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ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

ODD? ROD Performs at Akron

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016

  On Nov.15, spoken word artist “Odd?Rod” performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union Starbucks 7:17 p.m. show. Odd?Rod, whose real name is Roderick Borisade, is a well-known performing artist who visits college campuses around the U.S. A single act, he takes the stage with...

Faculty respond with survey

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2016

Yesterday afternoon UA’s faculty union released the results of a survey regarding the Board of Trustees’ recent decision to make Matthew Wilson permanent president and Rex Ramsier permanent provost of the University. The information was sent in a newsletter to bargaining-unit faculty, and expressed var...

Dinner with the president

By Kristinia Aiad-Toss, News Editor

October 5, 2016

Students who share stories of their experience at The University of Akron with interim President Matthew Wilson will have a chance to attend a dinner at his house in November. Wilson is asking students to send him their success stories at UA and feedback about what they want to see changed. Wi...

Exercise your English

By Kate Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016

Are you an international student looking to meet new friends, play games, and have fun while practicing your English at the same time? The Office of International Programs presents the perfect opportunity with its weekly event: English Corner. Every Friday until Nov. 18, they will meet from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m....

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. ...

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

University of Akron welcomes new sorority

By Arden Palmquist, Arts & Life Editor

October 3, 2016

With the fall recruitment coming to an end for Greek life chapters, the newest sorority on campus, Delta Zeta, is only beginning the search for potential members. Founded in 1902, the sorority’s mission is to raise money to support the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which seeks to aid those with ...

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

Engineering seniors help restore aircraft at museum

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

A few graduating seniors of The University of Akron’s College of Engineering donated their time to assist with the restoration, preservation, and display of historical aircraft at the MAPS Air Museum, located adjacent to the Akron-Canton Airport, on Sunday, Oct. 3. Mechanical engineering students Ryan Harty, Thoma...

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

Artists and patrons intersect in Akron

By Preston Davis, pmd24@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

Over one hundred people attended the debut of the “Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space” exhibition at the Akron Museum of Art on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. The exhibit features works from six artists who use a broad spectrum of media, composition, and size. The reception was free to th...

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

‘The Voice’ contestant comes to the Union

By Hamzah Syed, hms91@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016

Last Wednesday, Sept. 28, former “The Voice” contestant Kristen Merlin performed at The University of Akron’s Student Union. The event was organized by the Residence Hall Programming Board (RHPB). Merlin started the 7:17 p.m. show with a song from her new album, “Boomerang.” The entire ...

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 ...

Love and Learn Doll Project

By Michelle Kreidler, msk61@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

This past Saturday, Sept. 17, a special social welfare session was held at the Firestone Park Baptist Church to support the “Love and Learn Doll Project,” which is a program in Akron Public Schools’ “Project RISE.” The session was developed by Baomei Zhao, a professor in UA’s school of ...

UofA celebrates Diversity

By Kelcie Erbse, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Students all over campus came together yesterday for Diversity Fest at the Student Union Piano Lounge to learn about student organization on campus that promote diversity. This event allows each club to educate students on who and what they are in hope to recruit new members. The event was put on by Harwinder Nagra, the...

“Handshake” Your Way Into A Career

By Julian Curet, jcc125@zips.uakron.edu

September 21, 2016

Handshake, a job posting board in its third year at universities around the country, has replaced UA’s Career Link/College Central Network — which had over 5,800 participating employers. The new job board will, over time, add hundreds of new employers. A few weeks ago, students received an em...

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...

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

UA takes on Chicago’s Red Bull Illume

By Lanecia Jones, Writer

September 12, 2016

Red Bull, partnering with major companies such as Sony, sponsored Red Bull Illume, a photography contest that is geared toward adventure and action. Its goal is to bring the public and sports world together as one. Sixteen students got to attend this workshop in Chicago, Sept. 10 through Sept. 12. Uni...

ZPN hosts late night bingo

ZPN hosts late night bingo

By Kristina Aiad-Toss, News Editor

September 12, 2016

The Zips Programming Network (ZPN) hosted a “Survival Bingo Night,” which featured prizes to help students survive college like a television and caffeinated beverages. Last Friday, attendees gathered across from the Market in the Student Union at 10 p.m. to participate in a game night organiz...

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...

