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Feb 3, 2015
6 Akron
1 at Youngstown State
Final
Boardman Tennis Center
Feb 4, 2015
66 Western Michigan
69 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio
82 Akron
83 at Ohio
Final
Athens, Ohio | TWCS/ESPN3
Feb 6, 2015
11TH-ANNUAL AKRON INVITATIONAL
All Day
STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE
0 Akron
5 vs. Michigan State
@ DeLand, Fla.
Final
DeLand, Fla. | Stetson Tournament
0 NJIT
7 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
8 Morehead State
7 vs. Akron
@ DeLand, Fla.
Final
DeLand, Fla. | Stetson Tournament
Feb 7, 2015
11TH-ANNUAL AKRON INVITATIONAL
All Day
STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE
at Mississippi
9:00 AM
Oxford, Miss.
5 Akron
0 vs. Rhode Island
@ DeLand, Fla.
Final
DeLand, Fla. | Stetson Tournament
56 Akron
62 at Northern Illinois
Final
DeKalb, Ill. | ESPN3
72 Buffalo
75 at Akron
Final
James A. Rhodes Arena | TWCS/ESPN3
0 Akron
10 vs. Stetson
@ DeLand, Fla.
Final - 5 innings
DeLand, Fla. | Stetson Tournament
Feb 8, 2015
2 Michigan State
4 vs. Akron
@ DeLand, Fla.
Final
DeLand, Fla. | Stetson Tournament
5 Liberty
2 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
Feb 9, 2015
L, 3-2 vs. Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge – No. 3 Bowling Green
@ Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club)
8 a.m.
Feb 10, 2015
W, 5-0 vs. Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge – No. 8 Central Michigan
@ Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club)
7:30 a.m.
W, 2-2-1 (Won Tiebreaker) vs. Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge – No. 5 Ohio
@ Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (Lakewood Ranch Golf & Country Club)
8 a.m.
52 Kent State
61 at Akron
Final
James A. Rhodes Arena | TWCS/ESPN3 | PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
Feb 11, 2015
70 Buffalo
81 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio
Feb 13, 2015
at Tyson Invitational
All Day
Fayetteville, Ark.
at SPIRE Division I Indoor Track & Field Invitational
All Day
Geneva, Ohio
10th of 14 (324, +36) vs. FGCU Eagle Invitational – Day One
@ Fort Myers, Fla. (Stoneybrook Golf Club)
All Day
2 Akron
1 vs. Syracuse
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
Final
Jacksonville, Fla. | Jacksonville Invitational
5 Akron
8 vs. Bethune-Cookman
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
Final
Jacksonville, Fla. | Jacksonville Invitational
0 Akron
7 at Wisconsin
Final
Madison, Wis.
7 Akron
5 at Furman
Final
Furman, S.C.
Feb 14, 2015
at Tyson Invitational
All Day
Fayetteville, Ark.
at SPIRE Division I Indoor Track & Field Invitational
All Day
Geneva, Ohio
at Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference (WIRC) Championships
9:00 AM
West Lafayette, Ind.
7th of 14 (636, +60) vs. FGCU Eagle Invitational – Day Two
@ Fort Myers, Fla. (Stoneybrook Golf Club)
All Day
4 Utah St.
3 vs. Akron
@ Madison, Wis.
Final
Madison, Wis.
7 Akron
8 at Furman
Final - 10 innings
Furman, S.C.
56 Toledo
82 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio
75 Akron
78 at Eastern Michigan
Final
Ypsilanti, Mich.
0 Bethune-Cookman
8 vs. Akron
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
Final - 5 innings
Jacksonville, Fla. | Jacksonville Invitational
3 Akron
2 at Jacksonville
Final
Jacksonville, Fla. | Jacksonville Invitational
Feb 15, 2015
8th of 12 (948, +84) vs. FGCU Eagle Invitational – Day Three
@ Fort Myers, Fla. (Stoneybrook Golf Club)
All Day
3 Syracuse
4 vs. Akron
@ Jacksonville, Fla.
Final
Jacksonville, Fla. | Jacksonville Invitational
11 Akron
3 at Furman
Final
Furman, S.C.
Feb 18, 2015
68 Toledo
66 at Akron
Final
James A. Rhodes Arena | TWCS/ESPN3
Feb 20, 2015
ZIPS INVITATIONAL
All Day
STILE ATHLETICS FIELD HOUSE
2 Cleveland State
5 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
Akron
at Charlotte
Cancelled
Charlotte, N.C.
0 Findlay
7 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
Feb 21, 2015
at NCAA Qualifier
11:00 AM
Columbus, Ohio
2 Akron
1 at Charlotte
Final
Charlotte, N.C. | Game one
0 Akron
1 at Charlotte
Final - 7 innings
Charlotte, N.C. | Game two
71 Ohio
55 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio
57 Miami (Ohio)
52 at Akron
Final - OT
James A. Rhodes Arena
Feb 22, 2015
5 Akron
4 at Charlotte
Final
Charlotte, N.C.
Feb 24, 2015
62 Akron
67 at Buffalo
Final
TWCS/ESPN3 Buffalo, N.Y. | ESPN3
Feb 25, 2015
T 1st, 66 pts at MAC Championships
Final
Ypsilanti, Mich. | Eastern Michigan University
54 Akron
53 at Kent State
Final
Kent, Ohio | PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
Feb 26, 2015
1st, 242 pts. at MAC Championships
Final
Ypsilanti, Mich. | Eastern Michigan University
Feb 27, 2015
at Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships
All Day
Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
at MAC Championships
Prelims: 11:00 AM | Finals: 7:00 PM
Ypsilanti, Mich. | Eastern Michigan University
Akron
at Mercer
6:00 PM
2015 Mercer Baseball Classic | Macon, Ga.
Ohio
at Akron
8:00 PM
James A. Rhodes Arena | ESPNU
Feb 28, 2015
at Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships
All Day
Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
at Great America Rifle Conference Championship
9:00 AM
Oxford, Miss.
at MAC Championships
Prelims: 11:00 AM | Finals: 7:00 PM
Ypsilanti, Mich. | Eastern Michigan University
East Tennessee State
at Akron
9:00 AM
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
Akron
vs. Western Ky.
