The Buchtelite

1-11 season haunts Akron

November 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Is it possible to find a glimmer of hope in a 1-11 season? The Akron football program heads into the offseason pondering that question for the third consecutive year. This time around they were led by a new coaching staff, a new quarterback and a new style of play. The re...

Football prepares for season finale

November 20, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Looking over the 2012 Akron Zips football schedule, it is hard to see a difference between Terry Bowden’s one-win team and Rob Ianello’s one-win team from last year. The 10 losses and one victory over an FCS school look eerily similar, but heading into the Zips’ fina...

Another season to forget

November 13, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, the Akron men’s soccer team celebrated another MAC championship and what seemed destined to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday, the Akron football team lost their eighth consecutive game. “It was one of those...

Football team ready for Minutemen Saturday

November 8, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson For Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips, getting a second win this season will require an inspired second-half performance. Sitting at 1-9 and winless in the Mid-American Conference, Akron has been tied at halftime in five of their 10 games. They will look to piece together a...

Zips "kent" beat Kent State

November 6, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Both the Akron and the Kent State coaching staffs agreed that their records prior to Saturday meant little to nothing in the annual rivalry game. By the end of the first quarter, those thoughts appeared to be as relevant as ever, with the Zips leading 14-0. However, the nex...

Bring on the Kent State Golden Flashes

November 1, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Only 12 miles separate the campuses of The University of Akron and Kent State University, but eight weeks into the college football season, the two schools find their programs an infinite number of miles apart. The Flashes (7-1, 4-0 MAC) enter Saturday's rivalry game ato...

Sympson's Sports View

October 30, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The weekend started out harsh for Akron students, with our football team falling to Central Michigan and dropping their sixth straight game. The women’s soccer team brought home a victory, and that will hopefully lift the spirits of UA fans. Steelers and Brown fans both had something...

Football team's losing streak continues to six

October 30, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson It had to be a long bus ride home Saturday night for the Akron football team. The feeling has become all too familiar for the Zips. They suffered their sixth consecutive defeat to Central Michigan, 35-14. “We aren’t quite good enough to win ballgames on the road,” ...

Zips hope to chip away central Michigan

October 25, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Zips in search of another victory. It’s all about getting that second win. Since 2009, Zips fans have been patiently waiting for a two-win season: something that could be fulfilled on Saturday afternoon, when the Zips travel to Central Michigan. “Eventually, you want to see ...

Fifth time's a charm

October 18, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The Akron football program has seen only one win over the past seven weeks. But for head coach Terry Bowden, becoming a winning team is a step-by-step process. Though their record may not show it, the first-year head coach is confident in his team's progress. "We don't have to as...

Zips still looking for their second win of season

October 16, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The Akron Zips found themselves in a familiar position on Saturday afternoon. They were down one score late in the fourth quarter. Trailing Ohio 34-28 with under two minutes to go, a Zips onside kick went out of bounds, killing any chance of a comeback. “It was too little, ...

Sympson's sports view: football

October 9, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was another crazy weekend of sports. This weekend, the football team fell to 1-5, the Browns fell to 0-5 on the season, and the Steelers got a must-win victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. Akron football Even though we lost to Bowling Green, our defense played excepti...