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June 23, 2014 | Softball Softball's Roudabush, Wildey See Action vs. Team USA The pair faced the national softball team on June 17 as part of the Ohio College All-Stars in Findlay, Ohio. Team USA swept the doubleheader 3-0 and 5-0.
May 21, 2014 | General News Zips Student-Athletes Take Part in Career Day at Albion Elementary Student-athletes from the softball and football programs visited Albion Elementary in North Royalton, Ohio on Wednesday to participate in Career Day activities.
May 15, 2014 | Softball Erin Seiler earns NFCA All-Mideast Region Second Team honors The 2014 Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Year, Seiler finished the season with a 20-9 overall record and a 1.88 ERA.
May 8, 2014 | Softball Softball closes out season with 6-1 loss to Northern Illinois Freshman Savannah Fruin delivered an RBI double to left center field in the top of the seventh inning to put the Zips on the board but the two-out rally would be short lived.
May 7, 2014 | Softball Softball falls 2-0 to Central Michigan in MAC Tournament first round A two-run home run from Central Michigan was the only difference in a classic pitchers' duel. UA moves on to face No. 7 Northern Illinois on Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at Firestone Stadium.
May 6, 2014 | Softball No. 3 Softball challenges No. 6 Central Michigan in MAC Tournament opener The third-seeded Zips and the sixth-seeded Chippewas will now play at 8 p.m. at Firestone Stadium due to early morning weather conditions.
May 6, 2014 | Softball Erin Seiler named MAC Pitcher of the Year to headline all-conference honors Kellie Roudabush and Jessica Schneider received All-MAC second team honors, alongside Seiler who was named to the league's first team.
May 4, 2014 | Softball Softball wins 10-2 slugfest over Western Michigan, earns No. 3 seed in MAC Tournament Advancing to the league tournament for the first time since the 2009 season, the third-seeded Zips will play No. 6 Central Michigan on Wednesday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Firestone Stadium.
May 3, 2014 | Softball Schneider helps Softball to 6-2 victory over Western Michigan on Senior Day Akron's lone senior, Jessica Schneider, was a perfect 3-for-3 of the plate and scored two runs for the Zips as they took down MAC West division foe WMU.
May 2, 2014 | Softball Softball launches four home runs in doubleheader split with Northern Illinois Freshman Savannah Fruin held up the bottom of Akron's lineup with a 4-for-6 effort for the day, including her first career homer.
May 1, 2014 | Softball Softball wraps up regular season at home this weekend The Zips are set to host Northern Illinois and Western Michigan in their final Mid-American Conference games, playing for a spot in the league tournament next week.
April 29, 2014 | Softball Softball doubleheader against Cleveland State cancelled The Zips are set to close out the homestand and the regular season this weekend when they welcome Northern Illinois and Western Michigan to Lee Jackson Field.
April 28, 2014 | General News Zips Athletics Hosts Annual Student-Athlete Banquet, "The Zippys" UA Athletics honored the accomplishments of its student-athletes in a special celebration banquet on Monday night in the ball room of the Student Union.
April 28, 2014 | Softball Erin Seiler named MAC East Co-Pitcher of the Week Akron’s sophomore ace has now thrown 25 consecutive scoreless innings in MAC play, and has allowed just one earned run in her last 33 innings against league opponents.
April 27, 2014 | Softball Offense shines in Softball's 9-0 victory over Ohio Jessica Schneider belted a walk-off three-run home run in the sixth inning to put the finishing touches on Akron's second shutout over Ohio in as many days.
April 26, 2014 | Softball Softball puts away MAC leader Ohio, 2-0 An RBI triple from Taryn Allmon led to a two-run second inning for the Zips that proved to be the final margin.
April 25, 2014 | Softball Softball hosts MAC East leader Ohio for pivotal weekend series The Zips and the Bobcats will square off in a pair of single games on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
April 23, 2014 | Softball Softball splits doubleheader at St. Francis (Pa.) Akron cruised to a 5-1 victory in the first game before coming up short in the nightcap, falling to the Red Flash, 6-5, in eight innings.
April 20, 2014 | Softball Softball shuts out Miami (Ohio) in series finale, 3-0 Erin Seiler registered her 17th complete game of the year and her third shutout, giving up just one walk in her seven innings in the circle.
April 19, 2014 | Softball Softball drops 3-0 decision to Miami (Ohio) on the road Five different players recorded a hit for the Zips, but Akron fell victim to nine strikeouts.
April 18, 2014 | Softball Softball earns doubleheader split with MAC West leader Ball State The Zips handled the Cardinals in game one, 4-2, before falling in five innings in the second outing, 15-2.
April 17, 2014 | Softball Softball hits the road to take on Ball State, Miami (Ohio) The Zips look to climb the MAC East standing with two key league match-ups this weekend.
April 15, 2014 | Softball Erin Seiler tabbed MAC East Pitcher of the Week Seiler picked up three complete game victories last week to improve her record to 12-4 on the season.
April 15, 2014 | Softball Softball doubleheader at Dayton cancelled for Tuesday A possible make-up date between the Zips and the Flyers has yet to be determined.
April 13, 2014 | Softball Softball Completes Sweep Of Toledo With 5-2 Win The Zips used a four-run fourth to rally to a 5-2 win against visiting Toledo Sunday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Softball Field.
April 12, 2014 | Softball Roudabush's walk-off double lifts Softball past Toledo, 4-3 Akron came from behind three different times in the game, but the double from Roudabush with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning sealed the victory for the Zips.
April 11, 2014 | Softball Softball splits pair of MAC East games with Bowling Green UA put up a three-run sixth inning to take the first game, 4-1, before falling to the Falcons by the same score, 4-1, in game two.
April 10, 2014 | Softball Softball set to host Bowling Green and Toledo this weekend The Zips will take on BGSU in a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1 p.m., followed by single games against West Division foe Toledo on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
April 8, 2014 | Softball Softball splits non-league twinbill with Youngstown State UA used a four-run sixth inning to run away with the first game, 8-2, before summoning a momentous comeback that fell just short in an 8-7 loss in game two.