Touchdown Music Fest

Touchdown Music Fest

By Preston Davis, Writer

September 7, 2016

The Touchdown Music Fest kicked off its first year at the Lee R. Jackson track and field complex Saturday afternoon to a crowd of over five hundred students, alumni, and community members. The planned-to-be-annual music fest featured live performances by alternative-rock legends Soul Asylum, Akron-base...

Scarborough resigns

Scarborough resigns

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

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. The decision is effective immediately. “The Board is charged with ensuring the effective governance, le...

Ready, set, mark your calendars

Ready, set, mark your calendars

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 27, 2016

Get ready to deck out in glow sticks and black light material for The University of Akron’s third annual 5k Glow Run on Friday, April 29 at the Lee R. Jackson Track & Field Complex. The run begins at 9 p.m. but registration and check-in start at 7:30 p.m. during the day of the 5k. During...

Major change

Major change

By Celeste Houmard, Writer

April 20, 2016

Many college students have wondered whether or not they chose the right major or minor. Students have to decide their major as teenagers, and sometimes it is hard to be sure that major was the right fit for them. UA’s Counseling and Testing Center provided a workshop called “Not What I Wanted:...

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

Fundraiser for Haitians; every ‘penne’ counts

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

April 20, 2016

Enjoy spaghetti and support a good cause on Monday, April 25. The second annual Spaghetti Dinner, hosted by Zips for Haiti, is raising funds to bring Haitian students to The University of Akron. Money raised will benefit Haitian students in attending UA for a four-year term. The spaghetti dinner...

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

International Film Festival showcases ‘Akron’

By Preston Davis, Writer

April 11, 2016

Last Friday, directors Brian O’Donnell and Sasha King’s film “Akron” attracted a record 360 viewers to the Akron-Summit County Public Library as part of the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival. While the hub of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) is located in downtown...

Women’s basketball to host NIT game tonight

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team will host its first-ever postseason game in the history of the program at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips will battle the Bucknell Bison tonight at 7 p.m. in a Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) first round matchup. The Zips (19-...

Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

Akron Men’s Basketball Knocked Out of NIT by Ohio State’s Overtime Run

By Daniel Cermak, dwc29@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes 72-63 Tuesday night after Ohio State outscored the Zips 10-1 in overtime. “I give Ohio State a lot of credit,” Akron head coach Keith Dambrot said after the game, “but we didn’t shoot the ball at the free throw li...

Championships coming up for swimming and diving for first time

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 16, 2016

Six University of Akron swimming and diving members will be traveling to Atlanta, Georgia. this weekend with a chance to come back home with an NCAA championship for the first time in team history. The Zips, the Mid-American Conference Champions, concluded the season ranked 34th by collegeswimming....

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

Buffalo top Zips in championship game

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 13, 2016

Buffalo’s Blake Hamilton shot a dagger through the University of Akron men’s basketball team and all its fans as he buried a three point shot with just 2 ticks left on the clock to give his team a 64-61 victory in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference Saturday night. With the win,...

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

Zips men’s basketball bounces Bowling Green from MAC Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016

The University of Akron men’s basketball team defeated Bowling Green, 80-66, in the first semi-final game of the Mid-American Conference of the night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on Friday. The win put Akron in the championship game for the seventh time in the last 10 years. Isaiah...

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

Buffalo upsets Akron women in MAC tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 11, 2016

The eighth-seeded Buffalo Bulls continue to play basketball at the right time of the year as they upset the fifth-seeded University of Akron women’s baskeball team, 88-87, in semi-final action of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Reserve Lilli Piper led...

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

Zips women hang on to beat Toledo in overtime

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

Anita Brown dropped a career-high 37 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead The University of Akron women’s basketball team to a 73-71 overtime win over the Toledo Rockets in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The fifth-seeded Zips ...

Akron basketball earns regular season awards

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

The Mid-American Conference (MAC) started announcing their awards for the regular season on Monday and The University of Akron has been well-represented. Four Zips earned All-MAC selections. Isaiah Johnson was named First-Team All-MAC. Reggie McAdams earned a Second-Team All-MAC selection, Antino ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 10, 2016

Men’s golf The University of Akron men’s golf team placed 14th overall at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate event this week. The event was hosted by South Carolina Aiken and was played on the par-70, 6,617-yard Palmetto Golf Course. South Carolina defended their team title for last ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, twr15@zips.uakron.edu

March 1, 2016

Women’s swimming and diving The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team started fast and finished the same way in gaining the Mid-American Conference Championships for the third straight year. Akron grabbed the lead on the first day of the four-day event and never relinquished it ...

