The Buchtelite

Zips Coach Terry Bowden “Selling a Vision” to 2016 Recruiting Class

By Katie King,

February 8, 2016

Last Wednesday, Feb. 3, University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden announced the high school student-athletes of the 2016 recruiting class. Bowden invited students, athletes, faculty, and fans to a press conference in the Student Union Starbucks. Attendees had the opportunity to ask ques...

Zips win first ever bowl game

Robert Stein (48) and head coach Terry Bowden celebrate the Zips win

By Terry Rabbitts,

December 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team won their first FBS bowl game in the history of the program Tuesday afternoon by defeating the Utah State Aggies 23-21 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl game. The game was played at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho before 18,876 fans. Kicker Robert Stein connected...

Football team heads west for bowl game

By Terry Rabbitts,

December 7, 2015

The University of Akron football team announced on Sunday, Dec. 6, that they will be playing Utah State Aggies in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise, Idaho on Dec. 22. The appearance in the bowl game is only the second time that Akron has been in one since the program moved to Division I-A (FB...

Defense shines in Wagon Wheel victory

Isaiah Williams holds up the Wagon Wheel after the Zips win over Kent State

By Terr Rabbitts,

November 27, 2015

The University of Akron football defense played its best game of the year as the Zips defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes 20-0 in a Mid-American Conference game and reclaimed the Wagon Wheel Friday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. In his last home game as a Zip, Jatavis Brown led...

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

Jerome Lane runs for the end zone against Central Michigan

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron football team returns home to host Buffalo on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. EST at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. The Zips got back to the even mark at 5-5 overall and 3-3 in MAC play after a 37-28 MAC win at Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 14. With two games remaining, the Zips ...

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

Austin Wolf dives for the Thomas Woodson pass against the RedHawks.

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 14, 2015

  The University of Akron’s football team ran out to a 27-7 halftime lead, watched as the Miami of Ohio RedHawks battled back, but then hung on for the 37-28 win in Oxford, Ohio at Yager stadium Saturday afternoon. The Zips’ Robert Stein sealed with victory by kicking a 50 yard field goal...

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

Akron football takes on Miami (Ohio)

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 11, 2015

The University of Akron football team heads south for its last regular season Mid-American Conference road game this Saturday against the Miami University of Ohio RedHawks at noon at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio. The Zips (4-5, 2-3 MAC) look to make it two in a row after beating the University of ...

Football team gets back to winning

The Zips defense stops the ball carrier

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team edged the Minutemen from the University of Massachusetts on Saturday, 17-13. The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the Zips. Thomas Woodson used his arm and legs to account for both Akron touchdowns in the game by throwing a 27-yard pass to Au...

Zips take on the Minutemen

Conor Hundley (middle with ball) fights for more yards earlier this season

By Terry Rabbitts,

November 4, 2015

The University of Akron’s football team looks to bounce back after last week’s loss as the Zips visit the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday at noon at Gillette Stadium. “We got to pick it back up,” fourth-year head coach Terry Bowden said in his weekly teleconference, referring to the 14-6 ...

Zips look to tame the Tigers

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 16, 2015

The Akron Zips football take looks to finally break into the win column for the first time in the 2015 season as they play host to the Savannah State Tigers at InfoCision Stadium this Saturday. The Zips (0-2), who lost to Pitt, 24-7 last week, hope to mount more of an offensive attack than it has had...

Football looks to take the next step

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 9, 2015

In 2005, the Akron Zips football team enjoyed its finest season at the Division 1-A level. It finished the season with a winning record, won the MAC Championship Game, and competed in its first bowl game at that level. Fast forward ten years: since then the Zips have not had the luxury of a winning se...