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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

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

October 1, 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 locally on the Akron Sports Network flagship Fox Sports 1350, WARF-A and the Fox Sports 135...

Terry Bowden Fired, Search for New Football Coach Begins

Former Zips Football head coach Terry Bowden.

By Jake Herron, Online Editor

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 record. In his seven seasons with the Zips, Bowden, maintained a 35-52 record while also establishing ...

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)

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 quarter with a 38-yard field goal and a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter. Also in the se...

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)

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

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 24-23 win through an extra-point conversion. This is Akron’s ninth overtime game in program histo...

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

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

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

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 Zips, which means the Zips will be competing against those within their same conference for the rest o...

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

Zips players celebrating the big win over Northwestern. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

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 lose to the Big 10 team. Most of the time by at least a fifteen to twenty-point difference. Predicti...

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)

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor

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 spending $165,000 to get the players, coaches and anyone else involved to Nebraska, according to ...