The Buchtelite

Zips defensive struggles continue in big loss to Toledo

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

The University of Akron football team took its second consecutive conference loss Wednesday to the Toledo Rockets, 48-17, at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Zips fell to 3-3 in conference play with an overall record of 5-5 on the season. The Zips offense made big plays, but failed to consistently driv...

Zips football trampled by the Bulls

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to The University at Buffalo on Thursday, Oct. 27, by a score of 41-20. With another loss, the Zips now have a record of 5-4 (3-2) while Buffalo picked up its first conference win of the season (1-3). Overall, the Bulls are now 2-6. The Zips defense...

Zips look to continue conference success in Buffalo

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to Buffalo on Thursday to play the Bulls in a huge MAC game. Coming off a 35-25 win over Ball State last Saturday, the Zips will only get five days of rest before Thursday’s game. Akron enters the game with a 5-3 record, and it needs just one m...

Zips dominated by Broncos, 41-0

October 17, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, 41-0, at InfoCision Stadium in Akron. The Zips record falls to 4-3 overall, and they picked up their first conference loss of the season. The Broncos remain undefeated (7-0, 3-0) as they continue their ascent...

Zips football hosts 23rd-ranked Western Michigan

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

The University of Akron football team will host the 23rd-ranked Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Western Michigan has been very impressive this season, as they have beaten Big Ten teams Illinois and Northwestern, while also dominating MAC schools Nort...

Zips win Homecoming Game, 35-13 over Redhawks

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron football team beat the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, 35-13, on Saturday in the annual Homecoming Game. The Zips improve to 4-2 on the season, and they remain unbeaten in conference play at 2-0. The Redhawks continue to struggle this season, falling to 0-6 (0-2). Starting again for ...

Zips’ football hosts homecoming game

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

The University of Akron football team will host the Miami University Redhawks this Saturday in its annual Homecoming Game at 3:30 p.m. at Infocision Stadium in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 3-2 record overall, and are 1-0 in conference games after beating Kent State last Saturday. Miami has ye...

Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The University of Akron football team overcame the Kent State Golden Flashes in a thrilling win in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday by a score of 31-27. Despite going 3-12 on third-down, being outgained 378-423 in total yards, and losing the turnover battle 0-3, the Zips were able to prevail. ...

Zips football falls short against Appalachian State

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team couldn’t quite complete a comeback — it lost on Saturday to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 45-38 at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field in Akron. With the loss the Zips close out the non-conference portion of their schedule at 2-2, while Appalachian Sta...

Zips roll over Marshall

By Joshua Glaze, Writer

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team dominated the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday afternoon, 65-38, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. It was the first time the Zips have scored more than 60 points in a game since 2012. The Zips had success in all three phases of the game, scoring on...

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...

Zips win first ever bowl game

Zips win first ever bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team won their first FBS bowl game in the history of the program Tuesday afternoon by defeating the Utah State Aggies 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game. The game was played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho before 18,876 fans. Kicker Robert Stein connected...

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...

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

By Terr Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 27, 2015

The University of Akron football defense played its best game of the year as the Zips defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 20-0 in a Mid-American Conference game and reclaimed the Wagon Wheel Friday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. In his last home game as a Zip, Jatavis Brown led...

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team posted a 42-21 Saturday afternoon over the Buffalo Bulls at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field for their sixth victory of the year. The victory now makes Akron eligible for post season action for the first time since 2005 and just the second time in school history...

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

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 ...

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

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...

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 ...

Football team gets back to winning

Football team gets back to winning

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...

Zips take on the Minutemen

Zips take on the Minutemen

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 ...

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

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

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

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...

Bowling Green dominates Zips, 59-10

Bowling Green dominates Zips, 59-10

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...

Zips look to clip Falcons this weekend

Zips look to clip Falcons this weekend

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport-editor@buchtelite.com

October 14, 2015

The University of Akron football team looks to extend its winning streak to two as it hits the road again to take on the Falcons of Bowling Green. Akron goes into this game with plenty of offensive momentum after racking up over 500 yards against Eastern Michigan and posting 40 first half points. ...

Zips drop heartbreaker to Ohio, 14-12

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2015

The Zips lost a heartbreaker on Saturday to Mid-American Conference rival Ohio by a final score of 14-12. It was the first game of conference play for both teams. Akron fell to 2-3 overall while the Bobcats improved to 4-1. The big story of this game was defense, which was aided by the bad weather a...

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

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 demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

Zips demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2015

Despite a rocky start, the Zips dominated the Savannah State Tigers 52-9 on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. Coming in at 0-2 following tough games versus Oklahoma and Pittsburgh, it seemed like the Zips would be able to walk over Savannah State, a team that had lost its previous 22 ball games.  However,...

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...