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Apr 1, 2015
Akron
at Canisius
3:00 PM
Buffalo, N.Y.
Apr 2, 2015
NORTHEAST OHIO QUAD
All Day
LEE R. JACKSON TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX
Apr 3, 2015
NORTHEAST OHIO QUAD
All Day
LEE R. JACKSON TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX
Akron
at Western Michigan
1:00 PM
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Eastern Michigan
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Ball State
3:00 PM
Muncie, Ind.
Eastern Michigan
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 4, 2015
Akron
at Ball State
1:00 PM
Muncie, Ind.
Central Michigan
at Akron
2:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 5, 2015
Akron
at Ball State
1:00 PM
Muncie, Ind.
Akron
at Ball State
1:00 PM
Muncie, Ind.
Central Michigan
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 6, 2015
vs. Gary Koch Invitational – Day One
@ Gastonia, N.C. (Gaston Country Club)
All Day
Apr 7, 2015
vs. Gary Koch Invitational – Day Two
@ Gastonia, N.C. (Gaston Country Club)
All Day
Pittsburgh
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 8, 2015
Akron
at Niagara
3:00 PM
Niagara, N.Y.
Akron
at Niagara
5:00 PM
Niagara, N.Y.
Apr 10, 2015
Akron
at Kent State
1:00 PM
Kent, Ohio | PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
Northern Illinois
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Kent State
3:00 PM
Kent, Ohio | PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
Apr 11, 2015
vs. Irish Creek Intercollegiate – Day One
@ Kannapolis, N.C. (Irish Creek Golf Club)
All Day
vs. Dolores Black Falcon Invitational – Day One
@ Bowling Green, Ohio (Stone Ridge Golf Course)
All Day
Akron Alumni Extravaganza Match
9:00 AM
Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range | Schrank Hall South
Northern Illinois
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Buffalo
1:00 PM
Buffalo, N.Y.
Akron
at Buffalo
2:00 PM
Buffalo, N.Y.
Apr 12, 2015
vs. Irish Creek Intercollegiate – Day Two
@ Kannapolis, N.C. (Irish Creek Golf Club)
All Day
vs. Dolores Black Falcon Invitational – Day Two
@ Bowling Green, Ohio (Stone Ridge Golf Course)
All Day
Akron Alumni Extravaganza Match
9:00 AM
Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range | Schrank Hall South
Northern Illinois
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Buffalo
1:00 PM
Buffalo, N.Y.
Apr 14, 2015
Marshall
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Youngstown State
3:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
Akron
at Youngstown State
5:00 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
Apr 15, 2015
Akron
at Dayton
4:00 PM
Dayton, Ohio
Apr 17, 2015
at Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Walnut, Calif.
Northern Illinois
at Akron
1:00 PM
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
Akron
at Toledo
1:00 PM
Toledo, Ohio
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Toledo
3:00 PM
Toledo, Ohio
Apr 18, 2015
at Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Walnut, Calif.
vs. Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational – Day One
@ Columbus, Ohio (OSU Golf Club - Scarlet Course)
All Day
Akron
at Bowling Green
2:00 PM
Bowling Green, Ohio
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 19, 2015
vs. Lady Buckeye Spring Invitational – Day Two
@ Columbus, Ohio (OSU Golf Club - Scarlet Course)
All Day
Akron
at Ohio State
TBA
Columbus, Ohio
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Bowling Green
1:00 PM
Bowling Green, Ohio
Apr 21, 2015
Akron
vs. Western Michigan
@ All Pro Freight Stadium
4:00 PM
All Pro Freight Stadium | Avon, Ohio
Apr 22, 2015
Canisius
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Dayton
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Dayton
at Akron
5:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 24, 2015
at Ashland Alumni Open
All Day
Ashland, Ohio
vs. Mid-American Conference Championship – Day One
@ Lebanon, Ohio (Shaker Run Golf Club)
All Day
MAC Championships
vs. Akron
@ Oxford, Ohio
TBA
Oxford, Ohio
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Ohio
6:00 PM
Athens, Ohio
Apr 25, 2015
at Ashland Alumni Open
All Day
Ashland, Ohio
at Drake Relays
All Day
Des Moines, Iowa
vs. Mid-American Conference Championship – Day Two
@ Lebanon, Ohio (Shaker Run Golf Club)
All Day
MAC Championships
vs. Akron
@ Oxford, Ohio
TBA
Oxford, Ohio
Ball State
at Akron
2:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Ohio
3:00 PM
Athens, Ohio
Apr 26, 2015
vs. Mid-American Conference Championship – Day Three
@ Lebanon, Ohio (Shaker Run Golf Club)
All Day
MAC Championships
vs. Akron
@ Oxford, Ohio
TBA
Oxford, Ohio
Akron
at Ohio
1:00 PM
Athens, Ohio
Ball State
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 28, 2015
Malone
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Cleveland State
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Cleveland State
at Akron
5:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 29, 2015
Akron
at Youngstown State
5:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
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March 30, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) in Home Opener on Tuesday Akron softball opens its home schedule with a very busy week. First the Zips host St. Francis (Pa.) in a double header at Lee R. Jackson Field on Tuesday, March 31, at 3 p.m.
March 30, 2015 | Women's Basketball King named finalist for National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award University of Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been named as one of three national finalists for the 2015 National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award presented annually to the Courageous Female Student-Athlete by the National Consortium for Academic and Sports.
March 30, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week The University of Akron baseball starting pitcher JT Brubaker has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for his performance on Sunday against Toledo, the league office announced Monday.
March 29, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Earns Doubleheader Sweep for Series Win over Toledo A 19-hit attack in game one and a pair of quality starts from junior JT Brubaker and redshirt senior Jon Pusateri led the Zips to a 10-1 victory in game one and a 2-0 win in game two of a doubleheader against Toledo at Lee R. Jackson Field on Sunday.
March 29, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Swept by Miami, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team fell 7-0 to Miami (Ohio) in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
March 29, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Furman Intercollegiate in a Tie for 10th Place Yann Pfeiffer ended play in a tie for 30th place while George Baylis carded the low round of the day for the Zips.
March 28, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Doubleheader at NIU in MAC Opener The University of Akron softball team opened Mid-American Conference play with two losses at Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field School-record marks from Barber and Garcia Jou spark Zips at Texas Relays Junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) each registered school-record marks to spark the Akron track and field team on final-day competition at the Texas Relays on Saturday, March 28.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field 4x100 and 4x200 relays direct Akron at Raleigh Relays The 4x100 relay squad of junior Julius Ruby (Trotwood, Ohio), senior D.J. Williamson (Warren, Ohio), freshman Anthony Young (Medina, Ohio) and junior Bryce Cheek (Lewis Center, Ohio) crossed the line first in 40.88 to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the final day of the Raleigh Relays on Saturday, March 28.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field Szabo wins pole vault to lead Akron at Bobcat Invitational Sophomore Becky Szabo (North Olmsted, Ohio) captured the women's pole vault equaling the fourth-best jump (13-7.25/4.15m) in program history to direct the fortunes of the Akron track and field team on Saturday, March 28, at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Texas State.
March 28, 2015 | Men's Golf Pfeiffer Tied for 20th; Men's Golf in 10th at Furman Intercollegiate Pfeiffer posted a round of 1-over 73 and is tied for 20th place after 36 holes (145, +1).
March 28, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls Short in 3-2 Loss to Toledo Down by three runs entering the bottom of the ninth, the University of Akron baseball team plated both of its two runs in the frame but could not convert on a bases-loaded situation to tie the game as it fell to Toledo, 3-2, on Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Zips garner solid showings on opening day of Raleigh Relays Freshman Maurice Harris (Toledo, Ohio) captured the men's discus with a throw of 164-8 (50.20m) to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the opening day of the Raleigh Relays on Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Hasse directs Zips' efforts at Texas Relays Junior Caroline Hasse (Potsdam, Germany) captured top honors in the women's pole vault to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team in third-day action at the Texas Relays on Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Five Top-10 finishes highlight Bobcat Invitational Five top-10 finishes highlighted the efforts of the Akron track and field team on Friday, March 27, at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Texas State.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Tied for Fourth Place After Day One of Furman Intercollegiate Ryan Harris and Yann Pfeiffer sit inside the top 20 as the Zips are just six shots off the lead with two rounds to play.
March 27, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Earns MAC Win over Bowling Green, 6-1 The University of Akron women’s tennis team defeated Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green on Friday at LaTuchie Tennis Center by a score of 6-1 for the first conference win of the season.
March 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Series Opener Against Toledo Due to snow throughout the forecast, the University of Akron baseball team has been forced to postpone Friday's series opener against Toledo. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field. Saturday's game is still set for 1 p.m., as scheduled.
March 27, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 27, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill provides an update on football's Spring Game, has a number of important dates to add to your calendar and more.
March 27, 2015 | Softball Softball's MAC-Opener at Western Michigan Cancelled Due to Weather Akron will travel to DeKalb, Ill., to face Northern Illinois in a doubleheader on Saturday.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Pat Forsythe Named NABC Second-Team All-District The honor is the first NABC All-District honor for Forsythe and the eighth by a Zips' player since 2004.
March 26, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks leads way for Akron at Texas Relays The Akron track and field team opened its outdoor campaign on Thursday, March 26, as six Zips competed in second-day action at the Texas Relays.
March 26, 2015 | Track & Field Barber set to jump against star-studded field at Drake Relays University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has joined a star-studded field set to compete at what is being billed the Beijing World Championship Preview at the 106th running of the Drake Relays on April 25 inside Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 26, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Heads to South Carolina for Furman Intercollegiate Play will open on Friday with tee times set to begin at 8 a.m. ET from the first and tenth tees.
March 26, 2015 | Baseball Akron Hosts Toledo in Home MAC Series This Weekend Akron baseball returns to host Toledo in its first home Mid-American Conference series on March 27-29. Action on Friday, March 27, begins at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field. First pitch on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, is set for 1 p.m.
March 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts BGSU, Miami in MAC Action The University of Akron women’s tennis team continues Mid-American Conference play at home this weekend.
March 26, 2015 | Softball Softball Heads to WMU/NIU to Open MAC Play Akron softball opens Mid-American Conference play with a doubleheader at Western Michigan on Friday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
March 25, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Falls at Ohio State, 9-4 The University of Akron baseball team fell at Ohio State, 9-4, on Wednesday evening at Bill Davis Stadium.
March 25, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to open outdoor campaign at Raleigh and Texas Relays The Akron men's and women's track and field teams will compete in a pair of meets this weekend as the Zips open their spring campaign participating this Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, at the Clye Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and this Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.
March 25, 2015 | Women's Basketball King tabbed as a WBCA All-Region selection University of Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as an All-Region nominee for the 2015 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division I Coaches' All-America Team.
March 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Wins at UW-Milwaukee, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team claimed a 4-3 win at UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon at the North Shore Elite Tennis Club.
March 24, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Drops Home Opener to YSU, 8-7 The University of Akron baseball team dropped its home opener to Youngstown State, 8-7, on Tuesday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
March 24, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Closes MSU Ocala Spring Invitational in 11th Place The Zips had a strong finish to the week, posting the second-lowest team round of the spring schedule, in addition to several strong individual performances.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Youngstown State in Home Opener After 20 games on the road, Akron baseball will host Youngstown State in its home opener on Tuesday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field
March 23, 2015 | Women's Golf Murray's Career-Low Round Leads the Way for Women's Golf Laura Murray carded a 1-under 71 to move into the top 10 while the Zips are in 12th place after day two of the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Valek Sweep MAC Weekly Baseball Honors Akron outfielder Joey Havrilak and pitcher John Valek III swept the Mid-American Conference baseball honors for the East Division, the league announced on Monday.
March 23, 2015 | General News Listen to Kest, Jones and Hanna on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest, softball head coach Julie Jones and volleyball head coach Tom Hanna will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
March 23, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Post-NCAA Bowerman Watch List On the heels of becoming the first two-time NCAA Champion in Akron track and field program history, junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member Post-NCAA Indoor Championship Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
March 22, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf in 13th Place After Round One of MSU Ocala Spring Invite Pader Her led the way for the Zips, posting a round of 4-over 76 to finish in a tie for 33rd place.
March 22, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Toledo, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision at Toledo in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Shadow Valley Tennis Club.
March 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin added to USMNT roster for friendlies versus Denmark and Switzerland Former Akron men's soccer standout and Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has been added to the 23-player roster by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
March 22, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Takes Series over Eastern Michigan with 3-1 Victory The Zips' pitching staff allowed a season-low four hits while fanning a season-high 12 batters to lift the University of Akron baseball team over the Eagles, 3-1, at Oestrike Stadium and to open Mid-American Conference play with a series win.
March 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Trapp added to USA's U-23 Men's National Team roster Former Akron men's soccer standout and Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp is among 18 players called to Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by United States U-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog for the team's first training camp of 2015 as the squad commences its qualifying preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
March 21, 2015 | Baseball Mosbarger Shines as Baseball Falls to Eastern Michigan, 3-1 A perfect 4-of-4 performance from junior designated hitter and reliever Daulton Mosbarger on Saturday was not enough as the University of Akron baseball team fell to Eastern Michigan, 3-1, at Oestrike Stadium.
March 21, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Heads to Florida for MSU Spring Invitational The Zips will face a 18-team field, with the first round set for Sunday with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. ET.
