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Four Zips earn All-MAC honors

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

December 1, 2016

The University of Akron football team wrapped up its season last Tuesday with a 9-3 loss at Ohio University to finish its season with a disappointing record of 5-7. However, four Zips were honored for their play on Wednesday when the Mid-American Conference released their All-MAC teams. First, sopho...

Men’s soccer posts another clean sheet victory at home

By Jackson Cline, jac320@zips.uakron.edu

September 15, 2016

The University of Akron men’s soccer team (4-2-0) notched its second win in a row after beating fifth-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Monday night by a score of 2-0. Not only are the Zips undefeated in their four home matches this season, but they also have yet to concede a goal while playing at Firs...

Women’s soccer falls to UC Riverside, 3-0

By Jake Allen, Sports Editor

September 12, 2016

The University of Akron women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the University of California, Riverside Highlanders on Sunday afternoon. The loss drops Akron to 3-4 on the season while UC Riverside improves to 2-2-3. The loss snapped a short two-game winning streak for the Zips. After a scoreless first hal...

Sports Recap

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

May 2, 2016

Men’s Golf The Zips men’s golf team rounded out its season at the Mid-American Conference Championship at Highland Meadows Golf Club on April 30 with an overall fifth out of ninth place. Sophomore George Baylis became the first in the Zips golfing program history to receive medalist honors at t...

ZR16 unveiled

ZR16 unveiled

By Preston Davis, Writer

May 2, 2016

Zips Racing unveiled its latest formula style racecar on Wednesday evening, April 27 to a crowded Student Union Ballroom. Friends, family, faculty, alumni and students attended the event to catch a glimpse of this year’s engineering masterpiece: the ZR16. The Society of Automotive Engineers Formula ...

Where are They Now: UA Baseball

By Samantha Hickey, Assistant Sports Editor

April 27, 2016

As the University prepares to kick off a $2 million marketing campaign, one thing won’t be featured in its advertisements any time soon: a baseball team. Almost a year after the coaching staff and players learned their program would be cut, we ask ourselves: Where are they now? Several former UA...

Zips pitch their way to sweep of Purple Eagles

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 20, 2016

Erin Seiler and Paige McMenemy’s strong pitching performances allowed UA’s women’s softball team to take a pair of non-conference games from the Niagara Purple Eagles Tuesday afternoon.   The Zips took game one by a 2-0 count, while the offense blasted 17 hits to win the nightcap 8-0...

Blue defeats White in Akron Spring Game, 20-17

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Football made a brief appearance at The University of Akron’s InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field this past Saturday where the football team held their annual spring game.   The Blue Squad, led by offensive coordinator A.J. Milwee, jumped out to an early lead and then had to come back to ...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 19, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field This past weekend saw both The University of Akron men’s and women’s track and field teams sweep their competition in the Northeast Ohio Quad held at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.   The Akron men’s team defeated Youngstown State (1...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 11, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team used a strong effort on Sunday to gain four places in the overall standings at The Cabarrus County Irish Creek Collegiate. The Zips finished the 54-hole tournament in eighth place with a final team score of 885 (+33).   Wake Forest...

Sports Recap

By Terry Rabbitts, Writer

April 6, 2016

Men’s Golf The University of Akron men’s golf team finished with a team score of 294 (+6) on the final day at the Bulls Bay Golf Club to finish the tournament in 14th place this week in Awendaw, South Carolina. The Zips had earlier rounds of 296 (+8) and 300 (+12) to complete the 54-hole to...

In June, a ‘literal political campaign’ to change UA’s name by January 2016

By Grant Morgan, Managing Editor

December 7, 2015

It started early this year as a post on a zipsnation.org forum. Since, the topic of a UA name-change — a rebranding, a new slogan, a marketing tagline, whatever one might call it now — has been persistently in the news. But last Friday, The Devil Strip released a story about an administrative email tha...

