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15th Annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop Focuses on Activism, Advocacy

Mike Shearer, Chad Painter, Jim Crutchfield and Kelly McBride (left to right) participated in the panel, “Activism, Advocacy, Journalism and Public Relations.”
Journalism and media professionals, as well as students and visitors, gathered for a workshop on ethical media coverage of activism and advocacy.
September 26, 2019

Journalism and media professionals joined with students from The University of Akron and Kent State University for the 15th annual Poynter KSU Media Ethics Workshop on Sept. 19 for discussions on ethics...

State of the University: Incredibly Optimistic

Buchtel Hall.
A sit-down with President Wilson
August 28, 2017

In 2013, President Luis M. Proenza gave his final address to The University of Akron saying the “state of the University in 2013 is strong.” President Proenza’s successor, President Scarborough,...

The Buchtelite Returns

President Wilson receives the first copy of The Buchtelite.
The Buchtelite returns with a new model that consists of an online format and a new staff.
August 25, 2017

The Buchtelite, The University of Akron’s 128-year-old student run newspaper, is back with a new model after a semester-long hiatus. The new model includes a primarily online format with the exception...

Scarborough resigns

UA President Scott Scarborough speaks to the Faculty Senate on Thursday, Feb. 4, shortly before it voted 50-2 for a resolution of 'no confidence' in him.
May 31, 2016

University of Akron President Scott Scarborough has resigned, the UA Board of Trustees announced Tuesday morning. The Board and Scarborough reached an agreement during an emergency meeting on May 31....

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79

Northern Illinois narrowly beats Zips, 80-79
February 14, 2016

The Northern Illinois Huskies snapped a five game losing streak by beating the University of Akron men’s basketball team on Saturday, 80-79, in DeKalb, Illinois. The Huskies also ended a seven game Zips...

EXL Center promises ‘experiential learning’

February 1, 2016

A new initiative, led by Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman, is staking its claim in the Student Union and Bierce Library.                                                  ...

Barilla notches triple-double in women’s hoop victory over UCF

Megan Barilla had 10 points, 10 assists, and 10 rebounds for her triple-double.
Anita Brown nets her 1000th career point.
December 5, 2015

Megan Barilla recorded a triple-double and Anita Brown surpassed the 1,000-point plateau as the University of Akron women’s basketball team ran past the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights, 74-54,...

Jatavis Brown named Defensive Player of the Year

Linebacker Jatavis Brown wins Defensive Player of the Year.
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,...

Women’s basketball drops a pair of games in California

November 29, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team came out on the short end of a pair of games in the San Diego Tournament in San Diego, California over the weekend. On Friday evening, Anita Brown score...

Sports Recap

The University of Akron swimming and diving team celebrates the winning of the Magnus Cup
November 23, 2015

Swimming and diving The University of Akron swimming and diving team took home first place this past weekend at the Magnus Cup Invitational at Cleveland State University in the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium....

Thoughts on Akron Press Club meeting

November 18, 2015

As one of the four students that attended the Akron Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, I noticed something that I have not seen with President Scarborough before: he seemed more engaged with the...

Up ‘til Dawn exceeds expectations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
February 4, 2015

St. Jude’s Up ’til Dawn, a registered student organization, exceeded expectations with an event to honor the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event raised $21,379.55 for...

Main campus closes as weather worsens

The usually busy Student Union was barren on Monday afternoon.
February 2, 2015

UA’s main campus closed Monday morning as it became apparent that worsening conditions would make campus and its surrounding areas unsafe. There was some confusion however, after UA decided to close...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
Akron's favorite marsupial goes up against Georgia Tech before postseason.
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...

Education Abroad: Why students are staying in Akron

November 5, 2014

Assistant director of international programs education abroad, David Black, is pushing to reorganize the Education Abroad Office to make it easier and more affordable for students to study abroad. Out...

Study Abroad Fair provides international possibilities

Representatives from several organizations were on site to guide students in their decisions.
October 16, 2014

  Students looking to study abroad may be daunted by its unfamiliarity, which is why on Tuesday, Oct. 14 The University of Akron’s Office of International Programs held their annual education...

Author of ‘Orange is the New Black’ visits Akron

Author Piper Kerman signs books for fans in the lobby of EJ Thomas Hall.
October 15, 2014

The excitement was palpable as Piper Kerman, author of the memoir Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison, walked onto the stage of EJ Thomas Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Kerman’s lecture...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

The Buchtelite highlights Zippys support for her school. Now it's time for UA to show her support.
October 5, 2014

Visit capitalonemascots.com to vote for Zippy in the Capital One Mascots Challenge.

