The Buchtelite

10 Miles Away, Worlds Apart

The Zips football team after winning the rivalry game in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Zips Football)

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

November 20, 2017

A rivalry 94 years in the making, on Nov. 21, The University of Akron and Kent State University will renew their football rivalry in the 60th meeting between the two schools. The first contest between Kent and Akron was in 1923, the Zips won 32-0. Since then. there have been a total of 59 games played...

Football looks to become bowl eligible

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

November 7, 2016

The University of Akron football team looks to break a two-game losing streak and finally become bowl-eligible on Wednesday when it hosts the Bowling Green Falcons. The Zips enter the game with a 5-5 record overall and a 3-3 conference record. The Falcons are struggling mightily this season, as they have ...

Zips football looks to get back on track versus Ball State

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

October 19, 2016

The University of Akron football team looks to rebound from its 41-0 loss against Western Michigan last game when it plays the Ball State Cardinals on Saturday. Both teams enter the game with a 4-3 record, but the Zips have the advantage in conference record (2-1) over Ball State (1-2). The Cardin...

Zips football kicks off conference play at Kent State

By Jake Allen,

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...

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 ...

Woodson leads Zips offense past Cajuns

Jerome Lanes heads towards the endzone

By Terry Rabbitts,

September 28, 2015

Sophomore Thomas Woodson passed for 238 yards in the air and ran for 93 more yards on the ground and three touchdowns total to propel the Zips to a 35-14 victory at Louisiana. With the victory, Akron earned the 500th win of the history of the program. For the offense, 'balance' was the key wor...

Panthers rain on Zips’ home opener

Connor Hundley scores for the Zips.

By Parker Smith,

September 14, 2015

The University of Akron Men’s Football team lost their home opener against the Pitt Panthers, 24-7, in front of rain-soaked 23.425 fans Saturday evening. Pitt was able to avenge last September’s loss to the Zips at Heinz Field, as Qadree Ollison ran for 81 yards and a touchdown. One could have...