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Johnson, Plybon named to preseason All-MAC Teams

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016


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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 Squad. The men’s team has also been selected to win the MAC-East Division for the fourth str...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 11, 2016


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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 54-hole tournament in eighth place with a final team score of 885 (+33).   Wake Forest...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 6, 2016


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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, South Carolina. The Zips had earlier rounds of 296 (+8) and 300 (+12) to complete the 54-hole to...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014


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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 the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

August 15, 2014


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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. James has signed a 2-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James’ second coming...

Madness? This is AKRON!

Madness? This is AKRON!

March 19, 2013


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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 victory over the Ohio Bobcats Saturday night gave Dambrot his most gratifying win in his nine year...

Tecca aims high on and off the court

March 14, 2013


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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 from Archbishop Hoban high school, Tecca was the all-time leading scorer, led her team to four...

#ThinkBigger

March 12, 2013


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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 is a respected voice on the Zips; however, I do not believe it is beneficial for this publica...

Victory in Athens

Victory in Athens

February 28, 2013


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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 games. This is the first time that the Zips have swept Ohio in the regular season in six years, an...

Akron wins big

Akron wins big

February 5, 2013


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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, it was the Zips that did the handling in the sold-out James A. Rhodes Arena, as five players in ...