@ Lipscomb's Purple/Gold Challenge
10:00 AM
Nashville, Tenn. | Lipscomb's Purple/Gold Challenge
Belmont
vs. Akron
@ Macon, Ga
11:00 AM
2015 Mercer Baseball Classic | Macon, Ga.
Akron
at Lipscomb
1:15 PM
Nashville, Tenn. | Lipscomb's Purple/Gold Challenge
Akron
at Buffalo
2:00 PM
Buffalo, N.Y. | ESPN3
Akron
vs. Notre Dame
@ Macon, Ga
7:00 PM
2015 Mercer Baseball Classic | Macon, Ga.
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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.
November 29, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron improves to 6-0 with 90-74 victory over Siena Led by a 28-point, eight-rebound performance from junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio), the Akron women’s basketball team captured the championship of the Denver Thanksgiving Classic (3-1) on Saturday with a 90-74 victory over Siena.
November 29, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Four-Game Homestand Sunday vs. Bryant The Zips, who play eight of their next nine games at home, will face the Bulldogs at Rhodes Arena, with tip off set for 5 p.m. ET.
November 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Second-half run fuels Akron to a 73-58 triumph over Belmont Sparked by a 24-8 second-half run the Akron women's basketball team broke open a 40-all game en route to registering a come-from-behind 73-58 triumph over Belmont in the opening game of the Denver Thanksgiving Classic on Friday.
November 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips eye Denver Thanksgiving Classic title battling Siena Off to its best season-opening start since the 1974-75 campaign, the Akron women's basketball team will vie for the championship of the Denver Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday battling Siena.
November 28, 2014 Football Falls 27-24 at Kent State in Battle for the Wagon Wheel The loss ended Akron's season with a 5-7 record, including a 3-5 mark in Mid-American Conference play.
November 27, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron travels to the Mile High City for Denver Thanksgiving Classic Off to its best season-opening start since the 1974-75 campaign, the Akron women's basketball team will travel to Denver, Colo., this weekend to participate in the Denver Thanksgiving Classic hosted by the University of Denver this Friday and Saturday.
November 27, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron honored by NSCAA as College Team Academic Award Winners The Akron men’s and women's soccer teams were recognized for their academic success by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as College Team Academic Award winners.
November 25, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – November 25, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill recaps a successful week for Zips basketball, talks about Friday's football game at Kent State and more.
November 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Education Day Was Huge Success The second annual Akron women’s basketball Education Day more than doubled its participation this year, according to the Athletics Department marketing team.
November 25, 2014 Akron Rifle Team Hosts Turkey Shoot Fundraiser; Moves up to #13 in Poll The University of Akron rifle team held its annual Turkey Shoot this week. During the two-day fundraiser, team members taught fans the sport with fun-filled games.
November 25, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Road Trip with 78-72 Loss at Penn State Noah Robotham led the Zips with 18 points while Deji Ibitayo scored a career-high 17 points. Pat Forsythe added 12 points and nine rebounds.
November 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball King named MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron senior forward Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
November 25, 2014 | Softball Julie Jones Receives Four-Year Contract Extension University of Akron softball head coach Julie Jones has received a four-year contract extension. The extension, which is pending approval by the UA Board of Trustees, will keep Jones at the helm of the program through the 2019 season.
November 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Five Zips score in double figures to spark Akron to 100-65 win over Valparaiso The Akron women’s basketball team increased its season-opening win streak to four games as five Zips scored in double figures to cruise to a 100-65 victory over Valparaiso Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 24, 2014 | Men's Basketball Noah Robotham Named MAC East Player of the Week Robotham finished the week averaging 13.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game last week and also earned Zips Athletics Student-Athlete of the Week.
November 24, 2014 Football Travels to Kent State for Wagon Wheel Trophy in Regular-Season Finale on Friday Akron closes out the 2014 regular season at Kent State on Friday, Nov. 28, at 1 p.m. in Mid-American Conference action at Dix Stadium for the 44th time for the coveted wooden Wagon Wheel.
November 24, 2014 Stein Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week Akron junior kicker Robert Stein was named the Mid-American Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for the East Division on Monday.
November 24, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Road Trip Tuesday at Penn State The contest between the Zips and Nittany Lions will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET and will air live on ESPN3.
November 24, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron seeks to extend win streak hosting Valparaiso Akron seeks to extend its season-opening win streak to four straight as the Zips welcome Valparaiso to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 7 p.m. tilt on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
November 23, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Downs South Carolina, 68-63, on Sunday The win was the second for the Zips over a Power Five Conference and gave Akron third place in the 2014 Gildan Charleston Classic.
November 23, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Takes Second Place in Magnus Cup Invitational The University of Akron swimming and diving team finalized competition at the three-day Magnus Cup Invitational by securing second place out of ten teams with a final tally of 995.5 at Robert F. Busbey Natatorium on Sunday evening.
November 23, 2014 #14 Akron Rifle Team Splits Matches with Ohio State & NC State The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team split matches No. 9 Ohio State and No. 13 NC State on Saturday at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range in Schrank Hall South.
November 22, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Maintains Second Place in Magnus Cup Invitational The University of Akron swimming and diving team held onto second place throughout day two at the Magnus Cup Invitational by posting three top finishes over eight events and continuing to set meet records at Cleveland State’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium on Saturday night.
November 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball to Face South Carolina in Third-Place Game of Charleston Classic Sunday's game, the third between the Zips and the Gamecocks in the last 11 months, will air live on ESPNU beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.
November 21, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls to Miami (Fla.), 79-51 The Zips will face either South Carolina or Charlotte in the third-place game on Sunday, Nov. 23. Tipoff is set for 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU.
November 21, 2014 #14 Akron Rifle Team Hosts Ohio State & NC State on Saturday The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team hosts No. 9 Ohio State and No. 13 NC State on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range in Schrank Hall South.
November 21, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Opens Magnus Cup Invitational in Second Place The University of Akron swimming and diving team finished day one of competition at the Magnus Cup Invitational in second place by accumulating a team score of 358.5 at Cleveland State’s Robert F. Busbey Natatorium.
November 20, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron ends season in penalty shootout at Ohio State Akron men's soccer was denied in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship as Ohio State advanced on penalty kicks, 13-12, in 15 rounds, in what will go down in the record books as a 1-1 double-overtime tie on Thursday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
November 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Miami (Fla.) on Friday on ESPNU The Zips and Hurricanes will face off for the third time in series history, with both teams posting a win.
