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Zips LIVE Interview with Football Head Coach, Men’s Golf Coach

Zips LIVE Interview with Football Head Coach, Men’s Golf Coach

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 30, 2019

The University of Akron’s football head coach, Tom Arth, and men’s golf coach, David Trainor, were featured guests recently on Zips LIVE, a weekly hour-long radio show that covers Zips Athletics. Airing locally on the Akron Sports Network flagship Fox Sports 1350, WARF-A and the Fox Sports 135...

Intramural Sports: Is Soccer Getting Cut?

Intramural Sports: Is Soccer Getting Cut?

By Veronica Janosek, News & Sports Editor

September 8, 2019

Have you heard of the changes being made to the Intramural Sports offered on campus at UA? Intramural Sports is a program on campus organized as a way for the campus community to play sports separate from the intercollegiate level. Currently, there are several sports offered in the intramural p...

Women’s Varsity Swimming, Diving Team Bonds Through Campus Fun

Women’s Varsity Swimming, Diving Team Bonds Through Campus Fun

By Jayla Green, News Contributor

September 8, 2019

The University of Akron Women’s Varsity Swimming and Diving team had a bonding experience, running and splashing through the fountains near Coleman Common after a game of ultimate frisbee on Sept. 6. Sophomore McKenzie Rice, a biology major and member of the UA varsity team, said while the activity co...

Men’s basketball impressive in loss to 10th-ranked Blue Jays

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

  The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to the undefeated Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday night, 82-70. Creighton came in as the 10th-ranked team in the nation, as it improved its record to 8-0 on the season. The loss snapped the Zips’ six-game winning streak as they fall to ...

Women’s basketball gets back on track with 80-59 win over Winthrop

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

Sophomore guard Megan Sefcik played her best game as a Zip on Saturday, leading the University of Akron women’s basketball team to an 80-59 victory over Winthrop. The Zips record improves to 3-2 on the young season while Winthrop falls to 1-8. The best player on the court was Sefcik (Austintown, Ohio), who ...

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...

Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell on Education Day

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team lost to Bucknell University on Wednesday morning, 61-47, in Akron’s Fourth Annual Education Day. The Zips record falls to 2-2 on the young season, while Bucknell improves to 5-2. Akron has now won and lost one game at home and on the road this ...

Players of the Week: 12-2-2016

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

Isaiah Johnson Senior Center Men’s Basketball Isaiah “Big Dog” Johnson led the Zips to the top of the Savannah Invitational, taking the tournament’s’ MVP award. Johnson scored 19 points in both games of the tournament and also hauled in 11 rebounds and seven assists in the two ...

Men’s basketball picks up first two wins of the season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team won its first two games of the season this past weekend by beating American and Radford at home. The Zips improved their record over the weekend to 2-1 after losing to Youngstown State last Saturday. First, the Zips hosted American University in their home opener ...

Zips look to become Bowl eligible in season finale in Athens

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s football team looks to finish the regular season at .500 and become eligible to play in a postseason Bowl Game for the second straight season when the team travels south to play the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday at 7 p.m. Akron enters play with a 5-6 record after losing its last three ...

Men’s soccer falls to Indiana in NCAA Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 21, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team finished its season with a record of 13-6-3 after losing to number four seed Indiana on Sunday, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite a great showing against Villanova on Friday in the first round where the Zips won 2-0 off two Nick Hinds...

Men’s soccer hosts Villanova in NCCA tournament opener

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team will play Villanova in front of its home crowd on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Zips enter the game with a record of 12-5-3 while Villanova is 10-7-3. The Wildcats hail from the Big East Conference, and they fell to Butler in...

Players of the Week 11-16-2017

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 16, 2016

Nick Hinds Freshman Defender Men’s Soccer This season the Zips brought in two freshmen from Plantation, Florida, and 5-foot-7 forward Jonathan Lewis has been the most noticeable this season, leading the team with 11 assists and 15 points. However, Hinds is starting to give Lewis a run for h...