April 6, 2014 | Softball Kent State sneaks by Softball 3-1 to take series UA starting pitcher Erin Seiler allowed only two hits on the day, but one was a three-run home run that proved to be the difference maker in the game.
April 5, 2014 | Softball Softball falls to Kent State at home, 8-3 Akron built an early 2-1 lead and carried it all the way to the sixth inning, but a seven-run Kent State rally gave the flashes the upper hand on Saturday.
April 4, 2014 | Softball Friday's Softball doubleheader against Buffalo cancelled The Zips will take on crosstown rival Kent State on Saturday at 2 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field
April 3, 2014 | Softball Softball opens 10-game homestand Friday against Buffalo The Zips welcome UB for a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1 p.m., followed by single games against crosstown rival Kent State on Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
March 31, 2014 | Softball Erin Seiler earns MAC East Pitcher of the Week honors Seiler threw two complete game victories over Eastern Michigan, allowing just one earned run in a combined 14.0 innings of work.
March 30, 2014 | Softball Softball takes series with 2-1 victory over Eastern Michigan Erin Seiler improved her record to 9-2 in the circle, throwing all seven innings and striking out eight without a walk.
March 29, 2014 | Softball Softball edges Eastern Michigan in MAC opener, 2-1 Akron used a solo home run from Alyssa Nicholas and some heads-up baserunning to claim the victory.
March 28, 2014 | Softball Softball doubleheader at Central Michigan cancelled The Zips doubleheader at CMU originally scheduled for Friday afternoon has been cancelled. The games will not be made up.
March 27, 2014 | Softball Softball kicks off MAC play on the road this weekend The Zips travel to Central Michigan for a doubleheader on Friday, followed by single games with Eastern Michigan in Ann Arbor on Saturday and Sunday.
March 25, 2014 | Softball Softball Doubleheader Against Youngstown State Rescheduled for April 8 The softball doubleheader between Akron and Youngstown State scheduled for today at Lee R. Jackson Field has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 8 at 3 p.m.
March 24, 2014 | Softball Mackenzie Conrad named MAC East Co-Pitcher of the Week Conrad picked up her fourth victory of the season in the circle on Saturday, tossing a near flawless game in Akron's five-inning 11-0 rout of Niagara.
March 22, 2014 | Softball Softball sweeps home opening twinbill against Niagara The Zips made short work of Niagara in their home-opening doubleheader Saturday, posting 10-1 and 11-0 wins against the Purple Eagles.
March 21, 2014 | Softball Softball drops single game to Siena, 4-3 UA scored its three runs on three hits, one each from Chelsea Wildey, Taryn Allmon and Kellie Roudabush.
March 20, 2014 | Softball Softball modifies weekend schedule, hosts home opener Saturday The Zips will play a doubleheader against Siena on Friday, at Robert Morris, before returning to Akron for their home opener on Saturday against Niagara beginning at 1 p.m.
March 16, 2014 | Softball Softball rebounds with 7-3 victory over Binghamton McKenzi Rhodes hit her second home run in as many days, belting a three-run shot in the top of the fourth inning to break a 2-2 tie and carry Akron to victory.
March 15, 2014 | Softball Softball drops a pair of games on day two of Cherry Blossom Classic Akron fell to Colgate, 6-4, and came up short in a slugfest with George Mason, 13-7, in Saturday's doubleheader.
March 14, 2014 | Softball Softball tops Binghamton 5-3, falls to George Mason 8-3 Taryn Allmon's walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth pushed the Zips past Binghamton in game one.
March 13, 2014 | Softball Softball heads to George Mason for Cherry Blossom Classic this weekend The Zips will look to improve on their 9-2 record, playing five games in three days against Binghamton, Colgate and host George Mason.
March 10, 2014 | Softball Softball's Conrad and Seiler named MAC East Player and Pitcher of the Week The sophomores led Akron to a perfect 6-0 record at the Rebel Spring Games in Winter Haven Fla., over the weekend.
March 9, 2014 | Softball Softball finishes perfect weekend with victories over Bucknell and Saint Peter's UA returns home from the Rebel Spring Games with a 6-0 mark and a 9-2 overall record, marking its best start since the 1995 season.
March 8, 2014 | Softball Softball picks up two more wins over Temple and Manhattan Akron continued to roll on the second day of the Rebel Spring Games, shutting out Temple 8-0 in six innings, and holding on for a gutsy 8-7 victory over Manhattan.
March 7, 2014 | Softball Softball sweeps day one of Rebel Spring Games Three weeks off from competition did not seem to faze Akron, as the Zips defeated Sacred Heart, 3-1, before shutting down Niagara, 3-0.
March 6, 2014 | Softball Softball travels to Florida for Rebel Spring Games this weekend After three weeks off from competition due to unfavorable weather conditions, the Zips will participate in the Rebel Spring Games for the seventh consecutive season.
March 1, 2014 | Softball Softball games cancelled for Saturday and Sunday at George Washington Colonial Classic The George Washington Colonial Classic has been cancelled due to field conditions.
February 28, 2014 | Softball Softball returns to action at George Washington Colonial Classic The Zips will take on Drexel and Providence in a doubleheader on Saturday, before facing tournament host GW on Sunday.
February 13, 2014 | Softball Softball tournament at Kennesaw State cancelled for this weekend The Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament that Akron was scheduled to play in Woodstock, Ga. has been cancelled due to field conditions and inclement weather in the area.
February 9, 2014 | Softball Softball comes up short against UMKC in eight innings, 6-3 Taryn Allmon delivered a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game and force Akron's second extra-inning game in as many days.
February 8, 2014 | Softball Softball splits day two at Tangi Tourism Lion Classic The Zips lost an eight-inning battle to Texas Southern, 5-2, before rebounding with a 1-0 victory over Nicholls State.
