In the News Archive: July 2016

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Friday, July 29
FB: UA coach Terry Bowden optimistic Zips can find sustainability, challenge for league championship, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron picked as a MAC contender in football preseason poll   , by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Thomas Woodson among most important players in the MAC, by ESPN
FB: Head coach Terry Bowden, senior CB DeAndre Scott, and junior QB Thomas Woodson participated in MAC Media Day at Ford Field in Detroit, by Akron Zips YouTube
FB: DeAndre Scott and Thomas Woodson represent Akron on media day, by Mike Karpinski, Hustle Belt
FB: Terry Bowden Explains How He’s Using LeBron James, Cavs As Motivation (audio), by CBS Cleveland

Thursday, July 28
FB: Coach Terry Bowden exudes confidence despite personnel losses, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Terry Bowden Has Turned Akron Into a Force in the MAC (audio), by NBC Sports Radio - The Newy Scruggs Show

Wednesday, July 27
T&F: Two University of Akron students heading to Rio Olympics to compete in 800-meter run and pole vault, by Bob Jones, News Net 5

Tuesday, July 26
FB: Bold predictions for the Chargers: Watch out for Jatavis Brown, by Matt Pagels, Bolt Beat

Monday, July 25
T&F: Career of former University of Akron pole-vaulter Shawn Barber still on upswing, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Clayton Murphy Versus Centro Lives Up to the Hype, by Lets Run
MSOC: Nagbe, Trapp named MLS All-Stars, by Canton Repository

Thursday, July 21
T&F: Clayton Murphy Says “It Still Hasn’t Sunk In” He’ll Be Part Of Team USA In Rio Olympics, “Dog-Eat-Dog” Competition, by Keith Britton, CBS Cleveland
MSOC: Adam Najem Set To Return For Senior Season At Akron   , by Ben Roth, College Soccer News
MSOC: Akron's Najem on Hermann Trophy watch list, by Canton Repository

Wednesday, July 20
T&F: Former UA standout Clayton Murphy ready for challenge on ultimate stage, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Darke County's Clayton Murphy an Olympian now and forever, by Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News
WBB: Pitt's Gordon joins Akron women's basketball team   , by Times Reporter
MBB: Akron Zips Ibitayo Assists At Greenville Basketball Camp   , by Gaylen Blosser, Early Bird Paper

Tuesday, July 19
MBB: Keith Dambrot Recognition Dinner to be Held on Aug. 9, b

Friday, July 15
T&F: Clayton Murphy, the 800-meter Olympic Trials champion, heads to Rio on Team USA   , b

Thursday, July 14
FB: Zips Head Coach Terry Bowden on Character (audio), b
FB: University of Akron revises tailgating policies for home football games at InfoCision Stadium, by News Net 5
FB: University of Akron loosens tailgating policies for football games   , by WKYC
FB: JoJo Natson fills multiple voids for Akron, by Alex Kolodziej, Today's U Sports

Wednesday, July 13
T&F: Former UA standout Annika Roloff to compete for Germany in Summer Olympics, b

Monday, July 11
T&F: Shawn Barber gives Akron track and field two Olympians   , b
T&F: Former UA pole vaulter Shawn Barber qualifies for Canadian Olympic team, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Clayton Murphy wins 800-meter title at Olympic Trials, becomes UA’s first track Olympian, by Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, July 8
T&F: Clayton Murphy Discusses His Olympic Bid (audio), b

Thursday, July 7
T&F: Tri-Village Grad, Clayton Murphy, Joins Team USA In Summer Olympics   , b

Wednesday, July 6
T&F: Clayton Murphy Wins Trials 800, Boris Berian and Charles Jock Make Team, b
T&F: Three MAC alumni to compete in Rio Olympics including Akron’s Clayton Murphy, by Anthony Allocco, Hustle Belt

Tuesday, July 5
T&F: Clayton Murphy reaches semifinals in 800 meters at Olympic trials, b
T&F: UA long jumper Terrell McClain just misses joining former teammate Clayton Murphy in finals at Olympic Trials, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Clayton Murphy wins 800-meter title at Olympic Trials, becomes UA’s first track Olympian, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Clayton Murphy wins 800, unburdened Boris Berian bound for Rio   , by Paul Myerberg, USA Today
T&F: Eventful 800m Finals Won By Grace And Murphy At Us Olympic Trials, by IAAF
T&F: Clayton Murphy Takes Top Spot In Men's 800m; Qualifies For Rio, by NBC Sports
FB: Akron hopes to continue season success, Grant Traylor, The Herald-Dispatch

Friday, July 1
FB: Terry Bowden on career lessons and the 4 phases of turning around a program   , bCoaching Search
WGOLF: University of Akron golfer, Geneva native Danielle Nicholson qualifies for U.S. Women’s Amateur   , by Mark Podolski, The News-Herald