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Apr 1, 2015
2 Akron
3 at Canisius
Final
Buffalo, N.Y.
Apr 2, 2015
NORTHEAST OHIO QUAD
All Day
LEE R. JACKSON TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX
Apr 3, 2015
NORTHEAST OHIO QUAD
All Day
LEE R. JACKSON TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX
4 Eastern Michigan
3 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
0 Akron
7 at Western Michigan
Final
Kalamazoo, Mich.
Eastern Michigan
at Akron
Cancelled
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 4, 2015
1 Akron
4 at Ball State
Final
Muncie, Ind.
1 Central Michigan
0 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
13 Akron
5 at Ball State
Final
Muncie, Ind.
Apr 5, 2015
4 Akron
7 at Ball State
Final
Muncie, Ind.
3 Central Michigan
4 at Akron
Final - 7 innings
Lee R. Jackson Field
3 Akron
4 at Ball State
Final
Muncie, Ind.
Apr 6, 2015
t-12th of 15 (604, +28) vs. Gary Koch Invitational – Day One
@ Gastonia, N.C. (Gaston Country Club)
All Day
Apr 7, 2015
t-12th of 15 (898, +34) vs. Gary Koch Invitational – Day Two
@ Gastonia, N.C. (Gaston Country Club)
All Day
Pittsburgh
at Akron
Cancelled
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 8, 2015
Akron
at Niagara
Cancelled
Niagara, N.Y.
Akron
at Niagara
Cancelled
Niagara, N.Y.
Apr 10, 2015
at All-Ohio Championship
All Day
Oxford, Ohio
2 Akron
1 at Kent State
Final - 8 innings
Kent, Ohio | PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
2 Akron
12 at Kent State
Final - 5 innings
Kent, Ohio | PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge
Apr 11, 2015
12th of 15 (586, +18) vs. Irish Creek Intercollegiate – Day One
@ Kannapolis, N.C. (Irish Creek Golf Club)
All Day
at All-Ohio Championship
All Day
Oxford, Ohio
1 Northern Illinois
4 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
5 Akron
2 at Buffalo
Final
Buffalo, N.Y.
1 Akron
0 vs. Buffalo
@ Lee R. Jackson Field
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field, Akron, Ohio
2 Northern Illinois
6 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 12, 2015
12th of 15 (885, +33) vs. Irish Creek Intercollegiate – Day Two
@ Kannapolis, N.C. (Irish Creek Golf Club)
All Day
4 Northern Illinois
5 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
9 Akron
0 vs. Buffalo
@ Lee R. Jackson Field
Final - 5 innings
Lee R. Jackson Field, Akron, Ohio
Apr 14, 2015
0 Marshall
7 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
3 Akron
1 at Youngstown State
Final
Youngstown, Ohio
3 Akron
6 at Youngstown State
Final
Youngstown, Ohio
Apr 15, 2015
at California Invitational Combined/Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Azusa, Calif.
1 Akron
2 at Dayton
Final
Dayton, Ohio
Apr 16, 2015
at Cal-State Los Angeles Twilight Open
All Day
Los Angeles, Calif.
at Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Walnut, Calif.
at California Invitational Combined/Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Azusa, Calif.
at Hammers and Hot Dogs
All Day
Norwalk, Calif.
Apr 17, 2015
at Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Walnut, Calif.
2 Akron
1 at Toledo
Final - 9 innings
Toledo, Ohio
1 Northern Illinois
6 at Akron
Final
Akron, Ohio | LaTuchie Tennis Center
4 Miami (Ohio)
7 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
2 Akron
3 at Toledo
Final
Toledo, Ohio
Apr 18, 2015
at Walsh Invitational
All Day
Canton, Ohio
at Beach Track and Field Invitational
All Day
Norwalk, Calif.
at Mt. Sac Relays
All Day
Walnut, Calif.
12th of 12 (639, +63) vs. Lady Buckeye Invitational – Day One
@ Columbus, Ohio (OSU Golf Club - Scarlet Course)
All Day
6 Akron
1 at Bowling Green
Final
Bowling Green, Ohio
11 Miami (Ohio)
9 at Akron
Final
Lee R. Jackson Field
8 Akron
0 at Bowling Green
Final - 5 innings
Bowling Green, Ohio
Apr 19, 2015
12th of 12 (968, +104) vs. Lady Buckeye Invitational – Day Two
@ Columbus, Ohio (OSU Golf Club - Scarlet Course)
All Day
8 Miami (Ohio)
7 at Akron
Final - 13 innings
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 20, 2015
No Team Score vs. 2015 Cobra Puma Invitational – Day One
@ Cincinnati, Ohio (Maketewah Country Club)
All Day
Apr 21, 2015
vs. 2015 Cobra Puma Invitational – Day Two
@ Cincinnati, Ohio (Maketewah Country Club)
All Day
Akron
vs. Western Michigan
@ All Pro Freight Stadium
3:00 PM
All Pro Freight Stadium | Avon, Ohio
Apr 22, 2015
at Drake Relays
All Day
Des Moines, Iowa
Canisius
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Dayton
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Dayton
at Akron
5:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 24, 2015
at Ashland Alumni Open
All Day
Ashland, Ohio
at Drake Relays
All Day
Des Moines, Iowa
vs. Mid-American Conference Championship – Day One
@ Lebanon, Ohio (Shaker Run Golf Club)
All Day
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Miami (Ohio)
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Ohio
6:00 PM
Athens, Ohio
Apr 25, 2015
at Ashland Alumni Open
All Day
Ashland, Ohio
at Drake Relays
All Day
Des Moines, Iowa
vs. Mid-American Conference Championship – Day Two
@ Lebanon, Ohio (Shaker Run Golf Club)
All Day
Ball State
at Akron
2:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Akron
at Ohio
3:00 PM
Athens, Ohio
Apr 26, 2015
vs. Mid-American Conference Championship – Day Three
@ Lebanon, Ohio (Shaker Run Golf Club)
All Day
Akron
at Ohio
1:00 PM
Athens, Ohio
Ball State
at Akron
1:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 28, 2015
Malone
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Cleveland State
at Akron
3:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Cleveland State
at Akron
5:00 PM
Lee R. Jackson Field
Apr 29, 2015
Akron
at Youngstown State
5:30 PM
Youngstown, Ohio
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April 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Miami (Ohio) in 13 Innings A Miami (Ohio) home run in the top of the 13th inning doomed the University of Akron baseball team on Sunday in the series finale against the RedHawks at Lee R. Jackson Field as the Zips fell 8-7 in extras.
April 19, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Finishes in 12th Place at Lady Buckeye Invitational The tournament served as the final regular-season event before next weekend's Mid-American Conference Championship.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Watch Shawn Barber as the announcement of the 85th Sullivan Award is unveiled Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has found his way to New York City in advance of the announcement of the winner of the 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award on Sunday, April 19, at the New York Athletic Club.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Christian highlights efforts of Akron at Beach Invitational The Akron track and field team received five top-five finishes as the Zips concluded their efforts at the Beach Invitational on Saturday, April 18.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Garcia Jou leads Zips at Mt. Sac Relays Senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) captured the women's high jump invitational to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field squad on Saturday, April 18, at the Mt. Sac Relays.
April 18, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron registers 5-1 victory past Sigma FC in exhibition play Sparked by a three-goal evening from Adam Najem (Clifton, N.J.), the Akron men's soccer team registered a 5-1 exhibition victory past Sigma FC on Saturday, April 18, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 18, 2015 | Women's Golf Women’s Golf in 12th Place After Day One of Lady Buckeye Invitational The Akron women’s golf team opened the Lady Buckeye Invitational with rounds of 329 (+41) and 310 (+22) to finish day one in 12th place at 639 (+63) on Saturday at Ohio State’s Scarlet Golf Course.
April 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Close Battle against Miami (Ohio), 11-9 Akron's one-run lead entering the top of the ninth inning was not enough to hold off Miami (Ohio) as the University of Akron's baseball team suffered a 11-9 loss to the RedHawks on Saturday after Miami managed a three-run ninth inning to win game two of the series at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 18, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Sweeps Bowling Green in MAC Play The University of Akron softball team swept a Mid-American Conference twinbill at Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon at the Meserve Field.
April 18, 2015 Blue Shuts Out White, 10-0, in Akron Spring Game Akron football’s Blue squad shut out its White counterpart, 10-0, in the Zips’ annual Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Akron posts strong efforts at Walsh Invitational The University of Akron track and field team posted a trio of second-place efforts at the Walsh Invitational on Saturday, April 18.
April 17, 2015 | Track & Field Gray's school-record time fuels Zips' efforts at Mt. Sac Relays Led by a school-record time in the men's 400-meter run by redshirt junior Brent Gray (Cincinnati, Ohio), the Akron track and field team registered four first-place performances in second-day competition at the Mt. Sac Relays on Friday, April 17.
April 17, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Splits MAC Twinbill at Toledo The University of Akron softball team split a Mid-American Conference twinbill at Toledo on Friday afternoon at the Scott Park Complex. Akron won the first game, 2-1 in nine innings, and fell 3-2 in the night cap.
April 17, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Valek Shine in 7-4 Win over Miami (Ohio) Redshirt senior outfielder Joey Havrilak and junior starting pitcher John Valek III led the University of Akron baseball team to issue strong performances on both sides of the ball on Friday as it defeated Miami (Ohio), 7-4, at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 17, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Beats NIU, 6-1, in Regular-Season Finale The University of Akron women’s tennis team closed the regular season with a 6-1 win over Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play on Friday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
April 16, 2015 Rosters for Akron’s Annual Spring Game Announced Head football coach Terry Bowden has announced the rosters for the Zips’ annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
April 17, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Places 13 Student-Athletes on Academic All-MAC Team Thirteen members of the University of Akron swimming and diving team were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team and recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments, the league office announced Friday.
April 17, 2015 | Track & Field Fourteen members of Zips' Track and Field squad earn Academic All-MAC accolades Akron track and field squad garnered 14 selections when the Mid-American Conference unveiled its 2015 Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-MAC teams on Friday.
April 17, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips continue exhibition campaign hosting Sigma FC The Akron men's soccer team continues exhibition action this Saturday, April 18, as the Zips host Sigma FC, a Canadian soccer academy based in Toronto, Ontario, which competes in Leauge1 Ontario, in a 7 p.m. match at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks earns second-place mark at Hammers and Hot Dogs competition Senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) garnered a second-place performance to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field squad at the Hammers and Hot Dogs competition as part of the Bryan Clay Invitational on Thursday, April 16.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Trio of first-place finishes highlight Zips' efforts at Cal State LA Twilight Open The Akron track and field squad earned three first-place finishes to spark the Zips' efforts at the Cal State Los Angeles Twilight Open on Thursday, April 16.
April 17, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 17, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about this weekend's Spring Game, Shawn Barber's big week and more.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Zupan opens Mt. Sac Relays with strong effort in 3,000-meter steeplechase Akron track and field sophomore Dan Zupan (Berea, Ohio) narrowly missed establishing a career-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Thursday, April 16, at the Mt. Sac Relays, finishing eighth in 8:59.62.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Cieslinski and Siefring earn strong showings at California Invitational Combined Events University of Akron redshirt sophomore Quentin Cieslinski (Madison, Ohio) and freshman Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) placed third and sixth, respectively, in the decathlon and heptathlon at the California Invitational Combined Events at Azusa Pacific University on Thursday, April 15.
April 17, 2015 Z:360 - April 16 Go behind the scenes with football kicker Robert Stein and Zippy.
April 16, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Miami (Ohio) for Three-Game Set This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team (17-17, 8-4 MAC) is set to host Miami (Ohio) (6-27, 4-8 MAC) for a three-game series at home this weekend beginning with a 3 p.m. first pitch on Friday, April 17.
April 16, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Travels to Toledo, Bowling Green for Weekend MAC Action Akron softball travels to Toledo for Mid-American Conference play with a doubleheader on Friday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at the Scott Park Complex. The Zips then travel to Bowling Green for single MAC games on Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Meserve Field.
April 16, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Closes Regular Season with NIU The University of Akron women’s tennis team closes the regular season in a Mid-American Conference match with Northern Illinois on Friday, April 17, at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. Senior Olga Shkundina will be honored before the match.
April 15, 2015 Akron Football’s Annual Spring Game Set for Saturday Zips’ Football will host its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. Admission to the game and parking are FREE.
April 16, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Heads to Columbus for Lady Buckeye Invitational The first two rounds are set for Saturday, with the first round starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. Fans can follow all of the action live via Golfstat Live Scoring.
April 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Adds Daniel Utomi to Class of 2015 Utomi, a 6-6 combo forward from Westside High School, was named the District 20-6A Most Valuable Player in 2015 after averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds per game.
April 15, 2015 | Track & Field Cieslinski and Siefring open competition at California Invitational Combined Events Redshirt sophomore Quentin Cieslinski (Madison, Ohio) and freshman Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) opened competition for the Akron track and field team at the California Invitational Combined Events at Azusa Pacific University on Wednesday, April 15, participating in first-day events in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively.
