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Wednesday, March 22
Zips softball team defeats Penguins. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
Ball State men's basketball looks ahead at the future. Details in The Daily News.
In the Star-Telegram, UT Arlington men crush Akron, advance to NIT quarterfinals.

Tuesday, March 21
Zips buoyed by win over Houston, prepare for NIT game against Texas-Arlington. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
Zips open spring practice with transfer quarterback Nick Johns in the mix to start. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.
Zips’ season comes to end in 85-69 loss to UT-Arlington in second round of NIT. Details at the Akron Beacon Journal, Star-Telegram, Cleveland Plain dealer, SB Nation Hustle Belt, and
In the Akron Beacon Journal, UA women’s tennis team wins 14th consecutive match.
In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, University of Akron sports still among the most expensive in Ohio, after cutting baseball.

Monday, March 20
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Zips look to continue road success at UT-Arlington.
MBB: NIT 2017 second round preview, Akron Zips at UT-Arlington Mavericks. Details in at SB Nation Hustle BeltStar-Telegram, and Star-Telegram.com,
MBB: Listen to UA head coach Keith Dambrot talk about Zips-UT Arlington NIT second round game on WAKR.
FB: Zips face some questions in spring practice after disappointing 2016 season. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SWIM: University of Akron sophomore Madison Myers (Copley) finished 28th of 66 swimmers at the NCAA Championships. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Friday, March 17
MBB: UH knocked out of NIT's first round by Akron. Details at the Houston Chronicle and Chron.com.
MBB: Johnson leads Akron to 78-75 NIT win over Houston. Read the full release at ESPN.com.

Thursday, March 16
MBB: Zips advance to the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal and Cleveland.com.

Wednesday, March 15
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Traveling in first round of NIT disappoints Zips coach Keith Dambrot, who reportedly turned down offer to coach at South Florida.
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Zips open NIT at Houston with coach Keith Dambrot still in place.
MBB: Zips working to shake off disappointment, turn focus toward Houston. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: Senderoff, Dambrot net success after overcoming adversity. Details in the Cleveland Jewish News

Monday, March 13
MBB: Kent State downs Akron to win NCAA Tournament bid. Read the full stories at Cleveland Plain Dealer, Akron Beacon Journal, SB NationHustle Beltthe News-Herald, USA TodayCleveland.com, and WKYC.
SB: University of Akron splits softball doubleheader. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: In the Akron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain Dealer, and SB Nation Hustle Belt, Zips to play Houston Wednesday in first-round NIT game.

Friday, March 10
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Keith Dambrot and Akron Zips' quest for March gladness.
MBB: Isaiah Johnson leads Zips past Eagles and into semifinals. Details at the Akron Beacon JournalThe Southern Illinoisan,Cleveland Plain Dealer, ESPN, and SB Nation Hustle Belt.
MBB: Akron’s Dambrot, Johnson take top MAC awards. Read the full stories at U.S. NewsAkron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain DealerThe News-Herald, and WKYC.
MBB: Akron's Isaiah Johnson has played at high level all season. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, March 8
MBB: Regular-season champion Zips ceremoniously cut down nets but focus on MAC Tournament. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
FB: Zips receiver Jerome Lane Jr. isn’t pleased with combine performance, vows to rebound at UA pro day. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Tuesday, March 7
MBB: Scouting the men's field for quarterfinals at the Q. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: Akron's Johnson, Kent State's Hall lead All-MAC selections. Details in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Zips center Isaiah ‘Big Dog’ Johnson gets support for MAC Player of the Year.
WBB: Akron falls 65-37 to Toledo in first round of MAC women’s basketball tournament. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal andThe Post.

Monday, March 6
MBB: Is top-seeded Akron in trouble? Details at the SB Nation Mid-Major Madness and Cleveland Plain Dealer.
MBB: Kent State winning streak halted by Akron, 66-56. Read the full stories at the Cleveland Plain DealerCBS Sports,Akron Beacon Journal, and SB Nation Hustle Belt.
MBB: MAC tournament back at Quicken Loans Arena. Details at the The News-Herald.
FB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Akron wide receiver Jerome Lane Jr. hopes NFL Scouting Combine propels him to legendary moments at next level.

Friday, March 3
MBB: Kent State game can’t change UA’s position in the MAC, but the Zips need to regain their mojo. Read the full story in theAkron Beacon Journal.
MBB: In The Suburbanite Zips’ staff connected on, off court.

 

Thursday, March 2
FB: Akron Zips release 2017 football schedule, EndZoneScore.com, by Scott Piker
FB: Mid-American Conference announces Akron Zips 2017 football schedule, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MBB: MAC mayhem continues with one game to go before tournament, Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
WBB: Visiting Bulls blast Zips 81-55, spoil last home game for UA seniors, Akron Beacon Journal, by Curtis Duffield
WBB: Buffalo Bulls Women’s Basketball destroys Akron again, this time in an 81-55 effort, SB Nation Bull Run, by Robby Johnson

Wednesday, March 1
MBB: Akron Zips fall to last place Miami at home, 79-75, Cleveland Plain Daler, by Elton Alexander

MBB: Last-place RedHawks upset regular-season champion Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by Tim Rogers

MBB:  Last place Miami (Ohio) upsets conference champ Akron 79-75, ESPN, Associated Press

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