The Buchtelite

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips Men's Soccer Team captured its 15th Mid-American Conference Tournament title and seventh consecutive league tournament title win on Sunday, Nov. 11 against Western Michigan. According to GoZips.com, Akron has now won four consecutive games and outshot SIU Edwardsville, West Virginia and Western Michigan by a combined 52-20 margin, including 22-7 on goal, in three MAC Tournament contests. The win ...

Women’s Swimming & Diving Secures Steady Win

Women’s Swimming & Diving Secures Steady Win

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Swimming & Diving

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team defeated Ball State in a Mid-American Conference dual. Currently, in the NCAA rankings, the Zips sit at number 22 while Ball State is unranked. The Zips managed to place first in every event except for the one-meter, three-meter diving events an...

Akron Rifle Leads After First Weekend of Zippy Open

Akron Rifle Leads After First Weekend of Zippy Open

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Rifle, Showcase, Sports

After the first weekend of the sixth annual Zippy Open Rifle Tournament, the Akron rifle team has taken the lead in both air rifle and smallbore. According to GoZips.com, the first round of competition occurred on Oct. 27-28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the final weekend of competition will happen on Nov....

Chris Sabo Named Head Coach of Resurrected Baseball Team

Chris Sabo Named Head Coach of Resurrected Baseball Team

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

On Oct. 23, The University of Akron Department of Athletics announced that former Cincinnati Reds’ third baseman Chris Sabo will be the head coach of the newly revived baseball team. Akron’s baseball team was eliminated in July of 2015, along with 215 jobs, when former President Scott Scarborough attempted to cu...

Akron Wins Fourth Consecutive ‘Wagon Wheel’

Akron Wins Fourth Consecutive ‘Wagon Wheel’

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, the annual Wagon Wheel rivalry between Akron and Kent State football teams took place at Dix Stadium in Kent, Ohio. The game went into overtime, where the Zips secured a 24-23 win through an extra-point conversion. This is Akron’s ninth overtime game in program histo...

What Does a Wagon Wheel Have to do With Football?

What Does a Wagon Wheel Have to do With Football?

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

If you’ve been around Kent or Akron, Ohio long enough you may have heard about the rivalry between Kent State University and The University of Akron. You have also probably heard about how this game is all about the Wagon Wheel. This random trophy that doesn’t appear to have many references to an...

West Virginia Further Sinks Men’s Soccer

West Virginia Further Sinks Men’s Soccer

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Soccer, Sports

On Saturday, Oct. 13, The Akron Zips Men Soccer (5-5-2, 0-1-1 MAC) team took on West Virginia (9-5-0, 2-0-0 MAC) at FirstEnergy Stadium Cub-Cadet Field in Akron. The Zips were handed a 2-1 loss which puts a hole in their almost unbeaten record in the Mid-American Conference, according to The Akron...

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 7, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The 2018 Homecoming week concluded with Akron Zips Football team taking a 41-17 loss against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Oct. 6. The game was the start of official Mid-American Conference play for the Zips, which means the Zips will be competing against those within their same conference for the rest o...

Women’s Soccer Take Loss Against Central Michigan

Women’s Soccer Take Loss Against Central Michigan

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

October 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Soccer

On Sunday, Sept. 30, The Akron Women's Soccer team took a 1-0 loss against Central Michigan (CMU) at FirstEnergy Stadium. After the first half, the game remained tied at 0-0, with Central Michigan’s goal coming at 47:58. This goal early in the second half left Akron playing catch up for the rest o...

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

By Benjamin Bast, Correspondent

September 26, 2018


Filed under Esports, Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron will be hosting a grand opening for Esports on Oct. 5, 2018 from 2-6 p.m. in the Coleman Commons, between the Student Union and the FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. This event is free and will showcase UA’s new state-of-the-art Esports facilities, as well as provid...

Underdogs No More: Zips Secure First Big Ten Victory Since 1894

Underdogs No More: Zips Secure First Big Ten Victory Since 1894

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips football team played Big 10 team Northwestern on Sept. 15, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Leading up to the game, several online sources gave predictions that said Akron would lose to the Big 10 team. Most of the time by at least a fifteen to twenty-point difference. Predicti...