November 20, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Cruises to 66-46 Win Over Southern California Pat Forsythe and Kwan Cheatham, Jr., combined for 30 points and 16 rebounds to lead they way for the Zips.
November 20, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming & Diving Heads to Magnus Cup Invitational The University of Akron swimming and diving team will compete against nine teams in the Magnus Cup Invitational this weekend, hosted by Cleveland State at the Robert F. Busbey Natatorium.
November 20, 2014 Z360: Nov 20 This week's show features women's basketball Education Day, football's Senior Night, and rifle's Turkey Shoot.
November 20, 2014 Football Game at Kent State Moved to Nov. 28 Akron's football game at Kent State has been moved to Black Friday at 1 p.m. ET.
November 19, 2014 Zips Weekly - Nov. 18
November 19, 2014 | Men's Soccer Registration open for Men's Soccer 2015 Camps Registration is open for The University of Akron men's soccer program's Monday Night Soccer School, which starts Feb. 9 and continues each Monday night for six weeks.
November 19, 2014 | Men's Soccer No. 22 Zips set to open NCAA Tournament at Ohio State Akron opens its run in the NCAA Championship battling Ohio State on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the opening round of the 48-team tournament. Game time at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium is set for 5 p.m.
November 19, 2014 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Signs Makayla Dull and Danielle Nicholson to NLIs The pair brings a total of eight All-Ohio honors, one team and two individual state championships, and numerous school records to the Zips.
November 19, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Ron Arenz Will Not Return as Volleyball Coach The University of Akron Department of Athletics announced Wednesday that Ron Arenz will not return as head coach of the volleyball program.
November 18, 2014 | Baseball Nine Student-Athletes Commit to Baseball for 2015-16 Season The University of Akron baseball team and head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Tuesday that eight student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2015-16 academic year.
November 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball improves to 3-0 with 82-73 victory over UNI Sina King scored a career-high 27 points in 29 minutes to lead the Akron charge, including an 8-for-9 effort from the free throw line and five 3-pointers.
November 18, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens 2014 Gildan Charleston Classic Thursday vs. USC The Zips and Trojans will face off at 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3 in the first meeting between the two programs.
November 18, 2014 Football Cruises to 30-6 Win over Massachusetts on Senior Night The University of Akron football team ended the 2014 home slate in style on a frigid Tuesday night, cruising to a 30-6 victory over Massachusetts at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
November 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Anita Brown named MAC East Player of the Week In the Akron Classic last weekend, Brown made her first career appearances in the starting lineup and averaged 25.5 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game.
November 17, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron opens NCAA Championship play at Ohio State on Thursday The Akron men’s soccer team learned its draw for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship on Monday, Nov. 17, as the Zips (13-6-1) will travel to Ohio State (9-7-4) on Thursday, Nov. 20, in the opening round of the 48-team field. Game time at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, is set for 5 p.m.
November 17, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – November 17, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about men's soccer winning the MAC Championship, women's basketball's education day, senior day for football and more.
November 16, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron earns NCAA Tournament Berth with 2-1 victory over Bowling Green in MAC Championship game Freshman forward Anthony Macchione (Camas, Wash.) connected on the game-winning goal in the 79th minute (78:10) to propel the Akron men’s soccer team to its 11th Mid-American Conference Championship title on the strength of a come-from-behind 2-1 triumph over Bowling Green (14-6-1) in the championship game of the Mid-American Conference Championship on Sunday, Nov. 16, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
November 15, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball closes season with four-set loss at Ball State The Zips registered eight blocks as a team, thanks to four block-assists and a solo stuff from senior Mary Delich.
November 15, 2014 | Men's Soccer Zips set to host Bowling Green in MAC Championship title game Top-seeded Akron continues its quest for its 11th Mid-American Conference Championship title battling third-seeded Bowling Green on Sunday, Nov. 16, in the championship match of the MAC Championship. Game time at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field is set for 1 p.m.
November 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball defeats Northern Kentucky, 82-49, to win Akron Classic Four Zips scored in double figures to give UA its second victory in as many days, led by Anita Brown with 22 points.
November 14, 2014 | General News Akron Basketball Releases 2014-15 Preseason Digital Guide Learn more about the student-athletes, coaches and programs heading into today's season openers.
November 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Brown's career day lifts Women's Basketball past Binghamton, 80-49 Junior guard Anita Brown poured in a career-high 29 points to go with 11 rebounds to lead Akron to its season-opening victory.
November 14, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Cruises to 74-57 Win Over UMBC in Season Opener Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell picked up where he left off last season, posting a double-double to open the season (10 points, 13 rebounds).
November 14, 2014 Cross Country turns in solid efforts at NCAA Great Lakes Regional The Akron men's cross country team recorded an 11th-place finish with 285 points and a pair of top-50 finishers at Friday's NCAA Great Lakes Regional hosted by the University of Wisconsin at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.
November 14, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron Advances to 15th MAC Championship Title Game with 2-1 Win over WMU The Akron men’s soccer team made the most of a pair of second-half penalty kicks as the top-seeded Zips (12-6-1) notched a come-from-behind 2-1 triumph past fourth-seeded Western Michigan (8-7-4) in the second semifinal of the Mid-American Conference Championship on Friday, Nov. 14, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
November 13, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set to host first ever Akron Classic this weekend The Zips will take on Binghamton in their regular season opener on Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a contest with Northern Kentucky on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 13, 2014 Football Kickoff Changed to 7 p.m. for UMass Game Akron football's home finale with Massachusetts on Tuesday, Nov. 18, will now kick off at 7 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. ESPN3 will televise the game.
November 13, 2014 Z:360 - Nov. 13
November 13, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Signs Three Student-Athletes to Class of 2015 Head coach Keith Dambrot announced on Thursday that Peter Agba, Emmanuel Olojakpoke and Josh Williams have signed national letters of intent to play for the Zips.
November 13, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron set to battle Western Michigan in MAC Championship semifinal Top-seeded Akron begins its quest for its 11th Mid-American Conference Championship title battling fourth-seeded Western Michigan on Friday, Nov. 14, in the semifinals of the MAC Championship. Game time at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field is set for 7 p.m. and will follow the conclusion of the other semifinal at 4 p.m. pitting second-seeded West Virginia versus third-seeded Bowling Green.
