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Zips Advance to Next Round of MAC Tournament

Coach Groce celebrating the Zips comeback during the first half. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor

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 Zips, Daniel Utomi lead the way in the scoring column as he scored 26 points. The biggest star...

Women’s Studies Program Holding “Rethinking Gender” Series

(Photo courtesy of medium.com)

By Brianna Cramer, Social Media Editor

March 2, 2018

The University of Akron Women’s Studies program is holding a “Rethinking Gender” series this Spring. The series serves a forum for presenting research by the feminist faculty at nearby or at The University of Akron. “It’s important to attend Rethinking Gender talks to broaden our understandi...

Men’s Basketball Prepares for Ball State Showdown

By Erika Newcome, ports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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 the season, the Zips look to move to a .500 record in the Mid-American Conference. The Zips, after...

Zips Fall to RedHawks After Woodson Suspension

(Photo courtesy of Zips Football)

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

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 after the loss, giving the Ohio Bobcats a chance to secure a lead in the MAC East Division, dependin...

Zips Kick for the Cure

(Graphic courtesy of Zips Women's Soccer)

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

October 7, 2017

The University of Akron women’s soccer team will look for their second win of the season, following their 0-3 loss against school rival Kent State on Thursday night, Oct. 6. The Zips have yet to grab a victory since their game against Wisconsin Green Bay in August. Kent’s Isabelle Mihail scored in the 17th ...

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)

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

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 at Firestone. One year ago the event saw many familiar competitors towards the top of the leaderbo...

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

The Zips huddle following a point during a home match against Ohio.

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

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 Zips began their week on Thursday in Buffalo, taking on the Bulls who had not been beat...

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

Kayla Gwozdz serves.

By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor

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 Clinic Wagon Wheel Challenge on Friday. In their first match at James A. Rhodes Arena, the...

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)

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

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 play undefeated Michigan State on Sept. 27. The Zips enter the game with a record of 2-2-1, ...

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)

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

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 for one of the largest crowd turnouts in InfoCision Stadium history. Iowa State built up a quick...

AK-Rowdies to Host Football Tailgating Event

The AK-Rowdies.

By Celeste Houmard, Arts and Entertainment Contributor

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 looking to show some school spirit this weekend, this is the place for you. All students will be greeted wi...

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

Amani Jiu defending the goal.

By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor

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 the two will teams face off at UA’s FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field. During Akron’s last...

Zips’ Guard Ready to Lead

Jimond Ivey scores for the Zips.

By Joshua Glaze, Sports Contributor

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 own lineup: Jimond Ivey. The fourth leading scorer from last season, Jimond Ivey, a 6-foot-3-inch t...

Men’s Basketball Welcomes New Coach

John Groce.

By Joshua Glaze, Sports Contributor

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 Conference, and currently holds a 30-34 record in the MAC while previously coaching for Ohio Uni...

Akron RubberDucks Round Out Regular Season This Weekend

RubberDucks fireworks show at Canal Park

By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor

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) complete their regular season schedule with a four-game home stand this Labor Day weekend. ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 30, 2016

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 Plybon, Hannah Scipio, Alli Ball, and Megan Sefcik all qualified for the 2015...

Zips softball opens Mid-American Conference play

By Terry Rabbitts

March 28, 2016

The University of Akron women’s softball team opened up the 2016 Mid-American Conference play this past weekend with a three-game series against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Lee Jackson Field. It started out on a positive note for the Zips with a 4-3 victory, but the Eagles’ subsequent sweep ...

Sports Reacp

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 28, 2016

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 weekend. The women’s team placed third out of six teams, while the men finished i...

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team will host its first-ever postseason game in the history of the program at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will battle the Bucknell Bison tonight at 7 p.m. in a Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) first round matchup. The Zips (19-...

Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

Isaiah Johnson works the inside game against Ohio State

By Daniel Cermak, dwc29@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 72-63 Tuesday night after Ohio State outscored the Zips 10-1 in overtime. “I give Ohio State a lot of credit,” Akron head coach Keith Dambrot said after the game, “but we didn’t shoot the ball at the free throw li...

