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In the News Archive: October 2016

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Monday, October 31
MBB: Akron Zips picked to win it all in preseason MAC basketball poll, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Elton Alexander
MBB: Zips, Eagles get basketball preseason poll nod, Mac Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer.
MBB: UA basketball team is choice to win MAC, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas 
MBB: Akron favorite to win conference, Hustle Belt, by James H. Jimenez
MBB: Akron Zips basketball presents ZIPS JAM Nov. 4, Hudson Hub-Times, Staff Report
MSOC: Falcons men's soccer ties Akron, remains in first place, Sentinel-Tribune, by Jack Carle
FB: Rockets look to get back on track against Akron, The Blade, by Brian Buckey
M/WSWIM: Akron Zips Away From Ball State, CollegeSwimming.com, by Staff Report
XC: Eastern Michigan sweeps MAC cross country meet, Akron Beacon Journal, by Staff Report

Friday, October 28
MSOC: OSU loses to Akron on Senior Night, the Lantern, Staff Report
FB: Bulls run all over Zips for the upset, 41-20, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Buffalo Bulls defeat the Akron Zips 41-20, Bull Run, by Tim Riordan
FB: Johnson sets record as Bulls upset Akron, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer

 Thursday, October 27
MSOC: UA men’s soccer team blanks Ohio State 2-0, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
FB: Zips hope to continue to get better against struggling Buffalo, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Bulls face Akron Thursday night on just four days rest, the Spectrum, by Dan Petruccelli
FB: MAC Football: Mid-week MAC play begins, The Post, by Trevor Colgan
FB: Akron Zips vs. Buffalo Bulls Preview and Prediction, Athlon Sports, by Kevin McGuire
FB: Akron's Terry Bowden taps great coaching tree in building winner, the Buffalo News, by Mark Gaughan
FB: Zips look to continue conference success in Buffalo, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen

Wednesday, October 26
FB: Akron’s Woodson looks to take charge of Buffalo’s defense, Hustle Belt, by Steve Helwick
MSOC: Ohio State looking to make Big Ten title case against Akron, The Lantern, by Nicholas McWilliams

Tuesday, October 25
FB: Van Edwards soaring at Akron, news-press.com, by Cory Mull
FB: Healthy again, Zips quarterback Thomas Woodsonhappy to be back on field, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Akron vs. Buffalo Prediction and Game Preview, Campus Insiders, by Jeff Bartl
FB: Woodson returns to lead Zips’ comeback victory, the Buchtelite, by Joshua Glaze
MSOC: Zips suffer first home loss, the Buchtelite, by Jackson Cline
General: Sports Recap 10-25-16, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen

Monday, October 24
MGOLF: UA men’s golf team in lead after first day at ODU/OBX Intercollegiate, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
MSOC: Visiting West Virginia hands Zips first home loss since September 2015, Akron Beacon Journal, by Taylor Rosen
FB: Quarterback Thomas Woodson returns to lead Zips over Cardinals, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
General: Academic Centers for student-athletes are not uncommon for MAC universities in Ohio, The Post, by Megan Henry
FB: Akron Spoils Ball State Homecoming 35-25, Hustle Belt, by Alan Rucker
FB: Akron @ Ball State: 5 Things Learned, Hustle Belt, by Alan Rucker
FB: 3 homecoming thoughts: Ball State falls 35-25, the Star Press, by Dakota Crawford
FB:  Zips dominant late, eclipse Cardinals’ big 1st half, the Star Press, by Dakota Crawford
FB: Ball State QB plays poorly, scared in latest loss, the News-Sentinal, by Tom Davis
FB: Akron controls 2nd half, hands Ball State 35-25 Homecoming loss, Ball State Daily, by Jake Fox
FB: Ball State Hosts the Akron Zips for Some Saturday MACtion, the Best College Sports News Network, by David S. Williams
FB: Zips need improved run defense against Ball State, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Ball State-Akron: 3 things to watch during homecoming, The Star Press, by Dakota Crawford

Friday, October 21
MBB: Zips looking for depth to augment talented returning core, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: For UA basketball, loyalty wins out as Isaiah Johnson, Kwan Cheatham spurn chance to transfer, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour
WBB: Young Zips look to continue winning tradition, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Will the Zips hold the top seed in the MAC East?, Hustle Belt, by Ryan Sura
WSOC: Women's soccer draws 0-0 with Akron, Western Herald, Staff Report

Thursday, October 20
MSOC: Soccer hitting crunch time, two EMU teams ranked, Hustle Belt, by Matt Gritzmacher
MSOC: Holthusen scores two as men’s soccer draws with Penn State, the Buchtelite, by Jackson Cline
FB: Zips football looks to get back on track versus Ball State, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen

Wednesday, October 19
MSOC: Men's Soccer Draws 2-2 Against No. 22 Akron, Onward State, by Derek Bannister
MSOC: Penn State ties Akron in men’s soccer, Centre Daily Times, Staff Report
FB: Zips looking forward after controversy, clubbing from Western Michigan, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Akron vs. Ball State Prediction, Game Preview, Campus Insiders, by Jeff Bartl

Tuesday, October 18

MSOC: Penn State men’s soccer prepares for end of season challenge against Akron, Daily Collegian, by Sam McQuillan
MSOC: Men’s soccer posts 7-0 victory over NIU, the Buchtelite, by Jackson Cline
FB: Zips dominated by Broncos, 41-0, the Buchtelite, Staff Report
General: The Buchtelite’s Sports Recap (10-18-16), by Jake Allen

Monday, October 17
MSOC: UA soccer rolls to 7-0 win over Northern Illinois, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
WSOC: University of Akron, Western Michigan battle to 0-0 draw in women’s soccer, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
FB: No. 24 Western Michigan shuts out Akron Zips 41-0, Cleveland 19 News, Mitch Stacy
FB: No. 24 Western Michigan shuts out Zips 41-0, San Francisco Chronicle, Mitch Stacy
FB: Akron Zips outmuscled, 41-0, by No. 24 Western Michigan, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Elton Alexander
FB: Undefeated Western Michigan Broncos hammer Zips 41-0, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Nationally-ranked Broncos trample Akron, MAC Reporter Online, Evan Meyer
FB: No. 23 Western Michigan provides biggest test yet for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: No. 24 Western Michigan has tough road challenge at Akron: MAC Football 2016, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Elton Alexander

Friday, October 14
FB: Western Michigan-Akron Preview Capsule, The Washington Post, by Associated Press
FB: Western Michigan Broncos vs. Akron Zips, Hustle Belt, by Ryan Sura

Thursday, October 13
FB: Starting quarterback Thomas Woodson reportedly to return to Zips’ lineup this week, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Zips football hosts 23rd-ranked Western Michigan, The Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
FB: Thomas Woodson expected to return to starting role, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
General: The Buchtelite’s Sports Preview (10-13-16), by Jake Allen

Wednesday, October 12

FB: Tra’Von Chapman likely to make third consecutive start at quarterback, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Western Michigan faces Akron as ranked team for 1st time, FOX Sports, Staff Report
MSOC:  Michigan State men’s soccer edges Akron, 2-1, Detroit Free Press, Staff Report
MSOC:  MSU men's soccer takes down No. 17 Akron, The State News, by Isaac Constans

Tuesday, October 11
WSOC: Women’s soccer drops pair to MAC teams, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
MSOC: Zips men’s soccer opens MAC play with a win, the Buchtelite, by Jackson Cline
FB: Zips win Homecoming Game, 35-13 over RedHawks, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
MBB and WBB: Basketball Season Preview (2016-2017), the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
FB: No. 23 Western Michigan vs. Akron Prediction and Game Preview, College Insiders, by Jeff Bartl

Monday, October 10

FB: Chapman runs, passes Zips past Miami, MAC Reporter Online, by Evan Meyer
FB: Chapman passes, runs Akron past Miami (Ohio) 35-13, FOX Sports, AP Staff Report
FB:  Akron Zips down Miami RedHawks 35-13, SB Nation, by Jordan Rinard
FB: Backup quarterback Tra’Von Chapman leads Zips to 35-13 win over Miami RedHawks, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Zips wary of winless RedHawks, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
WSOC: Jenna Hellstrom powers Kent State to 4-0 win over Akron in women’s soccer, Akron Beacon Journal, by Staff Report

Friday, October 7

FB: Miami RedHawks vs. Akron Zips, Hustle Belt, by Jordan Rinard
WSOC: Flashes soccer takes down Akron Zips, kentwired.com, by Carly Evans

Thursday, October 6

FB: Fort Myers grad Darius Copeland overcomes odds at Akron, News-Press.com, by David Dorsey
FB:  Zips Coach Terry Bowdentalks Wagon Wheel and UA Homecoming, The Jasen Sokol Show WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol
FB: Miami (OH) vs. Akron Prediction, Game Preview, Campus Insiders, by Rich Cirminiello
FB:  Zips’ football hosts homecoming game, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen
General: University of Akron Sports Preview, the Buchtelite, by Jake Allen

Wednesday, October 5

MSOC: WVU, Akron are favorites to win MAC championship, The DAonline.com, by John Lowe
FB:  Zips face uncertainty at quarterback heading into game against Miami, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Noah Wezensky to start for Miami at Akron, Hustle Belt, by Jordan Rinard

Tuesday, October 4

MBB:  Akron begins practice; opens season in 30, AMICO Hoops, Staff Report
MGOLF: University of Akron men’s golf team second after first day of Firestone Invitational; Kent State men way out in front at Cleveland State Invitational, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Report
FB: College football locals notebook: Southwest Florida trio aiding Akron, Naples Daily News, by Cory Mull
FB: Golden Flashes may have found building blocks for future in last-second loss to rival Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by Jimmy Miller
FB: Zips beat Kent State to claim the Wagon Wheel, The Buchtelite, by Joshua Glaze

Monday, October 3

FB: Backup quarterback Tra’Von Chapman overcomes early struggles, makes big play to help Zips keep Wagon Wheel, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Akron stuns Kent State late, 31-27, on wildcat touchdown, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
FB: Battle of backup QBs goes Zips way, MAC Reporter Online, by Even Meyer
FB: Trip to Kent revives old pain, but UA backup quarterback Tra’Von Chapman finds redemption, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour
FB: Kent State falls to Akron in final minutes, Kentwired.com, by Henry Palattella
FB: Chapman rallies Akron to 31-27 win over Kent State, WFMJ.com, Staff Report
FB: Timing of little consequence when Zips facing rival Flashes, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB: Golden Flashes hope to find motivation in heartbreaking 31-27 loss to Akron, Akron Beacon Journal, by Jimmy Miller
MTRACK: Olympian Murphy honored with parade, Piqua Daily Call, By Erik Martin
WSWIM: Akron Women Take 8 of 10 Events in Tom Stubbs Relays, SwimSwam.com, by Hannah Hecht