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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

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

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Senior Forward Greta Burry and Company Hope to Bounce Back from Last Season's Growing Pains
By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor November 20, 2017

The University of Akron Women’s Basketball team, a program that has won the most games in the Mid-American Conference within the last four years, finished last season with an overall record of 9-21 and...

The Akron Men’s Soccer team gathers at the James A. Rhodes Arena for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection Show with students and faculty. Photo Courtesy of The University of Akron Department of Athletics)

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star Akron Earns 5th Seed for the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament
By Robert Corts, Sports Contributor November 14, 2017

The 2017 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection took place Nov. 13 and it featured the Mid-American Conference champions, The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team. The Zips earned the No. 5 national...

The University of Akron Men’s Soccer team celebrate their 2017 MAC Championship after defeating Western Michigan in Kalamazoo on Sunday. (Photo Courtesy of Zips Men’s Soccer)

Zips Claim 14th MAC Tournament Title in Victory over Western Michigan

Akron defeated SIU Edwardsville and host Western Michigan during this weekend’s MAC Tournament to capture the championship.
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor November 13, 2017

Akron Men’s Soccer entered the MAC Tournament as the second-seed after ending the regular season on an eight-game winning streak. The Zips seem to be peaking at the right time, as they continued to ride...

Akron player Joao Moutinho handles the ball in a match earlier in the 2017 season. (Photo courtesy of Jeff Harwell)

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Akron Men’s Soccer will begin tournament play against SIU Edwardsville on Friday in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
By A.J. Fagerlin, Sports Contributor November 9, 2017

The Zips men’s soccer team enters this weekend’s Mid-American Conference Tournament as the second-seed and will face off against third-seeded SIU Edwardsville on Friday to begin play. The game is scheduled...

Four Zips earn All-MAC honors

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor December 1, 2016

The University of Akron football team wrapped up its season last Tuesday with a 9-3 loss at Ohio University to finish its season with a disappointing record of 5-7. However, four Zips were honored for...

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor April 28, 2016

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players...

Academic All-MAC team announced

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor December 2, 2015

With the fall athletic season starting to wind down, it is time for the Mid-American Conference (MAC) to start announcing the year-end awards. Recently, the MAC released the 2015 Academic All-MAC selections...

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,...

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts, [email protected] November 16, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team won their 12 th Mid-American Conference Championship title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the 30th time Sunday afternoon by edging Buffalo 1-0 in the...

Stuart Holthusen (9) leads Akron to victory over West Virginia with two goals.

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor November 14, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals and Adam Najem tallied another as third ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team edged West Virginia in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Championship...

Football looks to take the next step

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor September 9, 2015

In 2005, the Akron Zips football team enjoyed its finest season at the Division 1-A level. It finished the season with a winning record, won the MAC Championship Game, and competed in its first bowl game...

UA's track team bring home the MAC Championship.

Zips gain ground nationally

UA track teams bring home the MAC Championship
By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor June 26, 2014

The men’s track team continued their dominance in conference play by winning yet another MAC conference championship. This is the team’s second straight championship in outdoor track while also...

Men’s basketball advances to 16-4

January 31, 2013

Akron men’s basketball traveled to Bowling Green Wednesday night and came home with a win, beating the Falcons 68-55. The Zips entered the game 15-4 overall this season, 6-0 in MAC play. The Bowling...

Lady Zips top the MAC

January 25, 2013

Paker Perry There is no denying it: The Akron women’s basketball team is one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference. It has been a long, tedious road for Akron head coach Jodie Kest. She...

Sympson's sports view

December 6, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It’s been such a fun semester, with both disappointing and exciting times. It was disappointing to see our football team not have the successful season that we were all hoping...

Sympson's sports view

November 29, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The Akron women’s basketball team returns to the court to face Canisius on Saturday, Akron soccer player Scott Caldwell is a finalist for the national Senior CLASS Award, the...

Scott Caldwell finalist for award

November 29, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron’s men soccer player Scott Caldwell was named a finalist for the national 2012 Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to a student athlete who has shown that he has excelled...

Basketball ready for Middle Tennessee

November 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson In the midst of your Monday through Friday grind, you may have noticed a rather large banner of a rather big man covering the side of Schrank Hall. The man is Zeke Marshall,...

Sympson's sports view

November 27, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Our football team falls to the Toledo Rockets and drops to 1-11 on the season, our men’s basketball team gets set to play Middle Tennessee on Sunday, our soccer team falls and...

1-11 season haunts Akron

November 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Is it possible to find a glimmer of hope in a 1-11 season? The Akron football program heads into the offseason pondering that question for the third consecutive year. This time...

Sympson's sports view

November 20, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Michigan on Sunday 2-1 to advance to the NCAA Round of 16, the basketball team got on a two-game winning streak over the weekend,...