14th UA president dies at 81

Dr. Ruebel Marion served as UA's president from 1996-1999.
September 29, 2014

Dr. Marion A. Ruebel, The University of Akron’s 14th president, died Sunday, Sept. 28 at the age of 81. Ruebel served as UA’s President from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Ruebel is a native of Manson, Iowa....

UA partners with National Library of Medicine

UA's Center for the History of Psychology has partnered with the National Library of Medicine.
September 23, 2014

The University of Akron’s Cummings Center for the History of Psychology (CCHP) has partnered with the National Library of Medicine to give easier access to historic archives. CCHP will share 413 of...

Alumnus Paul Haridakis talks media influence

Haridakis as he speaks to students about media.
September 23, 2014

University of Akron alum Paul Haridakis spoke at the first School of Communication colloquium on Sept. 19th.    A former law student at the university, he encouraged informal discussion among students...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week
UA's main library celebrates restricted authors and novels.
September 23, 2014

This week, Bierce Library is participating in the nationwide event known as “Banned Books Week,” celebrating the novels that many schools and libraries ban from being on the shelves on any normal day. The...

Word on the Street

September 19, 2014

The University of Akron welcomes 16th President Scott Scarborough with an inauguration ceremony Friday, Sept. 19. The Buchtelite captures students thoughts on what changes they would make as a university...

New UA president to be inducted Friday

September 18, 2014

The University of Akron Communications and Marketing Department The University of Akron’s new president, Scott Scarborough, will be officially introduced on Friday, Sept. 19. This will be the first...

New Roo Weekend welcomes incoming freshmen

August 25, 2014

New Roo Weekend was attended by new students this weekend. The Buchtelite Online caught up with freshmen to talk about their experiences.

Akron welcomes back James with celebration

James greets some kids involved in his Wheels for Education program.
UA's welcome back Lebron ceremony also helped kick off the Wheels for Education celebration.
August 15, 2014

Seven words struck the hearts of Cleveland Cavaliers fans in 2010 during LeBron James’ televised The Decision on ESPN: “I’m taking my talents to South Beach,” James said. James has returned....

Scarborough appoints new positions

President Scott Scarborough
President Scarborough takes action within his first 100 days.
August 5, 2014

President Scarborough has taken no time in making changes around campus in his first couple months of taking office. He has taken the liberty of rearranging the people who answer directly to him, reducing...

Shakespeare Company performs at UA campus

Juliet played by Allison Good and Romeo played by Matthew J. Wheeler  in Romeo&Juliet.
August 4, 2014

The University of Akron’s Shrank Hall was put to great use this summer, as it has become home to Akron’s own Rubber City Shakespeare Company. In its second season, Rubber City Shakespeare Company...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors alumnus John Puglia with the exhibit titled Never Not Working: The Art and Influence of John Puglia.
July 29, 2014

John Puglia created works of art from the beauty of everything around him. Inspired by the sights of everyday life, Puglia shaped a successful career for himself and motivated others to do the same along...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

The Alumni Association building known as The Stitzlein stands no longer.
The Alumni Association moved to InfoCision the Spring before demolition.
July 28, 2014

The 1870 Victorian-era home, known as the Stitzlein Alumni Center, no longer stands at the corner of Fir Hill and East Buchtel Avenue. Demolition for the building began July 11. The university took...

World Cup brings diversity to UA

World Cup brings diversity to UA
Students gathered in the Student Union to show their team spirit.
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...

Scarborough tours UA

July 21, 2014

The Buchtelite followed President Scott Scarborough on his first day on campus, July 1. The tour included the new president walking with students to get a look at the campus he will be working on. This...

The golden shot

Chezem brings home the gold for UA's rifle team.
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...

UA performs patriotic celebration

Robert Jorgensen as he turned to the crowd during
Guzzetta Hall hosts a symphonic concert for America's historic anniversaries.
July 9, 2014

This year marks the 200th anniversary of our nation’s national anthem, along with the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The University of Akron threw a celebration of America’s history...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Transparent shatterproof touchscreen's created out of UA for the world to enjoy.
The screens that will save smartphones.
July 2, 2014

Research in the Polymer building is making dreams reality with a new innovative attempt to create a shatterproof smartphone screen. Yu Zhu and a number of his colleagues published an academic paper titled,...

