The Buchtelite

Undrafted Zips get taken

May 2, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Every year after the National Football League (NFL) draft, there is a period of signing undrafted free agents who were not drafted during the seven rounds of the regular draft. Though none of the graduating Akron Zips were drafted in the seven rounds of the draft, there were two p...

Zips alumni in the NFL

Zips alumni in the NFL

By Dante Rones

April 9, 2013

Dante Rones The Former Akron Zips inside linebacker Chase Blackburn has a new home in the NFL. He was signed by the New York Giants in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. During his eight years with the Giants, Blackburn recorded 334 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions. In Super Bowl XLII,...

Pro football gives gays a time-out

March 5, 2013

Patrick Stallings Every year, the NFL Combine gives teams the chance to evaluate prospective players on physical and mental levels before potentially investing millions of dollars on them. An athlete’s work ethic, durability, maturity and overall football skill all come under analysis. In addition, it ...

Quarterback Tim Tebow: the NFL Christian splash bash

January 23, 2012

By: Zach West As the spring semester gets into full swing, the weather is getting bitter and tank tops, shorts and flip-flops are replaced by hoodies, sweatpants and Ugg boots. And just like the nice weather, the NFL football season is coming to a drastic close. In a season full of record-breaking qua...