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In the News Archive: February 2016

Follow the Zips in local and national publications with "In The News," updated regularly with links to stories about Zips Athletics, the University and Mid-American Conference.

Monday, February 29
MBB: Zips pound Falcons to end two-game skid, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips get hot at home to take down Bowling Green, 89-54    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: McAdams guides Akron to blowout victory against Falcons 89-54, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt
WBB: Zips maintain recent dominance in rivalry with 70-60 victory over Kent State, by Fred Cay, Akron Beacon Journal
S&D: Akron wins third straight MAC Swimming & Diving title, by Mid-American Conference
T&F: Akron men and Eastern Michigan women repeat as MAC Indoor T&F Champions, by Mid-American Conference

Friday, February 26
MBB: Despite recent struggles, Zips still control their own destiny in MAC with three home games to play, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
S&D: UA women continue to dominate MAC swimming championships, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips look to wrap up MAC at home    Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, February 25
WBB: UA clips Miami 65-62 in overtime in women’s basketball, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Jatavis Brown hoping to prove MAC players can play in the NFL, by Rick Gosselin, Sports Day Dallas News

Wednesday, February 24
MBB: Zips listless in 77-64 loss to Miami, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips suffer second straight loss, 77-64, at Miami    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron heavily favored to sweep the Mid-American Conference men's basketball titles  Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tuesday, February 23
MBB: Zips look to bounce back against last-place RedHawks, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Zips to play four nationally televised games in 2016, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, February 22
MBB: Kent State wins 100th anniversary meeting against Akron, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Flashes halt Zips rally, hold off Zips 85-76, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt
WBB: First-place Bobcats overwhelm Zips, by Don Coughlin, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Zips look to get back on winning track against Miami, by Rob Willer, Hustle Belt

Friday, February 19
MBB: Zips looking to exploit mismatches in anniversary game with Kent State, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Five things I think about Kent State-Akron rivalry: MAC Basketball 2016    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Kent State Golden Flashes men's basketball preview: Arch rivals face off on national TV, by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt
WBB: OU Women's Basketball: "Biggest" game of the season Saturday at Akron, by Charlie Hatch, The Athens Post

Thursday, February 18
WBB: Hannah Plybon, Anita Brown power Akron to 78-66 victory over Kent State, by Brad Bournival, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: UA junior Clayton Murphy named MAC men’s track athlete of the week, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Former Akron Pole Vault Standout, Shawn Barber, Completes Highest Indoor Jump at Athlone IT Grand Prix, by Dave Hooper, Irish Examiner
RIF: Zips shooters take aim at NCAA Rifle Championships, by Rick Fargo, Cleveland 19 News

Wednesday, February 17
MBB: Zips overcome adversity to register 80-70 victory over Buffalo, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips top Buffalo, 80-70, behind 13 3-pointers    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron pulls away from UB men in second half of basketball game, by Buffalo News
MBB: Akron giving away bobbleheads with LeBron James in Zips' uniform, by Chip Patterson, CBS Sports
MBB: Pluto: You Might Want to Start Paying Attention to the Akron/Kent State Rivalry, by Amanda Rabinowitz, WKSU

Tuesday, February 16
MBB: Zips’ big week begins with home game Tuesday against Buffalo, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Zips listed among 5 of the most unusual team names in college football, by Eric Moreno, USA Football

Monday, February 15
MBB: Zips fall 80-79 to Huskies, by Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Western Michigan rallies to clip Akron 69-65 in women’s basketball, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips fall on the road at Northern Illinois late, 80-79    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Huskies snap 5-game losing streak, take down Akron 80-79, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt

Friday, February 12
MBB: University of Akron basketball team peaking at the right time, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: UA athletics department announces bobblehead series to close basketball season, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: Interview with Akron Athletics Director Larry Williams, by Jeremy Bright, Football Matters
S&D: Akron swim team chasing another MAC title, by Dave Chudowsky, WKYC

Wednesday, February 10
MBB: Visiting Zips defeat Bowling Green 83-68, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron poised to run away with race: MAC Basketball 2016    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips keep rolling with 83-68 victory over Bowling Green    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Threes dropped from everywhere in Zips' 83-68 win, by Matt Daley, Hustle Belt

Tuesday, February 9
MBB: Freshman Josh Williams making himself at home with Zips, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: Zips’ 2016 recruiting class ranked No. 2 in country according to TopDrawerSoccer.com, includes area players Alex Mapp, Jackson Crawford, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Zips Coach Terry Bowden “Selling a Vision” to 2016 Recruiting Class    by Terry Rabbitts, The Buchtelite

Monday, February 8
MBB: Antino Jackson sparks Zips in victory over Central Michigan, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Hot shooting leads Akron past Chippewas 92-87, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt
WBB: Hannah Plybon sparks Zips to 77-65 victory over Miami, by Fred Cay, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: Akron men's soccer announces 2016 signing class, by Hudson Hub-Times

Friday, February 5
MBB: Cheatham leads improving Zips defense into rematch with Central Michigan, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Akron Zips men's basketball preview, by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Thursday, February 4
FB: Zips concentrate on offensive line, linebackers on recruiting trail, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron 'newcomers' add spice to latest recruiting class: National Signing Day 2016    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: 2016 National Signing Day Recap: Akron Zips, by Hustle Belt
T&F: UA women’s track team ranked No. 19 in nation, by Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Akron women’s basketball edged by Ball State, by Terry Rabbitts, The Buchtelite

Wednesday, February 3
MBB: Zips roll past Bobcats, into first place in MAC East Division, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips have little trouble with Ohio University, 80-68    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Ohio Bobcats men's basketball final: 5 takeaways from Akron's 80-68 win, by Kaleb Carter, Hustle Belt
MBB: Akron's Dambrot brings toughness to Akron-Ohio matchup, by Luke O'Roark, Athens Post

Tuesday, February 2
MBB: Frontcourt battle in spotlight for Zips, Bobcats, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Ohio Bobcats men's basketball preview: Q&A in anticipation of Convo showdown, by Kaleb Carter & Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt

Monday, February 1
MBB: Complete offensive game delivers Zips 73-64 road win over Ball State, by Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Anita Brown, Hannah Plybon lead Zips to 75-72 win over Eastern Michigan, by Fred Cay, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips continue to roll with 73-64 victory at Ball State    by Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Ball State Cardinals men's basketball recap: Zips soar past Cardinals 73-64 for share of East lead, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt