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Zips win first ever bowl game

Zips win first ever bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team won their first FBS bowl game in the history of the program Tuesday afternoon by defeating the Utah State Aggies 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game. The game was played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho before 18,876 fans. Kicker Robert Stein connected...

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

By Terr Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 27, 2015

The University of Akron football defense played its best game of the year as the Zips defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 20-0 in a Mid-American Conference game and reclaimed the Wagon Wheel Friday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. In his last home game as a Zip, Jatavis Brown led...

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team posted a 42-21 Saturday afternoon over the Buffalo Bulls at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field for their sixth victory of the year. The victory now makes Akron eligible for post season action for the first time since 2005 and just the second time in school history...

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron football team returns home to host Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. EST at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. The Zips got back to the even mark at 5-5 overall and 3-3 in MAC play after a 37-28 MAC win at Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 14. With two games remaining, the Zips ...

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

  The University of Akron’s football team ran out to a 27-7 halftime lead, watched as the Miami of Ohio RedHawks battled back, but then hung on for the 37-28 win in Oxford, Ohio at Yager stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips’ Robert Stein sealed with victory by kicking a 50 yard field goal...

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 11, 2015

The University of Akron football team heads south for its last regular season Mid-American Conference road game this Saturday against the Miami University of Ohio RedHawks at noon at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. The Zips (4-5, 2-3 MAC) look to make it two in a row after beating the University of ...

Football team gets back to winning

Football team gets back to winning

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team edged the Minutemen from the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, 17-13. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Zips. Thomas Woodson used his arm and legs to account for both Akron touchdowns in the game by throwing a 27-yard pass to Au...

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

Despite an outstanding effort from the defense, The University of Akron football team dropped a close decision, 14-6, to Central Michigan University on Saturday in front of 18,981 Hall-ROO-ween fans. The defense showed its teeth on the Chippewas’ first drive of the afternoon when Jatavis Brown sa...

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

Zips look to rebound against Chippewas

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 28, 2015

With the bye week behind it, The University of Akron’s football team looks to be at its best this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Central Michigan University at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. With the remaining schedule Akron has, and because it is sitting at 3-4 overall (1-2 in Mid-American Con...

First half barrage carries Zips to victory over EMU

First half barrage carries Zips to victory over EMU

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

The University of Akron football team traveled to Ypsilanti, Michigan on Saturday and coasted to a 47-21 win over Eastern Michigan University. Thomas Woodson, Jerome Lane, and Conor Hundley all set individual career-highs in the triumph. Akron won on the road for the second straight time and im...

Zips demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

Zips demolish Tigers despite sluggish start

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 19, 2015

Despite a rocky start, the Zips dominated the Savannah State Tigers 52-9 on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. Coming in at 0-2 following tough games versus Oklahoma and Pittsburgh, it seemed like the Zips would be able to walk over Savannah State, a team that had lost its previous 22 ball games.  However,...

Zips look to tame the Tigers

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

The Akron Zips football take looks to finally break into the win column for the first time in the 2015 season as they play host to the Savannah State Tigers at InfoCision Stadium this Saturday. The Zips (0-2), who lost to Pitt, 24-7 last week, hope to mount more of an offensive attack than it has had...