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Johnson, Plybon named to preseason All-MAC Teams

November 2, 2016

Center Isaiah Johnson of The University of Akron men’s basketball team and Hannah Plybon of the Zips’ women’s basketball team have each been named to the Mid-American Conference’s Preseason All-MAC...

Sports Recap

April 11, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team used a strong effort on Sunday to gain four places in the overall standings at The Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate. The Zips finished the...

Sports Recap

April 6, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team finished with a team score of 294 (+6) on the final day at the Bulls Bay Golf Club to finish the tournament in 14th place this week in Awendaw,...

Sports Recap

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,...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to...

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

James greets some kids involved in his Wheels for Education program.
UA's welcome back Lebron ceremony also helped kick off the Wheels for Education celebration.
August 15, 2014

Seven words struck the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans in 2010 during LeBron James’ televised The Decision on ESPN: “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” James said. James has returned....

Don’t give up on Akron

April 2, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The 2012-2013 Akron Zips basketball season was marked with adversity, which the team was forced to overcome throughout the season. The Zips, however, fell to a final dose of adversity...

Akron vs. VCU preview

March 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger As the first round of the NCAA national championship tournament begins, there is a lot of bracket and team analysis going around the media. If you’ve had the misfortune to read any...

Madness? This is AKRON!

March 19, 2013

D.J. Johnson Keith Dambrot will be making his third appearance in the NCAA tournament this week, yet never has a postseason felt this good to the Akron head coach. A convincing 65-46 MAC championship...

Though NCAA may be out, light still shines on possibility of WNIT bid

March 19, 2013

Parker Perry The Akron women’s basketball team set records as well as new standards in 2013. When women’s basketball head coach Jodi Kest arrived in Akron for the 2006-2007 season, the program was...

Chance of the ages

March 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Though there are no longer regular-season games to use to rank the teams, there is the actual performance of each team in the tournament. Women’s Basketball The Lady Zips have been...

Tecca aims high on and off the court

March 14, 2013

Bridget Linton Whether she’s hitting the hardwood or hitting the books, Rachel Tecca has had incredible success on and off the court this basketball season. Tecca is no stranger to victory. As a graduate...

#ThinkBigger

March 12, 2013

Matthew Balsinger On Saturday, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal published a rather forceful article to describe the possible impact of Alex Abreu’s actions on the Zips’ remarkable season. Ridenour...

Zips clinch season

March 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated The University of Miami 72-58 Tuesday night, to clinch the MAC regular-season title. This is the second consecutive year the...

Akron falls to Buffalo

March 5, 2013

D.J. Johnson Perhaps it was back-to-back road games that wore down the Akron Zips. It could have been the poor shooting performance that was too much to overcome. Or maybe Buffalo forward Javon McCrea...

Victory in Athens

February 28, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The Zips continued their sweep through the Mid-American Conference Wednesday night in Athens, as they defeated The Ohio University Bobcats 88-81, advancing their winning streak to 19...

Akron stays on top

February 26, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Central Michigan The Chippewas are 2-10 in conference play and have lost every single game they’ve played against Akron and Ohio. For the rest of the season there...

Women’s basketball power rankings

February 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Kent State (#12 in last ranking) It’s really a tossup between Ohio and Kent State for the bottom spot. Kent has the lowest overall record, so they get the honor...

Women's basketball power rankings

February 21, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor #12 Kent State (#12 in last ranking) It’s really a tossup between Ohio and Kent State for the bottom spot. Kent has the lowest overall record, so they get the honor...

Akron rolls on

February 19, 2013

D.J. Johnson On Dec. 15, 2012, an 80-73 upset loss to the Detroit Titans left the Akron Zips with a 4-4 record to start the season. More than two months later, that loss remains the most current, as...

March Madness tournament

February 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor As March quickly approaches, the possibility of an NCAA tournament bid for Akron is reaching exciting levels. There are some fans out there, however, who don’t know how...

Winning streak continues

February 12, 2013

D.J. Johnson After a gritty 54-50 win over the Miami RedHawks on Saturday afternoon, the Zips 15 consecutive wins is not only their longest in over 50 years but the longest active streak in the nation. The...

Akron wins big

February 5, 2013

D.J. Johnson Twitter handles featured on the Zips’ new uniforms were the center of discussion leading up to the matchup between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference. Once the game started,...

Bowling Green preview

January 31, 2013

Parker Perry One foe has always been able to top the Akron women’s basketball—the Bowling Green Falcons. Bowling Green (13-6, 4-2 MAC) is a perennial powerhouse in the Mid-American Conference, and...

The comeback kids

January 29, 2013

DJ Johnson On Saturday night, 5,403 fans filled the James A. Rhodes Arena. Most of them sat silently as they watched the Akron Zips trailing 32-12 with 8:30 remaining in the first half. However, by the...

Lady Zips top the MAC

January 25, 2013

Paker Perry There is no denying it: The Akron women’s basketball team is one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference. It has been a long, tedious road for Akron head coach Jodie Kest. She...

Zips lose two straight, suffer first home loss of season

March 1, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson After 40 minutes of back-and-forth action, the chance fell by the wayside, as Buffalo (18-9, 11-4) squeaked out a 74-70 victory over the Zips (20-10, 12-3). The win would have locked...

OU rolls past Zips, MAC title put on hold

February 28, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson What could have been was quickly erased by the Ohio Bobcats (23-6, 10-4 MAC), who put the Zips’ (20-9, 12-2 MAC) conference title on hold with a 85-61 blowout win. The Bobcats never...

