last season, increasing the... Read more »

Men’s soccer fights through early season struggles

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 7, 2016

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With the 2016-2017 school year finally underway, there is a sense of excitement here at The University of Akron. One of the main contributors to that excitement is the men’s soccer team, which is looking to bring home the na... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

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Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore George Baylis bec... Read more »

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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