In the News Archive: June 2016

Follow the Zips in local and national publications with "In The News," updated regularly with links to stories about Zips Athletics, the University and Mid-American Conference.

Thursday, June 30
FB: Coach Terry Bowden’s Weekly Visit with Jasen Sokol (audio), b
WBB: Warren’s Anita Brown to play professionally overseas, by Chad Krispinsky, WKBN

Wednesday, June 29
MSOC: Adam Najem returning to UA men’s soccer after exploring pro options, b
MBB: Akron Among Teams Announced for the 55th Annual WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational, by El Paso Herald-Post
T&F: Clayton Murphy Signs With Nike   , by Early Bird Paper

Tuesday, June 28
T&F: UA freshman Ian Behm third in men’s javelin at USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships, b
S&D: Four Zips to Represent Akron at USA Swimming Olympic Trials, by Hudson Hub-Times
T&F: Clayton Murphy, Courtney Okolo Sign With Nike, by Taylor Dutch, Flo Track

Monday, June 27
FB: Springfield’s Tracy Jordan commits to play football at the University of Akron; USA Swimming Olympic Trials to include more local talent, b
S&D: UA swimmer Erin Seiler places 59th in 100-meter butterfly at Olympic Trials, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Be Audacious! Zips Coach Terry Bowden talks with Jasen Sokol (audio), by WAKR with Jasen Sokol
MBB: Keith Dambrot: LeBron James has ‘a lot of good years left’, by Ed Wittenberg, Cleveland Jewish News

Friday, June 24
T&F: UA’s Claudia Garcia Jou nominated for NCAA woman of year, b
MBB: Andy Katz and Rick Klein are joined by LeBron James' high school coach Keith Dambrot (audio), with Andy Katz and Rick Klein, ESPN - Capital Games Podcast
MBB: Won for The Land: Keith Dambrot speaks about LeBron James   , by Ramona Shelburne, ESPN Senior Writer
MBB: Keith Dambrot on Remembering the King, by Curt Conrad, Ashland Source
MBB: Two decades before Cleveland’s first NBA title, LeBron James walked onto a JCC court with Keith Dambrot, by Bob Jacob and Ed Wittenberg, JNS

Thursday, June 23
MBB: Former high school coaches and teammates, Keith Dambrot and Dru Joyce proud to witness LeBron James propel Cleveland to its first championship in 52 years, b

Wednesday, June 22
MBB: LeBron’s very first high school coach, Keith Dambrot: he was always something special, b
MBB: Coach Keith Dambrot to speak at LeBron James celebration on Thursday, by Rick Armon, Akron Beacon Journal 

Tuesday, June 21
MBB: Coach Keith Dambrot discusses LeBron James and the Cavs Championship (audio), b
MBB: Coach Keith Dambrot  on WAKR’s Sam Bourquin Show (audio), by WAKR
T&F: Lavillenie And Barber To Battle Again In Zurich, by IAAF Diamond League

Monday, June 20
MBB: Keith Dambrot talks about how LeBron James handles pressure    b
MBB: Coach Keith Dambrot appeared live on SportsCenter to discuss NBA Finals Game 7, by ESPN via ZTV
T&F: New Pro Clayton Murphy Is On A Hot Streak, by Jeff Hollobaugh, Track and Field News

Friday, June 17
T&F: Akron's Murphy semifinalist for Bowerman Award    b
FB: Donnell Alexander, the son of Derrick Thomas, says he was born with a football in his hand, by 101 Sports
MBB: Keith Dambrot refers to LeBron’s high school days, by Ben Cohen and Chris Herring, The Wall Street Journal
T&F: Shawn Barber places 2nd in pole vault in Stockholm, by Doug Harrison, CBC Sports
GENERAL: UA modifies drug testing for student athletes, by Marilyn Miller, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, June 16
FB: Second string not the end of the world for Akron QBs, bAlex Kolodizej, Today's U Sports
FB: Zips Coach Terry Bowden talks Recruiting, Character, and Luke Bryan, by WAKR with Jasen Sokol
FB: Terry Bowden talks about upcoming football season, by News Sentinel Sports Podcast with Vince Ferrara
FB: Ellet's Marquise Bridges snags scholarship offer from U Akron, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, June 15
T&F: Murphy Wins NCAA Track Title, Prepares For Olympics    by Clinton Randall, Early Bird Paper
FB: Springfield's Tracy Jordan latest PTC standout to commit to Zips    by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite
GENERAL: Akron claims Reese Trophy for men's sports success    by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite

Tuesday, June 14
T&F: UA runner Clayton Murphy turns pro, focuses on Olympic Trials, by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Akron's Clayton Murphy Launches A Professional Career, by Mid-American Conference
T&F: Clayton Murphy Turns Pro And Misses Olympic Standard By .03 At Portland Track Festival, by Lets Run
MSOC: Rob Stone examines the trio of Akron Zips Men's Soccer alums who've become a staple for the U.S. Soccer MNT, by FOX Soccer

Monday, June 13
T&F: UA’s Clayton Murphy wins NCAA title in 1,500 meters, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Akron’s Claudia Garcia Jou places third in high jump at NCAA championships, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Barberton rising senior Kobie Booker commits to play at the University of Akron, by Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, June 10
FB: Coach Terry Bowden talks future of Zips Football, by WAKR with Jasen Sokol
FB: Mid-American Conference releases Akron Zips football game start times, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Members of UA’s football team will appear at Father Friendly, a new community event that will celebrate responsible parenting, by West Side Leader

Thursday, June 9
T&F: UA’s Clayton Murphy advances to 1,500 meters final at NCAA Track and Field Championships, by Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, June 8
FB: Akron Zips 2016 College Football Preview, by Mark Roberts, Sports Chat Place
MGOLF: Mitchell McFarland advances to the Ohio Amateur Championship, by Derrick Parker, Portsmouth Daily Times

Friday, June 3
GENERAL: University of Akron athletics wins title of best in Mid-American Conference, by George M Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MGOLF: Jacob Appleby wins Zoar Memorial Amateur Championship    by Times-Reporter

Thursday, June 2
GENERAL: Akron, Kent State win MAC's top athletic awards    by Canton Repository
T&F: 20 UA athletes named to Academic All-MAC track and field teams, by Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, June 1
FB: 2017 Akron Football Recruiting: WR Dustin Burkhart and OL Marcus Kidd, by David Mike Karpinski, Hustle Belt