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Women’s Swimming, Diving Wins Seventh Consecutive MAC Title

Many members of the Women’s Swimming and Diving team broke pool records during the 2020 Mid-American Conference championship.
Many members of the team are looking forward to next season and working hard for an eighth win next year.
March 9, 2020

The University of Akron Women’s Swimming and Diving team, ranked No. 25 in the nation, won its seventh consecutive Mid-American Conference (MAC) championship title on Feb. 29. This year, the Zips...

Akron Vulcans Futsal Offers Fast-Paced, Exciting Entertainment

The Akron Vulcans defeated Cadence on Feb. 22 with a final score of seven to four.
This Akron-based team is part of FIFA’s governed version of indoor soccer.
March 9, 2020

Looking for a new sport to follow with a local team and affordable ticket prices? Look no further, as the Akron Vulcans Futsal team, an affiliation of the FIFA National Futsal Premier League (NFPL),...

Akron Running Club Unites Recreational, Competitive Runners

The Akron Running Club attended various NIRCA-sponsored cross country meets during the fall semester.
The club allows runners of various experience levels to compete in cross country and track events.
February 27, 2020

Runners at The University of Akron do not have to be part of a varsity team to be part of a running community. Established five years ago, the Akron Running Club (ARC) currently has about 30 undergraduate...

Akron Rocket League Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

Akron Rocket League Gold team members, from left, are Tristan “.Tristn” Roberts (left), Buzz “Buzz” Krager, and Isaac “Reticence” Stecker.
November 18, 2019

With a dominant win record of 20-0, the Akron Zips Rocket League team brought home their second consecutive College Rocket League National Championship on Nov. 9. Three players on the Akron Gold team,...

Zips Esports Club Hosts Weekly ‘Super Smash Brothers’ Tournament

Students from The University of Akron playing on one of Esports’ several locations on campus.
Students are welcome every Sunday to play against other fellow Zips.
October 22, 2019

The University of Akron Esports program offers a variety of clubs based on popular games for students who want to participate in the competitive video gaming with fellow Zips. One of these clubs, based...

Zips Women’s Volleyball Continues Winning Streak, Prepares for Homecoming Matches

The Akron Women’s Volleyball team celebrates after playing against Ball State, winning three to two.
With nine consecutive wins so far this season, the team is preparing for matches this weekend against Ohio University and Kent State University.
October 8, 2019

Heading into Homecoming weekend at The University of Akron, the women’s volleyball team has won nine consecutive games this season with an overall record of 11 wins and four losses. According to the...

Zips LIVE Interview with Football Head Coach, Men’s Golf Coach

Zips LIVE is a radio show that covers Zip Athletics on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. live from the Spaghetti Warehouse.v
September 30, 2019

The University of Akron’s football head coach, Tom Arth, and men’s golf coach, David Trainor, were featured guests recently on Zips LIVE, a weekly hour-long radio show that covers Zips Athletics. Airing...

Zips Who Made It Big: UA Athletes Playing On Professional Teams

Zippy is here to get students and campus members excited about UA sports.
September 26, 2019

Ever wonder where student athletes go after they graduate? Although not all those who participate in collegiate sports move on to play for professional teams, there have been several from The University...

Men’s Soccer Continues Season with Zero Wins, Fans Keep High Hopes for Team

The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team in their match against Stanford.
Although the team won all three of their scrimmage matches before the start of the season, UA still has yet to gain an official season win.
September 17, 2019

Men’s Soccer at The University of Akron is off to a rough start with zero wins out of the first five games this season. Having won the Mid-American Conference Tournament last year and appearing in...

Intramural Sports: Is Soccer Getting Cut?

The University of Akron Recreation and Wellness Center offers several services to the campus community.
As The University of Akron has made updates and changes to its Intramural Sports program, some changes are not appreciated by students.
September 8, 2019

Have you heard of the changes being made to the Intramural Sports offered on campus at UA? Intramural Sports is a program on campus organized as a way for the campus community to play sports separate...

Women’s Varsity Swimming, Diving Team Bonds Through Campus Fun

Jumping for joy, these UA student athletes cooled off after a fun Friday practice.
The UA championship winning team took time to build a bond on campus, not only as a team, but also as friends.
September 8, 2019

The University of Akron Women’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team had a bonding experience, running and splashing through the fountains near Coleman Common after a game of ultimate frisbee on Sept. 6. Sophomore...

Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Official Medical Provider of UA Esports

The Zips Gaming Lounge, located in the Williams Honors College, features 24 state-of-the-art gaming PCs and five consoles for recreational use by UA students in good academic standing.
New research opportunities, quicker medical care for varsity esports members and a new course were born from this partnership.
September 3, 2019

Although video gaming may not have the same physical toll as professional football or basketball, the medical industry still wants to keep collegiate esports gamers healthy. In a partnership with The...

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals
Zips Esports has become the first team in the history of Collegiate Rocket League to qualify for nationals twice in a row.
April 8, 2019

On March 20, the Akron Zips Esports varsity Rocket League team won the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Northern Conference Championships. They are the only National Championship team from last season to...

Season Recap: Men’s Basketball Shows Signs of Life in Trying Times

April 3, 2019

The 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball season was a slight improvement from the last season, but not enough to make the big splash that the Zips have long been hoping for.   Last season, Akron went 14-18...

Akron Comeback Falls Short to #25 Buffalo

Akron: 70 - Buffalo: 76
March 5, 2019

The University of Akron Zips welcomed nationally ranked Buffalo to James A. Rhodes Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 12, where the Zips would fall in a tightly fought contest, 76-70.   The first half was very...

Zips Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to College Cup

The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team celebrates their 3-2 victory over Stanford.
December 6, 2018

The Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team is heading to its sixth College Cup appearance after toppling defending national champion Stanford in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals. This is a comeback against...

Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

Former Zips Football head coach Terry Bowden.
December 6, 2018

Hours after a 28-3 loss to South Carolina to end the season, The University of Akron announced that football head coach Terry Bowden was relieved of his duties as the Zips finished the season with a 4-8...

Men’s Soccer Advances Again

(Image via Sean Palchick)
Akron: 3 - Syracuse: 1
November 21, 2018

Sunday, Nov. 18, the Akron Zips Men’s Soccer team took a 3-1 win over Syracuse in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on the campus of Colgate University. With this win, the Zips advance to the...

Zips Come Up Short on Senior Night

Van Edwards, Jr., (Cape Coral, Fla.) UA senior and RB for the Zips team. (Image via Jeff Harwell)
Akron: 6 - Bowling Green: 21
November 21, 2018

On Saturday, Nov. 17, the Akron Zips football team took on Bowling Green at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Senior PK Nick Gasser (Liberty Township, Ohio) was able to score for the Zips in the first...

Men’s Soccer Wins MAC Championship

Men’s Soccer celebrates with an Akron Zips flag and the MAC Championship trophy. (Image via Akron Zips)
Akron: 3 - Western Michigan: 0
November 13, 2018

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...

Women’s Swimming & Diving Secures Steady Win

Sophomore Paula Garcia during a previous dual against Buffalo. (Image via Ernie Aranyosi)
November 6, 2018

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...

Akron Rifle Leads After First Weekend of Zippy Open

The Akron rifle team in action during the first weekend of the Zippy Open Rifle Tournament. (Image via Akron Zips)
With one more weekend of competition left in the tournament, the Zips take the lead in air rifle and smallbore.
October 31, 2018

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...

Chris Sabo Named Head Coach of Resurrected Baseball Team

Zippy (left) and Larry Williams, Director of Athletics (right), welcome head coach Chris Sabo (center) to UA. (Image via WKYC)
Three years after President Scott Scarborough eliminated baseball, Akron names Chris Sabo as the new head coach of the returning sports program.
October 30, 2018

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...

Akron Wins Fourth Consecutive ‘Wagon Wheel’

Zips football players and Zippy celebrating with the Wagon Wheel after fourth consecutive win against Kent State. (Photo courtesy of the Akron Zips)
Akron: 24 - Kent State: 23
October 24, 2018

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...

What Does a Wagon Wheel Have to do With Football?

Zips football players celebrate with the Wagon Wheel after the Oct. 20 match against Kent State with a 24-23 win. (Photo courtesy of the Akron Zips)
October 24, 2018

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...

West Virginia Further Sinks Men’s Soccer

The 2018 Men's Soccer team. (Photo courtesy of the Akron Zips)
Akron: 1 - West Virginia: 2
October 17, 2018

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...

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

The Zips exit the field as the weekend's homecoming festivities take place during halftime.
October 7, 2018

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...