November 13, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball Announces Additions of Brown and Pawlak for 2015 Season Middle hitter Patience Brown (Bloomington, Ill.) and libero Abbey Pawlak (Sylvania, Ohio) have committed to join the Akron volleyball program for the 2015-16 academic year.
November 13, 2014 | Softball Softball Adds Four Student-Athletes for 2015-16 Caroline Cahill (Huber Heights, Ohio), Gabby Fredericks (New Philadelphia, Ohio-pictured), Kelly Hysong (Beach City, Ohio) and Lilli Piper (Norton, Ohio) have committed to join the program for 2015-16.
November 13, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – November 13, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews five busy days of events on campus, welcomes the newest student-athletes and more.
November 13, 2014 Cross Country primed for NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will continue their postseason competition on Friday, Nov. 14, traveling to Verona, Wis., for the 2014 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, hosted by the University of Wisconsin at the Thomas Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course.
November 13, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men’s Soccer garners a conference-best seven All-MAC selections Led by sophomore midfielder Adam Najem (Clifton, N.J.), senior forward Saad Abdul-Salaam (Gahanna, Ohio), junior goalkeeper Jake Fenlason (San Diego, Calif.) and junior defender Andrew Souders (Amherst, Ohio) who were selected as first-team All-Mid-American Conference men's soccer selections, seven Akron student-athletes garnered All-MAC accolades as announced by the league on Thursday (Nov. 13).
November 13, 2014 #13 Akron Rifle Team Hosts Second Weekend of Zippy Open The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team hosts its second weekend of the Zippy Open on Saturday, Nov. 15 and Sunday, Nov. 16. Competition begins at 9 a.m. each day at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range in Schrank Hall South.
November 13, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball comes up short on the road at Buffalo, 3-0 Julia Smagacz led the Akron attack with seven kills, while Amanda Bedell added six and Mary Delich had five.
November 12, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Eleven Student-Athletes Commit to Swimming and Diving for 2015-16 Season Emily Christophersen, Karly Crail, Ragen Engel, Sadie Fazekas, Alexandra Hedden, Kim Jones, Emma King, Madison Myers, Ashley Schrock, Victoria Shaffer and Hannah Smith are slated to join the squad next season.
November 12, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Signs Two for 2015-16 Head coach Jodi Kest announced that Lilli Piper (Norton, Ohio) and Fredniqua "Shaq" Walker (Cleveland, Ohio) have signed national letters of intent to join the program next season.
November 12, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball closes out regular season at Buffalo and Ball State Akron is set to take on travel partner Buffalo on Thursday at 7 p.m., which will air live on ESPN3. The Zips will then challenge MAC West foe Ball State on Saturday at 7 p.m.
November 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Regular Season Friday Against UMBC The Zips and the Retrievers will face off at James A. Rhodes Arena, with tip off set for 8 p.m. ET following the women's basketball contest vs. Binghamton.
November 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Checks in at No. 14 in Mid-Major Top-25 Preseason Poll The Zips received 351 points and are one of five Mid-American Conference teams to appear in the poll.
November 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell Named 2014 Lou Henson Preseason All-American For a second-consecutive season, Treadwell has been honored as one of the top mid-major players in the nation.
November 11, 2014 #9 Akron Rifle Pulls into Early Lead at Zippy Open After the first weekend of competition, the No. 9 Akron rifle team (4,623) finished ahead of Memphis (4,612) and Morehead State (4,563) at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range in Schrank Hall South.
November 11, 2014 Football Drops a 55-24 Decision at Buffalo The Zips dropped their fourth consecutive game and fell to 4-6 overall and 2-4 in MAC play.
November 11, 2014 Zips Weekly - Nov. 11 Catch up on all the Zips' results from last week.
November 10, 2014 | Men's Soccer Vote For Najem For Top Drawer Soccer's Goal of the Week Akron men's soccer sophomore midfielder Adam Najem (Clifton, N.J.) has some tough competition this week.
November 10, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer Announces 2015 Winter Camp Dates Registration is now open for The University of Akron women's soccer 2015 winter camps for any and all high school girls' soccer players (grades 9-12), who have an interest in playing collegiate soccer.
November 10, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Downs Rochester (Mich.), 55-42, in Exhibition Play Demetrius "Tree" Treadwell led the way for the Zips, finishing with 10 points and 14 rebounds. Noah Robotham finished with nine points and two assists.
November 9, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Season Monday with Exhibition Contest vs. Rochester The Zips play host to the Warriors in their lone exhibition contest of the season. Tip off at James A. Rhodes Arena is set for 7 p.m. ET.
November 8, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball falls to Kent State in home finale, 3-1 Senior Mary Delich posted eight kills and four solo blocks in her final career match at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 8, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron captures 10th-consecutive MAC regular-season title with 4-0 victory past Buffalo AKRON, Ohio – The Akron men's soccer team earned its 10th-consecutive Mid-American Conference regular-season title and 17 title overall on the strength of a 4-0 victory past Buffalo (5-10-2, 1-2-2 MAC) on Saturday, Nov. 8, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
November 8, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball cruises to 100-62 exhibition victory over Ursuline Sina King returned to the court for the first time in two seasons to lead four Zips in double figures with 19 points.
November 8, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron to host 2014 MAC Men's Soccer Championship The Akron men's soccer team earned the top seed and the right to host the Mid-American Conference Men's Soccer Championship to be hosted at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field next Friday, Nov. 14, and Sunday, Nov. 16.
November 7, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball drops four set battle with Ohio A big second-set victory was not enough for the Zips to upend unbeaten Ohio Friday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 7, 2014 | General News Akron Basketball Tabbed for Six MAC Games on ESPN Family of Networks The men’s team will play three ESPN-broadcasted games – with four 21-day wildcard opportunities – while the women will make three appearances during MAC play.
November 7, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer Hosts Buffalo in MAC Showdown on Senior Night No. 23 Akron closes out its regular-season campaign hosting Buffalo on Senior Night on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.
November 7, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Ursuline in exhibition play Saturday The Zips and the Arrows will face off in an exhibition contest at James A. Rhodes Arena. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. ET.
November 7, 2014 Football Travels to Buffalo on Tuesday Night Akron plays its second of four Tuesday evening contests in November. The Zips travel to Buffalo for Mid-American Conference action on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.
November 6, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball prepped for final homestand against Ohio and Kent State The Zips will take on MAC leader Ohio on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by a contest with crosstown rival Kent State on Saturday at 5 p.m.