February 7, 2014 | Softball Softball sweeps opening day with wins over Texas Tech and Alabama State Akron started the season off on a high note, taking down Texas Tech, 4-3, and Alabama State, 12-9, on the first day of the Southeastern Louisiana Invitational.
February 6, 2014 | Softball Softball set to kick off 2014 campaign The Zips open the season when they travel to the Southeastern Louisiana Invitational, Feb. 7-9, in Hammond, La.
January 30, 2014 | Softball Softball Releases Complete 2014 Schedule The Zips' spring campaign features five non-conference tournaments and two eight-game homestands.
January 25, 2014 | Softball Read the latest post on the Softball Blog The 2014 season is just weeks away, but the Zips have been busy this offseason. Read about their camps and clinics in this preseason notebook.
November 15, 2013 | Softball Softball signs five for 2015 season Caitlin Gambone (Canton, Ohio), Cassie Gillespie (Sylvania, Ohio), Taylor Kirian (New Riegel, Ohio), Paige McMenemy (Westerville, Ohio) and Lena Richards (Camas, Wash.) will join the program for the 2014-15 academic year.
October 12, 2013 | Softball Softball sneaks by Kent State in fall ball finale, 1-0 Kellie Roudabush roped an RBI single to right field on a full count in the bottom of the second inning to plate Iesha Mountain for what would prove to be the winning run for the Zips.
October 11, 2013 | Softball Softball launches Zips vs. Flashes Alumni Challenge The goal of the challenge is to enhance the support of the Akron and Kent State softball programs through monetary gifts made by former student-athletes, families and staff members.
September 4, 2013 | Softball Softball releases 2013 fall schedule Akron softball head coach Julie Jones has announced the program's fall schedule, featuring eight games over four weekends.
August 28, 2013 | General News 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 19, 2013 | Softball Jones adds pitching coach Jessica Simpson to Softball staff Jessica Simpson, two-time Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Year, will join the Zips' staff as an assistant coach after a standout career at Miami (Ohio).
July 15, 2013 | Softball Softball Lands Pair of Transfers for 2014 Season Sara Pearson (University of Memphis) and Chelsea Wildey (State College of Florida) come to UA each with two years of eligibility, and will be able to compete immediately beginning in 2013-14.
June 25, 2013 | General News Banner Year for Zips Athletics Touted in 2012-13 Annual Report Five teams celebrating championships and record academic achievement are among the highlights of 2012-13 for the Zips.
June 11, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Posts High Marks in Latest NCAA APR Report Ten Zips Athletics teams recorded a perfect APR for the 2011-12 academic year, with 17 of 19 teams exceeding the national multi-year average.
June 7, 2013 | Softball Softball places three on Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention list Cassie Gleisner, Rachael Ratcliffe and Kellie Roudabush earn the first Academic All-MAC recognition of their careers.
May 7, 2013 | Softball Erin Seiler Named to MAC All-Freshman Team Seiler led the MAC in strikeouts, sitting down a school record 219 batters against just 39 walks in her rookie season.
May 5, 2013 | Softball Softball shuts out Eastern Michigan in season finale, 2-0 Erin Seiler pitched a gem, improving to 17-19 in her rookie season with eight strikeouts and allowing just four hits.
May 4, 2013 | Softball Early lead slips away for Softball in 4-3 loss to Eastern Michigan The Zips scored all three of their runs without the help of RBIs, plating two on wild pitches and one on a passed ball in the bottom of the first.
May 3, 2013 | Softball Central Michigan steals two from Softball The Zips dropped a doubleheader to CMU in MAC cross-divisional play on Friday, coming up short in game one, 3-2, and falling 12-1 in five innings the second time around.
May 1, 2013 | Softball Softball splits twinbill with St. Francis (Pa.), winning 10-4 slugfest MAC East Player of the Week Rachael Ratcliffe proved she was more than worthy of the title, falling just a single short of hitting for the cycle in the first game.
April 30, 2013 | Softball Softball opens final homestand of the regular season Wednesday Akron opens the week with its last non-conference doubleheader against St. Francis (Pa.) on Wednesday beginning at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 29, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Holds Annual Student-Athlete Celebration Banquet UA Athletics honored the accomplishments of its student-athletes in a special banquet on Monday night in the ball room of the Student Union.
April 29, 2013 | Softball Rachael Ratcliffe named MAC East Player of the Week Ratcliffe put UA's offense on her shoulders last weekend, launching three home runs in three games including her first career grand slam.
April 28, 2013 | Softball Softball makes it three in a row with 4-2 victory over Western Michigan Akron used a three-run first inning featuring a pair of home runs from Shawna Hochstetler and Rachael Ratcliffe to win its third straight game Sunday.
April 27, 2013 | Softball Ratcliffe's grand slam helps Softball shut down Western Michigan, 5-0 Rachael Ratcliffe launched her first career grand slam and Erin Seiler threw a complete game shutout to lead Akron to victory.
April 26, 2013 | Softball Softball finds offensive flow in doubleheader split at Northern Illinois Rachael Ratcliffe belted her seventh home run of the season in the top of the eighth inning to lift Akron past NIU in the second game.
April 24, 2013 | Softball Softball battles the elements, comes up short against Dayton 4-3 Akron summoned a comeback that fell just short in the bottom of the seventh inning.
April 23, 2013 | Softball Softball hosts Dayton in midweek doubleheader The University of Akron softball team continues its homestand Wednesday with a midweek doubleheader against in-state foe Dayton at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 21, 2013 | Softball Ohio outlasts Softball 4-2 in eight innings Akron center fielder Taryn Allmon extended her hitting streak to six games, going 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple, but the spark was not quite enough to ignite the Zips' offense.
April 20, 2013 | Softball Softball falls to Ohio on Senior Day, 6-0 UA threatened in the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings with runners on first and second but could not find a way to bring them around.