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team captured its 13th MAC championship this past weekend right here in Akron. After defeating Western Michigan for the second time this past week on Friday by a score of 4-0, the Zips held on to a 2-1 lead in the championship match on Sunday to outlast Buffalo. ...

Zips’ sloppy play leads to loss to the Falcons

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016

The University of Akron football team’s losing streak continues after its defeat against the Bowling Green Falcons, 38-28, on Wednesday at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Falcons were able to gut out a close game to get their first conference win of the season. Tallying another loss, ...

Men’s basketball team falls to YSU, 90-82

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team lost to Youngstown State on Saturday night, 90-82, at the Beeghly Center in Youngstown. It was the season opener for both teams, and it was part of the Coaches vs. Cancer doubleheader. Kent State defeated Cleveland State in the previous game, 79-74.  ...

Women’s basketball beat Malone to start season

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team survived a slow start to beat Malone University, 63-52, on Saturday afternoon in Akron. Once again, Hannah Plybon led the Zips in scoring with 20 points. It wasn’t easy for her, however, as she made just four of her 12 shots, including just one of ...

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host the MAC Tournament this weekend, starting Friday. First, at 4 p.m., Buffalo and Bowling Green will face off as the second and third seeds. Akron will then host Western Michigan for the second consecutive game, starting at 7 p.m. The winners will p...

Sports Preview (11-10-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

Men’s Basketball The University of Akron men’s basketball team will open its season on the road Saturday versus Youngstown State University, at the Beeghly Center in the 2nd Annual Coaches vs. Cancer Basketball Doubleheader. The Coaches vs. Cancer event features coaches from four schools: Keith ...

Players of the Week (11-10-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 9, 2016

Jerome Lane Junior Wide Receiver Football The Zips big (6-foot-3, 220 pounds) receiver continued his excellent season, posting another huge game against Toledo last Wednesday. Lane caught just six passes, but he turned them into 177 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown catch on the Zips ...

Soccer captures MAC title

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (10-5-3) captured its 12th straight Mid-American Conference title Saturday after taking down Western Michigan by a score of 3-0. After going into the game tied with Bowling Green for the lead in the conference, the Zips would jump the Falcons to become ...

Sports Recap (11-8-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

Women’s Basketball The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat Walsh University on Saturday, 81-70, in the team’s first exhibition game of the 2016-2017 season. The Zips had a balanced attack, as seven players scored at least seven points each. Senior Hannah Plybon had an excell...

Zips defensive struggles continue in big loss to Toledo

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016

The University of Akron football team took its second consecutive conference loss Wednesday to the Toledo Rockets, 48-17, at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field in Akron. The Zips fell to 3-3 in conference play with an overall record of 5-5 on the season. The Zips offense made big plays, but failed to consistently driv...

Football looks to become bowl eligible

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

The University of Akron football team looks to break a two-game losing streak and finally become bowl-eligible on Wednesday when it hosts the Bowling Green Falcons. The Zips enter the game with a 5-5 record overall and a 3-3 conference record. The Falcons are struggling mightily this season, as they have ...

Sports Preview 11-3-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 2, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host Western Michigan on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron. It will be the final regular season game of the season for the Zips men’s team. The Zips enter the game with a record of 9-5-3 after their 3-2 double-o...

Men’s soccer ties Bowling Green

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team tied the Bowling Green Falcons on Saturday in Bowling Green, 2-2. The Zips record stands at 8-5-3 and 2-1-1 in the MAC while the Falcons are 9-5-3 and 2-0-2 in the MAC. Bowling Green’s Tate Robertson got the scoring started early, netting his first goal o...

Sports Recap (11-1-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016

Women’s Volleyball- The University of Akron women’s volleyball team beat rival Kent State on Friday, 3-2. The match was a close affair, as the Zips won by sets of 25-27, 25-21, 31-33, 25-21, and 15-8. The Zips improved their record to 7-16 overall and 2-9 in the Mid-American Conference, wh...

Zips football trampled by the Bulls

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to The University at Buffalo on Thursday, Oct. 27, by a score of 41-20. With another loss, the Zips now have a record of 5-4 (3-2) while Buffalo picked up its first conference win of the season (1-3). Overall, the Bulls are now 2-6. The Zips defense...