April 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Dayton in Midweek Action, 2-1 Freshman starting pitcher Josh Lapiana held Dayton scoreless through his first 6.0 innings on the mound as Akron held a 1-0 advantage over the Flyers until Dayton managed a two-run seventh inning to defeat the Zips, 2-1, at Woerner Field at Time Warner Cable Stadium on Wednesday.
April 15, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to April Watch List for Bowerman Award In the midst of a stellar campaign for the Akron track and field team, two-time NCAA Champion junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member April Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
April 15, 2015 | General News Akron Dance Team Has Strong Showing at NDA Nationals The squad posted its best finish in school history, missing the finals by 0.02 points and finishing third in the consolation competition.
April 15, 2015 Zips Weekly - April 14 David Suntup reviews all the week's event.
April 14, 2015 | Track & Field Action-packed weekend awaits Akron Track and Field The University of Akron track and field team faces a challenging week, as the Zips will participate in six different competitions beginning on Wednesday, April 15.
April 14, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Splits Twinbill at Youngstown State The University of Akron softball team split a twinbill at Youngstown State on Tuesday afternoon at the YSU Softball Complex.
April 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Shuts Out Marshall, 7-0 While sophomore starting pitcher Josh Davis twirled 6.0 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts on Tuesday, redshirt junior catcher Derek Carmichael led the Zips' offense with three RBI as the University of Akron baseball team blanked Marshall, 7-0, at Lee R. Jackson Field to pick up its sixth-straight win at home.
April 14, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the East Division, the league announced on Tuesday.
April 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Set for Pair of Midweek Games The University of Akron baseball team (16-16) is set to host Marshall (11-23) for a midweek game on Tuesday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field before traveling to take on Dayton (9-24) on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. first pitch at Time Warner Cable Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
April 13, 2015 | Track & Field Barber featured on cover of Track and Field News University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) garnered some well-deserved attention from Track and Field News as he adorned the cover of the magazine's May 2015 issue.
April 13, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Travels to Youngstown State for Tuesday Twinbill Akron softball travels to Youngstown State on Tuesday, April 14, for a 3 p.m. doubleheader at the YSU Softball Complex.
April 13, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer announces weekend scheduling change The University of Akron men's soccer team has announced a scheduling change for its exhibition matches on Saturday, April 18, versus Sigma FC scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m., respectively, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 13, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Earns MAC East Pitcher of the Week Honors for Second Time Brubaker (4-3) recorded his third-straight win in as many starts as he also tossed at least seven innings for the third consecutive outing. He struck out a career-high 11 batters without issuing a walk in 7.0 innings pitched.
April 13, 2015 | General News Listen to Bowden and King on Final Zips Live of 2014-15 at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron football head coach Terry Bowden and women's golf head coach Jenny King will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
April 12, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Regular Season with 12th-Place Finish Louis Birchall closed the weekend in a tie for 23rd place with a total score of 217 (+4). The Zips finished the day with a 54-hole score of 885 (+33).
April 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Completes Three-Game Sweep with 5-4 Walk-Off Win over NIU A sacrifice fly from Brian Lees in the bottom of the ninth inning plated Mason Mamarella to lift the Zips to a 5-4 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday.
April 12, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Shuts Out Buffalo, 9-0 in 5 Innings On the scoreboard as the visiting team for the second consecutive day, the University of Akron softball team shut out Buffalo, 9-0 in five innings in Mid-American Conference play, on a sunny Sunday afternoon at its own Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 11, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips earn 3-0 exhibition victory over Butler A trio of second-half goals lifted the University of Akron men's soccer team to a 3-0 exhibition victory over Butler on Saturday, April 11, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 11, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Sweeps Northern Illinois in Doubleheader on Saturday The University of Akron baseball team opened the weekend with a doubleheader sweep of Mid-American Conference opponent Northern Illinois on Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field by scores of 4-1 and 6-2.
April 11, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf In 12th Place After Day One of Irish Creek Intercollegiate Yann Pfeiffer led the way for Akron, firing rounds of 1-under 70 and 2-over 73 to finish the day in a tie for 19th place (143, +1).
April 11, 2015 | Track & Field Zips capture three events on final day of All-Ohio Championship A trio of first-place finishes from seniors Iyisha Weaver (Philadelphia, Pa.), Kayla Whitlow (Euclid, Ohio) and D.J. Williamson (Warren, Ohio) each won their respective events to direct the Akron track and field team on the final day of the All-Ohio Championship on Saturday, April 11.
April 11, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Claims 5-2 Win at Buffalo The University of Akron women’s tennis team picked up a 5-2 victory in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Miller Tennis Center.
April 11, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Shuts Out Buffalo, 1-0 On the scoreboard as the visiting team, the University of Akron softball team shut out Buffalo, 1-0 in Mid-American Conference play, on a sunny but windy Saturday afternoon at its own Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 10, 2015 | Track & Field Howkins leads Zips' first-day efforts at All-Ohio Championship Redshirt sophomore Aaron Howkins (Stow, Ohio) captured the men's steeplechase with a time of 9:22.21 to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the opening day of the All-Ohio Championship on Friday, April 10.
April 10, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Splits with Kent State in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge The University of Akron softball team split a twinbill in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge action on an overcast and windy Friday afternoon at the Diamond at Dix.
April 10, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Plays Host to Northern Illinois This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team (13-16, 5-4) plays host to Northern Illinois (13-18, 4-5) in a three-game Mid-American Conference series at Lee R. Jackson Field beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.
April 10, 2015 | Softball This Weekend’s Softball Series with Buffalo Moved to Akron’s Lee R. Jackson Field A week of rainy weather has forced a change of venue for this weekend’s Mid-American Conference softball series between Akron and Buffalo.
April 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer announces weekend scheduling changes The University of Akron men's soccer team has announced a scheduling change for its exhibition matches on Saturday, April 11, versus Butler and Notre Dame College originally scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m., respectively, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 10, 2015 Z:360 - April 10 Meet tennis' Sophia Geier, baseball's weekend starting pitchers, and football's three quarterbacks vying for the starting nod.
April 10, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Buffalo for Last MAC Road Match The University of Akron women’s tennis team closes out Mid-American Conference road play at Buffalo on Saturday, April 11. The match between the Zips (9-11 overall, 1-5 MAC) and the Bulls (6-9 overall, 2-3 MAC) will begin at 1 p.m. at the Miller Tennis Center.
April 9, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 9, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about postseason banquets for men's and women's basketball, fall soccer schedules and more.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron unveils challenging 2015 men's soccer schedule Three Big Ten, one Atlantic Coast Conference and one Pacific-12 Conference teams will visit FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field as part of The University of Akron men's soccer squad's 2015 schedule, third-year head coach Jared Embick announced today.
April 9, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron Announces 2015 Women’s Soccer Schedule First-year head coach Noreen Herlihy announced on Thursday the University of Akron's 2015 women's soccer schedule, which includes eight home matches to be played at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 9, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Adjusts Schedule for Weekend Series against NIU The University of Akron baseball team has postponed Friday's series opener against Northern Illinois due to weather. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 9, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Kent for PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge, Then Buffalo for MAC Games This Weekend Akron softball hits the road for the next 10 games. The Zips' first stop is rival Kent State on Friday, April 10, with a 1 p.m. doubleheader in the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge games. The Zips then travel to Buffalo for single games on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m.
April 9, 2015 | Track & Field All-Ohio Championship up next for Akron The University of Akron track and field team returns to action this weekend as members of the squad will travel to Oxford, Ohio, to compete at the All-Ohio Championship this Friday and Saturday, April 10-11.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf to Conclude Regular Season this Weekend at Irish Creek Intercollegiate Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday with a shotgun start to the first round. Fans can follow all of the action live via Golfstat Live Scoring.
April 9, 2015 | Women's Volleyball 2015 Akron Volleyball Spring Prospectus Now Available Online The 2015 Akron women's volleyball spring prospectus in now available online.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips return home to host Butler and Notre Dame College in pair of exhibition tilts The Akron men's soccer team begins the home stretch of its spring exhibition campaign this Saturday, April 11, as the Zips welcome Butler and Notre Dame College to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field for a pair of matches.
April 8, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron Women’s Soccer Stands Undefeated in Spring Exhibition Action The University of Akron women’s soccer team, under the guidance of first-year head coach Noreen Herlihy, stands 1-0-1 in spring exhibition play so far.
April 8, 2015 Football Coaches’ Clinic to be Held April 17 University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden and his assistants will hold their annual Coaches’ Clinic on Friday, April 17, at InfoCision Stadium.
April 7, 2015 Zips Weekly - April 7 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action.
April 7, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Closes Gary Koch Invitational in a Tie for 12th Place Ryan Harris posted his second top-25 finish of the spring, finishing tied for 23rd place with a 54-hole score of 218 (+2).
April 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Twinbill at Niagara Cancelled for Wednesday Akron softball’s doubleheader at Niagara on April 8 has been cancelled because of weather.
April 7, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Midweek Game against Pittsburgh Due to Rain The University of Akron baseball team's midweek contest against Pittsburgh has been cancelled due to weather. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 6, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Tied for 12th Place after Day One of Gary Koch Invitational Ryan Harris sits inside the top 25 after two rounds, ending the day in a tie for 23rd place (147, +3).
March 18, 2015 | Men's Basketball Early Registration for Men's Basketball Celebration Banquet Ends Friday, April 10 This year's celebration will be held on Friday, April 17, at Prime 93. Register by April 10 to save on your reservation fee!
April 6, 2015 | General News Akron SID Bongiovi to Receive 25-Year Award from CoSIDA Akron Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Cathy Bongiovi will receive the 25-Year Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) during the organization’s annual convention in June.
April 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Celebration Banquet set for Friday, May 1 The University of Akron women's basketball program will commemorate its 2014-15 campaign at its year-end celebration on Friday, May 1 on the FirstMerit Foundation Club Level (fifth floor) of InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.
April 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision at Ball State The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 match at Ball State in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.
April 5, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Heads to North Carolina for Gary Koch Invitational Play will begin on Monday, with tee times set for 8 a.m. ET. Teams will start the second round following the completion of the first 18 holes.
April 5, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Ball State in Series Finale, 7-4 Ball State posted a three-run seventh inning to break a 3-all tie and defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 7-4, on Sunday in the series finale.
April 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Gets First MAC Victory with 4-3 Win over CMU The University of Akron softball team won its first Mid-American Conference game with a 4-3 victory over Central Michigan on a sunny and windy Sunday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 4, 2015 | Men's Soccer Short-handed Zips battle Louisville to 1-1 draw in exhibition action The Akron men's soccer team overcame playing the entire second half two men down and persevered to earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Louisville in exhibition action on Saturday, April 4.
April 4, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Ball State Following a 4-1 loss to Ball State in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday, the University of Akron baseball team unleashed 18 hits and took a season-high 13 runs off the Cardinals in game two for a 13-5 victory.
April 4, 2015 | Women's Basketball King tabbed by WBCA as honorable mention All-American University of Akron women's basketball senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) was named an honorable mention All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Saturday, April 4.
April 4, 2015 | Softball Seiler Throws One-Hitter Loss Against Central Michigan Junior Erin Seiler tossed a one-hitter on a sunny and windy Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as the University of Akron softball team dropped a 1-0 shutout to Central Michigan in Mid-American Conference play at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 3, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Swept at WMU, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team fell to Western Michigan, 7-0, in Mid-American Conference action on Friday at the West Hills Athletic Club.
April 3, 2015 | Track & Field Zips close out successful Northeast Ohio Quad A school- and facility record fell as the Akron track and field team closed out the Northeast Ohio Quad on Friday, April 3, registering four individual triumphs at both the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex and the Stile Athletics Field House.
April 3, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Ball State This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team (12-14, 4-2 MAC) travels to take on Mid-American Conference opponent Ball State (19-9, 5-1 MAC) in a three-game series in Muncie, Ind., this weekend.
April 3, 2015 | Softball Akron Falls to EMU, 4-3, in MAC Play The University of Akron softball team opened Mid-American Conference play at home at Lee R. Jackson Field with a 4-3 loss to Eastern Michigan on Friday afternoon. Game two of the doubleheader was rained out.
April 3, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Announces 2015 Summer Camp Schedule The back-to-back Mid-American Conference champion Akron swimming and diving team will be hosting the Zips Advanced Summer Swim Camp the week of Monday, June 8, through Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-17.
April 2, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 2, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews his weekend at the Final Four's AD meetings, talks about soccer season tickets going on sale and more.
April 2, 2015 | Track & Field Willis sweeps hurdles races to lead Akron at Northeast Ohio Quad The Akron track and field team garnered victories in 15 events in first-day competition at the Northeast Ohio Quad on Thursday, April 2, at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.
April 2, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts EMU, CMU in MAC Play this Weekend Akron softball hosts Eastern Michigan in it first Mid-American Conference doubleheader at home on Friday, April 3, beginning at 1 p.m.
April 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to WMU, BSU in MAC Action The University of Akron women’s tennis team hits the road for two Mid-American Conference matches this weekend.
April 2, 2015 | Men's Soccer Exhibition showdown versus Louisville awaits Akron The Akron men's soccer team is set to hit the halfway point of its spring exhibition campaign this Saturday, April 4, as the Zips visit Louisville for a 5 p.m. tilt.