April 16, 2013 | Softball Softball picks up 4-1 road victory at Niagara The Zips and Purple Eagles were unable to complete game two of the doubleheader due to darkness.
April 15, 2013 | Softball Softball heads to Niagara for doubleheader Tuesday First pitch between the Zips and Purple Eagles is set for 3 p.m. at Niagara Softball Field.
April 14, 2013 | Softball Softball's rally falls just short in 7-6 loss to Miami (Ohio) Shawna Hochstetler went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and Alissa Birkhimer belted her second home run in as many days.
April 13, 2013 | Softball Birkhimer's big bat powers Softball past Miami (Ohio), 8-1 Alissa Birkhimer launched her first career grand slam and Akron scored all of its runs with two outs as the Zips cruised to an 8-1 victory over visiting Miami (Ohio) Saturday.
April 12, 2013 | Softball Softball gives Ball State a scare, but drops two to MAC leader Akron came within two outs of spoiling Ball State's perfect league record but was unable to put the finishing touches on the nightcap, dropping a doubleheader to the first-place Cardinals, 5-0 and 11-6.
April 11, 2013 | Softball Softball welcomes Ball State and Miami (Ohio) on home opening weekend The Zips are set to take on the league-leading Cardinals in a doubleheader on Friday beginning at 1 p.m., followed by single games against the RedHawks on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.
April 9, 2013 | Softball Jones picks up 400th career win as Softball sweeps Cleveland State The Zips came from behind in game one to win 3-2 on a last-inning sacrifice fly, and the pitching staff worked together in game two to hold off multiple rallies from the Vikings for a 5-4 victory.
April 8, 2013 | Softball Softball takes on Cleveland State in non-conference action Tuesday Zips head coach Julie Jones will be looking to secure career victories 399 and 400 against her former program in CSU. First pitch of the doubleheader is set for 3 p.m. at Viking Field.
April 7, 2013 | Softball Softball falls to Toledo 6-2 in series finale The Zips had the Rockets right where they wanted them for six and two-thirds innings, but could not close the book in extra innings at Scott Park.
April 6, 2013 | Softball Softball snaps four-game skid with six-inning 15-5 rout of Toledo Akron's bats came alive in a big way Saturday afternoon as the Zips pounded out a season-high 19 hits in the victory.
April 5, 2013 | Softball Bowling Green blanks Softball in Friday's doubleheader The Zips played five solid innings of defense in each contest, but the offense struggled at the plate to back up the effort.
April 3, 2013 | Softball Softball's doubleheader at Youngstown State cancelled The softball games between Akron and Youngstown State scheduled for today at McCune Park have been cancelled due to cold temperatures.
April 1, 2013 | Softball Softball doubleheader at Youngstown State pushed back to Wednesday First pitch for the non-conference matchup between the Zips and the Penguins has been set for 2:30 p.m. ET at McCune Park.
March 30, 2013 | Softball Early leads slip away for Softball in doubleheader at Kent State Akron jumped out to early advantages in both games but was unable to preserve them, falling to Kent State 2-1 and 5-3 Saturday afternoon.
March 29, 2013 | Softball Softball sweeps Buffalo on the road for first two MAC wins Akron defeated Buffalo with scores of 3-2 and 10-1 Friday afternoon, pounding out 24 hits to improve to 13-12 overall and 2-0 in the MAC.
March 29, 2013 | Softball Softball changes Saturday slate at Kent State to doubleheader The Zips will now take on Kent State Saturday at the Diamond at Dix in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. ET.
March 28, 2013 | Softball Softball opens MAC play this weekend with Buffalo and Kent State The Zips will travel to Buffalo on Friday for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. Saturday's game with Kent State has been moved to Lee R. Jackson Field at 2 p.m.
March 25, 2013 | Softball Tuesday's Softball doubleheader rescheduled for April 18 Due to inclement weather, Akron's doubleheader against St. Francis (Pa.) originally scheduled for tomorrow, has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 18.
March 17, 2013 | Softball Softball drops 6-0 decision to St. John's (N.Y.) MacKenzie Conrad got her first career start in the circle and struck out three in the complete game effort.
March 16, 2013 | Softball Softball puts away St. John's (N.Y.) 14-1 in Saturday's twinbill A first inning grand slam from McKenzi Rhodes highlighted Akron's run-rule effort in game one, before the Zips dropped a 7-4 decision to George Washington in the evening session.
March 15, 2013 | Softball Softball's last inning rally falls short in 9-7 loss to George Washington Jessica Schneider's two RBI double fueled Akron's four-run seventh inning, but it was not enough to close the gap in the Capital Invitational opener.
March 14, 2013 | Softball Softball's tournament schedule modified at George Washington this weekend The Zips will play a single game against GWU on Friday at 4 p.m., followed by a game against St. John's (N.Y.) Saturday and a doubleheader Sunday.
March 12, 2013 | Softball Erin Seiler named MAC East Co-Pitcher of the Week Seiler struck out 34 batters and allowed just two walks en route to three complete game victories at the Rebel Spring Games.
March 11, 2013 | Softball Softball drops a pair of games Monday to conclude Rebel Spring Games Erin Seiler struck out 14 and walked just one in 13 innings of work, but the Zips came up short against Lehigh, 4-0, and Fairleigh Dickinson, 3-1.
March 10, 2013 | Softball Softball sweeps doubleheader Sunday at Rebel Spring Games The Zips snuck by Butler 2-1 in the bottom of the seventh inning, and followed that up with an 8-3 offensive rout of North Dakota. Akron is now 10-7 overall and has won five of its last six games.
March 9, 2013 | Softball Hochstetler's last-inning grand slam gives Softball 5-1 edge over South Dakota The Zips split their doubleheader on the second day of competition at the Rebel Spring Games, taking down South Dakota but coming up short against Sacred Heart, falling 3-1 in eight innings.