Sports Update

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 17, 2016

Rifle The University of Akron rifle team traveled to Morehead, Kentucky on Sunday for the final match of the regular season against No. 17 Morehead State. The No. 16 Zips made the trip slightly short-handed and came up short against the Eagles by a final score of 4,589 to 4,602. The Zips strugg...

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

By Katie King, kmk200@zips.uakron.edu

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...

Plybon scores career point 1,000 as Zips beat Miami 77-65

Plybon scores career point 1,000 as Zips beat Miami 77-65

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 8, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team beat the Miami RedHawks 77-65 on Saturday, Feb. 6, at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips improved to 12-10 on the season and to 6-5 in the conference while the RedHawks fell to 9-12 and 3-7 in the MAC. Akron received 65 of its 77 points from just t...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 8, 2016

Tennis The University of Akron women’s tennis team split a pair of matches over the weekend. On Friday, the team traveled to Wright State and finished the evening with another victory, 6-1, to push their record to 4-0 on the season. The No. 1 doubles team of Karalina Maksimava and Shannon Newnes earned ...

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

Bench Leads Zips to Win over Bobcats

By Jake Allen, jda47@zips.uakron.edu

February 3, 2016

Freshman guard Josh WIlliams scored 20 points off the bench to lead the Zips to a 80-68 victory over the Ohio Bobcats on Tuesday night in Athens. The win improves the Zips to 18-4 on the season and 7-2 in the MAC while the Bobcats fall to 13-8 and 4-5 in the conference. Ohio started the scorin...

Akron edged by Ball State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 3, 2016

The University of Akron women’s basketball team dropped a tough decision on the road against the Ball State Cardinals, 78-71, in Muncie, Indiana Wednesday evening. Anita Brown led Akron (11-10, 5-5 MAC) with 19 points and eight assists on a night where four Zips hit for double digits. DiAndra Gibs...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

February 3, 2016

Rifle The University of Akron’s No. 16 rifle team struggled this past weekend while competing in the Palmyra Invitational. The Zips would manage to score 4,585 points but it was enough against opponents like No. 11 Army and No. 14 Navy who compiled 4,627 and 4,596 points respectively. In the ...

Orlando City selects UA Midfielder Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft

Orlando City selects UA Midfielder Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft

By Katie King, kmk200@zips.uakron.edu

January 26, 2016

At the age of six, Richie Laryea knew he had a love for soccer. Fifteen years later, he finds himself signing a professional contract with Generation Adidas while declaring for the 2016 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft. On Jan. 19, everything the Toronto native dreamed for himself came true. ...

KO’d in PK’s

KO’d in PK’s

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 12, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team saw it outstanding season end against the Stanford Cardinal Friday night. The Cardinal (17-2-3) defeated the Zips 8-7 in penalty kicks after the two teams battled to 0-0 double-overtime draw. The game was the second semi-final of the College Cup at Sporting...

College Cup preview

College Cup preview

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 10, 2015

For the first time since they won the NCAA Soccer Championship in 2010, the University of Akron men’s soccer team will return to the College Cup this weekend at Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas. The Zips (18-3-2) take the pitch on Friday against the eighth-seeded Stanford Cardinal at 8:30 p.m....

FINAL FOUR

FINAL FOUR

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

December 7, 2015

Adam Najem’s second-overtime golden goal on a free kick Saturday afternoon punched The University of Akron men’s soccer team’s ticket into the College Cup in Kansas City next weekend. After defeating the Creighton Bluejays 3-2, the third-seeded Zips (18-3-2) will battle The Stanford Cardinal ...

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

Men’s hoop hangs on against Coppin State

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015

Coach Keith Dambrot got to watch his big men dominate the middle and the rest of his team contributed to help him earn his 150 th home win with a 77-71 victory over the Coppin State Eagles Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Pat Forsythe poured in 20 points by hitting nine of his 11 shots...