Students decide USG election

Chelsi King and Rachel Bodenschatz showing excitement for the up and coming year.
USG president and vice president have been sworn into office.
July 2, 2014

In the wake of the 2014 Spring Semester there were a large number of positions that were filled at The University of Akron for the 2014-2015 school year. The most publicized was the election of a new president...

Zips gain ground nationally

UA's track team bring home the MAC Championship.
UA track teams bring home the MAC Championship
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...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

The College of Engineering Celebrates a 100 year centennial.
Honor for 100 years of innovation
June 26, 2014

The centennial anniversary of the College of Engineering was a celebration of the past 100 years. The centennial was also an optimistic look at the next 100 years. The college that started with two professors...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

Jim Tressel and Zippy pose for a picture at Tressel's farewell reception.
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...

Proenza’s last commencement speech

President Proenza stands before loved ones to give his last speech to law graduates.
President congratulates the 2014 School of Law graduation at UA.
June 23, 2014

After 115 commencement speeches in his career, President Luis Proenza gave his last one to the University of Akron law graduates of 2014. The 90th School of Law commencement was held Sunday May 18 at...

Students react to presidential transition

Amy Baird sits and enjoys the nice day as she studies for summer classes.
June 23, 2014

The Buchtelite spoke with students from around The University of Akron's campus about their hopes and wishes for the university. Students express their views as the shift from President Luis Proenza and...

Proenza gives final advice

Current president sits down to share heartwarming thoughts.
June 16, 2014

Outgoing UA President Luis Proenza sat down with The Buchtelite May 20. Proenza spoke about his hopes for incoming President Scott L. Scarborough. Proenza gave insight to his upcoming plans for his sabbatical...

UA plans next chapter with new president

Incoming President Scott Scarborough addresses a public forum on campus May 12, 2014.
Zips student body jumps in a new direction
June 16, 2014

The University of Akron’s search for the 16th president is over. May 8 ended the search when the Board of Trustees at the university elected Scott L. Scarborough to be UA's next president. Scarborough...

Akron wins their final regular season game against Buffalo

February 29, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team finished their regular season with a victory over the Buffalo Bulls Tuesday 78-69. With the win, Akron clinched the six seed and will...

Creative students connected through technology

February 29, 2012

By: Heather Beyer To celebrate the convergence of UA’s College of Creative and Professional Arts into the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences, the documentary “Connected” will be shown in the Student...

"Woman trailblazers:" A part of this year's woman's history month

February 28, 2012

By: Samantha Hubble To begin Women’s History Month, The University of Akron hosts a “Women Trailblazers” event each year. A panel of women who have excelled in their fields will be in attendance...

OU rolls past Zips, MAC title put on hold

February 28, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson What could have been was quickly erased by the Ohio Bobcats (23-6, 10-4 MAC), who put the Zips’ (20-9, 12-2 MAC) conference title on hold with a 85-61 blowout win. The Bobcats never...

Zips tennis loses first match of season

February 27, 2012

 By: Christian Turner The Zips tennis team ended their 12-0 winning streak, suffering their first loss of the season over the weekend in a tough match against nationally ranked Brown University, 4-3. “We...

Beauty survival guide for cold weather

February 27, 2012

By: Channing Murrock Winter brings chapped lips, wind-burned cheeks and damaged hair. We can slick on Chap Stick and slather on moisturizer, but what can we do for our hair? Moisturizing is the base...

Expiration Date concerns explained

February 27, 2012

By: Katlyn Freil Imagine you are studying late one night in your dorm room when you reach for a snack to appease your hunger. All you can find is a box of granola bars two weeks past the expiration date...

Veterans seek therapist for campus

February 27, 2012

By: Christian Turner Veterans at The University of Akron are seeking a veteran therapist to be brought to campus. “Having one of our own around might help veterans open up about certain issues,”...

Akron’s late comeback not good enough to overcome Kent

February 27, 2012

By: Parker Perry Akron trailed by seven points with just a minute to play, but was able to cut the lead down to one with 20 seconds remaining in the game. The Zips attempted three shots from beyond...

Don't get sick as a dog

February 27, 2012

By: Katharine  Powell With cold and flu season at its peak, it is important to apply a healthy life style to avoid falling behind. We are in classrooms with up to 200 other people at a time, living in...