Zips look to continue conference success in Buffalo

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to Buffalo on Thursday to play the Bulls in a huge MAC game. Coming off a 35-25 win over Ball State last Saturday, the Zips will only get five days of rest before Thursday’s game. Akron enters the game with a 5-3 record, and it needs just one m...

Players of the Week (10-27-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

Van Edwards Sophomore Running back Football Edwards was the Zips’ offense in the first half on Saturday versus Ball State while Thomas Woodson knocked off the rust after missing three games. Edwards’ 45-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was the Zips only score of the first half. Th...

Sports Preview (10-27-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 26, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will take the weekend off as it rests up to play the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Game time will be at 7 p.m. in Columbus. The Zips, 7-5-2, have struggled in comparison to recent years. On the road they have especially struggled, goi...

Woodson returns to lead Zips’ comeback victory

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016

The University of Akron football team was able to defeat the Ball State Cardinals 35-25 on Saturday, with a huge second-half rally at Scheumann Stadium. The Zips’ record now improves to 5-3 overall, and 3-1 in conference play. The Cardinals now fall to 4-4 (1-3) with the loss. The Zips’ off...

Sports Recap 10-25-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 24, 2016

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team picked up its first conference win of the season on Thursday in a major upset versus Central Michigan, 3-2. The Zips improved to 4-9-4 (1-4-4 MAC) while Central Michigan fell to 13-2-2 (5-2). Akron picked up its first win since Se...

Sports Preview (10-20-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will host another major Division One school on Saturday when it hosts conference foe West Virginia at 7:30 p.m., at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 7-4-2 record, and they are 2-0 in confer...

Holthusen scores two as men’s soccer draws with Penn State

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016

Despite a valiant overtime effort, The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-2) could not score the golden goal in the 20 minutes of overtime on Tuesday night against Penn State. The Zips would strike first at the 11-minute mark when junior Stuart Holthusen scored a breakaway goal off an assis...

Players of the week (10-20-16)

By Jacob Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

Stuart Holthusen Junior Forward Men’s Soccer After missing most of the season with an injury, Holthusen finally recorded his first points of the season this week. First, on Saturday, Holthusen assisted on Sam Gainford’s second goal of the game. Then, in Tuesday’s 2-2 tie versus Penn Sta...

Zips football looks to get back on track versus Ball State

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team looks to rebound from its 41-0 loss against Western Michigan last game when it plays the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday. Both teams enter the game with a 4-3 record, but the Zips have the advantage in conference record (2-1) over Ball State (1-2). The Cardin...

Sports Recap (10-18-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 17, 2016

Women’s Soccer-   The University of Akron women’s soccer team grinded out two draws this weekend. The Zips tied both Northern Illinois and Western Michigan 0-0 after two overtimes. First, on Friday, the Zips were only able to muster two shots on Huskies’ goalkeeper Amy Annala. The Huskies...

Zips dominated by Broncos, 41-0

October 17, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, 41-0, at InfoCision Stadium in Akron. The Zips record falls to 4-3 overall, and they picked up their first conference loss of the season. The Broncos remain undefeated (7-0, 3-0) as they continue their ascent...

Men’s soccer posts 7-0 victory over NIU

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (7-4-1) had its most dominant victory of the season Saturday, defeating Northern Illinois University by a score of 7-0. This victory also moved the Zips to first place in the MAC Conference with a record of 2-0. The Zips scored early and often. Their first...

Zips football hosts 23rd-ranked Western Michigan

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

The University of Akron football team will host the 23rd-ranked Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Western Michigan has been very impressive this season, as they have beaten Big Ten teams Illinois and Northwestern, while also dominating MAC schools Nort...

Players of the week (10-13-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

Tra’von Chapman Junior Quarterback Football Starting for injured starter Thomas Woodson for the second straight game, Chapman played his best game as a Zip. Chapman started the game with a 70-yard touchdown run, the Zips’ longest run of the season. Overall, Chapman gained 254 yards with ...