Championships coming up for swimming and diving for first time

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

Six University of Akron swimming and diving members will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia. this weekend with a chance to come back home with an NCAA championship for the first time in team history. The Zips, the Mid-American Conference Champions, concluded the season ranked 34th by collegeswimming....

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

Isaiah

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated Bowling Green, 80-66, in the first semi-final game of the Mid-American Conference of the night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday. The win put Akron in the championship game for the seventh time in the last 10 years. Isaiah...

Men’s basketball survives against Eastern Michigan, 65-63

Men’s basketball survives against Eastern Michigan, 65-63

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot summed it up perfectly in the post-game press conference.  “I mean, we had our moments where we weren’t very good, but I have belief in my guys,” Dambrot said. How right he was, but the team showed why they deserve the coach...

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

Anita Brown pours in 37 points in Akron's win over Toledo in MAC Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

Anita Brown dropped a career-high 37 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead The University of Akron women’s basketball team to a 73-71 overtime win over the Toledo Rockets in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The fifth-seeded Zips ...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) started announcing their awards for the regular season on Monday and The University of Akron has been well-represented. Four Zips earned All-MAC selections. Isaiah Johnson was named First-Team All-MAC. Reggie McAdams earned a Second-Team All-MAC selection, Antino ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

Men’s golf The University of Akron men’s golf team placed 14th overall at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate event this week. The event was hosted by South Carolina Aiken and was played on the par-70, 6,617-yard Palmetto Golf Course. South Carolina defended their team title for last ...

Zips use strong second half to beat Buffalo, 62-49

Anita Brown led the Zips to victory on Wednesday night with 11 rebounds and four assists.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

March 3, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Buffalo Bulls, 62-49, on Wednesday night in Akron. The Zips improved to 16-12 (10-7 MAC) while Buffalo fell to 15-13 (7-10 MAC). Akron outscored the Bulls 38-20 in the second half to fuel the victory. Hannah Plybon led the way with 21 poin...

Men’s track takes third straight MAC title

Some of the members of the men's track team celebrate the third straight MAC title.

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 1, 2016

The University of Akron men’s track and field team secured it third straight Mid-American Conference Championship this past weekend at the Stile Athletics Field House. The Zips bested runner up Eastern Michigan by 10.5 points to win the title three times in a row for the first time in program history. The...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 1, 2016

Women’s swimming and diving The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team started fast and finished the same way in gaining the Mid-American Conference Championships for the third straight year. Akron grabbed the lead on the first day of the four-day event and never relinquished it ...

Zips hold off Kent State, 70-60

Hannah Plybon led the Zips with 17 points and six rebounds against the Golden Flashes.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 29, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Kent State Golden Flashes for the second time this season, 70-60, in Kent on Saturday. The Zips improved to 15-12 on the season while Kent State fell to 5-21. In the Mid-American Conference, Akron is now 9-7 and the Golden Flashes are 2-14. ...

Three pointers lead Zips domination of Bowling Green

Reggie McAdams led the Zips with 29 points against Bowling Green on Friday evening.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 29, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team made 19 3-pointers to help beat the Bowling Green Falcons, 89-54 on Friday night at Rhodes Arena. The win improved the Zips to 22-7 overall and 11-5 in the Mid-American Conference, while the Falcons fell to 14-15 and 5-11 in conference games. Coming ...

Zips upset by Miami, 77-64

Despite their loss, Isaiah Johnson led the Zips with 21 points and eight rebounds against the RedHawks.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 25, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the Miami RedHawks, 77-64 on Tuesday night in Oxford, Ohio. The RedHawks exacted revenge on the Zips, following Akron’s 75-46 win over Miami on January 23rd at Rhodes Arena. The upset loss dropped the Zips to 21-7 overall and 10-5 in the Mid-Ame...

Strong second half carries Zips over Buffalo, 80-70

Noah Robotham had 16 points and 6 assists to help Akron to a 80-70 win over Buffalo.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 18, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team ran its home record to 12-0 with an 80-70 victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday evening before fans at James A. Rhodes Arena in Mid-American Conference action. Antino Jackson scored 20 points and Isaiah Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds to go along with his 1...