Women’s Soccer Take Loss Against Central Michigan

Akron Redshirt Freshman, Charley Kale (right) races to maintain possession of the ball from Marle Bringard (left), Central Michigan Junior.
Akron: 0 - Central Michigan: 1
October 3, 2018

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...

UA to Host Grand Opening for Esports

A sign marks the location of the Esports venue at Williams Honors College. This spot was originally a  Zip Card Office branch
The inaugural event will include gaming, prizes and information on joining the Esports program.
September 26, 2018

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...

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

Zips players celebrating the big win over Northwestern. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron: 39 - Northwestern: 34
September 18, 2018

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...

Hurricane Florence Changes Zips Cross Country’s Plans

September 18, 2018

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...

Canceled Football Game’s Payment in Limbo

The Akron Zips football team takes to the field during a 2015 game at InfoCision Stadium. (Buchtelite file photo)
Akron: 0 - Nebraska: 0
September 12, 2018

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...

A Successful Year For Zips Athletics

Zips swim team, Ellie Nebraska, Paloma Marrero, Paulina Nogaj celebrate the teams fifth-straight MAC Championship. Photo courtesy of Nestor Vargas. (Photo courtesy of The University of Akron)
April 27, 2018

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...

Zips Hold Annual Spring Game

April 27, 2018

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...

Women’s Tennis Season Wraps Up

April 27, 2018

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...

Esports Gathers For Their First Forum

(Graphic courtesy of Akron Esports)
April 18, 2018

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...

Friday the 13th Opening Day Proves Unlucky for RubberDucks

The RubberDucks taking the field.
April 18, 2018

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...

RubberDucks Begin 2018 in Akron

April 18, 2018

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...

Zips Softball Begins MAC Play with First Home Series of 2018

Front row (L-R): No. 11 Jenna Jones, No. 7 Sabria Bruton, No. 33 Caitlin Gambone, No. 1 Madison Carter, No. 15 Kayla Wulf. Second row (L-R): No. 18 Jordan Crews, No. 21 Laura Lakins, No. 22 Kayla Kmett, No. 4 Mikayla Newland, No. 2 Maddy Clowdus, No. 10 Kimberly Rodriguez. Back Row (L-R): No. 12 Cassie Gillespie, No. 5 Jessie Holzman, No. 13 Sydney Jascoe, No. 27 Lexie Handley, No. 9 Kooper Vertz. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics.)
Akron will host Toledo for one game on Friday and a doubleheader on Saturday to kick off conference play.
March 22, 2018

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...

Esports Coming To Akron

Graphic courtesy of The University of Akron
March 22, 2018

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...

Zips Look Forward to Next Year

Daniel Utomi (in navy) searching for options against Eastern Michigan’s zone.
March 15, 2018

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...

Zips Advance to Next Round of MAC Tournament

Coach Groce celebrating the Zips comeback during the first half. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
After beating Western Michigan, the Zips will play Eastern Michigan Thursday, March 7
March 8, 2018

The Zips beat Western Michigan in the opening round of the MAC Tournament, 79-78. The Zips finished the game strong to seal the victory and advance to the next round, keeping their season alive. For...

The Diverse Roots of Women’s Lacrosse

19th century men’s field lacrosse played in Canada. {Photo courtesy of The Smithsonian.)
March 2, 2018

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...

Men’s Basketball Regular Season Comes to a Close

No. 22, Emmanuel Olojakpoke, slams home a dunk on Dec. 9 against Appalachian State, a little over a month before undergoing successful open-heart surgery. (Photo courtesy of Zips Men's Basketball)
Perseverance and home-court advantage characterize the challenging 2018 season for the Akron basketball team.
March 2, 2018

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...

Women’s Swimming and Diving Wins Fifth Championship

(Photo courtesy of Zips Swimming and Diving)
The Zips win an astonishing fifth consecutive MAC Swimming and Diving Championship
March 2, 2018

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...

Zips Drop Final Road Game to MAC Leaders

Jimond Ivey (center) competes for a loose ball. (Photo courtesy of The Akron Beacon Journal)
March 1, 2018

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...

Zips Take Down Falcons

#25, Lucas Smith, battles for the rebound. (Photo courtesy of Christine Nelson)
February 22, 2018

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...

Kent State Takes Round One

#0, Jalen Avery, celebrates after making back-to-back baskets. 
(Photo courtesy of David Dermer)
February 21, 2018

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...

Zips Snap Losing Streak

Zips Freshman guard, Eric Parrish 20 going up against the Chippewas. (Photo courtesy of Akron Men's Basketball)
February 12, 2018

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...

