The Buchtelite

Poet Lemon Andersen debuts new LeBron poem (with video)

By Terry Rabbitts,

September 28, 2015

Sunday night at E.J. Thomas Hall, poet Lemon Andersen introduced a follow up to "Rubber City Soul", a poem he wrote for Nike for LeBron James. Andersen's work as a poet has been featured many times on HBO's Def Poetry and has appeared in such movies as The Soloist (2009), directed by Joe Wright a...

King James stops home

In his conversation with Kristen Ledlow, LeBron revealed each shoe will have the word 'Akronite' printed on it.

By Terry Rabbitts,

September 27, 2015

LeBron James and Nike unveiled the new LeBron 13 shoe in a private event tonight at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Hall. The shoe was revealed just a day before the Cavaliers hold media day in advance of the new season. James invited students from his alma mater, Saint Vincent-Saint Mary,...

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...