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Zips LIVE Interview with Football Head Coach, Men’s Golf Coach

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September 30, 2019

The University of Akron’s football head coach, Tom Arth, and men’s golf coach, David Trainor, were featured guests recently on Zips LIVE, a weekly hour-long radio show that covers Zips Athletics. Airing...

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

Zips players celebrating the big win over Northwestern. (Photo courtesy of Akron Athletics)
Akron: 39 - Northwestern: 34
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...

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

The scene at Ford Field prior to kickoff between the Akron Zips and Toledo Rockets on Saturday.
Akron Zips, 28 - Toledo Rockets, 45
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...

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

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.
Akron Zips 24 – Kent State Golden Flashes 14
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...

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

The Zips football team after winning the rivalry game in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)
The Zips look to defeat the Golden Flashes in their upcoming rival game, in order to secure the wagon wheel once again.
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...

Zips look to become Bowl eligible in season finale in Athens

November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s football team looks to finish the regular season at .500 and become eligible to play in a postseason Bowl Game for the second straight season when the team travels south...

Woodson returns to lead Zips’ comeback victory

October 24, 2016

The University of Akron football team was able to defeat the Ball State Cardinals 35-25 on Saturday, with a huge second-half rally at Scheumann Stadium. The Zips’ record now improves to 5-3 overall,...

Zips football derailed by Badgers, 54-10

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Sept. 10, by a score of 54-10 in Madison, Wisconsin. This loss moved the Zips to 1-1 for the season, snapping UA’s...

Zips football opens up season with win over Virginia Military Institute

September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Zips’ football team outscored Virginia Military Institute 47-24 in the season opener Saturday evening at Infocision Stadium. The Zips seemed to pick up where they left off last...

Football player injured in shooting

March 30, 2016

Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt is currently recovering after his housemate mistook him for a burglar and shot him in the stomach on March 19. Although he is taking time off from classes, the senior...

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

Linebacker Jatavis Brown wins Defensive Player of the Year.
December 2, 2015

Senior linebacker Jatavis Brown was named Mid-American Conference (MAC) Defensive Player of the Year on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Brown has started all 12 games this year and led the Zips with 108 tackles,...

Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

September 30, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team is riding high on an emotional wave after last weekend’s 35-14 victory over host Louisiana-Lafayette. Akron (2-2) looks to continue riding that wave as they...

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

Katie Hnida relates her story of what happened in the shadow of her success.
April 22, 2015

The first female to score points in an NCAA Division I-A football game shared the same fate as many other female college students: she was raped. On Tuesday, April 21, Katie Hnida came to UA to tell...

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...

UA homecoming unites Zips

UA homecoming unites Zips
And what's the deal with homecoming in college?
September 30, 2014

    It’s homecoming at The University of Akron, and the five days from Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 4 brings UA students a promise to bring plenty of fun festivities. David Vale,...

The Browns take InfoCision by Storm

Johnny Manziel stands in the pocket at InfoCision.
August 6, 2014

The InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field was nearly packed to the brim on August 2 as the Cleveland Browns held a team scrimmage staring rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. Tickets sold out the same day they...

Undrafted Zips get taken

May 2, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Every year after the National Football League (NFL) draft, there is a period of signing undrafted free agents who were not drafted during the seven rounds of the regular draft. Though...

Zips football spring game

April 30, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The Akron Zips football team took to the field Saturday afternoon in the annual spring game, where the blue squad defeated the white squad 16-7 at Infocision Stadium. Redshirt sophomore...

Football prepares for Saturday

April 25, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron football team has been hard at work preparing for the spring practice game this Saturday. The Zips are looking to improve after being a 1-11 team for three consecutive...

Football recruiting of the MAC

April 11, 2013

Dante Rones This is the second installment in a series on football recruiting within the Mid-American Conference. The first issue ran on March 9 where Akron was featured. This week features Bowling...

Football spring game

April 4, 2013

Matthew Balsinger With those unfamiliar to Akron football, it’s easy to overlook our modest program in lieu of following other state powerhouse programs, such as Ohio State. There may be good reason...

Zips recruitment update

February 28, 2013

Dante Rones The Mid-American Conference was dominated by Kent State and Northern Illinois, with both teams undefeated within the conference. Kent State went 11-3 while Northern Illinois went 12-2. The...

Michael Vick’s new contract

February 14, 2013

Dante Rones Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles have come to an agreement to restructure his deal. Michael Vick started his NFL career in 2001, playing for the Atlanta Falcons for six seasons when...

2013 football schedule analysis

January 24, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor The 2013 Akron football schedule is nothing short of difficult. Of the 12 teams that the Zips are scheduled to tip off against, nine participated in bowl games this past...

Lets get some spirit

October 4, 2012

Written by: DJ Johnson This is not an article preaching at you to attend a football game this fall. It is not an attempt to claim that a program that has struggled for the past two seasons is now worth...

