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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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Friday, May 29
FB: On the record: Former Zips football player Nordly Capi signs contract with Jacksonville Jaguars    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC basketball tournament going back to traditional format in 2016   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Interview with Football Head Coach Terry Bowden (audio), Sports Byline USA

Thursday, May 28
FB: Former Akron Zip WR Zach D'Orazio signs with New England Patriots    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, May 27
FB: Patriots agree with rookie WR Zach D'Orazio   by Mike Reiss, ESPN
FB: Chris Clemons missing OTAs not a surprise or an issue for Jaguars   by Mike DiRocco, ESPN
FB: Patriots reach deal with WR Zach D'Orazio   by Mike Wilkening, NBC Sports
FB: Patriots Sign Receiver Zach D'Orazio, Filling 90­-Man Roster   by Doug Kyed, NESN.com
FB: Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense    by Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, May 24
BASE: Akron 9, Ball State 8: Zips score eight in ninth inning to stun Cardinals, stay alive    by Richie Mulhall, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Ball State 9, Akron 8: Cardinals rally for four runs with two outs in ninth to eliminate Zips   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 23
BASE: Akron 2, Toledo 1: Underdog Zips advance on walk-off error in ninth   by Jimmy Miller, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, May 22
BASE: Ball State 9, Akron 6: Cardinals rally past Zips; UA to face Toledo in elimination game   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, May 21
BASE: Zips upset No. 1 seed Central Michigan; Flashes fall to Broncos   by Jimmy Miller, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Akron upsets top-seeded Central Michigan in MAC Tourney   by Matthew Florjancic,  WKYC
BASE: Akron, Kent State among eight going for MAC Baseball Tournament title   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, May 20
FB: Everett Golson and the New Free Agency in College Football   by Greg Couch, Bleacher Report

Sunday, May 17
BASE: Kent State 3, Akron 2 (10): Unearned run lifts Golden Flashes over Zips in extra innings   by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: On the record: University of Akron women earn sixth consecutive MAC track and field title; Zips men place second   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 16
BASE: Akron 2, Kent State 1: Zips take advantage of Flashes' miscues for Senior Day victory    by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: On the record: University of Akron men, women poised to win sixth consecutive MAC outdoor track titles   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: NCAA Rules Committee cuts basketball shot clock down to 30 seconds   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Friday, May 15
BASE: Kent State 7, Akron 1: Nick Jensen-Clagg pitches Golden Flashes over Zips     by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Linebacker Lemon tries to squeeze onto Steelers roster   by Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, May 14
FB: Al Kerkian, owner of Gasoline Alley, downtown Akron spots, dies at age 69   by Katie Byard, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, May 13
BASE, T&F: On the record: Akron baseball team falls 5-3 to Canisius    Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, May 11
BASE: On the record: UA rallies for 4-3 win over Buffalo in MAC baseball   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, May 10
BASE, T&F: On the record: University of Akron unable fight back the Bulls   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 9
SB: MAC Softball Tournament/Kent State 3, Akron 2; Western Michigan 8, Kent State 3    by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, BASE: On the record: UA track teams have four in top five after opening day of Campbell/Wright Invitational   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, May 8
SB: Softball/MAC Tournament: Central Michigan tops Kent State 1-0, Akron eliminates Northern Illinois 9-5   by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: New NCAA rule adds money to athletic scholarships, but can strain athletic budgets    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Degrees of disagreement over NCAA graduate transfer rule    by Dan Wolken, USA Today

Thursday, May 7
SB: MAC softball tournament: Top-seeded Kent State a 3-1 winner over Ohio; Akron falls 10-2 to Ball State   by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, May 6
SB: On the record: University of Akron softball players earn honors for 2015 season   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Bowling Green basketball returns to its roots to rebuild from ground up   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, May 4
FB: NFL Draft 2015: Four MAC players drafted, 30 signed as free agents   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MGOLF, SB, BASE: On the record: May 4   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, May 3
SB, MGOLF: On the record: May 3   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 2
FB: NFL Draft 2015: Auburn's Cameron Artis-­Payne adds value at deep RB position   by Eric F. Epler, The Patriot-News
MGOLF, BASE: On the record: May 2   Akron Beacon Journal

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