Hurricane Florence Changes Zips Cross Country’s Plans

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Showcase, Sports

Due to the impending impact of Hurricane Florence, The University of Akron’s Cross-Country teams were unable to compete on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Virginia Tech Alumni Invitational. According to Women’s Head Coach Trey Brokaw, who is in his first season with Akron, this change in plans did not af...

Canceled Football Game’s Payment in Limbo

Canceled Football Game’s Payment in Limbo

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Football, Showcase, Sports

On Saturday, Sept. 1,  the Akron Zips football team had their first official game against Nebraska canceled due to severe weather; which invokes questions over the contract released the following Monday. After spending $165,000 to get the players, coaches and anyone else involved to Nebraska, according to ...

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The past year for The University of Akron sports programs has been filled with excitement, change and heartbreak. In November, the Zips football team earned the MAC East Title after their 24-12 Wagon Wheel Victory over rival, Kent State. The Zips then began preparing to face off against MAC West...

Zips Hold Annual Spring Game

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips hosted their annual spring football game on Sat. April 21st. This ended with the Blue team beating the White team, 17-6. The defending eastern division Mid-American conference champs took to the turf at InfoCision Stadium for their first public action of the season. While no stat...

Women’s Tennis Season Wraps Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s tennis team wrapped up their season with a 5-2 set loss to Ball State last Sunday. The team finished with an overall record of 14-12. The Akron Zips played a tough schedule but held their own this past season. Opening the year splitting a series of away games at Detroit Mercy and Pitt, r...

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Those already or looking to be involved in The University of Akron’s esports team got together for their first forum to discuss the future of the team. The forum began with President Matthew Wilson talking about the impact that esports has and will have on the University itself. He also stressed o...

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

By Emily Bower, Special Editions Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday, April 13th the Akron RubberDucks held their home opener against the Trenton Thunder at Canal Park in downtown Akron. This year’s opening day marked the teams 22nd anniversary as Akron’s premier minor league baseball team, and with a sold-out game, the community certainly showed their s...

RubberDucks Begin 2018 in Akron

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

As the temperatures finally begin to rise here in Akron, Ohio, things are about to heat up on the diamond at Canal Park for the Akron RubberDucks. The Ducks, the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, are often the home for many top prospects in the Indians organization as well as...

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After posting a record of 29-28 while going 12-12 in the Mid-American Conference a year ago, this year’s Akron Zips softball team will need to adapt without their ace pitcher if they want to take home the MAC title. Their road to Firestone Stadium and the MAC Tournament begins this weekend right here ...

Esports Coming To Akron

Esports Coming To Akron

By Erika Newcome and Colin Brennan

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron recently announced their plans to begin the first varsity esports team at a University in Northern Ohio. Esports, better know as organized high-level multiplayer gaming. Competitions take place among other collegiate teams, in front of large audiences. Most esports tournament...

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

By Colin Brennan and Robert Barrett, Jr.

March 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips Men’s Basketball team fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the quarterfinal of the MAC Tournament, 67 - 58. Akron dominated the first 31 minutes of the game, but could not secure the victory. The Zips jumped out to a 10-0 lead, surprising the third-seeded Eagles. The Zips conti...

The Diverse Roots of Women’s Lacrosse

The Diverse Roots of Women’s Lacrosse

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The earliest record of lacrosse dates back to early 1600s and played by Native American at the time of European contact. Early data found on lacrosse provided in-depth information about team size, equipment used, the duration of games and the length of the playing field, but tell us almost nothing ...

Men’s Basketball Regular Season Comes to a Close

Men’s Basketball Regular Season Comes to a Close

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Expectations were certainly not at an all-time high for the Akron Zips coming into this 2018 basketball season. After the departure of legendary head coach Keith Dambrot and many key players from recent years, Akron was expected to have somewhat of an off year for a program that has been successful for so...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Championship

Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Championship

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At the end of the 2018 swimming and diving season, the Zips’ ladies have taken yet another step in establishing themselves as the queens of the pool in the Mid-American Conference by their winning fifth consecutive conference title.   Since current Head Coach Brian Peresie took over the program in ...