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 18, 2016

Rifle The University of Akron rifle team traveled to Morehead, Kentucky on Sunday for the final match of the regular season against No. 17 Morehead State. The No. 16 Zips made the trip slightly short-handed and came up short against the Eagles by a final score of 4,589 to 4,602. The Zips strugg...

Broncos use strong fourth quarter to beat Zips, 69-65

Despite their loss, Alex Ricketts lead the Zips with 12 rebounds Saturday afternoon.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team was outscored by the Western Michigan Broncos 27-10 in the fourth quarter to lose 69-65 on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Zips fell to 12-11 on the season and 6-6 in the conference while Western Michigan improved to 15-10 and 7-6 in the MAC...

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 14, 2016

The Northern Illinois Huskies snapped a five game losing streak by beating the University of Akron men’s basketball team on Saturday, 80-79, in DeKalb, Illinois. The Huskies also ended a seven game Zips winning streak. The loss gave the Zips a 20-5 record overall with a 9-3 conference record while...

Zips Coach Terry Bowden “Selling a Vision” to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Katie King, kmk200@zips.uakron.edu

February 8, 2016

Last Wednesday, Feb. 3, University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden announced the high school student-athletes of the 2016 recruiting class. Bowden invited students, athletes, faculty, and fans to a press conference in the Student Union Starbucks. Attendees had the opportunity to ask ques...

Plybon scores career point 1,000 as Zips beat Miami 77-65

Hannah Plybon's career-high 26 points leads the Zips to a win over Miami (Ohio)

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 8, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Miami RedHawks 77-65 on Saturday, Feb. 6, at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips improved to 12-10 on the season and to 6-5 in the conference while the RedHawks fell to 9-12 and 3-7 in the MAC. Akron received 65 of its 77 points from just t...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 8, 2016

Tennis The University of Akron women’s tennis team split a pair of matches over the weekend. On Friday, the team traveled to Wright State and finished the evening with another victory, 6-1, to push their record to 4-0 on the season. The No. 1 doubles team of Karalina Maksimava and Shannon Newnes earned ...

Zips avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

Freshman guard Josh Williams led the Zips with a career-high of 22 points  Friday night.

By Jacob Allen, Writer

February 8, 2016

Freshman guard Josh Williams led the Zips in scoring for the second straight game as the University of Akron Zips men’s basketball team beat Central Michigan on Friday night, 92-87, at Rhodes Arena in Akron. The win improved the Zips to 19-4 overall and 8-2 in the MAC. Central Michigan fell to ...

Akron edged by Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 4, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team dropped a tough decision on the road against the Ball State Cardinals, 78-71, in Muncie, Indiana Wednesday evening. Anita Brown led Akron (11-10, 5-5 MAC) with 19 points and eight assists on a night where four Zips hit for double digits. DiAndra Gibs...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 4, 2016

Rifle The University of Akron’s No. 16 rifle team struggled this past weekend while competing in the Palmyra Invitational. The Zips would manage to score 4,585 points but it was enough against opponents like No. 11 Army and No. 14 Navy who compiled 4,627 and 4,596 points respectively. In the ...

Football team heads west for bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

The University of Akron football team announced on Sunday, Dec. 6, that they will be playing Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho on Dec. 22. The appearance in the bowl game is only the second time that Akron has been in one since the program moved to Division I-A (FB...

Record setting day for Zips swimming and diving

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving team members set a new Mid-American Conference record, along with several school records, on their way to capturing the Zippy Invitational for the second straight year at Ocasek Natatorium this past weekend. The Zips completed the weekend with 2,317 po...

Photo Album: Zips soccer vs. Creighton

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

 

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

Pat Forsythe (35) working to get 2 of his game high 20 points against Coppin State.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015

Coach Keith Dambrot got to watch his big men dominate the middle and the rest of his team contributed to help him earn his 150 th home win with a 77-71 victory over the Coppin State Eagles Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Pat Forsythe poured in 20 points by hitting nine of his 11 shots...

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

Hannah Plybon drives for two of her game high 19 points against Rochester.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015

Hannah Plybon scored 19 points and four other players hit double digits in the scoring colums as The University of Akron women’s basketball team made it look easy by defeating the Rochester Warriors, 103-37, Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The 103 points registered by the Zips was...

Academic All-MAC team announced

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

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 cross country. To qualify for the Academic All-MAC Teams, a student-athlete ...

Rifle team claims top spot at the Zippy Open

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

The University of Akron’s No. 15 rifle team hosted the annual Zippy Open over the course of a couple of weekends in November. The open had more than 130 participants and, at the end, the Zips were crowned the overall champions with their combined score of 4,618. In the air rifle competition, the Zips score...

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 29, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a pair of games in the San Diego Tournament in San Diego, California over the weekend. On Friday evening, Anita Brown score 25 points and Hannah Plybon contributed 20 more but the Zips were defeated by the Northern Colorado...

Sports Recap

The University of Akron swimming and diving team celebrates the winning of the Magnus Cup

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

Swimming and diving The University of Akron swimming and diving team took home first place this past weekend at the Magnus Cup Invitational at Cleveland State University in the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium. It is the first time that the Zips have ever finished the three-day event by earning the Mag...

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

Pat Forsythe heads to the basket against Arkansas.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball dropped a 75-56 decision to the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. This game was the second of four for the Zips as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off. Antino Jackson led Akron in scoring with 13 points and added two...

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

Hannah Plybon netted 23 on Saturday, but the Zips fell short

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

Despite the performances of Hannah Plybon and Anita Brown, The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles, 82-64 on Saturday. at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The game was part of the second day of the Akron Classic at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Plybon...

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron football team returns home to host Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. EST at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. The Zips got back to the even mark at 5-5 overall and 3-3 in MAC play after a 37-28 MAC win at Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 14. With two games remaining, the Zips ...

Men’s hoops team prepares for 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off

Pat Forsythe (middle) battles two Hiram defenders for the ball.

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball team, fresh off of their 100-30 thrashing of Hiram College on Monday, are testing their road legs with four games in the next nine days as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-off. The Zips will face Arkansas, Villanova, Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Charleston Southern...

Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

Swimming and diving will be competing this weekend in Cleveland

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving teams will take part in the fourth annual CSU Magnus Cup this weekend at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium beginning with Friday's prelims at 9:00 a.m. The event runs through Sunday with the prelims starting at 9 a.m. each day and the finals at 5:00 p.m. on...

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team hosts the Akron Classic this weekend at the James A. Rhodes Arena with Winthrop University, Ohio University, and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Zips (0-1) will take on the Winthrop Eagles (0-2) on Friday morning at 10:30. The Bobcats from...

Zips basketball routs Hiram, 100-30

By Terry Rabbitts

November 16, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball team opened up the home portion of their schedule with another team effort by defeating the overmatched Division III Hiram Terriers 100-30 at James A. Rhodes Arena Monday night.  Five Akron (2-0) players placed in double figures with Aaron Jackson leadin...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 16, 2015

Women’s volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of contests over the weekend and concluded their regular season. On Friday, the Zips lost to Kent State (13-25, 15-25, 19-25) as Anna Wenger led Akron with seven kills while Patience Brown and Amanda Bedell each...

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

Austin Wolf dives for the Thomas Woodson pass against the RedHawks.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

  The University of Akron’s football team ran out to a 27-7 halftime lead, watched as the Miami of Ohio RedHawks battled back, but then hung on for the 37-28 win in Oxford, Ohio at Yager stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips’ Robert Stein sealed with victory by kicking a 50 yard field goal...

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

Greta Burry had career highs in points and rebounds, but it was not enough against Florida Atlantic.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team opened the 2015-2016 season by dropping a 91-77 decision on the road against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Akron (0-1) had four players in double figures but it was not enough as the Owls grabbed an early lead by scoring 11 of the first 13 points of the...

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

Stuart Holthusen (9) leads Akron to victory over West Virginia with two goals.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

November 14, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals and Adam Najem tallied another as third ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team edged West Virginia in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Championship last night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The victory puts top seeded Akron...

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 11, 2015

The University of Akron football team heads south for its last regular season Mid-American Conference road game this Saturday against the Miami University of Ohio RedHawks at noon at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. The Zips (4-5, 2-3 MAC) look to make it two in a row after beating the University of ...