March 8, 2013 | Softball Big bats power Softball past Penn and Holy Cross on Day One in Florida Akron picked up two wins on its first day at the Rebel Spring Games on Friday, defeating Penn, 7-2, and Holy Cross, 9-5.
March 7, 2013 | Softball Softball takes off for Florida to play eight games in four days After almost two weeks off, the Zips travel to Kissimmee, Fla. for the Rebel Spring Games to play eight games from Friday to Monday.
March 6, 2013 | Softball Julie Jones selected as Akron Kiwanis Club keynote speaker Coach Jones will speak at the Akron Kiwanis Club meeting on Thursday at Portage Country Club at 12:00 noon.
February 24, 2013 | Softball Softball's comeback falls short in 6-3 loss to Troy Freshman Shawna Hochstetler was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base as Akron moved to 5-6 on the season.
February 23, 2013 | Softball Softball's 2-0 shutout of Georgia State highlights Saturday's doubleheader Alissa Birkhimer threw a complete game shutout and Rachael Ratcliffe tallied her fourth home run of the season in game two at Georgia State.
February 22, 2013 | Softball Softball prepped for modified Phyllis Rafter Memorial Tournament Akron is scheduled for a Saturday doubleheader against Northern Colorado (10 a.m.) and Georgia State (2 p.m.), followed by a single game Sunday vs. Troy at 10 a.m.
February 21, 2013 | Softball Softball's tournament schedule at Kennesaw State revised for this weekend Akron will play a doubleheader at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and a single game on Sunday at 10 a.m.
February 17, 2013 | Softball Softball splits final day at College of Charleston Cougar Classic Akron picked up its first extra-inning victory of the year over ETSU, 3-2, and fell to host College of Charleston, 5-0.
February 16, 2013 | Softball Softball takes down Towson, 7-5 Akron scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 5-all tie and defeat Towson 7-5 on the second day of the College of Charleston Cougar Classic.
February 15, 2013 | Softball James Madison bests Softball 3-2 in eight innings Erin Seiler struck out eight and Kellie Roudabush was 2-for-4 with a run scored as Akron fell to JMU on a walk-off sacrifice fly.
February 14, 2013 | Softball Softball set to play in College of Charleston Cougar Classic this weekend Akron has played in the Cougar Classic for the last five-straight seasons and holds a 10-12 record against tournament opponents during that span
February 12, 2013 | Softball Seiler Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week Erin Seiler had a solid start to her collegiate career over the weekend with two complete game victories at Georgia Southern's Eagle Round Robin.
February 10, 2013 | Softball Softball falls to Tennessee Tech, rebounds with last inning heroics over St. John's (N.Y.) Akron went 1-1 on the final day of the Eagle Round Robin at Georgia Southern, falling to TTU 3-1, and defeating St. John's (N.Y.) 4-2.
February 9, 2013 | Softball Softball Splits On Opening Day at Georgia Southern Tourney The Zips topped Tennessee Tech 9-2 and fell 6-4 to Georgia Southern on Saturday in Statesboro, Ga.
February 8, 2013 | Softball Softball Opens 2013 Campaign at Eagle Round Robin The Zips will take on Tennessee Tech, St. John's (N.Y.) and tournament host Georgia Southern this weekend.
February 5, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Honors Dean's List Student-Athletes During Tuesday night's men's basketball game, Akron Athletics honored its 2012 Dean's List student-athletes.
January 24, 2013 | Softball Softball Announces 2013 Schedule The Zips' 2013 campaign features four opponents that advanced to the NCAA Regionals a year ago.
January 22, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Announces 38th Annual Hall of Fame Class Zips Athletics and its Varsity "A" Association will induct nine people to the UA Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 15.
December 7, 2012 | Softball Softball volunteers at Summit Developmental Disabilities Center The Akron softball program continued to maintain its presence in the local community by spending time volunteering at the Summit DD in Tallmadge.
December 6, 2012 | General News Zips Athletics Launches "Drive for 5" Fundraising Campaign Zips Athletics looks to double its Z-Fund membership to 5,000 and raise $5 million annually by 2015.
November 30, 2012 | Softball Jones Signs Three-Year Contract Extension to Lead Softball Program Seventh-year head coach Julie Jones has signed a contract extension that will keep her at the helm of the softball program through August 2015.
November 17, 2012 | Softball Softball Signs Two For 2014 Season Savannah Fruin (Delray Beach, Fla.) and Alyssa Nicholas (Cortland, Ohio) have committed to join the program next year.
October 10, 2012 | Softball Softball wraps up fall season Saturday against Detroit Originally scheduled for 5 p.m., the game at Lee Jackson Field has been moved up to 4:30 p.m.
| General News Zips Athletics Honors Past And Present At Title IX Celebration The University of Akron honored its long and storied history of women's athletics Saturday at its Title IX celebration.
October 4, 2012 | Softball Softball's fall game against Kent State moved up to 4 p.m. Friday Akron is 4-2 this year in fall tournament play, with wins over Gannon, Cleveland State, Notre Dame College and Dayton.
October 1, 2012 | General News Kay Piper Named No. 5 Female Athlete In School History Akron's second female athlete ever to earn eight letters in a career, Piper has been honored as the No. 5 UA Female Athlete of all time.
| General News Vote For The Greatest Moment In Zips Women's Sports History Fans can now vote for their favorite moment in Zips women's sports history on Facebook!
| General News National Champions Smith, Compton To Speak At Title IX Celebration Zips Athletics will host a Title IX Celebration Saturday at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
| General News Dani Vance Crookston Named No. 10 Female Athlete In School History The All-American softball player from 1981-84 has been honored as the No. 10 UA Female Athlete of all time.
| General News Zips Athletics Announces Top 40 Female Athletes In School History The top 40 female athletes of all time include all three of the Zips individual national champions and 22 All-Americans.
September 11, 2012 | Softball Softball Releases Fall Schedule The Zips will travel to three tournaments and host two single games this fall.