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

Women’s basketball overwhelms Rochester, 103-37

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

December 3, 2015

Hannah Plybon scored 19 points and four other players hit double digits in the scoring colums as The University of Akron women’s basketball team made it look easy by defeating the Rochester Warriors, 103-37, Wednesday evening at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The 103 points registered by the Zips was...

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 ...

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

No. 3 Akron cruises over Rutgers in NCAA Tourney

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron soccer team began their march to another possible championship by thumping the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 6-1, in second-round action of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. Richie Laryea and Stuart Holthusen each scored a pair of goals to become the ...

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

Men’s hoops falls to No. 11 Villanova, 75-56

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball dropped a 75-56 decision to the No. 11 Villanova Wildcats on Sunday afternoon at The Pavilion in Villanova, Pa. This game was the second of four for the Zips as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off. Antino Jackson led Akron in scoring with 13 points and added two...

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

Zips football rolls over Buffalo, now bowl eligible

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

The University of Akron football team posted a 42-21 Saturday afternoon over the Buffalo Bulls at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field for their sixth victory of the year. The victory now makes Akron eligible for post season action for the first time since 2005 and just the second time in school history...

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

Women’s hoops falls short against FGCU

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 23, 2015

Despite the performances of Hannah Plybon and Anita Brown, The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to the Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) Eagles, 82-64 on Saturday. at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The game was part of the second day of the Akron Classic at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Plybon...

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

Solid third period propels women’s hoops to win

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 20, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used a huge third period to send them to a 76-59 victory over the Winthrop Eagles in the first game of the Akron Classic Friday morning at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Akron (1-1) outscored the Eagles 27-9 in the third stanza to break open a close game....

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

Football gears up for big game with Buffalo

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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 ...

Men’s hoops team prepares for 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off

Men’s hoops team prepares for 2015 NIT Season Tip-Off

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron men’s basketball team, fresh off of their 100-30 thrashing of Hiram College on Monday, are testing their road legs with four games in the next nine days as part of the 2015 NIT Season Tip-off. The Zips will face Arkansas, Villanova, Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Charleston Southern...

Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

Swimming and diving heads to Magnus Cup in Cleveland

By Terry Rabbitts, Sport-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron’s swimming and diving teams will take part in the fourth annual CSU Magnus Cup this weekend at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium beginning with Friday's prelims at 9:00 a.m. The event runs through Sunday with the prelims starting at 9 a.m. each day and the finals at 5:00 p.m. on...

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

Women cagers hosting Akron Classic

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 18, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team hosts the Akron Classic this weekend at the James A. Rhodes Arena with Winthrop University, Ohio University, and Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). The Zips (0-1) will take on the Winthrop Eagles (0-2) on Friday morning at 10:30. The Bobcats from...

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

Fourth seeded men’s soccer enters NCAA Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@Buchtelite.com

November 16, 2015

The field and bracket for the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship was announced today by the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Committee. The University of Akron men’s soccer team found out this afternoon that they have earned the fourth seed in the 48 team field today at a during a selection...

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

Zips football hangs on to beat RedHawks, 37-28

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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...

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

Women’s basketball starts season with loss

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 14, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team opened the 2015-2016 season by dropping a 91-77 decision on the road against the Florida Atlantic Owls. Akron (0-1) had four players in double figures but it was not enough as the Owls grabbed an early lead by scoring 11 of the first 13 points of the...

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

Men’s soccer advances to MAC final

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

November 14, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals and Adam Najem tallied another as third ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team edged West Virginia in the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Championship last night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The victory puts top seeded Akron...

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

Men’s soccer hosts MAC Tournament

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 11, 2015

Top-seeded University of Akron men’s soccer opens defense of its 2014 Mid-American Conference Championship crown this Friday as the Zips host fourth-seeded West Virginia University in a 7 p.m. match at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field. Earlier in the day, second-seed Western Michigan University will...

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

Men’s basketball exhibits team play

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Five players scored in double figures as The University of Akron men’s basketball team easily handled the Malone Pioneers in a pre-season exhibition game at James A. Rhodes Arena last Thursday, 113-69. The Zips were led by Antino Jackson finishing with 18 points and four assists. Reggie McAdams chip...

