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2016-17 Basketball Promotional Schedule

Click on the links below to view the promotion schedules for both the men's and women's basketball teams:

To purchase tickets, call 1-888-99- AKRON (25766), visit GoZips.com/Tickets or visit 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).

Men's Basketball

Wednesday, Nov. 30 vs Adrian
• Big Dog Night
• FREE dog tag to first 1,000 fans

Wednesday, Dec. 7 vs Coppin State
• 1,000 White T-Shirt Toss 10 minutes prior to tipoff presented by Edge
• Teddy Bear Toss - bears will be donated to Akron Police Department
• Heroes Day
• Toilet Paper Toss after Akron scores first point – bring your own toilet paper

Saturday, Dec. 17 vs Marshall
• UA Alumni Night
• Santa Zippy pictures in Kids Zone

Tuesday, Jan. 3 vs Bowling Green
• First Night Akron

Friday, Jan. 6 vs Western Michigan
• Military Appreciation Night
• Hoops for Holidays

Tuesday, Jan. 17 vs Ohio
• Student Appreciation Night
• T-Shirt Giveaway

Friday, Jan. 20 vs Eastern Michigan
• Zippy’s Mascot Mania
• National Bobblehead Day - grab bag theme

Saturday, Jan. 28 vs Buffalo
• Girls and Women in Sports Day

Tuesday, Feb. 7 vs Ball State
• 4 Pete’s Sake
• Purple Out
• Purple T-Shirt Giveaway presented by Akron General
• Rally Towel Giveaway presented by Metro PCS

Tuesday, Feb. 14 vs Toledo
• Dean’s List Student-Athlete Recognition
• International Students Night
• Valentine’s Day Special

Saturday, Feb. 18 vs Kent State
• Beat Kent Night
• Greek and Resident Life Challenge
• Crystal Clinic Giveaway
• FirstEnergy Light Up Sticks Giveaway
• Depot Light Up Sticks Giveaway

Tuesday, Feb. 28 vs Miami
• Senior Night

Women's Basketball

Saturday, Nov. 5 vs. Walsh - 12 p.m.
• Exhibition Game
• Distribute posters/schedule cards

Saturday, Nov. 12 vs. Malone - 2 p.m.
• Faculty/Staff Appreciation
  - Buy-one get-one free tickets when they show their Akron ID
• Akron Hope Toy Drive
  - Bring new or gently used toys to be donated to Haven of Rest
• Clothing Swap
  - The first 200 fans that bring in new or gently used hats, scarves, or gloves will receive a free Zips' WBB T-Shirt
  - Donate to Haven of Rest

Wednesday, Nov. 30 vs. Bucknell - 10:30am
• Fourth Annual Education Day
  - Provide bussing for public schools, folders and pencils
  - Panera lunches
  - Voucher for a returning game

Saturday, Dec. 17 vs. Duquesne - 5 p.m.
• T-Shirt giveaway
  - First 200 fans receive a WBB T-Shirt
• Santa Pictures

Wednesday, Dec. 28 vs. Ohio Christian (Winter Break) - 7pm
• Post-Holiday Night
  - White Elephant
  - Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest
    - Prize for winner
    - chosen by audience

Saturday, Jan. 7 vs. Bowling Green - 2 p.m.
• We Back Pat
• Purple Out
• Akron Gift Basket for raffle
• Purple T-Shirt to first 200 fans
• Alzheimer's Awareness

Wednesday, Jan. 11 vs. Ohio - 7 p.m.
• Fitness Night
  - Invite local gyms (YMCA etc.)
  - Zumba Event

Saturday, Jan. 21 vs. Western Michigan - 2 p.m.
• Family Night (invite fifth graders back)
• Zippy's Birthday Party
• Book Scholarship ($250)
• Greek Night
  - Poster competition: Greek Organization with the most creative poster will win money towards philanthropy.
• Postgame autographs

Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Eastern Michigan - 5 p.m.
• Halftime performance by Jammin Jumpers

Wednesday, Feb. 1 vs. Ball State - 7 p.m.
• Tumblr Giveaway
  - First 200 students

Saturday, Feb. 11 vs. Kent State - 2 p.m.
• Vegas Night
• Beat Kent
  - Color out T-Shirt first 450 fans
  - Together we work, together we can, together...be beat Kent T-Shirt
  - Residence Hall challenge
• Girls and Women in Sports Day
  - Women's Basketball Youth Clinic
  - WINGZ event in Tommy Evans Lounge
  - Gilrs in Sports Clinic with Akron Women's Athletics
• Postgame autographs

Wednesday, Feb. 15 vs. Toledo - 7 p.m.
• "Play4Kay"
  - Sell T-Shirts for $10, last year's shirts for $5
  - Auction off old Pink Jerseys
  - Drawing for pink gift basket/basketballs
  - Proceeds to go to Kay Yow Foundation
• Win a date with Zippy
  - One lucky student gets to go out with Zippy

Wednesday, Feb. 22 vs. Miami - 7 p.m.
• Camper Reunion

Wednesday, March 1 vs. Buffalo - 7 p.m.
• Senior Night
• Fan Appreciation
• AK-Rowdy Appreciation Night