Prepare to be slimed for charity

Prepare to be slimed for charity

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

December 2, 2015

Imagine seeing your favorite Zip covered in oozing slime in the Student Union Starbucks Lounge. Now it's a possibility with ZPN and Zips for St. Jude’s third annual slime event on Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Students, staff, and faculty get to choose from a list of people who will get sl...

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

Zips’ Shawn Barber signs pro contract

By Terry Rabbitts, Sports Editor

September 2, 2015

Shawn Barber, the University of Akron’s world champion pole vaulter, has decided to skip his final year of eligibility and turn professional. Barber, from Kingwood, Texas, has signed a professional contract with Nike, and will be represented by the Doyle Management Group and former Olympic pole...

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

Tryouts for Zippy’s heir

By Nicholas Summers, Copy Editor

February 18, 2015

  UA is holding tryouts for a new student to take the forthcoming vacant Zippy mascot position.   On Thursday, Feb. 19 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the James A. Rhodes Arena Lab 4, students who registered to audition will begin the first of two rounds of tryouts.   “Every judge will ha...

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

Zippy buzzes in mascot challenge

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

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 the postseason and will be single elimination style. Zippy is facing Buzz again and will look to defeat...

Zips brace for flu season

Zips brace for flu season

By William Singer, News Editor

October 6, 2014

  The impending flu season is upon us this can be a perilous time for both students and faculty all over the country. There are hundreds of medication and prevention methods available at drug stores, but there are also many natural and unconventional ways to fight influenza virus. Danielle...

UA homecoming unites Zips

UA homecoming unites Zips

By Grant Morgan, Writer

September 30, 2014

    It’s homecoming at The University of Akron, and the five days from Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Saturday, Oct. 4 brings UA students a promise to bring plenty of fun festivities. David Vale, Assistant Director of Campus Programs at UA, says that homecoming is a time to “welcome back alum...

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...

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 president?

UA Pride Day gets students involved

UA Pride Day gets students involved

By Nicholas Summers, Arts & Life Editor

August 28, 2014

On Aug. 28 the Student Union was full of school pride in honor of UA Pride Day. A day for the students to get a chance to look at what amenities UA has to offer. The event focused on getting students to start wearing more UA gear and get involved with the school. “This event is always pretty pop...

UA donations don’t fall short

UA donations don’t fall short

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2014

ServeAkron has kicked off the school year with their third annual school supply drive to help the local schools in Akron. Assistant Director of Student Life Alison Doehring said, “As with every year of the drive we hope to provide our local children with the supplies they need to be successfu...

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...

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

Stitzlein legacy lives on at UA

By Alicia Finch, Editor-in-Chief

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 preparations for the leveling of the building prior to the demolition starting in the 2014 spring semester. The...

Scarborough tours UA

By Dakota Phillips, Copy Editor

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 video has been edited for time purposes.

The golden shot

The golden shot

By Forrest Dukes, Sports Editor

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 described the win as “complete jubilation.” “This win was definitely earned. Matt has been...

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...

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

University of Akron honors Jim Tressel

By Tyler Jordan, News Editor

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 with Tressel’s friends and colleagues. Refreshments were shared as UA employees bid Tressel farewell....

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.  ...

Football prepares for Saturday

April 25, 2013

Matthew Balsinger The University of Akron football team has been hard at work preparing for the spring practice game this Saturday. The Zips are looking to improve after being a 1-11 team for three consecutive years. Though this may seem to be a difficult task, the Zips have been making fast improvement...

Football recruiting of the MAC

By Dante Rones

April 11, 2013

Dante Rones This is the second installment in a series on football recruiting within the Mid-American Conference. The first issue ran on March 9 where Akron was featured. This week features Bowling Green and Massachusetts. Look next week for Kent State and Buffalo. Bowling Green (8-5) had a pret...

Zips alumni in the NFL

Zips alumni in the NFL

By Dante Rones

April 9, 2013

Dante Rones The Former Akron Zips inside linebacker Chase Blackburn has a new home in the NFL. He was signed by the New York Giants in 2005 as an undrafted free agent. During his eight years with the Giants, Blackburn recorded 334 tackles, 4.5 sacks, and four interceptions. In Super Bowl XLII,...