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

Kwan Cheatham, Jr. (2) races up the court.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Five players scored in double figures as The University of Akron men’s basketball team easily handled the Malone Pioneers in a pre-season exhibition game at James A. Rhodes Arena last Thursday, 113-69. The Zips were led by Antino Jackson finishing with 18 points and four assists. Reggie McAdams chip...

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

Anita Brown (15) scored 23 points in the Zips' win

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used an explosive first half to defeat the Clarion Golden Eagles 79-50 in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Anita Brown accounted for 18 of her team-high 23 points in the big first half that saw the Zips sprint to ...

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

Men's soccer honored seniors Sean Sepe (3), Jake Fenlason (24), and Andrew Souders (2) pictured with Coach Jared Embick

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals to help the University of Akron men’s soccer team celebrate Senior Night by blasting Bowling Green, 4-0 at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The win allowed the seventh-ranked Akron men's soccer team to claim its 18th Mid-American Conference title and ...

Football team gets back to winning

The Zips defense stops the ball carrier

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team edged the Minutemen from the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, 17-13. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Zips. Thomas Woodson used his arm and legs to account for both Akron touchdowns in the game by throwing a 27-yard pass to Au...

Sports Recap

Women's volleyball honored Ashley Holder (7), Dragana Micic (14), and Kelsey Wilson (18)

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Women’s Volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of Mid-American Conference matches over the weekend. On Friday, the Zips lost to Miami (Ohio) in straight sets, (25-18, 25-17, and 25-19). Amanda Bedell led the way for the Zips with a match-best 11 kills, whil...

Women’s soccer looks to clip Redhawks

The women's team celebrates the upset over Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

Fresh off last weekend’s upset of the top-seeded team in the Mid-American Conference tournament, The University of Akron women’s soccer team looks to advance further. On Friday, Nov. 6, the Zips will face fifth-seeded Miami University of Ohio at the WMU Soccer Complex at 11 a.m. on the campus ...

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

The team supports the

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team closes the regular season portion of their schedule this Saturday at 7 p.m. by hosting Bowling Green State University. The Zips (12-3-2, 3-0-1 MAC) are looking to looking to clinch another Mid-American Conference title, its 11th consecutive, with either a win...

Zips take on the Minutemen

Conor Hundley (middle with ball) fights for more yards earlier this season

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team looks to bounce back after last week’s loss as the Zips visit the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at noon at Gillette Stadium. “We got to pick it back up,” fourth-year head coach Terry Bowden said in his weekly teleconference, referring to the 14-6 ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

Women’s volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team concludes its regular season this weekend by hitting the road for a couple of Mid-American Conference battles. The Zips (8-17, 2-10 MAC) travel to Kent State University on Friday, Nov. 6, to take on the Golden Flashes (15-9,...

Akron Swimming and Diving dunks Ohio, stays undefeated

Coach Peresie talks with the team

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

The University of Akron Swimming and Diving team traveled to Athens last Friday to take on Ohio University and left with a 167-133 triumph to keep its season unblemished. Starting off the meet, Akron’s 400 medley relay team of Luka Szynal, Paloma Marrero Munoz, Erin Seiler and Ragen Engel fini...

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

The team supports the

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

No. 25 UCLA traveled to Akron to take on the sixth-ranked Zips and headed back to California with a 4-2 victory, snapping the Zips’ nine-game unbeaten streak on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Bruins (8-7-1) never trailed in the match, but neither had control until the final fe...

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

Despite an outstanding effort from the defense, The University of Akron football team dropped a close decision, 14-6, to Central Michigan University on Saturday in front of 18,981 Hall-ROO-ween fans. The defense showed its teeth on the Chippewas’ first drive of the afternoon when Jatavis Brown sa...

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

Conor Hundley (4) running with the ball

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 28, 2015

With the bye week behind it, The University of Akron’s football team looks to be at its best this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Central Michigan University at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. With the remaining schedule Akron has, and because it is sitting at 3-4 overall (1-2 in Mid-American Con...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 28, 2015

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men's golf team wrapped up the fall season with a fifth-place finish at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. Akron ended the 54-hole event at the par-71, 6,550-yard Kilmarlic Golf Club with an 868 (+16) team total. Yann Pfeiffer...

