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Sina King out for the entire 2013-2014 season

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron women’s basketball team announced on Tuesday that forward Sina King will not participate in the 2013-2014 season due to injury. “The health of our student athletes is always our top priority,” Jodi Kest, the team’s head coach, said to media. “Sina has been instrumental to our recent success, and […]

Volleyball to face bottom dwellers

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Zips volleyball team (6-11, 0-8 MAC) still have not won a match in Mid-American Conference play. Akron will play the Eastern Michigan Eagles (12-11, 2-6 MAC) on Friday and the Central Michigan Chippewas (9-11, 3-5 MAC) on Saturday night. Eastern Michigan have done a good job at limiting their errors so far […]

Women’s soccer to face road test

Women’s soccer to face road test

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron women’s soccer team (5-8-3, 2-5-1 MAC) will travel to Michigan over the weekend to continue their Mid-American Conference tour. The Zips will battle the Western Michigan Broncos (7-4-4, 5-1-2 MAC) Friday night and the Eastern Michigan Eagles (9-6-1, 6-2-0 MAC) on Sunday.  The Zips are coming off their second MAC win […]

Akron football set to battle Ball State

Akron football set to battle Ball State

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editior Ball State quarterback Keith Wenning is perhaps the best quarterback in the Mid-American Conference. He currently leads the conference in yards per game at 328.1 and has 2,625 total yards this year, according to MAC statistics. Both stats put him in first place at his position. However, more importantly, he has led his […]

Zips end losing streak with win against Miami

Zips end losing streak with win against Miami

Forrest Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer Any Saturday can change a team, program and university. That was evident last weekend as teams across the nation shook up the polls with upsets, great defenses and record-breaking performances. Fans of The University of Akron also had something to stand and cheer about. The Zips took down the RedHawks from the University […]

Racing to the top

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron Zips Racing team is internationally known as one of the best collegiate racing teams in the world. According to a UA press release, Zips Racing, which has been competing internationally since 1990, has been ranked in the top 10 in the world, top five in the country and are […]

Akron Zips fall in tight game against No. 23 Northern Illinois

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor There are few things in the sporting world that are more irritating than being a fan of The University of Akron’s football team. The team clearly has improved over the last couple of seasons. Their sack rates are up, their offensive numbers are high and statically they compare to any other team in […]

Akron volleyball cleaned out over weekend

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Akron Zips volleyball team (6-11, 0-6 MAC) did not win a set over the weekend and remain winless in Mid-American Conference play. The Akron Zips battled conference foes Miami (9-9, 1-5)  and Bowling Green (8-9, 5-1). Akron played Miami close in two sets but was decisively beaten by BGSU. On Friday night, […]

Zips women’s soccer draws and falls

Jay Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer The Zips (4-6-3, 1-3-1 MAC)  tied their game against the Bobcats of Ohio University (5-4-4, 1-2-2 MAC)  last Friday with a score of 2-2. They then traveled to rival Kent State (9-5-0, 4-2-0 MAC) and lost 2-0. “Tonight’s game was a roller coaster; you go down early and yet you’re possessing the game […]

No. 20 Akron soccer to take on No. 15 Wake Forest

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The No. 20 ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team (8-3-0) will play host to No. 15 ranked Wake Forest University (6-2-4) on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The Zips, coming off a 2-1 win over Cleveland State University last Wednesday, will be looking for their ninth win this season. The Demon […]

Akron golf places sixth

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron finished in sixth place at the Firestone Invitational tournament this week. The Zips hosted 17 teams over the event that took place on Monday and Tuesday. Though the Zips held the 11th position in the early stages of round two, they were able to turn up their game and […]

Zips volleyball travels to Miami and Bowling Green

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The Zips volleyball team (6-9, 0-4 MAC) has struggled in conference play this season. The team has not scored a win out of four matches against Mid-American Conference opponents. Akron will attempt to win their first conference match this weekend when they travel to Miami University (8-8, 0-4 MAC) and Bowling Green State […]

Akron golf hosting Firestone Invitational

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor The University of Akron is, again, hosting the Firestone Invitational. The event started Monday morning and will conclude Tuesday. There has always been a large number of golf teams that play in the Akron event. Firestone Country Club is considered to be one of the most prestigious golf courses in […]

 Zips lose 2-0 to Hartwick

Zips lose 2-0 to Hartwick

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The Akron Zips (7-3-0, 2-1-0 MAC) suffered a historic loss at FirstEnergy Stadium on Saturday night against the Hartwick Hawks (3-5-2, 1-0). The Hawks, who were out-shot by a lopsided 27-6 count, ended Akron’s NCAA record-setting conference unbeaten streak of 49 games with a 2-0 win. This was the Zips’ first regular season […]

Akron blown out at home 43-3

Parker Perry Buchtelite Sports Editor In some of the most unsatisfying conditions seen since InfoCision Stadium opened in 2009, Akron was pelted with rain drops and Bobcat touchdowns. Akron lost to Ohio University 43-3. The Zips held the lead after kicking a field goal within the first eight minutes of the game. However, that was the only achievement […]

Is it a trap?  Akron soccer set to host Hartwick Saturday

Is it a trap? Akron soccer set to host Hartwick Saturday

Tyler Novak Buchtelite Sports Writer The Akron Zips (7-2-0) will play host to Mid-American Conference opponent Hartwick College (2-5-2) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Akron Zips will be looking for their fifth consecutive win and their third win in MAC play. Although their record does not show it, the Hartwick Hawks have […]

Kyle Pohl: getting the job done

Brandon Moore Buchtelite Sports Writer Akron quarterback Kyle Pohl has played well this year. Pohl is currently third in the Mid-American Conference in passing. He is only behind Ball State senior Keith Wenning and sophomore Matt Johnson of Bowling Green. He has a 59 percent completion rate on third down this season. He has completed 23 out of […]

UA not being pushed around

The 2013 Akron Zips football team is better this year than in previous years. Their performance on the field indicates that they are more organized, talented and driven. One of the major turnarounds is the play of the defensive and offensive line. Defensively, the Akron Zips’ line has been overwhelming. According to, they are […]

Homecoming Bobcats vs. Zips

Homecoming Bobcats vs. Zips

Jay Dukes Buchtelite Sports Writer With the leaves falling and the Homecoming Court ready to take center stage, The University of Akron will host Ohio University on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. Coming into the game, the Zips have an overall record of 1-4, 0-1 in the MAC, while the Ohio Bobcats have a 3-1 record, 0-0 in the […]

Pin it on the coaches

Pin it on the coaches

Matthew Balsinger Buchtelite Managing Editor The Akron Zips football team visited Bowling Green State University Saturday afternoon, looking for their first win in four weeks and came up empty handed, 14-31. Despite the final score, the Zips had a 14-3 lead early in the game against the Falcons. The blame for the loss can be […]