The Buchtelite

MAC champs, 13th time

MAC champs, 13th time

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Showcase

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. ...

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


Filed under Showcase

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under News, Showcase

  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


Filed under Showcase

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...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

June 25, 2014


Filed under News

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....

Zips win BracketBuster game

February 26, 2013


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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...

Tressel joins UA as administrator

February 7, 2012


Filed under News

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...

Commercials are destroying sports

October 27, 2011


Filed under Opinion

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...

Wheeling into workouts: Rec Center improving services for the disabled

September 1, 2011


Filed under News

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 ...