Akron’s late comeback not good enough to overcome Kent

February 27, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron trailed by seven points with just a minute to play, but was able to cut the lead down to one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Zips attempted three shots from beyond...

Zips defeat Falcons Wednesday improve MAC record to 12-1

February 23, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Thirty-nine minutes and 59 seconds. That is how long it took Akron to take the lead on Bowling Green on Jan. 11, as the Zips escaped with a 56-55 victory. On Wednesday night, it took...

Bracketbusted!: Zips fall to Oral Roberts

February 20, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson The Zips kept pace with the Golden Eagles for almost all of the game, trimming the lead to just one midway through the second half, but never took the lead for any of the 40 minutes....

Coach Dambrot leads basketball team into March with high hopes

February 15, 2012

By: DJ Johnson Keith Dambrot was hired as the head basketball coach of The University of Akron in 2004. In his inaugural season leading the Zips, Dambrot finished with a 19-10 record, the most wins at...

Women’s basketball wins two in a row

February 13, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (11-14, 5-6 MAC) continued their winning ways Saturday evening, defeating Western Michigan (6-18, 3-8 MAC) 81-67 in front of a crowd...

UA men pick up seventh straight win

February 13, 2012

By: DJ Johnson An often undervalued part of college basketball is the ability for a given team to go on a scoring run, or as Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot calls it, a scoring spurt. The Zips (18-7,...

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

February 9, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Coming into the season, the Akron men’s basketball team had lost four key contributors from their 2010-2011 team that went to the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, four players that were not...

Akron takes down Central Michigan

February 7, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth...

Men's baskeball blows out Eastern Michigan with 77 to 47 victory Saturday

February 6, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Eastern Michigan came into James A. Rhodes Arena Saturday night leading the MAC West division. The Eagles (10-13, 5-4 MAC) left The University of Akron campus maintaining that lead,...

Akron to play in 10th annual Sears Bracketbuster Saturday, Feb 18

February 1, 2012

By: Chris Coon The 10th annual Sears BracketBusters match up was announced Monday and the University of Akron men’s basketball team will take on Oral Roberts Saturday, Feb. 18 at Tulsa. Okla. Akron...

Women’s basketball drops two straight

January 30, 2012

By: Parker Perry Without their two leading scorers, The University of Akron women’s basketball team (9-13, 3-5 MAC) had a rough week. UA finished the week 0-2, losing to a less-than-impressive Northern...

Men’s basketball falls to Central Michigan

January 30, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Saturday night nearly turned out disastrous for the University of Akron men’s basketball team as they traveled to Mount Pleasant for their showdown with Central Michigan. Leading the...

King, Ruper, Hanna step up for Lady Zips

January 26, 2012

By: Parker Perry When a team sees its star rolling on the floor grasping her knee, it usually does not bode well. Despite the loss of star forward Rachel Tecca due to injury, The University of Akron...

Men's basketball improves to 13-7 with win over Ball State

January 25, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Just as Keith Dambrot’s squad saw three days earlier, an overwhelming second half brought the Zips an impressive conference win Tuesday night. Akron (13-7, 5-1 MAC) trailed once going...

Women's basketball splits week series: Lady Zips place third in the MAC

January 24, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team split their two games this week, placing them third in the Mid-American Conference East division. UA fell to Ohio University Thursday...

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

January 24, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson A sold out James A. Rhodes Arena was silenced after the first half of Saturday night’s men’s basketball matchup with Kent State, as the hometown Zips fell back 42-34 after the first...

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

January 23, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson “At halftime...it was like we got punched in the gut,” said Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot. “I didn’t know if we were going to recover or not. I think our guys did good hanging...

Zips men's basketball beat Ohio University Saturday

January 19, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated Ohio University Saturday evening, continuing their winning streak. In a 57-56 game with only 3:58 remaining, Zips’ starting...

UA downs Detroit 81-63 on Saturday

November 30, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron men’s basketball team picked up their first win in three games Saturday night, as a high-powered offensive attack led to a 81-63 victory over Detroit. Leading the offensive...

Women's basketball splits preseason WNIT at home

November 22, 2011

The University of Akron Zips women’s basketball team competed in the WNIT consolation bracket over the weekend at James A. Rhodes arena, beating the Howard Bison (0-3) 63-64 in their first home game...

Men's basketball off to hot start

November 17, 2011

By: DJ Johnson For the first time in three seasons, the Akron men’s basketball team has started the year with two consecutive wins. The pair of victories came in the 2K Sports Classic, and the Zips...

Women's basketball to host WNIT games

November 16, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron will be the site of four preseason WNIT games over the coming weekend. The Zips women’s basketball team will welcome Detroit, Drexel and Howard to James A....

New look, similar expectations: Akron men's basketball preview

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson In March, for the second time in three years, The University of Akron men’s basketball team raised the MAC Championship trophy in celebration of their tournament win. Fast forward nearly...

Zip turned Globetrotter

October 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Quade Milum was a four-year letterwinner at The University of Akron when he suited up in blue and gold for his collegiate basketball career. Now Milum will be decked in blue and red, as...

MAC Basketball Tournament reformatted for 2011-2012 season

September 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Mid-American Conference has announced a new format for the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments this upcoming season. The reworked bracket is intended to give the top regular...

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