In the News Archive: May 2016

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Tuesday, May 31
T&F: UA’s Clayton Murphy advances to NCAA Championships in 1,500 meters, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: UA’s Phil Jagers advances to NCAA Championships in men’s discus, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Garfield’s Marcus Kidd, Coventry’s Dusty Burkhart commit to play football at the University of Akron, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, May 27
T&F: UA’s Clayton Murphy first in men’s 1,500 meters at NCAA East Preliminary meet, by Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: Nagbe gives USA win over Ecuador with 90th-minute goal, by Sports Illustrated
MSOC: Nagbe shines, Yedlin locked in and more from the U.S. win against Ecuador, by the Goal

Monday, May 23
T&F: 26 UA athletes advance to NCAA East Preliminary Round for track and field, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: NCAA Rules Committee Chair, Keith Dambrot, talks about restricted-area arc interpretation, by Greg Johnson, NCAA
MBB: Tweak to rule would allow teams to call timeouts while inbounding ball    by Myron Medcalf, ESPN

Wednesday, May 18
FB: College Football Countdown: No. 100 Akron, by Matt Murschel, Orlando Sentinel
FB: Cowboys Film Review: Defensive Lineman Rodney Coe, by Kevin Brady, Inside the Star
T&F: Shawn Barber Gets Chance To Bounce Back On His Return To Beijing, by IAAF

Tuesday, May 17
SB: Gabrielle Fredericks named to MAC Softball All-Tourney team, by Times Reporter

Monday, May 16
SB: Golden Flashes pile up 12 hits, end Zips’ season, by Fred Cay, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: UA women leading team standings after second day at MAC track and field championships, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: UA men win MAC track title; women finish second, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips pick up Michigan State transfer Javon Bess, by Brandon Hickey, Hustle Belt
T&F: Shawn Barber falters but rival is also bested, by CBC Sports

Friday, May 13
SB: Senior Erin Seiler pitches two-hitter as Zips advance, by Richie Mulhall, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC: UA men’s soccer to open season with Akron Classic Aug. 26-28, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Keith Dambrot: LeBron James had to leave Cleveland Cavaliers, then he had to come home   by Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Chargers LB, Jatavis Brown, honors brother through football    by Michael Gehlken, The San Diego Union-Tribune
T&F: Shawn Barber, Renaud Lavillenie set for pole vault showdown, by Doug Harrison, CBC

Thursday, May 12
SB: Springfield graduate Deanna Cole makes homecoming, helps Bobcats win opening-round game over Akron, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
WTEN: UA tennis team adds another international recruit, by Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, May 11
MGOLF: Elliott Grayson earns spot in U.S. Open sectional    by Shelby Star
FB: Undrafted DT Rodney Coe Eager To Prove Cowboys' Interest Well-Founded, by David Helman, Dallas Cowboys

Monday, May 9
SB: University of Akron advances to MAC softball tournament with victory over Kent State, by Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: World Champions Carber and Cartoletta add lustre to Kawasaki's Golden Grand Prix, by IAAF
T&F: Shawn Barber, Liz Gleadle win events at Golden Grand Prix, by CBC

Thursday, May 5
SB: Medina standout Jessica Holzman will play softball at the University of Akron, by Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, May 4
FB: From Childhood Neighbors to Chargers Teammates: Travis Benjamin and Jatavis Brown, by Ricky Henne, San Diego Chargers

Tuesday, May 3
MSOC: Three former UA men’s soccer players selected to National Team’s 40-man preliminary roster, by Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Bob Huggins refers to Dambrot at Hall of Fame luncheon club    by Joe Scalzo, Canton Repository

Monday, May 2
FB: UA’s Jatavis Brown selected in fifth round by San Diego Chargers, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron LB Jatavis Brown among MAC players selected in 2016 NFL Draft    by Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: 2016 NFL Draft: San Diego Chargers draft Jatavis Brown, by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt
T&F: Clayton Murphy stunned Drake Stadium with a victory in the invitational men’s 800 meters    by USATF
MGOLF: Akron’s George Baylis captures the individual medalist crown at MAC Men’s Golf Championship, by Kevin Casey, Golf Week