March 20, 2015 | Baseball Valek Twirls Complete Game in 6-2 Victory over Eastern Michigan Junior starting pitcher John Valek III twirled a complete game, allowing just eight hits and two runs as the University of Akron baseball team opened Mid-American Conference play on Friday with a 6-2 victory over Eastern Michigan at Oestrike Stadium.
March 20, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops MAC Opener to EMU, 4-3 In its Mid-American Conference opener, the University of Akron women’s tennis team fell to Eastern Michigan, 4-3, on Friday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
March 20, 2015 Ten Rifle Zips Named CRCA Scholastic All-Americans Ten members of Akron’s rifle team have been named Scholastic All-Americans by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association.
March 20, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips earn split of exhibition matches The Akron men's soccer team continued its spring exhibition campaign on Friday, March 20, with a pair of matches, as the Zips best Walsh University, 6-0, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field, after falling to the Columbus Crew earlier in the day, 6-1.
March 20, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 20, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about Shawn Barber, recaps the basketball season, provides a spring sport update and more.
March 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Kansas State powers past Akron, 86-68, in WNIT opening round The Akron women's basketball team was forced to play from behind throughout and the Zips (22-9) were unable to overcome a hot-shooting Kansas State (19-13) squad in the opening round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Thursday, March 19, as the Wildcats registered an 86-68 triumph.
March 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens MAC Play at Eastern Michigan This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team begins Mid-American Conference play this weekend as it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich. to take on Eastern Michigan in a three-game series at Oestrike Stadium.
March 19, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Opens MAC Play This Weekend The University of Akron women?s tennis team opens Mid-American Conference play this weekend, hosting Eastern Michigan on Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
March 19, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron continues spring exhibition campaign with pair of Friday contests The Akron men's soccer team continues its spring exhibition campaign on Friday, March 20, as the Zips face a pair of contests.
March 19, 2015 Z:360 - March 19 This week's show features football's Pro Day, the Fan Experience at the MAC Tournament, and two-time NCAA pole vault champion Shawn Barber.
March 18, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named finalist for Sullivan Award University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is one of six finalists for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award, AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger Goudy and AAU Sullivan Award Chair Melissa Willis announced on Wednesday.
March 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 13-7 The Zips came out swinging and registered 10 hits but fell to Pittsburgh, 13-7, on Wednesday as the Panthers scattered their 13 runs throughout seven innings at Charles L. Cost Field.
March 18, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips ready for challenge of Kansas State in WNIT For the fourth time in the last six seasons, Akron has garnered a postseason invitation as the Zips were selected to participate in the 2015 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Akron will open tournament play traveling to Kansas State for a 8 p.m. ET tilt on Thursday, March 19.
March 18, 2015 Akron Spring Football Gets Underway It's that time of year again– March Madness– and the start of spring football practice at the University of Akron.
March 18, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Celebration Banquet Set for Friday, April 17 This year's celebration will be held at Prime 93. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. ET, with a dinner buffet and awards ceremony to follow at 7 p.m.
March 18, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 17
March 17, 2015 | Baseball Late Homer Not Enough as Baseball Falls to West Virginia, 14-9 Despite a one-out, three-run home run off the bat of senior Joey Havrilak in the top of the ninth inning, the University of Akron baseball team fell to West Virginia by a final score of 14-9 at CONSOL Energy Park on Tuesday night.
March 17, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC co-Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference co-Pitcher of the Week for the East Division on Tuesday.
March 17, 2015 | Track & Field Six Zips garner USTFCCCA All-America accolades The Akron track and field program reaped the rewards for its efforts during the indoor campaign this season as six Zips garnered United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America accolades.
March 16, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron to square off against Kansas State in Women's National Invitation Tournament The Akron women's basketball team earned its third consecutive and fourth overall postseason berth as the Zips (22-8) were among 64 teams selected on Monday evening to participate in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
March 16, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Ready for First Midweek Games of 2015 The University of Akron baseball team is set for the first midweek action of the season, beginning with West Virginia on Tuesday at 7 p.m. UA will then turn around to play Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
March 16, 2015 | General News Listen to Kest, Jones and Barber on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest, track and field head coach Dennis Mitchell, and two-time NCAA Indoor Pole Vault Champion Shawn Barber will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
March 16, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Finishes Talis Park Challenge in 14th Place Ryan Harris led the way for the Zips, finishing in a tie for 28th place after his round of even-par 71 on Monday.
March 15, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Day One of Talis Park Challenge in 14th Place Ryan Harris led the way for Akron, posting a score of 146 (+4) to end the day in a tie for 36th place.
March 15, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Posts Top-10 FInish at Rio Verde Invitational Laura Murray continued her climb up the leaderboard, finishing in a tie for 10th place with a three-round score of 224 (+8).
March 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Series with 5-4 Loss to Davidson The University of Akron baseball team fell in its series finale against Davidson on Sunday afternoon by a score of 5-4 at Wilson Field in the final non-conference series of the 2015 slate.
March 15, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Wins Cherry Blossom Classic with Sweep The University of Akron softball team won its final two games at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic on Sunday to claim the team title.
March 14, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy places third to lead Zips to best-ever team finishes on final day of NCAA Indoor Championship Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) capped an amazing indoor campaign for the Zips finishing third in the finals of the men's 800-meter run with a school-record time of 1:47.06 on Saturday, March 14, at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship.
March 15, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips open spring exhibition campaign in strong fashion The Akron men's soccer team began its spring exhibition campaign in strong fashion on Sunday, March 15, as the Zips garnered a 1-1 tie versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League (USL) before edging Wright State in the nightcap, 2-1.
March 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Davidson Starting pitcher John Valek III led the Zips to a 3-2 victory over Davidson in game one on Saturday while the University of Akron baseball team fell 7-3 in game two to split its series-opening doubleheader at Wilson Field.
March 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Declines Postseason Bid; Finishes Season 21-14 The Zips conclude the season as one of just five programs to win at least 21 games in each of the last 10 seasons.
March 14, 2015 Chezem Finished 25th at NCAA Championship Competing as an individual, Akron junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) finished 25th in the air rifle competition at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on Saturday morning at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
March 14, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Continues Busy March at the Talis Park Challenge Play will begin on Sunday, with the first round set for an 8:30 a.m. ET shotgun start. Fans can follow all of the action via BirdieFire Live Scoring.
March 14, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Climbs Leaderboard on Day Two of Rio Verde Invitational The Zips moved up four spots into 12th place thanks to one of the top team rounds of the day.
March 14, 2015 | Softball Softball Action Cancelled for Saturday; Revised Schedule for Sunday All Saturday softball action at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic has been cancelled because of rain.
March 14, 2015 | Softball Morning Softball Action Cancelled Rain has forced the cancellation of all Saturday morning softball action at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic.
March 13, 2015 | Track & Field Barber leads Zips' efforts at NCAA Championship winning second straight pole vault title Akron junior track and field standout Shawn Barber's (Kingwood, Texas) record-breaking journey in 2015 continued on Friday night as he led the Zips' efforts at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship successfully defending his 2014 NCAA Indoor title with a winning jump of 19-4.75 (5.91m).
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Zips' run at Mid-American Conference Tournament ends with 68-59 setback versus Buffalo Playing in its fourth game in five days, the Zips were not able to get past the Bulls in Friday's MAC Semifinals.
March 13, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Closes Day One of Rio Verde Invitational in 16th Place Pader Her led the way for Akron with a round of 75 (+3) and sits in a tie for 21st place after round one.
March 13, 2015 | Softball Jones Gets 200th Win as Softball Wins Twice on First Day at Cherry Blossom Classic The University of Akron softball team picked up two wins on the first day of competition at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic on Friday.
March 13, 2015 | General News Akron AD Wistrcill Receives Humanitarian Award University of Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill received the 2015 Humanitarian Award during the 25th Annual Harold K. Stubbs Community Awards dinner on Friday evening.
March 13, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Akron Divers Complete Action at NCAA Diving Zone Meet Three Akron divers finalized competition at the NCAA Diving Zone C meet on Friday evening at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Battles Buffalo Tonight for Spot in MAC Title Game The Zips and Bulls will take the court at approximately 9 p.m. ET, with the game set to air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.
March 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Alters Weekend Schedule The University of Akron baseball team has postponed its series opener tonight against Davidson due to rain. The Zips will now play a doubleheader against the Wildcats on Saturday, with the first game beginning at 1 p.m. at Wilson Field.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Edges Kent State, 53-51, in MAC Quarterfinals With the win, Akron advances to tomorrow's semifinals for the 10th-straight season. Akron will face No. 2 seed Buffalo on Friday at approximately 9:00 p.m.
March 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Hot shooting propels Eastern Michigan past Akron, 95-66 Eastern Michigan (21-11) shot 54.0 percent from the field, including 57.7 percent from behind the arc Thursday afternoon to defeat the University of Akron women's basketball team, 95-66, in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena.
March 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Davidson for Three-Game Series The University of Akron baseball team is set to compete in its final non-conference series of the 2015 slate as they travel to Davidson, N.C. to take on Davidson in a three-game series this weekend set to begin on Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at Wilson Field.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Rival Kent State Tonight in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the seventh time in MAC Tournament play, with Akron owning a 4-2 advantage. Tip off is set for approximately 9 p.m. ET.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer set to open spring exhibition campaign The University of Akron men's soccer team will open its spring exhibition schedule this Sunday, March 15, as the Zips travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to battle the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL (United Soccer Leagues) and Wright State. Game times are set for 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron opens Mid-American Conference Tournament play versus Eastern Michigan Akron opens defense of its 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament title when the Zips square off versus Eastern Michigan in the tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, March 12, at approximately 2:30 p.m.
March 12, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Travels to Arizona for Rio Verde Invitational Friday's opening round is set to begin at 3 p.m. ET with a shotgun start. Fans can follow the action online via GolfStat Live Scoring.
March 12, 2015 | Track & Field Six Zips set to compete at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship The nationally ranked University of Akron Track and Field program is primed for one of its best-ever showings at the NCAA Indoor Championship this weekend as the Zips will be represented by six student-athletes at the two-day event hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.
March 12, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Heads to Virginia for Cherry Blossom Classic Akron softball makes its final tournament run before opening conference play. This weekend the Zips travel to Fairfax, Va., for George Mason's Cherry Blossom Classic.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Uses Strong Defensive Effort to Down WMU, 58-45 Akron held Western Michigan to 25.9 percent shooting from the field (14-of-54) and just 14.3 percent from long range (2-of-14).
March 11, 2015 | Baseball Dyer Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week In his third start of the season, senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer led the Zips to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines by twirling eight shutout innings. He held Michigan to five hits while walking three and striking out two.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Three Zips Head to NCAA Diving Zone Meet The University of Akron swimming and diving team will send Rachel Aepelbacher, Alice Hottensmith, and Paige Kelkenberg to compete in the NCAA Diving Zone C, taking place on Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14, at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
March 11, 2015 Akron Rifle’s Chezem Heads to Alaska for NCAA Championship Junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) will represent the University of Akron at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on March 13-14 at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
March 11, 2015 | Men's Soccer Former Zips finding success on the professional level The University of Akron men's soccer program was well represented when Major League Soccer opened its 20th season of competition this past weekend as 14 former Zips were on active rosters to begin the campaign.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Signs Luisa Fernanda Echeverry Rodriguez Luisa Fernanda Echeverry Rodriguez has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Akron and play tennis next fall.
March 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball King named Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year Senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) joined some exclusive company in Akron women's basketball history with her selection on Tuesday, March 10, as the Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
March 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Western Michigan in MAC Tournament Second Round The Zips and Broncos will face off for the eighth time in MAC Tournament history, with the Zips owning a 5-2 lead. Tip off on Wednesday is set for 9 p.m. ET
March 10, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 10 David Suntup reviews all the week's action.
March 10, 2015 Akron Football Holds Pro Timing Day The University of Akron football team held its annual Pro Timing Day on Tuesday at Stile Athletics Field House.
March 10, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes 2015 Tiger Invitational in 14th Place Ryan Harris finished inside the top-25 thanks to consecutive rounds of even-par 72 on Monday and Tuesday.
March 10, 2015 Akron and Iowa State Change Date for Football Game The University of Akron and Iowa State University have agreed to a date change for their game in Akron.
March 10, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 10, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews the MAC Tournament at the Q, talks about upcoming NCAA competitions and more.
March 10, 2015 | Softball Nicholas Named MAC Player of the Week Akron sophomore Alyssa Nicholas (Cortland, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week for the East Division.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens MAC Tournament with Convincing 76-52 Win Over NIU Deji Ibitayo finished with a game-high 18 points and three assists in 22 minutes off the bench to lead the Zips.
March 10, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Midweek Game Against Marshall Due to rain throughout the day's forecast, the University of Akron baseball team has been forced to cancel its midweek game at Marshall on Wednesday, head coach Rick Rembielak announced Tuesday. The game will not be rescheduled.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Sits in 16th Place at 2015 Tiger Invitational Ryan Harris led the way with an even-par 72 on day two and is tied for 29th place entering Tuesday's final round.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Forsythe and Robotham Earn All-MAC Postseason Honors Pat Forsythe was named Third-Team All-MAC and freshman guard Noah Robotham earned All-Freshman Team honors on Monday.
March 9, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named semifinalist for prestigious Sullivan Award University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been announced as a semifinalist for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award by AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger Goudy and AAU Sullivan Award Chair Melissa Willis on Monday.