August 31, 2012 | Softball Softball's Fourth Annual TEAMMATES FOR LIFE Camp Postponed The camp originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 has been changed to April 21, 2013, prior to Akron's game against Ohio.
August 24, 2012 | Softball Jones announces additions to Softball coaching staff Jay Murphy has been named assistant coach and Scott Scalf will also join the program as a volunteer assistant coach.
August 6, 2012 | Softball Alex Helfrich Earns Academic All-MAC Honors Former University of Akron outfielder Alex Helfrich was named to the 2012 Academic All-MAC team for her efforts in the classroom during her senior season, the league announced Monday.
| General News Adrienne vs. Zips - Softball Episode #4 of 6. Former Zip Adrienne Steckel grabs a bat and heads to the softball diamond for a series of challenges.
July 30, 2012 | Softball Softball's Coach Jones Wins "Race for the Cure" 5K Sunday served as an important milestone for the city of Akron as well as a special reminder for Akron head softball coach Julie Jones.
June 26, 2012 | Softball Kenzie Conrad Named MaxPreps National Softball Player of the Year Conrad (first team), along with Keystone HS and future Zip teammate Erin Pond (second team), also earned MaxPreps All-American status.
June 25, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Coaches, Alumni Honored by Akron Racers Fourteen members of the UA softball family, including head coach Julie Jones and 13 former players, were honored for their contributions to Northeast Ohio softball.
June 20, 2012 | General News NCAA Releases Annual Academic Progress Rate Report Eight programs posted perfect scores in 2010-11 while 15 programs exceeded the NCAA multi-year average.
June 20, 2012 | Softball All-Ohio Talent Coming to Akron Softball Next Season The class of 2012-13 includes five players named to the Division I and Division II OHSFSCA All-Ohio teams.
June 14, 2012 | General News NCAA Hands Out Annual Academic Progress Rate Recognition Awards The softball and women's tennis programs were honored for their perfect 1,000 rating for the academic years from 2007-08 to 2010-11.
June 12, 2012 | Softball Softball Walk-On Tryouts Set for September 6 A mandatory informational meeting for those interested in walking on will take place Aug. 28 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stile Athletics Field House classroom.
June 7, 2012 | Softball Dorr, Helfrich Take Part in Exhibition Game versus Akron Racers Seniors Allison Dorr and Alex Helfrich took part in the event, which matched up Ohio's top softball players against Akron's pro softball team.
June 6, 2012 | Softball Kenzie Conrad Named 2011-12 Gatorade Ohio Softball Player of the Year The Keystone High School senior is now a finalist for the National POY award and will play softball at Akron next season.
May 24, 2012 | Softball Alex Helfrich Named Capital One Academic All-America Helfrich, a three-time Capital One Academic All-District selection, became the sixth Zips student-athlete to earn Academic All-America honors for softball.
May 17, 2012 | General News Akron Student-Athletes Take Part in Career Day at Albion Elementary Several members of the softball, women’s soccer and football teams, along with softball head coach Julie Pratt, took part in the event.
May 17, 2012 | Softball Alissa Birkhimer Named Second-Team All-Mideast Region Birkhimer is the seventh Akron student-athlete to earn all-region honors in the Division I era and the 16th overall in program history.
May 8, 2012 | Softball Alissa Birkhimer and Keelia Nester Earn MAC Awards Birkhimer earned First-Team All-MAC honors while Nester was named to the MAC All-Freshman team.
April 30, 2012 | Softball Softball to Hold Annual Strike Out Cancer Day on Saturday All proceeds will be donated to former Akron Zips’ softball player Deann Viebranz to assist in her fight against metastatic breast cancer.
May 6, 2012 | Softball Softball Ends Season with 5-2 Win Over Buffalo Seniors Andrea Arney, Allison Dorr, Alex Helfrich, Crystal Hernandez and Amanda Ricker concluded their Akron careers on Sunday.
May 5, 2012 | Softball Softball Downs Buffalo 4-1 on Strike Out Cancer Day Alissa Birkhimer hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth to propel the Zips to their third-straight win.
May 4, 2012 | Softball Softball Sweeps Rival Kent State 5-0, 5-4 Allison Dorr went 3-for-5 in the series with a grand slam and four RBIs.
May 4, 2012 | Softball Alex Helfrich Named to Capital One Academic All-District Team Helfrich is the third UA student-athlete to earn first-team all-district honors and is the first to earn three all-district awards.
May 3, 2012 | Softball Softball Concludes Regular Season Against Kent State and Buffalo The Zips will play host to Kent State on Friday (DH) and Buffalo on Saturday and Sunday.
April 29, 2012 | Softball Softball Concludes Road Trip with 10-0 Loss at Central Michigan Allison Dorr went 1-for-2 at the plate with a double as Akron fell to 1-3 on the road trip.
April 28, 2012 | Softball Softball Falls 6-1 at Central Michigan Kellie Roudabush went 1-for-3 at the plate with a solo home run in the seventh inning.
April 27, 2012 | Softball Softball Splits Doubleheader at Eastern Michigan Rachael Ratcliffe went 5-for-8 with two RBIs as Akron fell 5-4 (10 innings) in game one and won game two 4-3.
April 26, 2012 | Softball Softball Hits the Road for Final Road Trip of 2012 The Zips will play a doubleheader at Eastern Michigan on Friday and will play at Central Michigan on Saturday and Sunday.
April 25, 2012 | Softball Softball Sweeps St. Francis (Pa.) 4-3 and 4-0 Keelia Nester went 6-for-7 with four runs scored in the doubleheader as Akron has now won four-straight games.
April 24, 2012 | Softball Softball Doubleheader Against St. Francis (Pa.) Rescheduled The Zips and the Red Flash will face off tomorrow (April 25) at Lee R. Jackson Field beginning at 3 p.m. ET.
