2013 Football Headlines
February 3, 2014
Bowden Names Otis Mounds as Zips Cornerbacks Coach
Otis Mounds, a former professional player and experienced coach at both the collegiate and high school levels, has joined the Zips' football staff as cornerbacks coach.
January 24, 2014
Football's Caponi, Pohl, Stein Named Academic All-MAC, Eight Zips Earn Honorable Mention
Senior DL Nico Caponi, sophomore QB Kyle Pohl and sophomore K Robert Stein were named to the Academic All-MAC Team on Friday. The most for the program since 2006.
January 15, 2014
Memorial and Celebration of Life for Alan Arrington Planned for Jan. 23
Zips Athletics will hold a Memorial and Celebration of Life for late football assistant head coach Alan "Tank" Arrington on Jan. 23 at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
January 13, 2014
Bowden Adds John Peterson to Football Staff
John Peterson, who will serve as assistant head coach and oversee the Zips' offensive line, brings 20-plus seasons of collegiate coaching experience to the UA staff.
January 9, 2014
Football Learns MAC Opponents for 2014 Season
Four of the Zips' eight league foes in 2014 come off a bowl game appearance. MAC East Division and league championship winner Bowling Green is among UA's home opponents.
December 23, 2013
Football Assistant Head Coach Alan Arrington Passes Away at Age 44
The University of Akron Department of Athletics is saddened to announce that football assistant head coach Alan Arrington passed away following an automobile accident on Monday, Dec. 23.
December 8, 2013
Football Celebrates 2013 Season
The Zips football program gathered for its annual banquet and awards ceremony on Sunday at Quaker Station in downtown Akron.
December 4, 2013
Football Places Seven Student-Athletes on All-MAC Teams
Sophomore linebacker Jatavis Brown earned his first First-Team All-MAC honor as Akron had one player named Second-Team and five players named Third-Team All-MAC.
December 2, 2013
Jatavis Brown Named MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Brown tallied 15 tackles, including five solo stops, to help the Zips to a 31-29 win over Toledo on Friday.
November 29, 2013
Football Closes Season with 31-29 Victory Over Toledo, Wins Third Straight
The Akron defense and special teams made three big plays late in the game, including a blocked PAT, stopping a two-point conversion and recovering an onside kick.
November 28, 2013
Football to Face Howard in 2014 Season Opener
The Zips will kick off their 2014 season versus Howard on Thursday, Aug. 28 at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field
November 26, 2013
Football Meets Toledo in Season Finale Friday at Noon on ESPN3
The Zips and Rockets close out the regular-season with a Friday tilt at InfoCision Stadium. UA will honor its 21 seniors prior to kickoff.
November 25, 2013
Football to Face Appalachian State in 2016 and '17
The Zips and Mountaineers have agreed to a two-game football series to start in 2016 at UA's InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
November 21, 2013
Terry Bowden Receives Two-Year Contract Extension
New agreement will keep second-year coach at the helm of the program through the 2018 season.
November 18, 2013
Freeman Named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week
Senior CB Malachi Freeman is the fifth Zips football player to be honored by the league this season.
November 17, 2013
Kickoff For Nov. 29 Football Game Versus Toledo Set for Noon
The Zips and Rockets will face off at noon ET on ESPN3 for UA's Senior Day at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
November 16, 2013
Football Overcomes Early Miscues, Edges Massachusetts, 14-13
The Zips overcame turnovers during their first three possessions and used a fourth quarter scoring drive to earn a road win over the Minutemen.
November 14, 2013
Football Visits UMass for Final Road Game of 2013 Campaign
Coming off a bye week, the Zips and Minutemen square off on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET in an ESPN3 contest at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough.
November 6, 2013
Football to Play at Oklahoma During 2015 Season
The Zips and Sooners will meet up at OU's Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on Sept. 5, 2015.
November 4, 2013
Chisholm Earns MAC East Offensive Player of the Week Honor
Junior RB Jawon Chisholm is the fourth Zips football player to be honored by the league this season.
November 3, 2013
Zips Athletics Celebrates "Jim Dennison Day" at Nov. 2 Kent State Game
Zips Athletics honored Jim Dennison, its winningest football head coach, as part of festivities surrounding the annual rivalry game versus Kent State on Nov. 2.
November 2, 2013
Football Reclaims Wagon Wheel with 16-7 Win Over Kent State
The Zips' defense held Kent State to 300 yards of total offense and forced five turnovers.