April 2, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Revises Weekend Schedule The University of Akron baseball team has postponed Friday's MAC series opener against Ball State in Muncie, Ind. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 12 p.m.
April 1, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Midweek Contest at Canisius, 3-2 The University of Akron baseball team nearly recovered from a 3-0 deficit with a two-run sixth inning on Wednesday but could not push another run across as it fell to Canisius, 3-2, at Demske Sports Complex.
March 31, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 31 David Suntup catches up on all the events over Spring Break.
March 31, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Twinbill to Saint Francis in Home Opener The University of Akron softball team lost a doubleheader to Saint Francis (Pa.) in its home opener at Lee R. Jackson Field on a brisk Tuesday afternoon.
March 31, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Canisius on Wednesday The University of Akron baseball team travels to Buffalo, N.Y. for a midweek contest against Canisius on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
March 31, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Garcia Jou earn MAC Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
March 31, 2015 | Track & Field Zips alter schedule for Northeast Ohio Quad The Akron track and field program has announced a scheduling change for this weekend's Northeast Ohio Quad to be held at Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.
March 30, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) in Home Opener on Tuesday Akron softball opens its home schedule with a very busy week. First the Zips host St. Francis (Pa.) in a double header at Lee R. Jackson Field on Tuesday, March 31, at 3 p.m.
March 30, 2015 | Women's Basketball King named finalist for National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award University of Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been named as one of three national finalists for the 2015 National STUDENT-Athlete Day Giant Steps Award presented annually to the Courageous Female Student-Athlete by the National Consortium for Academic and Sports.
March 30, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week The University of Akron baseball starting pitcher JT Brubaker has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for his performance on Sunday against Toledo, the league office announced Monday.
March 29, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Earns Doubleheader Sweep for Series Win over Toledo A 19-hit attack in game one and a pair of quality starts from junior JT Brubaker and redshirt senior Jon Pusateri led the Zips to a 10-1 victory in game one and a 2-0 win in game two of a doubleheader against Toledo at Lee R. Jackson Field on Sunday.
March 29, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Swept by Miami, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team fell 7-0 to Miami (Ohio) in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
March 29, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Furman Intercollegiate in a Tie for 10th Place Yann Pfeiffer ended play in a tie for 30th place while George Baylis carded the low round of the day for the Zips.
March 28, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Doubleheader at NIU in MAC Opener The University of Akron softball team opened Mid-American Conference play with two losses at Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field School-record marks from Barber and Garcia Jou spark Zips at Texas Relays Junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) each registered school-record marks to spark the Akron track and field team on final-day competition at the Texas Relays on Saturday, March 28.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field 4x100 and 4x200 relays direct Akron at Raleigh Relays The 4x100 relay squad of junior Julius Ruby (Trotwood, Ohio), senior D.J. Williamson (Warren, Ohio), freshman Anthony Young (Medina, Ohio) and junior Bryce Cheek (Lewis Center, Ohio) crossed the line first in 40.88 to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the final day of the Raleigh Relays on Saturday, March 28.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field Szabo wins pole vault to lead Akron at Bobcat Invitational Sophomore Becky Szabo (North Olmsted, Ohio) captured the women's pole vault equaling the fourth-best jump (13-7.25/4.15m) in program history to direct the fortunes of the Akron track and field team on Saturday, March 28, at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Texas State.
March 28, 2015 | Men's Golf Pfeiffer Tied for 20th; Men's Golf in 10th at Furman Intercollegiate Pfeiffer posted a round of 1-over 73 and is tied for 20th place after 36 holes (145, +1).
March 28, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls Short in 3-2 Loss to Toledo Down by three runs entering the bottom of the ninth, the University of Akron baseball team plated both of its two runs in the frame but could not convert on a bases-loaded situation to tie the game as it fell to Toledo, 3-2, on Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Zips garner solid showings on opening day of Raleigh Relays Freshman Maurice Harris (Toledo, Ohio) captured the men's discus with a throw of 164-8 (50.20m) to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the opening day of the Raleigh Relays on Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Hasse directs Zips' efforts at Texas Relays Junior Caroline Hasse (Potsdam, Germany) captured top honors in the women's pole vault to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team in third-day action at the Texas Relays on Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Five Top-10 finishes highlight Bobcat Invitational Five top-10 finishes highlighted the efforts of the Akron track and field team on Friday, March 27, at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Texas State.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Tied for Fourth Place After Day One of Furman Intercollegiate Ryan Harris and Yann Pfeiffer sit inside the top 20 as the Zips are just six shots off the lead with two rounds to play.
March 27, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Earns MAC Win over Bowling Green, 6-1 The University of Akron women’s tennis team defeated Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green on Friday at LaTuchie Tennis Center by a score of 6-1 for the first conference win of the season.
March 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Series Opener Against Toledo Due to snow throughout the forecast, the University of Akron baseball team has been forced to postpone Friday's series opener against Toledo. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field. Saturday's game is still set for 1 p.m., as scheduled.
March 27, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 27, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill provides an update on football's Spring Game, has a number of important dates to add to your calendar and more.
March 27, 2015 | Softball Softball's MAC-Opener at Western Michigan Cancelled Due to Weather Akron will travel to DeKalb, Ill., to face Northern Illinois in a doubleheader on Saturday.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Pat Forsythe Named NABC Second-Team All-District The honor is the first NABC All-District honor for Forsythe and the eighth by a Zips' player since 2004.
March 26, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks leads way for Akron at Texas Relays The Akron track and field team opened its outdoor campaign on Thursday, March 26, as six Zips competed in second-day action at the Texas Relays.
March 26, 2015 | Track & Field Barber set to jump against star-studded field at Drake Relays University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has joined a star-studded field set to compete at what is being billed the Beijing World Championship Preview at the 106th running of the Drake Relays on April 25 inside Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 26, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Heads to South Carolina for Furman Intercollegiate Play will open on Friday with tee times set to begin at 8 a.m. ET from the first and tenth tees.
March 26, 2015 | Baseball Akron Hosts Toledo in Home MAC Series This Weekend Akron baseball returns to host Toledo in its first home Mid-American Conference series on March 27-29. Action on Friday, March 27, begins at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field. First pitch on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, is set for 1 p.m.
March 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts BGSU, Miami in MAC Action The University of Akron women’s tennis team continues Mid-American Conference play at home this weekend.
March 26, 2015 | Softball Softball Heads to WMU/NIU to Open MAC Play Akron softball opens Mid-American Conference play with a doubleheader at Western Michigan on Friday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
March 25, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Falls at Ohio State, 9-4 The University of Akron baseball team fell at Ohio State, 9-4, on Wednesday evening at Bill Davis Stadium.
March 25, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to open outdoor campaign at Raleigh and Texas Relays The Akron men's and women's track and field teams will compete in a pair of meets this weekend as the Zips open their spring campaign participating this Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, at the Clye Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and this Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.
March 25, 2015 | Women's Basketball King tabbed as a WBCA All-Region selection University of Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as an All-Region nominee for the 2015 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division I Coaches' All-America Team.
March 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Wins at UW-Milwaukee, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team claimed a 4-3 win at UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon at the North Shore Elite Tennis Club.
March 24, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Drops Home Opener to YSU, 8-7 The University of Akron baseball team dropped its home opener to Youngstown State, 8-7, on Tuesday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
March 24, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Closes MSU Ocala Spring Invitational in 11th Place The Zips had a strong finish to the week, posting the second-lowest team round of the spring schedule, in addition to several strong individual performances.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Youngstown State in Home Opener After 20 games on the road, Akron baseball will host Youngstown State in its home opener on Tuesday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field
March 23, 2015 | Women's Golf Murray's Career-Low Round Leads the Way for Women's Golf Laura Murray carded a 1-under 71 to move into the top 10 while the Zips are in 12th place after day two of the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Valek Sweep MAC Weekly Baseball Honors Akron outfielder Joey Havrilak and pitcher John Valek III swept the Mid-American Conference baseball honors for the East Division, the league announced on Monday.
March 23, 2015 | General News Listen to Kest, Jones and Hanna on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest, softball head coach Julie Jones and volleyball head coach Tom Hanna will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
March 23, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Post-NCAA Bowerman Watch List On the heels of becoming the first two-time NCAA Champion in Akron track and field program history, junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member Post-NCAA Indoor Championship Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
March 22, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf in 13th Place After Round One of MSU Ocala Spring Invite Pader Her led the way for the Zips, posting a round of 4-over 76 to finish in a tie for 33rd place.
March 22, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Toledo, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision at Toledo in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Shadow Valley Tennis Club.
March 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin added to USMNT roster for friendlies versus Denmark and Switzerland Former Akron men's soccer standout and Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has been added to the 23-player roster by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
March 22, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Takes Series over Eastern Michigan with 3-1 Victory The Zips' pitching staff allowed a season-low four hits while fanning a season-high 12 batters to lift the University of Akron baseball team over the Eagles, 3-1, at Oestrike Stadium and to open Mid-American Conference play with a series win.
March 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Trapp added to USA's U-23 Men's National Team roster Former Akron men's soccer standout and Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp is among 18 players called to Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by United States U-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog for the team's first training camp of 2015 as the squad commences its qualifying preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
March 21, 2015 | Baseball Mosbarger Shines as Baseball Falls to Eastern Michigan, 3-1 A perfect 4-of-4 performance from junior designated hitter and reliever Daulton Mosbarger on Saturday was not enough as the University of Akron baseball team fell to Eastern Michigan, 3-1, at Oestrike Stadium.
March 21, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Heads to Florida for MSU Spring Invitational The Zips will face a 18-team field, with the first round set for Sunday with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. ET.
March 20, 2015 | Baseball Valek Twirls Complete Game in 6-2 Victory over Eastern Michigan Junior starting pitcher John Valek III twirled a complete game, allowing just eight hits and two runs as the University of Akron baseball team opened Mid-American Conference play on Friday with a 6-2 victory over Eastern Michigan at Oestrike Stadium.
March 20, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops MAC Opener to EMU, 4-3 In its Mid-American Conference opener, the University of Akron women’s tennis team fell to Eastern Michigan, 4-3, on Friday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
March 20, 2015 Ten Rifle Zips Named CRCA Scholastic All-Americans Ten members of Akron’s rifle team have been named Scholastic All-Americans by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association.
March 20, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips earn split of exhibition matches The Akron men's soccer team continued its spring exhibition campaign on Friday, March 20, with a pair of matches, as the Zips best Walsh University, 6-0, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field, after falling to the Columbus Crew earlier in the day, 6-1.
March 20, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 20, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about Shawn Barber, recaps the basketball season, provides a spring sport update and more.
March 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Kansas State powers past Akron, 86-68, in WNIT opening round The Akron women's basketball team was forced to play from behind throughout and the Zips (22-9) were unable to overcome a hot-shooting Kansas State (19-13) squad in the opening round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament on Thursday, March 19, as the Wildcats registered an 86-68 triumph.
March 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens MAC Play at Eastern Michigan This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team begins Mid-American Conference play this weekend as it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich. to take on Eastern Michigan in a three-game series at Oestrike Stadium.
March 19, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Opens MAC Play This Weekend The University of Akron women?s tennis team opens Mid-American Conference play this weekend, hosting Eastern Michigan on Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
March 19, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron continues spring exhibition campaign with pair of Friday contests The Akron men's soccer team continues its spring exhibition campaign on Friday, March 20, as the Zips face a pair of contests.
March 19, 2015 Z:360 - March 19 This week's show features football's Pro Day, the Fan Experience at the MAC Tournament, and two-time NCAA pole vault champion Shawn Barber.
March 18, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named finalist for Sullivan Award University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is one of six finalists for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award, AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger Goudy and AAU Sullivan Award Chair Melissa Willis announced on Wednesday.
March 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 13-7 The Zips came out swinging and registered 10 hits but fell to Pittsburgh, 13-7, on Wednesday as the Panthers scattered their 13 runs throughout seven innings at Charles L. Cost Field.
March 18, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips ready for challenge of Kansas State in WNIT For the fourth time in the last six seasons, Akron has garnered a postseason invitation as the Zips were selected to participate in the 2015 Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). Akron will open tournament play traveling to Kansas State for a 8 p.m. ET tilt on Thursday, March 19.
March 18, 2015 Akron Spring Football Gets Underway It's that time of year again– March Madness– and the start of spring football practice at the University of Akron.
March 18, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 17
March 17, 2015 | Baseball Late Homer Not Enough as Baseball Falls to West Virginia, 14-9 Despite a one-out, three-run home run off the bat of senior Joey Havrilak in the top of the ninth inning, the University of Akron baseball team fell to West Virginia by a final score of 14-9 at CONSOL Energy Park on Tuesday night.
March 17, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC co-Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference co-Pitcher of the Week for the East Division on Tuesday.
March 17, 2015 | Track & Field Six Zips garner USTFCCCA All-America accolades The Akron track and field program reaped the rewards for its efforts during the indoor campaign this season as six Zips garnered United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America accolades.