April 22, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Sweeps Northern Illinois with 12-6 Win Sunday Allison Dorr went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with one RBI and one run scored.
April 21, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Downs Northern Illinois 8-6 Alissa Birkhimer launched a two-run homer right in the bottom of the sixth that proved to be the game winner.
April 20, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Two Close Games to Western Michigan The Zips fell 3-2 and 5-3 in eight innings on Friday at Lee R. Jackson Field in a Mid-American Conference doubleheader.
April 19, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Plays Host to Western Michigan, Northern Illinois This Weekend The Zips and Broncos will play on Friday with a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. ET. UA and NIU will play Saturday (2 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
April 17, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Splits Doubleheader at Robert Morris The Zips won game one 6-0 behind Brittany Maurer's complete-game shutout, but fell 8-2 in game two.
April 16, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Travels to Robert Morris for Tuesday Doubleheader Akron and Robert Morris will take the field for game one at 3 p.m. ET. Game two is set for a 5 p.m. start.
April 15, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Downs Ohio 2-0 on Sunday Alissa Birkhimer's two-run homer in the sixth gave the Zips all the runs they needed to defeat the Bobcats.
April 14, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Rain-Soaked Game 9-7 to Ohio Rachael Ratcliffe went 2-for-4 with one home run, three RBIs and one run scored.
April 13, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Continues MAC Play at Ohio this Weekend The Zips and the Bobcats will take the field on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday at 1 p.m.
April 10, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Doubleheader at St. Francis (Pa.) Cancelled The threat of rain led to the cancellation of the doubleheader. The Zips return to action on Saturday at Ohio.
April 9, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Travels to St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday The Zips and the Red Flash will take the field at 3 p.m. ET for game one.
April 8, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops 11-0 Decision at Ball State The Zips continue their roadtrip on Tuesday at St. Francis (Pa.).
April 7, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Falls 7-4 at Ball State Rachael Ratcliffe went 2-for-2 at the plate with a home run, two RBIs and a run scored.
April 6, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Two at Miami (Ohio) The Zips fell 4-0 and 5-0 to the RedHawks and travel to Ball State this weekend.
April 5, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Hits the Road to Face Miami (Ohio) and Ball State The weekend series begin a 10-game road trip for the Zips.
April 3, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Sweeps Niagara 12-1 and 5-0 The Zips allowed just one run on five hits in the twin bill while posting 17 runs and 21 hits against the Purple Eagles.
April 2, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Plays Host to Niagara on Tuesday The Zips and Purple Eagles will take the field at 3 p.m. ET for game one, with game two is set to begin at 5 p.m.
April 1, 2012 | Softball Softball's Comeback Bid Against Bowling Green Falls Short Despite a three-run sixth inning, the UA softball team lost 7-6 to visiting Bowling Green on Sunday.
March 31, 2012 | Softball Softball Falls to Bowling Green, 4-0 The UA softball team gave up a 4-0 decision to Bowling Green on Saturday. The Zips and Falcons play again on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
March 30, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Doubleheader in MAC Opener The Zips fell 8-0 and 12-7 to the Toledo Rockets on Friday at Lee R. Jackson Softball Field.
March 29, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Opens MAC Play Friday Against Toledo The Zips and Rockets will play a doubleheader beginning at noon ET, with game two of the twin bill set for 2 p.m.
March 27, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Falls 7-6, Ties Youngstown State 5-5 in Doubleheader Crystal Hernandez led the way for Akron, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs on the day.
March 26, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Opens Homestand Against Youngstown State The twin bill, set to begin at 3 p.m. ET, is free to the public, with live video available online at GoZips.com
March 25, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Two Games at Dayton The Zips fell 3-1 and 2-1 to the Flyers and return home on Tuesday to play host to Youngstown State.
March 24, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Faces Dayton in Sunday Doubleheader The doubleheader will begin at 2 p.m. ET, with the second game set to begin at 4 p.m.
March 21, 2012 | General News Akron to Stream All Home Softball and Baseball Games Free-of-Charge All baseball and softball home games will be streamed live for free in 2012.
| Softball Scoring at Home Plate with Kinsi & Kate - Episode 2 The team makes the cross-country trip to California. Bored in the airport, the team finds ways to make the time pass quickly.
March 18, 2012 | Softball Softball Edged by Colorado State at Capital Classic, 3-2 The UA softball team could overcome a late push by Colorado State and fell 3-2 to the Rams on Sunday in Sacramento, Calif.
March 17, 2012 | Softball Softball Tops Princeton, Falls to Nationally-Ranked Louisville at Capital Classic The UA softball team posted a 3-2 comeback win over Princeton and lost 6-1 to No. 14/15 Louisville on Saturday in Sacramento, Calif.
March 16, 2012 | Softball Softball Gears Up for Capital Classic at Sacramento State Winners of three of its last four games, the Zips softball squad competes in this weekend's Capital Classic at Sacramento State.
March 12, 2012 | Softball Softball Goes 1-1 in Last Day at Rebel Spring Games The UA softball team lost 5-0 to Army and won 3-0 over Wagner on Monday at the Rebel Spring Games in Florida.
March 11, 2012 | Softball Softball Rained Out on Sunday at Rebel Spring Games The UA softball team's games against Rider and Fairfield on Sunday have been canceled due to inclement weather.
| Softball Scoring at Home Plate with Kinsi & Kate - Episode 1 The team heads to Virginia for a tournament in the premier episode of the 2012 softball video journal.
March 10, 2012 | Softball Softball Wins a Pair in Day Two of Rebel Spring Games The Akron softball team posted a pair of shutouts, 6-0 versus Holy Cross and 7-0 against Yale, on Saturday.
March 9, 2012 | Softball Softball Goes 1-1 in First Day at Rebel Spring Games The UA softball team defeated Penn 6-2 and lost to Indiana State 3-2 on Friday at the Rebel Spring Games in Florida.
