In the News Archive: August 2016

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Wednesday, August 31

MSOC:  Men's team earns top ranking in three national polls, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  University of Akron partners with city to boost Zips football, fill InfoCision Stadium, Cleveland.com, by Jennifer Conn
FB:  One year after ‘The Breakthrough,’ UA football coach Terry Bowden charged with sustaining success, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour
FB:  Akron mayor urges community to support University of Akron football team, Akron Beacon Journal, by Rick Armon

Tuesday, August 30

FB:  Zips have sights set on continued success following bowl victory, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  Competition at cornerback a strong point for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  Zips Invite All of Akron to Celebrate Saturday, WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol
FB:  Zips Football This Weekend: George Van Horne (Complete Interview), WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol
MSOC:  Late winners give No. 1 Akron pair of wins, Soccer America, by Staff Report
MTRACK:  Ohio pig showman triumphs at the Olympics, High Plains Journal, by Lacey Newlin

Monday, August 29
MSOC:  Brad Ruhaak’s goal with 36 seconds to play lifts No. 2 Zips to 1-0 win over No. 7 Georgetown in season opener, Akron Beacon Journal, by Jimmy Miller
FB:  Zips have sights set on continued success following bowl victory, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
MSOC:  Tyler Sanda’s goal, Ben Lundt’s shutout lift Zips to 1-0 victory over Seattle, Akron Beacon Journal, by Michael Beaven
FB:  Competition at cornerback a strong point for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  2016 MAC Player Countdown #10: Jerome Lane, WR, Akron, Hustle Belt, by Alan Rucker
FB:  2016 MAC Player Countdown #13: Jamal Marcus, DL, Akron, Hustle Belt, by Alan Rucker
MSOC:  Zips men's soccer start season ranked No. 1 in the country, Hustle Belt, by Kellen Becoats
MSOC:  No. 2 Akron stuns No. 10 Georgetown in final seconds to win 1-0, Soccerwire.com, by News Desk
MSOC:  No. 2 Akron scores in final minute, bests No. 10 Georgetown, NCAA.com, by Sean Palchick, Akron Athletics

Friday, August 26
FB:   Offensive line bonding, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  University of Akron football coach Terry Bowden places emphasis on recruiting local talent, Akron Beacon Journal, by Michael Beaven
MSOC:  Second-ranked Zips motivated by heartbreaking loss in NCAA Tournament, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour
MSOC:  Soccer America tabs University of Akron as No. 1 in nation in men’s soccer poll, Akron Beacon Journal, by Michael Beaven
MBB:  U Akron men’s basketball sets dates with Gonzaga & Creighton, Akron Beacon Journal, by Michael Beaven
On the record: Matt Newhouse joins UA athletic department, Akron Beacon Journal, Staff Reports
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy’s Olympic bronze medal could be worth millions in media exposure for UA, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour
FB:  New Faces likely big keys for Zips, MAC Reporter Online, Staff Reports

 Thursday, August 25 
MTRACK: Clayton Murphy’s Olympic bronze medal could be worth millions in media exposure for UA, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour.
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy trying various distances before 2016 season concludes, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour.
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy shows Olympic bronze medal to Akron (video), The Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander 
MTRACK:  Bronze medal still surreal for Akron's Clayton Murphy, Times Reporter, By Mike Popovich
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy returns to University of Akron after Rio Olympics, Newsnet5.com, Staff Report
MTRACK:  Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy welcomed home, Fox 8 News, by Kaily Cunningham
MTRACK:  Olympic bronze medalist and University of Akron student shares experience, Cleveland 19 News, by Cleveland 19 Digital Team
MTRACK:  Barber faces Olympic medalists after Rio letdown, CBC Sports, by Doug Harrison
FB:  Zips Coach Terry Bowden Football Preview (Full Interview), WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol
FB:  Coach Bowden Talks Zips Training Camp, WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol
MSOC:  Zips ranked high, still seeking right lineup as season launches, NorthNeighborNews.com, by Andy Harris
HOF:  University of Akron announces 2016 Hall of Fame class, Hudson Hub Times, by Staff Report

Wednesday, August 24

MTRACK: Clayton Murphy’s Olympic bronze medal could be worth millions in media exposure for UA, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour.
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy trying various distances before 2016 season concludes, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour.
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy shows Olympic bronze medal to Akron (video), The Plain Dealer, by Elton Alexander
MTRACK:  Bronze medal still surreal for Akron's Clayton Murphy, Times Reporter, By Mike Popovich.
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy returns to University of Akron after Rio Olympics, Newsnet5.com, Staff Report
MTRACK:  Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy welcomed home, Fox 8 News, by Kaily Cunningham
MTRACK:  Olympic bronze medalist and University of Akron student shares experience, Cleveland 19 News, by Cleveland 19 Digital Team
MTRACK:  Barber faces Olympic medalists after Rio letdown, CBC Sports, by Doug Harrison.
FB:  Zips Coach Terry Bowden Football Preview (Full Interview), WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol

 

 Wednesday, August 24

MSOC:  MAC Announces 2016 Men’s Soccer Coaches' Poll, Mid-American Conference, by Staff Report
VB:  On the record: Kent State picked to finish second, Akron sixth in MAC volleyball, Akron Beacon Journal, by Staff Report
WBB:  On the record: UA women’s basketball team falls in exhibition game, Akron Beacon Journal, by Staff Report
FB:  University of Akron football: Leaner, more experienced Thomas Woodson hopes to show improvement as Zips’ QB, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  Coach Bowden Talks Zips Training Camp, WAKR NewsTalkSports, by Jasen Sokol
MSOC:  Zips ranked high, still seeking right lineup as season launches, NorthNeighborNews.com, by Andy Harris
HOF:  University of Akron announces 2016 Hall of Fame class, Hudson Hub Times, by Staff Report

Tuesday, August 23

FB:  University of Akron football: New-look defense making progress for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, by George Thomas
FB:  2016 Hustle Belt Preseason Preview: Akron Zips, Hustle Belt, by Justin Coffin.
MTRACK:  Second Thoughts: Murphy goes from seventh at state to Olympic podium, Dayton Daily News, by Brian Kollars

Monday, August 22

MSOC:  University of Akron men’s soccer: Zips top Michigan 1-0 in exhibition on late goal by Ezana Kahsay, Akron Beacon Journal, by Staff Report.
MSOC:  Making an IMPACT: Fifth-grader with rare condition signs on with UA soccer, Akron Beacon Journal, by Marla Ridenour
MBB:  Akron Men’s Basketball 2016-2017 Preview #82, College Sports Madness, by Staff Report
WSOC:  Akron women's soccer team wins opener, the Canton Repository, by Staff Report
MTRACK:  Murphy Shares Thoughts on Race and Future, Bluebag Media, by Ryan Berry.

Friday, August 19

MSOC:  Ten-year-old to join Akron men's soccer team as part of Team Impact, The Canton Repository, Staff Report
MTRACK:  Murphy elicits memories of Wottle’s 1972 run, BCSN-TV, The Blade, by David Briggs
MTRACK: Ohio Farm Boy Wins Bronze At Olympics, Agriculture.com, by Jessie Scott

Thursday, August 18

MTRACK:  ESPN’s Really Big Show -- Clayton Murphy, ESPN, The Really Big Show
MTRACK:  The View From Pluto: How Akron's Clayton Murphy Went From Pig Farmer to Olympic Medalist, WKSU 89.7, AMANDA RABINOWITZ
MTRACK:  2016 Rio Olympics: Former UA All-American Clayton Murphy enjoys whirlwind unleashed by bronze medal performance in 800 meters, Akron Beacon Journal, By Marla Ridenour
FB:  12 TEAMS I 12 DAYS: 2016 AKRON ZIPS FOOTBALL PREVIEW, Mid-American Conference, Staff Report
FB: 2016 MAC East Preview: Wide Open Division Should Make For A Wild Season, CBS Local Sports, By Ryan Mayer 
FB:  University of Akron football: Wide receivers hope to put fire power back in passing game for Zips, Akron Beacon Journal, By George Thomas 
FB:  University of Akron football to hold meet the team event, Canton Repository, Staff Report

 Wednesday, August 17

FB:  GRIDIRON PREVIEW: Zips seek step forward, change in history, Suburbanite, by Andy Harris
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy, 21, Wins a Surprise Bronze Medal, Runner’s World, by Sarah Lorge Butler
MTRACK:  Olympic medalist Clayton Murphy: ‘It has been overwhelming’, WLWT-5 TV
WTRACK:  Clayton Murphy receives congrats from last American 800 gold medalist, Dayton Daily News, by Marcus Hartman
MTRACK:  Tom Archdeacon: ‘A pretty amazing feat’ by Clayton Murphy, Dayton Daily News, Tom Archdeacon
MTRACK:  Clayton Murphy On Earning Bronze, Interview by The Post Star

Tuesday, August 16

FB: University of Akron football: Linebackers John Rachal, Ulysses Gilbert trying to live up to standard of excellence established by former Zips standouts, By George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MTRACK: 2016 Summer Olympic Games: Former UA All-American Clayton Murphy wins bronze medal in 800 meters; Shawn Barber comes up short in pole vault, by Staff Report, Akron Beacon Journal
MTRACK: Rio Olympics 2016: Akron's Clayton Murphy wins bronze in 800, by staff report, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MTRACK: Clayton Murphy earns the USA's first medal in the 800 since 1992, by Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today Sports
MTRACK: Akron Zip Clayton Murphy wins bronze in men's 800m, by WKYC-TV
MTRACK: University of Akron Zip Clayton Murphy wins bronze in men’s 800m, by Associated Press, FOX8 News
MTRACK: Clayton Murphy Ends 24-Year Medal Drought In 800-Meter, by Karen Rosen, Team USA
MTRACK: American Clayton Murphy uses a personal best to capture bronze in the 800, by Associated Press, Los Angeles Times
MTRACK: David Rudisha successfully defends his 800m title with ease as 21-year-old Clayton Murphy becomes first American to win a medal in the event since 1976 with bronze, daily mail report
MTRACK: Canada's Shawn Barber Has Heartbreaking End To Olympics, by the Canadian Press, Huffington Post 
MTRACK: Rio 2016: Canada’s Shawn Barber eliminated from pole vault, by Lori Ewing, Canadian Press

Monday, August 15
MBB: On the Record: UA Basketball team romps in Nassau, by Staff Report, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 
University of Akron football: Zips have solid performances and come out healthy after first scrimmage, by George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 
University of Akron football: Ohio State transfer Warren Ball likely to start at running back, by George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 
University of Akron football: Zips have solid performances and come out healthy after first scrimmage, by George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 
Akron Zips football training camp (scrimmage): Aug. 13, by George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 
Akron Zips Training Camp (Day 5): First day in full gear, by George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MTRACK: 2016 Summer Olympic Games: Former UA All-Americans Clayton Murphy, Shawn Barber advance to finals, by Staff Report, Akron Beacon Journal
MTRACK: 
2016 Summer Olympic Games: Former UA standout Clayton Murphy advances to semifinals in 800 meters, by Staff Report, Akron Beacon Journal - ‎Aug 12, 2016‎
MTRACK: 
University of Akron standout Clayton Murphy will race for Team USA in the 800-meter final, by WKYC-TV
MTRACK: 
Murphy goes for gold in Rio, by Clinton, Randall ,Early Bird Newspaper
MTRACK: Merritt, Murphy and Berrian advance to 400, 800 finals, By Raphielle Johnson, OlympicTalk (blog)
MTRACK: 
Boris Berian and Clayton Murphy Advance to 800m Olympic Final, by Meg Bellino, FloTrack.com
MTRACK: Rio Olympics: No waiting game this time for Clayton Murphy, By Akshay Mirchandani, Dayton Daily News
MTRACK: Akron standout Clayton Murphy proud to represent Team USA, WKYC-TV
MTRACK: 
USA, USA: Both Boris Berian and Clayton Murphy Advance to Men's 800 Final -- Reaction and Analysis, LetsRun.com - ‎Aug 13, 2016‎
MTRACK: 
Olympic race 'completely different experience' for Clayton Murphy, By Cat Cardenas, Dayton Daily News - ‎Aug 12, 2016‎
MTRACK: Clayton Murphy advances to 800-meter semifinals in Rio Olympics, by Staff Report, Dayton Daily News
MTRACK: Clayton Murphy advances to 800-meter semifinals in Rio, by Jake Ryle and Kim Allen, WDTN
MTRACK:
Five to watch: Barber goes for gold in pole vault, canoe and kayak events begin, by the Canadian Press, The Chronicle Herald
MTRACK: 
Rio 2016: What to watch, Day 10 (August 15th), by Don Landry, Yahoo Canada Sports
MTRACK: 
RIO 2016, Rio Olympics Day 10: What to watch and the latest news., The Golbe and the Mail
MTRACK: 
Canada's Shawn Barber survives early scares to advance to pole vault final, by Kerry Gillespies, TheStar.com 

Friday, August 12
MTRACK: UA airs commercial to celebrate Zips in the Olympics, by Staff Report, Akron Beacon Journal
MTRACK: Men’s Pole Vault Preview: Will Renaud Lavillenie Become The First Man in 60 Years To Repeat as Olympic Champion?, by LetsRun.com
MTRACK: From 1:54 to 1:44: The Meteoric Rise Of Clayton Murphy, by MileSplit.com
MWSWIM: Coach Chris Medvedeff on Olympic DivingInterview by Jasen Sokol, WAKR

Thursday, August 11
FB: Terry Bowden remembers his friend John Saunders, Interview by Jasen Sokol, WAKR
FB: Terry Bowden - Full interview with the Jasen Sokol Show, Interview by Jasen Sokol, WAKR
WTEN: On the record: UA women's tennis coach Brandon Padgett agrees to contract extension, by Staff Report, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, August 10
FB: On the record: UA quarterback Thomas Woodson on watch list for Johnny Unitas award, by George Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: 2016 Olympic Men’s 800 Preview: David Rudisha Goes for the Repeat In a Wide-Open Event; Clayton Murphy & Boris Berian Shoot for First U.S. Medals Since 1992, by LetsRun.com 
MSOC: Men's soccer primer: Stanford sets sights on title defense; watch out for Maryland, by NCAA.com

Tuesday, August 9
FB: Coach Terry Bowden, Zips look to build on last season’s success, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips basketball headed to Bahamas for three games   , by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, August 8
T&F: University of Akron's Shawn Barber ready for Rio, by WKYC with Jim Donovan
FB: Bowden’s at home in Tallahassee, by Jim Henry, Tallahassee Democrat

Friday, August 5
T&F: Ready For Rio: Three Zips To Compete In The Games, by Public Now
T&F: Murphy brings farmer’s work ethic to Rio Olympics, by Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News

Thursday, August 4
MSOC: Zips ranked No. 2 in preseason national poll, by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Terry Bowden on Start of Zips Football (audio), by WAKR with Jasen Sokol

Wednesday, August 3
FB: Chiefs linebacker Justin March has a nose for the ball, by Terez A. Paylor, Kansas City Star
T&F: Rio Olympics 2016: Ohio well represented in upcoming games including three former Akron student-athletes, by Branson Wright, Cleveland Plain Dealer
WSOC: Ben Munger hired to Akron women’s soccer coaching staff, by Soccer Wire

Tuesday, August 2
MBB: Zips get in some extra practice ahead of trip to the Bahamas for preseason event, by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Canadian pole vaulter Shawn Barber on his path to Rio Olympics, by Doug Harrison, CBC Sports
MSOC: Penn Hills native earns full soccer scholarship at Akron, by Andrew John, Trib Live
FB: Akron Listed as No. 4 for MAC Media Guides, by Jordan Rinard, Hustle Belt

Monday, August 1
GENERAL: UA men’s teams finish the 2015-16 year, ranked No. 21 in Capital One Cup standings, by Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Five takeaways from MAC Media Day, by Jordan Rinard, Hustle Belt