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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 »

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

Filed under Sports

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 »

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

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

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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 »

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 »

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 »

The golden shot

The golden shot

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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 the MAC East pla... Read more »

From across campus

March 5, 2013

Filed under Sports

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 a game against S... Read more »

Zips win BracketBuster game

February 26, 2013

Filed under News, Sports

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 their 18-game wi... Read more »

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

September 5, 2012

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Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The University of Akron — the... Read more »

Tressel joins UA as administrator

February 7, 2012

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By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel was named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron last Thursday.  His role in the administration will focus on student succ... Read more »

Commercials are destroying sports

October 27, 2011

Filed under Opinion

By: Matthew Balsinger Last weekend, I made my biweekly pilgrimage to Cleveland Browns Stadium to watch the Browns take on the Seahawks. As I sat in the stands, disgust and anger began to fill my veins. No, this outrage was not ... Read more »

Wheeling into workouts: Rec Center improving services for the disabled

September 1, 2011

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By: Alison Stewart The Student Recreation and Wellness Center has taken steps to improve its services for the fall semester.  The Office of Accessibility and the SRWS worked together to make the recreation center more handicap ac... Read more »

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