Zips dunk competition in swimming and diving

Coach Brian Peresie talks with his team

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 26, 2015

The University of Akron swimming and diving team swept both Ball State University and the University of Toledo last Friday evening at the Ocasek Natatorium in the first home dual meet of the season. The Zips drubbed Ball State by a score of 221-78 and defeated Toledo with a score of 180-119. At t...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 26, 2015

Men’s Golf Ryan Harris and George Baylis lead The University of Akron men's golf team with a pair of 3-under par 68 performances at the Outer Banks Intercollegiate hosted by Old Dominion University. After the opening round, Akron is currently tied for second in the team competition with the ho...

Basketball season is right around the corner

Hannah Plybon shoots against Ohio last season

October 21, 2015

Men The Zips men’s basketball team took to the floor at James A. Rhodes Arena earlier this month in preparation for the 2015-16 season. Hopes are high around campus for a team that returns four starters and 10 letter winners from last season's squad that posted 21-plus wins for the 10th...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Men’s Golf On Tuesday, The University of Akron men’s golf team rebounded from a disappointing first round to climb four spots on the second day and finish sixth at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate hosted by West Virginia University. Ryan Harris shot a second round of 71 (-1) to climb from 35th spot to f...

Laryea’s hat trick propels Zips over Huskies

Richie Laryea scored 3 goals against Northern Illinois

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Richie Laryea netted his first career hat trick, Victor Souto added another goal, and The University of Akron men’s soccer team blasted Northern Illinois University, 4-0, last Saturday. The Zips (10-2-1, 2-0 MAC) won for the sixth straight time while playing a season-high 23 players in the game...

Sports Recap

Hannah Werth tries to control the ball

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Swimming and Diving The Zips swimming and diving team set three meet records last Friday at the Tom Stubbs Relays in Bowling Green, Ohio, in its first official meet of the 2015-16 season. The relay team of Hannah Raspopovich and Erin Seiler, along with Laura Savariau and Ragen Engel, swam the 200 Medl...

Bowling Green dominates Zips, 59-10

Thomas Woodson looks downfield

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 21, 2015

Bowling Green’s offense was ranked number one in the Mid-American Conference going into the game last Saturday against Akron (3-4, 1-2 MAC). The Falcons did not do anything to harm that ranking. The Falcons (5-2, 3-0) bolted out to a 28-10 halftime lead, and then added 31 unanswered points in t...

Embick’s entourage returns from vacation

Brad Ruhaak takes a shot

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

Men’s soccer coach Jared Embick and his players have not been on a vacation, but after seemingly always playing three games in a span of seven or eight days, having eight days between games must feel like one. The team takes on Northern Illinois this Saturday at FirstEnergy Stadium at Cub Cadet...

Sports Recap

Frida Fougberg tees off

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country The University of Akron men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to the University of Louisville, which is serving as host for the 2015 NCAA Division I Pre-Nationals Invitational at E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park. The Pre-National meet serves as a precursor for the...

Record Breakers

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor.@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

GoZips.com This past weekend proved successful for the above athletes who set University of Akron records in their sports. From top left, Frida Fougberg set the women’s golf all-time low score for one (-3) and two rounds (141, -3 total). Zachary Strohl, Julia Hatch, (2nd row) Connor O’Mara, and Joshua Ko...

First half barrage carries Zips to victory over EMU

Thomas Woodson looks to pass against EMU.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

The University of Akron football team traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday and coasted to a 47-21 win over Eastern Michigan University. Thomas Woodson, Jerome Lane, and Conor Hundley all set individual career-highs in the triumph. Akron won on the road for the second straight time and im...

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

Stuart Holthusen moves the ball for the Zips

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

Victor Souto nailed a penalty kick with less than seven minutes remaining in the match to lift The University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over the Bulls of Buffalo on Friday evening. The game-winning score for Souto was the first of his Akron (9-2-1, 1-0 MAC) career. For the game...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

Women’s Soccer The weekend started good for the women’s soccer team as freshman Becca Gordon scored a goal in the 80th minute to break a 1-1 tie against Northern Illinois University on Friday night. The success would not continue throughout the weekend as the Zips had trouble from the start on...