Sports Preview (10-13-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016

Men’s Soccer- The University of Akron men’s soccer team will get back to MAC play when it travels to DeKalb, Illinois to play the Northern Illinois Huskies at 7 p.m. on Saturday. The Zips are 6-4-1 on the season, and are coming off a tough 2-1 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday. Akron won ...

Women’s soccer drops pair to MAC teams

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron women’s soccer team dropped a pair of games over the weekend, dropping their record to 3-9-2 overall, while remaining winless (0-3-2) in Mid-American Conference play. First, the Zips fell to Kent State on Thursday 4-0. The Golden Flashes continue to dominate, as they impr...

Zips men’s soccer opens MAC play with a win

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (6-3-1) opened Mid-American Conference play with what might have been its best performance of the season, defeating the Buffalo Bulls 4-0. It was all Akron from the beginning as the Zips scored their first goal at the four-minute mark, when senior capt...

Basketball Season Preview (2016-2017)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron men’s and women’s basketball teams started official practices last Monday for the 2016-2017 season, and expectations are high once again for both teams. The men’s team will begin the season on Nov. 12 in a 7:45 p.m. game versus Youngstown State, while the women’s wi...

Zips win Homecoming Game, 35-13 over Redhawks

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 10, 2016

The University of Akron football team beat the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks, 35-13, on Saturday in the annual Homecoming Game. The Zips improve to 4-2 on the season, and they remain unbeaten in conference play at 2-0. The Redhawks continue to struggle this season, falling to 0-6 (0-2). Starting again for ...

Sports Preview (10-6-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

Men’s Soccer The University of Akron men’s soccer team finally gets back in action on Friday when it hosts the Buffalo Bulls at 7:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a record of 5-3-1 overall. This will be their first conference game of the season. They will be facing a tough Buffalo squad, who co...

Zips’ football hosts homecoming game

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

The University of Akron football team will host the Miami University Redhawks this Saturday in its annual Homecoming Game at 3:30 p.m. at Infocision Stadium in Akron. The Zips enter the game with a 3-2 record overall, and are 1-0 in conference games after beating Kent State last Saturday. Miami has ye...

Players of the week (10-6-16)

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 5, 2016

Ulysees Gilbert Football Sophomore Linebacker The Zips’ first-year starter had the best game of his career Saturday at Kent, setting career-highs in tackles (16), while recording three tackles for loss and his second career sack. Gilbert leads a young defense with 55 tackles and seven t...

Sports Recap (10-3-16)

October 3, 2016

Women’s Soccer- The University of Akron women’s soccer team was able to tie the Toledo Rockets on Friday, 1-1, but then dropped a match to Bowling Green on Sunday, 2-1. The Zips fell to 3-7-2 on the season, and are now 0-2-2 in MAC play. In Friday’s game versus Toledo, the Zips’ f...

Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

The University of Akron football team overcame the Kent State Golden Flashes in a thrilling win in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday by a score of 31-27. Despite going 3-12 on third-down, being outgained 378-423 in total yards, and losing the turnover battle 0-3, the Zips were able to prevail. ...

Zips draw with VCU after scoreless match

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (5-3-1) finished Tuesday night’s match with its first tie of the season. A 90-minute game and two 10-minute overtimes could not generate a goal for either team. Although the Zips did not get the win that they hoped for, there was still something good to...

Sports Preview (8-28-16)

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

Women’s Soccer The University of Akron women’s soccer team hosts the Toledo Rockets on Friday night at 7 p.m. as it looks to get back on track. The Zips come into the game with a 3-6-1 record, and have a 0-3-1 record in their past four games. This is the third conference game of the season for...

Zips football kicks off conference play at Kent State

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

The University of Akron football team will travel to play its biggest rival, the Kent State Golden Flashes, in the Wagon Wheel Challenge on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Zips enter with a 2-2 record, and are coming off a tough 45-38 loss to Appalachian State University at home, and will begin the in-co...

Players of the Week

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 28, 2016

Karli Knezevich Women’s Tennis Knezevich (Austin, Texas) was perfect over the weekend in the Akron Shootout, winning all three doubles matches and all three singles matches she played. Along with partner Karalina Maksimava, Knezevich beat players from Cleveland State University, Youngstown Sta...