November 6, 2014 Z360: Nov. 6, 2014 This week features include women's basketball's Sina King and football's Blackout festivities.
November 6, 2014 | Women's Soccer Vernon Croft Will Not Return as Women’s Soccer Coach The University of Akron athletics department will begin its search for a new leader for the women’s soccer program, as Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill announced Thursday that Vernon Croft will not return as head coach.
November 6, 2014 | Women's Soccer Lani Smith Earns First Team All-MAC Honors The senior's 33 career points over the last two years are tied for fourth in school history.
November 6, 2014 #9 Akron Rifle Team Hosts Zippy Open The No. 9 University of Akron rifle team returns home to host back-to-back weekends of the Zippy Open. Competition begins on Friday, Nov. 7 at 8 a.m. at the Robert A. Pinn Shooting Range in Schrank Hall South.
November 5, 2014 | Men's Soccer #23 Men’s Soccer Drops 1-0 Decision at #25 Penn State The 23rd-ranked Akron men's soccer team saw its modest two-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday night as a goal by Penn State's Mikey Minutillo in the 81stt minute (80:44) lifted the 25th-rated Nittany Lions (12-4-1) to a 1-0 victory past the Zips (10-6-1).
November 4, 2014 Zips Weekly - Nov. 4 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' weekend action.
November 4, 2014 Football Falls to Bowling Green, 27-10 Akron's offense out-gained Bowling Green racking up 398 yards of total offense, but it was not enough to offset five turnovers as the Zips dropped a 27-10 decision to the Falcons Tuesday night at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
November 4, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – November 4, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews tonight's #ZipsBlackout game vs. Bowling Green, today's basketball media day and more!
November 4, 2014 | Men's Soccer Najem Earns National Honors Akron sophomore midfielder Adam Najem (Clifton, N.J.) garnered national recognition for his efforts in a pair of Zips’ victories last week as he was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com and the College Soccer News National Men’s Soccer Team of the Week on Tuesday.
November 4, 2014 | Men's Soccer #23 Akron Men's Soccer Travels to #25 Penn State on Wednesday Akron closes out its regular-season campaign with a pair of games this week. In their final road tilt on the campaign, the Zips travel to University Park, Pa., to battle 25th-rated Penn State on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Akron then caps its regular season hosting Buffalo on Senior Night on Saturday,
November 3, 2014 National Championship Trophy to Visit Akron on Tuesday Night The inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy will be on display at Tuesday night's Akron football game.
November 3, 2014 | Men's Soccer Najem Named MAC Men’s Soccer Co-Player of the Week Sophomore midfielder Adam Najem was named the Mid-American Conference Men’s Soccer co-Player of the Week on Monday.
November 2, 2014 #14 Akron Rifle Team Wins at University of the Sciences The No. 14 Akron rifle team picked up a big win at the University of the Science, 4,633 to 3,950, on Saturday at the Colonel William Shea Rifle Range. The 4,633 team points are a new school record.
November 1, 2014 | Women's Tennis Martha Thorn Invite: Day 2 Results Zips women's tennis won two singles and one doubles match during the final day of competition at West Virginia's Martha Thorn Invitational on Saturday at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
November 1, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving splits weekend dual meet action The Zips fell to Eastern Michigan on Friday before roaring back with a narrow victory over Ball State on Saturday.
November 1, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball falls to Miami (Ohio) in four sets Three Zips hit for double figures led by Mary Delich with 11 kills.
November 1, 2014 Men Finish Runner-Up, Women Place 11th At MAC Championships Four Zips earned All-MAC honors on the men's side, led by First-Team All-MAC honoree Clayton Murphy.
November 1, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men’s Soccer Wins at Northern Illinois, 2-1 Akron men’s soccer claimed its 10th win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday night.
October 31, 2014 | Women's Tennis Martha Thorn Invite: Day 1 Results Zips women's tennis utilized a youthful lineup during the first day of competition at West Virginia's Martha Thorn Invitational on Friday at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
October 31, 2014 #14 Akron Rifle Travels to University of the Sciences The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team travels to take on University of the Sciences (Pa.) on Saturday for a 9 a.m. competition at Colonel William Shea Rifle Range.
October 31, 2014 Cross Country Ready to Run at 2014 MAC Championships This year's championship event will be held on Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich., with the women's 6K set for 11 a.m. ET and the men's 8K to follow at noon.
October 31, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer Travels to Northern Illinois for MAC Match on Saturday Akron hits the road for two games. First the Zips open November play at Northern Illinois on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT).
October 31, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball stopped short by Bowling Green in three sets Julia Smagacz posted a team-high nine kills, and Anna Wenger followed with eight kills and a .318 hitting percentage.
October 31, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – October 31, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about the passing of Dan Peters, previews a busy Tuesday night surrounding the Zips Football game vs. BGSU and more.
October 30, 2014 Z360: Oct. 30, 2014 This week features include previewing cross country at the MAC Championship, baseball's Halloween softball game, and football's etiquette class.
October 30, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer takes Buffalo to the wire, falls 2-1 in 2OT Senior Lani Smith scored her sixth goal of the year in the fourth minute to give the Zips the early lead, but UB notched the golden goal in the second overtime period for the victory.
October 30, 2014 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Heads to WVU’s Martha Thorn Invite Zips women's tennis will travel to West Virginia for the Martha Thorn Invitational on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at the Ridgeview Racquet Club.
October 30, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball travels for rematches with Bowling Green and Miami (Ohio) The Zips will be looking to secure the season sweep versus the Falcons on Friday at 5 p.m., before facing off with second-place Miami on Saturday at 7 p.m.
October 30, 2014 Tuesday Night Blackout: Four Students Will Win FREE Spring Tuition The Zips’ upcoming Blackout football game will put four UA students in the black, as current University of Akron students can win FREE tuition for the 2015 spring semester.
October 30, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving set for trip to Eastern Michigan and Ball State The Zips and the Eagles will face off Friday at 5 p.m. at EMU's Jones Natatorium. Akron will turn around and take on Ball State on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Muncie, Ind.
October 30, 2014 #ZipsBlackout: Akron Hosts Bowling Green in MAC East Showdown on Tuesday Night Akron opens November play with four Tuesday evening contests. The Zips return home to InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field to host defending MAC champion Bowling Green in Mid-American Conference action on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.