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

Women’s basketball drops Clarion, 79-50

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

The University of Akron women’s basketball team used an explosive first half to defeat the Clarion Golden Eagles 79-50 in an exhibition game Sunday afternoon at the James A. Rhodes Arena. Anita Brown accounted for 18 of her team-high 23 points in the big first half that saw the Zips sprint to ...

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

Men’s soccer dominates Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Stuart Holthusen scored a pair of goals to help the University of Akron men’s soccer team celebrate Senior Night by blasting Bowling Green, 4-0 at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The win allowed the seventh-ranked Akron men's soccer team to claim its 18th Mid-American Conference title and ...

Football team gets back to winning

Football team gets back to winning

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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...

Sports Recap

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 9, 2015

Women’s Volleyball The University of Akron women’s volleyball team dropped a pair of Mid-American Conference matches over the weekend. On Friday, the Zips lost to Miami (Ohio) in straight sets, (25-18, 25-17, and 25-19). Amanda Bedell led the way for the Zips with a match-best 11 kills, whil...

Women’s soccer looks to clip Redhawks

Women’s soccer looks to clip Redhawks

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

Fresh off last weekend’s upset of the top-seeded team in the Mid-American Conference tournament, The University of Akron women’s soccer team looks to advance further. On Friday, Nov. 6, the Zips will face fifth-seeded Miami University of Ohio at the WMU Soccer Complex at 11 a.m. on the campus ...

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

No. 5 Akron closes regular season against Bowling Green

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 4, 2015

The University of Akron men’s soccer team closes the regular season portion of their schedule this Saturday at 7 p.m. by hosting Bowling Green State University. The Zips (12-3-2, 3-0-1 MAC) are looking to looking to clinch another Mid-American Conference title, its 11th consecutive, with either a win...

Zips take on the Minutemen

Zips take on the Minutemen

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

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 ...

Akron Swimming and Diving dunks Ohio, stays undefeated

Akron Swimming and Diving dunks Ohio, stays undefeated

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

The University of Akron Swimming and Diving team traveled to Athens last Friday to take on Ohio University and left with a 167-133 triumph to keep its season unblemished. Starting off the meet, Akron’s 400 medley relay team of Luka Szynal, Paloma Marrero Munoz, Erin Seiler and Ragen Engel fini...

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

Bruins stop men’s soccer win streak at nine

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

No. 25 UCLA traveled to Akron to take on the sixth-ranked Zips and headed back to California with a 4-2 victory, snapping the Zips’ nine-game unbeaten streak on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field. The Bruins (8-7-1) never trailed in the match, but neither had control until the final fe...

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

Chippewas slip by Zips, 14-6

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

Despite an outstanding effort from the defense, The University of Akron football team dropped a close decision, 14-6, to Central Michigan University on Saturday in front of 18,981 Hall-ROO-ween fans. The defense showed its teeth on the Chippewas’ first drive of the afternoon when Jatavis Brown sa...

Women’s soccer makes history

Women’s soccer makes history

By Terry Rabbitts, sports-editor@buchtelite.com

November 2, 2015

The eighth-seeded University of Akron women’s soccer team bested No. 1 seed Ball State University in penalty kicks, 4-3, Sunday afternoon in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament in Muncie, Indiana.   Hannah Werth blasted her penalty kick into the back of the net, and the Ball ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports-editor@buchtelite.com

October 12, 2015

Women’s Soccer The weekend started good for the women’s soccer team as freshman Becca Gordon scored a goal in the 80th minute to break a 1-1 tie against Northern Illinois University on Friday night. The success would not continue throughout the weekend as the Zips had trouble from the start on...

Heisman statue unveiled

Heisman statue unveiled

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 14, 2015

Before the football team’s home opener last Saturday afternoon, Zips Athletics unveiled the John W. Heisman statue, following a short ceremony just outside Gate 1 of InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field. Heisman, who was born in Cleveland, was raised in Northwestern Pennsylvania. He was an offensive line...

Vote for Zippy in the Mascot Challenge

October 5, 2014

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

14th UA president dies at 81

14th UA president dies at 81

By William Singer, News Editor

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. He joined UA in 1970 as an assistant professor of secondary education. Dr. Ruebel retired from UA...

Bierce participates in banned books week

Bierce participates in banned books week

By Spencer Skolnick, News Writer

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 university exhibit displays authors and their work, giving recognition to those who discuss...