Zips Drop Final Road Game to MAC Leaders

Zips Drop Final Road Game to MAC Leaders

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips dropped their final road game of the season to the recently crowned MAC champions, Buffalo Bulls. The final score was 80-68. Leading the way for the Zips was Daniel Utomi, the sophomore forward gave the team 19 points on 50% shooting. Jimond Ivey also had a very complete game. He finishe...

Zips Take Down Falcons

Zips Take Down Falcons

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips traveled to the Stroh Center to take on the Bowling Green Falcons Tuesday evening. The Zips managed to win their first road game of the year, winning 81-79. A game doesn’t get much closer than the contest these two teams partook in. The game experienced 27 lead changes and 12 ties...

Kent State Takes Round One

Kent State Takes Round One

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips and the Golden Flashes faced off this past Saturday in Kent, Ohio; the Flashes came out victorious.  The Zips came out looking as good as they have all season, pushing their lead to 13 early in the first few minutes. This lead did not last, as the remainder of the game was a closely bat...

Zips Snap Losing Streak

Zips Snap Losing Streak

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips ended their losing streak upon defeating Central Michigan Saturday afternoon,69-63. Akron is now 11-13 on the season, and  4-8 in the MAC East conference. The Zips provided Coach Groce with the full team effort he has been searching for. Daniel Utomi and Jimond Ivey did what they ...

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron welcomed the current MAC West leader, Toledo, to the James A. Rhodes Arena on Feb. 3rd. Unfortunately, the Zips losing streak continued as they lost to the Rockets, 77-56 on Saturday. The Toledo Rockets were a familiar foe for John Groce and company, as they dispatched the Zips in Toledo, win...

Five Zips Prepare to Begin MLS Careers

Five Zips Prepare to Begin MLS Careers

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

February 6, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After yet another appearance in the final four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament, Akron soccer continued to display its impressiveness as five Zips players have either been drafted or signed to play in Major League Soccer. For just the second time in the history of the program, a Zip wa...

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

January 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Despite holding a 26-24 lead at the half, the Akron Zips women’s basketball squad was unable to hold off Western Michigan, with 11 second-half turnovers leading to a 59-51 defeat at James A. Rhodes Arena on Wednesday. After struggling early and beginning the game in a 16-9 hole, the Zips began...

Zips Top App State in High-Scoring Affair to Earn Fifth Consecutive Home Victory

Zips Top App State in High-Scoring Affair to Earn Fifth Consecutive Home Victory

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

December 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

For the second game in a row, the Zips outlasted their opponent after falling behind early. Akron remains undefeated at James A. Rhodes Arena this season with the tightly-contested 94-89 win over Appalachian State. With the winter storm that hit North Carolina over the weekend, the Mountaineers ...

Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

December 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team had another chance to deny Stanford an opportunity to become the second soccer program in NCAA history to win three consecutive national titles. However, the Zips suffered their same fate as last year, losing to Stanford in the Final Four of the College Cup t...

Zips Remain Undefeated at Home with 83-79 Victory Over Fort Wayne

Zips Remain Undefeated at Home with 83-79 Victory Over Fort Wayne

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After trailing early and fending off multiple challenges from Fort Wayne, Emmanuel Olojakpoke and the Akron Zips held on for an 83-79 victory on Wednesday at James A. Rhodes Arena. The sophomore forward posted a career-high 24 points, as well as seven rebounds and four blocks to help lead the Zips. ...

Coach Kest Earns 400th Career Win

Coach Kest Earns 400th Career Win

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Cold winds were blustering outside of James A. Rhodes Arena, but the Zips’ shooters were smoking hot in the building on Tuesday. Akron road a season-best shooting performance both from the floor and beyond the arc to earn head coach, Jodi Kest, her 400th victory of her career, as the Zips defeated Yo...

