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Men's basketball ready for No 16 Creighton

Men’s basketball ready for No 16 Creighton

Written by: D.J. Johnson Come March, Akron’s men’s basketball team will likely need a marquee win to highlight their resume heading into the postseason. The chance for that all-important victory could come as early as Sunday, when the Zips travel to Omaha to take on No. 16 Creighton. “It’s not going to be easy by […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson It’s been such a fun semester, with both disappointing and exciting times. It was disappointing to see our football team not have the successful season that we were all hoping for, but I think they have stepped into the right direction. While they finished their third straight year with a record […]

Women’s basketball defeats Canisius

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron’s women’s basketball team was able to pull off a win by holding a lead in the final minutes of the game to beat the Canisius Golden Griffins 81-72. “It was a really good win for our program,” said head coach Jodi Kest. “We told our players to come out and […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson The Akron women’s basketball team returns to the court to face Canisius on Saturday, Akron soccer player Scott Caldwell is a finalist for the national Senior CLASS Award, the Browns will travel to Oakland to take on the Raiders, and the Steelers will head to Baltimore to face the Ravens. Women’s […]

Basketball ready for Middle Tennessee

Written by: D.J. Johnson In the midst of your Monday through Friday grind, you may have noticed a rather large banner of a rather big man covering the side of Schrank Hall. The man is Zeke Marshall, the starting center for the men’s basketball team, who has seen his face plastered next to the words […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson Our football team falls to the Toledo Rockets and drops to 1-11 on the season, our men’s basketball team gets set to play Middle Tennessee on Sunday, our soccer team falls and the Browns stun the Steelers with a 20-14 victory on Sunday. Akron football This entire season for me has […]

Men’s basketball wins two straight

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The University of Akron’s men’s basketball team finished the Puerto Rico Tip-Off tournament with a win over Penn State on Sunday, 85-60. Akron went 2-1 in the tournament and finished in fifth place. Oklahoma State won the first game by one point, but the Zips answered with consecutive wins over UNC […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson The University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Michigan on Sunday 2-1 to advance to the NCAA Round of 16, the basketball team got on a two-game winning streak over the weekend, and the Browns and Steelers get set to face off as they renew their rivalry. Men’s soccer Congratulations to […]

Men’s basketball loses season-opener

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron was unable to start the season with a win. The Zips lost a tough game to Coastal Carolina on Friday night, 74-70. The odds were against the them, as players Nick Harney and Demetrius Treadwell were unable to make the trip on Friday due to an institutional clerical compliance error. Coastal Carolina scored […]

Basketball team defeats the Blue Streaks in their home opener

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After the 74-70 overtime loss to Coastal Carolina last Friday, Akron’s men’s basketball team responded by crushing the John Carroll Blue Streaks at the James A. Rhodes Arena on Monday, 97-53. The win was their first of the season and brings their record to 1-1. John Carroll falls to 0-1. The […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson It was a busy weekend in Akron sports. Our football team fell to The University of Massachusetts on Saturday, our men’s basketball team fell to Coastal Carolina, and our men’s soccer team won the MAC Tournament. Akron football All I can say is: wow! It was such a disappointment to come […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson Our football team fell to 1-10 on the season, but the good news is that our men’s basketball team is beginning their season after a disappointing end to last season. Our men’s soccer team continues to dominate. The Browns fell to the Baltimore Ravens, while the Pittsburgh Steelers continued their winning […]

Men’s basketball hits the road to begin its season

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After coming close to the Mid-American Conference title last season, Akron’s men’s basketball team looks ready to start a new season with high expectations as they travel to Conway, S.C. to take on Coastal Carolina this Friday. The Zips will go into the game with an undefeated record in exhibition play, […]

What a bunch of Maloney

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The men’s basketball team went undefeated in exhibition play with a win over Malone 106-67 on Friday at the James A. Rhodes Arena. The Zips now look forward to the regular season, which starts this Friday at 7:30 p.m. as the Zips travel to Conway, S.C. to face off with the Coastal Carolina […]

Men’s basketball media day held on Wednesday

Written by: Sartaj Aujla At Basketball Media Day last Wednesday, Akron’s men’s basketball team told the media that they are looking to improve and to continue their winning culture. Head coach Keith Dambrot, junior guard Alex Abreu, senior center Zeke Marshall and senior guard Brian Walsh spoke to the media about their goals for the […]

Keith Dambrot named all-district coach

Written by: D.J. Johnson Keith Dambrot had another historic season in 2012 with The University of Akron men’s basketball program. March 21 was the icing on the cake for the head coach, as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) named him one of two All-District coaches for District 14. “This is a unique honor, […]

MAC Tournament preview: Zips look for third title in four years

MAC Tournament preview: Zips look for third title in four years

By: DJ Johnson The 2012 Mid-American Conference Tournament kicked off Monday night with on-campus games. Wednesday, second round games were played at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The No. 1 seed in the tournament, the Akron Zips, have the bittersweet feeling of waiting to play their first game on Friday in the semifinals. A season […]

Lady Zips stomp Buffolo Bulls 96-82 in round one

By: Parker Perry The sixth seeded University of Akron women’s basketball team had no problem handling the eleventh seeded Buffalo Bulls Saturday afternoon in their first game in the Mid-American Conference Tournament, with a final score of 96-82. Akron started the blowout early by converting on their first three possessions. Sophomores Sina King and Hanna […]

Zips take home first ever MAC championship

By: DJ Johnson Friday was a night of number ones for Akron men’s basketball program. Their 61-55 victory over Kent State gave the Zips their first Mid-American Conference regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming MAC Tournament. “I think the one thing we have is that we know how to win,” […]

Zips lose two straight, suffer first home loss of season

Zips lose two straight, suffer first home loss of season

By: D.J. Johnson After 40 minutes of back-and-forth action, the chance fell by the wayside, as Buffalo (18-9, 11-4) squeaked out a 74-70 victory over the Zips (20-10, 12-3). The win would have locked up the No. 1 seed for UA in the MAC Tournament. Instead, the Zips will have to travel to Kent on […]