October 31, 2013
Football Faces Kent State on Saturday in Battle for the Wagon Wheel
The Zips and Flashes square off for the 56th time and 43rd occasion with the coveted wooden Wagon Wheel at stake.
October 27, 2013
Student-Athlete Feature: RB Jawon Chisholm Guides Football Into the Future
Junior RB Jawon Chisholm's 2,523-career rushing yards rank as the eighth most in program history.
October 26, 2013
Football Opens Homestand with 42-24 Loss to Ball State
The Zips football team rushed for a season-high 226 yards in a 42-24 loss to visiting Ball State on Saturday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium.
October 24, 2013
Football Kicks Off Two-Game Homestand Saturday Versus Ball State
The Zips and Cardinals meet at noon ET at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field in a regionally televised contest.
October 21, 2013
Pratt Selected MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week
Sophomore WR Andrew Pratt is the third Zips football player to be honored by the league this season.
October 19, 2013
Football Holds on for 24-17 Win at Miami (Ohio)
Jawon Chisholm rushed for three touchdowns as the Zips ended a 30-game road losing streak on Saturday.
October 17, 2013
Football Closes Two-Game Road Swing Versus Miami RedHawks
The UA football team visits Oxford, Ohio, on Saturday for a 1 p.m. ET matchup with Miami (Ohio). The contest will be carried by ESPN3.
October 14, 2013
Paul Named MAC East Special Teams Player of the Week
Sophomore punter Zach Paul is the second Zips football player to be honored by the league this season.
October 12, 2013
Football Hangs Tough at No. 23 Northern Illinois, Falls 27-20
Jawon Chisholm scored two 1-yard rushing touchdowns as the Zips opened a two-game MAC road swing at Northern Illinois on Saturday.
October 11, 2013
No. 23 Northern Illinois Up Next For Football
The Zips travel to DeKalb, Ill., Saturday at 5 p.m. ET to square off against the Huskies on ESPN3.
October 11, 2013
Football to Play at Wisconsin During 2016 Season
The Zips and Badgers will meet up at UW's Camp Randall Stadium on Sept. 10, 2016.
October 6, 2013
Student-Athlete Profile: Nose Guard Cody Grice Adapts to Change in a Familiar Place
Akron native Cody Grice excels after making switch from fullback to nose guard for the Zips.
October 5, 2013
Football Drops Rain-Soaked Decision to Ohio, 43-3
Akron took an early lead on a 31-yard field goal in the first quarter, but the Zips were ultimately unable to find the holes in Ohio's defense.
October 4, 2013
Football Takes On Ohio Saturday for Homecoming
The Zips and Bobcats meet at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium. The contest will be carried by ESPN3.
September 29, 2013
Student-Athlete Profile: Linebacker Justin March Leads By Example
Quiet junior leads the Zips with three interceptions and ranks third on the team in tackles this season.
September 28, 2013
After First Half Surge, Football Falls 31-14 at Bowling Green
Kyle Pohl threw a TD pass and rushed for another score as the Zips took a 14-3 first quarter lead at Bowling Green on Saturday.
September 27, 2013
Football Heads to Bowling Green for Saturday MAC Opener
The Zips start league play versus the Falcons on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
September 22, 2013
Student-Athlete Profile: Patience and Hardwork Paying Off for WR Zach D’Orazio
Sophomore wideout leads the team with 15 catches for 231 yards and four touchdowns.
September 21, 2013
Football's Comeback Bid Falls Short Versus Louisiana, 35-30
The Zips erased an early 14-point deficit and led 24-21 early in the fourth quarter.
September 20, 2013
Football Returns Home to Face Louisiana on Saturday
The Zips and Ragin' Cajuns meet up for the first time on the gridiron at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
September 19, 2013
Pohl Selected as MAC Male Scholar Athlete of the Week
The sophomore QB's performance last Saturday at Michigan and a 3.56 GPA earned him the league's weekly scholar-athlete award.
September 18, 2013
Arrington Promoted to Assistant Head Coach on Football Staff
Zips offensive line coach Alan Arrington will also serve as assistant head coach on Terry Bowden's staff.
September 17, 2013
Jim Dennison Day Planned as Part of Nov. 2 Akron-Kent State Football Game
The Zips' winningest football head coach will be honored during this year's 43rd-annual PNC Wagon Wheel meeting between Akron and Kent State.
September 16, 2013
Pohl Tapped as MAC East Offensive Player of the Week
Zips sophomore QB was 25-of-49 passing for a career-high 311 yards and two TDs at Michigan on Saturday.
