The Buchtelite

Zips Claim Wagon Wheel, First MAC East Title Since 2005

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

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

Women Zips Ready to Bounce Back

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 a Mid-American Conference record of 2-16. In October, the Zips were predicted in the preseason polls to fi...

Quest For the Second Star

Quest For the Second Star

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 seed and will host the winner of the Washington and Seattle match in the second-round on Sunday, ...

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

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

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 the winning wave all the way to the 2017 MAC Tournament title. The Zips opened tournament play on Friday ag...

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

Men’s Soccer to Compete in MAC Tournament this Weekend

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 to kick off at 11 a.m. at the WMU Soccer Complex in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The other semifina...

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 their play on Wednesday when the Mid-American Conference released their All-MAC teams. First, sopho...

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 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 learned their program would be cut, we ask ourselves: Where are they now? Several former UA...

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 for soccer and cross country. To qualify for the Academic All-MAC Teams, a student-athlete ...

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

Champions once again

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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 championship game at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. Victor Souto planted a shot from the...

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

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 last night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The victory puts top seeded Akron...

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 at that level. Fast forward ten years: since then the Zips have not had the luxury of a winning se...

Zips gain ground nationally

Zips gain ground nationally

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 completing a sweep for the second time by winning both indoor and outdoor championships. Dennis Mitchell,...

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 Green Falcons entered the game last night with a 7-12 record, 2-4 in MAC play. Alex Abreu was three...

Lady Zips top the MAC

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 inherited a Zip’s program that was never able to lift off the ground, while playing in a conference ...

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 for, but I think they have stepped into the right direction. While they finished their third stra...

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 Browns will travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders, and the Steelers will head to Baltimore to ...

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 both on and off the field. In order to be eligible for the award, the student athlete must show excellence in four categ...

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, the starting center for the men’s basketball team, who has seen his face plastered next to the word...

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 the Browns stun the Steelers with a 20-14 victory on Sunday. Akron football This entire season for me has been qui...

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 around they were led by a new coaching staff, a new quarterback and a new style of play. The re...

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, and the Browns and Steelers get set to face off as they renew their rivalry. Men’s soccer Congratulations ...

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 10 losses and one victory over an FCS school look eerily similar, but heading into the Zips’ fina...

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 soccer team won the MAC Tournament. Akron football All I can say is: wow! It was such a disapp...

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 to win the 2012 MAC championship. The noise arose when sophomore Saad Abdul-Salaam scored the first...

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 at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field ranked No.1 in the country. They will face the Bowling...

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 soccer team continues to dominate. The Browns fell to the Baltimore Ravens, while the Pittsburgh 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, S.C. to take on Coastal Carolina this Friday. The Zips will go into the game with an undefeat...

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 has been tied at halftime in five of their 10 games. They will look to piece together a...

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 didn't reflect the Zips' dominance, thanks to an organized defense by the Broncos (11-6-2, 3-3-1 MA...

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...

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 Eric Stevenson scored in the second minute from a Robbie Derschang pass. Thirty minutes later, a...

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

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...

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 to Central Michigan, 35-14. “We aren’t quite good enough to win ballgames on the road,” ...

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 at 6-11-1, with a 2-8-1 record in the Mid-American Conference. “We wanted to continue to play with pride and toughness against Buffalo to close th...

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 fulfilled on Saturday afternoon, when the Zips travel to Central Michigan. “Eventually, you want to see ...

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 Michigan 2-1. Each game went into double overtime. Akron falls to 5-11-1 for the season, and is n...

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 37-7 loss to the Northern Illinois Huskies. "I don't know if there is an answer for us to beat North...

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 solid victory and continuing to improve their record. Akron football Our football team continues to battle...

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 5-5 and put themselves in position to clinch a conference berth. "They are a very tough team. There is a...

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 and Eastern Michigan this weekend. The team is currently 5-10-0 on the season, and is 1-7 in the Mi...

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 got a win to get things going," interim head coach Vernon Croft said. "I feel like we got...

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 as they knocked off division rival Cincinnati Bengals. Akron football Our football team traveled to the hos...

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 falling in both contests, the team is still in contention for a spot in the Mid-American Conference tourn...

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 to go, a Zips onside kick went out of bounds, killing any chance of a comeback. “It was too little, ...

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, 2-1-0 MAC) 18-8 for the game and continued their streak of 42 Conference games without a loss. ...

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 play in the conference tournament at Geneva, Ohio in late November. The Akron Zips are tied for sev...

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 host the Zips (1-5, 0-2 MAC) in a match-up of two teams that have seen their seasons head in ...

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 deter the Zips (7-1-2, 3-0-0 MAC) from scoring five goals. Junior Eric Stevenson scored two goals...

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 sweeping arch-rival Kent State at KSU. It was the third weekend in a row that the Zips finishe...

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, and Toledo, 2-1. The Zips are now 4-7-0 and are on an unfortunate five-game losing streak. The tea...

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 Zips (1-3) may be carried into Mid-American Conference play on the momentum of their nonconference sc...

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 game. Even though they came up a couple of touchdowns short, fans can still be proud of their hard ...

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 MAC match at Ball State. These games put Akron in a tie for second place in the MAC East divisio...

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 wins against Cleveland State and Canisius and hoped to build to a three-game winning streak, but were...

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, but fell in their last match to Northern Kentucky University. Before the tournament, Akron volleyball...

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 after recording their first loss of the season to No. 4 Notre Dame. With two starters out, Ao...

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 first win of the season. It was great to see them blow out a team. Hopefully they will carry this ...

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 three years later, a lot of the magic that was present on the field that day is no longer there. Th...

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 in a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday. The Zips turned their weekend with a win against No...

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 to pick up their first MAC win of the season. In game one, the Bobcats (16-21, 5-5 MAC) got ahead i...

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 Akron Head Coach Brandon Padgett, who has coached the stand-out for two seasons. “She is a special you...

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 play. Last weekend in a pair of doubleheaders, the Zips averaged 4.75 hits a game while only scori...

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 are coming off a strong showing at the Tennessee Challenge, where the team had many members...

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 the Cardinals in a nine-inning 4-0 shut-out. Senior right-handed pitcher Andrew Brown brought the ...

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 in the tournament, the Akron Zips, have the bittersweet feeling of waiting to play their first game on Frida...

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 No. 1 seed in the upcoming MAC Tournament. “I think the one thing we have is that we know how...

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 place, but was able to overtake Central Michigan (12-12, 4-6 MAC) after beating them 97-87 on Saturda...

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 regular season championship win, Head Coach Caleb Porter has won six in a row while at Akron and wil...

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. While Ohio University’s record improves to 13-6, the Bobcats are also undefeated in conference play...

MAC Basketball Tournament reformatted for 2011-2012 season

September 12, 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 season teams an advantage going into tournament play.The No. 1 and 2 seeds will receive a triple...