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The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

The Editorially Independent Voice of The University of Akron

The Buchtelite

Zips LIVE is a radio show that covers Zip Athletics on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. live from the Spaghetti Warehouse.v

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

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor October 1, 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...

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

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

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

Rockets Blast Off Against Zips in MAC Championship

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

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

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...

Zips look to become Bowl eligible in season finale in Athens

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor 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

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] 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

By Joshua Glaze, Writer 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

By Joshua Glaze, [email protected] 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

By Dylan Reynolds 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...

Linebacker Jatavis Brown wins Defensive Player of the Year.

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport's Editor 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,...

Katie Hnida relates her story of what happened in the shadow of her success.

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

By Courtney Powell, News Writer April 23, 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...

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor 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

By Grant Morgan, Writer 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,...

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...

Quarterback Tim Tebow: the NFL Christian splash bash

January 23, 2012
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 weather, the NFL football season is coming to a drastic close. In a season full of record-breaking quarterback play, none has made more of a splash than Tim Tebow. As a loyal ESPN watcher, no quarterback in the NFL has made more news since week six than Tebow. After putting up an 8-5 record as a starting quarterback for a team that was 1-4 before his first start, winning the AFC West and winning a playoff game, many could say that he has proved himself worthy of being able to play the position. That issue is still up for debate.

UA football coach fired sparking national search for replacement

November 28, 2011
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 team.
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