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

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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 locally on the Akron Sports Network flagship Fox Sports 1350, WARF-A and the Fox Sports 135...

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

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

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 lose to the Big 10 team. Most of the time by at least a fifteen to twenty-point difference. Predicti...

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.

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 were unable to beat Toledo during their second encounter this season, causing them to lose the champi...

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.

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 quarterback, Kato Nelson, lead the Zips through the air, completing 6-of-20 passes for 69 yards ...

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

The Zips football team after winning the rivalry game in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)

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 Kent and Akron was in 1923, the Zips won 32-0. Since then. there have been a total of 59 games played...

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 to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Akron enters play with a 5-6 record after losing its last three ...

Woodson returns to lead Zips’ comeback victory

By Joshua Glaze,

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, and 3-1 in conference play. The Cardinals now fall to 4-4 (1-3) with the loss. The Zips’ off...

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 six-game winning streak carried over from last year. The team was also attempting to win its first gam...

Zips football opens up season with win over Virginia Military Institute

By Joshua Glaze,

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 season, increasing their win streak to six games, the longest since Head Coach Terry Bowden became ...

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 sports studies major recently said that he has recovered enough to go about his day-to-day life. ...

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

Linebacker Jatavis Brown wins 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, 17.5 tackles for loss, and 10.5 sacks. Brown has also been responsible for three forced fumbles, two b...

Zips looking to tame the Bobcats

By Terry Rabbits, Sports Editor

October 1, 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 open Mid-American Conference play against Ohio University this Saturday at InfoCision Stadium – S...

Former college football player tells her sexual assault story

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

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 her story; students gathered in the Union ballrooms to listen. Although her life has been filled with...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One 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 the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

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, Assistant Director of Campus Programs at UA, says that homecoming is a time to “welcome back alum...

The Browns take InfoCision by Storm

Johnny Manziel stands in the pocket at InfoCision.

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

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 became available. The game was cut short due to weather, but football fans still reveled in excitement...

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 none of the graduating Akron Zips were drafted in the seven rounds of the draft, there were two p...

Zips football spring game

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 quarterback, Kyle Pohl, and the first string offense showed incredible improvement over this time l...

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 years. Though this may seem to be a difficult task, the Zips have been making fast improvement...

Football recruiting of the MAC

By Dante Rones

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 Green and Massachusetts. Look next week for Kent State and Buffalo. Bowling Green (8-5) had a pret...

Football spring game

Football spring game

By Matthew Balsinger

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 to follow these other programs because of the Zips lack of production over the years, but there is con...

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 two teams met in the MAC championship which ended with Northern Illinois winning in double overtime ...

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 they took him on as their number one draft pick. His life and career took a turn for the worse in...

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 season. Though there is considerable reason to doubt the Zips in the coming season because of their t...

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 ten Saturdays, a Thursday and a Tuesday of your time over the course of the fall semester. It is...

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 outage occurred the same night as the first football game of the season. Others saw it as a way to g...

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 Super Bowl win. Blackburn came out of The University of Akron in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. Afte...

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 the most (10) come from Ohio. Other states include Florida (six), Pennsylvania (two), Michigan ...

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 weather, the NFL football season is coming to a drastic close. In a season full of record-breaking qua...

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 (1-11, 0-8 MAC), as UA failed to come away with a victory in the final eight weeks of the season. Combin...

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 team. "Earlier today, I informed Coach Ianello that he has been relieved of his duties, effective i...

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 for a much needed win. “We have a two-game season,” said Akron Head Coach Rob Ianello. “We ...

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 demoralized Akron team en route to 35-3 win, earning their second straight victory over the Zips and...

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 will meet Saturday in their annual rivalry game, looking to shed some kind of light on otherwise for...

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 continued to soak the field. The Zips (1-8, 0-5 MAC) could not stop the continuous offensive flow o...

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 running back tandem of Alex Allen and Nate Burney rush for over 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns. When ...

“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 Zips went for two. Going for the win in the regulation, quarterback Clayton Moore sailed a pass ...

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 Chippewas (2-6, 1-3 MAC) as both teams look to end three-game skids and pick up their first win in nea...

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, 0-2 MAC) are coming off their bye week and on a two-game skid, matched by the Bobcats’ (4-3, 1-...

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 to 1-5 as FIU moves to 4-2 on the year. "We don’t take any consolation in not winning,” Akron Head Coach...

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

October 4, 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 third straight 100-yard day was not enough for the Zips to pull of what could have been their first road victory in nearly ...

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 Ianello. “I think we started the game with a lot of energy on offense and defense.” On their fi...

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 of the season. “Certainly you can’t turn it over six times and three for touchdowns,” Akron H...

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 Dame, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Penn State. Starting in 2012 UA will open its season at home on Aug. ...

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 keep cross-state foe Akron winless on the season. The matchup of the two Ohio schools will mark the sixth meeting betw...

Zips’ first win delayed

September 13, 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 with a 79-minute weather delay added to a forgettable start of the season for the Zips. “I tho...

Football: A tale of two programs

September 8, 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 coming off an 8-4 season. The two teams will square off Saturday in the Zips’ home opener, as k...

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 Buckeyes. The shutout marks the fourth consecutive season-opening loss for the Zips, making it two...

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 forward 9 months later: Ianello’s squad is on the brink of a new season, with last year far in thei...