March 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball Four Zips garner All-MAC Women's Basketball accolades Led by senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), who was tabbed as first-team All-Mid-American Conference women's basketball selection, four Akron student-athletes garnered all-conference accolades the league announced on Monday, March 9.
March 9, 2015 | Track & Field Zips rated No. 18/23 in latest USTFCCCA computer rankings The Akron women's and men's track and field squads checked in at No. 18 and No. 23, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, March 9.
March 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball King tabbed as MAC East Player of the Week Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
March 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to NIU in MAC Tournament Opener on Monday The Zips and the Huskies will face off for a spot in Wednesday's second round at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 9, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Reschedules Midweek Contest at Marshall Due to rain in the forecast, the University of Akron baseball team’s Tuesday match-up against Marshall has been moved to Wednesday at 3 p.m., head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Monday.
March 8, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Finalizes Competition at LESI Championships The University of Akron swimming and diving team claimed first place in the Lake Erie Swimming Senior Championship Meet on Sunday with a total of 868 points at the Ocasek Natatorium.
March 8, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf in 16th Place on Day One of 2015 Tiger Invitational Ryan Harris and Yann Pfeiffer led the way for Akron, posting rounds of 4-over 76 to end play in a tie for 40th place.
March 8, 2015 | Softball Softball Split on Final Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team split its last two games on the final day of competition at Rebel Spring Games on Sunday, beating Creighton, 5-3, before falling to Lehigh, 2-1.
March 8, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Blanks Michigan, 2-0 Senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer twirled eight shutout innings on Sunday against Michigan to lift the University of Akron baseball team to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in the final contest of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
March 7, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Temple, 5-2 The University of Akron women’s tennis fell to Temple, 5-2, on Saturday evening at the Upper Dublin Sports Center.
March 7, 2015 | Women's Basketball King propels Zips to first-ever win at Bowling Green, 79-71 Behind a dominating 29-point, 18-rebound performance from senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), the Akron women's basketball team recorded its first-ever victory at Bowling Green (9-20, 2-16 MAC) with a come-from-behind 79-71 triumph past the Falcons on Saturday, March 7.
March 7, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Shuts Down Michigan State in 3-1 Victory The Zips’ defense was sharp on Saturday afternoon as starting pitcher JT Brubaker held Michigan State scoreless through seven innings with the help of three double plays as the University of Akron baseball team defeated the Spartans, 3-1, at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
March 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Splits on Second Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team split a pair of games on the second day of action at Rebel Spring Games on Saturday at the Diamond Plex.
March 7, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Opens 2015 Spring Slate at 2015 Tiger Invitational Play will begin on Sunday with tee times set to begin at 8:45 a.m. ET from the first and tenth tees.
March 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls 79-77 in Final Seconds at Kent State Antino Jackson tied the game at 77-all with 5.9 seconds left, but Kris Brewer drove the length of the floor for a layup as time expired.
March 6, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Posts 12 Hits in 17-9 Loss to Coastal Carolina The Zips recovered from an early 8-2 deficit with a game-tying six-run fifth inning before Coastal Carolina delivered a big inning of its own to defeat Akron, 17-9, on Friday night at Springs Brooks Stadium in the first game of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
March 6, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy and Mitchell earn USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Regional accolades The University of Akron men's track and field team continued to reap the rewards for its record-breaking campaign as sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) and head track and field coach Dennis Mitchell were recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as recipients of the Great Lakes Regional Track Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades, respectively.
March 6, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Bowerman Pre-NCAA Award Watch List Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is in the midst of a record-setting campaign and his efforts have been recognized with his inclusion on the 10-member Pre-NCAA Indoor Championship Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week.
March 6, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Two Games on First Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team had a rough start to the Rebel Spring Games on Friday at the Diamond Plex, falling to Sacred Heart, 1-0, and to St. Francis (Pa.), 5-1.
March 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Seeding implications on the line as Akron visits Bowling Green With seeding implications for next week's Mid-American Conference Championship on the line, Akron closes out its regular season traveling to Bowling Green for a 2 p.m. matinee affair on Saturday, March 7.
March 6, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 6, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill recaps last weekend's three championship performances, previews men's and women's basketball's regular-season finales and more.
March 6, 2015 Z:360 - Mar. 5 This week's show features the men's and women's basketball Senior Night ceremonies and strength coach Tim Campbell.
March 5, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Heads to Coastal Carolina Invitational This Weekend The Zips will travel to South Carolina to take on Coastal Carolina, Michigan and Michigan State in the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend.
March 5, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer adds Coppinger and Kolba to coaching staff The University of Akron head men's coach coach Jared Embick named Ger Coppinger and T.J. Kolba to his staff this week.
March 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season Friday at Kent State on ESPN2 The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the 142nd time overall (Kent State leads, 71-70). Tip off at the M.A.C. Center in Kent is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Travels to Rebel Spring Games in Florida Akron softball returns to sunny Florida on March 6-8 for the Rebel Spring Games at the Diamond Plex in Winter Haven. In Friday's opener, the Zips face Sacred Heart at 10 a.m. and St. Francis (Pa.) at 12:15 p.m.
March 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Philadelphia The University of Akron women’s tennis team heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a weekend match with Temple.
March 4, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips set school record for home victories with a 67-55 win over Miami The Akron women's basketball team came out of the halftime locker room and connected at a 55-percent clip over the final 20 minutes to defeat Miami University, 67-55, in its final regular-season home game of the season at James A. Rhodes Arena Wednesday night.
March 4, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Hanna Announces Women’s Volleyball Staff The University of Akron head women’s volleyball coach Tom Hanna named Orlando Gonzalez and Kacie Ehinger as assistant coaches on Wednesday.
March 4, 2015 Zips Weekly - Mar. 3
March 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 70-63 Road Decision at Miami (Ohio) Antino Jackson led Akron with a game- and career-high 17 points to go with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
March 3, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron hosts Miami on Senior Night In their regular season home finale, the Zips go in search of a school record 13th home victory of the season when Akron hosts Miami on Wednesday, March 4, at James A. Rhodes Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
March 3, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer to hold walk-on tryouts March 14 The University of Akron men's soccer team will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2015 season in the Stile Athletics Field House on Saturday, March 14th, from 3-5 p.m.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips maintain top 25 status in latest USTFCCCA national computer rankings After a successful run at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championship this past weekend in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the Akron women's and men's squads checked in at No. 16 and No. 25, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, March 2.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy & Raspopovich Named Zips’ Co-Student-Athletes of the Week Men’s track sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) and women’s swimming junior Hannah Raspopovich (Crown Point, Ind.) were named the Zips’ co-Student-Athletes of the Week on March 2.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Eighteen Zips earn All-MAC Track accolades Eighteen members of the Akron men's and women's track and field team garnered All-Mid-American Conference accolades when the league announced its all-league honorees following the conclusion of this past weekend's MAC Indoor Track and Field Championship in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
March 2, 2015 | General News Listen to Reid, Jones and Mitchell on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron women's basketball assistant coach Preston Reid, track and field head coach Dennis Mitchell and head softball coach Julie Jones will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
March 2, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Oxford to Face Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday The Zips open their final road trip of the regular season against the RedHawks at Millet Hall. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 1, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Finished Eighth at GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team finished eighth in the team standings of its inaugural Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center on Sunday.
March 1, 2015 | Softball Softball Falls in Extra Innings to Dayton at Purple/Gold Challenge The University of Akron softball team concluded play at Lipscomb’s Purple/Gold Challenge with a 6-5 loss to Dayton in eight innings on Sunday at Draper Diamond.
February 28, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Defeats Belmont, Falls in Final Inning to Notre Dame A six-run second inning lifted the University of Akron baseball team to an 8-3 victory over Belmont in its first game on Saturday, while it fell, 5-4, in the final inning to Notre Dame in game two at the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic at Claude Smith Field.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Captures Back-to-Back MAC Championships After capturing Akron's first-ever MAC Swimming and Diving Championship last year, head coach Brian Peresie led this year's squad to a final tally of 650 points to claim the title yet again on Saturday night at Eastern Michigan's Jones Natatorium.
February 28, 2015 | Track & Field Akron captures Men's Indoor MAC Track Champioship; Women finish second The Akron men's track and field team came together as one to overcome an early second-day deficit en route to claiming the Zips second consecutive and fourth overall Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday, Feb. 27.
February 28, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Stands Fifth at GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team stands fifth in the team standings after the first day of competition at the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 28, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Two Games at Purple/Gold Challenge The University of Akron softball team opened play at Lipscomb’s Purple/Gold Challenge with two losses on Saturday at Draper Diamond.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips fall short in 87-80 setback at Buffalo A 13-0 second-half run proved too much for Akron (20-7, 10-6 MAC) to overcome as the Zips dropped an 87-80 decision at Buffalo (16-11, 9-6 MAC) on Saturday, Feb. 28.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to ETSU, 6-1 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 match to East Tennessee State on Saturday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 27, 2015 | Track & Field Akron second after opening day competition at MAC Track and Field Championship Senior Brittany Funk (Jeromesville, Ohio) successfully defended her conference title in the women's weight throw recording a school-record throw of 71-8.75 to lead the efforts of the Akron men's and women's track and field team on the opening day of the Mid-American Conference Championship on Friday, Feb. 27.
February 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls Short in 6-5 Loss to Mercer The Mercer Bears snapped a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 6-5, Friday night at Claude Smith Field in the Zips' first game of the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic.
February 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Pulls Away in Second Half in 70-58 Win Over Ohio The Zips held the Bobcats to 33.3 percent shooting in the second half and were sparked by Antino Jackson's 11 second-half points on the offensive end.
February 27, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Maintains First-Place Standing in Day Three of MAC Championships With three program records set in Friday night’s final session, and a Mid-American Conference championship time in the 400 medley relay, the University of Akron swimming and diving team extended its first-place lead on day three of the 2015 MAC Championships at Jones Natatorium.
February 27, 2015 Akron’s Engle Named GARC Coach of the Year Akron rifle head coach Newt Engle was named the 2015 Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Coach of the Year at the conference’s awards banquet on Friday evening.
February 27, 2015 MAC Announces 2015 Football Schedule The University of Akron’s 2015 football home schedule features five Saturday games and a Black Friday rivalry contest, the Mid-American Conference announced on Friday.
February 27, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron faces key league test at Buffalo The Zips go in search of their second straight and fourth victory in their last five contests when they visit Buffalo for a 2 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Feb. 28. The contest can be seen on ESPN3.
February 27, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 27, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews senior night for men's and women's basketball, gives an update on the MAC Championships for track and field and swimming and diving, and more.
February 26, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Remains in First Place After Day Two of MAC Championships After entering day two of competition tied for first place with 66 points each, Akron and Buffalo stayed neck-and-neck through the first three events on Thursday night until each of Akron’s three divers earned a trip to the podium and the 200 freestyle relay team won its event to propel UA to first place with 242 points in the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championships at Jones Natatorium.
February 26, 2015 Akron Rifle’s Chezem Invited to NCAA Championship Akron junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) has been invited to compete in the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on March 13-14 at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
February 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Ready for 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic The Zips will travel to Macon, Ga., to play three games as part of the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic, beginning with a game against Mercer on Friday at 6 p.m. at Claude Smith Field.
February 26, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels to Inaugural GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team is set to finish up the 2014-15 season at its inaugural Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship on Feb. 27 to March 1 in Oxford, Miss., at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 26, 2015 Z:360 - Feb.26 This week's episode features MAC Championship previews for swimming and track as well as a look at the 2014 Hall of Fame Class.
February 26, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Nashville for Lipscomb's Purple/Gold Challenge After a 13-day break, Akron softball travels Nashville, Tenn., for the Purple/Gold Challenge. In the opener, the Zips face Western Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. CT [11 am. ET]. Akron then takes on host Lipscomb at 12:15 p.m. CT [1:15 ET].
February 26, 2015 | Track & Field Akron primed for Mid-American Conference Indoor Track Championship The Akron men's and women's track and field team will join the rest of their Mid-American Conference members this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, to compete at the league's Indoor Championships, hosted by Central Michigan University.
February 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels UNC Greensboro Series; Will Now Play Three Games at 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic Due to winter weather moving through North Carolina, the University of Akron baseball team was forced to cancel its three-game series at UNC Greensboro this weekend. Instead, the team will be traveling to Macon, Ga., to take on Mercer, Belmont, and Notre Dame in the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic, head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Thursday.
February 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Match with ETSU Moved to Saturday; Cornell Cancelled The University of Akron women’s tennis team has moved its match against East Tennessee State from Friday to Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. Sunday’s match against Cornell has been canceled.
February 26, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes Ohio for Senior Night on Friday The Zips will honor seniors Deji Ibitayo and Nyles Evans prior to the contest with the Bobcats, which will air live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. ET.
February 25, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips withstand Kent State to collect 54-53 road triumph A driving lay-up by senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) proved to the game-winning basket leading Akron (20-6, 10-5 MAC) to a come-from-behind 54-53 triumph past Kent State (5-21, 3-12 MAC) on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
February 25, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Tied for First After Day One of MAC Championships The University of Akron swimming and diving team began competition at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday night with the team of Ashley Niznik, Hannah Raspopovich, Erin Seiler and Susan Franz setting a new MAC record and posting Akron's second-straight MAC Championship time in the 200-yard medley relay at Jones Natatorium.
