The Buchtelite

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

UA world champion pole vaulter Shawn Barber has decided to turn pro.

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015

Shawn Barber, the University of Akron’s world champion pole vaulter, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility and turn professional. Barber, from Kingwood, Texas, has signed a professional contract with Nike, and will be represented by the Doyle Management Group and former Olympic pole...

Zips gain ground nationally

UA's track team 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 completing a sweep for the second time by winning both indoor and outdoor championships. Dennis Mitchell,...