Scarborough appoints new positions

Scarborough appoints new positions

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

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 the number from 20 to nine. “You can’t develop a relationship with 23 people giving 23 different...

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

UA honors Akron artist John Puglia

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

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 the way. The Emily Davis Gallery in Folk Hall will honor the life and work of Akron artist and...

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 ...

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

Shatterproof screens come out of UA

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

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, “A Tough and High-Performance Transparent Electrode from a Scalable and Transfer-Free Method.”...

Students decide USG election

Students decide USG election

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

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 for the university. However, Undergraduate Student Government elected a variety of officials...

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,...

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

College of Engineering celebrates centennial

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

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 and 28 students has grown over the century to 100 professors and 2,800 students. The college...

Proenza’s last commencement speech

Proenza’s last commencement speech

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

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 E.J Thomas Hall. To begin his speech, Proenza gave three books that influenced him: No Crueler...

Students react to presidential transition

Students react to presidential transition

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

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 new president Scott Scarborough occurs.  ...

Proenza gives final advice

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

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 and new plans for his return to UA. Proenza will be leaving his job of 15 years as the President...

UA tennis team gets multiple victories over weekend

February 13, 2012

By: Christian Turner The Women’s Tennis team continued their successful season over the weekend with multiple victories. The winning streak continued Saturday by halting the 2011 Great West Conference champion Highlanders 4-0 winning streak. The Zips won the doubles point at No. 1 with an 8-2 vi...

Former Ohio State University coach named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at UA

February 2, 2012

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel has been named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron. His role in the administration will focus on student success. “I’m excited about being a Zip,” Tressel said after being introduced...

Zips sophomore forward Darren Mattocks drafted No.2 into MLS

January 24, 2012

By: Chris Coon Sophomore forward Darren Mattocks was the No. 2 overall selection in the 2012 Major League Soccer Super Draft this past Thursday. Mattocks will be going to the Vancouver Whitecaps, joining former Zips teammate Michael Nanchoff. "On behalf of the entire Akron soccer family, we want ...

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

January 24, 2012

By: D.J. Johnson A sold out James A. Rhodes Arena was silenced after the first half of Saturday night’s men’s basketball matchup with Kent State, as the hometown Zips fell back 42-34 after the first 20 minutes of action. The next 20 minutes of game time proved to be everything but silent, with...

Non-conference football opponents announced

September 15, 2011

By: Chris Coon On Wednesday the Zips announced the non-conference football schedule for the next five years, with games that will be against Bowl Championship Series programs, such as Michigan, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, and Penn State. Starting in 2012 UA will open its season at home on Aug. ...

The commuter's college experience

September 6, 2011

By: Lindsay Mulhollen A commuter’s college experience is much different from the college experience most people expect; there are no instant friends, commuters won’t be eating the quintessentially dreadful food from a dining hall, they don’t have to buy a horde of organizers so their things can...

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...

Cracking the hash

September 1, 2011

By: Russ Friend The monitors glowed softly in the darkened room while the rat-a-tat rapping of keyboards provided an unsteady rhythm, the white noise reflections of riders hanging ten on dc wires. The air was tinged with the scent of java, while java scripts were loaded into headers. Tonight they are...

The Roo Express: rolling out a new weekend route

September 1, 2011

By: Molly Gase The Roo Express Shuttle bus has been a staple throughout campus, shepherding students from one end of campus to the other in an expedited way.  These buses are seen on a normal basis at locations such as the Student Union, Polymer circle, the drive between the J.A.R and the Rec and ...

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 ...

Fall is just around the corner: What to wear this season

September 1, 2011

By: Channing Murrock Grab your scarfs, cardigans and zippered hoodies, because fall is quickly approaching. If you are on a budget, many of this fall’s top trends reuse articles from past seasons. The major look of this fall is “texturizing,” or layering your outfits. Summer layers are lightweigh...

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...

Bierce Library: Learning Commons a new landscape on learning

August 10, 2011

By: Howard Carter Although the Learning Studio was dedicated in May, the Library has come up with a new Learning Commons, which is intended to create a more tech-savvy, friendly environment. “Laptops and cameras, with accessories, have been a hit here on the campus.  This new wireless media has take...