February 25, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks, Latimer and Murphy earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week accolades Akron track and field standouts senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.), freshman Jordan Latimer (Huber Heights, Ohio) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.
February 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls in the Final Minutes at Buffalo, 67-62 Pat Forsythe led the way for Akron with 19 points to go with eight rebounds, one blocked shot and one assist.
February 24, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 24 David Suntup reviews all the weekly action.
February 24, 2015 | Women's Basketball PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge awaits Akron as Zips travel to face Kent State The Zips commence a stretch that will see them play three of their final four regular season games away from home this Wednesday, Feb. 25, as Akron visits Kent State. The second installment of the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge is set to begin at 7 p.m. with Time Warner Cable and ESPN3 televising the contest.
February 24, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Defending Champion Akron Heads to 2015 MAC Swimming and Diving Championship The University of Akron swimming and diving team looks to defend its 2014 Mid-American Conference Championship title this week as it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich., for the 2015 MAC Championships on Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 25-28.
February 23, 2015 | General News 2014 Hall of Fame Weekend Wrap-up The 2014 Sports Hall of Fame Class was inducted over the weekend.
February 23, 2015 | Track & Field Zips climb atop Great Lakes Regional rankings, while Akron holds firm at No. 14/16 in latest USTFCCCA computer rankings In the midst of its final preparations for this week's Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship, the Akron and men's squads checked in at No. 14 and No. 16, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Feb. 23.
February 23, 2015 | General News Listen to Kest, Peresie and Rembielak on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest, Women's Swimming and Diving's Brian Peresie and Baseball's Rick Rembielak will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Noah Robotham to Miss Remainder of 2014-15 Season with Torn ACL Robotham, a MAC Freshman of the Year candidate, injured his right ACL with 1:10 to go in regulation against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
February 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Buffalo on Tuesday for Key East Division Showdown The Zips face the Bulls looking to snap a three-game losing streak overall and a five-game skid at Alumni Arena. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
February 22, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Edged at #9 Ohio State The No. 13 University of Akron Rifle team faced No. 9 Ohio State on Saturday in the NCAA Qualifier at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.
February 22, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Rallies Past Charlotte for 5-4 Comeback Win With the Zips down 4-2 in the final inning, sophomore infielder Dom Iero clubbed a two-run sacrifice fly to knot the game before a single off the bat of sophomore catcher Brian Lees plated the go-ahead run to lift the University of Akron baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Charlotte on Sunday at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 57-52 Overtime Decision to Visiting Miami (Ohio) Deji Ibitayo gave Akron an early lead in overtime, but the Zips would go four minutes without a point, to drop their third-straight game.
February 21, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron unable to overcome league-leading Ohio in 71-55 setback AKRON, Ohio - In a showdown between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference's Eastern Division, it was Ohio (21-4, 12-2 MAC) who came into James A. Rhodes Arena and limited Akron (19-6, 9-5 MAC) to its lowest-point output of the season en route to a 71-55 triumph past the Zips on Saturday, Feb. 21.
February 21, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against Charlotte The University of Akron baseball team played errorless baseball as it battled through a pair of pitchers' duels to split its twinbill against Charlotte on Saturday afternoon. The Zips took game one, 2-1 and suffered a seven-inning 1-0 loss in the second game at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 20, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Claims Two Wins Frigid weather didn’t stop the University of Akron women’s tennis team from picking up a pair of wins on Friday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 20, 2015 | General News Zips Athletics Announces Class of 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees WEATHER NOTE: The Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will go on as scheduled on Friday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Quaker Station Ballroom. ~
February 20, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy turns in record-setting performance to lead Akron at Zips Invitational The Akron men's and women's track and field teams each registered dual-meet victories over Youngstown State at the Zips Invitational on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Stile Athletics Field House.
February 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Home Stand on Saturday vs. Miami (Ohio) The Zips and RedHawks will meet for the first time this season following the women's game vs. Ohio. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
February 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball A battle versus league-leading Ohio awaits Akron In the finale of a three-game homestand, Akron welcomes Mid-American Conference leader Ohio to James A. Rhodes Arena for a 5 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Feb. 21.
February 20, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Makes Additional Changes to Weekend Schedule Due to forecast changes in Charlotte, N.C., the University of Akron baseball team has moved Saturday's series-opening doubleheader against Charlotte to a 12 p.m. start time at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 20, 2015 Z:360 - Feb. 19 This week's show features WBB's Play4Kay Game, rifle's NCAA Qualifier preparation, and WTR's Claudia Garcia Jou.
February 20, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels to #9 Ohio State for NCAA Qualifier The No. 13 University of Akron Rifle team will split to head south to compete in the two matches-- NCAA Qualifying meet and NRA Sectional match-- this weekend.
February 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Charlotte for Three-Game Series Following the cancellation of Friday's game, the University of Akron baseball team will now open its three-game series at Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 21 in a doubleheader at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 19, 2015 | Track & Field Akron set to host Zips Invitational In its final preparation for the upcoming Mid-American Conference Championship, Feb. 27-28, the nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field teams return to the track at the Stile Athletics Field House this Friday, Feb. 20, to host the Zips Invitational.
February 19, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 19, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about Hall of Fame Weekend, rifle's one-point victory to win the WIRC championship and more.
February 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to hold MS Awareness Night The Akron women's basketball team is set to entertain Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 21, in a 5 p.m. contest at the James A. Rhodes Arena that will serve as the Zips' Multiple Sclerosis Awareness game to benefit the Oak Clinic.
February 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Friday Game at Charlotte Due to winter weather, the University of Akron baseball team has cancelled its Friday series opener at Charlotte. The remainder of the weekend schedule remains unchanged.
February 18, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts Cleveland State, Findlay on Friday The University of Akron women’s tennis team returns to the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow with two matches on Friday, Feb. 20.
February 18, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls to Toledo, 68-66, in the Final Seconds Toledo's Julius Brown hit a jumper with 1.7 seconds remaining to give the Rockets the two-point win.
February 18, 2015 | Track & Field Akron garners pair of national rankings in final dual meet ratings The Akron track and field program garnered recognition for the Zips' efforts this season as the squad earned a pair of top-20 national finishes in the final men's and women's collegiate indoor dual meet rankings of 2015, as compiled by Jesse Squire for Track and Field News.
February 17, 2015 | Track & Field Barber, Garcia Jou and Murphy collect MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas), senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
February 17, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 17 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action.
February 17, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the East Division.
February 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes Toledo in Mid-Week Matchup at Rhodes Arena The Zips and the Rockets will face off for the second time this season, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel & ESPN3.
February 17, 2015 | Baseball 2015 Baseball Media Guide The 2015 Akron Baseball Media Guide is now available online.
February 16, 2015 | Track & Field Zips ranked No. 14/16 in latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings The Akron men's track and field team achieved its highest-ever national ranking checking in at No. 14 in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Feb. 16.
February 16, 2015 | Track & Field Barber wins second-straight USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week award Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) added another impressive chapter to his ever-burgeoning resume smashing his own collegiate and national-leading record at the Tyson Invitational last Saturday, Feb. 14, en route to being named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as its Division I Male National Athlete of the Week for the second-consecutive week, the organization announced on Monday.
February 16, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 16, 2015 | Women's Basketball King honored as MAC East Division Player of the Week Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
February 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Announces Student Appreciation Promotion for Final Three Home Games Akron students can earn $5.00 per game on their Zip Card by attending each of the final three home contests, including a bonus for attending all three games.
February 16, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer announces challenging spring schedule The Akron men's soccer team is set to face a challenging spring exhibition schedule, one that includes five dates at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field, Zips' third-year head coach Jared Embick announced this week.
February 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball's Regular-Season Finale at Kent State to Air on ESPN2 Tip off for the game, which will be played at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio, is set for 7 p.m. ET.
February 15, 2015 | Softball Akron Wins Jacksonville Invite with 4-3 Victory over Syracuse The University of Akron softball team won its third consecutive game en route to claiming the team title at the Jacksonville University Invitational with a 4-3 victory over Syracuse on Sunday morning.
February 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Downs Furman 11-3 to Take Series A strong outing by senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer kept the Furman offense at bay while junior outfielder Kris Simonton went 3-for-4 at the plate to fuel the Zips' offensive effort as they took the three-game series with an 11-3 victory over the Paladins at Latham Stadium on Sunday.
February 15, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Concludes FGCU Eagle Invitational in Eighth Place Pader Her and Laura Murray posted top-25 finishes, ending the weekend tied for 16th and tied for 24th, respectively.
February 15, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Wins WIRC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team captured its second consecutive Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Basketball Four Zips score in double figures as Akron shoots past Toledo, 82-56 Four Zips scored in double figures Saturday afternoon as the Akron women's basketball team shot 52.5 percent from the field en route to defeating Toledo, 82-56 at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 14, 2015 | Softball Seiler Pitches Two Wins at Jacksonville Invite The University of Akron softball team picked up two wins on the second day of action at the Jacksonville University Invitational on Saturday.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops Close Match to Utah State, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team battled to a 4-3 loss to Utah State on Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
February 14, 2015 | Track & Field Baldwin and Zidd direct Zips at Spire Indoor Track Invitational Akron sophomores Miles Baldwin (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Natalie Zidd (Hinckley, Ohio) posted the third- and fourth-best times in school history in the men's 400-meters and women's mile, respectively, to lead the efforts of the Zips' track and field team at the Spire Division I Track Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Spire Institute.
February 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 78-75 Decision at Eastern Michigan The Zips trailed by as many as 15 in the second half, but their late rally would come up short.
February 14, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Garcia Jou turn in school-record performances at Tyson Invitational Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) each established new school-record performances to spark the Zips' second-day efforts at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 14.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Climbs Three Spots to Seventh at FGCU Eagle Invitational Laura Murray and Frida Fougberg posted solid rounds to help the Zips move up the leaderboard on Saturday.
February 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Works Overtime, Falls 8-7 to Furman The University of Akron baseball team suffered an 8-7 loss to Furman on Saturday afternoon after the Paladins managed a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to end the game.
February 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Eastern Michigan on Saturday The Zips and Eagles will face off at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., in the only regular-season meeting between the two programs.
February 13, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 13, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about a number of upcoming events, shares a story about a special Zips fan in Mississippi and more.
February 13, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy guides Akron on opening day of Tyson Invitational Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) captured the men's 800-meter race to spark the efforts of the Zips' track and field team on the opening day of the Tyson Invitational on Friday, Feb. 13.
February 13, 2015 | Track & Field Zips off to solid start at Spire Indoor Track Invitational The Akron men's and women's track team garnered some solid results on the opening day of the Spire Indoor Division I Track Invitational on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Spire Institute.
February 13, 2015 Z:360 - Feb. 12 Check out the Zippy cam, meet new VB coach Tom Hanna, and sit down with MBB redshirt freshmen Gladden and Jackson.
February 13, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips primed to square off versus Toledo In the second of three games on their current three-game homestand, the Zips welcome Toledo to James A. Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Feb. 14.
February 13, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf in 10th Place After Day One of FGCU Eagle Invitational Frida Fougberg and Pader Her closed play inside the top-20 to lead the way for the Zips.
February 13, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Wisconsin, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision at Wisconsin on Friday evening at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
February 13, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels WIRC Championship on Saturday The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team will compete at the 2015 Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14, in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 13, 2015 | Softball Softball Beats Syracuse, Falls to B-CU The University of Akron softball team opened play at the Jacksonville University Invitational on Friday with a 2-1 win over Syracuse.
February 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens Season with 7-5 Win over Furman The University of Akron baseball team issued strong performances on both sides of the ball en route to picking up a season-opening 7-5 win over Furman on Friday evening at Latham Stadium.
February 12, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to compete at pair of weekend meets The nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field teams will compete in a pair of meets this weekend as the Zips will participate this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at both the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Spire Division I Track and Field Invite in Geneva, Ohio.
February 12, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Concludes Florida Trip Friday at FGCU Eagle Invitational Play is set to begin on Friday with an 8 a.m. ET shotgun start. Rounds two and three will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
February 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens 2015 Slate at Furman on Friday The University of Akron baseball team begins the 2015 campaign this weekend as it travels to ­­­take on Furman on Feb. 13-15 in a three-game series at Latham Stadium. The first game will take place on Friday at 4 p.m., with one game on both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
February 12, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Wisconsin This Weekend The University of Akron women’s tennis team travels to Madison, Wis., for a pair of non-conference matches this weekend.
February 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron to host Play4Kay game versus Toledo on Saturday The Akron women's basketball team is set to entertain Toledo on Saturday, Feb. 14, in a contest at the James A. Rhodes Arena that will serve as the Zips' Play4Kay game in honor of the late North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow, who lost her long battle with breast cancer in 2009.
February 11, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 10 David Suntup reviews all of last week's action.
February 11, 2015 Cross Country honored by USTFCCCA as All-Academic Team recipients The Akron men's and women's cross country team under the leadership of head coach Lee LaBadie received recognition for their efforts in the classroom as both were honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as Division I All-Academic squads for the 2014 campaign.
February 11, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Jacksonville Invitational For the second consecutive weekend, Akron softball travels to Florida for non-conference action.
February 11, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips collect hard-fought 81-70 triumph over Buffalo The Akron Zips (18-5, 8-4 MAC) used a 9-1 run over the final two minutes to overcome a season-high 24 turnovers en route to dropping the Buffalo Bulls (13-9, 6-5 MAC), 81-70, in Mid-American Conference action on Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 11, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Selected to Finish Third in MAC East The University of Akron baseball team has been tabbed to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division, according to a preseason poll conducted by the 12 MAC coaches, the league office announced on Wednesday.
