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Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Akron Esports Varsity Rocket League Team Qualifies for Nationals

Zips Esports has become the first team in the history of Collegiate Rocket League to qualify for nationals twice in a row.
By Sala Wier, Copy Editor April 8, 2019

On March 20, the Akron Zips Esports varsity Rocket League team won the Collegiate Rocket League (CRL) Northern Conference Championships. They are the only National Championship team from last season to...

Season Recap: Men’s Basketball Shows Signs of Life in Trying Times

By Tyler Gunter, ZTV Reporter | Sports Report April 3, 2019

The 2018-2019 Men’s Basketball season was a slight improvement from the last season, but not enough to make the big splash that the Zips have long been hoping for.   Last season, Akron went 14-18...

The Zips exit the field as the weekends homecoming festivities take place during halftime.

Football Falls Short During Homecoming

By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor October 7, 2018

The 2018 Homecoming week concluded with Akron Zips Football team taking a 41-17 loss against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Oct. 6. The game was the start of official Mid-American Conference play for the...

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

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

Akron: 39 - Northwestern: 34
By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor September 18, 2018

The Akron Zips football team played Big 10 team Northwestern on Sept. 15, 2018, at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill. Leading up to the game, several online sources gave predictions that said Akron would...

The Akron Zips football team takes to the field during a 2015 game at InfoCision Stadium. (Buchtelite file photo)

Canceled Football Game’s Payment in Limbo

Akron: 0 - Nebraska: 0
By Jordyn Etling, Sports Editor September 12, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 1,  the Akron Zips football team had their first official game against Nebraska canceled due to severe weather; which invokes questions over the contract released the following Monday. After...

#0, Jalen Avery, celebrates after making back-to-back baskets. 
(Photo courtesy of David Dermer)

Kent State Takes Round One

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor February 21, 2018

The Zips and the Golden Flashes faced off this past Saturday in Kent, Ohio; the Flashes came out victorious.  The Zips came out looking as good as they have all season, pushing their lead to 13 early...

Zips Freshman guard, Eric Parrish 20 going up against the Chippewas. (Photo courtesy of Akron Mens Basketball)

Zips Snap Losing Streak

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor February 12, 2018

The Akron Zips ended their losing streak upon defeating Central Michigan Saturday afternoon,69-63. Akron is now 11-13 on the season, and  4-8 in the MAC East conference. The Zips provided Coach Groce...

Postgame interview with the Rockets guard, Jaelan Sanford following their win over Akron. (Photo courtesy of Toledo Mens Basketball)

Rockets Dominate Zips During Weekend Match-Up

By Colin Brennan, Sports Contributor February 7, 2018

Akron welcomed the current MAC West leader, Toledo, to the James A. Rhodes Arena on Feb. 3rd. Unfortunately, the Zips losing streak continued as they lost to the Rockets, 77-56 on Saturday. The Toledo...

Akron Zips Defender #2 Joao Moutinho was the first-overall selection in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft by Los Angeles FC. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)

Five Zips Prepare to Begin MLS Careers

2018 MLS SuperDraft number one pick, Joao Moutinho, heads class of five Akron soccer players heading to the MLS.
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor February 6, 2018

After yet another appearance in the final four of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament, Akron soccer continued to display its impressiveness as five Zips players have either been...

No. 5, Haliegh Reinoehl and No. 24, Caitlin Vari box out for a potential rebound on a free throw from No. 32, Destiny Perkins.

Broncos Outlast Zips in Wednesday’s Home Loss

Akron Zips, 51 - Western Michigan Broncos, 59
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor January 25, 2018

Despite holding a 26-24 lead at the half, the Akron Zips women’s basketball squad was unable to hold off Western Michigan, with 11 second-half turnovers leading to a 59-51 defeat at James A. Rhodes Arena...

The scene at Ford Field prior to kickoff between the Akron Zips and Toledo Rockets on Saturday.

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

Akron Zips, 28 - Toledo Rockets, 45
By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor December 3, 2017

The Mid-American Conference Championship game played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Ford Field was a season rematch between The University of Akron and the University of Toledo. Unfortunately for the Zips, they...

