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In the News Archive: January 2017

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.

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

Tuesday, January, 31
MBB: Kwan Cheatham elevates game with hard work, growing confidence, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Akron-Kent State rivalry game picked up by ESPNU, Channel 3 News WKYC, by Matthew Florjancic
MBB: MAC Men’s Basketball Players of the Week, Hustle Belt, by James W Snyder

Monday, January 30
MBB: Coach Dambrot to speak at the Akron Heart Ball fundraiser benefits for lifesaving research, the Stow Sentry,  Staff Report
MBB: Johnson's late free throw lifts Akron over Buffalo, ESPN, AP Report
MBB:Johnson FT proves decisive in win over Bulls, MAC Reporter Online, Evan Meyer
MBB: Akron Zips' free throw with 2.3 seconds left tops Buffalo, 91-90, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
MBB: Buffalo Bulls Men’s Basketball drops a second straight game on free throws, this time to Akron 91-90, Bull Run, by Robby Johnson
MBB: Buffalo Bulls at Akron Zips, WOW, what a game!, Hustle Belt, by James W Snyder
MBB: Last-second free throw by Isaiah Johnson lifts Zips to win over Bulls, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
WBB: Alex Ricketts, Hannah Plybon lead Zips to victory over Eagles, Akron Beacon Journal, by Taylor Rosen
SWIM: Akron Defeats Bowling Green, Youngstown State, College Swimming, Staff Report

Friday, January 27
In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Zips guard Antino Jackson is steadying force. By Elton Alexander

Thursday, January 26 
MBB: It’s Akron’s World, and we’re living in it, Hustle Belt, by Jordan Rinard
MBB: Five teams slowly making their way toward March Madness, NCAA.com, by Janie Harris
MBB: ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Seth Greenberg discuss mid-major bracket-busters, Mid-Major Madness, by Chris McKee  

Wednesday, January 25 
MBB: A hot shooting Zips team is too much for any team in this league to handle, Hustle Belt, James W. Snyder
MBB: Hot-shooting Zips win 10th in a row, remain unbeaten in MAC, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Akron wins 10th straight, beats Western Michigan 90-80, ESPN, Associated Press
MBB:Cheatham posts double-double as Zips nip WMU, MAC Reporter Online, By Evan Meyer
MBB: Akron zips by Broncos 90-80, WKZO, Staff Report
Track: Defending Champion Shannon Rowbury and Olympic Medalist Clayton Murphy to Highlight NYRR Wanamaker Mile Fields at 110th NYRR Millrose Games, NYRR, by Staff Report

Tuesday, January 24 
MBB: Young Broncos raring to give streaking Zips a tough time, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MSOC: Philadelphia Union Set to Acquire the Rights for Adam Najem, Fansided, byChuck Booth 

Monday, January 23
MBB: Watch Kevin Connors highlight the Akron Zips with Kevin’s Star on ESPN SportsCenter. 
MBB: Rothstein Files: Trier makes Arizona legitimate national title contender, FanRag Sports Network, Jon Rothstein
MBB: 5 Mid-Majors Who Look Ready to Bust Brackets in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, Hero College Sports News, by Daniel Reynolds
MBB: Former St. V-M, University of Akron star Dru Joyce III having his best season overseas, Akron Beacon Journal, by Jason Lloyd
MBB: Akron sets school-record 27-game home win streak, USA Today, AP Report
MBB: The Zips set a school record with their 27th straight home victory as they downed the Eagles 70-63, Hustle Belt, by Jordan Rinard
MBB: Zips overcome poor free-throw shooting, stretch home winning streak to 27 with 70-63 win over Eastern Michigan, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas 
MBB: Akron beats Eastern Michigan to extend win streak to nine, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
MBB: Zips continue winning ways - at home and against EMU, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
SWIM: Akron Tops Rival Miami (Ohio), CollegeSwimming.com
SWIM: Defending MAC Champs Akron on Crushing Eary Run, SwimSwam.com
WBB:University of Akron women’s basketball: Zips’ momentum disappears in 73-57 loss to Western Michigan, Akron Beacon Journal, by Fred Cay
General: ESPN3 is a valuable tool for MAC schools, Crain’s Cleveland Business, By KEVIN KLEPS

Friday, January 20
MBB: Eastern Michigan will provide a challenge to the Zips’ defense, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Akron basketball team wins big shooting from another zip code, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Terry Pluto

