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June 5, 2013 | General News Four Sports Recognized by NCAA for Academic Progress Rate The Zips men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, and women's tennis teams were honored by the NCAA for their multi-year APR score.
April 29, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Holds Annual Student-Athlete Celebration Banquet UA Athletics honored the accomplishments of its student-athletes in a special banquet on Monday night in the ball room of the Student Union.
February 5, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Honors Dean's List Student-Athletes During Tuesday night's men's basketball game, Akron Athletics honored its 2012 Dean's List student-athletes.
December 6, 2012 | General News Zips Athletics Launches "Drive for 5" Fundraising Campaign Zips Athletics looks to double its Z-Fund membership to 5,000 and raise $5 million annually by 2015.
June 20, 2012 | General News NCAA Releases Annual Academic Progress Rate Report Eight programs posted perfect scores in 2010-11 while 15 programs exceeded the NCAA multi-year average.
April 17, 2012 | General News Zips Athletics Holds Annual Student-Athlete Celebration Banquet UA Athletics honored the accomplishments of its student-athletes in a special banquet on Monday night.
April 6, 2012 | General News Zips Athletics Celebrates National Student-Athlete Appreciation Day UA provided lunch for its student-athletes on Friday as part of National Student-Athlete Appreciation Day.
January 21, 2012 | General News Commissioner Steinbrecher Presents UA with MAC Institutional Achievement Award The MAC presented UA with its annual Institutional Academic Achievement Award at Saturday's men's basketball game.
October 14, 2011 | General News Winter Sport Virtual Guides Now Available The University of Akron has added to its virtual guide feature on GoZips.com with the addition of guides for the winter sports, including men's and women's basketball, and women's swimming and diving.
September 30, 2011 | General News Zips Visit Children's Hospital During the week of September 19th -23rd, The University of Akron’s student-athletes celebrated ‘Sport’s Week’ with the kids at the Children’s Hospital
July 12, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Recognized by WBCA for Team GPA The University of Akron women’s basketball program was recognized by the WBCA for its 3.405 team GPA.
June 20, 2011 Welcome To The All New GoZips.com The University of Akron Department of Athletics has teamed with PrestoSports as the new host provider of GoZips.com.
June 15, 2011 | Men's Soccer UA Soccer Venue Renamed FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field Continuing its more than 50-year philanthropic relationship with the University, FirstEnergy Corporation has made its latest commitment.
June 8, 2011 | Softball Feltes, Helfrich Named to Academic All-MAC Squad The University of Akron softball team placed two student-athletes on the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team in Alex Feltes and Alex Helfrich, as announced on Wednesday by the league office.
May 31, 2011 | Women's Tennis Tennis Lands Two on Academic All-MAC List UA sophomore tennis student-athletes Angelika Jogasuria and Prang Pantusart were named to the eight-person Academic All-MAC Team.
December 3, 2010 December Student-Athlete Graduates Honored at Luncheon The UA Department of Athletics held a recognition luncheon for its 19 varsity student-athletes who will graduate at the end of the fall semester.
August 23, 2010 UA Athletics Holds Student-Athlete Welcome Back Picnic On the eve of the start of the fall semester, UA Athletics held its annual Student-Athlete Welcome Back Picnic Sunday at Rhodes Arena.
August 15, 2010 UA Student-Athletes Receive Diplomas this Weekend A number of University of Akron student-athletes received their undergraduate diploma on Saturday at the University's Summer Commencement.

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Sunday, January 25
MBB: UA men's basketball: Zips escape Broncos 71-69   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Johnson with 16 helps Akron beat W. Michigan 71-69   Associated Press
WBB, WTEN: On the record: Akron women's basketball team holds on for rare win at Central Michigan 74-72   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron 71, Western Michigan 69: Free throw shooting dooms Broncos as Zips sweep season series   by David Drew, Kalamazoo Gazette
MBB: After WMU's loss to Akron, emotional David Brown says Broncos beat themselves, are the better team   by David Drew, Kalamazoo Gazette

Saturday, January 24
MBB: University of Akron men's basketball: Western Michigan looking to serve Zips cold dish of revenge   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Cleveland State hosts Detroit in the thick of Horizon League title chase: Local College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WSD: On the record: Bowling Green sinks Akron in MAC finale   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, January 23
MBB: Things change quickly in Mid-­American Conference basketball race   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Evans embraces "old man" role with Zips   by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite
MBB: WMU men's basketball hosts Akron looking for redemption from loss to Zips in MAC opener     by David Drew, Kalamazoo Gazette
FB: Former Michigan OL coach lands in Akron   by Brent Sobleski, NBC Sports

Thursday, January 22
MBB: Northern Illinois 64, Akron 61: Huskies outshoot Zips to claim victory    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: On the record: January 22    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Winning week can put Akron in control ­- MAC Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Clutch Victory: NIU holds off Akron's late rally    by Eddie Carifio, DeKalb Daily Chronicle
MBB: Northern Illinois holds off Akron comeback 64-61    Associated Press

