The Buchtelite

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...

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

Isaiah Williams holds up the Wagon Wheel after the Zips win over Kent State

By Terr Rabbitts,

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...

Knight Challenge update

The Knight Cities Challenge is coming down to the wire.

By Spencer Skolnick, Writer

January 22, 2015

A team of students and faculty from UA and Kent State University are finalists for the Knights Cities Challenge. The Knight Cities Challenge grants a team with an innovative idea funds to pursue their creative projects. The program provides capital participants with ideas to improve the future of...

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

November 1, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson This upcoming weekend the Akron Zips will travel to Kent State to face their arch-rivals, the Golden Flashes. Also in the world of football, the Browns will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the New York Giants. Akron football Akron has lost...

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...

Track and field hosts Northeast Ohio Quads.

April 16, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron track and field team played host to the Northeast Ohio Quads at Lee R. Jackson Field over the weekend, where they took home 18 victories between the two squads. The Akron track and field team started strong, and excelled in the majority of events that...

May 4 protester and victim Alan Canfora to speak at UA

March 1, 2012

May 4, 1970 was a day that brought the campus into the national spotlight. In the midst of the very controversial Vietnam War, the peaceful protestor was a popular image. Kent State protestor Alan Canfora will be speaking at The University of Akron next Thursday at 12:15 p.m. in the Common Room of the Hon...