March 16, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron to square off against Kansas State in Women's National Invitation Tournament The Akron women's basketball team earned its third consecutive and fourth overall postseason berth as the Zips (22-8) were among 64 teams selected on Monday evening to participate in the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
March 16, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Ready for First Midweek Games of 2015 The University of Akron baseball team is set for the first midweek action of the season, beginning with West Virginia on Tuesday at 7 p.m. UA will then turn around to play Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
March 16, 2015 | General News Listen to Kest, Jones and Barber on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest, track and field head coach Dennis Mitchell, and two-time NCAA Indoor Pole Vault Champion Shawn Barber will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
March 16, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Finishes Talis Park Challenge in 14th Place Ryan Harris led the way for the Zips, finishing in a tie for 28th place after his round of even-par 71 on Monday.
March 15, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Day One of Talis Park Challenge in 14th Place Ryan Harris led the way for Akron, posting a score of 146 (+4) to end the day in a tie for 36th place.
March 15, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Posts Top-10 FInish at Rio Verde Invitational Laura Murray continued her climb up the leaderboard, finishing in a tie for 10th place with a three-round score of 224 (+8).
March 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Series with 5-4 Loss to Davidson The University of Akron baseball team fell in its series finale against Davidson on Sunday afternoon by a score of 5-4 at Wilson Field in the final non-conference series of the 2015 slate.
March 15, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Wins Cherry Blossom Classic with Sweep The University of Akron softball team won its final two games at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic on Sunday to claim the team title.
March 14, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy places third to lead Zips to best-ever team finishes on final day of NCAA Indoor Championship Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) capped an amazing indoor campaign for the Zips finishing third in the finals of the men's 800-meter run with a school-record time of 1:47.06 on Saturday, March 14, at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship.
March 15, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips open spring exhibition campaign in strong fashion The Akron men's soccer team began its spring exhibition campaign in strong fashion on Sunday, March 15, as the Zips garnered a 1-1 tie versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League (USL) before edging Wright State in the nightcap, 2-1.
March 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Davidson Starting pitcher John Valek III led the Zips to a 3-2 victory over Davidson in game one on Saturday while the University of Akron baseball team fell 7-3 in game two to split its series-opening doubleheader at Wilson Field.
March 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Declines Postseason Bid; Finishes Season 21-14 The Zips conclude the season as one of just five programs to win at least 21 games in each of the last 10 seasons.
March 14, 2015 Chezem Finished 25th at NCAA Championship Competing as an individual, Akron junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) finished 25th in the air rifle competition at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on Saturday morning at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
March 14, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Continues Busy March at the Talis Park Challenge Play will begin on Sunday, with the first round set for an 8:30 a.m. ET shotgun start. Fans can follow all of the action via BirdieFire Live Scoring.
March 14, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Climbs Leaderboard on Day Two of Rio Verde Invitational The Zips moved up four spots into 12th place thanks to one of the top team rounds of the day.
March 14, 2015 | Softball Softball Action Cancelled for Saturday; Revised Schedule for Sunday All Saturday softball action at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic has been cancelled because of rain.
March 14, 2015 | Softball Morning Softball Action Cancelled Rain has forced the cancellation of all Saturday morning softball action at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic.
March 13, 2015 | Track & Field Barber leads Zips' efforts at NCAA Championship winning second straight pole vault title Akron junior track and field standout Shawn Barber's (Kingwood, Texas) record-breaking journey in 2015 continued on Friday night as he led the Zips' efforts at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship successfully defending his 2014 NCAA Indoor title with a winning jump of 19-4.75 (5.91m).
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Zips' run at Mid-American Conference Tournament ends with 68-59 setback versus Buffalo Playing in its fourth game in five days, the Zips were not able to get past the Bulls in Friday's MAC Semifinals.
March 13, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Closes Day One of Rio Verde Invitational in 16th Place Pader Her led the way for Akron with a round of 75 (+3) and sits in a tie for 21st place after round one.
March 13, 2015 | Softball Jones Gets 200th Win as Softball Wins Twice on First Day at Cherry Blossom Classic The University of Akron softball team picked up two wins on the first day of competition at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic on Friday.
March 13, 2015 | General News Akron AD Wistrcill Receives Humanitarian Award University of Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill received the 2015 Humanitarian Award during the 25th Annual Harold K. Stubbs Community Awards dinner on Friday evening.
March 13, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Akron Divers Complete Action at NCAA Diving Zone Meet Three Akron divers finalized competition at the NCAA Diving Zone C meet on Friday evening at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Battles Buffalo Tonight for Spot in MAC Title Game The Zips and Bulls will take the court at approximately 9 p.m. ET, with the game set to air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.
March 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Alters Weekend Schedule The University of Akron baseball team has postponed its series opener tonight against Davidson due to rain. The Zips will now play a doubleheader against the Wildcats on Saturday, with the first game beginning at 1 p.m. at Wilson Field.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Edges Kent State, 53-51, in MAC Quarterfinals With the win, Akron advances to tomorrow's semifinals for the 10th-straight season. Akron will face No. 2 seed Buffalo on Friday at approximately 9:00 p.m.
March 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Hot shooting propels Eastern Michigan past Akron, 95-66 Eastern Michigan (21-11) shot 54.0 percent from the field, including 57.7 percent from behind the arc Thursday afternoon to defeat the University of Akron women's basketball team, 95-66, in the quarterfinal round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament at Quicken Loans Arena.
March 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Davidson for Three-Game Series The University of Akron baseball team is set to compete in its final non-conference series of the 2015 slate as they travel to Davidson, N.C. to take on Davidson in a three-game series this weekend set to begin on Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at Wilson Field.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Rival Kent State Tonight in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the seventh time in MAC Tournament play, with Akron owning a 4-2 advantage. Tip off is set for approximately 9 p.m. ET.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer set to open spring exhibition campaign The University of Akron men's soccer team will open its spring exhibition schedule this Sunday, March 15, as the Zips travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to battle the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL (United Soccer Leagues) and Wright State. Game times are set for 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron opens Mid-American Conference Tournament play versus Eastern Michigan Akron opens defense of its 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament title when the Zips square off versus Eastern Michigan in the tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, March 12, at approximately 2:30 p.m.
March 12, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Travels to Arizona for Rio Verde Invitational Friday's opening round is set to begin at 3 p.m. ET with a shotgun start. Fans can follow the action online via GolfStat Live Scoring.
March 12, 2015 | Track & Field Six Zips set to compete at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship The nationally ranked University of Akron Track and Field program is primed for one of its best-ever showings at the NCAA Indoor Championship this weekend as the Zips will be represented by six student-athletes at the two-day event hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.
March 12, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Heads to Virginia for Cherry Blossom Classic Akron softball makes its final tournament run before opening conference play. This weekend the Zips travel to Fairfax, Va., for George Mason's Cherry Blossom Classic.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Uses Strong Defensive Effort to Down WMU, 58-45 Akron held Western Michigan to 25.9 percent shooting from the field (14-of-54) and just 14.3 percent from long range (2-of-14).
March 11, 2015 | Baseball Dyer Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week In his third start of the season, senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer led the Zips to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines by twirling eight shutout innings. He held Michigan to five hits while walking three and striking out two.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Three Zips Head to NCAA Diving Zone Meet The University of Akron swimming and diving team will send Rachel Aepelbacher, Alice Hottensmith, and Paige Kelkenberg to compete in the NCAA Diving Zone C, taking place on Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14, at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
March 11, 2015 Akron Rifle’s Chezem Heads to Alaska for NCAA Championship Junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) will represent the University of Akron at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on March 13-14 at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
March 11, 2015 | Men's Soccer Former Zips finding success on the professional level The University of Akron men's soccer program was well represented when Major League Soccer opened its 20th season of competition this past weekend as 14 former Zips were on active rosters to begin the campaign.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Signs Luisa Fernanda Echeverry Rodriguez Luisa Fernanda Echeverry Rodriguez has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Akron and play tennis next fall.
March 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball King named Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year Senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) joined some exclusive company in Akron women's basketball history with her selection on Tuesday, March 10, as the Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Year.
March 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Western Michigan in MAC Tournament Second Round The Zips and Broncos will face off for the eighth time in MAC Tournament history, with the Zips owning a 5-2 lead. Tip off on Wednesday is set for 9 p.m. ET
March 10, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 10 David Suntup reviews all the week's action.
March 10, 2015 Akron Football Holds Pro Timing Day The University of Akron football team held its annual Pro Timing Day on Tuesday at Stile Athletics Field House.
March 10, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes 2015 Tiger Invitational in 14th Place Ryan Harris finished inside the top-25 thanks to consecutive rounds of even-par 72 on Monday and Tuesday.
March 10, 2015 Akron and Iowa State Change Date for Football Game The University of Akron and Iowa State University have agreed to a date change for their game in Akron.
March 10, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 10, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews the MAC Tournament at the Q, talks about upcoming NCAA competitions and more.
March 10, 2015 | Softball Nicholas Named MAC Player of the Week Akron sophomore Alyssa Nicholas (Cortland, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week for the East Division.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens MAC Tournament with Convincing 76-52 Win Over NIU Deji Ibitayo finished with a game-high 18 points and three assists in 22 minutes off the bench to lead the Zips.
March 10, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Midweek Game Against Marshall Due to rain throughout the day's forecast, the University of Akron baseball team has been forced to cancel its midweek game at Marshall on Wednesday, head coach Rick Rembielak announced Tuesday. The game will not be rescheduled.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Sits in 16th Place at 2015 Tiger Invitational Ryan Harris led the way with an even-par 72 on day two and is tied for 29th place entering Tuesday's final round.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Forsythe and Robotham Earn All-MAC Postseason Honors Pat Forsythe was named Third-Team All-MAC and freshman guard Noah Robotham earned All-Freshman Team honors on Monday.
March 9, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named semifinalist for prestigious Sullivan Award University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been announced as a semifinalist for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award by AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger Goudy and AAU Sullivan Award Chair Melissa Willis on Monday.
March 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball Four Zips garner All-MAC Women's Basketball accolades Led by senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), who was tabbed as first-team All-Mid-American Conference women's basketball selection, four Akron student-athletes garnered all-conference accolades the league announced on Monday, March 9.
March 9, 2015 | Track & Field Zips rated No. 18/23 in latest USTFCCCA computer rankings The Akron women's and men's track and field squads checked in at No. 18 and No. 23, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, March 9.
March 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball King tabbed as MAC East Player of the Week Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
March 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to NIU in MAC Tournament Opener on Monday The Zips and the Huskies will face off for a spot in Wednesday's second round at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 9, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Reschedules Midweek Contest at Marshall Due to rain in the forecast, the University of Akron baseball team’s Tuesday match-up against Marshall has been moved to Wednesday at 3 p.m., head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Monday.
March 8, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Finalizes Competition at LESI Championships The University of Akron swimming and diving team claimed first place in the Lake Erie Swimming Senior Championship Meet on Sunday with a total of 868 points at the Ocasek Natatorium.
March 8, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf in 16th Place on Day One of 2015 Tiger Invitational Ryan Harris and Yann Pfeiffer led the way for Akron, posting rounds of 4-over 76 to end play in a tie for 40th place.
March 8, 2015 | Softball Softball Split on Final Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team split its last two games on the final day of competition at Rebel Spring Games on Sunday, beating Creighton, 5-3, before falling to Lehigh, 2-1.
March 8, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Blanks Michigan, 2-0 Senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer twirled eight shutout innings on Sunday against Michigan to lift the University of Akron baseball team to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in the final contest of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
March 7, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Temple, 5-2 The University of Akron women’s tennis fell to Temple, 5-2, on Saturday evening at the Upper Dublin Sports Center.
March 7, 2015 | Women's Basketball King propels Zips to first-ever win at Bowling Green, 79-71 Behind a dominating 29-point, 18-rebound performance from senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), the Akron women's basketball team recorded its first-ever victory at Bowling Green (9-20, 2-16 MAC) with a come-from-behind 79-71 triumph past the Falcons on Saturday, March 7.
March 7, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Shuts Down Michigan State in 3-1 Victory The Zips’ defense was sharp on Saturday afternoon as starting pitcher JT Brubaker held Michigan State scoreless through seven innings with the help of three double plays as the University of Akron baseball team defeated the Spartans, 3-1, at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
March 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Splits on Second Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team split a pair of games on the second day of action at Rebel Spring Games on Saturday at the Diamond Plex.
March 7, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Opens 2015 Spring Slate at 2015 Tiger Invitational Play will begin on Sunday with tee times set to begin at 8:45 a.m. ET from the first and tenth tees.
March 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls 79-77 in Final Seconds at Kent State Antino Jackson tied the game at 77-all with 5.9 seconds left, but Kris Brewer drove the length of the floor for a layup as time expired.
March 6, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Posts 12 Hits in 17-9 Loss to Coastal Carolina The Zips recovered from an early 8-2 deficit with a game-tying six-run fifth inning before Coastal Carolina delivered a big inning of its own to defeat Akron, 17-9, on Friday night at Springs Brooks Stadium in the first game of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
March 6, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy and Mitchell earn USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Regional accolades The University of Akron men's track and field team continued to reap the rewards for its record-breaking campaign as sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) and head track and field coach Dennis Mitchell were recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as recipients of the Great Lakes Regional Track Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades, respectively.