Instant gratification is the downfall of generation Y

Instant gratification is the downfall of generation Y

By Keirsten Heckel, Student Writer

October 7, 2015

We all have done it. You’re out shopping with your friends, or you’ve had a really bad day and need a little retail therapy, when suddenly, you see the dress of your dreams. You look at the price tag and notice that it’s about $50 over your budget for the month. You have a credit card, but you...

Zips sit in second place at Firestone Invitational

October 5, 2015

The University of Akron’s men’s golf team find themselves residing in second place after the first two rounds of the Firestone Invitational. The Zips trail Maryland by four shots with the third round being played this morning starting at 8:30 a.m.. Leading the Zips through the first two round...

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team did not have a successful weekend despite some inspired play. The Zips dominated play against both Bowling Green on Friday and Eastern Michigan on Sunday and ended up on the short end of the final score of both matches. On Friday ag...

Najem late game heroics gives Zips a victory

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

Adam Najem scored a golden goal in the 99th minute to lift No. 7 Akron (7-2-1) to a 2-1 win over University of Alabama at Birmingham (3-7-0) on Saturday in double overtime. Redshirt sophomore Tyler Sanda was credited with the assist on Najem’s goal, which was the result of Akron’s third shot in the...

Zips Tennis hosts the Akron Invitational

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

The University of Akron’s women's tennis team opened play on the first day of action at its own Akron Invitational on Friday. In its opening doubles match against West Virginia, senior Martina Zerbola and freshman Luisa Echeverry defeated Carolina Lewis and Lyn Yuen Choo, 6-2, at the No. 3 spot. ...

Najem’s play earns him awards

Adam Najem battles against a Penn St. defender

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 5, 2015

University of Akron junior Adam Najem has been selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week, the league announced earlier today. The conference award was the second of the season and sixth of the career for Najem. The honor marked the third weekly conference...

Men’s golf hosts Firestone Invitational

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

The University of Akron’s men’s golf team welcomes teams from all over as they host the Firestone Invitational at the North Course on the historic Firestone Country Club on Monday and Tuesday. Teams from Ball State, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Francis Marion, Georgetown, Illinois State...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

Women’s Tennis The Zips women's tennis team is home this weekend to host its own Akron Invitational at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. All play is round-robin. No team scores will be kept. Action starts on Friday at 9 a.m. with singles matches between Cornell and West Virginia. Doubles action begin...

Women’s golf establishes new records

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

The University of Akron women's golf team had an incredible couple of days at the Johnie Imes Invitational on Monday and Tuesday. The Zips recorded the lowest scoring tournament since the program began in 2008, all three rounds finding their way onto the all-time scoring list. The team finished nint...

Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

October 1, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team is riding high on an emotional wave after last weekend’s 35-14 victory over host Louisiana-Lafayette. Akron (2-2) looks to continue riding that wave as they open Mid-American Conference play against Ohio University this Saturday at InfoCision Stadium – S...

Zips soccer beats UC Santa Barbara, 2-0

Gainford moves the ball

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Goals from redshirt sophomore Sam Gainford and sophomore Stuart Holthusen helped the sixth-ranked Akron men's soccer team notch a 2-0 triumph past No. 25 UC Santa Barbara in front of 7,283 fans on Friday evening. The victory marks the third straight for the Zips (5-2-1) on the road over a ranked oppo...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Rifle The Zips rifle team opened up their season by shooting 4,600 out of a possible 4,800 on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the University of Memphis. "Smallbore was hot, and air rifle was not," said head coach Newt Engle. "All in all, starting the season where we ended last season is a good thing, but s...

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

Jerome Lanes heads towards the endzone

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 28, 2015

Sophomore Thomas Woodson passed for 238 yards in the air and ran for 93 more yards on the ground and three touchdowns total to propel the Zips to a 35-14 victory at Louisiana. With the victory, Akron earned the 500th win of the history of the program. For the offense, 'balance' was the key wor...

Zips football takes on Ragin’ Cajuns

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team travels south this weekend to take on the Ragin’ Cajuns of Louisiana in Lafayette. The Zips are looking to build upon last week’s 52-9 defeat of Savannah State last week at home. In order for the Zips to be effective, Conor Hundley, who is the team's l...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 23, 2015

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team prepares to kick off their Mid-American Conference play this weekend. Friday evening at 7 p.m., the Zips look to break their four game skid by playing host to rival Kent State at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The first 100 stu...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 21, 2015

Women’s Volleyball The University of Akron volleyball team dropped all three matches at the Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational on this past weekend, falling to Samford in three sets (23-25, 21-25, 14-25), host Morehead State in five (25-23, 25-16, 21-25, 26-28, 14-16), and then East Tennessee State ...

Soccer Preview vs. Wake Forest

Richie Laryea looks to shoot against the Buckeyes

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 21, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team heads back out to the pitch tonight to take on Wake Forest at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Zips (4-1-1) enjoyed a six break from game action after having to play four games in the previous 12 days, the last being a 3-3 deadlock...

Photo Album: Zips vs. Savannah State

Conor Hundley looks for more running space

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 21, 2015

Photos taken by Kayla Brown during last weekend's victory over Savannah State.

Zips, Buckeyes battle to draw

Robbie Dambrot looks to pass to a teammate.

By Daniel Cermak, dwc29@zips.uakron.edu

September 17, 2015

Akron and Ohio State fought to a hard-fought 3-3 draw in front of 3,889 fans on Wednesday night. The Zips opened the scoring right from the start, with Sean Sepe playing a ball off his chest and into the back of the net in the 8th minute, puttimg Akron up 1-0. The two teams would battle back and for...

Hockey Fans Unite!

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

The University of Akron Zips hockey team will battle against teams from The Ohio State University and Virginia Tech this weekend at the Center Ice Sports Complex in North Canton. The Zips hockey team is a club sport participating in the Southeast Conference in Division II of the American Col...

Zips look to tame the Tigers

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

The Akron Zips football take looks to finally break into the win column for the first time in the 2015 season as they play host to the Savannah State Tigers at InfoCision Stadium this Saturday. The Zips (0-2), who lost to Pitt, 24-7 last week, hope to mount more of an offensive attack than it has had...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

Women’s Volleyball On Tuesday, the Mid-American Conference selected junior Amanda Bedell as its MAC East Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week. Bedell led Akron with 54 kills and a .416 attack percentage as the Zips went 2-1 this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Invitational.  She was also named...

Heisman statue unveiled

Heisman statue unveiled

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Before the football team’s home opener last Saturday afternoon, Zips Athletics unveiled the John W. Heisman statue, following a short ceremony just outside Gate 1 of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Heisman, who was born in Cleveland, was raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania. He was an offensive line...

Successful start to season paying off for men’s soccer

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Starting off a season with a 4-1 record would make any team’s coach happy; but when starting off with a threesome of victories over top-ranked opponents, a team starts to gather attention. The men’s soccer team, fresh off its wins over No. 6 University of Maryland last Monday and No. 14 Saint Lo...

Sports Around Campus

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Women’s Volleyball Amanda Bedell collected a team-high 18 kills as Akron was able to fight back for a 3-2 (25-27, 25-23, 26-28, 25-10, 15-12) victory over Wright State University (WSU) on Friday, Sept. 11. The match was the opening contest of the Holiday Inn Invitational hosted by WSU. On Saturda...

Laryea named MAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week

Laryea named MAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

September 14, 2015

Richie Laryea, of the Zips' men's soccer team was just selected by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week. This is the sophomore's first league award and it marks the second week in a row that a member of the Zips has been honored (Adam Najem last week). Laryea, a...

Student Sports Shoutout

By Feben Yeshak, fey1@zips.uakron.edu

September 9, 2015

As the Zips take the field for another season of football, the question becomes: what will UA’s record be this year? After starting off winning four of six last year, the Zips finished a tough 2014 with an overall 5-7 record. Do The University of Akron’s students believe the football team can...

Sports Around Campus

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015

Women’s Volleyball Fresh off their victories against Navy (3-0), St. Francis University (Pa.) (3-0), and Canisius University (3-1) in the Akron Invitational, the Zips head to the Holiday Inn Invitational in Dayton. This weekend’s matchups will include matches against Wright State University and a ...

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