February 10, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Finishes in Fifth Place at MAC Match Play Challenge The Zips, the No. 6 seed in this year's event, swept No. 8 seed Central Michigan, 5-0, before downing No. 5 seed Ohio, 2-2-1.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Former Men's Basketball Coach Kenneth G. Cunningham Passes Away Cunningham coached the Zips for four seasons (1977-80), helping the Akron program make the jump to the Division I level and entering the Ohio Valley Conference.
February 10, 2015 | Track & Field Barber, Garcia Jou and Murphy earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week accolades Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas), senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
February 10, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week On the strength of a breaking the collegiate indoor pole vault record, Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as its Division I Male National Athlete of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Uses Strong Defensive Effort to Down Kent State, 61-52 The Zips forced the Golden Flashes into 13 turnovers and held Kent State to just 35.4 percent shooting from the floor.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Limited Upper Reserve and General Admission Tickets Remain for Kent State Contest The remaining upper reserved tickets start at $25, while the general admission tickets can be purchased for $15.
February 10, 2015 | Baseball 2015 Baseball Season Preview In his fourth year at the helm of the University of Akron baseball program, head coach Rick Rembielak will rely on his veteran roster to carry the momentum from last year's postseason run into the 2015 campaign. The Zips will take to the diamond to open the 2015 season on Friday, Feb. 13, at Furman.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Announces its 2015 Summer Camps Schedule The Zips' summer camp schedule will include four camps: the Zips Basketball School, the Offensive Skills Camp, the newly-created Guard Academy and the Junior Varsity and Varsity Team Shootout.
February 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron hosts Buffalo in key mid-week MAC showdown The Zips open a three-game homestand this Wednesday, Feb. 11, as Akron welcomes Buffalo to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 7 p.m. tilt.
February 9, 2015 | Track & Field Zips ranked No. 14/19 in latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings Following a weekend in which the Akron track and field squad captured 13 titles and set or equaled three school records at the Akron Invitational, the women's and men's squads checked in at No. 14 and No. 19, respectively, in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Feb. 9.
February 9, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Smith on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Candice Smith will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Renews Rivalry with Kent State on Tuesday at Rhodes Arena The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the 141st time, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET. The contest will air live on TWCS and ESPN3.
February 9, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Drops First Match of MAC Match Play Challenge The Zips, the No. 6 seed in this year's event, fell 3-2 to No. 3 seed Bowling Green, with all five matches coming down to the final hole.
February 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin and Kitchen help spark USMNT to 2-0 friendly victory over Panama The United States men's national team bolstered by the efforts of a pair of former Akron men's soccer players in DeAndre Yedlin and Perry Kitchen capped a month of season-opening training with a 2-0 friendly victory over Panama on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the StubHub Center.
February 8, 2015 | Softball Softball Beats Michigan State, 4-2 On the final day of competition at Stetson’s Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic, the University of Akron softball team captured a 4-2 win over Michigan State on Sunday morning.
February 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball to Face Ohio on February 27 on ESPNU The game, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28, will tip off at 8 p.m. ET at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 8, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to Liberty, 5-2 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Liberty on Sunday morning at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 8, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Opens 2015 at MAC Match Play Challenge on Monday Play is set to begin at 8 a.m. ET as the Zips will face Bowling Green in their first match of the day.
February 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Downs Buffalo, 75-72, to Take Share of MAC East Lead Five Zips scored in double figures, led by Jake Kretzer's 13 points, as the Zips improved to 21-4 against Buffalo in Akron.
February 7, 2015 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Falls at Northern Illinois, 62-56 The Akron women's basketball team gave up a 15-point second-half lead and fell at Northern Illinois, 62-56, in Mid-American Conference action at the Convocation Center on Saturday evening.
February 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Sweeps Rhode Island, Falls to Stetson The University of Akron softball team split a pair of games on the second day of competition at Stetson’s Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic on Saturday.
February 7, 2015 | Track & Field Barber sets new collegiate pole vault record as Zips break three school records on the final day of the Akron Invitational It proved to be a record-setting day for the nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field team as the Zips shattered three school records on the final day of the 11th-Annual Akron Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Stile Athletics Field House.
February 7, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Wins at #17 Mississippi The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team closed out its regular season with a 4,601 to 4,591 win at No. 17 Mississippi on Saturday.
February 6, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Sweeps NJIT, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team captured its fifth consecutive victory with a 7-0 win of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Friday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 6, 2015 | Softball Softball Opens 2015 Season With Two Losses The University of Akron softball team had a tough opening day at Stetson’s Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic on Friday. The Zips (0-2) fell to Michigan State, 5-0, in the opener, and dropped an 8-7 decision to Morehead State in the afternoon.
February 6, 2015 | General News Akron Places 18 Student-Athletes on MAC's Distinguished Scholar Athletes List The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is a first-year award given to student-athletes who represent the ‘best of the best’ from each sport’s Academic All-MAC Teams.
February 6, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 6, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill welcomes the newest Zips following National Signing Day, previews a busy weekend and more.
February 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips visit Northern Illinois seeking to extend winning streak The Zips hit the road this Saturday, Feb. 7, in search of their third-straight win as Akron squares off versus Northern Illinois in a 6 p.m. ET contest. The game will be televised on ESPN3.
February 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to Buffalo Saturday for MAC East Lead The Zips and Bulls sit tied atop the MAC East with Kent State. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3.
February 6, 2015 | Baseball Simonton, Valek Named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-MAC Second Team Two University of Akron baseball student-athletes have been named to the College Sports Madness Mid-American Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Junior infielder Kris Simonton and junior pitcher John Valek III are second-team All-MAC honorees.
February 6, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron unveils 2015 Women's Soccer signing class The Akron women's soccer team, under the leadership of first-year head coach Noreen Herlihy, has announced the addition of seven student-athletes joining the Zips' squad for the 2015 campaign.
February 6, 2015 | Track & Field Willis wins pentathlon to spark Zips on opening day of Akron Invitational Senior Skyler Willis (Cincinnati, Ohio) captured the championship in the women's pentathlon recording a cumulative score of 3,877 to spark the Akron men's and women's track and field team on the opening night of the 11th-annual Akron Invitational on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Stile Athletics Field House.
February 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball MAC Adds February 18 Men's Basketball Contest vs. Toledo to TV Package The contest will be the third-straight home game for the Zips added to the MAC's TV package. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3.
February 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Opens 2015 Season at Lead-Off Classic Akron softball opens the 2015 season at Stetson's Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic on Feb. 6-8 in DeLand, Fla.
February 5, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to the February Watch List for The Bowerman Award Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) capped an impressive month in which he won all four competitions he entered, including clearing 19-0.25 on three occasions, with his inclusion on the 10-member February Watch list for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week.
February 5, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Travels to #17 Mississippi on Saturday The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team finishes up its regular-season at No. 17 Mississippi on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball MAC Adds February 10 Men's Basketball Contest vs. Kent State to TV Package The Zips’ game at Rhodes Arena vs. Kent State will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3 as part of the MAC’s men’s basketball television package.
February 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts NJIT & Liberty This Weekend The University of Akron women’s tennis team returns home to the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow for a pair of weekend matches.
February 5, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to host 11th-Annual Akron Invitational The nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field teams return to competition this weekend as the Zips welcome more than 20 teams to the Stile Athletics Field House for the 11th-Annual Akron Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7.
February 5, 2015 Z:360 - Feb. 5 Meet Akron's two Erin Seilers, MBB Kwan Cheatam, and Zips' Student-Athlete of the Week Alice Hottensmith.
February 4, 2015 | Softball 2015 Akron Softball Media Guide The 2015 Akron Softball Media Guide is now available online.
February 4, 2015 | Women's Basketball Clutch shooting lifts Akron past Western Michigan, 69-66 It was a night of timely triples from Akron sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) as she hit a long ball with the game locked in a 64-all tie and 20 seconds to play to give the Zips' women's basketball team the edge they needed Wednesday night to defeat Mid-American Conference Western Division leader Western Michigan (14-7, 7-3 MAC), 69-66, at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 4, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 3 David Suntup reviews the ZIps' action from last week.
February 4, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Comes Up Short in 83-82 Loss at Ohio Deji Ibitayo's jumper for the win with less than three seconds left was off the mark as the Zips rallied from 10 down with 2:21 to go.
February 4, 2015 Akron Football Signs 18 Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent The University of Akron football program, under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Terry Bowden, signed 18 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
February 3, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Wins Fourth Straight with 6-1 Victory at Youngstown State The University of Akron women’s tennis team captured its fourth consecutive victory with a 6-1 win at Youngstown State on Tuesday afternoon at the Boardman Tennis Center.
February 3, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Garcia Jou garner MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) garnered recognition by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the field events the league announced on Tuesday.
February 3, 2015 | Track & Field Schedule changes and accepted entries announced for 11th-Annual Akron Invitational Schedule changes and accepted entries have been announced for the 11th-Annual Akron Invitational that will be contested at the Stile Athletics Field House this weekend.
February 3, 2015 | Softball Akron Tabbed Third in MAC Preseason Softball Poll University of Akron softball has been selected to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division.
February 3, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips host MAC Western Division leader Western Michigan in key league showdown Seeking its second-consecutive victory and 10th triumph of the season at the James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron hosts Western Michigan in a 7 p.m. tilt on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
February 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Ohio for Mid-Week Contest on TWCS and ESPN3 The Zips and Bobcats will face off on Wednesday in Athens, Ohio, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel & ESPN3.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Hottensmith Named MAC Swimmer of the Week Akron swimming and diving's Alice Hottensmith has been named the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week for her dominant performances in the diving pool over the weekend, the league office announced on Monday.
February 2, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 2, 2015 | Men's Basketball Zippy Has Lost Her Wallet and Needs Your Help Starting Wednesday, Feb. 4, any Zips fan that finds one of Zippy's wallets on the UA campus can win one of a number of prizes, including gift cards, t-shirts, an iPad and more!
February 2, 2015 | Softball 2015 Softball Season Preview Hot off a Mid-American Conference Tournament run and armed with five seniors, University of Akron softball coach Julie Jones is excited to start the 2015 season.
February 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips ranked No. 15/18 in latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings The Akron women's track and field squad continued its rise in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings as the Zips garnered a program-best No. 15 national ranking.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis Shkundina Named Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Month Women’s tennis senior Olga Shkundina (Ufa, Russia) was named the Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Month for January.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Youngstown State on Tuesday The University of Akron women’s tennis team travels to Youngstown State on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Boardman Tennis Center.
February 1, 2015 | Men's Basketball MAC Adds February 7 Men's Basketball Contest vs. Buffalo to TV Package The Zips’ game at Rhodes Arena vs. Buffalo will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3 as part of the MAC’s men’s basketball television package.
February 1, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Falls to #12 Army The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team fell to No. 12 Army, 4,609 to 4,592, on Saturday in Palmyra, Pa.
February 1, 2015 | Softball Seiler, Roudabush Earn MAC Preseason Honors Two University of Akron softball student-athletes have been honored on the College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason Mid-American All-Conference teams.
January 31, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron rallies past Kent State to capture 74-67 win in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge After seven ties and 14 lead changes the Akron women's basketball team used a late 11-2 run starting at the 7:20 mark of the second half to defeat Kent State, 74-67, on Saturday in the first installment of the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge this season at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 31, 2015 | Men's Basketball Gladden's Late Bucket Gives Men's Basketball a 69-68 Win at Bowling Green Gladden's offensive board and put-back with 3.4 seconds left gave Akron its 13th-straight win over the Falcons.
January 31, 2015 | Track & Field Barber wins pole vault competition at Armory Track Invitational Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) surpassed 19-0.25 (5.80m) to capture the invitational title at the prestigious Armory Track Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 31.
January 31, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Beats Oakland, 6-1 he University of Akron women's tennis team captured its third consecutive victory with a 6-1 win over Oakland on Saturday evening.
January 31, 2015 | Track & Field Zips capture four titles on final day of Penn State National The 18th-ranked Akron track and field team captured four titles on the final day of the Penn State National on Saturday, Jan. 31.
January 30, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks paces Zips at Findlay Open Akron women's track and field seniors Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Brittany Funk (Jeromesville, Ohio) garnered second- and fifth-place performances, respectively, in the elite weight throw competition at the Findlay Open on Friday, Jan. 30.
January 30, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball's Contest at Ohio Added to MAC's Basketball TV Package The Zips’ game at Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 4, will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3 as part of the MAC’s men’s basketball television package.
January 30, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set to host Kent State in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge Akron eyes a return to its winning ways this Saturday, Jan. 31, as the Zips welcome rival Kent State to the James A. Rhodes Arena for the first installment of the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge this season. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
January 30, 2015 | Track & Field Akron wins three events on day one at Penn State National The Akron track and field squad collected a trio of first-place performances to spark the Zips' efforts in first-day competition at the Penn State National on Friday, Jan. 30.
January 30, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Defeats Mount Union and Xavier on Senior Night The Zips won 15-of-16 events on Friday night to propel the University of Akron swimming and diving team to a double-dual meet victory as it defeated Mount Union by a score of 185-103 and Xavier, 184-88, on Senior Night at Ocasek Natatorium.
January 30, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Two-Game Road Trip Saturday at Bowling Green The Zips look for the season sweep of the Falcons, with tip off at the Stroh Center set for 7 p.m. ET.
January 29, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Faces #12 Army on Saturday The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team winds down its 2014-15 season with two road trips.
January 29, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to compete at Penn State National The Akron track and field team returns to action this weekend as the Zips will participate in three competitions.
January 29, 2015 Z:360 - Jan. 29 Check out features on the Purple Out, WTEN captain Martina Zerbola, and the NCAA Convention recap.
January 29, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Closes Home Schedule Against Xavier and Mount Union on Friday The University of Akron swimming and diving team closes out its home schedule and the 2014-15 regular season on Friday in a tri-meet against Xavier and Mount Union at 5 p.m. at the Ocasek Natatorium.
January 29, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts Oakland on Saturday The University of Akron women’s tennis team will host Oakland on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
January 29, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 29, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill looks ahead to Football Signing Day, talks about Sina King and the Senior CLASS award, recaps the Purple Out and more.
January 28, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Tom Hanna Named Akron Women’s Volleyball Coach The University of Akron has named Tom Hanna, who guided Marist to back-to-back conference championships while earning Conference Coach of the Year honors twice, as its women's volleyball coach.
January 28, 2015 | Track & Field Barber set to compete against decorated field at Armory Track Invitational Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) will participate in the prestigious Armory Track Invitational this Saturday, Jan. 31, in New York City.
January 28, 2015 | Women's Basketball Ohio edges Akron, 72-60, in battle of top-two teams in MAC's East Division A 9-2 second-half run enabled Ohio (16-3, 7-1 MAC) to break open a 37-all tie en route to registering a 72-60 victory past Akron (15-4, 5-3 MAC) in Mid-American Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday.
January 27, 2015 Nine Zips Earn Academic All-MAC Honors for Football Nine University of Akron football players earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors for the 2014 season.
January 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Downs Ball State, 59-47, in Second-Annual Purple Out Game The Zips used a strong second half to down the Cardinals during the Second-Annual Purple Out game.
January 27, 2015 Interactive Fan Experience to Highlight Zips’ Signing Day University of Akron head coach Terry Bowden has invited all students, faculty, and fans to the Zips’ inaugural interactive experience to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
January 27, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron primed for showdown at MAC East Division leader Ohio Akron faces another key Mid-American Conference showdown this Wednesday, Jan. 28, as the Zips visit league-leading Ohio in a 7 p.m. tilt.
January 27, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 27
January 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Unveils New Uniforms for Second-Annual Purple Out Game The purple uniforms – the color of pancreatic cancer awareness – will feature a white ribbon on the shorts and "Peters" on the name plate for all student-athletes.
January 26, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Hosts Ball State, Purple Out Game on Tuesday The Zips and Cardinals will tip off at 7 p.m. ET at James A. Rhodes Arena. Akron will host its Second-Annual Purple Out game to honor the late Dan Peters.
January 26, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin added to USMNT roster for friendlies versus Chile and Panama Former Akron men's soccer standout and Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has been added to the 23-player roster by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama.
January 26, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Pierce on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Sam Pierce will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
January 26, 2015 | Women's Basketball King chosen as MAC East Division Player of the Week Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
January 26, 2015 | Track & Field Zips' Men's and Women's Track teams rated 18th nationally in latest USTFCCCA National Rankings The Akron men's and women's track and field teams have gotten their campaigns off to strong starts and the Zips' efforts have been recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as both squads checked in at No. 18 nationally in latest NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Jan. 26.
January 24, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips collect dramatic 74-72 victory at Central Michigan Withstanding a furious Central Michigan rally over the game's final few minutes, the Akron women's basketball team registered a dramatic 74-72 victory at Central Michigan (9-8, 4-2 MAC) on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.
January 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Beats Butler, Valparaiso on the Road The University of Akron women’s tennis team claimed its first two wins of the season on Saturday at the Butler Bubble.
January 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball Johnson's Free Throws Lifts Men's Basketball to 71-69 Win Over WMU Isaiah Johnson, making his first start of the year, went 4-of-4 at the charity stripe in the last 1:05 to seal the win for the Zips.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Falls to Bowling Green, 167-132 The University of Akron swimming and diving team suffered a 167-132 setback to undefeated Bowling Green in the final road dual meet of the 2014-15 campaign on Friday night at Cooper Pool.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Butler for Two Matches On Saturday, Jan. 24, the University of Akron women’s tennis team visits Butler at 10 a.m. and Valparaiso at 5 p.m. at the Butler Bubble.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron’s King Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award University of Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been named one of 30 women’s basketball candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set for cross-divisional showdown at Central Michigan Akron faces a key Mid-American Conference showdown this Saturday, Jan. 24, as the Zips visit Central Michigan for a 1 p.m. tilt. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
January 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Looks for Season Sweep at Western Michigan on Saturday The Zips will look for the season sweep against the Broncos on Saturday in Kalamazoo. Tip off is set for 2 p.m. ET.
January 22, 2015 Funk Joins Akron Football Staff Darrell Funk, a 28-year veteran of collegiate coaching, has been named an assistant football coach at the University of Akron.
January 22, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 22, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about the NCAA Convention, introduces a number of new staff members and more.
January 22, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Travels to Bowling Green on Friday for Dual Meet The University of Akron swimming and diving team heads to Bowling Green on Friday, Jan. 23 to take on the Falcons at Cooper Pool in the final away dual meet of the 2014-15 season set to begin at 5 p.m.
January 22, 2015 Z:360 - Jan. 22
January 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls 64-61 at Northern Illinois on Wednesday The Zips struggled from the field all night, shooting 36.7 percent from the floor (22-of-60) and 31.1 percent from long range (9-of-28).
January 21, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips suffer 77-73 home setback versus Ball State After battling down to the wire, the Akron women's basketball team was unable to capitalize on its final possessions as the Zips (14-3, 4-2 MAC) were held without a field goal for the closing three minutes, while Mid-American Conference Western Division leader Ball State (9-8, 5-1 MAC) ended the game on a 10-3 run to defeat Akron, 77-73 Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 20, 2015 | Women's Soccer Herlihy Announces Women’s Soccer Staff The University of Akron head women’s soccer coach Noreen Herlihy named Robert Battisson, Kerri Butler, and Emer Flatley to her staff on Tuesday.
January 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball Brown named MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
January 20, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 20 David Suntup reviews the week's events.
January 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set to host MAC West Division leader Ball State Akron returns home this Wednesday as the Zips host Ball State in a 7 p.m. tilt at the James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Road Trip on Wednesday at Northern Illinois The Zips and Huskies will meet for the only time during the regular season in DeKalb, Ill., with tip off set for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
January 20, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks and Zidd Earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week Accolades Akron women's track and field standouts senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and sophomore Natalie Zidd (Hinkley, Ohio) were honored by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week the league announced on Tuesday.
January 20, 2015 | Track & Field Akron Track and Field ranked Top-10 nationally by Track and Field News The Akron track and field program garnered some national recognition for the Zips' efforts this season with a pair of top-10 rankings in the initial men's and women's collegiate dual meet rankings of 2015, as compiled by Jesse Squire for Track and Field News.
January 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Brown tabbed as Madness High-Major Women's Basketball National Player of the Week Akron junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) has been tabbed by College Sports Madness as its Madness High-Major Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her efforts leading the Zips to a pair of road victories this past week.
January 19, 2015 | Men's Basketball Reggie McAdams Named Zips' Student-Athlete of the Week McAdams helped the Zips to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
January 19, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
January 18, 2015 Football Celebrates 2014 Season with Awards Banquet The University of Akron football program celebrated the 2014 season with its annual awards banquet on Sunday evening at Quaker Station in downtown Akron.
January 18, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Splits with #7 Nebraska & Rose-Hulman The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team finished second of three teams at home on Sunday.
January 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball McAdams' Career Night Helps Men's Basketball Down CMU, 82-76 McAdams led the Zips with a career-high 31 points to go with six rebounds.
January 17, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Holds Off St. Francis (Pa.) for 147-106 Win The University of Akron swimming and diving team won each of the first 10 events to resist a late push by St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday afternoon in a dual meet at Stokes Natatorium.
January 17, 2015 | Women's Basketball Second-half run propels Akron to a 65-47 victory over Miami A 17-0 run by the Zips (14-2, 4-1 MAC) to open the second half broke open a 31-all halftime tie to lift the Akron women's basketball team to its fourth-consecutive victory, 65-47, over Miami (3-13, 0-5 MAC) on Saturday at Millett Hall.
January 17, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to Tulane, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team opened the spring portion of its schedule with a 4-3 loss to Tulane on Saturday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
January 16, 2015 | Women's Tennis Akron Women’s Tennis Picked Seventh in MAC The University of Akron women’s tennis team has been tabbed to finish seventh in Mid-American Conference play this spring.
January 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to Central Michigan on Saturday The Zips and Chippewas, both 2-1 in MAC play, are set to tip off at 7 p.m. ET inside James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 16, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips seek to extend winning streak versus RedHawks Akron concludes its brief two-game road swing this Saturday as the Zips travel to Oxford, Ohio, for a 2 p.m. tilt against Miami.
January 16, 2015 | Track & Field Zips and Golden Flashes battle down to the wire in dual meet In what was billed as the Battle for the Blue Batons, it was the Akron men's track and field team registering a 77-74 dual-meet victory over rival Kent State on Friday at the Stile Athletics Field House.
January 16, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 16, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews Akron-Kent State Dual Meet, talks about the upcoming men's basketball Purple Out event and more.
January 16, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Notches 197-102 Victory over Youngstown State The Akron swimming and diving team took first place in 11-of-16 events against Youngstown State on Friday evening to cruise to a 197-102 victory at Beeghly Natatorium.
January 16, 2015 Z:360 - Jan. 15 This week's Z360 features men's soccer pro players, men's basketball player Pat Forsythe, and AD Tom Wistrcill talking about the NCAA Convention.
January 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Akron Basketball to host Second-Annual Purple Out Game on Tuesday vs. Ball State The "Purple Out" event will be a celebration of the life of former Director of Basketball Operations Dan Peters – also known as "Pete" – who passed away on October 27, 2014, after battling pancreatic cancer.
January 15, 2015 | Men's Soccer Abdul-Salaam selected 12th overall in MLS SuperDraft by Sporting Kansas City Akron men's soccer senior Saad Abdul-Salaam (Gahanna, Ohio) became the 10th Zip to have his name called during the first round of the MLS SuperDraft with his selection 12th overall in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday by Sporting Kansas City.
January 15, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts Tulane Akron women’s tennis team opens the spring portion of its schedule this weekend. The Zips host Tulane on Saturday, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
January 15, 2015 Hickson Joins Akron Football Staff Eric Hickson, a former professional player with collegiate coaching experience, has been named an offensive assistant football coach at the University of Akron.
January 15, 2015 | Track & Field Akron set to host rival Kent State in dual meet The Akron track and field team returns to action this Friday as the Zips host rival Kent State in a dual meet at the Stile Athletics Field House starting at 7 p.m.
January 15, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Ties School Record, Falls to #7 Alaska The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team tied the school record with its overall score but fell to No. 7 Alaska-Fairbanks its first home match of 2015 on Tuesday.
January 15, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Travels to Youngstown State and St. Francis (Pa.) This Weekend The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team resumes dual meet action this weekend with road trips to Youngstown State and St. Francis (Pa.).
January 14, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron rallies past Toledo, 102-101 Sparked by senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) and sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) registering career highs for points, the Akron women's basketball team earned a come-from-behind 102-101 victory past Toledo (9-6, 2-2 MAC) on Wednesday at Savage Arena.
January 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Home Stand with 67-50 Win Over Bowling Green Deji Ibitayo led all players in scoring with 15 points to go with two blocked shots and three steals.
January 14, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 13 David Suntup recaps men's and women's basketball as well as the pole vault convention.
January 13, 2015 | Track & Field Three Zips garner MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week accolades Three Akron Track and Field standouts were recognized for their performance this past weekend at the Akron Pole Vault Convention as sophomore Miles Baldwin (Cincinnati, Ohio), junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) with their selections as the Mid-American Conference Track and Field Athletes of the Week the league announced on Tuesday.
January 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes MAC-East Leader Bowling Green to JAR on Wednesday Akron has won 11-straight against the Falcons, including five-straight at Rhodes Arena. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
January 13, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips return to road to challenge Toledo Akron returns to the road this Wednesday as the Zips travel to Toledo for a 7 p.m. tilt against the Rockets. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
January 13, 2015 | Track & Field USTFCCCA names Barber its Division I National Athlete of the Week On the strength of a record-breaking start to his 2015 campaign, Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as its Division I Male National Athlete of the Week the organization announced on Tuesday.
January 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Plybon named MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
January 12, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Hosts #7 Alaska on Tuesday The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team opens 2015 by hosting two home matches this week. Action gets underway against No. 7 Alaska-Fairbanks on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
January 12, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 6-7 p.m.
January 10, 2015 | Track & Field Barber soars over 19 feet to win Akron Pole Vault Convention Crown Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) continues to rise to new heights as he set a new Stile Athletics Field House record jump of 19-0.25 (5.80m) to claim the title at the Akron Pole Vault Convention on Saturday.