A short look at Zips softball

By Matthew Balsinger

April 4, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Though both Akron men’s and women’s basketball were wrapping up throughout the month of March, Zips softball has only wrapped up their second month of play. The month of March has been a roller coaster for the Lady Zips, as they started the month off with a 5-1 start in t...

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...

Women’s basketball power rankings

January 24, 2013

Matthew Balsinger Sports Editor This is a new feature in the Buchtelite’s sports section. Every week you will find an analysis on men or women’s basketball standings in the Mid-American Conference, and the Buchtelite’s projected likelihood that each team will be the MAC champion. Look on Monday ...

Men's basketball ready for No 16 Creighton

December 6, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Come March, Akron’s men’s basketball team will likely need a marquee win to highlight their resume heading into the postseason. The chance for that all-important victory could come as early as Sunday, when the Zips travel to Omaha to take on No. 16 Creighton. “It’s not going to be ...

Caleb Porter's career

December 6, 2012

Written by: Zack West A great era in Zips soccer ended on Nov. 25 with an early exit from the NCAA tournament. Head coach Caleb Porter coached his last game at The University of Akron in a technical tie with Creighton that ended with the Bluejays edging out the Zips in penalty kicks. Porter will move to the...

Sympson's sports view

December 6, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It’s been such a fun semester, with both disappointing and exciting times. It was disappointing to see our football team not have the successful season that we were all hoping for, but I think they have stepped into the right direction. While they finished their third stra...

Women's basketball defeats Canisius

December 4, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron’s women’s basketball team was able to pull off a win by holding a lead in the final minutes of the game to beat the Canisius Golden Griffins 81-72. “It was a really good win for our program,” said head coach Jodi Kest. “We told our players to come out and be ...

Sympson's sports view

December 4, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams came through and earned victories over the weekend, and the Browns and Steelers won this week as well. The Browns began a two-game winning streak, and the Steelers got back to winning after falling to the Browns. Men’s basketball A clutch ove...

Zips improve to 4-2

December 4, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson After only six games this season, Akron’s men’s basketball team has a season’s worth of overtime experience. At the James A. Rhodes Arena on Sunday afternoon, the Zips beat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 82-77 in their third game of the season, which required five ex...

Sympson's sports view

November 29, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The Akron women’s basketball team returns to the court to face Canisius on Saturday, Akron soccer player Scott Caldwell is a finalist for the national Senior CLASS Award, the Browns will travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders, and the Steelers will head to Baltimore to ...

Women's basketball season off to a strong start

November 29, 2012

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron women’s basketball team improved to 4-1 with a 81-78 win over the Providence Friars on Saturday. The Zips dominated by shooting 50 percent from the field, going 27-54, and 45.5 percent from the three-point line. However, the Friars hung around by gettin...

Scott Caldwell finalist for award

November 29, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron’s men soccer player Scott Caldwell was named a finalist for the national 2012 Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to a student athlete who has shown that he has excelled both on and off the field. In order to be eligible for the award, the student athlete must show excellence in four categ...

Basketball ready for Middle Tennessee

November 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson In the midst of your Monday through Friday grind, you may have noticed a rather large banner of a rather big man covering the side of Schrank Hall. The man is Zeke Marshall, the starting center for the men’s basketball team, who has seen his face plastered next to the word...

Sympson's sports view

November 27, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Our football team falls to the Toledo Rockets and drops to 1-11 on the season, our men’s basketball team gets set to play Middle Tennessee on Sunday, our soccer team falls and the Browns stun the Steelers with a 20-14 victory on Sunday. Akron football This entire season for me has been qui...

1-11 season haunts Akron

November 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Is it possible to find a glimmer of hope in a 1-11 season? The Akron football program heads into the offseason pondering that question for the third consecutive year. This time around they were led by a new coaching staff, a new quarterback and a new style of play. The re...