Zips Clinch Ticket to Final Four in Philly

Zips Clinch Ticket to Final Four in Philly

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Elite Eight match between the University of Akron and the Louisville Cardinals featured a rematch of the 2010 NCAA National Championship game. The Zips won this time as well, but on penalty kicks, advancing them to the Final Four of this year’s College Cup. The match marked the sixth time that Akron w...

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

December 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Mid-American Conference Championship game played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Ford Field was a season rematch between The University of Akron and the University of Toledo. Unfortunately for the Zips, they were unable to beat Toledo during their second encounter this season, causing them to lose the champi...

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team walked out of InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday night as the Mid-American Conference East Champions following their 24-14 triumph over school rivals Kent State. Freshman quarterback, Kato Nelson, lead the Zips through the air, completing 6-of-20 passes for 69 yards ...

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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...

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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 fi...

Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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,...

Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Tuesday, Nov. 14, The University of Akron Zips defeated the Ohio University Bobcats 37-34. The Zips became bowl-eligible for the second time in three years and now control their path to the Mid-American Conference championship game. Tuesday’s game had all the elements of a great #MACtion game. The...

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection took place Nov. 13 and it featured the Mid-American Conference champions, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team. The Zips earned the No. 5 national seed and will host the winner of the Washington and Seattle match in the second-round on Sunday, ...

Zips Volleyball Ends Season in Battles Against Two Top Teams in MAC

Zips Volleyball Ends Season in Battles Against Two Top Teams in MAC

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As they have all season long, the Akron Volleyball team exhibited their incredible heart and fight, competing closely with the best teams that the Mid-American Conference has to offer. The Zips were unable to take a set in their two matches on the weekend against Bowling Green and Miami (OH) but gave t...

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron Men’s Soccer entered the MAC Tournament as the second-seed after ending the regular season on an eight-game winning streak. The Zips seem to be peaking at the right time, as they continued to ride the winning wave all the way to the 2017 MAC Tournament title. The Zips opened tournament play on Friday ag...

Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader Sees an Akron Comeback, Dominant Kent State

Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader Sees an Akron Comeback, Dominant Kent State

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron had the honor of hosting this year’s third annual Northeast Ohio Coaches vs. Cancer Doubleheader on Saturday. Four teams competed in the tournament at the James A. Rhodes Arena; Akron and Cleveland State at 7 p.m. and Kent State and Youngstown State following at 9:30 p.m. A...

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips men’s soccer team enters this weekend’s Mid-American Conference Tournament as the second-seed and will face off against third-seeded SIU Edwardsville on Friday to begin play. The game is scheduled to kick off at 11 a.m. at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The other semifina...

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

November 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Akron Zips volleyball team continued to battle hard this weekend against Buffalo and Ball State but were unable to break through with a victory. The Zips record now sits at 6-20 overall and 2-12 in the conference. The Zips struggles continued, as Akron dropped their 10th and 11th consecutive ...

Men’s Soccer Wins Last Non-Conference Game of Season

Men’s Soccer Wins Last Non-Conference Game of Season

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

November 5, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team won its final non-conference match of the regular season against Marshall University Wednesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. Akron dominated possession of the ball on the rainy Akron evening attempting six shots in the first half, but th...

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Zips bounced back from their defeat in Toledo last weekend with a big Mid-American Conference win over the University of Buffalo on a rainy Saturday Afternoon at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field, 21-20. Once again, Akron’s QB Thomas Woodson, led the Zips with 21 of 29 completed passes for 286...

Zips Hold Off Panthers

Zips Hold Off Panthers

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron Zips (11-3-1) 3 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (8-8-0) 0

Zips Fall to Rockets

Zips Fall to Rockets

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team had the chance to take a commanding lead in the Mid-American Conference East Division this weekend with their game against the Toledo Rockets but came up short, suffering a 48-21 loss in Toledo’s Glass Bowl. Marking Akron's first MAC loss of the season. "The...

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team continues the season with a top ten national poll ranking following their 2-0 win over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish Tuesday night at Cub Cadet Field. The Zips scored in the 35th and 88th minute of the game to secure Akron’s ninth win of this year’s camp...