March 6, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Bowerman Pre-NCAA Award Watch List Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is in the midst of a record-setting campaign and his efforts have been recognized with his inclusion on the 10-member Pre-NCAA Indoor Championship Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week.
March 6, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Two Games on First Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team had a rough start to the Rebel Spring Games on Friday at the Diamond Plex, falling to Sacred Heart, 1-0, and to St. Francis (Pa.), 5-1.
March 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Seeding implications on the line as Akron visits Bowling Green With seeding implications for next week's Mid-American Conference Championship on the line, Akron closes out its regular season traveling to Bowling Green for a 2 p.m. matinee affair on Saturday, March 7.
March 6, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 6, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill recaps last weekend's three championship performances, previews men's and women's basketball's regular-season finales and more.
March 6, 2015 Z:360 - Mar. 5 This week's show features the men's and women's basketball Senior Night ceremonies and strength coach Tim Campbell.
March 5, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Heads to Coastal Carolina Invitational This Weekend The Zips will travel to South Carolina to take on Coastal Carolina, Michigan and Michigan State in the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend.
March 5, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer adds Coppinger and Kolba to coaching staff The University of Akron head men's coach coach Jared Embick named Ger Coppinger and T.J. Kolba to his staff this week.
March 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season Friday at Kent State on ESPN2 The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the 142nd time overall (Kent State leads, 71-70). Tip off at the M.A.C. Center in Kent is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Travels to Rebel Spring Games in Florida Akron softball returns to sunny Florida on March 6-8 for the Rebel Spring Games at the Diamond Plex in Winter Haven. In Friday's opener, the Zips face Sacred Heart at 10 a.m. and St. Francis (Pa.) at 12:15 p.m.
March 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Philadelphia The University of Akron women’s tennis team heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a weekend match with Temple.
March 4, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips set school record for home victories with a 67-55 win over Miami The Akron women's basketball team came out of the halftime locker room and connected at a 55-percent clip over the final 20 minutes to defeat Miami University, 67-55, in its final regular-season home game of the season at James A. Rhodes Arena Wednesday night.
March 4, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Hanna Announces Women’s Volleyball Staff The University of Akron head women’s volleyball coach Tom Hanna named Orlando Gonzalez and Kacie Ehinger as assistant coaches on Wednesday.
March 4, 2015 Zips Weekly - Mar. 3
March 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 70-63 Road Decision at Miami (Ohio) Antino Jackson led Akron with a game- and career-high 17 points to go with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
March 3, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron hosts Miami on Senior Night In their regular season home finale, the Zips go in search of a school record 13th home victory of the season when Akron hosts Miami on Wednesday, March 4, at James A. Rhodes Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
March 3, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer to hold walk-on tryouts March 14 The University of Akron men's soccer team will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2015 season in the Stile Athletics Field House on Saturday, March 14th, from 3-5 p.m.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips maintain top 25 status in latest USTFCCCA national computer rankings After a successful run at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championship this past weekend in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the Akron women's and men's squads checked in at No. 16 and No. 25, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, March 2.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy & Raspopovich Named Zips’ Co-Student-Athletes of the Week Men’s track sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) and women’s swimming junior Hannah Raspopovich (Crown Point, Ind.) were named the Zips’ co-Student-Athletes of the Week on March 2.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Eighteen Zips earn All-MAC Track accolades Eighteen members of the Akron men's and women's track and field team garnered All-Mid-American Conference accolades when the league announced its all-league honorees following the conclusion of this past weekend's MAC Indoor Track and Field Championship in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
March 2, 2015 | General News Listen to Reid, Jones and Mitchell on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron women's basketball assistant coach Preston Reid, track and field head coach Dennis Mitchell and head softball coach Julie Jones will be the guests on tonight's Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates, which is broadcast from 7-8 p.m. ET live from Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley (1282 Weathervane Lane).
March 2, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Oxford to Face Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday The Zips open their final road trip of the regular season against the RedHawks at Millet Hall. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 1, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Finished Eighth at GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team finished eighth in the team standings of its inaugural Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center on Sunday.
March 1, 2015 | Softball Softball Falls in Extra Innings to Dayton at Purple/Gold Challenge The University of Akron softball team concluded play at Lipscomb’s Purple/Gold Challenge with a 6-5 loss to Dayton in eight innings on Sunday at Draper Diamond.
February 28, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Defeats Belmont, Falls in Final Inning to Notre Dame A six-run second inning lifted the University of Akron baseball team to an 8-3 victory over Belmont in its first game on Saturday, while it fell, 5-4, in the final inning to Notre Dame in game two at the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic at Claude Smith Field.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Captures Back-to-Back MAC Championships After capturing Akron's first-ever MAC Swimming and Diving Championship last year, head coach Brian Peresie led this year's squad to a final tally of 650 points to claim the title yet again on Saturday night at Eastern Michigan's Jones Natatorium.
February 28, 2015 | Track & Field Akron captures Men's Indoor MAC Track Champioship; Women finish second The Akron men's track and field team came together as one to overcome an early second-day deficit en route to claiming the Zips second consecutive and fourth overall Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday, Feb. 27.
February 28, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Stands Fifth at GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team stands fifth in the team standings after the first day of competition at the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 28, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Two Games at Purple/Gold Challenge The University of Akron softball team opened play at Lipscomb’s Purple/Gold Challenge with two losses on Saturday at Draper Diamond.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips fall short in 87-80 setback at Buffalo A 13-0 second-half run proved too much for Akron (20-7, 10-6 MAC) to overcome as the Zips dropped an 87-80 decision at Buffalo (16-11, 9-6 MAC) on Saturday, Feb. 28.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to ETSU, 6-1 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 match to East Tennessee State on Saturday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 27, 2015 | Track & Field Akron second after opening day competition at MAC Track and Field Championship Senior Brittany Funk (Jeromesville, Ohio) successfully defended her conference title in the women's weight throw recording a school-record throw of 71-8.75 to lead the efforts of the Akron men's and women's track and field team on the opening day of the Mid-American Conference Championship on Friday, Feb. 27.
February 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls Short in 6-5 Loss to Mercer The Mercer Bears snapped a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 6-5, Friday night at Claude Smith Field in the Zips' first game of the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic.
February 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Pulls Away in Second Half in 70-58 Win Over Ohio The Zips held the Bobcats to 33.3 percent shooting in the second half and were sparked by Antino Jackson's 11 second-half points on the offensive end.
February 27, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Maintains First-Place Standing in Day Three of MAC Championships With three program records set in Friday night’s final session, and a Mid-American Conference championship time in the 400 medley relay, the University of Akron swimming and diving team extended its first-place lead on day three of the 2015 MAC Championships at Jones Natatorium.
February 27, 2015 Akron’s Engle Named GARC Coach of the Year Akron rifle head coach Newt Engle was named the 2015 Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Coach of the Year at the conference’s awards banquet on Friday evening.
February 27, 2015 MAC Announces 2015 Football Schedule The University of Akron’s 2015 football home schedule features five Saturday games and a Black Friday rivalry contest, the Mid-American Conference announced on Friday.
February 27, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron faces key league test at Buffalo The Zips go in search of their second straight and fourth victory in their last five contests when they visit Buffalo for a 2 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Feb. 28. The contest can be seen on ESPN3.
February 27, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 27, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews senior night for men's and women's basketball, gives an update on the MAC Championships for track and field and swimming and diving, and more.
February 26, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Remains in First Place After Day Two of MAC Championships After entering day two of competition tied for first place with 66 points each, Akron and Buffalo stayed neck-and-neck through the first three events on Thursday night until each of Akron’s three divers earned a trip to the podium and the 200 freestyle relay team won its event to propel UA to first place with 242 points in the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championships at Jones Natatorium.
February 26, 2015 Akron Rifle’s Chezem Invited to NCAA Championship Akron junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) has been invited to compete in the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on March 13-14 at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
February 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Ready for 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic The Zips will travel to Macon, Ga., to play three games as part of the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic, beginning with a game against Mercer on Friday at 6 p.m. at Claude Smith Field.
February 26, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels to Inaugural GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team is set to finish up the 2014-15 season at its inaugural Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship on Feb. 27 to March 1 in Oxford, Miss., at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 26, 2015 Z:360 - Feb.26 This week's episode features MAC Championship previews for swimming and track as well as a look at the 2014 Hall of Fame Class.
February 26, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Nashville for Lipscomb's Purple/Gold Challenge After a 13-day break, Akron softball travels Nashville, Tenn., for the Purple/Gold Challenge. In the opener, the Zips face Western Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. CT [11 am. ET]. Akron then takes on host Lipscomb at 12:15 p.m. CT [1:15 ET].
February 26, 2015 | Track & Field Akron primed for Mid-American Conference Indoor Track Championship The Akron men's and women's track and field team will join the rest of their Mid-American Conference members this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, to compete at the league's Indoor Championships, hosted by Central Michigan University.
February 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels UNC Greensboro Series; Will Now Play Three Games at 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic Due to winter weather moving through North Carolina, the University of Akron baseball team was forced to cancel its three-game series at UNC Greensboro this weekend. Instead, the team will be traveling to Macon, Ga., to take on Mercer, Belmont, and Notre Dame in the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic, head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Thursday.
February 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Match with ETSU Moved to Saturday; Cornell Cancelled The University of Akron women’s tennis team has moved its match against East Tennessee State from Friday to Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. Sunday’s match against Cornell has been canceled.
February 26, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes Ohio for Senior Night on Friday The Zips will honor seniors Deji Ibitayo and Nyles Evans prior to the contest with the Bobcats, which will air live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. ET.
February 25, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips withstand Kent State to collect 54-53 road triumph A driving lay-up by senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) proved to the game-winning basket leading Akron (20-6, 10-5 MAC) to a come-from-behind 54-53 triumph past Kent State (5-21, 3-12 MAC) on Wednesday, Feb. 25.
February 25, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Tied for First After Day One of MAC Championships The University of Akron swimming and diving team began competition at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday night with the team of Ashley Niznik, Hannah Raspopovich, Erin Seiler and Susan Franz setting a new MAC record and posting Akron's second-straight MAC Championship time in the 200-yard medley relay at Jones Natatorium.
February 25, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks, Latimer and Murphy earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week accolades Akron track and field standouts senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.), freshman Jordan Latimer (Huber Heights, Ohio) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.
February 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls in the Final Minutes at Buffalo, 67-62 Pat Forsythe led the way for Akron with 19 points to go with eight rebounds, one blocked shot and one assist.
February 24, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 24 David Suntup reviews all the weekly action.
February 24, 2015 | Women's Basketball PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge awaits Akron as Zips travel to face Kent State The Zips commence a stretch that will see them play three of their final four regular season games away from home this Wednesday, Feb. 25, as Akron visits Kent State. The second installment of the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge is set to begin at 7 p.m. with Time Warner Cable and ESPN3 televising the contest.
February 24, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Defending Champion Akron Heads to 2015 MAC Swimming and Diving Championship The University of Akron swimming and diving team looks to defend its 2014 Mid-American Conference Championship title this week as it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich., for the 2015 MAC Championships on Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 25-28.
February 23, 2015 | General News 2014 Hall of Fame Weekend Wrap-up The 2014 Sports Hall of Fame Class was inducted over the weekend.
February 23, 2015 | Track & Field Zips climb atop Great Lakes Regional rankings, while Akron holds firm at No. 14/16 in latest USTFCCCA computer rankings In the midst of its final preparations for this week's Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship, the Akron and men's squads checked in at No. 14 and No. 16, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Feb. 23.
February 23, 2015 | General News Listen to Kest, Peresie and Rembielak on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest, Women's Swimming and Diving's Brian Peresie and Baseball's Rick Rembielak will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Noah Robotham to Miss Remainder of 2014-15 Season with Torn ACL Robotham, a MAC Freshman of the Year candidate, injured his right ACL with 1:10 to go in regulation against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday.
February 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Buffalo on Tuesday for Key East Division Showdown The Zips face the Bulls looking to snap a three-game losing streak overall and a five-game skid at Alumni Arena. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
February 22, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Edged at #9 Ohio State The No. 13 University of Akron Rifle team faced No. 9 Ohio State on Saturday in the NCAA Qualifier at the Hugh W. Wylie Range.
February 22, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Rallies Past Charlotte for 5-4 Comeback Win With the Zips down 4-2 in the final inning, sophomore infielder Dom Iero clubbed a two-run sacrifice fly to knot the game before a single off the bat of sophomore catcher Brian Lees plated the go-ahead run to lift the University of Akron baseball team to a 5-4 victory over Charlotte on Sunday at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 57-52 Overtime Decision to Visiting Miami (Ohio) Deji Ibitayo gave Akron an early lead in overtime, but the Zips would go four minutes without a point, to drop their third-straight game.
February 21, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron unable to overcome league-leading Ohio in 71-55 setback AKRON, Ohio - In a showdown between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference's Eastern Division, it was Ohio (21-4, 12-2 MAC) who came into James A. Rhodes Arena and limited Akron (19-6, 9-5 MAC) to its lowest-point output of the season en route to a 71-55 triumph past the Zips on Saturday, Feb. 21.