January 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball Plybon's six three-pointers spark Akron to 65-48 victory over Eastern Michigan Akron sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) netted six three-pointers en route to picking up a career-high 25 points to lead the Akron women's basketball team to a 65-48 victory over Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 9, 2015 | Track & Field Zips win 15 events on opening night of Akron Pole Vault Convention The Akron men's and women's track teams got their indoor campaigns off to rousing starts on Friday winning 15 events on the opening day of the three-day Akron Pole Vault Convention at the Stile Athletics Field House.
January 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 84-67 Road Decision at Toledo Nyles Evans finished the night with 13 points. Pat Forsythe added 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.
January 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Trio of former Zips selected to train with U.S. Men's National Soccer Team A trio of former Akron men's soccer stars in Perry Kitchen, Dillon Serna and Wil Trapp were among the pool of 28 players selected this week by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann to participate in the USA's first training camp of 2015.
January 9, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 9, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill gives an update on men's and women's basketball, previews the Third-Annual Pole Vault Convention and more.
January 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set to square off versus Eastern Michigan Akron closes out its two-game homestand this Saturday, Jan. 10, entertaining Eastern Michigan at the James A. Rhodes Arena in a 2 p.m. matinee affair.
January 8, 2015 Football’s MAC Opponents Announced for 2015 Season The University of Akron football team learned its home and away opponents for the eight-game Mid-American Conference portion of the 2015 season, the league office announced on Thursday.
January 8, 2015 | Track & Field Barber-Kendricks renew rivalry at Akron Pole Vault Convention A budding pole vault rivalry will be renewed on Saturday, Jan. 10, at the third-annual Akron Pole Vault Convention at the Stile Athletics Field House as the past three NCAA champions in Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and Sam Kendricks, formerly of Ole Miss, stage what is expected to be another epic showdown during the elite pole vault competition that will take place starting at 7 p.m.
January 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Toledo for ESPNU Contest on Friday The Zips and Rockets will face off on ESPNU for a second-straight contest, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET.
January 8, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron Men's Soccer garners seven Academic All-MAC selections Akron men's soccer garnered seven selections when the Mid-American Conference unveiled its 2014 Men's Soccer Academic All-MAC team on Thursday.
January 7, 2015 | Track & Field Barber tabbed to the 2015 Bowerman Preseason Watch List Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas), who became the school's first male individual NCAA Champion in the pole vault in 2014, has been named to the 2015 Bowerman Preseason Men's Watch List, the U.S. Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Wednesday.
January 7, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips garner 67-59 triumph over Bowling Green After battling through seven ties and eight lead changes, a 23-6 second-half run lifted the Akron women's basketball team to a 67-59 victory over Bowling Green in the Zips' first conference home game Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 7, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Akron Volleyball Earns Seven Academic All-MAC Selections Seven Akron women’s volleyball student-athletes earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors, the league announced on Wednesday.
January 7, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 7
January 6, 2015 | Track & Field Akron men garner highest-ever preseason ranking in USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings The Akron men's track and field team garnered its highest-ever preseason indoor ranking checking in at No. 17 nationally on Tuesday when the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association unveiled its NCAA Division I Preseason National Team Computer Rankings.
January 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron battles Bowling Green in home league opener The Zips seek to snap their two-game losing streak this Wednesday, Jan. 7, as Akron welcomes Bowling Green to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 7 p.m. showdown.
January 6, 2015 | Track & Field Suhr to serve as ambassador at Akron Pole Vault Convention Jenn Suhr, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist and 15-time United States pole vault champion, will serve as an ambassador at the third-annual Akron Pole Vault Convention this weekend at the Stile Athletics Field House.
January 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens MAC Play with 72-52 Win Over Western Michigan The Zips held the defending MAC Champions to just 35.3 percent shooting from the field while connecting on 48.2 percent.
January 5, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
January 5, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron Women's Soccer garners a league-best 15 Academic All-MAC selections Akron women's soccer garnered a conference-best 15 selections when the Mid-American Conference unveiled its 2014 Women's Soccer Academic All-MAC team on Monday.
January 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens MAC Play on Tuesday vs. Western Michigan The Zips and Broncos will tip off at 7 p.m. ET in a contest that will feature two programs that have won four of the last six MAC Championships (Akron 3, Western Michigan 1).
January 5, 2015 Akron Cross Country earns 13 Academic All-MAC selections CLEVELAND, Ohio - Akron men's and women's cross country squads earned 13 selections when the Mid-American Conference released its 2014 Men's and Women's Cross Country Academic All-MAC teams on Monday.
January 4, 2015 | Track & Field Barber surpasses collegiate pole vault record at Texas Expo Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) jumped at record heights on Saturday as he established a new career-high mark of 19-3 (5.87 meters) to win the Texas Expo Vault competition.
January 4, 2015 | Track & Field Schedule set for third-annual Akron Pole Vault Convention The Akron Track and Field program is set to host the third annual Pole Vault Convention, Jan. 9-11, at the Stile Athletics Field House.
January 3, 2015 | Women's Basketball Western Michigan edges Akron, 67-61, in conference opener A late second-half proved for the Akron women's basketball team came up short as Western Michigan (8-4, 1-0 MAC) registered a 67-61 triumph over the Zips (10-2, 0-1 MAC) in the Mid-American Conference opener for both schools on Saturday, Jan. 3.
January 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Closes Non-Conference Play with 79-62 Win Over Coppin State The Zips forced 22 turnovers and held Coppin State to just 29 points in the second half to conclude non-conference play with a 9-4 record.
January 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to host third annual Akron Pole Vault Convention A star-studded cast – including Olympic Team hopefuls, national champions and NCAA national champions – will highlight the list of competitors putting their elite skills on display at the third annual Pole Vault Convention, hosted by The University of Akron track and field program Jan. 10 at Stile Athletics Field House.
January 1, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens 2015 vs. Coppin State on Saturday The Zips and Eagles will open 2015 with a 7 p.m. matchup on Saturday at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 1, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips open league play visiting Western Michigan Akron opens its Mid-American Conference slate this Saturday, Jan. 3, as the Zips visit Western Michigan for a 2 p.m. contest against the Broncos.
December 30, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men’s Basketball Battles to a 70-63 Win Over Marshall Balanced and timely scoring lifted the Akron men's basketball team to a 70-63 victory over Marshall on Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena as four Zips finished in double figures.
December 29, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball to Close Out 2014 on Tuesday vs. Marshall The Zips welcome the Thundering Herd to James A. Rhodes Arena for a second-consecutive season, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET.
December 29, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron suffers 75-62 setback at Youngstown State A 13-2 second-half scoring run proved to be the deciding factor lifting Youngstown State (11-1) to a 75-62 women's basketball triumph over Akron on Monday (Dec. 29) in front of 1,606 fans at the Beeghley Center.
December 28, 2014 | Men's Soccer Zips land four on All-Ohio Men's Soccer Squad The Akron men's soccer team landed a state-best four selections to the All-Ohio Men's Soccer Team as announced by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association.
December 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips close out non-conference campaign visiting Youngstown State Akron concludes its non-conference schedule this Monday, Dec. 29, as the Zips travel to Youngstown, Ohio, for a 7 p.m. tilt versus the Penguins.
December 28, 2014 | Women's Soccer Smith garners first-team All-Ohio accolades Akron women's soccer senior Lani Smith (Solon, Ohio) was selected as a first-team All-Ohio Women's Soccer Team recipient the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association recently announced.
December 22, 2014 | General News Limited Spots Remain for 2015 Akron Golf Camps The men's and women's golf staffs will play host to camps for all levels of golfers, from kids to advanced players.
December 22, 2014 | General News Zips Athletics Announces Tip Times for Men's and Women's Basketball MAC Games The men's and women's teams announced the tip times for the remaining Mid-American Conference games at James A. Rhodes Arena.
December 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Cruises to 92-53 Win Over Bluffton on Saturday The Zips shot 56.1 percent from the field and forced 28 turnovers to improve to 7-4 on the season.
December 20, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron hits 10-0 following 97-62 win over Ohio Christian The Akron women's basketball team extended its season-opening win streak to 10 in a row on Saturday afternoon with a 97-62 victory over Ohio Christian (6-8) at the James A. Rhodes Arena, in the Zips' (10-0) final home game of the non-conference schedule.
December 19, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Four-Game Home Stand Saturday vs. Bluffton The Zips and Beavers will tip off at 7 p.m. ET in just the second regular-season meeting between the two programs.
December 19, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips look to extend winning ways versus Ohio Christian Akron closes out the home portion of its non-conference schedule this Saturday, Dec. 20, as the Zips welcome Ohio Christian to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. matinee affair.
December 18, 2014 Bowden Announces Two 2015 JUCO Signees University of Akron football coach Terry Bowden announced on Thursday that two junior college transfers have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Zips next season.
December 18, 2014 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Reid on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Preston Reid will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
December 18, 2014 | Women's Soccer Noreen Herlihy Named Akron Women’s Soccer Coach The University of Akron has named Noreen Herlihy, who has 250 career wins and 19 consecutive winning seasons, as its women's soccer coach.
December 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron improves to 9-0 following 73-64 victory over UCF Akron held Central Florida (4-6) without a field goal for more than eight minutes (8:18) in the second half to stretch a three-point margin into its ninth-consecutive victory as the Zips (9-0) posted a 73-64 women's basketball triumph past the Knights on Wednesday.
December 17, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving to Host Advanced Swim Clinic Series The 2014 Mid-American Conference champion Akron swimming and diving team will be hosting the Zips Advanced Swim Clinic Series, consisting of three swim camp sessions, all taking place on Sundays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m, beginning Dec. 28.
December 16, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 55-46 Road Decision at North Dakota State Deji Ibitayo led the Zips with 10 points while Noah Robotham chipped in with eight points.
December 16, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips close out road swing at Central Florida Akron will look to close out its two-game road swing by registering its ninth-consecutive victory to open the campaign when the Zips battle Central Florida on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
December 16, 2014 | General News Zips Athletics to Hold "Zips in the Pros" Men's Soccer Reunion on January 6 The reunion will take place during men's basketball's MAC opener vs. Western Michigan and will feature an autograph session with a number of men’s soccer alumni that are currently playing professional soccer.
December 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Heads to North Dakota State for Final Road Test of 2014 The Zips and Bison, meeting for just the second time ever, will tip off at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday in Fargo, N.D.
December 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron improves to 8-0 with 81-63 victory over Bethune-Cookman Led by a 23-point, 11-rebound performance from senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), the Akron women's basketball team registered its eighth-consecutive victory to open the 2014-15 campaign with an 81-63 road triumph over Bethune-Cookman on Monday, Dec. 15.
December 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips seek to extend winning streak at Bethune-Cookman Having equaled the best start in program history, the Akron women's basketball team travels to Daytona Beach, Fla., to battle Bethune-Cookman on Monday, Dec. 15.
December 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls 62-61 to Middle Tennessee The Akron Zips overcame a double-digit deficit in the second half, but could not get a game-winning shot off in the final seconds.
December 12, 2014 Z:360 - Dec. 11 In the final Z360 of 2014, check out feature stories on Anita Brown and the men's basketball freshmen as well as our first edition of bloopers from the fall sports.
December 12, 2014 | Track & Field Akron Men's Indoor Track picked to Finish First, Women Second, in MAC Preseason Coaches Poll The Akron men's and women's indoor track teams, led by head coach Dennis Mitchell, were picked to finish first and second, respectively, in the Mid-American Conference Coaches Preseason poll, released on Friday.
December 11, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Homestand on Saturday vs. Middle Tennessee Tip off between the Zips and Blue Raiders is set for 7 p.m. ET. Akron will hold its Ninth-Annual Teddy Bear Toss during Saturday's game.
December 11, 2014 Bowden Wraps Up 2014 Season Head coach Terry Bowden held his final press conference on Dec. 11 to wrap up the 2014 season.
December 11, 2014 | Men's Soccer Zips' Abdul-Salaam selected to participate in MLS Player Combine Akron senior Saad Abdul-Salaam (Gahanna, Ohio) will represent the Zips' men's soccer team at the 2015 Major League Soccer Player Combine as he was one of 55 Division I college seniors invited to participate in the MLS Player Combine, which will be held in front of representatives from all 20 MLS clubs from Jan. 8-13 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
December 11, 2014 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
December 11, 2014 | Men's Soccer Pair of Zips earn NSCAA/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region accolades Akron sophomore men's soccer player Adam Najem (Clifton, N.J.) and senior Saad Abdul-Salaam (Gahanna, Ohio) have been tabbed 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region selections.
December 10, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball to Hold Ninth-Annual Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 13 Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears and other stuffed animals to the men's basketball contest against Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
December 9, 2014 | Track & Field Akron Track and Field adds eight to signing class Akron head track and field coach Dennis Mitchell announced the signings of prep standouts Tevin Brown (Toledo, Ohio/St. John's Jesuit), Roxanne Dunn (Dover, Ohio/Garaway), Benjamin Olewiler (Ashland, Ohio/Crestview–Ashland), Joe Rossetti (Stow, Ohio/St Vincent-St Mary's), Olivia Snyder (Navarre, Ohio/Fairless), Sydney Stokes (Blacklick, Ohio/Gahanna Lincoln), Abigale Wilson (Bergholz, Ohio), and Autumn Young (Medina, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) to national letters of intent to join the Zips' program for the 2015-16 academic year.
December 9, 2014 Zips Weekly - Dec. 9 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action for the last time in 2014.