Zips Football Lead the Mid-American Conference After Sunday’s Win Against WMU

Zips Football Lead the Mid-American Conference After Sunday’s Win Against WMU

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron football team solidified their place as the Mid-American Conference leaders after a close win against the Western Michigan Broncos this weekend. The Broncos homecoming game was postponed to Sunday after heavy rainfall flooded the field at Waldo Stadium, causing unsatisfact...

Zips Volleyball Battle Hard, Return Home Winless

Zips Volleyball Battle Hard, Return Home Winless

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After spending two consecutive weekends on the road, the Akron Zips Volleyball team returned home to James A. Rhodes Arena to continue their MAC play against Western Michigan and Northern Illinois on Friday and Saturday for their annual “Dig for a Cure Weekend”. During the first match of the weekend, the Z...

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

By A.J. Fagerlin and Robert Corts

October 8, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After winning their first Mid-American Conference game last week against Bowling Green, the Akron Zips were able to overcome season-ending injuries to two of their key players to defeat the Ball State Cardinals 31-3 on Saturday. After losing leading rusher, senior Warren Ball along with defens...

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

This year’s annual homecoming game brings Ball State to InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field for the first time since 2013, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 3:30 p.m. The 43rd Annual Varsity “A” Sports Hall of Fame Class will be honored prior to the game. Although the Zips were able to pick up their first conference wi...

Akron Football Scores Second Win of the Season, First MAC Win

Akron Football Scores Second Win of the Season, First MAC Win

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Saturday night, The University of Akron Football team defeated Bowling Green, 34-23 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Head coach Terry Bowden said he was happy for his team who finally beat the Falcons after the past eight years. This marked the Zips’ first victory against the Falcons since 2006, and UA’s f...

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

By Robert Corts, Correspondent

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron men’s soccer team showed what they are truly capable of doing this season following their 4-1 victory over a No. 1 Michigan State University on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at FirstEnergy Stadium–Cub Cadet Field. This is the highest ranked team the Zips have beat, since defeating...

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 27, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Coming off the dominating 5-0 victory over UMass Lowell on Sunday, Sept. 24, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer will face their biggest challenge of the season as they play top-ranked Michigan State at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. At 6:15 p.m., the AK Rowdies will...

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 25, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Akron Men’s Soccer kicked off Sunday morning off at FirstEnergy Stadium competing against No. 21 UMass Lowell The Zips dominated the River Hawks in the 90-degree weather, from kickoff, as the Zips pressured the UMass’s possession on the ball. Making it difficult for the River Hawks to play out of th...

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

In a back-and-forth battle, the Akron Zips fell to the Troy Trojans by a score of 22-17 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Troy, Alabama on Saturday. Following a 25-minute lightning delay, Akron got on the board first with a 28-yard field goal by kicker Tom O’Leary. Troy, however, was able to take co...

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After completing four tournaments to begin the fall season, the Zips volleyball team will return home to compete against MAC opponents. Akron is set to play rival Kent State University at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, and Ohio University on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m. The Zips enter MAC play wit...

Zips Football Look to Continue Momentum Entering Upcoming Game

Zips Football Look to Continue Momentum Entering Upcoming Game

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron’s Football team is looking for their second win of the season Saturday, September 16, against the one for one Iowa State. The game is set to begin at 12 p.m. on the Zips home turf, Infocision Stadium-Summa Field. The Zips’ victory came in addition to a new school record as A...

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The University of Akron Softball team will take on rival Kent State and Ashland University in a doubleheader Friday, Sept. 15, at 4:30 p.m at Firestone Stadium. The Zips start their evening against the Ashland Eagles at 4:30, then will follow up with a game against the Golden Flashes. The second game...

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Expecting to bounce back after a particularly rough season, The University of Akron’s football team anxiously awaits the upcoming season. Head coach Terry Bowden is getting especially excited. “I’m more excited this year than ever before,” Bowden said. Senior, AJ Coney said, "I believe...