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World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

World-champ Zip ingests cocaine from kiss

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 10, 2016

Former University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber competed in the Rio Olympics for Canada this summer despite testing positive for cocaine. Barber was still able to compete because The Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada ruled that he inadvertently ingested the drug. The decision came just ...

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,

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 Update

By Terry Rabbitts,

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...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts,

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 ...