Wednesday, January 21
MBB: Akron men's basketball: Zips seeking to be kings of the road this week   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Steelers sign CFL pass rusher Shawn Lemon    by Josh Alper, NBC Sports
FB: Stampeders predict NFL success for new Steelers OLB Shawn Lemon   by Dan Sager, Behind the Steel Curtain

Tuesday, January 20
MBB: Injuries don't keep Cleveland State from being No. 1 –­ Local College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: McDonald grad a key part of Akron basketball staff    by Kayla Hanuschak, Warren Tribune

Monday, January 19
FB: On the record: UA's Chisholm and Brown honored at football banquet   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, January 18
MBB: Men's basketball/Akron 82, Central Michigan 76: Zips withstand late charge, take down Chippewas    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Reggie McAdams' career night gives Akron Zips victory over Central Michigan   by Branson Wrigh, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Late rally attempt by Central Michigan falls just short at Akron   by Nate Schneider, The Morning Sun
WBB, FB, WSD: On the record: Akron women's basketball team hammers Miami 65-47, improves to 14-2    Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, January 17
MBB: UA basketball: Three-point barrage could be on display for UA, Central Michigan   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WSD: On the record: January 17    Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, January 16
MSOC: Sporting Kansas City selects UA's Saad Abdul­-Salaam 12th in MLS SuperDraft    by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC, RIFLE: On the record: January 16   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Cleveland State gets a very big road win at Wright State ­– Local College Basketball    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, January 15
MBB: Akron 67, Bowling Green 50: Zips' shooting dooms Falcons   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Points to ponder in the Akron Zips 67-50 win over the Bowling Green Falcons    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips defend and dominate inside to topple Bowling Green, 67-50   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Ibitayo, Akron roll past Bowling Green 67-50    Associated Press
MBB: BG men fall to Zips for 1st MAC loss    by John Wagner, Toledo Blade
MBB: Akron routs BG men, 67-50    by Thomas Schmelt, Sentinel-Tribune
WBB: High-scoring Akron tops Toledo 102-101 in women's basketball    Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Rockets come up short in high-scoring loss to Zips   by Rachel Lenzi, Toledo Blade
MBB: Cleveland State on road at improving Wright State - Local College Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Akron Zips football: Team loses offensive line coach John Peterson   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Pitt's new football coach adds assistant   by Sam Werner, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wednesday, January 14
MBB: UA basketball: Zips continue learning process against Bowling Green    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC teams see parity this season   by Nicholas Piotrowicz, Toledo Blade

Tuesday, January 13
MBB: Akron's Pat Forsythe is 'the man' in the middle ­- Local College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB, MSOC: UA, KSU announce home and away opponents for 2015 football season    Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, January 11
WBB: UA women's basketball trump Eastern Michigan 65-48     by Fred Cay, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Akron Pole Vault Convention: Zips junior Shawn Barber defeats rival Sam Kendricks to place first on home turf   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, January 10
MBB: Toledo 84, Akron 67: Hot-shooting Rockets pull away in second half to clip Zips     by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips fall on the road to Toledo Rockets, 84-­67   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Toledo beats Akron, 84-­67   by Nicholas Piotrowicz, Toledo Blade
MBB: Toledo bounces back, beats Akron 84-67   Associated Press

Friday, January 9
MBB: Akron men's basketball team looking to put the squeeze on 'Juice' Brown   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: Charlie Frye headlines University of Akron Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2014   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, January 8
WBB: Akron 67, Bowling Green 59: Akron Zips overcome early struggles to defeat Bowling Green   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips can take firm grasp on title run at Toledo: MAC Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, January 7
MBB: Akron Zips prove too much for Western Michigan Broncos, win 72-52    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Points to Ponder: Akron Zips beat Western Michigan 72-­52    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips make statement with 72-­52 victory over Western Michigan    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Last words from MAC coaches at start of league play: MAC Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron cruises against Western Michigan, 72-52   Associated Press
MBB: WMU men's basketball team 'physically manhandled' in lopsided 72-­52 loss at Akron in MAC opener    by David Drew, Kalamazoo Gazette

Tuesday, January 6
MBB: UA basketball: Zips adjust to change, prepare for start of MAC play    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Cleveland State makes statement as Vikings are No. 1 in Horizon League: College Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, January 5
MBB, MSOC: University of Akron set to welcome back men's soccer players with 'Zips in the Pros' event in conjunction with Tuesday's men's basketball game    by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, January 4
MBB: Akron 79, Coppin State 62: 'Big Dog' guides Zips past Eagles   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips take down Coppin State, 79­-62, but there are concerns   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Forsythe finds focus in family, basketball and home   by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite
WBB: Zips fall to Western Michigan in women's basketball conference opener   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, January 3
MBB: Zips to open new year by hosting Coppin State on Saturday    by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, January 2
MBB: Akron and Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan are MAC division contenders    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, January 1
FB: For Fisher and Helfrich, small schools bred big-time coaches   by Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY

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