Members of the Akron Zips football team celebrate with the Wagon Wheel following their 24-14 win over Kent State at InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday.

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

Akron Zips 24 – Kent State Golden Flashes 14
By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor November 22, 2017

The University of Akron football team walked out of InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday night as the Mid-American Conference East Champions following their 24-14 triumph over school rivals Kent State. Freshman...

The Zips football team after winning the rivalry game in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

The Zips look to defeat the Golden Flashes in their upcoming rival game, in order to secure the wagon wheel once again.
By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor November 20, 2017

A rivalry 94 years in the making, on Nov. 21, The University of Akron and Kent State University will renew their football rivalry in the 60th meeting between the two schools. The first contest between...

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Senior Forward Greta Burry and Company Hope to Bounce Back from Last Season's Growing Pains
By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor November 20, 2017

The University of Akron Women’s Basketball team, a program that has won the most games in the Mid-American Conference within the last four years, finished last season with an overall record of 9-21 and...

Jimond Ivey and Daniel Utomi answer questions during Media Day at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Young Zips Basketball Team Prep for Season

Zips look to defeat Dayton under leadership of new Head Coach, John Groce
By Erika Newcome, Sports, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 20, 2017

Under the leadership of Head Coach John Groce, The University of Akron Men’s Basketball team is set to return to the court on Saturday, Nov. 25 as they travel to Dayton to compete against the Flyers...

The Akron Men’s Soccer team gathers at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection Show with students and faculty. Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star Akron Earns 5th Seed for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament
By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor November 14, 2017

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection took place Nov. 13 and it featured the Mid-American Conference champions, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team. The Zips earned the No. 5 national...

Akron Volleyball competes against Bowling Green at James A. Rhodes Arena in their penultimate match of the season on Friday, Nov. 10.

Zips Volleyball Ends Season in Battles Against Two Top Teams in MAC

Akron continued to show their fight and resilience, but ultimately fell to Bowling Green and Miami in their final weekend of play for 2017.
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor November 13, 2017

As they have all season long, the Akron Volleyball team exhibited their incredible heart and fight, competing closely with the best teams that the Mid-American Conference has to offer. The Zips were unable...

The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team celebrate their 2017 MAC Championship after defeating Western Michigan in Kalamazoo on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Zips Men’s Soccer)

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

Akron defeated SIU Edwardsville and host Western Michigan during this weekend’s MAC Tournament to capture the championship.
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor November 13, 2017

Akron Men’s Soccer entered the MAC Tournament as the second-seed after ending the regular season on an eight-game winning streak. The Zips seem to be peaking at the right time, as they continued to ride...

Akron player Joao Moutinho handles the ball in a match earlier in the 2017 season. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Harwell)

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Akron Men’s Soccer will begin tournament play against SIU Edwardsville on Friday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor November 9, 2017

The Zips men’s soccer team enters this weekend’s Mid-American Conference Tournament as the second-seed and will face off against third-seeded SIU Edwardsville on Friday to begin play. The game is scheduled...

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...

Antino Jackson drives for two of his 14 points in the MAC Championship game

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 13, 2016

Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton shot a dagger through the University of Akron men’s basketball team and all its fans as he buried a three point shot with just 2 ticks left on the clock to give his team a...

Isaiah Big Dog Johnson, shown here against EMU, pours in 23 against Bowling Green

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...

Anita Brown drives around a Greta Burry pick during the MAC Tournament game against Buffalo.

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] March 11, 2016

The eighth-seeded Buffalo Bulls continue to play basketball at the right time of the year as they upset the fifth-seeded University of Akron women’s baskeball team, 88-87, in semi-final action of the...

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...

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...

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 Plybons 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...

Noah Robotham, shown here against Eastern Michigan, chipped in 14 points to help the Zips defeat Ohio 80-68

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

By Jake Allen , [email protected] February 3, 2016

Freshman guard Josh WIlliams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Zips to a 80-68 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night in Athens. The win improves the Zips to 18-4 on the season and...