Our View: R-E-S-P-E-C-T The act of giving a little human decency goes a very long way

February 27, 2012

By: Matthew Balsinger Aretha Franklin sang a very famous song about it.  Its presence has the power to build our reputations to uncharted heights, while the lack of it has the power to demolish every...

Zips defeat Falcons Wednesday improve MAC record to 12-1

February 23, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Thirty-nine minutes and 59 seconds. That is how long it took Akron to take the lead on Bowling Green on Jan. 11, as the Zips escaped with a 56-55 victory. On Wednesday night, it took...

ZTV’s Lowdown hosts campus concert Friday

February 22, 2012

By: Kayleigh Bracht Lowdown is an Emmy-nominated entertainment news program at The University of Akron. The concert will feature the bands A Minor Bird, Roscoe and Unseen Masterpiece. Doors will open...

Shakespeare's "Merchant of Venice" premieres at Sandefur Theatre

February 22, 2012

By: Heather Beyer The Shakespearean tragic comedy tells the tale of the merchant Antonio who funds the quest of his friend Bassanio to win the heart of Portia by taking a loan from his longtime enemy,...

Softball preview

February 22, 2012

By: Zach West The University of Akron softball team kicked off their season Feb. 10 by participating in the Southeast Louisiana Lion Classic and the College of Charleston Cougar Classic. In the Southeast...

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...

Parking lot problems

February 22, 2012

By: Russ Friend Heavy snow fell on the windshield and was quickly dispatched by wipers as the weather and my truck engaged in a test of wills against a backdrop of Rammstein’s “Meine Land.” I pulled...

Our view: Springtime activities

February 22, 2012

By: Matthew Balsinger It’s the end of February and it’s hard to believe the wonderful weather that we’ve been having.  By this time last year we had record snow falls and a handful of snow days...

The Brothers Mueller: Successful alumni return to Myers School of Art

February 22, 2012

By:  Mahala Bloom  Excited whispers vibrated through the Myers School of Art last week, revealing that two very special guests would be visiting Folk Hall to lecture. Nate and Kirk Mueller, also known...

Akron offers multiple locations for STD testing

February 21, 2012

By: Anna Stockall Chlamydia, syphilis, HPV and genital warts all are dangerous sexually transmitted diseases men and women can acquire. These sexually transmitted diseases, commonly known as STDs, can...

Students vote for top iPhone apps

February 21, 2012

By: Krista Hunt Have you ever walked to class and had someone almost run you over because their eyes were glued to the screen of an iPhone? You might think they are texting or tweeting or on Facebook,...

Negligence assists theft across campus

February 20, 2012

By: Marcus Nicholson When leaving items unattended on campus, your smoke break can cost you your laptop. “It has never been this bad,” Shelly Davis of University of Akron Libraries said, referring...

Letter to the Editor: UAPD's seeming lack of care for a student's concern of safety

February 20, 2012

By: Elii Skeans I am an international business major at The University of Akron. I also work in the Allied Health Department in the Polsky Building. I consider myself to be a very reserved, friendly...

The road to energy independence

February 20, 2012

By: Matthew Balsinger As a geology student, I often find myself in discussions with other students about the future of our economy on the basis of energy consumption. I often hear proponents of American...

The modern way my dog ate my homework

February 20, 2012

By: Kayleigh Bracht “My little brother locked me in the closet last night. My parents didn’t realize until they got home from work the next day because I fell asleep,” one freshman engineering student...

Up ‘Til Dawn returns to UA, breaks team goal

February 16, 2012

By: Amy Nelson Up ‘Til Dawn, a student-led philanthropy event which benefits St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., was held on Friday in the Student Union. Students and faculty helped raise...

Procrastination: a constant worry for students as midterms approach

February 15, 2012

By: Katelyn Freil Midterm exams are quickly approaching, and students may be wondering how they got here so fast. For those who procrastinated and didn’t keep up with their school work, this can be...

Coach Dambrot leads basketball team into March with high hopes

February 15, 2012

By: DJ Johnson Keith Dambrot was hired as the head basketball coach of The University of Akron in 2004. In his inaugural season leading the Zips, Dambrot finished with a 19-10 record, the most wins at...

Students stop crying

February 15, 2012

By: Jennifer Craig Teachers are not as dumb as students think they are. They know the games, and crying does not get you out of trouble. We are here to learn, life lessons included, and if you think...

Soccer captures number one recruiting class

February 13, 2012

By: Chris Coon For the second time in four years, The University of Akron men’s soccer team has captured the No. 1 recruiting class according to Top Drawer Soccer, a website devoted to soccer recruiting. The...