February 21, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader Against Charlotte The University of Akron baseball team played errorless baseball as it battled through a pair of pitchers' duels to split its twinbill against Charlotte on Saturday afternoon. The Zips took game one, 2-1 and suffered a seven-inning 1-0 loss in the second game at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 20, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Claims Two Wins Frigid weather didn’t stop the University of Akron women’s tennis team from picking up a pair of wins on Friday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 20, 2015 | General News Zips Athletics Announces Class of 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees WEATHER NOTE: The Sports Hall of Fame Banquet will go on as scheduled on Friday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. at the Quaker Station Ballroom. ~
February 20, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy turns in record-setting performance to lead Akron at Zips Invitational The Akron men's and women's track and field teams each registered dual-meet victories over Youngstown State at the Zips Invitational on Friday, Feb. 20, at the Stile Athletics Field House.
February 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Home Stand on Saturday vs. Miami (Ohio) The Zips and RedHawks will meet for the first time this season following the women's game vs. Ohio. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
February 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball A battle versus league-leading Ohio awaits Akron In the finale of a three-game homestand, Akron welcomes Mid-American Conference leader Ohio to James A. Rhodes Arena for a 5 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Feb. 21.
February 20, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Makes Additional Changes to Weekend Schedule Due to forecast changes in Charlotte, N.C., the University of Akron baseball team has moved Saturday's series-opening doubleheader against Charlotte to a 12 p.m. start time at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 20, 2015 Z:360 - Feb. 19 This week's show features WBB's Play4Kay Game, rifle's NCAA Qualifier preparation, and WTR's Claudia Garcia Jou.
February 20, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels to #9 Ohio State for NCAA Qualifier The No. 13 University of Akron Rifle team will split to head south to compete in the two matches-- NCAA Qualifying meet and NRA Sectional match-- this weekend.
February 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Charlotte for Three-Game Series Following the cancellation of Friday's game, the University of Akron baseball team will now open its three-game series at Charlotte on Saturday, Feb. 21 in a doubleheader at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium.
February 19, 2015 | Track & Field Akron set to host Zips Invitational In its final preparation for the upcoming Mid-American Conference Championship, Feb. 27-28, the nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field teams return to the track at the Stile Athletics Field House this Friday, Feb. 20, to host the Zips Invitational.
February 19, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 19, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about Hall of Fame Weekend, rifle's one-point victory to win the WIRC championship and more.
February 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to hold MS Awareness Night The Akron women's basketball team is set to entertain Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 21, in a 5 p.m. contest at the James A. Rhodes Arena that will serve as the Zips' Multiple Sclerosis Awareness game to benefit the Oak Clinic.
February 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Friday Game at Charlotte Due to winter weather, the University of Akron baseball team has cancelled its Friday series opener at Charlotte. The remainder of the weekend schedule remains unchanged.
February 18, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts Cleveland State, Findlay on Friday The University of Akron women’s tennis team returns to the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow with two matches on Friday, Feb. 20.
February 18, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls to Toledo, 68-66, in the Final Seconds Toledo's Julius Brown hit a jumper with 1.7 seconds remaining to give the Rockets the two-point win.
February 18, 2015 | Track & Field Akron garners pair of national rankings in final dual meet ratings The Akron track and field program garnered recognition for the Zips' efforts this season as the squad earned a pair of top-20 national finishes in the final men's and women's collegiate indoor dual meet rankings of 2015, as compiled by Jesse Squire for Track and Field News.
February 17, 2015 | Track & Field Barber, Garcia Jou and Murphy collect MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas), senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
February 17, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 17 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action.
February 17, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the East Division.
February 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes Toledo in Mid-Week Matchup at Rhodes Arena The Zips and the Rockets will face off for the second time this season, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel & ESPN3.
February 17, 2015 | Baseball 2015 Baseball Media Guide The 2015 Akron Baseball Media Guide is now available online.
February 16, 2015 | Track & Field Zips ranked No. 14/16 in latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings The Akron men's track and field team achieved its highest-ever national ranking checking in at No. 14 in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Feb. 16.
February 16, 2015 | Track & Field Barber wins second-straight USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week award Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) added another impressive chapter to his ever-burgeoning resume smashing his own collegiate and national-leading record at the Tyson Invitational last Saturday, Feb. 14, en route to being named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as its Division I Male National Athlete of the Week for the second-consecutive week, the organization announced on Monday.
February 16, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 16, 2015 | Women's Basketball King honored as MAC East Division Player of the Week Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
February 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Announces Student Appreciation Promotion for Final Three Home Games Akron students can earn $5.00 per game on their Zip Card by attending each of the final three home contests, including a bonus for attending all three games.
February 16, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer announces challenging spring schedule The Akron men's soccer team is set to face a challenging spring exhibition schedule, one that includes five dates at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field, Zips' third-year head coach Jared Embick announced this week.
February 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball's Regular-Season Finale at Kent State to Air on ESPN2 Tip off for the game, which will be played at the M.A.C. Center in Kent, Ohio, is set for 7 p.m. ET.
February 15, 2015 | Softball Akron Wins Jacksonville Invite with 4-3 Victory over Syracuse The University of Akron softball team won its third consecutive game en route to claiming the team title at the Jacksonville University Invitational with a 4-3 victory over Syracuse on Sunday morning.
February 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Downs Furman 11-3 to Take Series A strong outing by senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer kept the Furman offense at bay while junior outfielder Kris Simonton went 3-for-4 at the plate to fuel the Zips' offensive effort as they took the three-game series with an 11-3 victory over the Paladins at Latham Stadium on Sunday.
February 15, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Concludes FGCU Eagle Invitational in Eighth Place Pader Her and Laura Murray posted top-25 finishes, ending the weekend tied for 16th and tied for 24th, respectively.
February 15, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Wins WIRC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team captured its second consecutive Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship on Saturday in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Basketball Four Zips score in double figures as Akron shoots past Toledo, 82-56 Four Zips scored in double figures Saturday afternoon as the Akron women's basketball team shot 52.5 percent from the field en route to defeating Toledo, 82-56 at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 14, 2015 | Softball Seiler Pitches Two Wins at Jacksonville Invite The University of Akron softball team picked up two wins on the second day of action at the Jacksonville University Invitational on Saturday.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops Close Match to Utah State, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team battled to a 4-3 loss to Utah State on Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
February 14, 2015 | Track & Field Baldwin and Zidd direct Zips at Spire Indoor Track Invitational Akron sophomores Miles Baldwin (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Natalie Zidd (Hinckley, Ohio) posted the third- and fourth-best times in school history in the men's 400-meters and women's mile, respectively, to lead the efforts of the Zips' track and field team at the Spire Division I Track Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Spire Institute.
February 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 78-75 Decision at Eastern Michigan The Zips trailed by as many as 15 in the second half, but their late rally would come up short.
February 14, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Garcia Jou turn in school-record performances at Tyson Invitational Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) each established new school-record performances to spark the Zips' second-day efforts at the Tyson Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 14.
February 14, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Climbs Three Spots to Seventh at FGCU Eagle Invitational Laura Murray and Frida Fougberg posted solid rounds to help the Zips move up the leaderboard on Saturday.
February 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Works Overtime, Falls 8-7 to Furman The University of Akron baseball team suffered an 8-7 loss to Furman on Saturday afternoon after the Paladins managed a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to end the game.
February 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Eastern Michigan on Saturday The Zips and Eagles will face off at 2:30 p.m. ET at the Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich., in the only regular-season meeting between the two programs.
February 13, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 13, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about a number of upcoming events, shares a story about a special Zips fan in Mississippi and more.
February 13, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy guides Akron on opening day of Tyson Invitational Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) captured the men's 800-meter race to spark the efforts of the Zips' track and field team on the opening day of the Tyson Invitational on Friday, Feb. 13.
February 13, 2015 | Track & Field Zips off to solid start at Spire Indoor Track Invitational The Akron men's and women's track team garnered some solid results on the opening day of the Spire Indoor Division I Track Invitational on Friday, Feb. 13, at the Spire Institute.
February 13, 2015 Z:360 - Feb. 12 Check out the Zippy cam, meet new VB coach Tom Hanna, and sit down with MBB redshirt freshmen Gladden and Jackson.
February 13, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips primed to square off versus Toledo In the second of three games on their current three-game homestand, the Zips welcome Toledo to James A. Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. tilt on Saturday, Feb. 14.
February 13, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf in 10th Place After Day One of FGCU Eagle Invitational Frida Fougberg and Pader Her closed play inside the top-20 to lead the way for the Zips.
February 13, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Wisconsin, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 7-0 decision at Wisconsin on Friday evening at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
February 13, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels WIRC Championship on Saturday The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team will compete at the 2015 Western Intercollegiate Rifle Conference Championship on Saturday, Feb. 14, in West Lafayette, Ind.
February 13, 2015 | Softball Softball Beats Syracuse, Falls to B-CU The University of Akron softball team opened play at the Jacksonville University Invitational on Friday with a 2-1 win over Syracuse.
February 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens Season with 7-5 Win over Furman The University of Akron baseball team issued strong performances on both sides of the ball en route to picking up a season-opening 7-5 win over Furman on Friday evening at Latham Stadium.
February 12, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to compete at pair of weekend meets The nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field teams will compete in a pair of meets this weekend as the Zips will participate this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14, at both the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Ark., and the Spire Division I Track and Field Invite in Geneva, Ohio.
February 12, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Concludes Florida Trip Friday at FGCU Eagle Invitational Play is set to begin on Friday with an 8 a.m. ET shotgun start. Rounds two and three will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
February 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens 2015 Slate at Furman on Friday The University of Akron baseball team begins the 2015 campaign this weekend as it travels to ­­­take on Furman on Feb. 13-15 in a three-game series at Latham Stadium. The first game will take place on Friday at 4 p.m., with one game on both Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m.
February 12, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Wisconsin This Weekend The University of Akron women’s tennis team travels to Madison, Wis., for a pair of non-conference matches this weekend.
February 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron to host Play4Kay game versus Toledo on Saturday The Akron women's basketball team is set to entertain Toledo on Saturday, Feb. 14, in a contest at the James A. Rhodes Arena that will serve as the Zips' Play4Kay game in honor of the late North Carolina State women's basketball coach Kay Yow, who lost her long battle with breast cancer in 2009.
February 11, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 10 David Suntup reviews all of last week's action.
February 11, 2015 Cross Country honored by USTFCCCA as All-Academic Team recipients The Akron men's and women's cross country team under the leadership of head coach Lee LaBadie received recognition for their efforts in the classroom as both were honored by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as Division I All-Academic squads for the 2014 campaign.
February 11, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Jacksonville Invitational For the second consecutive weekend, Akron softball travels to Florida for non-conference action.
February 11, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips collect hard-fought 81-70 triumph over Buffalo The Akron Zips (18-5, 8-4 MAC) used a 9-1 run over the final two minutes to overcome a season-high 24 turnovers en route to dropping the Buffalo Bulls (13-9, 6-5 MAC), 81-70, in Mid-American Conference action on Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 11, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Selected to Finish Third in MAC East The University of Akron baseball team has been tabbed to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division, according to a preseason poll conducted by the 12 MAC coaches, the league office announced on Wednesday.
February 10, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Finishes in Fifth Place at MAC Match Play Challenge The Zips, the No. 6 seed in this year's event, swept No. 8 seed Central Michigan, 5-0, before downing No. 5 seed Ohio, 2-2-1.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Former Men's Basketball Coach Kenneth G. Cunningham Passes Away Cunningham coached the Zips for four seasons (1977-80), helping the Akron program make the jump to the Division I level and entering the Ohio Valley Conference.
February 10, 2015 | Track & Field Barber, Garcia Jou and Murphy earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week accolades Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas), senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
February 10, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named USTFCCCA National Athlete of the Week On the strength of a breaking the collegiate indoor pole vault record, Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as its Division I Male National Athlete of the Week, the organization announced on Tuesday.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Uses Strong Defensive Effort to Down Kent State, 61-52 The Zips forced the Golden Flashes into 13 turnovers and held Kent State to just 35.4 percent shooting from the floor.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Limited Upper Reserve and General Admission Tickets Remain for Kent State Contest The remaining upper reserved tickets start at $25, while the general admission tickets can be purchased for $15.
February 10, 2015 | Baseball 2015 Baseball Season Preview In his fourth year at the helm of the University of Akron baseball program, head coach Rick Rembielak will rely on his veteran roster to carry the momentum from last year's postseason run into the 2015 campaign. The Zips will take to the diamond to open the 2015 season on Friday, Feb. 13, at Furman.
February 10, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Announces its 2015 Summer Camps Schedule The Zips' summer camp schedule will include four camps: the Zips Basketball School, the Offensive Skills Camp, the newly-created Guard Academy and the Junior Varsity and Varsity Team Shootout.
February 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron hosts Buffalo in key mid-week MAC showdown The Zips open a three-game homestand this Wednesday, Feb. 11, as Akron welcomes Buffalo to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 7 p.m. tilt.
February 9, 2015 | Track & Field Zips ranked No. 14/19 in latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings Following a weekend in which the Akron track and field squad captured 13 titles and set or equaled three school records at the Akron Invitational, the women's and men's squads checked in at No. 14 and No. 19, respectively, in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Feb. 9.