Zips football falls short against Appalachian State

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

The University of Akron football team couldn’t quite complete a comeback — it lost on Saturday to the Appalachian State Mountaineers 45-38 at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field in Akron. With the loss the Zips close out the non-conference portion of their schedule at 2-2, while Appalachian Sta...

Sports Recap

By Jacob Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016

Women’s Soccer   The University of Akron women’s soccer team failed to score in its first two Mid-American Conference games over the weekend, tying Miami (OH) on Friday 0-0 and losing to Ball State on Sunday 1-0. The Zips now sit at 3-6-1 on the season.   Goaltending was the key ...

Sports Recap

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 19, 2016

Women’s soccer falls to Duquesne The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell to the Duquesne Dukes on Friday, 2-0. The loss drops the Zips to 3-5 on the season while Duquesne improves to 3-2-2. Malea Fabean scored just 10 minutes into the match for her third goal of the season, beatin...

Zips roll over Marshall

By Joshua Glaze, Writer

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team dominated the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday afternoon, 65-38, at Joan C. Edwards Stadium in Huntington, West Virginia. It was the first time the Zips have scored more than 60 points in a game since 2012. The Zips had success in all three phases of the game, scoring on...

Men’s soccer defeats SMU for coach Embick’s 100th win

By Jackson Cline, Writer

September 19, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team got its first road win of the season when it went to Oklahoma to battle Tulsa this past Friday and won 2-1. The victory also marks the 100th career win for Zips coach Jared Embick, who became the Zips’ head coach prior to the 2013 season. It was a d...

Sports preview 9-15-16

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 15, 2016

Football: The Akron football team returns to the gridiron on Saturday, as they travel to Huntington, West Virginia to play the Marshall Thundering Herd at 12 p.m. Marshall comes in with a 1-0 record after they dominated Morgan State 62-0 last Saturday. The teams last met in 2014, where Marshall w...

Harter leads men’s soccer in 2-0 victory over Beavers

By Jackson Cline, Writer

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team improved to 3-2 on the season after an important bounce back win Friday vs. Oregon State University, 2-0. Skye Harter, a redshirt freshman from Copley, Ohio, made his very first collegiate start playing Friday. He made the most of this opportunity by netting ...

Zips football derailed by Badgers, 54-10

By Joshua Glaze, Writer

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron football team fell to the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Sept. 10, by a score of 54-10 in Madison, Wisconsin. This loss moved the Zips to 1-1 for the season, snapping UA’s six-game winning streak carried over from last year. The team was also attempting to win its first gam...

Women’s soccer falls to UC Riverside, 3-0

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the University of California, Riverside Highlanders on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Akron to 3-4 on the season while UC Riverside improves to 2-2-3. The loss snapped a short two-game winning streak for the Zips. After a scoreless first hal...

Zips football opens up season with win over Virginia Military Institute

By Joshua Glaze, jig7@zips.uakron.edu

September 7, 2016

The University of Akron Zips’ football team outscored Virginia Military Institute 47-24 in the season opener Saturday evening at Infocision Stadium. The Zips seemed to pick up where they left off last season, increasing their win streak to six games, the longest since Head Coach Terry Bowden became ...

Men’s soccer fights through early season struggles

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 7, 2016

With the 2016-2017 school year finally underway, there is a sense of excitement here at The University of Akron. One of the main contributors to that excitement is the men’s soccer team, which is looking to bring home the national championship that it nearly captured in December of last year. L...

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore George Baylis became the first in the Zips golfing program history to receive medalist honors at t...

Zips pitch their way to sweep of Purple Eagles

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 20, 2016

Erin Seiler and Paige McMenemy’s strong pitching performances allowed UA’s women’s softball team to take a pair of non-conference games from the Niagara Purple Eagles Tuesday afternoon.   The Zips took game one by a 2-0 count, while the offense blasted 17 hits to win the nightcap 8-0...