UA website woes

February 13, 2012

By: Jessica Linczak When you applied to The University of Akron, where did you get information about applying?  How about when you got accepted into the college of your choice and wanted to access information...

Annual Day of Reading cones to UA campus

February 9, 2012

By: Alexandra Didato The Student Union was bustling as usual on Wednesday. Students were crowded around the Market, conversing with friends at Starbucks and swinging by Zee’s for a quick snack in between...

Career Fair helps students network

February 9, 2012

By: Molly Gase Next Thursday, The University of Akron Career Center will be hosting a Career Fair in the Student Union Ballroom from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Career Center is located on the third floor...

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...

Twitter uniting students: @UofAprobs entertains by posting UA problems

February 7, 2012

By: Emily Schultz Approximately 2,000 followers and growing, there has been another University of Akron Twitter account created, @UofAProbs. This account, however, is not your average college representation. ...

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...

Akron takes down Central Michigan

February 7, 2012

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team (10-14, 4-6 MAC) moved up two positions in the Mid-American Conference standings over the weekend. Akron started Saturday in eighth...

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,...

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...

UA students given chance to choose Super Bowl commercial

February 2, 2012

By: Molly Gase This culmination of the National Football League’s season brings hoards of students together in front of their televisions. There is also a common knowledge that this athletic event is...

Akron to play in 10th annual Sears Bracketbuster Saturday, Feb 18

February 1, 2012

By: Chris Coon The 10th annual Sears BracketBusters match up was announced Monday and the University of Akron men’s basketball team will take on Oral Roberts Saturday, Feb. 18 at Tulsa. Okla. Akron...

Women’s basketball drops two straight

January 30, 2012

By: Parker Perry Without their two leading scorers, The University of Akron women’s basketball team (9-13, 3-5 MAC) had a rough week. UA finished the week 0-2, losing to a less-than-impressive Northern...

Men’s basketball falls to Central Michigan

January 30, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson Saturday night nearly turned out disastrous for the University of Akron men’s basketball team as they traveled to Mount Pleasant for their showdown with Central Michigan. Leading the...

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...

Eight steps to maximizing leadership potential

November 30, 2011

By: Ellyn Sjoquist The founder and CEO of OrgSync, Eric Fortenberry, visited The University of Akron on Nov. 2 as the inaugural speaker in Akron’s Leadership Speaker Series. His presentation drew on...

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...

Different year, same story: Zips lose finale 68-19, finish season 1-11

November 30, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson After a 49-point loss to Western Michigan Friday, the Akron football program finds themselves in a similar spot to last year. The 68-19 loss caps off another one-win season for the Zips...

Women's basketball splits preseason WNIT at home

November 22, 2011

The University of Akron Zips women’s basketball team competed in the WNIT consolation bracket over the weekend at James A. Rhodes arena, beating the Howard Bison (0-3) 63-64 in their first home game...

Zips men's basketball drops a deuce: Akron falls to Valparaiso and Duquesne over weekend

November 21, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The Akron men’s basketball team entered last weekend with a 2-0 record and matchups against Valparaiso and Duquesne on the horizon. After the weekend, the Zips sit at 2-2 and will have...

Men's basketball off to hot start

November 17, 2011

By: DJ Johnson For the first time in three seasons, the Akron men’s basketball team has started the year with two consecutive wins. The pair of victories came in the 2K Sports Classic, and the Zips...

Zips fall to WMU 4-3 in PKs

November 15, 2011

By: Chris Coon At the end of regulation on Friday, the No. 1 seed University of Akron men’s soccer team was tied 1-1 with the No. 4 seed Western Michigan before losing 4-3 in penalty kicks in the semifinals...

Battle for the Wagon Wheel: Kent defeats Akron 35-3 at last home game

November 15, 2011

By: DJ Johnson For Head Coach Darrell Hazell and the Kent State football program, Saturday ended in a similar fashion to its start, with possession of the Wagon Wheel. The Golden Flashes dominated a...

Z-TV producers at The University of Akron defined

November 15, 2011

By: Rachel Salyer People throw around the word “producer” all the time: movie producer, television producer, music producer and so on.  But what do producers actually do? There isn’t one solid...

Akron beats Hiram 95-65

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A 57-point first half led the Akron men’s basketball team to a 95-65 win over Hiram Saturday night. Five Zips reached double figures in the win in the home opener, played as part of...