Heartbreaker

November 27, 2012

Written by: Zack West A great era ended Sunday night when the fifth- seeded University of Akron dropped their NCAA tournament game to 12th seed Creighton in penalty kicks. With the loss, head coach Caleb Porter coached his last game as an Akron Zip.   Porter will move to Major League Soccer where he will be the head coach of...

Men's basketball wins two straight

November 20, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The University of Akron’s men’s basketball team finished the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament with a win over Penn State on Sunday, 85-60. Akron went 2-1 in the tournament and finished in fifth place. Oklahoma State won the first game by one point, but the Zips answered wi...

Sympson's sports view

November 20, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Michigan on Sunday 2-1 to advance to the NCAA Round of 16, the basketball team got on a two-game winning streak over the weekend, and the Browns and Steelers get set to face off as they renew their rivalry. Men’s soccer Congratulations ...

Football prepares for season finale

November 20, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Looking over the 2012 Akron Zips football schedule, it is hard to see a difference between Terry Bowden’s one-win team and Rob Ianello’s one-win team from last year. The 10 losses and one victory over an FCS school look eerily similar, but heading into the Zips’ fina...

On to the Round of 16

November 20, 2012

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron men’s soccer team advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year on Sunday when they took down Michigan 2-1. With most of the campus and the scoreboard without power, the lights at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field stay...

Men's basketball loses season-opener

November 15, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron was unable to start the season with a win. The Zips lost a tough game to Coastal Carolina on Friday night, 74-70. The odds were against the them, as players Nick Harney and Demetrius Treadwell were unable to make the trip on Friday due to an institutional clerical complia...

Basketball team defeats the Blue Streaks in their home opener

November 15, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After the 74-70 overtime loss to Coastal Carolina last Friday, Akron's men's basketball team responded by crushing the John Carroll Blue Streaks at the James A. Rhodes Arena on Monday, 97-53. The win was their first of the season and brings their record to 1-1. John Carrol...

Sympson's sports view

November 13, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a busy weekend in Akron sports. Our football team fell to The University of Massachusetts on Saturday, our men’s basketball team fell to Coastal Carolina, and our men’s soccer team won the MAC Tournament. Akron football All I can say is: wow! It was such a disapp...

Another season to forget

November 13, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, the Akron men’s soccer team celebrated another MAC championship and what seemed destined to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday, the Akron football team lost their eighth consecutive game. “It was one of those...

MAC champs

November 13, 2012

Written by: Zack West Cheers erupted at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field and filled the quiet campus at The University of Akron Sunday night when the No. 1 men’s soccer team took down Northern Illinois to win the 2012 MAC championship. The noise arose when sophomore Saad Abdul-Salaam scored the first...

Men's soccer team looks to head-butt the Falcons

November 8, 2012

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron men's soccer team breezed through the 18-game regular season, finishing with an impressive record of 15-1-2. The Zips will enter the MAC tournament tomorrow at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field ranked No.1 in the country. They will face the Bowling...

Sympson's sports view

November 8, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Our football team fell to 1-10 on the season, but the good news is that our men's basketball team is beginning their season after a disappointing end to last season. Our men's soccer team continues to dominate. The Browns fell to the Baltimore Ravens, while the Pittsburgh S...

Men's basketball hits the road to begin its season

November 8, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After coming close to the Mid-American Conference title last season, Akron's men's basketball team looks ready to start a new season with high expectations as they travel to Conway, S.C. to take on Coastal Carolina this Friday. The Zips will go into the game with an undefeat...

Football team ready for Minutemen Saturday

November 8, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson For Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips, getting a second win this season will require an inspired second-half performance. Sitting at 1-9 and winless in the Mid-American Conference, Akron has been tied at halftime in five of their 10 games. They will look to piece together a...

Akron improves to 15-1-2

November 6, 2012

Written by: Zack West In another dominant game by the No. 2 University of Akron men's soccer team, the Zips capped off their season with a 1-0 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos. The scoreboard didn't reflect the Zips' dominance, thanks to an organized defense by the Broncos (11-6-2, 3-3-1 MA...

