Zips lose 2-0 to Hartwick

By Tyler Novak

October 8, 2013

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The Akron Zips (7-3-0, 2-1-0 MAC) suffered a historic loss at FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday night against the Hartwick Hawks (3-5-2, 1-0). The Hawks, who were out-shot by a lopsided 27-6 count, ended Akron’s NCAA record-setting... Read more »

Akron blown out at home 43-3

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 8, 2013

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In some of the most unsatisfying conditions seen since InfoCision Stadium opened in 2009, Akron was pelted with rain drops and Bobcat touchdowns. Akron lost to Ohio University 43-3. The Zips held the lead after kicking a field... Read more »

Is it a trap? Akron soccer set to host Hartwick Saturday

By Tyler Novak

October 3, 2013

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The Akron Zips (7-2-0) will play host to Mid-American Conference opponent Hartwick College (2-5-2) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Akron Zips will be looking for their fifth consecutive win and their... Read more »

Kyle Pohl: getting the job done

By Brandon Moore

October 3, 2013

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Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl has played well this year. Pohl is currently third in the Mid-American Conference in passing. He is only behind Ball State senior Keith Wenning and sophomore Matt Johnson of Bowling Green. He... Read more »

UA not being pushed around

By Parker Perry, Sports Editor

October 3, 2013

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The 2013 Akron Zips football team is better this year than in previous years. Their performance on the field indicates that they are more organized, talented and driven. One of the major turnarounds is the play of the defensive... Read more »

Homecoming: Bobcats vs. Zips

By Forrest Dukes

October 3, 2013

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With the leaves falling and the Homecoming Court ready to take center stage, The University of Akron will host Ohio University on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. Coming into the game, the Zips have an overall record of 1-4,... Read more »

Pin it on the coaches

By Matthew Balsinger

October 1, 2013

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The Akron Zips football team visited Bowling Green State University Saturday afternoon, looking for their first win in four weeks and came up empty handed, 14-31. Despite the final score, the Zips had a 14-3 lead early in the... Read more »

Akron defeats Ohio State again

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 26, 2013

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For the third consecutive year, the Akron Zips defeated in-state rival The Ohio State University 1-0 Wednesday evening. The Zips out shot the Buckeyes 15-6, but lost 6-1 in shots on goal. The lone Akron goal was scored by senior... Read more »

Men’s soccer wins over Bowling Green

By Ben Holda

September 24, 2013

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The Zips beat Bowling Green last Saturday by a margin of 1-0. The win came after limited success at The University of Akron tournament on the 13th and 15th, which ended in a 1-1 result after they lost to Virginia Commonwealth... Read more »

Akron scares Michigan at Ann Arbor

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 17, 2013

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No one in the country expected a shootout between the Zips and the University of Michigan Wolverines on Saturday, but that is exactly what the nation got. Despite a heartbreaking loss when the Zips legitimately had a chance... Read more »

Zips head to the Big House

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 12, 2013

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Saturday afternoon, The University of Akron men’s football team will travel to Ann Arbor, Mich. to face the University of Michigan Wolverines for the first time in school history. This is the first Big Ten Conference team that... Read more »

Zips basketball analysis

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 12, 2013

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Last week the Department of Athletics officially released the 2013-2014 season schedule for men’s basketball. The Zips will be featured several times on national television through the various ESPN venues and will be potentially... Read more »

Formula team preps for more competition

By Victoria Teresko

September 10, 2013

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Imagine creating something with a group of students and then shipping the end result halfway around the world to compete against upwards of 100 other teams. This is exactly what Zips Racing, the Formula SAE (Society of Automotive... Read more »

Akron men’s soccer falls short against St. John’s

By Ben Holda

September 10, 2013

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The Zips lost to St. John’s Red Storm last Friday with a score of 1-2 in the second of two overtime periods. This came one week after they dominated the College of Charleston tournament. Their overall record is 2-1-0. St.... Read more »

Win ends streak of saddness

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 10, 2013

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The University of Akron football team ended a 10 game losing streak with a 35-33 victory over the James Madison Dukes Saturday evening. The first victory of the year, however, does not come without both adversity and controversy. The Good The... Read more »

Men’s soccer starts season 2-0

By Ben Holda

September 5, 2013

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The Akron Zips men’s soccer team has their first two home games next weekend. The first is against Virginia Commonwealth University’s team on Friday, Sept. 13 and the second is against San Diego State on the following Sunday. In... Read more »

Football’s silver lining

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

September 5, 2013

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Last Thursday Zips fans were in full panic mode as The University of Akron football team got off to a less-than-harmonious start to the season, losing 38-7 to the University of Central Florida Knights. Despite Akron’s inglorious... Read more »

