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Zips improve to 4-2

Zips improve to 4-2

Written by: D.J. Johnson After only six games this season, Akron’s men’s basketball team has a season’s worth of overtime experience. At the James A. Rhodes Arena on Sunday afternoon, the Zips beat the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 82-77 in their third game of the season, which required five extra minutes. “I told our guys […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams came through and earned victories over the weekend, and the Browns and Steelers won this week as well. The Browns began a two-game winning streak, and the Steelers got back to winning after falling to the Browns. Men’s basketball A clutch overtime victory over Middle […]

Women’s basketball season off to a strong start

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron women’s basketball team improved to 4-1 with a 81-78 win over the Providence Friars on Saturday. The Zips dominated by shooting 50 percent from the field, going 27-54, and 45.5 percent from the three-point line. However, the Friars hung around by getting 31 offensive rebounds that led […]

Softball team hits the road to take on MAC opponents this weekend

Written by: Zack West The Lady Zips softball team looks to build on their sweep of Mid-American Conference foe Northern Illinois when they travel to Eastern Michigan on Friday and take on Central Michigan in a two-game series on Saturday and Sunday. The Zips (17-26-1, 3-11 MAC) got their first sweep of a MAC rival […]

Zips baseball team plays in Michigan over weekend

Zips baseball team plays in Michigan over weekend

Written by: Kyle George The University of Akron baseball team traveled to Kalamazoo, Mich., for a three-game series against Western Michigan University this past weekend. The teams played a doubleheader on Saturday because Friday’s game was postponed due to inclement weather. The Zips won the first game by a score of 3-1. Senior Andrew Brown […]

Akron softball splits doubleheaders over weekend against MAC opponents

Akron softball splits doubleheaders over weekend against MAC opponents

Written by: Zack West The Lady Zips softball team split a pair of doubleheaders against two MAC rivals this weekend. The team dropped two close games to Western Michigan on Friday and beat Northern Illinois in a pair of games on Saturday and Sunday. The Zips turned their weekend with a win against Northern Illinois […]

Zips softball faces Robert Morris

Zips softball faces Robert Morris

Written by: Zack West The Lady Zips softball team split a doubleheader against Robert Morris (26-18) on Tuesday, winning game one 6-0 and dropping game two 8-2. In game one, Brittany Mauer (13-18) pitched a complete, one-hit shutout game with just one walk along with seven strikeouts. Only three Colonials reached base in the game, […]

Softball splits series against Bobcats

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron’s softball team split a two-game series against MAC rival Ohio last weekend, dropping game one 9-7 on Saturday and shutting out the Bobcats 2-0 on Sunday to pick up their first MAC win of the season. In game one, the Bobcats (16-21, 5-5 MAC) got ahead in […]

Softball to play Bobcats

Softball to play Bobcats

Written by: Zack West “Ohio is a beatable team,” said Akron Head Coach Julie Jones. “They’re solid but beatable.” The Zips have struggle as of late hitting the ball and getting runners in play. Last weekend in a pair of doubleheaders, the Zips averaged 4.75 hits a game while only scoring a combined four runs […]

Softball falls to Miami (Ohio) and Ball State over weekend

Written by: Zack West The Akron Zips softball team dropped four games over the weekend to Miami (OH) and to Ball State in a pair of doubleheaders, losing to Miami (Ohio) 4-0 and 5-0, and falling to Ball State 7-4 and 11-0. The Zips (13-22-1, 0-8 MAC) traveled to Oxford on Friday to take on […]

Zips baseball shuts out Bowling Green

Zips baseball shuts out Bowling Green

Written by: Christian Turner The Akron Zips baseball team shut out the Bowling Green University Falcons in a three-game series, with the AK Rowdies cheering every step of the way. “What I love most about Zips baseball right now is winning,” said AK Rowdy member and graduate student Chris Stimler. “I really love how much […]

Baseball team goes 1-2 against Northern Illinois over weekend

Baseball team goes 1-2 against Northern Illinois over weekend

Written by: Christian Turner The University of Akron’s baseball team traveled to DeKalb, Ill., over the weekend, where they went 1-2 against the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Zips won 8-1 Saturday, but fell short on Friday and Sunday with scores of 10-5 and 8-2, respectively. Freshman left-handed pitcher Pat Dyer, who was recently named Mid-American […]

Tellep, Hernandez helps softball past Niagara

Tellep, Hernandez helps softball past Niagara

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron softball team swept the Niagara Purple Eagles (4-18) in the teams’ doubleheader Tuesday at Lee R. Jackson Softball Field. In game one, the Zips (13-18-1, 0-4 MAC) handled the Purple Eagles 12-1, needing just five innings to secure the win. The Zips grabbed the lead in the […]

Zips softball falls to Toledo, Bowling Green

Zips softball falls to Toledo, Bowling Green

Written by: Zack West The Lady Zips softball team dropped four games over the weekend in matchups against Toledo and Bowling Green. On Friday, the Zips (11-18-1, 0-4 MAC) played Toledo (9-19, 2-0 MAC) in a doubleheader at Lee R. Jackson Softball Field. Game one started out as a pitcher’s duel, with neither team scoring […]

Softball has disappointing week against Youngstown

Softball has disappointing week against Youngstown

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron’s softball team was in action against Youngstown State Tuesday, dropping game one and tying game two of their doubleheader. In game one, the Zips scored three runs in the first two innings and added another in the third. Rachael Ratcliffe hit an RBI double with two outs […]

Lady Zips flop to Fliers

Written by: Zack West The Lady Zips softball team dropped two games to the University of Dayton Sunday afternoon 3-1 and 2-1. The Flyers got off to a fast start when they scored all three of their runs in the bottom of the first in game one.  The Zips were held hitless until the top […]

Zips baseball goes 2-1 in MAC opener

Zips baseball goes 2-1 in MAC opener

Written by: Christian Turner The Zips baseball team went 2-1 against the Ball State University Cardinals in their Mid-American Conference (MAC) debut of the season. In their home opener, the Zips defeated the Cardinals in a nine-inning 4-0 shut-out. Senior right-handed pitcher Andrew Brown brought the win home from the mound.  Brown threw a stellar […]

Softball to travel to Dayton Sunday

Written by: Zach West The Lady Zips softball team will travel to the University of Dayton to for a doubleheader Sunday. The Zips head into the contest with an even 11-11 record, compiled from competing in a series of invitationals in Va., Fla., Calif., S.C. and La. The Zips are led statistically in batting by […]

Baseball goes 1-1 in doubleheader

Baseball goes 1-1 in doubleheader

Written by: Christian Turner The University of Akron baseball team went 1-1 in a doubleheader against the West Virginia Mountaineers Tuesday. Senior left-handed pitcher Scott Fisher started off for Akron on the mound, seeing a total of 21 batters. Fisher threw for five innings, allowing only two runs, to give him his first win of […]

Softball team compiles 5-4 record over spring break

Written by: Zach West Over Spring Break the Lady Zips softball team was in action in the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., and the Capital Classic in Sacramento, Calif., compiling a 5-4 record between the two events and bringing their record to 11-11 for the season. On March 9-12 the Zips participated in the […]