Football prepares for season finale

November 20, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Looking over the 2012 Akron Zips football schedule, it is hard to see a difference between Terry Bowden’s one-win team and Rob Ianello’s one-win team from last year. The...

Sympson's sports view

November 13, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a busy weekend in Akron sports. Our football team fell to The University of Massachusetts on Saturday, our men’s basketball team fell to Coastal Carolina, and our men’s...

MAC champs

November 13, 2012

Written by: Zack West Cheers erupted at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field and filled the quiet campus at The University of Akron Sunday night when the No. 1 men’s soccer team took down Northern Illinois...

Men's soccer team looks to head-butt the Falcons

November 8, 2012

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron men's soccer team breezed through the 18-game regular season, finishing with an impressive record of 15-1-2. The Zips will enter the MAC tournament tomorrow...

Sympson's sports view

November 8, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Our football team fell to 1-10 on the season, but the good news is that our men's basketball team is beginning their season after a disappointing end to last season. Our men's...

Men's basketball hits the road to begin its season

November 8, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After coming close to the Mid-American Conference title last season, Akron's men's basketball team looks ready to start a new season with high expectations as they travel to Conway,...

Football team ready for Minutemen Saturday

November 8, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson For Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips, getting a second win this season will require an inspired second-half performance. Sitting at 1-9 and winless in the Mid-American Conference,...

Akron improves to 15-1-2

November 6, 2012

Written by: Zack West In another dominant game by the No. 2 University of Akron men's soccer team, the Zips capped off their season with a 1-0 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos. The scoreboard...

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,...

Men's soccer team defeats Hartwick over the weekend

November 1, 2012

Written by: Zack West The second-ranked University of Akron men's soccer team continued their dominance of the Mid-American Conference with a 4-0 win at Hartwick Saturday. The scoring started early when...

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...

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...

Football team's losing streak continues to six

October 30, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson It had to be a long bus ride home Saturday night for the Akron football team. The feeling has become all too familiar for the Zips. They suffered their sixth consecutive defeat...

Women's soccer wins season finale

October 30, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After a tough season, Akron’s women’s soccer team was able to sign off the year with an overtime win against Buffalo, 2-1. Akron’s overall record for the 2012 season was...

Zips hope to chip away central Michigan

October 25, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Zips in search of another victory. It’s all about getting that second win. Since 2009, Zips fans have been patiently waiting for a two-win season: something that could be...

Women's soccer woes continue

October 25, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Akron women’s soccer team faced off against Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan this past weekend. Akron was able to match Western Michigan 1-1 but fell later to Eastern...

Football team's struggles continue

October 23, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Bowden and his coaching staff were simply overwhelmed on Saturday afternoon. Looking for their first conference victory, the Zips were overmatched from the first snap in a...

Sympson's sports view: football and men's soccer

October 23, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson There is very little to be excited about, as our football team is still struggling to get their second win. However, the men's soccer team did have a great weekend, scoring a...

Volleyball team inches closer to clinching a playoff berth

October 23, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team defeated defending Mid-American Conference champions the Central Michigan Chippewas on Saturday night to up their conference record to...

Women's soccer hopes to finish off their season strong

October 18, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After a relieving win over Bowling Green on Sunday, The University of Akron's women's soccer team returns home to FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field to host Western Michigan...

Akron falls to Central Michigan

October 16, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Zips fell to Central Michigan 2-1 on Friday to add to their eight-game losing streak, but were able to snap that losing streak on Sunday with a win over Bowling Green, 2-0. "Finally...

Sympson's sports view

October 16, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson With many of our teams playing on the road this weekend, it was a quiet weekend for Akron sports around campus. However, the Cleveland Browns received their first win of the season...

Volleyball goes winless over the weekend

October 16, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team came up short over the weekend. The team dropped both of their matches, 3-1 to Western Michigan and 3-2 to Northern Illinois. Despite...

Zips still looking for their second win of season

October 16, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The Akron Zips found themselves in a familiar position on Saturday afternoon. They were down one score late in the fourth quarter. Trailing Ohio 34-28 with under two minutes...

Men's soccer defeats Northern Illinoise

October 16, 2012

Written by: Zack West The No. 3 University of Akron men’s soccer team improved to 9-1-2, and 4-0-0 in the MAC, when they traveled to Northern Illinois on Saturday. The Zips out-shot the Huskies (3-7-2,...

Volleyball team continues fighting for playoff spot

October 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry With 10 matches left to play in the 2012 volleyball regular season, the Akron Zips sit on the edge of a cliff: the Mid-American Conference Standings. The top eight teams will...

Zips hope to tackle undefeated Bobcats

October 11, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Only one undefeated team remains in the Mid-American Conference. On Saturday afternoon, the Akron Zips will line up across from that team. The Ohio Bobcats (6-0, 2-0 MAC) will...