September 14, 2013
Football Gives No. 11/12 Michigan a Scare, Loses 28-24
Kyle Pohl's pass as time expired went long as the Zips nearly pulled off an upset at the "Big House."
September 13, 2013
Football Readies For Saturday Matinee at the "Big House"
Zips football takes on Michigan on Saturday at noon ET in a Big Ten Network telecast.
September 8, 2013
Student-Athlete Profile: Offensive Lineman Jarrod Pughsley Stands Out for the Right Reasons
Zips football senior Jarrod Pughsley has successfully navigated the journey from walk-on to scholarship starter.
September 7, 2013
Football Pulls Off 35-33 Win Over James Madison in Home Opener
Zips QBs Nick Hirschman and Kyle Pohl each threw for two touchdowns, while Hirschman added another TD on the ground.
September 7, 2013
Zips Football Unveils New Helmet Design for James Madison Game
For the first time in over a decade, UA will don a newly designed helmet dedicated to one of the most unique nicknames in college athletics – the Zips.
September 6, 2013
Football Faces James Madison in Saturday's Home Opener
The Zips and Dukes meet up for the first time on the gridiron on Saturday at 6 p.m. ET.
August 29, 2013
Football Falls at UCF in Season Opener
The Zips football team started the season with a 38-7 loss at UCF on Thursday night.
August 29, 2013
Zips Football with Terry Bowden TV Show Starts Season Two Monday on SportsTime Ohio
Presented by Wentz Financial Group, season two of Zips Football with Terry Bowden debuts Monday on STO.
August 28, 2013
Akron Athletics Launches Zips Insider Blog
Zips fans can get an in-depth look at Akron Athletics through this interactive blog featuring content from all of Akron's 19 intercollegiate programs.
August 22, 2013
Friday's Football Kickoff Luncheon Sold Out
The second-annual event will be held at Quaker Station tomorrow at noon.
August 17, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 17
The Zips football team held a 100-play scrimmage on Saturday morning.
August 16, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 16
The Zips football team continued training camp with two practices on Friday.
August 15, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 15
The Zips football team practiced for two hours on Thursday morning, then altered its afternoon schedule.
August 14, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 14
The Zips football team held a three-hour afternoon practice on Wednesday.
August 13, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 13
The Zips football team held its third two-a-day practice of preseason training camp on Tuesday.
August 12, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 12
The Zips football team held practice No. 11 of preseason training camp on Monday.
August 10, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 10
The Zips football team donned full pads for a 110-play scrimmage on Saturday morning.
August 9, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 9
The Zips football team continued training camp with a Friday morning practice.
August 8, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 8
The Zips football team held its first two-a-day practice schedule of training camp on Thursday.
August 7, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 7
The Zips football team practiced for three hours on Wednesday morning at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
August 6, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 6
The Zips football team held its fourth practice of training camp on Tuesday morning at InfoCision Stadium.
August 5, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 5
The Zips football team put on shoulders pads on Monday for its third workout of training camp.
August 3, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 3
The Zips football squad held its second practice of training camp on Saturday morning.
August 2, 2013
Football Preseason Training Camp Notebook – Aug. 2
The Zips football team held its first practice of the season on Friday.
August 1, 2013
Zips Football Reports to Preseason Camp
UA football players reported to campus on Thursday for preseason orientation and meetings. Practice starts Friday morning.
July 22, 2013
Akron Football Media Day Blog
Follow Head Coach Terry Bowden, senior Malachi Freeman and senior Jerrod Dillard at the 2013 Mid-American Conference Football Media Day in Detroit on Tuesday.
July 11, 2013
Football to Play at Penn State in 2017 Season Opener
The Zips and Nittany Lions will open the 2017 season on Sept. 2 at Beaver Stadium.
June 21, 2013
Football Season Opener at UCF on Aug. 29 Set for 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3
The meeting in Orlando, Fla., will serve as the second in as many seasons between the Zips and Knights.
June 18, 2013
Kickoff Times, TV, Promotions Set for 2013 Edition of Bowden Ball
Zips Athletics unveiled game times and promotions for the 2013 football season, the second year with head coach Terry Bowden in charge.
June 12, 2013
Kickoff Time, TV Set for Sept. 14 Football Game at Michigan
The Zips football team's game at Big Ten foe Michigan on Sept. 14 will kick off at noon ET and be televised by the Big Ten Network.