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

Postgame interview with the Rockets guard, Jaelan Sanford following their win over Akron. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Men's Basketball)
February 7, 2018

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...

Five Zips Prepare to Begin MLS Careers

Akron Zips Defender #2 Joao Moutinho was the first-overall selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles FC. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
2018 MLS SuperDraft number one pick, Joao Moutinho, heads class of five Akron soccer players heading to the MLS.
February 6, 2018

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...

Men’s Basketball Prepares for Ball State Showdown

January 26, 2018

The Akron Zips men’s basketball team is set to travel to Muncie, Indiana on Saturday, Jan. 27 to take on the 12-8 (3-4) Ball State Cardinals. Coming off of their first back-to-back conference wins of...

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

No. 5, Haliegh Reinoehl and No. 24, Caitlin Vari box out for a potential rebound on a free throw from No. 32, Destiny Perkins.
Akron Zips, 51 - Western Michigan Broncos, 59
January 25, 2018

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...

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

No. 4 Malcolm Duvivier dodges App State defense in Akron’s win on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Zips Men's Basketball)
Akron Zips, 94 - Appalachian State Mountaineers, 89
December 10, 2017

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...

Zips Fall in Final Four of College Cup

Zips defender, No. 2 Jaoao Moutinho handles the ball at the NCAA Tournament in Philadelphia. (Photo courtesy of Akron Zips Men's Soccer)
Akron Zips 0 - Stanford Cardinals 2
December 9, 2017

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

No. 22 Emmanuel Olojakpoke drives for the basket. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron utilized a career night from Olojakpoke to defeat the Mastodons for their fourth consecutive home win to begin the season.
December 7, 2017

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...

Coach Kest Earns 400th Career Win

Head Coach Jodi Kest guides the Zips Women's Basketball team towards victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday, marking her 400th career win.  (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron Zips 75 - Youngstown State Penguins 58
December 6, 2017

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...

Zips Clinch Ticket to Final Four in Philly

(Photo Courtesy of Louisville Athletics)
Akron defeats Louisville Cardinals in Penalty Kicks to see them advance to Final Four of the NCAA College Cup
December 5, 2017

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,...

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

The scene at Ford Field prior to kickoff between the Akron Zips and Toledo Rockets on Saturday.
Akron Zips, 28 - Toledo Rockets, 45
December 3, 2017

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...

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

Members of the Akron Zips football team celebrate with the Wagon Wheel following their 24-14 win over Kent State at InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday.
Akron Zips 24 – Kent State Golden Flashes 14
November 22, 2017

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...

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

The Zips football team after winning the rivalry game in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
The Zips look to defeat the Golden Flashes in their upcoming rival game, in order to secure the wagon wheel once again.
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...

Zips Look to Keep Wagon Wheel in Akron

(Graphic courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron Zips look to bring the wagon wheel home, again
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...

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Senior Forward Greta Burry and Company Hope to Bounce Back from Last Season's Growing Pains
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...

Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

Jimond Ivey and Daniel Utomi answer questions during Media Day at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Zips look to defeat Dayton under leadership of new Head Coach, John Groce
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...

Zips Become Bowl Eligible, Take Control of Division

Kwadarrius Smith on the way to the endzone for a 71-yard receiving touchdown. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
Tuesday night, the Zips beat OU to secure bowl eligibility and to take control of the MAC East Division.
November 16, 2017

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...

Quest For the Second Star

The Akron Men’s Soccer team gathers at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection Show with students and faculty. Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)
Quest For the Second Star Akron Earns 5th Seed for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament
November 14, 2017

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...

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

Akron Volleyball competes against Bowling Green at James A. Rhodes Arena in their penultimate match of the season on Friday, Nov. 10.
Akron continued to show their fight and resilience, but ultimately fell to Bowling Green and Miami in their final weekend of play for 2017.
November 13, 2017

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...

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

The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team celebrate their 2017 MAC Championship after defeating Western Michigan in Kalamazoo on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Zips Men’s Soccer)
Akron defeated SIU Edwardsville and host Western Michigan during this weekend’s MAC Tournament to capture the championship.
November 13, 2017

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...

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

Head Coach John Groce Leads Akron to their first win of the season against the Cleveland State Vikings. (Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)
Akron’s Freshman Eric Parrish leads Zips to victory; Kent State’s Jaylin Walker and Adonis De La Rosa share 20 points against Youngstown State.
November 13, 2017

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;...