What a bunch of Maloney

November 6, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The men's basketball team went undefeated in exhibition play with a win over Malone 106-67 on Friday at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips now look forward to the regular season, which starts this Friday at 7:30 p.m. as the Zips travel to Conway, S.C. to face off with th...

Zips "kent" beat Kent State

November 6, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Both the Akron and the Kent State coaching staffs agreed that their records prior to Saturday meant little to nothing in the annual rivalry game. By the end of the first quarter, those thoughts appeared to be as relevant as ever, with the Zips leading 14-0. However, the nex...

Men's soccer team defeats Hartwick over the weekend

November 1, 2012

Written by: Zack West The second-ranked University of Akron men's soccer team continued their dominance of the Mid-American Conference with a 4-0 win at Hartwick Saturday. The scoring started early when Eric Stevenson scored in the second minute from a Robbie Derschang pass. Thirty minutes later, a...

Bring on the Kent State Golden Flashes

November 1, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Only 12 miles separate the campuses of The University of Akron and Kent State University, but eight weeks into the college football season, the two schools find their programs an infinite number of miles apart. The Flashes (7-1, 4-0 MAC) enter Saturday's rivalry game ato...

Volleyball team picks up fourth straight victory

November 1, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team extended their winning streak to four over the weekend as they took down both Buffalo and Toledo. Akron swept the Buffalo Bulls and pulled a three-set-to-one victory over the Toledo Rockets. It became dicey in the third set for the Zips. Though they captured the first two set...

Sympson's sports view

November 1, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson This upcoming weekend the Akron Zips will travel to Kent State to face their arch-rivals, the Golden Flashes. Also in the world of football, the Browns will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the New York Giants. Akron football Akron has lost...

Sympson's Sports View

October 30, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson The weekend started out harsh for Akron students, with our football team falling to Central Michigan and dropping their sixth straight game. The women’s soccer team brought home a victory, and that will hopefully lift the spirits of UA fans. Steelers and Brown fans both had something...

Football team's losing streak continues to six

October 30, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson It had to be a long bus ride home Saturday night for the Akron football team. The feeling has become all too familiar for the Zips. They suffered their sixth consecutive defeat to Central Michigan, 35-14. “We aren’t quite good enough to win ballgames on the road,” ...

Men's basketball media day held on Wednesday

October 30, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla At Basketball Media Day last Wednesday, Akron’s men’s basketball team told the media that they are looking to improve and to continue their winning culture. Head coach Keith Dambrot, junior guard Alex Abreu, senior center Zeke Marshall and senior guard Brian Walsh spok...

Women's soccer wins season finale

October 30, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After a tough season, Akron’s women’s soccer team was able to sign off the year with an overtime win against Buffalo, 2-1. Akron’s overall record for the 2012 season was at 6-11-1, with a 2-8-1 record in the Mid-American Conference. “We wanted to continue to play with pride and toughness against Buffalo to close th...

AK-Rowdies invade Columbus on Tuesday

October 25, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The biggest match that The University of Akron soccer team annually participates in is their match against Ohio State. When the match is played at Ohio State, Akron’s student section, the AK-ROWDIES, stirs up the crowd by sending two busloads of their members to Columbus. Th...

Zips hope to chip away central Michigan

October 25, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Zips in search of another victory. It’s all about getting that second win. Since 2009, Zips fans have been patiently waiting for a two-win season: something that could be fulfilled on Saturday afternoon, when the Zips travel to Central Michigan. “Eventually, you want to see ...

Women's soccer woes continue

October 25, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Akron women’s soccer team faced off against Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan this past weekend. Akron was able to match Western Michigan 1-1 but fell later to Eastern Michigan 2-1. Each game went into double overtime. Akron falls to 5-11-1 for the season, and is n...