February 9, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Smith on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Candice Smith will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Renews Rivalry with Kent State on Tuesday at Rhodes Arena The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the 141st time, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET. The contest will air live on TWCS and ESPN3.
February 9, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Drops First Match of MAC Match Play Challenge The Zips, the No. 6 seed in this year's event, fell 3-2 to No. 3 seed Bowling Green, with all five matches coming down to the final hole.
February 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin and Kitchen help spark USMNT to 2-0 friendly victory over Panama The United States men's national team bolstered by the efforts of a pair of former Akron men's soccer players in DeAndre Yedlin and Perry Kitchen capped a month of season-opening training with a 2-0 friendly victory over Panama on Sunday, Feb. 8 at the StubHub Center.
February 8, 2015 | Softball Softball Beats Michigan State, 4-2 On the final day of competition at Stetson’s Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic, the University of Akron softball team captured a 4-2 win over Michigan State on Sunday morning.
February 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball to Face Ohio on February 27 on ESPNU The game, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 28, will tip off at 8 p.m. ET at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 8, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to Liberty, 5-2 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 5-2 decision to Liberty on Sunday morning at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 8, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Opens 2015 at MAC Match Play Challenge on Monday Play is set to begin at 8 a.m. ET as the Zips will face Bowling Green in their first match of the day.
February 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Downs Buffalo, 75-72, to Take Share of MAC East Lead Five Zips scored in double figures, led by Jake Kretzer's 13 points, as the Zips improved to 21-4 against Buffalo in Akron.
February 7, 2015 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Falls at Northern Illinois, 62-56 The Akron women's basketball team gave up a 15-point second-half lead and fell at Northern Illinois, 62-56, in Mid-American Conference action at the Convocation Center on Saturday evening.
February 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Sweeps Rhode Island, Falls to Stetson The University of Akron softball team split a pair of games on the second day of competition at Stetson’s Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic on Saturday.
February 7, 2015 | Track & Field Barber sets new collegiate pole vault record as Zips break three school records on the final day of the Akron Invitational It proved to be a record-setting day for the nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field team as the Zips shattered three school records on the final day of the 11th-Annual Akron Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 7 at the Stile Athletics Field House.
February 7, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Wins at #17 Mississippi The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team closed out its regular season with a 4,601 to 4,591 win at No. 17 Mississippi on Saturday.
February 6, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Sweeps NJIT, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team captured its fifth consecutive victory with a 7-0 win of New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on Friday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 6, 2015 | Softball Softball Opens 2015 Season With Two Losses The University of Akron softball team had a tough opening day at Stetson’s Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic on Friday. The Zips (0-2) fell to Michigan State, 5-0, in the opener, and dropped an 8-7 decision to Morehead State in the afternoon.
February 6, 2015 | General News Akron Places 18 Student-Athletes on MAC's Distinguished Scholar Athletes List The Distinguished Scholar Athlete is a first-year award given to student-athletes who represent the ‘best of the best’ from each sport’s Academic All-MAC Teams.
February 6, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 6, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill welcomes the newest Zips following National Signing Day, previews a busy weekend and more.
February 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips visit Northern Illinois seeking to extend winning streak The Zips hit the road this Saturday, Feb. 7, in search of their third-straight win as Akron squares off versus Northern Illinois in a 6 p.m. ET contest. The game will be televised on ESPN3.
February 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to Buffalo Saturday for MAC East Lead The Zips and Bulls sit tied atop the MAC East with Kent State. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3.
February 6, 2015 | Baseball Simonton, Valek Named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-MAC Second Team Two University of Akron baseball student-athletes have been named to the College Sports Madness Mid-American Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Junior infielder Kris Simonton and junior pitcher John Valek III are second-team All-MAC honorees.
February 6, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron unveils 2015 Women's Soccer signing class The Akron women's soccer team, under the leadership of first-year head coach Noreen Herlihy, has announced the addition of seven student-athletes joining the Zips' squad for the 2015 campaign.
February 6, 2015 | Track & Field Willis wins pentathlon to spark Zips on opening day of Akron Invitational Senior Skyler Willis (Cincinnati, Ohio) captured the championship in the women's pentathlon recording a cumulative score of 3,877 to spark the Akron men's and women's track and field team on the opening night of the 11th-annual Akron Invitational on Friday, Feb. 6, at the Stile Athletics Field House.
February 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball MAC Adds February 18 Men's Basketball Contest vs. Toledo to TV Package The contest will be the third-straight home game for the Zips added to the MAC's TV package. The game will tip off at 7 p.m. ET on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3.
February 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Opens 2015 Season at Lead-Off Classic Akron softball opens the 2015 season at Stetson's Westin Lake Mary Lead-Off Classic on Feb. 6-8 in DeLand, Fla.
February 5, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to the February Watch List for The Bowerman Award Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) capped an impressive month in which he won all four competitions he entered, including clearing 19-0.25 on three occasions, with his inclusion on the 10-member February Watch list for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week.
February 5, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Travels to #17 Mississippi on Saturday The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team finishes up its regular-season at No. 17 Mississippi on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball MAC Adds February 10 Men's Basketball Contest vs. Kent State to TV Package The Zips’ game at Rhodes Arena vs. Kent State will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3 as part of the MAC’s men’s basketball television package.
February 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts NJIT & Liberty This Weekend The University of Akron women’s tennis team returns home to the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow for a pair of weekend matches.
February 5, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to host 11th-Annual Akron Invitational The nationally-ranked Akron men's and women's track and field teams return to competition this weekend as the Zips welcome more than 20 teams to the Stile Athletics Field House for the 11th-Annual Akron Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7.
February 5, 2015 Z:360 - Feb. 5 Meet Akron's two Erin Seilers, MBB Kwan Cheatam, and Zips' Student-Athlete of the Week Alice Hottensmith.
February 4, 2015 | Softball 2015 Akron Softball Media Guide The 2015 Akron Softball Media Guide is now available online.
February 4, 2015 | Women's Basketball Clutch shooting lifts Akron past Western Michigan, 69-66 It was a night of timely triples from Akron sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) as she hit a long ball with the game locked in a 64-all tie and 20 seconds to play to give the Zips' women's basketball team the edge they needed Wednesday night to defeat Mid-American Conference Western Division leader Western Michigan (14-7, 7-3 MAC), 69-66, at James A. Rhodes Arena.
February 4, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 3 David Suntup reviews the ZIps' action from last week.
February 4, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Comes Up Short in 83-82 Loss at Ohio Deji Ibitayo's jumper for the win with less than three seconds left was off the mark as the Zips rallied from 10 down with 2:21 to go.
February 4, 2015 Akron Football Signs 18 Student-Athletes to National Letters of Intent The University of Akron football program, under the leadership of fourth-year head coach Terry Bowden, signed 18 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
February 3, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Wins Fourth Straight with 6-1 Victory at Youngstown State The University of Akron women’s tennis team captured its fourth consecutive victory with a 6-1 win at Youngstown State on Tuesday afternoon at the Boardman Tennis Center.
February 3, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Garcia Jou garner MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) garnered recognition by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week for the field events the league announced on Tuesday.
February 3, 2015 | Track & Field Schedule changes and accepted entries announced for 11th-Annual Akron Invitational Schedule changes and accepted entries have been announced for the 11th-Annual Akron Invitational that will be contested at the Stile Athletics Field House this weekend.
February 3, 2015 | Softball Akron Tabbed Third in MAC Preseason Softball Poll University of Akron softball has been selected to finish third in the Mid-American Conference East Division.
February 3, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips host MAC Western Division leader Western Michigan in key league showdown Seeking its second-consecutive victory and 10th triumph of the season at the James A. Rhodes Arena, Akron hosts Western Michigan in a 7 p.m. tilt on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
February 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Ohio for Mid-Week Contest on TWCS and ESPN3 The Zips and Bobcats will face off on Wednesday in Athens, Ohio, with tip off set for 7 p.m. ET. The game will air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel & ESPN3.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Hottensmith Named MAC Swimmer of the Week Akron swimming and diving's Alice Hottensmith has been named the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week for her dominant performances in the diving pool over the weekend, the league office announced on Monday.
February 2, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
February 2, 2015 | Men's Basketball Zippy Has Lost Her Wallet and Needs Your Help Starting Wednesday, Feb. 4, any Zips fan that finds one of Zippy's wallets on the UA campus can win one of a number of prizes, including gift cards, t-shirts, an iPad and more!
February 2, 2015 | Softball 2015 Softball Season Preview Hot off a Mid-American Conference Tournament run and armed with five seniors, University of Akron softball coach Julie Jones is excited to start the 2015 season.
February 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips ranked No. 15/18 in latest USTFCCCA National Team Computer Rankings The Akron women's track and field squad continued its rise in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings as the Zips garnered a program-best No. 15 national ranking.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis Shkundina Named Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Month Women’s tennis senior Olga Shkundina (Ufa, Russia) was named the Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Month for January.
February 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Youngstown State on Tuesday The University of Akron women’s tennis team travels to Youngstown State on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m. at the Boardman Tennis Center.
February 1, 2015 | Men's Basketball MAC Adds February 7 Men's Basketball Contest vs. Buffalo to TV Package The Zips’ game at Rhodes Arena vs. Buffalo will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3 as part of the MAC’s men’s basketball television package.
February 1, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Falls to #12 Army The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team fell to No. 12 Army, 4,609 to 4,592, on Saturday in Palmyra, Pa.
February 1, 2015 | Softball Seiler, Roudabush Earn MAC Preseason Honors Two University of Akron softball student-athletes have been honored on the College Sports Madness 2015 Preseason Mid-American All-Conference teams.
January 31, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron rallies past Kent State to capture 74-67 win in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge After seven ties and 14 lead changes the Akron women's basketball team used a late 11-2 run starting at the 7:20 mark of the second half to defeat Kent State, 74-67, on Saturday in the first installment of the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge this season at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 31, 2015 | Men's Basketball Gladden's Late Bucket Gives Men's Basketball a 69-68 Win at Bowling Green Gladden's offensive board and put-back with 3.4 seconds left gave Akron its 13th-straight win over the Falcons.
January 31, 2015 | Track & Field Barber wins pole vault competition at Armory Track Invitational Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) surpassed 19-0.25 (5.80m) to capture the invitational title at the prestigious Armory Track Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 31.
January 31, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Beats Oakland, 6-1 he University of Akron women's tennis team captured its third consecutive victory with a 6-1 win over Oakland on Saturday evening.
January 31, 2015 | Track & Field Zips capture four titles on final day of Penn State National The 18th-ranked Akron track and field team captured four titles on the final day of the Penn State National on Saturday, Jan. 31.
January 30, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks paces Zips at Findlay Open Akron women's track and field seniors Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Brittany Funk (Jeromesville, Ohio) garnered second- and fifth-place performances, respectively, in the elite weight throw competition at the Findlay Open on Friday, Jan. 30.
January 30, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball's Contest at Ohio Added to MAC's Basketball TV Package The Zips’ game at Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 4, will air on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel and ESPN3 as part of the MAC’s men’s basketball television package.
January 30, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set to host Kent State in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge Akron eyes a return to its winning ways this Saturday, Jan. 31, as the Zips welcome rival Kent State to the James A. Rhodes Arena for the first installment of the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge this season. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
January 30, 2015 | Track & Field Akron wins three events on day one at Penn State National The Akron track and field squad collected a trio of first-place performances to spark the Zips' efforts in first-day competition at the Penn State National on Friday, Jan. 30.
January 30, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Defeats Mount Union and Xavier on Senior Night The Zips won 15-of-16 events on Friday night to propel the University of Akron swimming and diving team to a double-dual meet victory as it defeated Mount Union by a score of 185-103 and Xavier, 184-88, on Senior Night at Ocasek Natatorium.
January 30, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Two-Game Road Trip Saturday at Bowling Green The Zips look for the season sweep of the Falcons, with tip off at the Stroh Center set for 7 p.m. ET.
January 29, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Team Faces #12 Army on Saturday The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team winds down its 2014-15 season with two road trips.
January 29, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to compete at Penn State National The Akron track and field team returns to action this weekend as the Zips will participate in three competitions.
January 29, 2015 Z:360 - Jan. 29 Check out features on the Purple Out, WTEN captain Martina Zerbola, and the NCAA Convention recap.
January 29, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Closes Home Schedule Against Xavier and Mount Union on Friday The University of Akron swimming and diving team closes out its home schedule and the 2014-15 regular season on Friday in a tri-meet against Xavier and Mount Union at 5 p.m. at the Ocasek Natatorium.
January 29, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts Oakland on Saturday The University of Akron women’s tennis team will host Oakland on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
January 29, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 29, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill looks ahead to Football Signing Day, talks about Sina King and the Senior CLASS award, recaps the Purple Out and more.
January 28, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Tom Hanna Named Akron Women’s Volleyball Coach The University of Akron has named Tom Hanna, who guided Marist to back-to-back conference championships while earning Conference Coach of the Year honors twice, as its women's volleyball coach.