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Akron player Joao Moutinho handles the ball in a match earlier in the 2017 season. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Harwell)
Akron Men’s Soccer will begin tournament play against SIU Edwardsville on Friday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
November 9, 2017

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...

Zips Fall to RedHawks After Woodson Suspension

(Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
After falling to the RedHawks, the Zips look onto their next game against Ohio as they compete for the MAC East title.
November 9, 2017

In their final Mid-American Conference road game of the season in Oxford Ohio, the Akron Zips suffered a setback against the Miami RedHawks Tuesday night, losing 24-14. Akron’s MAC record fell to 4-2...

Akron Volleyball Drops Two Hard-Fought Weekend Matches

Outside hitter Elya Karsner attacks against Buffalo during Akron’s match on Thursday, Nov. 2.
Zips fall to Buffalo and Ball State in their penultimate weekend of regular season play at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 7, 2017

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...

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

Final stats from the game Tuesday night. (Graphic courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron Zips (13-3-1) 2 vs. Marshall (7-8-1) 0
November 5, 2017

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...

Akron Gets Fifth Mid-American Conference Win Over Buffalo

Akron receiver Austin Wolf catches a pass just out of the reach of a Buffalo defender during Saturday's win. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
Akron Zips (5-4) 21 vs. Buffalo Bulls (3-6) 20
October 30, 2017

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...

Zips Hold Off Panthers

Akron’s Nick Hinds finds the net Tuesday night against Pitt. (Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)
October 27, 2017
Akron Zips (11-3-1) 3 vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (8-8-0) 0

Zips Fall to Rockets

Akron’s Brandon Junk moves to block for Manny Morgan during their win over Western Michigan. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron (4-4) 21 - Toledo (6-1) 48
October 23, 2017

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...

Clean Sheet for Akron Against No. 12 Fighting Irish

Akron's Nick Hinds helps the Zips by grabbing the second goal of the night. (Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Athletics)
Akron (9-3-1) 2 vs. Notre Dame (9-4-1) 0
October 19, 2017

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...

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

Members of the Akron Football team celebrate during their game in Kalamazoo, MI Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron Zips (4-3) 14 vs. Western Michigan (4-3) 13
October 16, 2017

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...

Zips Volleyball Battle Hard, Return Home Winless

The Zips Volleyball team huddles prior to the start of their match against Northern Illinois on Saturday Oct. 14.
Akron falls to Western Michigan and Northern Illinois in two hard-fought matches this weekend at James A. Rhodes Arena.
October 16, 2017

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...

Zips Dominate Ball State in Homecoming Victory

Zips QB Thomas Woodson tries to outrun Ball State's John Swisher and Anthony Winbush during Saturday’s game. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
Akron Zips (3-3) 31 - Ball State (2-4) 3
October 8, 2017

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...

Zips Football Looks to Bounce Back After Losing Key Players

RB Warren Ball charges through the Nittany Lion Defensive Line. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
Akron Zips (2-3) vs. Ball State (2-3)
October 6, 2017

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...

Zips Golf Holds on to Third Place Finish, Grayson Runner-Up at Firestone Invitational

Junior Elliott Grayson holds his follow-through on a drive during this week’s Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club. (Photo courtesy of Zips Golf)
October 4, 2017

The Zips hosted the 2017 Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club this week on Monday, Oct. 2 and Tuesday, Oct. 3. The 16 team, 86 individual event was played on the par-72, 7125 yard North Course...

Zips Volleyball Defeats Buffalo, Drops Heartbreaker to Toledo in Road Split

The Zips huddle following a point during a home match against Ohio.
Akron handed Buffalo their first conference loss on Thursday, and fell to Toledo in a tight, five-set match on Saturday during the team’s first road trip during MAC play.
October 2, 2017

After splitting a pair of matches at James A. Rhodes Arena last weekend to open Mid-American Conference play, the Akron volleyball team took to the road this week, traveling to Buffalo, New York and Toledo. The...

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

Zips wide receiver A.J. Coney looks for the  end zone.
(Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
Akron Zips (2-3) 34 - Bowling Green Falcons (0-5) 23
October 1, 2017

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...

Zips Hand Top-Ranked Michigan State First Loss of Season

Graphic courtesy of @ZipsMSoc.
No. 24 Akron (4-2-1) 4 - No .1 Michigan State (7-1-1) 1
September 28, 2017

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...

