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Caleb Porter’s career

Written by: Zack West A great era in Zips soccer ended on Nov. 25 with an early exit from the NCAA tournament. Head coach Caleb Porter coached his last game at The University of Akron in a technical tie with Creighton that ended with the Bluejays edging out the Zips in penalty kicks. Porter will […]

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 […]

Scott Caldwell finalist for award

Scott Caldwell finalist for award

Written by: Sartaj Aujla Akron’s men soccer player Scott Caldwell was named a finalist for the national 2012 Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to a student athlete who has shown that he has excelled both on and off the field. In order to be eligible for the award, the student athlete must show […]

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 […]

Heartbreaker

Heartbreaker

Written by: Zack West A great era ended Sunday night when the fifth- seeded University of Akron dropped their NCAA tournament game to 12th seed Creighton in penalty kicks. With the loss, head coach Caleb Porter coached his last game as an Akron Zip.   Porter will move to Major League Soccer where he will […]

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 […]

On to the Round of 16

On to the Round of 16

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron men’s soccer team advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA tournament for the fifth straight year on Sunday when they took down Michigan 2-1. With most of the campus and the scoreboard without power, the lights at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field stayed on and the […]

Bring on Niagara

Bring on Niagara

Written by: Zach West The University of Akron men’s soccer team will have their eyes set on the first round of the NCAA tournament tonight when Michigan takes on Niagara. “We’re excited to start the most important part of the season,” head coach Caleb Porter said of the NCAA tournament. By finishing the season ranked […]

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 […]

MAC champs

MAC champs

Written by: Zack West Cheers erupted at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field and filled the quiet campus at The University of Akron Sunday night when the No. 1 men’s soccer team took down Northern Illinois to win the 2012 MAC championship. The noise arose when sophomore Saad Abdul-Salaam scored the first goal of his Zips career […]

Men’s soccer team looks to head-butt the Falcons

Written by: Zack West The University of Akron men’s soccer team breezed through the 18-game regular season, finishing with an impressive record of 15-1-2. The Zips will enter the MAC tournament tomorrow at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field ranked No.1 in the country. They will face the Bowling Green Falcons at 7:30 p.m. The Falcons have a record […]

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 […]

Akron improves to 15-1-2

Written by: Zack West In another dominant game by the No. 2 University of Akron men’s soccer team, the Zips capped off their season with a 1-0 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos. The scoreboard didn’t reflect the Zips’ dominance, thanks to an organized defense by the Broncos (11-6-2, 3-3-1 MAC). However, the Zips held a 23-2 shot […]

Men’s soccer team defeats Hartwick over the weekend

Written by: Zack West The second-ranked University of Akron men’s soccer team continued their dominance of the Mid-American Conference with a 4-0 win at Hartwick Saturday. The scoring started early when Eric Stevenson scored in the second minute from a Robbie Derschang pass. Thirty minutes later, after a foul, Chad Barson headed in a goal from […]

Sympson’s Sports View

Written by: Matt Sympson The weekend started out harsh for Akron students, with our football team falling to Central Michigan and dropping their sixth straight game. The women’s soccer team brought home a victory, and that will hopefully lift the spirits of UA fans. Steelers and Brown fans both had something to celebrate this weekend […]

Women's soccer wins season finale

Women’s soccer wins season finale

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After a tough season, Akron’s women’s soccer team was able to sign off the year with an overtime win against Buffalo, 2-1. Akron’s overall record for the 2012 season was at 6-11-1, with a 2-8-1 record in the Mid-American Conference. “We wanted to continue to play with pride and toughness against […]

AK-Rowdies invade Columbus on Tuesday

Written by: Parker Perry The biggest match that The University of Akron soccer team annually participates in is their match against Ohio State. When the match is played at Ohio State, Akron’s student section, the AK-ROWDIES, stirs up the crowd by sending two busloads of their members to Columbus. The match this year, which was […]

Women's soccer woes continue

Women’s soccer woes continue

Written by: Sartaj Aujla The Akron women’s soccer team faced off against Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan this past weekend. Akron was able to match Western Michigan 1-1 but fell later to Eastern Michigan 2-1. Each game went into double overtime. Akron falls to 5-11-1 for the season, and is now 1-8-1 in the Mid-American […]

Sympson’s sports view: football and men’s soccer

Written by: Matt Sympson There is very little to be excited about, as our football team is still struggling to get their second win. However, the men’s soccer team did have a great weekend, scoring a solid victory and continuing to improve their record. Akron football Our football team continues to battle opponents in attempts […]

Women's soccer hopes to finish off their season strong

Women’s soccer hopes to finish off their season strong

Written by: Sartaj Aujla After a relieving win over Bowling Green on Sunday, The University of Akron’s women’s soccer team returns home to FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field to host Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan this weekend. The team is currently 5-10-0 on the season, and is 1-7 in the Mid-American Conference. Akron was able to get out […]