December 8, 2014 | Men's Basketball Kwan Cheatham, Jr., Named MAC East Player of the Week Cheatham helped the Zips to a 2-0 record last week while averaging 16.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocked shots per game.
December 8, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Luka Szynal Named MAC Swimmer of the Week Akron swimming and diving's Luka Szynal has been named the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week for her strong performances last weekend in the Zippy Invitational, the league office announced on Monday. Additionally, Szynal was selected as the Zips' Student-Athlete of the Week.
December 7, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Wins Zippy Invitational The University of Akron swimming and diving team maintained its first-place standing throughout days two and three of the 2014 Zippy Invitational as it registered a final tally of 1734 to claim a meet victory on Sunday at the Ocasek Natatorium.
December 6, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Turns in Strong Second Day at Zippy Invitational The University of Akron swimming and diving team issued multiple record-breaking performances on Saturday to help maintain its first-place standing throughout day two of the Zippy Invitational at the Ocasek Natatorium.
December 5, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron equals best start in program history with a 89-61 win over Morehead State Sparked by four starters scoring in double-figures, the Akron women's basketball team equaled its best start (7-0) in program history registering a 89-61 victory over Morehead State (3-5) Friday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
December 5, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Opens Zippy Invitational in First Place The University of Akron swimming and diving team opened day one of the 2014 Zippy Invitational on Friday in first place after posting a top-three finish in each of the six events at the Ocasek Natatorium.
December 5, 2014 Cross Country names 2014 award winners The Akron men's and women's cross country teams celebrated its 2014 campaign at the squad's annual award dinner on Friday (Dec. 5) as head coach Lee Labadie handed out awards to eight student-athletes.
December 4, 2014 | General News Akron’s Wistrcill Named to NCAA Council University of Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill has been selected as the Mid-American Conference’s representative to the newly formed NCAA Council.
December 4, 2014 | Softball Softball Announces 2015 Schedule University of Akron softball coach Julie Jones and her staff announced the Zips’ 2015 schedule on Thursday, featuring four tournaments, regional rivals, and five Mid-American Conference opponents at home.
December 4, 2014 Z:360 - Dec. 4 Check out our first GoPro feature with diving and a miked-up Chuck Amato.
December 4, 2014 | Baseball Baseball Announces 2015 Schedule The University of Akron head baseball coach Rick Rembielak and his staff announced the 2015 schedule on Thursday, which features 19 games to be played at Lee R. Jackson Field along with one game to be played at Canal Park.
December 4, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Hits 13 3-Pointers in 73-49 Win Over Western Illinois The Zips, leading by 21 at the half, used the outside shot to their advantage to improve to 4-0 at home this season.
December 4, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips look to extend winning streak hosting Morehead State Seeking to equal its best start in program history, the Akron women's basketball team returns home this Friday, Dec. 5, to battle Morehead State.
December 3, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes Western Illinois to Rhodes Arena on Thursday Akron owns a 14-10 advantage, including two-straight wins over Western Illinois, and a 9-4 record in Akron. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
December 3, 2014 Four Zips Earn All-MAC Football Honors Four University of Akron football players earned All-Mid-American Conference honors for the 2014 season.
December 3, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Hosts Zippy Invitational on Dec. 5-7 The University of Akron swimming and diving team will welcome nine women’s teams and six men’s teams to the Ocasek Natatorium for the annual Zippy Invitational set to take place this weekend, Friday through Sunday, Dec. 5-7.
December 2, 2014 Zips Weekly - Dec 2 David Suntup reviews all of the Zips' action.
December 2, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Uses Big Second Half to Down Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 81-60 Kwan Cheatham, Jr., recorded his first-collegiate double-double to lead Akron five players in double figures.
December 2, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – December 2, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews the upcoming men's and women's basketball games, swimming's Zippy Invitational and more in the final Zips Line of 2014.
December 1, 2014 Results for Zippy Open The final results for Akron rifle's Zippy Open, held Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-16, have been compiled.
December 1, 2014 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
December 1, 2014 | Women's Basketball Brown tabbed MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron junior guard Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
December 1, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Tuesday The Zips and Golden Lions will meet for a fifth time, with Akron leading the all-time series, 4-0. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
December 1, 2014 Chisholm Named Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Week Senior running back Jawon Chisholm was named the Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Week on Dec. 1.
November 30, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Homestand with 72-66 Win Over Bryant The Zips, leading by three at the half, had to fight off three late 3-pointers by the Bulldogs to win their fifth-straight home game dating back to last year.

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Tuesday, March 31
BASE, WBB, MBB, T&F: On the record: Zips pitcher JT Brubaker named Mid-American Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week   Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, March 30
MGOLF, BASE: On the record: Zips tie for 10th place at 46th Annual Furman Intercollegiate     Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, March 29
MGOLF, T&F, SB, BASE: On the record: Zips fall to Rockets in final inning battle    Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, March 28
MBB: Zips basketball: Center Pat Forsythe earns recognition   Akron Beacon Journal
MGOLF, T&F, WTEN, BASE: On the record: Akron men's golf team tied for fourth after first day of Furman Intercollegiate    Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, March 26
BASE: On the record: Buckeyes beat Zips 9-4   Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, March 25
BASE: Youngstown State walks away a winner in Zips' home opener    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WGOLF, BASE: On the record: March 25   Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, March 24
MSOC, BASE, WGOLF: On the record: Former UA soccer player Wil Trapp named to United States U-23 Men's National team   Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, March 23
BASE, WTEN: On the record: Zips baseball team stops Eastern Michigan 3-1, takes weekend series   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, March 22
FB: Arrest behind him, former Kent Roosevelt quarterback Tra'Von Chapman hopes to redefine himself at UA   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: On the record: March 22    Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, March 21
BASE: On the record: March 21   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, March 20
FB: Kyle Pohl, Tra'Von Chapman ready for Zips' quarterback competition   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Women's National Invitation Tournament: Kansas State ousts Akron 86-68   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: West Virginia coach Bob Huggins is not looking back: NCAA Tournament 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, March 19
T&F: University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber hits national spotlight with place among Sullivan Award finalists   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Women's college basketball: Seeking first postseason victory, Akron opens WNIT at Kansas State on Thursday   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Former Trinity standout Havrilak shines for Akron   by F. Dale Lolley, Observer-Reporter
SB, BASE: On the record: Akron's Erin Seiler, Kent State's Emma Johnson are MAC co-pitchers of the week   Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, March 18
WBB: University of Akron women's basketball: Zips will play Kansas State in WNIT on Thursday   Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, March 17
WBB: Zips basketball: Women's team headed to WNIT   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: College football: Akron opens spring practice with battle at QB    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Zips football: QB battle will be a wide-open affair   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MGOLF: On the record: University of Akron men's golf finishes 14th in Talis Park Challenge   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips show heart in MAC Tournament   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
RIFLE: Akron coach Engel prepares for 2016 NCAA rifle meet    by Danny Martin, NewsMiner.com

Monday, March 16
SB, WGOLF, BASE: On the record: Zips take tournament softball title   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, March 15
MBB: UA basketball: Zips pass on postseason 'in best interest of our players and program'   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, RIFLE: On the record: UA's Matt Chezem 25th in air rifle competition   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron declines postseason bid despite MAC Tournament semifinal run   by Branson Wright, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Saturday, March 14
MBB: Buffalo 68, Akron 59: Buffalo cleans glass, takes home semifinal win over Zips    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Marla Ridenour: Struggle to learn how to win close games proves to be Akron's demise in MAC semifinals   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, SB: On the record: UA's Shawn Barber wins second consecutive NCAA pole vault title   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips have little to offer late in 68-­59 loss to Buffalo: MAC Tournament 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Bobby Hurley and Buffalo defeat weary Akron in MAC Tournament semifinals   by Bill Livingston, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: College basketball: Buffalo knocks off Akron to head to MAC title game   by David Glasier, The News-Herald
MBB: Bulls a win away from NCAAs   by Mark Gaughan, Buffalo News
MBB: Buffalo controls boards in win over Akron   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
MBB: Antino Jackson gains confidence with playing time   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
MBB: Reggie McAdams has played well in key spots for Akron   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC

Friday, March 13
MBB: MAC men's basketball tournament: Akron rallies to beat Kent State 53-51    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Points to ponder: Akron Zips v. Kent State tournament edition   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: MAC women's basketball tournament: Eastern Michigan upsets Akron 95-66   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: If this is goodbye, MAC Tournament blowout seems inadequate farewell for Akron's Sina King   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, BASE: On the record: Six Akron track & field athletes will compete in NCAA Indoor Championships Friday and Saturday   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Kent State falls to Akron late, 53­-51: MAC Tournament 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron overcomes adversity, some of it self­-inflicted, and nips Kent State: MAC Tournament 2015   by Bill Livingston, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WBB: Eastern Michigan handles Akron, 95­-66, in women's third round: MAC Tournament 2015   by Dennis Manoloff, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Scouting the MAC's most likely NBA players: MAC Tournament 2015   by Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron gets comeback win over Kent State    by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
MBB: Akron embraces rematch with Kent State   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
WBB: Akron's Sina King is Queen of the Comeback   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
MBB: Akron rallies, tops Kent State, 53-51, in MAC tournament   by David Glasier, The News-Herald
MBB: MAC Tournament, Third Round: Welcome to March   by Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger

Thursday, March 12
MBB: Akron 58, Western Michigan 45: Zips advance to rematch with Kent State   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Junior Reggie McAdams becomes more than a wingman in Akron's bid for MAC Tournament title   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Anita Brown combines athleticism and maturity to become key contributor for Zips women's basketball team   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips shoot their way past Western Michigan: MAC Tournament 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron vs. Kent State rematch is the center of attention Thursday: MAC Tournament 2015   by Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron 58, Western Michigan 45: Zips to face Kent State in MAC quarterfinal   by David Glasier, The News-Herald
MBB: Western Michigan unable to keep up with hot shooting Akron team in 58­-45 MAC tournament loss   by David Drew, MLive.com
MBB: MAC Tournament: Zips all in on the 3-­ball    by Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger

Wednesday, March 11
WBB: Zips' Sina King named Player of the Year in MAC women's basketball    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC men's basketball tournament: Akron confident heading into second-round game against Western Michigan   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE, MGOLF: On the record: March 11    Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Akron senior Sina King named MAC women's Player of the Year   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WBB: Mid-­American Conference basketball MVP Sina King overcomes life-threatening embolism, leads surprising Akron Zips   by Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: College basketball: Mid-American Conference coaches weigh in on tournament format   by David Glasier, The News-Herald

Tuesday, March 10
MBB: Akron throttles Northern Illinois 76-52 in first round of Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Marla Ridenour: Depth has dwindled, but it's still paying benefits for Akron Zips    by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Zips basketball: Players honored with post­season awards   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Zips basketball: MAC honors two from men's team   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips still have a lot to play for as MAC tournament begins   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips make presence felt in opening round of 2015 MAC Tournament   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WBB: Akron's Sina King picks up first team All­-MAC honors for 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: College basketball: Akron makes quick work of Northern Illinois   by David Glasier, The News-Herald
MBB: Akron blows past Northern Illinois 76-52 in MAC first round   Associated Press
MBB: Akron's Pat Forsythe proudly wears heart on his sleeve   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC

Monday, March 9
MBB: Akron Zips remain confident for MAC Tournament   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC Tournament play starts Monday for men and women at campus sites    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
T&F, BASE: On the record: 18 University of Akron track team members honored by MAC   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB, WBB: Well, someone has to win this thing...   by Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger

Sunday, March 8
WBB: Women's basketball/Akron 79, Bowling Green 71: Zips rally past Falcons to lock down No. 3 seed for upcoming MAC Tournament   Akron Beacon Journal
BASE, SB: On the record: March 8   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC Tournament 2015 pairings set; favorites for top league awards    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Saturday, March 7
MBB: Kent State 79, Akron 77: Last-second layup by Kris Brewer lifts Flashes to win over rival Zips    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Kent State wins over Akron at the buzzer, 79-­77, for share of MAC title   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Kent State edges Akron 79-77   Associated Press
SB, BASE, WTEN: On the record: March 7   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, March 6
MBB: University of Akron basketball: Wounded Zips find themselves backed into corner   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Cleveland State faces Detroit in Horizon League tournament opener Friday night: College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Tough season for Akron Zips has been even tougher on coach Keith Dambrot   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, March 5
WBB: Akron 67, Miami 55: Defense lifts Zips women to pivotal win over the RedHawks   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Five MAC teams vie for overall title and MAC Tournament seeds in final game   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: MAC spring prospectus: WMU, others still eye NIU    by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY

Wednesday, March 4
MBB: Akron can't hold on in second half, falls 70-63 at Miami   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC basketball race enters critical final week with everything still up for grabs    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MSOC: Akron soccer learning how to stay on top in evolving world of soccer   by Jodie Valade, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips fall to Miami RedHawks in MAC, 70-­63   Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Sullivan sparks comeback as Miami (Ohio) beats Akron 70-63   Associated Press

Tuesday, March 3
MBB: Men's basketball: Akron freshman Antino Jackson quickly assuming important role   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Horizon League tournament play kicks in for Cleveland State ­– Local College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, March 2
WSD: Akron women win MAC swimming and diving championship    Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, March 1
WBB, T&F, BASE: On the record: Buffalo beats Akron 87-80 in women's basketball   Akron Beacon Journal

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