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In the News Archive: January 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.

Friday, January 29
FB: Archbishop Hoban senior Tyler Gilchrist commits to play football at the University of Akron, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: University of Akron men’s, women’s track team ranked in Top 20, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron vs. Kent State men's basketball game selected for ESPNU, by Hudson Hub-Times

Wednesday, January 27
MBB: Zips rally after technical foul to turn back Northern Illinois 76-66, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips take down MAC West leader Northern Illinois, 76-66, by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: First place on the line at Akron and at Kent State: Local College Basketball    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tuesday, January 26
MBB: Zips regain long-range shooting touch in time for game against Northern Illinois, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, January 25
FB: NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Notes: Jatavis Brown lays the lumber, Greene the steady running back, by Alex Alvarado, Hustle Belt

Sunday, January 24
MBB: Zips rout Miami 75-46 with barrage of 3-pointers; Josh Williams leads way with 15 points, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips roll over Miami RedHawks, 75-46    by Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Miami RedHawks vs. Akron Zips men's basketball final: Zips club RedHawks in 75-46 route, by Kaleb Carter, Hustle Belt

Saturday, January 23
MBB: Zips coach Keith Dambrot wary of visiting RedHawks, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: East’s Jemarulin Suggs & Deandre Brimage commit to play football at the University of Akron, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, January 21
WBB: Anita Brown leads Zips to victory over Rockets, by Brad Bournival, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, January 20
MBB: Senior Reggie McAdams shoots Zips to 92-88 win over Eastern Michigan, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips get back on track with 92-88 win over Eastern Michigan    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: University of Texas head coach, Shaka Smart, credits UA coach Keith Dambrot for his affection of full court defense, by Greg Madia, WV Sports
T&F: Former Akron Pole Vaulter, Shawn Barber, looking to hit the heights in Karlsruhe, by International Association of Athletics Federations

Tuesday, January 19
MBB: Zips drop second consecutive MAC game, fall 78-64 at Toledo, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Zips not ready to panic over two-game skid, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips lose second straight on the road, 78-64, to the Toledo Rockets    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WBB: Akron Zips at Buffalo Bulls Women's Basketball recap: Bulls fall 69-61 despite Oursler double-double, by Matt Gritzmacher, Bull Run
T&F: Former Akron Pole Vaulter, Shawn Barber, reaches new heights, youngest ever over 6.00-metres, Athletics Canada

Friday, January 15
MSOC: Orlando City selects Akron's Richie Laryea with No. 7 pick in MLS SuperDraft, by Paul Tenorio, Orlando Sentinel
MBB: Zips focused on improving one-on-one defense, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Toledo Rockets men's basketball preview, by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Thursday, January 14
MSOC: Toronto midfielder Richie Laryea expected to go high at MLS SuperDraft, by Neil Davidson, The Canadian Press/Yahoo Sports
WBB: University of Akron women’s basketball team earns rare victory at Bowling Green, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips football: 2016 opponents announced, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, January 13
MBB: Akron Zips' 10-game win streak stopped at Central Michigan    by Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Central Michigan snaps Zips’ 10-game winning streak 92-78, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Dropping a dime: Zips run win streak to 10, by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite
FB: Final grades for all 128 teams in FBS college football: Akron Earns an A-, by Paul Myerberg, USA Today

Tuesday, January 12
MBB: Despite some ugly statistics, Zips continue to win and the best could be yet to come, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: Richie Laryea among MLS Mock Draft 2016: Orlando City Adds Attacking Midfield Depth, by Wade Williams, The Mane Land
MBB: Central Michigan Chippewas vs. Akron Zips men's basketball preview: the Zips hope to stay undefeated in conference play, by Nick Fries, Hustle Belt

Monday, January 11
MBB: Akron wins MAC home opener, 62-53, over Western Michigan    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Zips earn 10th consecutive win in what coach Keith Dambrot calls ‘weird game’, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Perfect shooting by Tinara Moore leads Chippewas past Zips, by Jeff Brewer, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Former Zips pole vaulter Shawn Barber wins UA’s fourth annual competition, by Richie Mulhall, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: Dave and Shelly Harris Letter to the ABJ Editor: Celebrate UA Athletes, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, January 8
T&F: World champion Shawn Barber is main attraction as UA hosts fourth annual Pole Vault Convention on Saturday, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Victory at Buffalo gets Zips off to strong start in MAC, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Western Michigan Broncos vs. Akron Zips men's basketball preview, by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Thursday, January 7
WBB: Akron women’s basketball team upends Eastern Michigan 68-65 in OT, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Extra Points from UB's 75-71 loss to Akron, by Mark Gaughan, Buffalo News
MBB: Akron Zips 75, Buffalo Bulls Men's Basketball 71: Takeaways from the MAC Opener, by Robby Johnson and Matt Gritzmacher, Bull Run

Wednesday, January 6
MBB: Zips edge Buffalo 75-71 for ninth consecutive victory, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips stop Buffalo Bulls for ninth straight win in MAC opener    by Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Buffalo Bulls men's basketball recap: Akron starts off MAC play with a bang beating Buffalo 75-71, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt

Tuesday, January 5
MBB: Zips begin MAC schedule in difficult environment at Buffalo, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
S&D: Akron butterfly standout Erin Seiler nearing spot in NCAAs    by Bill Arsenault, The Mercury
MBB: Akron Zips vs. Buffalo Bulls men's basketball preview: Q&A with Bull Run, by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Monday, January 4
MBB: Isaiah Johnson, Noah Robotham score 20 points apiece to guide Zips to eighth win in a row, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Poor shooting proves costly for Zips in loss to Huskies, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Former Akron standout, Shawn Barber, clears 19 feet 3 inches to win the men’s open pole-vaulting division at the 7th annual Pole Vaulting Expo Explosion, by Larry Causey, Temple Daily Telegram