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...

Anita Brown led the Zips with 27 points and 9 rebounds on Saturday afternoon.

Zips hang on to beat Eagles, 75-72

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 31, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team defeated the Eastern Michigan Eagles 75-72 on Saturday afternoon at Rhodes Arena. The Zips improved to 11-9 on the season and 5-4 in MAC play while Eastern...

Antino Jackson made four of his nine shots, including two 3-pointers, for a total of 14 points on Saturday  afternoon.

Balanced effort leads Zips to road win against Ball State

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 31, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team went on the road and beat Ball State 73-64 on Saturday, as seven Zips’ players scored at least seven points. Senior Reggie McAdams led the way for Akron...

Senior DiAndra Gibson led the Zips with 10 rebounds Wednesday night.

Bobcats remain undefeated in MAC play by beating Zips

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 29, 2016

  The University of Akron women’s basketball team lost to the Ohio Bobcats by a score of 75-55 on Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio. The win improved the Bobcats to 16-3 overall and 8-0 in games...

Kwan Cheatham Jr. led the Zips with 18 points on Tuesday night.

Zips beat MAC leader Northern Illinois, 76-66

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 27, 2016

Kwan Cheatham Jr. scored a career high 18 points to lead The University of Akron men’s basketball team to a victory over The Northern Illinois Huskies 76-66. The Zips improve to 16-4 on the season...

Senior Anita Brown led the Zips with a game high of 23 points.

Central Michigan beats Zips’ women, 81-60

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 24, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday night by a score of 81-60 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Zips’ star guard Anita Brown led the way...

Isaiah Johnson led the Zips in rebounds Saturday night.

Zips defeat RedHawks

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 24, 2016

The Akron Zips men’s basketball team defeated the Miami RedHawks 75-46 on Saturday night at Rhodes Arena. The win improved the Zips to 15-4 overall on the season and 4-2 in MAC conference play. Miami...

Reggie McAdams helps snap mens basketball two-game losing streak.

Men’s hoops takes down Eastern Michigan, 92-88

By Jacob Allen, Writer January 19, 2016

The Akron Zips men’s basketball team improved to 14-4 on the season with a 92-88 victory over the Eastern Michigan Eagles on Tuesday night at Rhodes Arena in Akron. The win snapped a two game losing...

Robert Stein (48) and head coach Terry Bowden celebrate the Zips win

Zips win first ever bowl game

Defeat Utah State in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

Richie Laryea (6) works the ball as Sean Sepe (3) looks on

KO’d in PK’s

Zips lose after battling to 0-0 draw in penalty kicks.
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 12, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team saw it outstanding season end against the Stanford Cardinal Friday night. The Cardinal (17-2-3) defeated the Zips 8-7 in penalty kicks after the two teams battled...

Fans signing the banner for the soccer team as they head to Kansas City for the College Cup

College Cup preview

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 10, 2015

For the first time since they won the NCAA Soccer Championship in 2010, the University of Akron men’s soccer team will return to the College Cup this weekend at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The...

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...

Megan Barilla had 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds for her triple-double.

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

Anita Brown nets her 1000th career point.
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 5, 2015

Megan Barilla recorded a triple-double and Anita Brown surpassed the 1,000-point plateau as the University of Akron women’s basketball team ran past the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, 74-54,...

Pat Forsythe slams home two of his 20 points against Marshall.

Forsythe leads Zips past Marshall in men’s hoops action

Four Zips hit double digits in win
By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] December 5, 2015

Pat Forsythe scored 20 points for the second consecutive game to lead the University of Akron men’s basketball team to a 75-65 victory on the road over the Marshall Thundering Herd Friday evening. Forsythe...

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,...

Reggie McAdams looks to pass in an NIT Season Tip-off game

Men’s basketball breaks two-game losing streak

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 28, 2015

The University of Akron Men’s basketball team got back on the winning track with a 82-58 victory over the Charleston Southern Buccaneers Friday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena in their fourth and...

Isaiah Williams holds up the Wagon Wheel after the Zips win over Kent State

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

By Terr Rabbitts, [email protected] 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...

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...

Anita Brown (left) playing defense against Winthrop

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 20, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used a huge third period to send them to a 76-59 victory over the Winthrop Eagles in the first game of the Akron Classic Friday morning at the James A....

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...

The University of Akron Zips after winning the 2015 Mid-American Conference mens soccer championship Sunday.

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 16, 2015

The field and bracket for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The University of Akron men’s soccer team found...

Isiah Johnson battles for a rebound against Malone

Four area colleges team up against cancer

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 11, 2015

This weekend, Kent State University will host the area’s inaugural men’s basketball doubleheader Coaches vs. Cancer event to support the American Cancer Society. Coaches vs. Cancer is a nationwide...

Robbie Dambrot throws the ball in

Zips shut out Mountaineers, 2-0, clinch share of conference title

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] October 28, 2015

A goal from Brad Ruhaak three minutes into the game and a stout defense allowed the University of Akron men’s soccer team to defeat West Virginia, 2-0, Wednesday night in Morgantown, West Virginia. 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...

Richie Laryea (6) with the ball looking to pass

Fenlason saves unbeaten streak for men’s soccer

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] October 26, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team kept its unbeaten streak alive and extended it to eight games after leaving Kalamazoo, Michigan with a 1-1 double-overtime tie with Western Michigan University...

Adam Najem dribbles between two Michigan State defenders

Souto PK’s power No. 5 Zips past Michigan State, 4-1

By Terry Rabbitts , [email protected] October 21, 2015

Victor Souto netted the University of Akron’s second hat trick within a week to send the Zips past Michigan State, 4-1, Wednesday evening at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Spartans (7-5-2)...

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...

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...

Zips drop heartbreaker to Ohio, 14-12

By Jacob Allen, [email protected] 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Thomas Woodson looks to complete another pass.

Zips demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

By Jake Allen, [email protected] 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...

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...

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...

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...

Laryea named MAC Mens 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...

Connor Hundley scores for the Zips.

Panthers rain on Zips’ home opener

By Parker Smith, [email protected] September 14, 2015

The University of Akron Men’s Football team lost their home opener against the Pitt Panthers, 24-7, in front of rain-soaked 23.425 fans Saturday evening. Pitt was able to avenge last September’s...

No. 10 Adam Nejam running after the ball last season against the University of Michigan.

Zips overcome early deficit to defeat Saint Louis 3-2

By Khalil Smith, [email protected] September 13, 2015

After facing a 2-0 deficit, the Akron Men’s Soccer team (4-1-0) rallied to defeat the 14th ranked Saint Louis Billikens. The comeback extends the Zips winning streak to three that included two huge wins...

Zips soccer complete holiday weekend sweep

By Terry Rabbitts and Feben Yeshak September 9, 2015

The Zips men’s soccer team (3-1-0) registered victories over No. 4 Georgetown University on Friday and No. 6 University of Maryland on Monday, Sept. 7. The Zips are now ranked No. 22 in the latest College...

Zips offense looking to light up the scoreboard

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor September 9, 2015

Great offensive teams need consistency to go along with talent. Last year, UA’s football team had the talent to be competitive, as evident with the 4-2 record and winning the first two games in MAC...

Football looks to take the next step

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor September 9, 2015

In 2005, the Akron Zips football team enjoyed its finest season at the Division 1-A level. It finished the season with a winning record, won the MAC Championship Game, and competed in its first bowl game...

Zips soccer complete holiday weekend sweep

Zips soccer complete holiday weekend sweep

A pair of wins against top ten opponents propel Zips into the rankings
By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor September 8, 2015

The Akron soccer team (3-1-0) registered top notch victories over No. 4 Georgetown on Friday and No. 6 Maryland yesterday. The Zips now find themselves ranked No. 22 in the latest College Soccer News poll. On...

Two teams in desperate need of a win

October 26, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson The Akron and Central Michigan football teams have a combined three wins on the season. The two teams will meet Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. The Zips (1-6, 0-3 MAC) will host the...

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