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  • Zips Football Wins MAC East Championship

  • Bowl Eligible Zips Defeat Kent State, Keep Wagon Wheel

  • 10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

    10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

    By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

    November 20, 2017

    A rivalry 94 years in the making, on Nov. 21, The University of Akron and Kent State University will renew their football rivalry in the 60th meeting between the two schools. The first contest between Kent and Akron was in 1923, the Zips won 32-0. Since then. there have been a total of 59 games played between the teams, Akron has a 33-24 series lead with 2 ties. The teams played intermittently between 1923 and 1990 but have played annually since...

    The Zips football team after winning the rivalry game in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)

  • Zips Look to Keep Wagon Wheel in Akron

    Zips Look to Keep Wagon Wheel in Akron

    By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Robert Corts

    November 20, 2017

    The University of Akron football team will welcome their rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, to InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on Nov. 21 for their annual Wagon Wheel game. Tuesday night will be Akron's last game of the regular season and will determine the Zip's fate in the Mid-American Conference East Division. With a win or an Ohio University loss, the Zips will play in the MAC championship game. Since the suspension of QB Thomas Woodson,...

    (Graphic courtesy of Akron Athletics)

  • Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

    Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

    By Robert Corts, Staff Writer

    November 20, 2017

    The University of Akron Women’s Basketball team, a program that has won the most games in the Mid-American Conference within the last four years, finished last season with an overall record of 9-21 and a Mid-American Conference record of 2-16. In October, the Zips were predicted in the preseason polls to finish sixth in the MAC East Division. The Zips look to bounce back this season under the leader of 12-year head coach, Jodi Kest. “It’...

    (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)

  • Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

    Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

    By Erika Newcome, Sports and Entertainment Editor

    November 20, 2017

    Under the leadership of Head Coach John Groce, The University of Akron Men’s Basketball team is set to return to the court on Saturday, Nov. 25 as they travel to Dayton to compete against the Flyers at 7 p.m. Coach Groce is a new addition to the team coming in with 85 wins in the MAC conference, and two MAC tournament wins while coaching at Ohio University. In addition to that, Groce is currently coming off of a 39-53 record inside the Big T...

    Jimond Ivey and Daniel Utomi answer questions during Media Day at James A. Rhodes Arena.

    Robert Corts

  • Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

    Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

    By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

    November 20, 2017

    Have you ever wondered who was planning and executing all of the fun events on campus? Members of The Zips Programming Network is responsible for the regularly scheduled events happening around campus to involve and entertain students, faculty and staff at The University of Akron. UA students can be involved with ZPN not only by attending events planned by the major student organization but by also being a member and helping plan and execute t...

    (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Student Life)

  • CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

    CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

    By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

    November 20, 2017

    The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was inspired by the Walk of Heroes, a fundraiser event that supported the Rape Crisis Center of Media and Summit Counties, last fall. After the event, R...

    A display in the Student Union near Starbucks that shows the importance of consent and spreads awareness about victim blaming. (Photo courtesy of Felicia Rosin)

  • First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

    First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

    By Julian Curet, News Contributor

    November 20, 2017

    On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for Akron’s New Year’s Eve celebration which spans several blocks of the downtown area. The festivities include live music and dance performances, interactive activities for adults and children, and other events. Admission buttons are $10 and children under 10 years are free when accompanied by a button-wearing adult. ...

    Fireworks during First Night Akron 2017. (Photo courtesy of Tim Fitzwater)

Campus News

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

CASA: Spreading Awareness, Giving Support

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2017No Comments

The Coalition Against Sexual Assault is a student organization at The University of Akron that spreads awareness and gives support on topics like sexual assault and domestic violence. CASA is a relatively new organization that started after the president of the organization, Felicia Rosin, was inspired by the Walk of Heroes, a fundraiser event that supported the Rape Crisis Center of Media and ...

Culinary Artists Club Practices Ice Carving Skills

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

November 20, 2017No Comments

You may recognize the Culinary Artists Club here on campus because of their yearly ice sculptures that come out by the Student Union every winter. But that’s not all that this club does. The Culinary Artist’s Club is an artist and professional club that provides a way for hospitality students to learn about the industry. Hannah Hall, a fifth-year Organizational Supervision Major here at the...

The University of Akron Press, Leslie Harrison Go to Big Apple

The University of Akron Press, Leslie Harrison Go to Big Apple

By Julian Curet, Reporter

November 15, 2017No Comments

Dr. Jon Miller and Dr. Mary Biddinger will be representing The University of Akron Press at the 2017 National Book Awards Ceremony in New York City on Wednesday, Nov. 15. The poetry book, “The Book of Endings”, written by Leslie Harrison and published by U of A Press, is one of five books in the poetry category listed as finalists for a National Book Award. This is the first time a publication...

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Scoreboard

  • Wednesday, November 22

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 62 - Eastern Kentucky 45

  • Tuesday, November 21

    Football

    Akron 24 - Kent State 14

  • Sunday, November 19

    Mens Soccer

    Akron 3 - Seattle 0

  • Saturday, November 18

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 63 - Florida Gulf Coast 82

  • Saturday, November 18

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 76 - UT Martin 59

  • Friday, November 17

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 66 - Southern Louisiana 54

  • Tuesday, November 14

    Football

    Akron 37 - Ohio 34

  • Sunday, November 12

    Mens Soccer

    Akron 3 - Western Michigan 1

  • Sunday, November 12

    Womens Basketball

    Akron 52 - Bucknell 63

  • Saturday, November 11

    Mens Basketball

    Akron 67 - Cleveland State 57

Upcoming Games

Mens Soccer vs. Wisconsin
Sat, Nov 25 4:00 PMHome
Mens Basketball vs. Dayton
Sat, Nov 25 7:00 PM@ Dayton
Womens Basketball vs. Winthrop
Tue, Nov 28 10:30 AMHome
Mens Basketball vs. UT Chattanooga
Tue, Nov 28 7:00 PMHome
Football vs. TBD
Sat, Dec 02 12:00 PMFord Field - Detroit
Womens Basketball vs. Maryland
Sat, Dec 02 2:00 PMHome
Mens Basketball vs. Marshall
Sat, Dec 02 7:00 PM@ Marshall
Womens Basketball vs. Youngstown State
Tue, Dec 05 7:00 PMHome
Mens Basketball vs. Fort Wayne
Wed, Dec 06 7:00 PMHome
Womens Basketball vs. Duquesne
Sat, Dec 09 3:00 PM@ Duquesne

Arts & Lifestyle

UA Students Celebrate Year-Round

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

November 20, 2017

Many cultures are present in the United States. These cultures have been defining parts of American society. They have become a maj...

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

Entertainment Spotlight Shines on Zips Programming Network

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

November 20, 2017

Have you ever wondered who was planning and executing all of the fun events on campus? Members of The Zips Programming Network is res...

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

First Night Akron Celebrates 22 Years of New Year’s Fun

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

November 20, 2017

On Dec. 31, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Akron will usher in the new year with First Night Akron 2018. This will be the 22nd year for ...

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