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In the News Archive: March 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)

Thursday, March 30
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron AD Larry Williams says Keith Dambrot replacement list is long.
MBB: Keith Dambrot's schedule helped deny Akron Zips an NCAA Tournament bid. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, March 29
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Keith Dambrot's NCAA frustrations led to leaving Akron for Duquesne.
MBB: Will Akron replace Keith Dambrot with assistant Ricky McFadden. Read the full story at Cleveland.com.
MBB: Akron Losing its Longtime Basketball Coach is Kent State's Win. Read the full story at WKSU.com.
MBB: Akron basketball was built by Keith Dambrot and LeBron James. With Dambrot gone, what can Akron become?. Read the full story at theComeback.com.
MBB: Dambrot leaves Zips, accepts Duquesne job. Details at The Suburbanite and KentWired.com.

Tuesday, March 28
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, search to replace coach Keith Dambrot begins; current players consider their options.
MBB: LeBron James supports 'everything' Keith Dambrot does, including leaving Akron for Duquesne. Read the full story at Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: Coach Keith Dambrot leaving Zips to take job at Duquesne. Details at the Associated PressAkron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain DealerWKYC NewsFox 8 NewsTrib LiveNews 5 ClevelandSB Nation Hustle BeltFanRag Sports NetworkMAC Reporter Online, and Pittsburgh Sports Online.

Monday, March 27
FB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, UA’s only Pro Football Hall of Fame player, Jason Taylor made a habit of beating the odds.
FB: Jerome Lane Jr. hopes his NFL future is with Cleveland Browns. Details in the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Akron Beacon Journal.
SOFT: Softball defeats Zips in first home series of season, Read the full story in the Northern Star.
SOFT: Akron falls 3-0 to Northern Illinois in MAC softball. Details in the  Akron Beacon Journal.
WTEN: University of Akron women’s tennis team ties program record with 15th consecutive victory. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Wednesday, March 22
SOFT: Zips softball team defeats Penguins. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: Ball State men's basketball looks ahead at the future. Details in The Daily News.
MBB: In the Star-Telegram, UT Arlington men crush Akron, advance to NIT quarterfinals.

Tuesday, March 21
MBB: Zips buoyed by win over Houston, prepare for NIT game against Texas-Arlington. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
FB: Zips open spring practice with transfer quarterback Nick Johns in the mix to start. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: Zips’ season comes to end in 85-69 loss to UT-Arlington in second round of NIT. Details at the Akron Beacon JournalStar-TelegramCleveland Plain dealerSB Nation Hustle Belt, and
WTEN: In the Akron Beacon Journal, UA women’s tennis team wins 14th consecutive match.
General: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, University of Akron sports still among the most expensive in Ohio, after cutting baseball.

Monday, March 20
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Zips look to continue road success at UT-Arlington.
MBB: NIT 2017 second round preview, Akron Zips at UT-Arlington Mavericks. Details in at SB Nation Hustle BeltStar-Telegram, and Star-Telegram.com,
MBB: Listen to UA head coach Keith Dambrot talk about Zips-UT Arlington NIT second round game on WAKR.
FB: Zips face some questions in spring practice after disappointing 2016 season. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SWIM: University of Akron sophomore Madison Myers (Copley) finished 28th of 66 swimmers at the NCAA Championships. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Friday, March 17
MBB: UH knocked out of NIT's first round by Akron. Details at the Houston Chronicle and Chron.com.
MBB: Johnson leads Akron to 78-75 NIT win over Houston. Read the full release at ESPN.com.

Thursday, March 16
MBB: Zips advance to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal and Cleveland.com.

Wednesday, March 15
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Traveling in first round of NIT disappoints Zips coach Keith Dambrot, who reportedly turned down offer to coach at South Florida.
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Zips open NIT at Houston with coach Keith Dambrot still in place.
MBB: Zips working to shake off disappointment, turn focus toward Houston. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: Senderoff, Dambrot net success after overcoming adversity. Details in the Cleveland Jewish News

Monday, March 13
MBB: Kent State downs Akron to win NCAA Tournament bid. Read the full stories at Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, SB NationHustle Beltthe News-Herald, USA TodayCleveland.com, and WKYC.
SB: University of Akron splits softball doubleheader. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: In the Akron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain Dealer, and SB Nation Hustle Belt, Zips to play Houston Wednesday in first-round NIT game.

Friday, March 10
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Keith Dambrot and Akron Zips' quest for March gladness.
MBB: Isaiah Johnson leads Zips past Eagles and into semifinals. Details at the Akron Beacon JournalThe Southern Illinoisan,Cleveland Plain Dealer, ESPN, and SB Nation Hustle Belt.
MBB: Akron’s Dambrot, Johnson take top MAC awards. Read the full stories at U.S. NewsAkron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain DealerThe News-Herald, and WKYC.
MBB: Akron's Isaiah Johnson has played at high level all season. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, March 8
MBB: Regular-season champion Zips ceremoniously cut down nets but focus on MAC Tournament. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
FB: Zips receiver Jerome Lane Jr. isn’t pleased with combine performance, vows to rebound at UA pro day. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Tuesday, March 7
MBB: Scouting the men's field for quarterfinals at the Q. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: Akron's Johnson, Kent State's Hall lead All-MAC selections. Details in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Zips center Isaiah ‘Big Dog’ Johnson gets support for MAC Player of the Year.
WBB: Akron falls 65-37 to Toledo in first round of MAC women’s basketball tournament. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal andThe Post.

Monday, March 6
MBB: Is top-seeded Akron in trouble? Details at the SB Nation Mid-Major Madness and Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: Kent State winning streak halted by Akron, 66-56. Read the full stories at the Cleveland Plain DealerCBS Sports,Akron Beacon Journal, and SB Nation Hustle Belt.
MBB: MAC tournament back at Quicken Loans Arena. Details at the The News-Herald.
FB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron wide receiver Jerome Lane Jr. hopes NFL Scouting Combine propels him to legendary moments at next level.

Friday, March 3
MBB: Kent State game can’t change UA’s position in the MAC, but the Zips need to regain their mojo. Read the full story in theAkron Beacon Journal.
MBB: In The Suburbanite Zips’ staff connected on, off court.

Thursday, March 2
FB: Akron Zips release 2017 football schedule, EndZoneScore.com, by Scott Piker
FB: Mid-American Conference announces Akron Zips 2017 football schedule, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: MAC mayhem continues with one game to go before tournament, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
WBB: Visiting Bulls blast Zips 81-55, spoil last home game for UA seniors, Akron Beacon Journal, by Curtis Duffield
WBB: Buffalo Bulls Women’s Basketball destroys Akron again, this time in an 81-55 effort, SB Nation Bull Run, by Robby Johnson

Wednesday, March 1
MBB: Akron Zips fall to last place Miami at home, 79-75, Cleveland Plain Daler, by Elton Alexander

MBB: Last-place RedHawks upset regular-season champion Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by Tim Rogers

MBB:  Last place Miami (Ohio) upsets conference champ Akron 79-75, ESPN, Associated Press