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Akron athletics fall sports recap

Akron athletics fall sports recap

The collegiate fall sports season has come to a close. The University of Akron’s athletics had its ups and downs. The football team had one of its most successful seasons in the last decade. The men’s soccer team had one of the better seasons when compared to the rest of the country, but an average […]

Women’s basketball swept in California over weekend

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips women’s basketball team dropped contests over the weekend to Cal Poly and UC Davis. They competed in the Cal Poly Classic in California. In their first game of the tournament, the Zips took on Cal Poly. Akron fell 84-74 on Friday. Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh predominately did the scoring […]

Akron football defeats Toledo

Akron football defeats Toledo

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron football team finished their season Friday afternoon by defeating the Toledo Rockets, improving to 5-7 on the season and clinching their first non-losing conference record since the 2005 season. The Zips finished 4-4 in Mid-American Conference play. Akron won four of the last five games in the 2013 season, something that […]

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

Tecca, Luburgh combine to score 47 points Friday

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The two-headed monster of Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh continue to beat up opponents this season for the Akron women’s basketball team (3-2). On Friday night, the two combined for 47 points against Canisius College and led their team to a 72-56 victory. It was the teams’ first road victory of the season. […]

Zips soccer falls in the round of 32

Zips soccer falls in the round of 32

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips men’s soccer team ended their season Sunday evening after falling to Marquette University 1-0 in overtime. The Zips fell victim to  Coco Navarro’s side volley in the 99th minute. There were only about 30 seconds to go before the first part of overtime was due to close. The Zips were […]

College Cup or bust

College Cup or bust

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan used to say, “To be the man, you have to beat the man.” Nothing is more true for the No. 7 Akron Zips (16-3-1) right now. On Monday morning, Akron woke up expecting to be crowned with a NCAA Tournament seed after being Mid-American Conference champions. They had just […]

Zips reclaim MAC Championship

Zips reclaim MAC Championship

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips men’s soccer team are Mid-American Conference champions again. The No. 1 seeded Zips (16-3-1, 7-1-0 MAC) defeated No. 2 seeded Western Michigan (9-9-1, 5-2-1 MAC) Sunday afternoon 4-1 to clinch back to back MAC tournament championships. The Zips clinched the regular season title against WMU a week before, defeating the […]

Football wins two straight games

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer For the first time since the 2007 season, The University of Akron (4-7 overall, 3-4 MAC) has won four games, two of which were back-to-back. The Zips went to the University of Massachusetts (1-9 overall, 0-7 MAC) on Saturday and won a close game, 14-13. “It was a beautiful win … we went […]

Mid-American Conference soccer tournament preview

Mid-American Conference soccer tournament preview

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The college soccer regular season has concluded, which means it’s tournament time in Akron again. The No. 8 ranked Akron Zips (14-3-1, 5-1 MAC) won the Mid-American Conference regular championship again this season — their ninth consecutive year of doing so. As UA pursues another NCAA tournament berth, they will have to win […]

Women’s basketball sets new record

Women’s basketball sets new record

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The women’s basketball team scored 118 points Tuesday morning against a quality opponent: Tennessee Tech. It was the most points scored in a game in the program’s history. The previous record was 109 points, which was set in 1981.  In the game against Tennesee Tech, the Zips had 12 players score at least […]

Men’s soccer wins MAC championship

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer On Saturday, the No. 9 ranked Akron Zips (14-3-1, 5-1-0 MAC) took on conference foe Western Michigan (8-8-1, 4-1-1 MAC) in a battle for the regular season Mid-American Conference championship. For the ninth consecutive year, The University of Akron men’s soccer team claimed the championship. The title did not come easily. The Zips […]

Volleyball wins two over weekend

Volleyball wins two over weekend

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer This weekend, the volleyball team at The University of Akron won their first and second Mid-American Conference matches of the season against the University at Buffalo and Ball State University. The Zips (8-17, 2-12 MAC) started their victorious weekend by hosting Buffalo (16-10, 4-9 MAC) and winning 3-2 in a five-set stunner on […]

Women’s soccer finishes campaign

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron women’s soccer team’s season has finished. The Zips finished 5-11-3 overall and 2-8-1 in Mid-American Conference play. The Zips failed to clinch a spot in the MAC tournament, finishing 11th out of 12 teams. Only the top eight teams advanced to the tournament. Akron entered the 2013 campaign with high hopes that […]

Zips open season by hosting Chanticleers

Zips open season by hosting Chanticleers

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips men’s basketball team will open their regular season on Friday night when they host Coastal Carolina at James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips traveled to Coastal Carolina last season to open up the season, and with key players missing, fell in overtime to the Chanticleers 74-70. In the 2012 matchup, […]

Akron basketball teams roll in preseason exhibition

Akron basketball teams roll in preseason exhibition

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron basketball teams have a lot to look forward to in the 2013-2014 season. The Zips men’s and women’s teams hosted their first exhibition games Friday and Saturday last weekend, and both shined. The men’s team defeated Bluffton 95-40 while the women’s team took care of Lake Erie 97-48.  In […]

Akron dominates Kent, takes back Wagon Wheel

Akron dominates Kent, takes back Wagon Wheel

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite News Writer They came, they saw and they conquered the Wagon Wheel game. The University of Akron (3-7, 2-4 MAC) hosted rival Kent State University (2-8, 1-4 MAC) for the 56th annual battle for the Wagon Wheel. And for the first time since Nov. 7, 2009, the Zips ran into the end zone cheering and […]

Basketball ready for new season

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The 2013-2014 Zips men’s basketball season is set to begin on Friday, and one of the most important positions on the team is yet to be filled. After the untimely loss of point guard Alex Abreu last season, Akron rallied against Ohio to win the MAC Championship, but ultimately fell short against a […]

Diggs ready for action

Diggs ready for action

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor Senior forward Quincy Diggs can relate to the adversity that the last year’s men’s basketball team had to face, even though he was not on the team. Diggs was suspended the entire season before it began. The reasons for the suspension are sketchy, and some argue that the punishment was far too harsh. […]

Zips soccer proves to be contender over last week

Zips soccer proves to be contender over last week

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The No. 18 ranked Akron Zips soccer team had a busy week last week, as they hosted No. 17 Michigan State on Wednesday and Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday. Both games forced Akron to have a tough mentality, as the Zips continued their search for a MAC tournament and an […]

Fall World Series

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron baseball team has completed their inter-squad Fall World Series. On Tuesday, the Gold team extended their lead by beating their counterparts 7-1. Many of the players that the Zips will rely on in the spring are getting work in now. Pat Dyer, who started for Akron last season, was […]