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Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Sept. 18, 2020 due to metastatic pancreatic cancer.

Editorial: Remembering Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impact on History

By Alyssa Alexsonshk, News Contributor September 22, 2020

Who was Justice Ginsburg and what were her significant contributions that helped create the United States as it is today? To be honest, I didn't know much about Justice Ginsburg, until recently. I...

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

Zips Advance to Next Round of MAC Tournament

After beating Western Michigan, the Zips will play Eastern Michigan Thursday, March 7
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...

(Photo courtesy of medium.com)

Women’s Studies Program Holding “Rethinking Gender” Series

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...

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...

(Photo courtesy of Zips Football)

Zips Fall to RedHawks After Woodson Suspension

After falling to the RedHawks, the Zips look onto their next game against Ohio as they compete for the MAC East title.
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...

(Graphic courtesy of Zips Women's Soccer)

Zips Kick for the Cure

Akron Zips (1-10-2) 0 vs. Kent State Flashes (8-4-1) 3
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...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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.
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...

Kayla Gwozdz serves.

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

Akron defeated Kent State on Friday, but fell to Ohio University on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena to begin conference play.
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...

Sophomore, Marcel Zajac defending the ball against UC-Santa Barbara, 3-1. (Photo courtesy of Zips Men’s Soccer)

Akron Men’s Soccer Put to the Test

Akron Zips (2-2-1) take on the UMass Lowell River Hawks (4-1-1) at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field on Sunday.
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...

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)

Cyclones End Zips Momentum

Iowa State defeats Akron 41-14
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...

The AK-Rowdies.

AK-Rowdies to Host Football Tailgating Event

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...

Amani Jiu defending the goal.

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

Akron (1-4-1) vs. Dayton (2-3-0)
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...

Jimond Ivey scores for the Zips.

Zips’ Guard Ready to Lead

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...

John Groce.

Men’s Basketball Welcomes New Coach

Coach Groce Returns to the MAC
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...

RubberDucks fireworks show at Canal Park

Akron RubberDucks Round Out Regular Season This Weekend

Hot dogs, home runs, and fireworks, four nights in a row.
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)...

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,...

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...

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...

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Isaiah Johnson works the inside game against Ohio State

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

By Daniel Cermak, [email protected] 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...

Championships coming up for swimming and diving for first time

More postseason accolades also for team
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Isaiah

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

Akron appears in championship game after 80-66 win
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Photos from Akron vs Eastern Michigan MAC Tournament

Photos from Akron vs Eastern Michigan MAC Tournament

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor March 11, 2016

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

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

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

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

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...

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

Men’s track takes third straight MAC title

Women come close but finish second
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Zips hold off Kent State, 70-60

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...

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

Three pointers lead Zips domination of Bowling Green

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...

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

Zips upset by Miami, 77-64

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...

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

Strong second half carries Zips over Buffalo, 80-70

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 17, 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...

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 17, 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...

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

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

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...

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...

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

By Katie King, [email protected] 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...

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

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

By Jake Allen, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Zips avoid slow start, beat Chippewas, 92-87

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 edged by Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 3, 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] February 3, 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...

Football team heads west for bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Record setting day for Zips swimming and diving

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

Coach Dambrot earns 150th home victory.
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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,...

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...

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...

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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....

Pat Forsythe heads to the basket against Arkansas.

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

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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....

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

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

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...

Swimming and diving will be competing this weekend in Cleveland

Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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,...

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

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

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...

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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,...

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

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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....

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

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

The Zips defense stops the ball carrier

Football team gets back to winning

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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,...

The women's team celebrates the upset over Ball State

Women’s soccer looks to clip Redhawks

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

The team supports the

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] 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...

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

Zips take on the Minutemen

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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,...

Coach Peresie talks with the team

Akron Swimming and Diving dunks Ohio, stays undefeated

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

The team supports the

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Conor Hundley (4) running with the ball

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Coach Brian Peresie talks with his team

Zips dunk competition in swimming and diving

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Hannah Plybon shoots against Ohio last season

Basketball season is right around the corner

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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] 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...

Richie Laryea scored 3 goals against Northern Illinois

Laryea’s hat trick propels Zips over Huskies

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Hannah Werth tries to control the ball

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Thomas Woodson looks downfield

Bowling Green dominates Zips, 59-10

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Brad Ruhaak takes a shot

Embick’s entourage returns from vacation

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Frida Fougberg tees off

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Record Breakers

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Thomas Woodson looks to pass against EMU.

First half barrage carries Zips to victory over EMU

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Stuart Holthusen moves the ball for the Zips

Penalty kick helps Zips defeat Buffalo, 2-1

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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....

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...

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...

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Najem late game heroics gives Zips a victory

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Zips Tennis hosts the Akron Invitational

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Adam Najem battles against a Penn St. defender

Najem’s play earns him awards

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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...

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...

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...

Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor September 30, 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...

Gainford moves the ball

Zips soccer beats UC Santa Barbara, 2-0

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Jerome Lanes heads towards the endzone

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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...

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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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,...

Richie Laryea looks to shoot against the Buckeyes

Soccer Preview vs. Wake Forest

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Conor Hundley looks for more running space

Photo Album: Zips vs. Savannah State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor September 21, 2015

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

Robbie Dambrot looks to pass to a teammate.

Zips, Buckeyes battle to draw

By Daniel Cermak, [email protected] 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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

Laryea named MAC Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week

Laryea named MAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Student Sports Shoutout

By Feben Yeshak, [email protected] 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...

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