Football team's struggles continue

October 23, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Bowden and his coaching staff were simply overwhelmed on Saturday afternoon. Looking for their first conference victory, the Zips were overmatched from the first snap in a 37-7 loss to the Northern Illinois Huskies. "I don't know if there is an answer for us to beat North...

Sympson's sports view: football and men's soccer

October 23, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson There is very little to be excited about, as our football team is still struggling to get their second win. However, the men's soccer team did have a great weekend, scoring a solid victory and continuing to improve their record. Akron football Our football team continues to battle...

Fifth time's a charm

October 18, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The Akron football program has seen only one win over the past seven weeks. But for head coach Terry Bowden, becoming a winning team is a step-by-step process. Though their record may not show it, the first-year head coach is confident in his team's progress. "We don't have to as...

Women's soccer hopes to finish off their season strong

October 18, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After a relieving win over Bowling Green on Sunday, The University of Akron's women's soccer team returns home to FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field to host Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan this weekend. The team is currently 5-10-0 on the season, and is 1-7 in the Mi...

Akron falls to Central Michigan

October 16, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Zips fell to Central Michigan 2-1 on Friday to add to their eight-game losing streak, but were able to snap that losing streak on Sunday with a win over Bowling Green, 2-0. "Finally got a win to get things going," interim head coach Vernon Croft said. "I feel like we got...

Sympson's sports view

October 16, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson With many of our teams playing on the road this weekend, it was a quiet weekend for Akron sports around campus. However, the Cleveland Browns received their first win of the season as they knocked off division rival Cincinnati Bengals. Akron football Our football team traveled to the hos...

Volleyball goes winless over the weekend

October 16, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team came up short over the weekend. The team dropped both of their matches, 3-1 to Western Michigan and 3-2 to Northern Illinois. Despite falling in both contests, the team is still in contention for a spot in the Mid-American Conference tourn...

Zips still looking for their second win of season

October 16, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The Akron Zips found themselves in a familiar position on Saturday afternoon. They were down one score late in the fourth quarter. Trailing Ohio 34-28 with under two minutes to go, a Zips onside kick went out of bounds, killing any chance of a comeback. “It was too little, ...

Men's soccer defeats Northern Illinoise

October 16, 2012

Written by: Zack West The No. 3 University of Akron men’s soccer team improved to 9-1-2, and 4-0-0 in the MAC, when they traveled to Northern Illinois on Saturday. The Zips out-shot the Huskies (3-7-2, 2-1-0 MAC) 18-8 for the game and continued their streak of 42 Conference games without a loss. ...

Volleyball team continues fighting for playoff spot

October 11, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry With 10 matches left to play in the 2012 volleyball regular season, the Akron Zips sit on the edge of a cliff: the Mid-American Conference Standings. The top eight teams will play in the conference tournament at Geneva, Ohio in late November. The Akron Zips are tied for sev...

Zips hope to tackle undefeated Bobcats

October 11, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Only one undefeated team remains in the Mid-American Conference. On Saturday afternoon, the Akron Zips will line up across from that team. The Ohio Bobcats (6-0, 2-0 MAC) will host the Zips (1-5, 0-2 MAC) in a match-up of two teams that have seen their seasons head in ...

Women's soccer losing streak continues, extends to seven games

October 11, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron women’s soccer continues to struggle for wins as the season winds down. The Zips fell to both Ohio University and Kent State over the weekend. They fall to 4-9-0, and are on an unfortunate seven-game losing streak. "They were two different types of games, in terms of competitiveness and energy," said ...

Sympson's sports view: football

October 9, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was another crazy weekend of sports. This weekend, the football team fell to 1-5, the Browns fell to 0-5 on the season, and the Steelers got a must-win victory against the Philadelphia Eagles. Akron football Even though we lost to Bowling Green, our defense played excepti...

Men's soccer dismantles Florida

October 9, 2012

Written by: Zack West The No. 7 University of Akron men’s soccer team took down another MAC opponent Saturday by dismantling Florida Atlantic 5-0. The chilly October weather and light rain did not deter the Zips (7-1-2, 3-0-0 MAC) from scoring five goals. Junior Eric Stevenson scored two goals...