August 30 power outage leaves people wondering

September 18, 2012

Written by: Marcus Nicholson Three weeks later, many in the University of Akron community are still wondering about the odd timing of the August 30th power outage. Many saw it as a coincidence that the...

A former Zip made big moves in Super Bowl XLVI.

February 9, 2012

By: Christian A. Turner Chase Blackburn, linebacker for the New York Giants, made a game-changing interception early in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game, propelling the Giants toward their fourth...

National Signing Day; Akron football program recruits 21 new members

February 2, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron football program announced the 21 members of the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday night. The class included student athletes from several different states, though...

Quarterback Tim Tebow: the NFL Christian splash bash

January 23, 2012

By: Zach West As the spring semester gets into full swing, the weather is getting bitter and tank tops, shorts and flip-flops are replaced by hoodies, sweatpants and Ugg boots. And just like the nice...

Different year, same story: Zips lose finale 68-19, finish season 1-11

November 30, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson After a 49-point loss to Western Michigan Friday, the Akron football program finds themselves in a similar spot to last year. The 68-19 loss caps off another one-win season for the Zips...

UA football coach fired sparking national search for replacement

November 28, 2011

By: Chris Coon After a 2-22 overall record in two seasons at The University of Akron, Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill announced Saturday that Rob Ianello will not return as head coach of the football...

Zips set to take on Buffalo

November 17, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson Both the Akron and Buffalo football programs have not won a game in over a month. That will change Saturday afternoon when the two teams meet at University of Buffalo Stadium looking...

Battle for the Wagon Wheel: Kent defeats Akron 35-3 at last home game

November 15, 2011

By: DJ Johnson For Head Coach Darrell Hazell and the Kent State football program, Saturday ended in a similar fashion to its start, with possession of the Wagon Wheel. The Golden Flashes dominated a...

Wagon Wheel up for grabs

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The 2011 seasons for the Akron and Kent State football programs have strayed far from preseason expectations, as they have combined for four wins and 14 losses this year. The two teams...

RedHawks pour it on Zips

November 8, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A heavy rain fell on the field of Yager Stadium last Thursday night. The ensuing game between the Akron and Miami (Ohio) football teams followed a similar pattern as the downpour that...

Chisholm coming to his own at Akron

November 7, 2011

By: Chris Coon Around this time last season, Zips redshirt freshman running back Jawon Chisholm strolled the sidelines at Infocision Stadium-Summa Field. In Chisholm’s first season he witnessed the...

“Two” good to be true: Zips lose on failed two-point conversion

October 31, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A roaring fourth quarter comeback for The University of Akron football team looked to be complete after a touchdown pass as time expired cut Central Michigan’s lead to 23-22. Then, the...

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...

Football ready to take on OU this Saturday

October 19, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson The University of Akron football team will return to the field for the first time in two weeks as they welcome Ohio University to InfoCision Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips (1-5,...

Save the last dance: Zips fall in homecoming, final non-league game

October 11, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The University of Akron fell 27-17 to Florida International University in Saturday’s Homecoming football game. The loss, Akron’s last non-league contest of the year, drops the Zips...

Eagles soar past Zips, 31-23 for fourth loss of the season

October 3, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Despite a second-half touchdown run and pass by running back Jawon Chisholm, The University of Akron football team fell to Eastern Michigan Saturday 31-23 in Ypsilanti, Mich. Chisholm’s...

Zips victorious over Keydets

September 27, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Akron (1-3) produced 534 yards of total offense against VMI (0-4) as the Zips rode an early lead to the 23-point win. “I’m certainly proud of our team,” said Akron Head Coach Rob...

Bearcats pounce on Zips 59-14

September 19, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Seven different UC players found the end zone through two quarters, eight for the game, as it took Akron until there was 13:37 left in the fourth quarter to score their first touchdown...

Non-conference football opponents announced

September 15, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Wednesday the Zips announced the non-conference football schedule for the next five years, with games that will be against Bowl Championship Series programs, such as Michigan, Notre...

A lot to bear: Zips travel to Cincinnati Saturday

September 15, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron Zips football team (0-2) heads to Nippert Stadium Saturday afternoon to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats (1-1). Cincinnati, coming out of the Big East Conference, will look to...

Zips’ first win delayed

September 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Rob Ianello and The University of Akron football team will have to wait at least another week to get their first win of the 2011 season. A 41-3 thumping by Temple Saturday night coupled...

Football: A tale of two programs

September 7, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The football programs of The University of Akron and Temple University are in two different places. The Zips, 0-1 coming off a 1-11 season, aspire to build a program like the Owls, 1-0...

UA falls 42-zip to number 18 Ohio State

September 5, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Any optimism Head Coach Rob Ianello and The University of Akron football team had prior to their showdown with Ohio State was put to rest Saturday afternoon following a 42-0 loss to the...

Zips look for improvement in Ianello's second season at UA

August 11, 2011

By Daniel Johnson It took until Nov. 26 of last season, the final game of Head Coach Rob Ianello’s debut season with The University of Akron, for the Zips to earn their first and only victory. Fast...

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