Big Time, Big Ten Champs Square off Against Zips

Zips' Stuart Holthusen shot is blocked by UMass Lowell's Federico Ferre. Photo Courtesy of Akron Athletics.
Akron Zips (3-2-1) vs Michigan State Spartans (7-0-1)
September 27, 2017

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...

Zips Put on Show, Defeat #21 UMass Lowell

Zips forward, Sam Gainford and company celebrate his goal against UMass Lowell (Photo courtesy of the Zips Men’s Soccer)
Akron (3-2-1) 5 - UMass Lowell (4-3-1) 0
September 25, 2017

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...

Zips Volleyball Defeats Rival Kent State In Weekend Split to Open MAC Play

Kayla Gwozdz serves.
Akron defeated Kent State on Friday, but fell to Ohio University on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena to begin conference play.
September 24, 2017

The Zips opened up Mid-American Conference play against Kent State and Ohio University at home this weekend. Akron Volleyball split the two matches on the weekend, defeating the Golden Flashes in the Crystal...

Zips Fall Late in Tight Battle Against Troy

Akron takes on Troy
Troy defeats Akron 22-17.
September 24, 2017

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...

Akron Men’s Soccer Put to the Test

Sophomore, Marcel Zajac defending the ball against UC-Santa Barbara, 3-1. (Photo courtesy of Zips Men’s Soccer)
Akron Zips (2-2-1) take on the UMass Lowell River Hawks (4-1-1) at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field on Sunday.
September 23, 2017

The Akron Men’s Soccer team looks to continue their undefeated streak as they face off against UMass Lowell at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at Cub Cadet Field. It will be their last game before the...

Zips Volleyball Opens MAC Play Against Kent State, Ohio

Zips Volleyball.
The Akron Zips Volleyball team will host Kent State and Ohio on Friday and Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena, beginning their MAC schedule of play.
September 22, 2017

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,...

Cyclones End Zips Momentum

Akron Zips cornerback, Kyron Brown looks to block Iowa State’s running back, David Montgomery. (Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of  Athletics)
Iowa State defeats Akron 41-14
September 18, 2017

Many Zips fans left InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field disappointed after Akron’s 41-14 defeat, over 22,000 Akron Zips fans were in attendance at Saturday’s Football game against Iowa State. This made...

AK-Rowdies to Host Football Tailgating Event

The AK-Rowdies.
September 15, 2017

The AK-Rowdies are hosting the Uniting UA Tailgate Party this Saturday, Sept. 16 at approximately 10:00 a.m., before The University of Akron Football team is set to take on Iowa State. If you’re...

Zips Football Look to Continue Momentum Entering Upcoming Game

Akron Zips (1-1) take on Iowa State Cyclones (1-1)
September 15, 2017

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...

Zips Softball Kicks Off Season at Firestone Stadium

Lexie Handley throws the first pitch.
Akron takes on Kent State and Ashland in doubleheader on Friday at the historic Firestone Stadium to kick off their fall season.
September 14, 2017

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...

Akron Women’s Soccer to Face Dayton for First Time at Home

Amani Jiu defending the goal.
Akron (1-4-1) vs. Dayton (2-3-0)
September 8, 2017

The Akron Zips Women’s Soccer team is looking for their second home win of the season against the Dayton Flyers, Friday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. This will be the first time in the history of the program that...

Zips’ Guard Ready to Lead

Jimond Ivey scores for the Zips.
September 7, 2017

With the departure of top scorers Kwan Cheathem Jr, Isaiah Johnson and Antino Jackson, The University of Akron’s Men’s basketball team was on the hunt for players to rebuild. One emerged from their...

Men’s Basketball Welcomes New Coach

John Groce.
Coach Groce Returns to the MAC
September 7, 2017

The University of Akron men's basketball team had an uncanny off season with many departures on the team, which lead to John Groce taking reigns as head coach. Groce, however, is not new to the Mid-American...

Akron RubberDucks Round Out Regular Season This Weekend

RubberDucks fireworks show at Canal Park
Hot dogs, home runs, and fireworks, four nights in a row.
September 1, 2017

As baseball season winds down, only one weekend remains for UA students to get out to Canal Park and watch the Akron RubberDucks compete. The RubberDucks (AA minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Indians)...

Could This be The Comeback Season for Zips Football?

Warren Ball.
August 30, 2017

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...

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