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Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

Speech and debate takes second place two days straight in New York City tournament

By Natalie Orr, Writer

December 9, 2015

Last weekend The University of Akron’s nationally-ranked speech and debate team traveled to New York City to compete in a two-day tournament, “The Off-Broadway Swing,”  hosted in Long Island at Suffolk County Community College. The first day of the trip was spent exploring New York City and ...

Ballroom dance team weekend results

By Grant Morgan, News Editor

April 13, 2015

The UA Ballroom Dance Competition Team returned from a tournament last weekend yielding impressive results. The team competed in the University of Michigan Ballroom Competition on Saturday, April 11. Each event in this tournament was called a "heat," which comprised three rounds, quarterfinals,...

Though NCAA may be out, light still shines on possibility of WNIT bid

March 19, 2013

Parker Perry The Akron women’s basketball team set records as well as new standards in 2013. When women’s basketball head coach Jodi Kest arrived in Akron for the 2006-2007 season, the program was not in a good place. Now, the Lady Zips are one of the up-and-coming premier programs in the Mid-Ameri...

Chance of the ages

Chance of the ages

March 14, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Though there are no longer regular-season games to use to rank the teams, there is the actual performance of each team in the tournament. Women’s Basketball The Lady Zips have been an exciting surprise this year, receiving the third seed in the tournament. Most basketball fans o...

Tournament updates: Buffalo to face Lady Zips in third round of tournament

March 14, 2013

MAC Men’s Basketball The first round of the MAC men’s basketball tournament concluded on Monday. Eighth seed Buffalo overcame nineth seed Central Michigan in a 74-72 overtime win. Buffalo moves on to the second round of the tournament to face fifth seed Ball State. Also on Monday evening, seventh...

Zips clinch season

Zips clinch season

March 7, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated The University of Miami 72-58 Tuesday night, to clinch the MAC regular-season title. This is the second consecutive year the Zips have won the regular-season title, going into the MAC tournament next week. With the victory ...

Lady Zips top the MAC

Lady Zips top the MAC

January 25, 2013

Paker Perry There is no denying it: The Akron women’s basketball team is one of the better teams in the Mid-American Conference. It has been a long, tedious road for Akron head coach Jodie Kest. She inherited a Zip’s program that was never able to lift off the ground, while playing in a conference ...

Bowling for scholarships: Elias Scholarship Tournament returns to UA

November 3, 2011

By: Molly Gase Bowling pins will tumble and dollar signs will accumulate during the second annual Elias Scholarship Bowling Tournament. Being held Nov. 5 at 9 a.m. in the Student Union game room, the tournament is an opportunity for participants to win scholarship money while showing off their bowlin...