Men’s soccer focused and ready for the season

By Ben Holda

August 28, 2013

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Despite what they achieved last year, The University of Akron’s soccer team seems unwilling to rest until they hold the title of NCAA tournament champion again. Their appearance in the 2012 NCAA tournament was brought to... Read more »

Zips football overview

By Matthew Balsinger, Managing Editor

August 28, 2013

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The University of Akron’s football team has been hard ... Read more »

The road to cheerleading nationals

By Alexa Lago, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2013

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During the football and basketball seasons, fans get to see the tamer aspect of cheerleading. Where the cheers and stunts seem effortless, the team’s enthusiasm is tenfold. What remains unseen is the grueling hours of practice,... Read more »

Recreation and Wellness

May 2, 2013

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Conrad Company Akron’s recreation and wellness facility is known for working out and playing college intramural’s; but did you know about the classes that offer fitness and help you graduate? Levi Nelson,... Read more »

Final words: looking at the Zips

May 2, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger This being the last issue of the year, I thought it was appropriate to leave with some final words on Zips athletics and what I’ve seen them become since I’ve been at The University of Akron.... Read more »

Undrafted Zips get taken

May 2, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Every year after the National Football League (NFL) draft, there is a period of signing undrafted free agents who were not drafted during the seven rounds of the regular draft. Though none of... Read more »

Zips athletics: a year in review

April 30, 2013

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DJ Johnson The end of the 2012-13 school year is on the horizon as graduation lingers for a select group of us. Over the last four years I have had the opportunity to cover a variety of teams here at UA, highlighted... Read more »

Zips Softball Springing forward

April 30, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron women’s softball team advanced to a three game winning streak over the weekend as they split a series with Northern Illinois 1-1, and swept Western Michigan 2-0. The Zips faced off... Read more »

Football prepares for Saturday

April 25, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron football team has been hard at work preparing for the spring practice game this Saturday. The Zips are looking to improve after being a 1-11 team for three consecutive... Read more »

Men’s baseball continues to slide

April 23, 2013

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Sartaj Aujla The Zips were able to notch one win in a three game series against the Bowling Green Falcons, dropping the other two games.... Read more »

Softball brings home the win

April 18, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger The Lady Zips softball team brought home a win Tuesday afternoon after defeating the Niagara Purple Eagles 4-1. The Zips were originally scheduled to face the Purple Eagles in a double-header... Read more »

Akron Falls to Xavier

Akron Falls to Xavier

April 18, 2013

Men’s baseball battles back

By Sartaj Aujla

April 16, 2013

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Sartaj Aujla Akron baseball found a spark against the Ohio University Bobcats this weekend and they were able to leave Athens with two wins after a three game series against the Bobcats.... Read more »

Football recruiting of the MAC

By Dante Rones

April 11, 2013

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Dante Rones This is the second installment in a series on football recruiting within the Mid-American Conference. The first issue ran on March 9 where Akron was featured. This week features Bowling Green and... Read more »

A short look at Zips softball

By Matthew Balsinger

April 4, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Though... Read more »

Zips baseball vs. NIU

April 2, 2013

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Sartaj Auija This past weekend was filled with Easter cheer. However, Akron Baseball found it rough when they were swept by Mid-Amercian Conference division rivals Northern Illinois. With the three losses, Akron... Read more »

Akron vs. VCU preview

Akron vs. VCU preview

March 21, 2013

Athletic training goes beyond stereotypes

March 21, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger buchtelitesportseditor@uakron.edu Think of the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of athletic trainers. You may have an image in your head of some sport you idolize, or some dumb jocks who are... Read more »

Though NCAA may be out, light still shines on possibility of WNIT bid

March 19, 2013

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Parker Perry The Akron women’s basketball team set records as well as new standards in 2013. When women’s basketball head coach Jodi Kest arrived in Akron for the 2006-2007 season, the program was not in... Read more »

Chance of the ages

Chance of the ages

March 14, 2013

Tournament updates: Buffalo to face Lady Zips in third round of tournament

March 14, 2013

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MAC Men’s Basketball The first round of the MAC men’s basketball tournament concluded on Monday. Eighth seed Buffalo overcame nineth seed Central Michigan in a 74-72 overtime win. Buffalo moves on to the... Read more »

Special recognition of bowling champions

March 14, 2013

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Last week the Game Room in the Student Union held a campus-wide bowling championship. Many students competed, and the Buchtelite would like to extend a congratulations to the top three finalists of each division. In the women’s... Read more »

Updates from other Akron sports teams

March 14, 2013

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Zips Softball The Lady Zips have played eight games in the month of March, and they have split those contests 4-4. This brings their overall record to 10-9 on the season. Freshman pitcher Erin Seiler was named... Read more »

#ThinkBigger

March 12, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger On Saturday, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal published a rather forceful article to describe the possible impact of Alex Abreu’s actions on the Zips’ remarkable season. Ridenour... Read more »