Blue defeats White in Akron Spring Game, 20-17

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Football made a brief appearance at The University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field this past Saturday where the football team held their annual spring game.   The Blue Squad, led by offensive coordinator A.J. Milwee, jumped out to an early lead and then had to come back to ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field This past weekend saw both The University of Akron men’s and women’s track and field teams sweep their competition in the Northeast Ohio Quad held at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.   The Akron men’s team defeated Youngstown State (1...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 11, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team used a strong effort on Sunday to gain four places in the overall standings at The Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate. The Zips finished the 54-hole tournament in eighth place with a final team score of 885 (+33).   Wake Forest...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 6, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team finished with a team score of 294 (+6) on the final day at the Bulls Bay Golf Club to finish the tournament in 14th place this week in Awendaw, South Carolina. The Zips had earlier rounds of 296 (+8) and 300 (+12) to complete the 54-hole to...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 4, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron track and field team had several athletes place in the top 10 of the Texas Relays held over four days last week in Austin, Texas. One of the many highlights from the action was Claudia Garcia Jou recording the best jump – 6 feet, 1....

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 30, 2016

Women’s Basketball The University of Akron women’s basketball team had four of its student-athletes named to the Mid-American Conference All-Academic team. The announcement was made on Wednesday, March 30. Hannah Plybon, Hannah Scipio, Alli Ball, and Megan Sefcik all qualified for the 2015...

Sports Reacp

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

March 28, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field The University of Akron track and field teams took part in the Ricardo Romo Invitational in San Antonio, Texas this past weekend. The Zips placed in the top five 24 times for the weekend. The women’s team placed third out of six teams, while the men finished i...

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...

Athletic department creates new hype team

Athletic department creates new hype team

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 6, 2015

Are you interested in becoming more involved at sporting events? The University of Akron’s athletic department is looking for energetic students to become members of the Z-Team. Eric Stoller, the director of marketing and promotions in the athletic department, describes the Z-Team as a group of...

Student government tracking use of tuition

Student government tracking use of tuition

By Grant Morgan, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2015

  The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is currently in talks with university president, Scott Scarborough, to discover what student fees actually pay for. Just how expensive a university education is can be seen on regular bills; what can’t be seen is exactly where all of that money...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

November 10, 2014

In the final week of the Capital One Mascot Challenge Zippy lost to Buzz, the mascot from Georgia Tech and fell to her lowest seating in the tournament, 6th place. The tournament has now moved on to the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA

By Tyler Jordan, Writer

July 22, 2014

The theatre in the Student Union was packed on June 12th as the Iranian and Nigerian national teams faced off in the World Cup. The University of Akron is a melting pot of students with different nationalities and backgrounds. The university is attended by distinguishable populations of people of ...

The golden shot

The golden shot

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

July 15, 2014

Matt Chezem, a junior at The University of Akron, earned a gold medal for the rifle team in the 50-meter prone event at the USA Shooting National Championship at Fort Benning, Ga. Head coach Newt Engle described the win as “complete jubilation.” “This win was definitely earned. Matt has been...

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,...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 25, 2014

On May 27 the University of Akron honored the two-year service of Jim Tressel, the former Executive Vice President of Strategic Engagement, on the third floor of the Student Union. The ballroom was packed with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

Updates from other Akron sports teams

March 14, 2013

Zips Softball The Lady Zips have played eight games in the month of March, and they have split those contests 4-4. This brings their overall record to 10-9 on the season. Freshman pitcher Erin Seiler was named the MAC East player of the week for compiling impressive stats in her games of the past week...

From across campus

March 5, 2013

Zips Softball The University of Akron Zips softball team is off to a 5-6 start in the season. The Lady Zips are currently undefeated at home, sitting at 3-0, while being 2-6 in away games. The Zips had to cancel a game against Syracuse ealier this season due to the weather. Rachel Ratcliffe curren...

Zips win BracketBuster game

February 26, 2013

D.J. Johnson In the Mid-American Conference, it doesn’t get any bigger than next Wednesday night. In a matchup of the MAC’s top two teams, with one conference loss between the two, the Akron Zips ante up their 18-game winning streak against the Ohio Bobcats at the Convocation Center in Athens. The ...

