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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

October 14, 2015

Record Breakers

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor.@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

Filed under Sports

GoZips.com This past weekend proved successful for the above athletes who set University of Akron records in their sports. From top left, Frida Fougberg set the women’s golf all-time low score for one (-3) and two roun... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Soccer The weekend started good for the women’s soccer team as freshman Becca Gordon scored a goal in the 80th minute to break a 1-1 tie against Northern Illinois University on Friday night. The success would... Read more »

Zips drop heartbreaker to Ohio, 14-12

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2015

Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips lost a heartbreaker on Saturday to Mid-American Conference rival Ohio by a final score of 14-12. It was the first game of conference play for both teams. Akron fell to 2-3 overall while the Bobcats improved to 4-1. Th... Read more »

Zips sit in second place at Firestone Invitational

October 5, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s men’s golf team find themselves residing in second place after the first two rounds of the Firestone Invitational. The Zips trail Maryland by four shots with the third round being played this morning... Read more »

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team did not have a successful weekend despite some inspired play. The Zips dominated play against both Bowling Green on Friday and Eastern Michigan on Sunday and end... Read more »

Najem late game heroics gives Zips a victory

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

Filed under Sports

Adam Najem scored a golden goal in the 99th minute to lift No. 7 Akron (7-2-1) to a 2-1 win over University of Alabama at Birmingham (3-7-0) on Saturday in double overtime. Redshirt sophomore Tyler Sanda was credited with the assist on N... Read more »

Zips Tennis hosts the Akron Invitational

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s women's tennis team opened play on the first day of action at its own Akron Invitational on Friday. In its opening doubles match against West Virginia, senior Martina Zerbola and freshman Luisa Echev... Read more »

Men’s golf hosts Firestone Invitational

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s men’s golf team welcomes teams from all over as they host the Firestone Invitational at the North Course on the historic Firestone Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Teams from Ball State, East... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Tennis The Zips women's tennis team is home this weekend to host its own Akron Invitational at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. All play is round-robin. No team scores will be kept. Action starts on Friday ... Read more »

Women’s golf establishes new records

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron women's golf team had an incredible couple of days at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The Zips recorded the lowest scoring tournament since the program began in 2008, all three rounds... Read more »

Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s football team is riding high on an emotional wave after last weekend’s 35-14 victory over host Louisiana-Lafayette. Akron (2-2) looks to continue riding that wave as they open Mid-American Con... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Filed under Sports

Rifle The Zips rifle team opened up their season by shooting 4,600 out of a possible 4,800 on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the University of Memphis. "Smallbore was hot, and air rifle was not," said head coach Newt Engle. "All in all, sta... Read more »

King James stops home

King James stops home

September 27, 2015

Zips Lose a close one to Wake Forest

By Charles Combestt, c.combestt@gmail.com

September 23, 2015

Filed under Showcase, Sports

With the weather in the mid-70s on Tuesday night, Wake Forest traveled to FirstEnergy - Cub Cadet Field to take on their hardest test of the season so far, our Akron Zips. As a top 15 match-up, the Zips, raking 11th and the D... Read more »

Zips football takes on Ragin’ Cajuns

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Sports

The University of Akron’s football team travels south this weekend to take on the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana in Lafayette. The Zips are looking to build upon last week’s 52-9 defeat of Savannah State last week at home. In ... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team prepares to kick off their Mid-American Conference play this weekend. Friday evening at 7 p.m., the Zips look to break their four game skid by playing host to riva... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 21, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Volleyball The University of Akron volleyball team dropped all three matches at the Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational on this past weekend, falling to Samford in three sets (23-25, 21-25, 14-25), host Morehead S... Read more »

Hockey Fans Unite!

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under Intramural/Club Sports

The University of Akron Zips hockey team will battle against teams from The Ohio State University and Virginia Tech this weekend at the Center Ice Sports Complex in North Canton. The Zips hockey team is a club sport parti... Read more »

Zips look to tame the Tigers

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under Sports

The Akron Zips football take looks to finally break into the win column for the first time in the 2015 season as they play host to the Savannah State Tigers at InfoCision Stadium this Saturday. The Zips (0-2), who lost to Pitt, 24-7 las... Read more »

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Volleyball On Tuesday, the Mid-American Conference selected junior Amanda Bedell as its MAC East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. Bedell led Akron with 54 kills and a .416 attack percentage as the Zips wen... Read more »

Heisman statue unveiled

Heisman statue unveiled

September 14, 2015

Successful start to season paying off for men’s soccer

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Filed under Sports

Starting off a season with a 4-1 record would make any team’s coach happy; but when starting off with a threesome of victories over top-ranked opponents, a team starts to gather attention. The men’s soccer team, fresh off its wins ... Read more »

Sports Around Campus

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Filed under Sports

Women’s Volleyball Amanda Bedell collected a team-high 18 kills as Akron was able to fight back for a 3-2 (25-27, 25-23, 26-28, 25-10, 15-12) victory over Wright State University (WSU) on Friday, Sept. 11. The match was the... Read more »

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