New look, similar expectations: Akron men's basketball preview

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson In March, for the second time in three years, The University of Akron men’s basketball team raised the MAC Championship trophy in celebration of their tournament win. Fast forward nearly...

Wagon Wheel up for grabs

November 14, 2011

By: DJ Johnson The 2011 seasons for the Akron and Kent State football programs have strayed far from preseason expectations, as they have combined for four wins and 14 losses this year. The two teams...

RedHawks pour it on Zips

November 8, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A heavy rain fell on the field of Yager Stadium last Thursday night. The ensuing game between the Akron and Miami (Ohio) football teams followed a similar pattern as the downpour that...

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...

President Proenza: State of the University Address

November 7, 2011

By: Molly Gase & Pamela Kellman “This is Akron!” rang through the Student Union ballroom, pronouncing President Luis Proenza’s pride in The University of Akron. Though few students attended...

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...

Stunned: Akron men's soccer loses first regular season game at home since 2007

November 2, 2011

By: Chris Coon Nov. 27, 2007. That was the last time The University of Akron men’s soccer team lost at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field. On Wednesday night, the No. 6 Zips lost to Michigan State...

Akron Draws Wake Forest 2-2

November 1, 2011

By: Chris Coon With four minutes left to play in regulation, freshman Sam Fink of Wake Forest (8-6-3) netted the game-tying goal against the No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team on Saturday night...

“Two” good to be true: Zips lose on failed two-point conversion

October 31, 2011

By: DJ Johnson A roaring fourth quarter comeback for The University of Akron football team looked to be complete after a touchdown pass as time expired cut Central Michigan’s lead to 23-22. Then, the...

Two teams in desperate need of a win

October 26, 2011

By: D.J. Johnson The Akron and Central Michigan football teams have a combined three wins on the season. The two teams will meet Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. The Zips (1-6, 0-3 MAC) will host the...

Men’s soccer rolls past Buffalo 5-2

October 25, 2011

By: Chris Coon The No. 4 University of Akron Zips men’s soccer team defeated Buffalo 5-2 this past Friday night, with sophomore forward Darren Mattocks recording his second hat trick of the season...

Zips lose two over weekend

October 24, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron was held scoreless when the women’s soccer team took to the pitch at Kent State and Buffalo this weekend. Akron started the weekend by traveling to nearby Kent...

Parking Changes: less spaces, more safety

October 24, 2011

By: Molly Gase The parking lot between the Exchange parking deck on Carroll street and the Schrank parking decks are now no longer available for students to park in. According to a recent zipmail, the...

President Proenza makes more than President Obama

October 24, 2011

By Jason Adams When I found out that, after his recent raise, The University of Akron’s President Proenza now makes more than the President of the United Sates, I was dumbfounded. I come from a background...

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,...

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...

Shooting south of campus

October 17, 2011

By: Molly Gase Six victims were reportedly injured during a shooting Saturday at a party in the 600 block of Sherman Street south of campus. The shooting happened at an off-campus fraternity party. According...

Porter achieves 100th career win: Zips defeat Hartwick 2-0 for third straight victory

October 17, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Aug. 27, 2006, University of Akron men’s soccer Head Coach Caleb Porter recorded the first win of his coaching career, defeating Davidson 2-0. One hundred twenty-five games later, the...

UA volleyball drops two games: Zips lose to NIU 3-2 and WMU 3-0 over the weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Akron volleyball team fell in matches this weekend against Northern Illinois University and Western Michigan at the JAR to bring their record to 4-17 overall. Friday, the Zips lost...

Women's soccer splits weekend

October 17, 2011

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s soccer team (6-6-2, 3-3-2 MAC) ended an inter-conference matchup weekend 1-1 after beating Bowling Green Friday night 1-0 and falling to Miami 3-0 Sunday. In...

Zips to host Huskies and Broncos

October 13, 2011

By: Jay Dukes The Zips volleyball team will host the Huskies of Northern Illinois University on Friday and the Broncos of Western Michigan University Saturday at the JAR during this weekend’s Dig for...

Zips push past Penn State 1-0

October 13, 2011

By: Chris Coon It was a cool and rainy night at First Energy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field Wednesday as The No. 5 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Penn State 1-0 in non-league play before a...

Zip turned Globetrotter

October 12, 2011

By: DJ Johnson Quade Milum was a four-year letterwinner at The University of Akron when he suited up in blue and gold for his collegiate basketball career. Now Milum will be decked in blue and red, as...

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