In the News Archive: December 2016

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University of Akron Zips blog (Ohio.com / Akron Beacon Journal)
Cleveland Plain Dealer College Sports (Cleveland.com) 

Wednesday, December 21
MBB: Sophomore Jimond Ivey is 'X' factor for Akron Zips, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Elton Alexander
MBB: Akron Zips Arrive Before Sun Bowl Basketball Tournament, EL Paso Proud, by Beau Bagley
WBB: Hannah Plybon leads UA women to 78-66 win over Georgia State, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
FB: 2017 NFL Draft Underrated Prospects: Jerome Lane, WR, Akron, FOX Sports, by Russell Brown

Monday, December 19
MBB: Zips trip Thundering Herd 99-88 for 23rd consecutive home victory, Akron Beacon Journal, by Tim Rogers
MBB: Akron Zips topple Marshall, 99-88, behind strong 3-point shooting, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
MBB: Akron offense proves enough to defeat Herd, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
MBB: Zips hand Herd fourth straight road loss, Metro News, by Dave Wilson
MBB: Akron defeats Marshall 99-88, keeps Herd winless on the road, Charleston Gazette Mail, Staff Reports
MBB: Akron zips past Marshall, 99-88, The Herald-Dispatch, Staff Report 
WBB: Big first half carries Duquesne to 67-57 win over Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by Fred Cay
MTRACK: Attention to Detail the Key to Murphy’s Sensational Rise, International Association of Athletics Federations 
MBB: High-scoring Marshall presents another Saturday night test for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas. 
MBB: Akron lineup is an image of Marshall's future, The Herald-Dispatch, by Rick McCann

Friday, December 16

MBB: MU Basketball Notebook: Ex-prep stars to face off, Herald-Dispatch
MSOC: UA’s Adam Najem named to first team, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report

Thursday, December 15
WBB: Education Day a chance for students to blend hoops, learning, The Suburbanite, by Andy Harris

Wednesday,  December 14
General: Akron, Kent State players named to Academic All-MAC teams, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff report

Monday, December 12
MBB: No. 8 Gonzaga pulls away down the stretch to sink Zips 61-43, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
MBB: Gonzaga overcame a tough challenge from the Akron Zips to push its perfect record to double digits, SB Nation The Slipper Still Fits, by Keith Ybanez
MBB: Gonzaga men's basketball battles past Akron, Associated Press, by Nicholas K. Geranios
MBB: Zags pull away late to defeat Akron with postgame interviews, The Spokesman-Review, by Jim Meehan
MBB: Former high school teammates Zach Collins, Noah Robotham reunite as Zags-Zips game, The Spokesman-Review, by Michael Gulledge

MBB: TV Take: Gonzaga learns it can handle a physical battle thanks to Akron’s ‘fight’, The Spokesman-Review, by Vince Grippi
MBB: Gonzaga uses late surge to dispatch Akron, The Gonzaga Bulletin, by Brittney Bulawa
MBB: Beating Gonzaga could be a building block toward an NCAA Tournament resume for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Gonzaga pulls away late to down Akron, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
MBB: Gonzaga hosts Akron, trying to reach 10-0 for first time as D-I member, The Spokesman-Review, by By Jim Meehan
MBB: A look back: Gonzaga and Akron have met once before, in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, The Spokesman-Review, Staff Report
WBB: Hannah Plybon leads Zips to 63-57 comeback win over Eastern Kentucky in women’s basketball, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report

Friday, December 9
WBB: Women’s basketball squeaks past Penguins in overtime, The Buchtelite
MBB: Akron, Toledo and Kent State all win on Wednesday night, The Hustle Belt

Thursday, December 8
MBB: Zips get off to fast start in 87-63 victory over Coppin State, Akron Beacon Journal, by Georg Thomas
MBB: Ohio Men's College Basketball Roundup, Delphos Herald, AP Report
MBB: Akron beats Coppin State 87-63 for 22nd straight home win, FOX Sports,  AP Report

Wednesday, December 7

MBB: Zips hope to get back on track against winless Coppin State, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State still looking for signature wins, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
WBB: UA women top YSU 76-74 in overtime, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
WSD: UA swimming, diving team wins third Zippy Invitational in row, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report

Tuesday, December 6
WBB: Women’s basketball gets back on track with 80-59 win over Winthrop, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
MBB: Men’s basketball impressive in loss to 10th-ranked Blue Jays, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
WSD: Akron Women Take Zippy Invitational, SwimSwam, Staff Report
FB: Fairfield’s Turner named Academic All-American, Dayton Daily News, by Rick Cassano
FB: A family affair for Bowdens in NYC, Tallahassee Democrat, by Jim Henry

Monday, December 5
MBB: CU Men's Basketball Stays Unbeaten, Beats Akron, Omaha Sports Insider, by Ben Stevens
MBB: Marcus Foster's 27 lead No. 10 Creighton past Akron 82-70, USA Today, Eric Olson AP Report
MBB: Perfect Creighton Bluejay send Akron Zips’ six-game win streak as Kobe Paras again a DNP, MBB: Zips counting on freshmen to provide critical minutes against undefeated Creighton, Akron Beacon Journal, by George ThomasSports Interactive Network Philippines
MBB: Another Bluejay burst enough to zap Zips, World-Herald, By Jon Nyatawa
MBB: Akron challenge to No. 10 Creighton comes up short, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
WBB: Megan Sefcik’s career night lifts Akron over host Winthrop in women’s basketball, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
WBB: Akron women defeat Winthrop at home, 80-59, The Herald, by Keith CannonFB: Four Zips earn All-MAC honors, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
FB: University of Akron wide receiver Jerome Lane Jr. to enter 2017 NFL Draft, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas 

Thursday, December 1
MBB: Listen to Zips’ head coach Keith Dambrot talk about Akron Basketball on WAKR’s Sam Bourquin Show. Complete Akron Basketball Interview | Zips Performance So Far.
MBB: Zips find their range and cruise to easy win over Bulldogs, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas.
MBB: Robotham, Jackson lead Akron in rout of D-III Adrian, 95-41, the Herald, AP Report
WBB:  Zips doomed by poor second half in loss to Bison, Akron Beacon Journal, by Fred Cay.
WBB: Women’s basketball falls to Bucknell on Education Day, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
WBB: Bucknell dominates second half to topple Akron, the Daily Item, by Phil Inglis
WBB: Slagus, Swart lead Bucknell past Akron, the Daily Item, Staff Report