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

September 5, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The University of Akron — the birthplace of his teaching and coaching career — but is now wearing a...

Women’s basketball vs. Miami

February 22, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to Miami University Wednesday afternoon with a score of 84-76 at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. Miami entered the contest in third place in the Mid-American Conference standings, while Akron started in sixth. Miami’s five starters ea...

UA men pick up seventh straight win

February 13, 2012

By: DJ Johnson An often undervalued part of college basketball is the ability for a given team to go on a scoring run, or as Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot calls it, a scoring spurt. The Zips (18-7, 10-1 MAC) found their spurt midway through the second half Saturday night, leading 45-34 after a 16-2 ru...

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

February 9, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Coming into the season, the Akron men’s basketball team had lost four key contributors from their 2010-2011 team that went to the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, four players that were not able to play last season were in waiting to bring new life to the program. It is now 24 games into the 2011-12 season, and ...

Tressel joins UA as administrator

February 7, 2012

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel was named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron last Thursday.  His role in the administration will focus on student success. Though rumors circled during  semester that Tressel was being c...

Men's baskeball blows out Eastern Michigan with 77 to 47 victory Saturday

February 6, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Eastern Michigan came into James A. Rhodes Arena Saturday night leading the MAC West division. The Eagles (10-13, 5-4 MAC) left The University of Akron campus maintaining that lead, but not with a victory, as they were blown out by the Zips (16-7, 8-1 MAC) in a 77-47 loss. “We’r...

National Signing Day; Akron football program recruits 21 new members

February 2, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron football program announced the 21 members of the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday night. The class included student athletes from several different states, though the most (10) come from Ohio. Other states include Florida (six), Pennsylvania (two), Michigan ...

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

January 23, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson “At halftime...it was like we got punched in the gut,” said Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot. “I didn’t know if we were going to recover or not. I think our guys did good hanging in there and staying composed.” The calm Zips created a storm in the second half, as a 28-6 run midway...

UA downs Detroit 81-63 on Saturday

November 30, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron men’s basketball team picked up their first win in three games Saturday night, as a high-powered offensive attack led to a 81-63 victory over Detroit. Leading the offensive outburst, the Zips (3-2) had four players reach double figures, which would prove to be too much f...

Zips shut out FAU in regular-season finale Akron defeats the Owls 2-0 in MAC play

November 8, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Sunday, The No. 6 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Florida Atlantic University 2-0 in Boca Raton, Fla., for the Zips’ last regular season game. The Zips (13-3-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) were led by senior Luke Holmes and sophomore Darren Mattocks, who each contrib...

Women's soccer optimistic for next season

November 7, 2011

By: Parker Perry Creating one of the toughest schedules in the history of the program, UA’s Head Coach Chris Pfau was set on helping his program take the next step, and the women’s soccer team came into the season ready to compete. Opening up in Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan, it ...

Commercials are destroying sports

October 27, 2011

By: Matthew Balsinger Last weekend, I made my biweekly pilgrimage to Cleveland Browns Stadium to watch the Browns take on the Seahawks. As I sat in the stands, disgust and anger began to fill my veins. No, this outrage was not inspired by the inadequacies of the Cleveland Browns or the terrifyingly...

Football ready to take on OU this Saturday

October 19, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson The University of Akron football team will return to the field for the first time in two weeks as they welcome Ohio University to InfoCision Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips (1-5, 0-2 MAC) are coming off their bye week and on a two-game skid, matched by the Bobcats’ (4-3, 1-...

Zips upset in overtime: Men's soccer loses to Michigan 1-0

October 19, 2011

By: Chris Coon cgc8@zips.uakron.edu Tuesday night The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Michigan in the first overtime at UM Soccer Stadium. A scramble in front of the net led to a chip shot goal by Latife Alashe in the 97th minute. The goal was Alashe’s second goa...

Luke Holmes named Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week

October 9, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Monday senior forward Luke Holmes was named Top Drawer Soccer’s National Player of the Week after having an eye-opening week in his debut with Akron. Holmes, who spent the first three years of his career at nearby NAIA school Notre Dame College recorded two goals and two assists ...

