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AKRON, Ohio – University of Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill and football head coach Terry Bowden announced on Friday the completion of the non-conference schedules for 2015 and 2016 after reaching agreements with two institutions to play games at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
The Zips will host Savannah State on Sept. 19, 2015, in what will be the first meeting between the two programs on the gridiron. UA had previously announced a game at Louisiana on that date, but the matchup has been moved to Sept. 26. Also previously announced, Akron opens the 2015 campaign at Oklahoma on Sept. 5 and faces Pittsburgh at home on Sept. 12. The Pittsburgh game is part of a home-and-home contract that begins at Pitt on Sept. 27, 2014.
In 2016, UA opens the season at home on Sept. 1 versus VMI, an opponent that it defeated 36-13 on Sept. 24, 2011 at InfoCision Stadium. As previously announced, the Zips have road games at Wisconsin (Sept. 10) and Marshall (Sept. 17), and a home contest against Appalachian State (Sept. 24) that season. Akron hosts Marshall on Sept. 20, 2014 as part of a home-and-home deal, and will return a game to Appalachian State on Sept. 16, 2017.
Tickets can be purchased online anytime at ZipsTickets.com, or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET on Mondays through Fridays by either calling 1-888-99-AKRON (25766) or visiting The C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field (located at 375 E. Exchange Street, near Gate 1 at the southwest corner of the venue, at the corner of E. Exchange and S. Union streets).
Zips Football Future Schedules:
Sept. 5 – at Oklahoma
Sept. 12 – Pittsburgh
Sept. 19 – Savannah State
Sept. 26 – at Louisiana
Sept. 1 – VMI
Sept. 10 – at Wisconsin
Sept. 17 – at Marshall
Sept. 24 – Appalachian State
Sept. 2 – at Penn State
Sept. 16 – at Appalachian State