January 28, 2015 | Track & Field Barber set to compete against decorated field at Armory Track Invitational Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) will participate in the prestigious Armory Track Invitational this Saturday, Jan. 31, in New York City.
January 28, 2015 | Women's Basketball Ohio edges Akron, 72-60, in battle of top-two teams in MAC's East Division A 9-2 second-half run enabled Ohio (16-3, 7-1 MAC) to break open a 37-all tie en route to registering a 72-60 victory past Akron (15-4, 5-3 MAC) in Mid-American Conference women's basketball action on Wednesday.
January 27, 2015 Nine Zips Earn Academic All-MAC Honors for Football Nine University of Akron football players earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors for the 2014 season.
January 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Downs Ball State, 59-47, in Second-Annual Purple Out Game The Zips used a strong second half to down the Cardinals during the Second-Annual Purple Out game.
January 27, 2015 Interactive Fan Experience to Highlight Zips’ Signing Day University of Akron head coach Terry Bowden has invited all students, faculty, and fans to the Zips’ inaugural interactive experience to celebrate National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
January 27, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron primed for showdown at MAC East Division leader Ohio Akron faces another key Mid-American Conference showdown this Wednesday, Jan. 28, as the Zips visit league-leading Ohio in a 7 p.m. tilt.
January 27, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 27
January 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Unveils New Uniforms for Second-Annual Purple Out Game The purple uniforms – the color of pancreatic cancer awareness – will feature a white ribbon on the shorts and "Peters" on the name plate for all student-athletes.
January 26, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Hosts Ball State, Purple Out Game on Tuesday The Zips and Cardinals will tip off at 7 p.m. ET at James A. Rhodes Arena. Akron will host its Second-Annual Purple Out game to honor the late Dan Peters.
January 26, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin added to USMNT roster for friendlies versus Chile and Panama Former Akron men's soccer standout and Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has been added to the 23-player roster by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the upcoming friendlies against Chile and Panama.
January 26, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Pierce on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Sam Pierce will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
January 26, 2015 | Women's Basketball King chosen as MAC East Division Player of the Week Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
January 26, 2015 | Track & Field Zips' Men's and Women's Track teams rated 18th nationally in latest USTFCCCA National Rankings The Akron men's and women's track and field teams have gotten their campaigns off to strong starts and the Zips' efforts have been recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association as both squads checked in at No. 18 nationally in latest NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, Jan. 26.
January 24, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips collect dramatic 74-72 victory at Central Michigan Withstanding a furious Central Michigan rally over the game's final few minutes, the Akron women's basketball team registered a dramatic 74-72 victory at Central Michigan (9-8, 4-2 MAC) on Saturday at McGuirk Arena.
January 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Beats Butler, Valparaiso on the Road The University of Akron women’s tennis team claimed its first two wins of the season on Saturday at the Butler Bubble.
January 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball Johnson's Free Throws Lifts Men's Basketball to 71-69 Win Over WMU Isaiah Johnson, making his first start of the year, went 4-of-4 at the charity stripe in the last 1:05 to seal the win for the Zips.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Falls to Bowling Green, 167-132 The University of Akron swimming and diving team suffered a 167-132 setback to undefeated Bowling Green in the final road dual meet of the 2014-15 campaign on Friday night at Cooper Pool.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Butler for Two Matches On Saturday, Jan. 24, the University of Akron women’s tennis team visits Butler at 10 a.m. and Valparaiso at 5 p.m. at the Butler Bubble.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron’s King Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award University of Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been named one of 30 women’s basketball candidates for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award.
January 23, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set for cross-divisional showdown at Central Michigan Akron faces a key Mid-American Conference showdown this Saturday, Jan. 24, as the Zips visit Central Michigan for a 1 p.m. tilt. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
January 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Looks for Season Sweep at Western Michigan on Saturday The Zips will look for the season sweep against the Broncos on Saturday in Kalamazoo. Tip off is set for 2 p.m. ET.
January 22, 2015 Funk Joins Akron Football Staff Darrell Funk, a 28-year veteran of collegiate coaching, has been named an assistant football coach at the University of Akron.
January 22, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 22, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about the NCAA Convention, introduces a number of new staff members and more.
January 22, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Travels to Bowling Green on Friday for Dual Meet The University of Akron swimming and diving team heads to Bowling Green on Friday, Jan. 23 to take on the Falcons at Cooper Pool in the final away dual meet of the 2014-15 season set to begin at 5 p.m.
January 22, 2015 Z:360 - Jan. 22
January 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls 64-61 at Northern Illinois on Wednesday The Zips struggled from the field all night, shooting 36.7 percent from the floor (22-of-60) and 31.1 percent from long range (9-of-28).
January 21, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips suffer 77-73 home setback versus Ball State After battling down to the wire, the Akron women's basketball team was unable to capitalize on its final possessions as the Zips (14-3, 4-2 MAC) were held without a field goal for the closing three minutes, while Mid-American Conference Western Division leader Ball State (9-8, 5-1 MAC) ended the game on a 10-3 run to defeat Akron, 77-73 Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 20, 2015 | Women's Soccer Herlihy Announces Women’s Soccer Staff The University of Akron head women’s soccer coach Noreen Herlihy named Robert Battisson, Kerri Butler, and Emer Flatley to her staff on Tuesday.
January 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball Brown named MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
January 20, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 20 David Suntup reviews the week's events.
January 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set to host MAC West Division leader Ball State Akron returns home this Wednesday as the Zips host Ball State in a 7 p.m. tilt at the James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 20, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens Road Trip on Wednesday at Northern Illinois The Zips and Huskies will meet for the only time during the regular season in DeKalb, Ill., with tip off set for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
January 20, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks and Zidd Earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week Accolades Akron women's track and field standouts senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and sophomore Natalie Zidd (Hinkley, Ohio) were honored by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week the league announced on Tuesday.
January 20, 2015 | Track & Field Akron Track and Field ranked Top-10 nationally by Track and Field News The Akron track and field program garnered some national recognition for the Zips' efforts this season with a pair of top-10 rankings in the initial men's and women's collegiate dual meet rankings of 2015, as compiled by Jesse Squire for Track and Field News.
January 19, 2015 | Women's Basketball Brown tabbed as Madness High-Major Women's Basketball National Player of the Week Akron junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) has been tabbed by College Sports Madness as its Madness High-Major Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her efforts leading the Zips to a pair of road victories this past week.
January 19, 2015 | Men's Basketball Reggie McAdams Named Zips' Student-Athlete of the Week McAdams helped the Zips to a 2-0 record last week, averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.
January 19, 2015 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Tonight's Zips Live at Johnny J's in the Valley Men's Basketball's Keith Dambrot and Women's Basketball's Jodi Kest will be on Zips Live presented by Lee Hyder and Associates at Johnny J's Pub and Grille in the Valley from 7-8 p.m.
January 18, 2015 Football Celebrates 2014 Season with Awards Banquet The University of Akron football program celebrated the 2014 season with its annual awards banquet on Sunday evening at Quaker Station in downtown Akron.
January 18, 2015 #14 Akron Rifle Splits with #7 Nebraska & Rose-Hulman The No. 14 University of Akron rifle team finished second of three teams at home on Sunday.
January 17, 2015 | Men's Basketball McAdams' Career Night Helps Men's Basketball Down CMU, 82-76 McAdams led the Zips with a career-high 31 points to go with six rebounds.
January 17, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Holds Off St. Francis (Pa.) for 147-106 Win The University of Akron swimming and diving team won each of the first 10 events to resist a late push by St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday afternoon in a dual meet at Stokes Natatorium.
January 17, 2015 | Women's Basketball Second-half run propels Akron to a 65-47 victory over Miami A 17-0 run by the Zips (14-2, 4-1 MAC) to open the second half broke open a 31-all halftime tie to lift the Akron women's basketball team to its fourth-consecutive victory, 65-47, over Miami (3-13, 0-5 MAC) on Saturday at Millett Hall.
January 17, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to Tulane, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team opened the spring portion of its schedule with a 4-3 loss to Tulane on Saturday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
January 16, 2015 | Women's Tennis Akron Women’s Tennis Picked Seventh in MAC The University of Akron women’s tennis team has been tabbed to finish seventh in Mid-American Conference play this spring.
January 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to Central Michigan on Saturday The Zips and Chippewas, both 2-1 in MAC play, are set to tip off at 7 p.m. ET inside James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 16, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips seek to extend winning streak versus RedHawks Akron concludes its brief two-game road swing this Saturday as the Zips travel to Oxford, Ohio, for a 2 p.m. tilt against Miami.
January 16, 2015 | Track & Field Zips and Golden Flashes battle down to the wire in dual meet In what was billed as the Battle for the Blue Batons, it was the Akron men's track and field team registering a 77-74 dual-meet victory over rival Kent State on Friday at the Stile Athletics Field House.
January 16, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – January 16, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews Akron-Kent State Dual Meet, talks about the upcoming men's basketball Purple Out event and more.
January 16, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Notches 197-102 Victory over Youngstown State The Akron swimming and diving team took first place in 11-of-16 events against Youngstown State on Friday evening to cruise to a 197-102 victory at Beeghly Natatorium.
January 16, 2015 Z:360 - Jan. 15 This week's Z360 features men's soccer pro players, men's basketball player Pat Forsythe, and AD Tom Wistrcill talking about the NCAA Convention.
January 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Akron Basketball to host Second-Annual Purple Out Game on Tuesday vs. Ball State The "Purple Out" event will be a celebration of the life of former Director of Basketball Operations Dan Peters – also known as "Pete" – who passed away on October 27, 2014, after battling pancreatic cancer.
January 15, 2015 | Men's Soccer Abdul-Salaam selected 12th overall in MLS SuperDraft by Sporting Kansas City Akron men's soccer senior Saad Abdul-Salaam (Gahanna, Ohio) became the 10th Zip to have his name called during the first round of the MLS SuperDraft with his selection 12th overall in the MLS SuperDraft on Thursday by Sporting Kansas City.

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Monday, April 20
T&F: Ohio State's Ezekiel Elliott wins AAU Sullivan Award   Akron Beacon Journal (Associated Press article)
BASE, WGOLF: On the record: April 20   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, April 19
FB: University of Akron football: Spring game is just the start of next season for Zips   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Former Zips receiver Zach D'Orazio to get look from Browns    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 2015 Akron Zips spring football game recap: Another defensive battle    by Matt Hammond, Hustle Belt

Saturday, April 18
FB: College football: University of Akron to spring toward fall with Saturday's intrasquad game   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: On the record: April 18   Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Former Hoover star adapts, excels in new position for Zips   by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite

Friday, April 17
FB: Zips football: Youth football clinic before spring game   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Zips basketball: UA officially welcomes Daniel Utomi   Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips spring football game on Saturday will showcase new offense    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron Zips fill basketball recruiting void quickly with another Texan    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, April 16
MBB: Basketball signing day quiet at Akron, Cleveland State and Kent State: College Basketball Insider   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
T&F, BASE, SB: On the record: Shawn Barber on watch list for Bowerman Trophy   Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, April 15
FB: University of Akron football: Former St. Vincent-St. Mary standout Newman Williams making switch from defense to offense    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB, MBB: NCAA fifth­-year transfer rule needs to be fixed, quickly, say coaches   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
BASE, SB: On the record: UA pitcher Josh Davis throws scoreless six innings against Marshall   Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, April 14
FB: Akron Zips quarterbacks learning to 'read and run' in spring football drills    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron coach Dambrot sees changes coming to college basketball   by Mike Popovich, Canton Repository

Monday, April 13
SB, BASE, MGOLF: On the record: April 13   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, April 12
BASE, SB, WTEN: On the record: Akron sweeps doubleheader against Northern Illinois   Akron Beacon Journal
FB: UA football: Coach Terry Bowden says Zips right where he expected   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, April 11
SB: On the record: UA, KSU split PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge at Dix Stadium    Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, April 10
MSOC, WSOC, BASE: On the record: UA announces men's, women's soccer schedules   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, April 9
FB: UA football: Zips look north to add pop to running game   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, April 8
MBB: 4 area colleges play for charity   by John Vargo, Tribune Chronicle
MBB: Friends, former VCU players reminiscence about Shaka Smart   by Chris Hummer, 247Sports.com

Tuesday, April 7
MGOLF: On the record: Zips golf team tied for 12th after opening round   Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, April 6
BASE, SB: On the record: Akron softball team beats Central Michigan 4-3    Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, April 5
FB: UA football: Defense shows up in Zips' spring scrimmage    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE, SB: On the record: Zips earn split of baseball doubleheader against Ball State    Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, April 4
T&F, SB: On the record: Akron track and field teams earn four first-place finishes at Northeast Ohio Quad   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, April 2
FB: Former Jacksonville Jaguar Albert Presley starring for Saginaw Sting    by Cory Butzin, MLive.com
BASE, T&F: On the record: April 2   Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, April 1
FB: College football: Akron on way to filling a spot at running back   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
SB: On the record: April 1   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Keith Dambrot on NCAA Shot Clock: "It's Inevitable, That Rule is Going to Change; It's Going to Be a 30-­Second Shot Clock" (Audio), 92.3 The Fan

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