June 5, 2013
Football's Summer Jamboree Golf Outing on June 10 Sold Out
For the second-straight year, the Zips football program's Summer Jamboree Golf Outing presented by LeafFilter has reached its maximum 36 foursomes.
May 23, 2013
Zips Football to Hold Annual Summer Jamboree Golf Outing on June 10
The UA football program will hold its annual Summer Jamboree Golf Outing presented by LeafFilter on June 10 at Medina Country Club.
May 20, 2013
Sanders Named MAC Video Coordinator of the Year
Jason Sanders, coordinator of video services for the Zips football team, was named the MAC's Video Coordinator of the Year by CSVA.
May 8, 2013
Arrington Honored by National Football Foundation
Zips offensive line coach Alan Arrington was named College Assistant Coach of the Year by the Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
April 27, 2013
Blue Tops White 16-7 in Football Spring Game
Robert Stein converted two 50-plus yard field goals to lead the Blue team on Saturday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium.
April 25, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 25
The Zips football team practiced inside Stile Athletics Field House on Thursday - its last full workout prior to Saturday's Blue-Gold Spring Game.
April 25, 2013
Zips Football Prepares for Busy Blue-Gold Spring Game Weekend
The Zips football team's Spring Game kicks off at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. A variety of events surround the game.
April 23, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 23
The Zips football team held practice No. 11 of spring camp outdoors at InfoCision Stadium on Tuesday morning.
April 20, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 20
The Zips football team closed out the third week of spring camp with a 95-play scrimmage on Saturday morning inside Stile Athletics Field House.
April 18, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 18
The Zips football team practiced outside for the first time this spring on Thursday, and held a half scrimmage.
April 15, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 15
The Zips football team started week three of Spring Camp with a three-hour workout on Monday morning in Stile Athletics Field House.
April 13, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 13
The Zips football team wrapped up its second week of spring practice with a 90-play scrimmage on Saturday morning.
April 11, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 11
The Zips football team worked out inside Stile Athletics Field House on Thursday morning, with the defense providing several of the day's highlights.
April 9, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 9
Dressed in full pads, the Zips held their fifth workout of spring camp inside Stile Athletics Field House on Tuesday morning.
April 6, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 6
A full pads scrimmage was the highlight of Saturday's fourth day of spring camp for the UA football squad.
April 5, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 5
The Zips football team drilled for three hours on Friday morning inside Stile Athletics Field House. It was the group's first day wearing shoulder pads.
April 4, 2013
Spring Football Practice Report - April 4
The Zips football team held its second day of spring drills inside Stile Athletics Field House on Thursday morning.
April 2, 2013
Zips Football Holds First Spring Practice
Spring Football Practice Report – April 2
April 1, 2013
Youth Clinic to be Part of Football Spring Game Festivities on April 27
Zips football head coach Terry Bowden, his coaching staff and student-athletes will hold a youth clinic on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m.
March 16, 2013
Bowden to Speak at Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club on March 18
The second-year Zips football head coach will speak to the famed luncheon club on Monday, March 18.
March 1, 2013
Bowden Announces Complete 2013 Football Schedule
Zips will face nine teams coming off a bowl appearance and for the second year in a row will take on the MAC East and West Division winners.
February 6, 2013
Bowden Announces 2013 Zips Football Signees
Zips head coach Terry Bowden announced that 18 student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football for UA.
February 4, 2013
How to Follow Zips Football Signing Day
National Signing Day is Wednesday and Zips football fans will have several ways to stay updated.
January 31, 2013
Football's Stein Named Academic All-MAC, 11 Zips Earn Honorable Mention
Redshirt-freshman kicker Robert Stein maintains a 3.82 GPA in mechanical engineering and led the Zips in scoring in 2012.
January 29, 2013
2013 Zips Football Season Tickets Now on Sale
All-inclusive ticket packages feature free parking, concessions vouchers and convenient payment plans.
January 22, 2013
Season Tickets for 2013 Zips Football Available for Renewal
Current season ticketholders have until June 1 to renew, with a variety of early renewal incentives also available.
January 22, 2013
2013 Football Season Opener at UCF Moved to Thursday, Aug. 29
Zips and Knights to kick off 2013 campaign in Orlando on Thursday, Aug. 29.
January 16, 2013
Football's Mangum to Play in Saturday's NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Zips fifth-year senior LB Kurt Mangum will represent the program in this weekend's NFLPA Bowl in California.
January 9, 2013
Football Learns MAC Opponents for 2013 Campaign
Six of the Zips' eight league foes in 2013 come off a bowl game appearance.