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Zips Softball The Lady Zips have played eight games in the month of March, and they have split those contests 4-4. This brings their overall record to 10-9 on the season. Freshman pitcher Erin Seiler was named the MAC East player of the week for compiling impressive stats in her games of the past weekend. […]

From across campus

Zips Softball The University of Akron Zips softball team is off to a 5-6 start in the season. The Lady Zips are currently undefeated at home, sitting at 3-0, while being 2-6 in away games. The Zips had to cancel a game against Syracuse ealier this season due to the weather. Rachel Ratcliffe currently leads […]

Zips win BracketBuster game

D.J. Johnson In the Mid-American Conference, it doesn’t get any bigger than next Wednesday night. In a matchup of the MAC’s top two teams, with one conference loss between the two, the Akron Zips ante up their 18-game winning streak against the Ohio Bobcats at the Convocation Center in Athens. The Zips (22-4, 12-0 MAC) […]

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

Tressel inspires UA to dream big

Written by: Heather Beyer In 1977, Jim Tressel walked the campus of The University of Akron as a master’s student pursuing a degree in education. Thirty-five years later, Tressel has returned to The University of Akron — the birthplace of his teaching and coaching career — but is now wearing a different hat. Tressel was […]

Women’s basketball vs. Miami

Women’s basketball vs. Miami

By: Parker Perry The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell to Miami University Wednesday afternoon with a score of 84-76 at Millett Hall in Oxford, Ohio. Miami entered the contest in third place in the Mid-American Conference standings, while Akron started in sixth. Miami’s five starters each scored more than 10 points. Forward Courtney […]

UA men pick up seventh straight win

UA men pick up seventh straight win

By: DJ Johnson An often undervalued part of college basketball is the ability for a given team to go on a scoring run, or as Akron Head Coach Keith Dambrot calls it, a scoring spurt. The Zips (18-7, 10-1 MAC) found their spurt midway through the second half Saturday night, leading 45-34 after a 16-2 […]

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

Four for the core: Zips making big impact in first year

By: D.J. Johnson Coming into the season, the Akron men’s basketball team had lost four key contributors from their 2010-2011 team that went to the NCAA Tournament. Luckily, four players that were not able to play last season were in waiting to bring new life to the program. It is now 24 games into the […]

Tressel joins UA as administrator

Tressel joins UA as administrator

By: Pamela Kellman Former Ohio State University head football coach Jim Tressel was named Vice President for Strategic Engagement at The University of Akron last Thursday.  His role in the administration will focus on student success. Though rumors circled during  semester that Tressel was being considered for head football coach prior to the hiring of […]

Men’s baskeball blows out Eastern Michigan with 77 to 47 victory Saturday

By: D.J. Johnson Eastern Michigan came into James A. Rhodes Arena Saturday night leading the MAC West division. The Eagles (10-13, 5-4 MAC) left The University of Akron campus maintaining that lead, but not with a victory, as they were blown out by the Zips (16-7, 8-1 MAC) in a 77-47 loss. “We’re a handful […]

National Signing Day; Akron football program recruits 21 new members

The University of Akron football program announced the 21 members of the 2012 recruiting class Wednesday night.

The class included student athletes from several different states, though the most (10) come from Ohio. Other states include Florida (six), Pennsylvania (two), Michigan (one), New Jersey (one) and West Virginia (one).

Zips men's basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

Zips men’s basketball defeats Kent State 84-75

A sold out James A. Rhodes Arena was silenced after the first half of Saturday night’s men’s basketball matchup with Kent State, as the hometown Zips fell back 42-34 after the first 20 minutes of action.

The next 20 minutes of game time proved to be everything but silent, with the crowd of 5,252 erupting alongside the Zips as a 50-point second half led to an 84-75 win.

UA downs Detroit 81-63 on Saturday

The University of Akron Women’s basketball team traveled over 2,400 miles to compile two wins in the Seattle Thanksgiving Weekend Tournament.

Along with the Zips, San Francisco, Loyola-Chicago and Seattle competed in the two-day event. Akron defeated Loyola-Chicago handily Friday night in the first game and pushed away from Seattle University in the championship game Saturday night.

Zips shut out FAU in regular-season finale Akron defeats the Owls 2-0 in MAC play

Zips shut out FAU in regular-season finale Akron defeats the Owls 2-0 in MAC play

On Sunday, The No. 6 University of Akron men’s soccer team defeated Florida Atlantic University 2-0 in Boca Raton, Fla., for the Zips’ last regular season game.

The Zips (13-3-3, 6-0 Mid-American Conference) were led by senior Luke Holmes and sophomore Darren Mattocks, who each contributed goals in the game.

Women’s soccer optimistic for next season

Creating one of the toughest schedules in the history of the program, UA’s Head Coach Chris Pfau was set on helping his program take the next step, and the women’s soccer team came into the season ready to compete.

Opening up in Ann Arbor to play the University of Michigan, it appeared that the program did take that next step. Beating Michigan 0-1 thanks to sophomore forward Kyarah Foushee’s goal, Akron’s win has been debated as the most prestigious of victories the team has ever had. Everything appeared to be shaping up nicely for Akron. However, setbacks did ensue quickly after the emotional win.

Commercials are destroying sports

Last weekend, I made my biweekly pilgrimage to Cleveland Browns Stadium to watch the Browns take on the Seahawks. As I sat in the stands, disgust and anger began to fill my veins. No, this outrage was not inspired by the inadequacies of the Cleveland Browns or the terrifyingly boring game before my eyes. It was instead the disgusting use of television timeouts for commercial breaks.

Football ready to take on OU this Saturday

Football ready to take on OU this Saturday

The University of Akron football team will return to the field for the first time in two weeks as they welcome Ohio University to InfoCision Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Zips (1-5, 0-2 MAC) are coming off their bye week and on a two-game skid, matched by the Bobcats’ (4-3, 1-2 MAC) two straight losses to Buffalo and Ball State.

Zips upset in overtime: Men's soccer loses to Michigan 1-0

Zips upset in overtime: Men’s soccer loses to Michigan 1-0

Tuesday night The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team was defeated 1-0 by Michigan in the first overtime at UM Soccer Stadium.

A scramble in front of the net led to a chip shot goal by Latife Alashe in the 97th minute. The goal was Alashe’s second goal of the season and his second career game-winner.

Luke Holmes named Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week

On Monday senior forward Luke Holmes was named Top Drawer Soccer’s National Player of the Week after having an eye-opening week in his debut with Akron.

Holmes, who spent the first three years of his career at nearby NAIA school Notre Dame College recorded two goals and two assists in wins over Ohio State and Western Michigan this past week.

Men's soccer tops Western Michigan 3-0

Men’s soccer tops Western Michigan 3-0

The No. 4 University of Akron men’s soccer team opened up Mid-American Conference play this Saturday when they traveled to Western Michigan, defeating the Broncos 3-0.

The Zips (7-0-2) put Western Michigan away early in the game, scoring three goals in the first 30 minutes of the game and recording their sixth shut out of the season.

With the win, UA extends their conference unbeaten streak to 32 games (30-0-2), the sixth-longest run in NCAA history.

Solid weekend for Lady Zips soccer

“I don’t really think about it,” Hughes said of her leadership. “I just go do my job. I’m a junior, so I have to contribute.”