Thursday, January 19 
WBB: Zips stun MAC-leading Huskies 84-55 in women’s basketball, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
WBB: Akron Zips at Northern Illinois Huskies, Hustle Belt, by James W Snyder 
MBB: Listen to head coach Keith Dambrot talk about win over Ohio and Zips Basketball on WAKR’s Sam Borquin Show 
MBB: As dazzling 10 minutes show, special March could be in store if Zips keep improving, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour 
MBB: The Zips remain unbeaten in MAC play with huge win over the Bobcats, Hustle Belt, by James W Snyder
MBB: Akron pulls away from Campbell-less 'Cats, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer 
MBB: The race for the MAC title is taking shape, Mid-Major Madness, by Andrew Evans

Wednesday, January 18
MBB: Cheatham's double-double helps Akron beat Ohio, 83-68, ESPN, Associated Press
MBB: Akron Zips win with ease over Ohio University, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
MBB: Zips use fast start in second half to cruise past Bobcats, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Akron routs Ohio in MAC showdown, The News-Herald, by David Glasier
MBB: Ohio loses in second half to Akron, The Post, by Luke O’Roark

Tuesday, January 17
MSOC: UA freshman Jonathan Lewis selected No. 3 overall in MLS SuperDraft. Read the full stories at the Akron Beacon Journal. NY Sports Day, MLSSoccer.com, Empire of Soccer, Hudson River Blue, and Big Apple Soccer.
MBB: Zips looking to stretch win streak to eight games against Bobcats. Details at the Akron Beacon Journal, and The Post.
MBB: Zips grind out win over RedHawks, remain unbeaten in MAC. Details at the Akron Beacon Journal, Dayton Daily News, MAC Reporter Online, Hustle Belt, and AP Report
WTEN: In the Akron Beacon Journal, UA women’s tennis team blanks Chicago State 7-0 for first win.
MBB: UA’s Isaiah Johnson named MAC East player of the week . Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SWIM: At  SwimSwam.com, Akron Swims to Victory Over Toledo in Dual Meet. 

Thursday, January 12
MBB: UA head coach Keith Dambrot joined WAKR’s Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell to talk about the win over Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, MI.
WBB: Zips fall 85-69 to Ohio, still winless in MAC, Akron Beacon Journal, by Taylor Rosen

Wednesday, January 11
MBB: Isaiah Johnson scores 33 to help Zips remain unbeaten in the MAC, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Johnson registers career high as Zips edge CMU, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
MBB: Keith Dambrot sets UA record with 289th coaching win, The Suburbanite, by Andy Harris
MBB: Men's basketball rallies in second half, but falls to Akron 89-85, Central Michigan Life, by Kullen Logsdon
MBB: Johnson scores 33, Akron beats Central Michigan 89-85, The Times, AP Report 
MBB: Isaiah Johnson scored 33 points and grabbed nine rebounds as Akron grabs the narrow victory over the Central Michigan, 89-85, in Mount Pleasant on Tuesday night.
MBB: Indefensible: Central Michigan unable to get key stops in loss to Akron, The The Morning Sun, by Nate Schneider
WBB: Ohio primed to bounce back against Akron after Northern Illinois loss, The Post, by Cameron Fields

Tuesday, January 10
MBB: Isaiah ‘Big Dog’ Johnson has unleashed his multiple skills for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MSOC: MLS adds University of Akron freshman Jonathan Lewis to 2017 Generation adidas class, LA Galaxy

Monday, January 9
MBB: Zips run home winning streak to 25 games with 66-59 victory over Western Michigan, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Russell Beichly set standard as coach for Zips basketball, Akron Beacon Journal, by Jeff Brewer.
MBB: Western Michigan Broncos at Akron Zips, Hustle Belt, by James W Snyder
MBB: Late Cheatham trey keys Akron win over Broncos, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
WBB: Zips remain winless in MAC with 62-58 loss to Bowling Green, Akron Beacon Journal, by Fred Cay
MSOC: MLS adds University of Akron freshman Jonathan Lewis to 2017 Generation adidas class

Friday, January 6
MBB: Sophomore guard Jimond Ivey embracing role in starting lineup, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas

Thursday, January 5
WBB: Akron Beacon Journal on the record: Akron, Kent State fall in women’s basketball.

Wednesday, January 4
MBB: Akron gives coach 289th win, beating Bowling Green 89-84, AP Report
MBB: Akron Zips pull out MAC opener over Bowling Green, 89-84, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander 
MBB: Records tumble as MAC teams look strong at home to start season, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
MBB: Zips top Falcons to give coach Keith Dambrot record victory, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: Akron continues streak with win over Falcons, Dambrot now ‘winningest’, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
MBB: Akron holds off Bowling Green to go 1-0 in MAC, Hustle Belt, by Brad Ward
FB: Former Akron star Jason Taylor among 15 finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame, AP Report

Tuesday, January 3
MBB: Zips playing with confidence as MAC season begins, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas