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  • Laryea Makes MLS Debut with Orlando City
    June 26, 2017
    Former University of Akron men's soccer standout Richie Laryea reached the first of many milestones in his professional career this past Saturday, June 24, making his Major League Soccer debut for Orlando City.
  • Siefring Places 10th in Heptathlon at USATF National Outdoor Championships
    June 25, 2017
    University of Akron junior Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) registered a 10th-place finish in the women's heptathlon on the final day of the USATF (United States of America Track and Field) Outdoor National Championships on Sunday, June 25, on the strength of a cumulative score of 5,652.
  • Siefring Leads Zips' Efforts on Day Three of USATF Outdoor National Championships
    June 24, 2017
    University of Akron junior Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) opened her run in the women's heptathlon registering a four-event cumulative score of 3,322 to direct the efforts of current and former Zips on the third day of the USATF (United States of America Track and Field) Outdoor National Championships on Saturday, June 24.
  • Murphy Advances to 800M Finals at USATF Outdoor National Championships
    June 24, 2017
    Former University of Akron All-American and 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Clayton Murphy advanced to the 800-meter finals to lead the efforts of current and former Zips on the second day of the USATF (United States of America Track and Field) Outdoor National Championships on Friday, June 23.
  • Murphy Advances in 800M and 1,500M at USATF Outdoor National Championships
    June 23, 2017
    Former University of Akron All-American and 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Clayton Murphy turned in a pair of impressive performances on the opening day of the USATF (United States of America Track and Field) Outdoor National Championships on Thursday, June 22.
  • Baylis Advances to the Third Round of Match Play of The Amateur
    June 21, 2017
    University of Akron men’s golfer George Baylis (Ascot, England) enters the third round of The 122nd British Amateur Championships after a pair of 5&4 match play wins at Royal St. George’s.
  • Akron Swimming & Diving Named 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
    June 21, 2017
    The University of Akron swimming and diving team was named a College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American team for the 2017 spring semester.
  • Track and Field News Projects Strong Akron Finishes at USATF Outdoor National Championships
    June 21, 2017
    Track and Field News is projecting a pair of strong finishes for University of Akron track and field All-Americans in sophomore Matt Ludwig (Chardon, Ohio) and junior Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) at this week's USATF Outdoor National Championships in Sacramento, Calif.
  • Akron Track and Field: Ranks Among Nation's Elite Programs
    June 19, 2017
    The University of Akron Track and Field program is coming off another banner campaign in 2017 under the leadership of 22nd-year head coach Dennis Mitchell as seven Zips garnered 11 All-America citations.
  • Zips Basketball School is the Final Camp for Summer of 2017
    June 21, 2017
    Akron Basketball Camps would like to thank all the basketball players that attended camp last week (June 12-16). The Zips Basketball School is Akron’s final camp for the summer of 2017 and is open to boys and girls entering 1st through 7th grades.
  • Trio of Zips Set to Compete at 2017 USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships
    June 19, 2017
    Three University of Akron track and field standouts are headed to Sacramento, Calif., this weekend to compete at the 2017 United States of America Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Championships (USTAF) Thursday, June 22, through Sunday, June 25, at Hornet Stadium on the campus of Sacramento State University.
  • Akron Garners All-America Citations at NCAA Track and Field Championships
    June 12, 2017
    The University of Akron track and field program reaped the rewards for its efforts during the outdoor campaign this season as six Zips garnered United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America citations following the conclusion of the 2017 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this past week.
  • Akron Softball Camps Set for June 20, July 18
    June 12, 2017
    The University of Akron will offer two one-day camps for softball players on Tuesday, June 20, and on Tuesday, July, 18, at UA's Lee Jackson Field.
  • Manson and Siefring Garner First-Team All-America Honors to Conclude NCAA Track Championships
    June 10, 2017
    Sparked by a pair of fifth-place performances from senior Nikki Manson (Glasgow, Scotland) and junior Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio), the University of Akron Track and Field squad closed out the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field on Saturday, June 10, adding a pair of first-team All-America citations.
  • 2017 Softball Season Summary
    June 10, 2017
    The Akron Zips, under the guidance of 11th-year head coach Julie Jones, concluded the 2017 season at 27-30 overall and finished MAC play at 12-12 (4th in the East) after going 1-2 in their fourth consecutive Mid-American Conference Championship appearance.
  • Zips’ Tennis Ranked Eighth in Midwest Region
    June 10, 2017
    The University of Akron women’s tennis team was ranked eighth in the Midwest in the final Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Division I rankings for the 2016-17 academic year.
  • Jagers 16th in Discus; Siefring Eighth in Heptathlon after Day Three of NCAA Championships
    June 09, 2017
    University of Akron senior Phil Jagers (Solon, Ohio) capped his stellar Zips' outdoor career placing 16th in the men's discus to direct Akron's efforts on the third day of the NCAA Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field on Friday, June 9.
  • Ludwig Captures NCAA Men's Pole Vault Title on Day One of NCAA Track and Field Championships
    June 07, 2017
    University of Akron sophomore Matt Ludwig (Chardon, Ohio) saved his biggest jump of the season for his last as his clearance of 18-4.50 (5.60m) on his third and final attempt in the men's pole vault competition at the NCAA Track and Field Championships at historic Hayward Field on Wednesday, June 7, garnered him his first national title and the ninth in program history.
  • Zips Finalize 2017 Men's Soccer Schedule
    June 09, 2017
    The University of Akron men’s soccer team finalized its 2017 schedule on Friday with the addition of an Oct. 13 home match against Southern Illinois Edwardsville (SIUE).
  • Z-Fund to Host Zips’ Trip to Penn State
    June 08, 2017
    The first Zips’ Trip of the 2017-18 academic year, offered by Akron Athletics and the Z-Fund, will be a fan bus to Akron football’s season opener at Penn State on Saturday, Sept. 2.
  • Zips Football Volunteers at Haven of Rest
    June 07, 2017
    While most college kids are resting at home following final exams, 45 members of the University of Akron football team spent all day Wednesday volunteering at the Haven of Rest (East Market Street), the area's homeless shelter.
  • Six Zips Prepared to Compete at NCAA Track and Field Championships
    June 05, 2017
    Six student-athletes are set to represent the University of Akron track and field program at this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships this Wednesday, June 7, through Saturday, June 10, at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
  • Nagbe and Trapp Named to USMNT Preliminary Roster for 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup
    June 05, 2017
    A pair of former Akron men's soccer standouts in Darlington Nagbe and Wil Trapp were among 40 players selected by United States Men's National Team head coach Bruce Arena for the preliminary training roster for this summer's 2017 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
  • Women's Tennis Season Summary
    June 07, 2017
    Second-seeded Akron concluded the 2017 season at the Mid-American Conference Championship. The Zips fell to No. 3 seed Buffalo, 4-2, in semifinal action. The Akron Zips, under the guidance of seventh-year head coach Brandon Padgett, finished the season at 23-4 overall and 7-1 (2nd) in MAC play.
  • Mitchell Named USTFCCCA Men's Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year
    June 05, 2017
    The University of Akron men's track and field team continued to reap the rewards for its 2017 campaign as head track and field coach Dennis Mitchell was recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as the recipient of the Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year accolades.
  • Haney Named Assistant Swim Coach at Akron
    June 01, 2017
    Jennah Haney has been named the assistant coach with The University of Akron swimming and diving team, head coach Brian Peresie announced on Thursday.
  • Akron’s Cockerham Listed on College Football HOF Ballot
    June 01, 2017
    Former Akron Zip Steve Cockerham (1974-77) has been listed among the 98 players from the divisional ranks on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced on Thursday.
  • Sanders Named Women's Basketball Assistant Coach at Akron
    June 01, 2017
    The University of Akron women's basketball program will have a new member on its coaching staff this season as Brianna Sanders has been named an assistant coach Zips' head women's basketball coach Jodi Kest announced on Thursday.
  • Plybon and Ruhaak Earn MAC Medal of Excellence Awards
    June 01, 2017
    University of Akron seniors Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) and Brad Ruhaak (Akron, Ohio) were among 24 Mid-American Conference student-athletes presented the Medal of Excellence Award during the Honors Dinner Ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, as part of the MAC Spring Meetings on Wednesday, May 31.
  • Akron Claims Second Consecutive Reese Trophy
    May 31, 2017
    For the second consecutive season, the University of Akron was recognized as the Mid-American Conference's top men's athletics programs by claiming the 2016-17 Reese Trophy in back-to-back seasons.
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