Men's soccer dismantles Florida

October 9, 2012

Written by: Zack West The No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team took down another MAC opponent Saturday by dismantling Florida Atlantic 5-0. The chilly October weather and light rain did not...

Volleyball team serves Kent State a crushing loss over the weekend

October 9, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team continued a trend over the weekend. After falling in their first match in Athens, Akron evened out their Mid-American Conference record by...

Women's soccer woes continue against MAC

October 4, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Akron women’s soccer team opened up home field MAC play this past weekend, looking to pick up after a bad start to conference play, but fell to both Northern Illinois, 1-0,...

Zips begin MAC play against Miami (OH)

September 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Over the past three years, week five of the college football season has been a time of desperation and hopelessness for the Akron football program. This season, however, the...

Sympson's sports view

September 25, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was another exciting weekend in the world of professional and college sports. Akron Football The Zips were able to keep up with Tennessee for the majority of the football...

Volleyball team begins MAC play with a bang

September 25, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The UA volleyball team started the Mid-American Conference portion of their schedule last Thursday. Akron defeated the Buffalo Bulls in straight sets, but fell in their second...

Women's soccer winning streak snapped

September 20, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The UA women's soccer team was unable to keep up with Marshall as they were routed by the Thundering Herd on Sunday, 2-0. The Zips came into the game off back-to-back shutout...

Volleyball spikes their way to 7-5 record

September 20, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The Akron Zips volleyball team won two of three matches over the weekend at the Bryant Invitational tournament. The Zips defeated Holy Cross and host team Bryant University,...

Men's soccer team ready to take it to the MAC

September 20, 2012

Written by: Zach West The UA men's soccer team has gathered tremendous momentum going into their first conference match this weekend. The Zips recorded two shutouts in The University of Akron Tournament...

Sympson's weekly sports view

September 18, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Zips football Watching a crushing victory by the Zips football team was an experience not soon to be forgotten by avid fans. It was exciting to see our football team get their...

Akron hosts Morgan State on Saturday

September 13, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson On September 12, 2009, The University of Akron unveiled InfoCision Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd that watched the Zips trounce the Morgan State Bears, 41-0. Just over...

Akron softball splits doubleheaders over weekend against MAC opponents

April 24, 2012

Written by: Zack West The Lady Zips softball team split a pair of doubleheaders against two MAC rivals this weekend. The team dropped two close games to Western Michigan on Friday and beat Northern Illinois...

Softball splits series against Bobcats

April 17, 2012

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron’s softball team split a two-game series against MAC rival Ohio last weekend, dropping game one 9-7 on Saturday and shutting out the Bobcats 2-0 on Sunday...

Akron tennis team shuts out Toledo over weekend

April 17, 2012

Written by: Christian Turner The University of Akron tennis team shut out Toledo in the final home match of the season, led by senior Zara Harutyunan. “It has been wonderful coaching Zara,” said...

Softball to play Bobcats

April 12, 2012

Written by: Zack West “Ohio is a beatable team,” said Akron Head Coach Julie Jones. “They’re solid but beatable.” The Zips have struggle as of late hitting the ball and getting runners in...

Track and field team will host first outdoor meet

April 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron track and field team will host their first outdoor meet this weekend for the Northeast Ohio Quads Friday and Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field. The Akron...

Zips baseball goes 2-1 in MAC opener

March 26, 2012

Written by: Christian Turner The Zips baseball team went 2-1 against the Ball State University Cardinals in their Mid-American Conference (MAC) debut of the season. In their home opener, the Zips defeated...

MAC Tournament preview: Zips look for third title in four years

March 7, 2012

By: DJ Johnson The 2012 Mid-American Conference Tournament kicked off Monday night with on-campus games. Wednesday, second round games were played at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The No. 1 seed...

Zips take home first ever MAC championship

March 5, 2012

By: DJ Johnson Friday was a night of number ones for Akron men’s basketball program. Their 61-55 victory over Kent State gave the Zips their first Mid-American Conference regular season title and the...

Akron takes down Central Michigan

February 7, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth...

Zips win their seventh straight MAC regular season title: Men’s soccer defeats Bowling Green 3-0

October 27, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Bowling Green 3-0 last night for the Zips’ seventh consecutive regular season Mid-American Conference title. With this MAC...

Zips volleyball team goes 1-1 homecoming weekend

October 11, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The University of Akron volleyball team hosted Ohio University Friday at the JAR, falling in straight sets 22-25, 16-25, and 20-25. The Zips now have a record of 3-15, 0-5 in MAC play....

MAC Basketball Tournament reformatted for 2011-2012 season

September 13, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Mid-American Conference has announced a new format for the men’s and women’s basketball tournaments this upcoming season. The reworked bracket is intended to give the top regular...

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