UA football drops third straight

October 9, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Terry Bowden may wish halftime never came on Saturday afternoon. Leading 10-0 after two quarters, the Zips were outscored by Bowling Green 24-0 in the second half. “We did not have a good plan B when they took away what we were doing,” said the first-year head coach. The...

Volleyball team serves Kent State a crushing loss over the weekend

October 9, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron volleyball team continued a trend over the weekend. After falling in their first match in Athens, Akron evened out their Mid-American Conference record by sweeping arch-rival Kent State at KSU. It was the third weekend in a row that the Zips finishe...

Women's soccer woes continue against MAC

October 4, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Akron women’s soccer team opened up home field MAC play this past weekend, looking to pick up after a bad start to conference play, but fell to both Northern Illinois, 1-0, and Toledo, 2-1. The Zips are now 4-7-0 and are on an unfortunate five-game losing streak. The tea...

Zips hope to hunt down Bowling Greens Falcons

October 4, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The Akron Zips find themselves in a similar place to last season, with just one win within the first five weeks. Though much has changed on and off the field, only a victory will pull the Zips out of the basement of college football. “Another week, another opportunity to g...

Lets get some spirit

October 4, 2012

Written by: DJ Johnson This is not an article preaching at you to attend a football game this fall. It is not an attempt to claim that a program that has struggled for the past two seasons is now worth ten Saturdays, a Thursday and a Tuesday of your time over the course of the fall semester. It is...

Men's soccer team bullies Buffalo

October 4, 2012

Written by: Zach West In a dominating and exciting win Saturday night, the No. 7 Akron men’s soccer team improved to 6-1-2 (2-0-0 MAC) over conference foe Buffalo. Reinaldo Brenes, who helped Akron post the 4-0 victory, scored the first hat-trick for the team this season, and the first of his car...

Sympson's sports view: football, volleyball, men's soccer

October 2, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a WILD weekend in Akron sports... just in case you were wondering! With so many of our teams playing at home, it was a very eventful three days. Akron football One word describes this football game to me: ridiculous. I’m not sure which was more ridiculous, though...

Heartbreaking

October 2, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Akron scored 49 points on Saturday afternoon, a feat that had not been accomplished since Charlie Frye led the Zips in 2003. Though a record-setting day, when it was all said and done, the other side of the scoreboard read 56. Miami came out with the seven-point win, and Akron d...

Zips begin MAC play against Miami (OH)

September 27, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Over the past three years, week five of the college football season has been a time of desperation and hopelessness for the Akron football program. This season, however, the Zips (1-3) may be carried into Mid-American Conference play on the momentum of their nonconference sc...

Sympson's sports view

September 25, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was another exciting weekend in the world of professional and college sports. Akron Football The Zips were able to keep up with Tennessee for the majority of the football game. Even though they came up a couple of touchdowns short, fans can still be proud of their hard ...

Zips fight hard, but fall to Tennessee

September 25, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson Rarely, if ever, can a team take consolation in a loss. Saturday may have been the exception for the Zips, as they went stride-for-stride with the Tennessee Volunteers until the middle of the fourth quarter. The 47-26 loss, at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, was hardly a blo...

Women's soccer winning streak snapped

September 20, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The UA women's soccer team was unable to keep up with Marshall as they were routed by the Thundering Herd on Sunday, 2-0. The Zips came into the game off back-to-back shutout wins against Cleveland State and Canisius and hoped to build to a three-game winning streak, but were...

Volleyball spikes their way to 7-5 record

September 20, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The Akron Zips volleyball team won two of three matches over the weekend at the Bryant Invitational tournament. The Zips defeated Holy Cross and host team Bryant University, but fell in their last match to Northern Kentucky University. Before the tournament, Akron volleyball...

Men's soccer team ready to take it to the MAC

September 20, 2012

Written by: Zach West The UA men's soccer team has gathered tremendous momentum going into their first conference match this weekend. The Zips recorded two shutouts in The University of Akron Tournament after recording their first loss of the season to No. 4 Notre Dame. With two starters out, Ao...