Men's soccer tops Western Michigan 3-0

October 4, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team opened up Mid-American Conference play this Saturday when they traveled to Western Michigan, defeating the Broncos 3-0. The Zips (7-0-2) put Western Michigan away early in the game, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes of the g...

Solid weekend for Lady Zips soccer

September 27, 2011

The Akron Zips women’s soccer team (4-3-1, 1-0-1 MAC) opened up their MAC schedule with two games over the weekend at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field, coming away with a draw and a win against two teams from the state up north. The first of the two games was played Friday night against Central...

Zips pull out a win over Tulsa, 3-0

September 26, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Saturday night, sophomore forward Darren Mattocks posted the second hat trick of his career, leading The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team to a 3-0 victory at Tulsa. The Zips (5-0-2) remain unbeaten while improving their all-time record against Tulsa to 5-0. “Obviously we won ...

Big week for Zips men's soccer team: Ua will look to extend unbeaten streak against No. 16 New Mexico

September 15, 2011

by: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team will open up their home stand this weekend, when they take on No. 16 New Mexico on Friday at 7 p.m. and Cal Poly on Sunday at 6 p.m. in the Zips annual University of Akron Tournament. Akron (3-0-1) enters the tournament ranked No. 4 in ...

Zips’ first win delayed

September 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Rob Ianello and The University of Akron football team will have to wait at least another week to get their first win of the 2011 season. A 41-3 thumping by Temple Saturday night coupled with a 79-minute weather delay added to a forgettable start of the season for the Zips. “I tho...

Women’s soccer set for second trip to Florida

September 8, 2011

By: Parker Perry After just getting back last Monday, the Lady Zips soccer team will board a plane and return to Florida to play in the University of South Florida soccer tournament. They will play both South Florida and Florida Atlantic. The Zips offense will be under scrutiny during the weekend, as...

Playing scared gets you nowhere: Women’s soccer falls to Michigan State 0-5

September 5, 2011

By: Parker Perry Entering halftime, the score was 1-0 in favor of the Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans had a total of nine shots, five of them on goal in the first half. Akron goalkeeper Jenny Wolbert was forced to save many different varieties of attempts. Diving to her left then her right,...

Major renovations made to the JAR

September 1, 2011

By: DJ Johnson James A. Rhodes Arena, home of the Akron Zips since 1983, went through a $650,000 renovation this summer. The facility, which houses the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball teams, received renovations to player lounges and a state-of-the-art weight room. The space will be us...

Zips women's soccer ready for tough home match up

September 1, 2011

By: Parker Perry Friday was supposed to be a pivotal day in Akron Zips women soccer history. The Zips charged into 31st nationally ranked Michigan and came away with a 1-0 victory. The win got them all kinds of recognition; sites had them listed as the number four team in all of Midwest soccer. It woke...

Wheeling into workouts: Rec Center improving services for the disabled

September 1, 2011

By: Alison Stewart The Student Recreation and Wellness Center has taken steps to improve its services for the fall semester.  The Office of Accessibility and the SRWS worked together to make the recreation center more handicap accessible. “Many recreation facilities across the country have started to ...

Record-setting night for the UA men’s soccer team

September 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was all about redemption Saturday night as The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Cleveland State 5-0 in the season opener before a record-breaking crowd of 5,241 at First Energy Stadium Cub Cadet Field in Akron, Ohio. The Vikings, who were picked to finish second in th...

Zips look for improvement in Ianello's second season at UA

August 11, 2011

By Daniel Johnson It took until Nov. 26 of last season, the final game of Head Coach Rob Ianello’s debut season with The University of Akron, for the Zips to earn their first and only victory. Fast forward 9 months later: Ianello’s squad is on the brink of a new season, with last year far in thei...

Women's soccer eager for strong start

August 11, 2011

By Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer Head Coach Chris Pfau is excited about the 2011 soccer season. He draws from last season’s late run, which saw the Lady Zips go 4-0 before ending the season. The momentum then carried into the spring season, where UA landed a 6-2-1 record. ...