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Browns looking for third consecutive victory

Written by: Matt Sympson The Cleveland Browns are on a two-game winning streak for the first time since weeks two and three of the 2011 NFL season. On Nov. 25, the Browns (4-8) defeated their arch-rivals the Pittsburgh Steelers. They also beat the Oakland Raiders this past Sunday, which ended their 12-game losing streak on […]

Ben Roethlisberger hopes to return to the Steelers soon

Written by: Matt Sympson Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has come closer and closer to returning to the field after a solid week of practice. Roethlisberger, who has missed the past three weeks due to a shoulder injury received in a Nov. 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, hopes to return to play against the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Browns stun Steelers

Written by: Matt Sympson The Cleveland Browns did something on Sunday they’ve only done three times in the past ten years: beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. In a game that featured the Steelers committing eight turnovers, including three different running backs fumbling, and Steelers third-string quarterback Charlie Batch throwing three interceptions, the Browns stunned the Steelers […]

1-11 season haunts Akron

Written by: D.J. Johnson Is it possible to find a glimmer of hope in a 1-11 season? The Akron football program heads into the offseason pondering that question for the third consecutive year. This time around they were led by a new coaching staff, a new quarterback and a new style of play. The results […]

Football prepares for season finale

Written by: D.J. Johnson Looking over the 2012 Akron Zips football schedule, it is hard to see a difference between Terry Bowden’s one-win team and Rob Ianello’s one-win team from last year. The 10 losses and one victory over an FCS school look eerily similar, but heading into the Zips’ final game of the season […]

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 […]

Browns and Steelers renew rivalry on Sunday

Written by: Matt Sympson The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cleveland Browns will renew their old-time rivalry on Sunday as the two teams face off in the first match-up of the season at Cleveland Browns Stadium. According to, the rivalry began in Pittsburgh, in October of 1950, with a game that the Browns won 30-17. […]

The art of fantasy football

Written by: Matt Sympson One of the greatest parts about a new year is a new football season. And with a new football season also comes a new fantasy football season. Fantasy football is a competitive interactive online game in which people manage an imaginary team consisting of professional football players in the current NFL […]

NFL player-turned-filmmaker

Written by: D.J. Johnson The NFL is not as lucrative as it appears on Sundays. Matthew Cherry experienced it firsthand. After graduating from The University of Akron, Cherry spent three seasons with four different NFL teams before his career came to an abrupt end. At 25 years old, he retired. It was then that he […]

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 […]

Another season to forget

Written by: D.J. Johnson What a difference a day makes. On Sunday, the Akron men’s soccer team celebrated another MAC championship and what seemed destined to be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. On Saturday, the Akron football team lost their eighth consecutive game. “It was one of those days where you stood […]

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 […]

Football team ready for Minutemen Saturday

Football team ready for Minutemen Saturday

Written by: D.J. Johnson For Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips, getting a second win this season will require an inspired second-half performance. Sitting at 1-9 and winless in the Mid-American Conference, Akron has been tied at halftime in five of their 10 games. They will look to piece together a complete game on Saturday  against Massachusetts. […]

Zips "kent" beat Kent State

Zips “kent” beat Kent State

Written by: D.J. Johnson Both the Akron and the Kent State coaching staffs agreed that their records prior to Saturday meant little to nothing in the annual rivalry game. By the end of the first quarter, those thoughts appeared to be as relevant as ever, with the Zips leading 14-0. However, the next three quarters belonged […]

Bring on the Kent State Golden Flashes

Written by: D.J. Johnson Only 12 miles separate the campuses of The University of Akron and Kent State University, but eight weeks into the college football season, the two schools find their programs an infinite number of miles apart. The Flashes (7-1, 4-0 MAC) enter Saturday’s rivalry game atop the MAC East and the Zips (1-8, 0-5) come […]

Sympson’s sports view

Written by: Matt Sympson This upcoming weekend the Akron Zips will travel to Kent State to face their arch-rivals, the Golden Flashes. Also in the world of football, the Browns will host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will face the New York Giants. Akron football Akron has lost the last two meetings against […]