Zips hope to Knox out Tennessee

September 20, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson What a difference a week makes. Coming off a 66-6 victory over their Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponent Morgan State, Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips will travel to Tennessee this Saturday to play in front of a crowd of more than 100,000. The Zips (1-2) face ...

Sympson's weekly sports view

September 18, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson Zips football Watching a crushing victory by the Zips football team was an experience not soon to be forgotten by avid fans. It was exciting to see our football team get their first win of the season. It was great to see them blow out a team. Hopefully they will carry this ...

Men's soccer team stomps over South Florida 5-0

September 18, 2012

Written by: Zach West The Akron men’s soccer team won The University of Akron tournament over the weekend with a 0-0 draw against tenth-ranked St. John’s on Friday and a dominating 5-0 win against 11th-ranked South Florida Sunday evening. The ninth-ranked Zips improve to 4-1-2 on the season. H...

Akron claims first victory of new era

September 18, 2012

Written by: D.J. Johnson The feeling of victory is hard to forget. On Saturday evening, the Zips got to experience that feeling again, almost a full year after their last victory, when they won against Virginia Military Institute. The Zips did not just win, they trounced Morgan State, 66-6, in a game ...

Women's soccer team wins in final minutes

September 13, 2012

Written by: Sartaj Auja Akron Women's Soccer (4-2-0) played at Cub Cadet Field and came out of a tight defensive game victorious as the Zips topped Canisius (1-6-0) 1-0. The Zips won this game after beating Cleveland State on Friday, 2-0. The team is currently on a two-game winning streak. "I’m p...

Sympson's weekly view

September 11, 2012

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a disappointing weekend for the Zips football team who fell to Florida International University. The loss resulted them to drop to a 0-2 record so far this season. It's heartbreaking to see a team give 110% out on the field, force sudden death, and come up on the short ...

Men's soccer continues to dominate

September 11, 2012

Written by: Zach West The sixth-ranked Akron Men's Soccer team improved their record against 10th-ranked Indiana to 3-0-1 with a 1-0 victory on Friday night in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in South Bend, Ind. With their third straight win against Indiana, the Zips improved their road recor...

Volleyball gets caught in the net

September 6, 2012

Written by: Parker Perry The University of Akron Volleyball team has opened their 2012 regular season, and slowly has come out of the gate with a 2-4 record. Akron has played in two weekend tournaments; the first was in South Carolina where they finished 1-3, the next at home in their first hosted tou...

Twin wins propel men's soccer team to No.7 in country

September 6, 2012

Written by: Zach West Sept. 4, 2012- The UA Men’s Soccer team started the 2012 regular season on a fast pace with a 2-0-1 start.  According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll, put out on Aug. 28, the Zips moved from 10th to the seventh-ranked team in the country. The Zips h...

The pressure's on for men's soccer

September 5, 2012

Written by: Zach West “Exciting”, is the word Caleb Porter, University of Akron head Men’s Soccer coach, used to describe his feelings about the 2012 season. The Zips kicked off their season with the first official practice on Wednesday, August 8.  Porter said, “We had good energy today, al...

Are you ready for some Bowdenball?

September 5, 2012

Written by: DJ Johnson Dadgum. A word that now finds itself resonating in Akron, Ohio. It is a word that every Akron football fan first heard over eight months ago when Terry Bowden, and his southern roots, were announced as head coach. The word has played as the headliner for an important offseas...

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

September 5, 2012

Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The University of Akron — the birthplace of his teaching and coaching career — but is now wearing a...

Zips baseball team plays in Michigan over weekend

April 25, 2012

Written by: Kyle George The University of Akron baseball team traveled to Kalamazoo, Mich., for a three-game series against Western Michigan University this past weekend. The teams played a doubleheader on Saturday because Friday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather. The Zips won the first game by a score of 3-1. Senior Andrew Brown pitche...

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