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Friday, August 28

MBB: Akron coach Keith Dambrot to chair rules committee for next two years   by Matt Norlander, CBS Sports
MBB: Keith Dambrot named new Men’s Basketball Rules Committee chair    by Rob Dauster, NBC Sports
MBB: Akron's Keith Dambrot Named NCAA Men's Basketball Rules Committee Chairman    by Hudson Hub Times
FB: Akron head coach Terry Bowden and Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson discuss the NCAA's graduate transfer rule (Video), Outside the Lines
FB: University of Akron football: Intelligence helping Zips’ Dylan Evans pass test on field    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, August 27
MBB: On the record: University of Akron men's basketball team to compete in three in-season tournaments    Akron Beacon Journal staff report

Wednesday, August 26
GENERAL: Larry Williams lays out priorities for University of Akron athletics    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: Akron AD Larry Williams says football attendance No.1 issue   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
GENERAL: University of Akron Athletic Director Larry Williams with Jasen Sokol (Audio), WAKR
T&F: Pole vault champion Barber follows father's path to success   Associated Press
FB: Dadgum, it'll be refreshing to see Terry Bowden on Owen Field for OU's opener   by Guerin Emig, Tulsa World

Tuesday, August 25
T&F: University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber of Canada wins IAAF world championship   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Oklahoma football: Bob Stoops, Terry Bowden share long history   by Joe Buettner, The Oklahoma Daily

Monday, August 24
T&F: Akron's Clayton Murphy fails to advance to 800 finals at IAAF World Championships   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, August 23
FB: Coach Terry Bowden pleased with camp effort, sees progress across board    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Two enjoying success at IAAF world championships    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Zips pole vaulter qualifies for finals in Beijing   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, August 22
FB: Zips beginning to learn whether they are born to run    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Is This the Year Akron Goes Bowling?    by Jay Walker, ESPN 1420

Friday, August 21
T&F: UA's Shawn Barber, Clayton Murphy to compete at IAAF World Championships    Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: Cincinnati athletes lead in benefit boost from cost of attendance    by Steve Berkowitz and Andrew Kreighbaum, USA TODAY

Thursday, August 20
FB: Akron Zips' defensive line developing 'plug-and-play' mentality   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Fortune extends track season for University of Akron standout Clayton Murphy   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Transfer tailback Donnell Alexander, son of Hall of Famer, ready to run for Akron Zips    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, August 19
GENERAL: University of Akron hires new athletic director   by Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: UA soccer team wins 4-1 over Oakland in exhibition opener   Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: Larry Williams named athletic director at University of Akron   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
GENERAL: University of Akron hires Larry Williams for director of athletics position   by Timothy Magaw, Crain's Cleveland Business
GENERAL: Larry Williams named Zips' Director of Athletics
GENERAL: Larry Williams named Akron Zips' Director of Athletics   Hudson Hub-Times
GENERAL: Larry Williams named Zips' Director of Athletics   by Rick Fargo, WOIO
GENERAL: Akron Zips hire former Marquette athletic director Williams   by Rich Kirchen, Milwaukee Business Journal
FB: College football preview: The Mid-American Conference   by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY

Tuesday, August 18
FB: Terry Bowden is all smiles with Akron Zips football early in camp    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Oklahoma gets a baptism in Mid-American Conference football   by Berry Tramel,
WBB: UA women's basketball team announces schedule   Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, August 17
FB: Freshmen and quarterback are focus of Zips football scrimmage    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Next Man Up! Apparel Dispute Sends Nick Symmonds to the Sidelines, Clayton Murphy to China   by Larry Eder,

Saturday, August 15
FB: Former Firestone standout switches lane for Zips   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: MAC Football Previews: Akron Zips   by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Friday, August 14
FB: UA football to host preseason Fan Appreciation Day    Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: Akron Zips men's soccer season preview    Hudson Hub-Times
WSOC: Akron Zips women's soccer season preview    Hudson Hub-Times

Thursday, August 13
FB: Top 70 MAC Football Players: #21 Cody Grice (DL/FB- Akron Zips)   by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Wednesday, August 12
T&F: UA's Clayton Murphy will join Shawn Barber at World Championships   Akron Beacon Journal
FB: MAC East Division teams all have issues to overcome for a title   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: With Blake Frohnapfel in front, MAC East football is strong at quarterback   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: UMass football 2015 opponent first look: Akron   by Daniel Malone,

Tuesday, August 11
FB: Change may blow through InfoCision as Zips open camp   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips start football practice with high hopes, under dark clouds   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Former Zips running back gets a shot with the Steelers   by Cliff Hickman, Canton Repository

Monday, August 10
MBB: College basketball gets rules overhaul to boost scoring    by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite
T&F: Nick Symmonds Not on World Championships Squad    by Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

Wednesday, August 5
MBB: Akron basketball has major NIT challenge to open season vs. Arkansas, Villanova   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Bracket breakdown: NIT Season Tip­-Off   by C.L. Brown,
FB: Top 70 MAC Football Players- #28 Darryl Monroe (LB- Akron Zips)   by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Wednesday, August 5
MSOC: Akron Zips men's soccer ranked 25th in preseason poll   Hudson Hub-Times

Tuesday, August 4
WGOLF: Short game distinguishes Lakota's Dull on course   by Matthew Horn, The News-Messenger


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