A look at the Zips tennis team

March 12, 2013

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Ha’ani Summerix A congratulations is in order for our women’s tennis team on being picked in a preseason poll for the 2013 regular season title and league tournament championship. Akron earned themselves... Read more »

Turmoil for the Zips

Turmoil for the Zips

March 12, 2013

Zips clinch season

Zips clinch season

March 7, 2013

Last of the rankings

March 7, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger This is the last power ranking for the season, as the MAC tournament will begin next week. Look next week for coverage of both men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. #12 Kent The... Read more »

Zips baseball falls to Georgia Tech

March 5, 2013

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Sartaj Aujla The University of Akron baseball team was unable to bounce back after being swept by Georgia Tech last Saturday, as the team lost to Louisville over the past weekend. The Zips fell to 0-6 for the... Read more »

From across campus

March 5, 2013

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Zips Softball The University of Akron Zips softball team is off to a 5-6 start in the season. The Lady Zips are currently undefeated at home, sitting at 3-0, while being 2-6 in away games. The Zips had to cancel... Read more »

Zips recruitment update

February 28, 2013

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Dante Rones The Mid-American Conference was dominated by Kent State and Northern Illinois, with both teams undefeated within the conference. Kent State went 11-3 while Northern Illinois went 12-2. The two teams... Read more »

Victory in Athens

Victory in Athens

February 28, 2013

Zips win BracketBuster game

February 26, 2013

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D.J. Johnson In the Mid-American Conference, it doesn’t get any bigger than next Wednesday night. In a matchup of the MAC’s top two teams, with one conference loss between the two, the Akron Zips ante up... Read more »

Akron stays on top

Akron stays on top

February 26, 2013

Lady Zips power forward

February 21, 2013

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Parker Perry The men’s basketball team is not the University of Akron’s only high performing team. While the men are on a 17-game winning streak, the women are also playing well and are poised for a Mid-American... Read more »

From across the conference

February 19, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger There have been many things going on in University of Akron sports as well as the Mid-American Conference that have not been reported on. This is a short synopsis of what’s going on around... Read more »

Akron rolls on

Akron rolls on

February 19, 2013

Lady Zips on a roll

Lady Zips on a roll

February 14, 2013

A look at diversity and Akron athletics

February 14, 2013

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Todd Christenson The Rubber Bowl and Memorial Hall were the two places where everyone gathered to see Ron Tyson play football or Don Williams play basketball. The feeling was electric inside the football stadium... Read more »

March Madness tournament

February 14, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor As March quickly approaches, the possibility of an NCAA tournament bid for Akron is reaching exciting levels. There are some fans out there, however, who don’t know... Read more »

Michael Vick’s new contract

February 14, 2013

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Dante Rones Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have come to an agreement to restructure his deal. Michael Vick started his NFL career in 2001, playing for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons when they took... Read more »

Winning streak continues

February 12, 2013

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D.J. Johnson After a gritty 54-50 win over the Miami RedHawks on Saturday afternoon, the Zips 15 consecutive wins is not only their longest in over 50 years but the longest active streak in the nation. The victory... Read more »

Akron men’s baseball

Akron men’s baseball

February 5, 2013

Oklahoma State Defeats #2 Kansas

February 5, 2013

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You might be wondering why it’s important to note unranked Oklahoma State University. There are actually, surprisingly, two primary reasons this is so important to mention. First and foremost, before this weekend the University... Read more »

The big Super Bowl dance

January 31, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This weekend Americans will be participating in a yearly ritual called the Super Bowl. Every year, the Super Bowl breaks its previous year’s attendance record, and its viewership... Read more »

Bowling Green preview

Bowling Green preview

January 31, 2013

Men’s basketball advances to 16-4

January 31, 2013

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Akron men’s basketball traveled to Bowling Green Wednesday night and came home with a win, beating the Falcons 68-55. The Zips entered the game 15-4 overall this season, 6-0 in MAC play. The Bowling Green Falcons entered the... Read more »

Breaking NFL records

January 29, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Every football season in the NFL, there is a player poised to set a new record. This past season Calvin Johnson was that man, setting a new record for total reception yards per season. With... Read more »

Men’s basketball power rankings

January 29, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Northern Illinois Much like their women’s basketball team, the Northern Illinois Huskies are ranked at the bottom of the Mid-American Conference... Read more »

The comeback kids

The comeback kids

January 29, 2013

Lady Zips top the MAC

Lady Zips top the MAC

January 25, 2013

Women’s basketball power rankings

January 24, 2013

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Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This is a new feature in the Buchtelite’s sports section. Every week you will find an analysis on men or women’s basketball standings in the Mid-American Conference,... Read more »

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