October 30, 2014 | General News 2014 Akron Basketball Media Day Set for Tuesday, Nov. 4 The event will begin at 4 p.m. ET and will be live streamed on GoZips.com, as well as aired live on Sports Radio 1350 AM (WARF) and the iHeartRadio and TuneIn apps.
October 29, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer closes out 2014 season at Buffalo on Thursday The Zips and the MAC East regular season champion Bulls will face off at 3 p.m. at UB Stadium.
October 29, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron Soccer Alum Steve Zakuani Retires from MLS Akron men's soccer alumnus Steve Zakuani (2007-08) announced his retirement from professional soccer on Wednesday.
October 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball picked to finish third in the MAC East in preseason poll Senior Sina King was named to the Preseason All-MAC East squad.
October 28, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men’s Soccer Shuts Out Cleveland State, 5-0 Akron men’s soccer picked up its sixth shutout of the season with a 5-0 victory over Cleveland State in non-conference play on Tuesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
October 28, 2014 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Selected as MAC East Favorite in Media Poll The Zips received 17-of-20 first-place votes and 117 points overall from the MAC News Media Panel.
October 28, 2014 Zips Weekly: Oct. 28 2014 David Suntup recaps all the Zips' action.
October 28, 2014 #14 Akron Rifle Team Falls at #1 West Virginia The No. 14 Akron rifle team fell to top-ranked West Virginia, 4,697 to 4,611, on Saturday. For the third time this season, the Zips rewrote the school record book.
October 27, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Erin Seiler named Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Week Seiler posted two individual victories and was part of the first-place 200 medley relay team in Akron's first dual meet of the season against Buffalo last Friday.
October 27, 2014 | Men's Basketball Former Director of Basketball Operations Dan Peters Passes Away at Age 60 The University of Akron Department of Athletics is saddened to announce that former Director of Basketball Operations Dan Peters lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday, Oct. 27.
October 27, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer Hosts Cleveland State in Non-Conference Action on Tuesday Night Akron returns home to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field to host Cleveland State in non-conference play on Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m.
October 27, 2014 | Baseball Baseball to Hold Charity Softball Game on October 29 Akron baseball hosts a night of Halloween fun in support of their #1 fan, 11-year-old Jacob Sypert, who is currently battling Leukemia.
October 26, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer falls to Ball State in final home game, 4-2 Lani Smith provided both goals for Akron on the day, her fourth and fifth goals this season.
October 25, 2014 | Men's Soccer No. 19/22 Men's Soccer Falls 1-0 to Western Michigan The loss snapped a 13-match home unbeaten streak dating back to last season for the Zips.
October 25, 2014 Football Drops a 35-21 Decision at Ball State Junior RB Conor Hundley posted the first two-touchdown performance of his career, carrying the ball 14 times for 72 yards.
October 25, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball topped by Eastern Michigan, 3-0 Julia Smagacz led the Akron attack with nine kills and a .381 hitting percentage for the match, and Karley Kusan was one dig short of a double-double.
October 24, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Drops Season Opener to Buffalo, 155-145 Overall, Akron won 10-of-16 events, including wins three of the last four events, but could not overcome a consistent Bulls effort in the pool.
October 24, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer falls to Miami (Ohio) in 2OT heartbreaker The RedHawks scored a golden goal in the 103rd minute to break a scoreless tie for the win. Akron goalkeeper Klaire Adee posted a career-best nine saves.
October 24, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball drops 3-0 setback to Central Michigan The Zips broke a 20-all tie in the third set to score four straight and capture a set-point scenario, but were unable to hold on for the victory.
October 24, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – October 24, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about Akron's busy weekend, looks back at a successful week in Zips Athletics and more!
October 23, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer Plays Host to Miami (Ohio) and Ball State in Final Homestand The Zips will face the RedHawks on Friday at 7 p.m. ET and will honor their seven seniors. Akron will conclude the weekend homestand on Sunday, facing the Cardinals at noon ET.
October 23, 2014 Z360: Oct. 23, 2014 Check out this week's features on swimming and diving, football, and women's soccer.
October 23, 2014 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Welcomes Buffalo to Ocasek Natatorium The Zips and Bulls will face off on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. The event is free to the public.
October 23, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer Hosts Western Michigan on Saturday at 7 p.m. Akron returns home to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field to host Western Michigan in MAC play on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
October 22, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball to host Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan this weekend The Zips will wear pink uniforms for both matches to support breast cancer research.
October 22, 2014 Zips Weekly - Oct. 21 This edition of Zips Weekly David Suntup reviews Zips Men's Soccer as they hosted Michigan and West Virginia as well as Zips Football close game against Ohio University.
October 21, 2014 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Fall Slate with Eighth-Place Finish at Pinetree Intercollegiate Three Zips finished inside the top 25, including J.B. Williams, Louis Birchall and George Baylis.
October 21, 2014 | Women's Basketball Fans invited to meet the 2014-15 Women's Basketball team on Friday The Akron women's basketball team will be holding a meet-and-greet event on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the JAR, prior to the Zips volleyball match against Central Michigan.
October 21, 2014 | Men's Soccer Akron Men’s Soccer Ranked in Top 25 Polls University of Akron men’s soccer moved into several national polls this week.
October 21, 2014 MAC Announces Deal with Quick Lane Bowl The Mid-American Conference (MAC) announced today in conjunction with representatives from the Quick Lane Bowl, Detroit Lions, and Ford Field that the MAC has secured a six-year (2014-2019) backup agreement with the newly-formed Quick Lane Bowl, owned and operated by the Detroit Lions and Ford Field.
October 20, 2014 | Men's Soccer Holthusen Named MAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week Akron freshman forward Stuart Holthusen was named the Mid-American Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week on Monday.
October 20, 2014 Football Travels to Ball State on Oct. 25 for 2 p.m. MAC Contest Akron continues its two-game Mid-American Conference road trip with a stop at Ball State on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 2 p.m. at Scheumann Stadium.
October 20, 2014 | Men's Golf Men's Golf in Ninth Place at Pinetree Intercollegiate J.B. Williams and George Baylis sit inside the top-25 through two rounds.
October 19, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer drops 3-0 result to Central Michigan The Zips scattered 12 shots on the day but only one was on goal as Akron struggled to penetrate the Chippewas' defense.
October 19, 2014 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Travels to Georgia for Final Fall Event The Zips will compete in the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga., with rounds one and two schedule for Monday.
October 18, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer Blog: Zips in the Pros Check out the latest on Zips alumni in the professional soccer ranks ...
October 18, 2014 Football Drops 23-20 Nail-biter at Ohio Akron football dropped a 23-20 decision at Ohio in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday afternoon at Peden Stadium.
October 18, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball Closes Road Trip with 3-0 Loss at Western Michigan The Akron attack was led by Mary Delich, who posted 10 kills, three block assists and a .350 hitting percentage.
October 18, 2014 Cross Country Posts Pair of Top-30 Finishes at Pre Nationals The men's team closed the 2014 Pre National Invitational in 26th place while the women's squad closed the day in 28th place on Saturday.
October 17, 2014 Cross Country Heads to Terre Haute, Ind., for Pre Nationals Invitational The field features 158 total collegiate teams and 1,520 runners, including four of the top 10 women's teams, as well as the defending men's national champion, from the 2013 NCAA Championships.
October 17, 2014 Four Zips Named to Phil Steele’s Midseason All-MAC Teams Phil Steele recognized four Akron Zips on his midseason All-Mid-American Conference football teams on Friday.
October 17, 2014 | Women's Tennis Zerbola & Maksimava Conclude Play at Midwest Regional Two Zips women's tennis players concluded play at the 2014 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday after doubles action.
October 17, 2014 Rifle’s Chezem Competes with Team USA in Mexico Akron junior Matt Chezem is competing this weekend with Team USA at the 2014 Championship of the Americas.
October 17, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men’s Soccer Improves to 2-0 in MAC Play with 3-2 Win over West Virginia Akron men's soccer battled West Virginia for a 3-2 come-from-behind win in Mid-American Conference play on Friday night at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
October 17, 2014 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – October 17, 2014 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews a big night for men's soccer, talks football scheduling and more!
October 17, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer falls to Toledo on the road, 3-0 UA connected on five shots on goal to UT's six for the match, but the Rockets found the back of the net on half of those attempts to yield the final score.
October 17, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball falls to MAC West leader Northern Illinois, 3-0 Akron was unable to stop MAC West Division power Northern Illinois on its home floor, falling to the Huskies in three sets on the road Friday night.
October 16, 2014 | Women's Tennis Zerbola Splits Singles Matches in Qualifying Draw at Midwest Regional Two Zips women’s tennis players had a tough day of competition in the qualifying singles draw at the 2014 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional at the Atkins Tennis Center on Thursday.
October 16, 2014 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer continues MAC play at Toledo and Central Michigan The Zips hit the road for the first time in the month of October, taking on Toledo Friday at 4 p.m., and Central Michigan on Sunday at 1 p.m.
October 16, 2014 Akron and Nebraska to Play Football Game in 2018 The University of Akron and the University of Nebraska have agreed to play a football game on Sept. 1, 2018, in Lincoln, Neb.
October 16, 2014 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer Hosts West Virginia in NSCAATV.com Game on Friday Night Akron returns home to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field to host West Virginia in MAC play on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. NSCAATV.com will carry the game live online.
October 16, 2014 Z360: Oct. 16, 2014 This week David Suntup speaks with men's soccer goalkeeper Jake Fenlason. Also featured is the football team's locker room dedication to Alan "Tank" Arrington.
October 16, 2014 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball set for road trip to Northern Illinois and Western Michigan The Zips will challenge MAC West leader NIU on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, playing to knock the Huskies off their six-match conference unbeaten streak. UA will then take on WMU on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
October 15, 2014 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Heads to Midwest Regional Two Zips women's tennis players will travel to Urbana, Ill., this week for the 2014 USTA/ITA Midwest Regional on Oct. 16-21 at the Atkins Tennis Center.
October 14, 2014 | Men's Golf Rain Cancels Final Round of Sagamore Fall Preview Akron will conclude its fall schedule on Monday, Oct. 20, when the squad travels to Kennesaw, Ga., for the Pinetree Intercollegiate.

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Thursday, February 26
WBB: Sina King's shot in waning seconds lifts Akron to 54-53 victory over Kent State   by August Fagerstrom, Akron Beacon Journal
WSD: On the record: Zips in tie for first at MAC swim championships   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron and Kent State's struggles to put teams away could bring season to an early end   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, February 25
MBB: Men's basketball/Buffalo 67, Akron 62: Zips come up short against Bulls   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips lose fourth straight, 67-­62, to surging Buffalo   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Buffalo clips Akron, 67-62   Associated Press
MBB: Moss makes it happen in big win for UB    by Mark Gaughan, The Buffalo News
MBB: How the Game Was Won: UB 67, Akron 62; Key plays and Bobby Hurley's Hang Time   by Mark Gaughan, The Buffalo News
MBB: Akron Zips' Mid-­American Conference basketball title hopes on the line at Buffalo   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Preview: UB hosts Akron in what amounts to a MAC playoff game   by Mark Gaughan, The Buffalo News

Tuesday, February 24
MBB: George Thomas: Zips lack that one element needed to close season   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips freshman Noah Robotham lost for season to knee injury   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Cleveland State needs assistance to win the Horizon League title ­– Local College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
T&F: University of Akron pole vaulter shattering records   by Dave Nethers, Fox 8
MBB: Big 4 Men's Hoop Week: Big Tuesday games pit UB­-Akron, Canisius-­Niagara   by Mark Gaughan, The Buffalo News

Monday, February 23
BASE, RIFLE: On the record: University of Akron baseball team comes back to beat North Carolina Charlotte 5-4   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, February 22
MBB: Miami 57, Akron 52 (OT): RedHawks hand Zips third consecutive loss   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips suffer major upset, 57-­52, to Miami RedHawks for third straight loss   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WBB: Women's basketball/Ohio 71, Akron 55: Bobcats bury Zips at Rhodes Arena   Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: On the record: February 22   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, February 21
MBB: UA basketball: Zips must beware of improving RedHawks   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Miami RedHawks look for second straight upset at Akron: MAC Basketball   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WTEN, BASE: On the record: UA tennis team wins twice   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, February 20
MBB: Battle for first place tightens in the Mid­-American Conference   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Charlie Frye to be inducted into Hall of Fame   by Jon Centers, Norwalk Reflector
MBB: Elida Grad McAdams Adjusting to New Role on Akron Hoops Team (Video), WLIO

Thursday, February 19
MBB: Toledo 68, Akron 66: Rockets beat Zips with shot in final seconds     by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Toledo hits game-­winner to drop Akron, 68-­66    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Brown clutch again, nails game-­winner for Rockets    by Nicholas Piotrowicz, Toledo Blade
MBB: Akron Zips embrace team goals over individual success    by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
MBB: Brown strikes late, leads Toledo past Akron 68-66    Associated Press

Wednesday, February 18
MBB: UA basketball: Zips seek to slow Toledo offense in key rematch    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC parity means no off nights in conference play –­ MAC Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tuesday, February 17
MBB: Avoiding late upsets key to conference championships –­ Local College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, February 16
SB, RIFLE, BASE, WGOLF, WTEN: On the record: University of Akron softball beats Syracuse for Jacksonville University Invitational title    Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, February 15
MBB: Eastern Michigan 78, Akron 75: Zips in deep freeze in loss to Eagles   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Women's basketball/Akron 82, Toledo 56: Zips play 'best 40 minutes' in rout of Rockets  Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: On the record: Kent State women beat Northern Illinois on last-second shot   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips lose at Eastern Michigan, 78-­75, as MAC race tightens   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Eastern Michigan clips Akron, 78-75   Associated Press

Saturday, February 14
MBB: UA basketball: Zips show sign of growth as they prepare for game at Eastern Michigan     by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE, SB, WGOLF: On the record: University of Akron baseball team opens season with a victory; Kent State falls    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Pat Forsythe relishes opportunity to lead Akron Zips   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC

Friday, February 13
BASE: University of Akron baseball preview: Tournament success motivating Zips heading into 2015 season    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: The MAC shuffle, AKA the hunt for top seeds to MAC Tournament    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron's Emerging Stars (Video), by Kevaney Martin, CollegeInsider.com

Thursday, February 12
WBB: Zips women defeat Buffalo 81-70, move to 18-5   by Spencer Davies, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: San Diego Chargers assistant Chris Shula hits the ground running; Shawn Barber breaks NCAA pole vault record: Local College Insider    by Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, February 11
MBB: Men's basketball/Akron 61, Kent State 52: Inside scoring, bench seal victory for Zips against Golden Flashes    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Marla Ridenour: University of Akron's disrespected inside game coming on at right time    by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Points to ponder with Zips: UA big men announce presence to Kent State    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Zips basketball: Former men's coach dies    Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Zips track & field: UA's Barber receives national recognition    Akron Beacon Journal
WGOLF: On the record: UA women's golf team sweeps matches, finishes fifth at MAC Match Play Challenge    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips get inside to take down Kent State, 61­-52, for a share of first place in the MAC   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips firmly grasp share of the MAC lead with depth: MAC Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron has too much pop,depth for rival KSU     by Zac Jackson, FOX Sports Ohio
MBB: Akron's inside game proves too much for Kent State   by Matthew Florjancic, WKYC
MBB: Akron takes down Kent State, 61-52    Associated Press
GENERAL: Rising cost of athletics at midmajor colleges could result in tough choices down the line    by Kevin Kleps, Crain's Cleveland Business

Tuesday, February 10
MBB: University of Akron men's basketball: Coach Keith Dambrot accepting no excuses as Zips prepare for Kent State   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WGOLF: On the record: Akron women's golf team falls to Bowling Green at Mid-American Conference Match Play Challenge    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: First Kent State-­Akron game of season loaded with new faces   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Many closeups coming for Akron, Cleveland State, Kent State –­ Local College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Zips vs Flashes: A rivalry for first place bragging rights    by Dave Chudowsky and Tim Dubravetz, WKYC

Monday, February 9
SB: On the record: Zips improve softball record with win over Michigan State   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, February 8
MBB: Akron 75, Buffalo 72: Zips hold off Bulls to maintain share of first place in MAC East   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, WBB: On the record: UA's Shawn Barber sets collegiate indoor pole vault record at Akron Invitational   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips keep their hands on share of first place with 75­-72 win over Buffalo   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron shades UB, passes Bulls in Mid­-American East   Buffalo News
MBB: Akron edges Buffalo 75-72   Associated Press (via ESPN)

Saturday, February 7
MBB: UA basketball: Zips looking for way to break logjam in division   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Zips basketball: Fans get two more television games   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WTEN: On the record: UA women's tennis team improves to 5-1   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC basketball enters second half with tournament seeds riding on every game   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Mid-major report: Lumberjacks chopping toward March again   by Martin Rickman, Sports Illustrated

Friday, February 6
T&F: On the record: Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber one of 10 to watch for top track and field honor   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, February 5
MBB: Men's basketball/Ohio 83, Akron 82: Zips blow double-digit lead, fall to Bobcats    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: National Signing Day: University of Akron turns to defense with class of 2015    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Women's basketball/Akron 69, Western Michigan 66: Hannah Plybon's 3-pointer in final minute lifts Zips over Broncos    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Ohio hangs on to nip Akron Zips, 83­-82    Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Akron Zips replenish their roster with lots of 'Sunshine' on National Signing Day    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: As season winds down, wins are bigger and losses are huge –­ Local College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Bobcats clip the Zips, 83-­82   by Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger

Wednesday, February 4
MBB: UA basketball: Zips aim to continue road string against rival Ohio    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Cleveland State wary of Youngstown State's firepower –­ Local College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Zips and Bobcats renew rivalry   by Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger
WTEN: On the record: University of Akron women's tennis team wins fourth straight   Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, February 3
MBB: Akron Zips use their depth to keep on winning ­– Local College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, February 2
T&F: On the record: February 2   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, February 1
MBB: Men's basketball/Akron 69, Bowling Green 68: B.J. Gladden's put-back in waning seconds lifts Zips to third straight win   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Women's basketball/Akron 74, Kent State 67: Sina King, Anita Brown lead Zips past rival Flashes   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WTEN: On the record: February 1    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips slip past Bowling Green, 69-­68   Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Cleveland State game with Green Bay today a battle of guards ­- Local College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron edges Bowling Green 69-68   Associated Press (via ESPN)
MBB: Win slips away for Falcons   by John Wagner, Toledo Blade
MBB: Akron strikes late, beats BG men, 69-­68   by Thomas Schmelt, Sentinel-Tribune

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