March 8, 2012 | Softball Softball Heads to Florida to Play Eight Games in Four Days Riding a three-game win streak, the Akron softball team travels to Kissimmee, Fla., to participate in the Rebel Spring Games.
March 4, 2012 | Softball Softball Tops Marist and Rider to Extend Win Streak to Three Games The UA softball team defeated Marist 5-3 and Rider 7-3 on Sunday in its last day at the George Mason Patriot Classic.
March 3, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Falls to Cornell, Defeats George Mason The Zips fell 9-8 to Cornell before defeating tournament-host George Mason 6-3 on Saturday.
March 2, 2012 | Softball Softball Readies for George Mason Patriot Classic The UA softball team resumes its schedule this weekend at the Patriot Classic, hosted by George Mason.
February 21, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Sweeps Weekly MAC Honors Kellie Roudabush (player) and redshirt-freshman Brittany Maurer (pitcher) each earned the first weekly MAC honor of their career.
February 19, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Rained Out on Final Day of College of Charleston Classic The Zips will return to action on March 3 at the Patriot Classic in Fairfax, Va.
February 18, 2012 | Softball Softball Falls to Marshall, Charleston Southern in Day Two of Cougar Classic The Akron softball team lost 3-1 to Marshall and 7-3 to Charleston Southern on Saturday.
February 17, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Goes 1-1 on Day One in Charleston The Zips fall 3-0 to the College of Charleston and defeat Morehead State 6-4 on Friday.
February 16, 2012 | Softball Softball Readies for College of Charleston Cougar Classic The Akron softball squad heads to Charleston, S.C., this weekend to play five games as part of the Cougar Classic.
February 12, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Two Games on Final Day of Lion Classic The Zips fell 9-2 to Troy and 5-1 to Nicholls State to finish the weekend with a 2-3 record.
February 11, 2012 | Softball Softball Posts 8-3 and 13-3 Wins in Day Two of Lion Classic The Akron softball team posted a pair of decisive victories on Saturday, 8-3 over Southeastern Louisiana and 13-3 versus Southern.
February 10, 2012 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Season Opener 11-10 to Northern Colorado Alissa Birkhimer led the way for the Zips, going 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI.
February 9, 2012 | Softball Softball Opens 2012 Campaign at Southeastern Louisiana Lion Classic The Akron softball team begins its 2012 season with five away games as part of the Southeastern Louisiana Lion Classic.
January 14, 2012 | General News Zips Athletics Honors its Dean's List Student-Athletes During Saturday's men's basketball game, Akron Athletics honored its 2011 Dean's List student-athletes.
December 6, 2011 | Softball Softball Releases 2012 Schedule The 2012 schedule features five tournaments and four home weekends in Mid-American Conference play.
November 11, 2011 | Softball Softball Adds Five to 2012-13 Recruiting Class Head coach Julie Jones has announced the addition of five student-athletes to the 2012-13 recruiting class.
October 13, 2011 | Softball Softball Concludes Fall Season on Sunday The University of Akron softball team will wrap up its fall season of play on Sunday with a home game against California Univ. of Pennsylvania.
October 7, 2011 | Softball Softball Named All-Academic Team by NFCA The University of Akron softball team was named a 2010-11 All-Academic Team by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
September 23, 2011 | Softball Softball Featured in “Together” Collegiate Charity Classic The Akron softball team will participate in the “Together” Against Breast Cancer Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 24 at Firestone Stadium.
September 22, 2011 | Softball 2011-12 Softball Camp Information Now Available Coach Julie Jones and The University of Akron softball program have announced the details for the 2011-12 softball camps.
August 25, 2011 | Softball Softball Announces Fall Schedule The University of Akron softball team has announced its 2011 Fall schedule.
July 28, 2011 | General News Zippy's Top 10: Top Three Fan Memories After reading all of the stories submitted online about the 2010-11 season, Zippy selected the top-three to share with Zips Nation.
July 27, 2011 | Softball Softball Walk-On Tryouts Set for September The University of Akron softball program will hold walk-on tryouts on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 1:00 p.m. at Lee Jackson Field.
July 25, 2011 | General News Zippy's Top 10: Submit Your Story for Zippy's Year in Roo-View Now it’s your turn Zips Nation. From now until 5 p.m. on Wednesday (July 27), you can submit your favorite stories from the 2010-11 season!
July 11, 2011 | Softball Zippy’s Top 10 Countdown: No. 10 Coming in at No. 10 in my “Year in Roo-View Countdown” is Akron softball player Alex Feltes making the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team!
July 7, 2011 | Softball Julie Jones Selected to Leadership Akron Class The University of Akron’s Julie Jones has been selected as a member of Leadership Akron’s 28th class for the 2011-12 year.
June 8, 2011 | Softball Feltes, Helfrich Named to Academic All-MAC Squad The University of Akron softball team placed two student-athletes on the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team in Alex Feltes and Alex Helfrich, as announced on Wednesday by the league office.
June 7, 2011 | Softball Softball Supports Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation On Sunday, The University of Akron softball program continued its supports of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) at Cleveland's Ride for Kids event.
May 27, 2011 | Softball Softball Takes Zippy to Visit Local School Always active in the community, members of The University of Akron softball team took Zippy to visit the Early Childhood Center (ECC) in nearby Broadview Heights, Ohio on Friday for its annual Family Day.
May 26, 2011 | Softball Feltes Named to Capital One Academic All-America Second Team The accolades keep coming for recent graduate Alex Feltes, who just completed her senior season for The University of Akron softball team. Feltes, from Rocky River, Ohio, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Second Team, becoming just the fifth Academic All-American in program history and the first since 1988.
May 19, 2011 | Softball Feltes Earns Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Honors After wrapping up one of the best careers in program history, Akron's Alex Feltes earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region Second Team honors, as announced on Thursday by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA).
May 15, 2011 | Softball Softball Hands Out Postseason Team Awards On Saturday afternoon, The University of Akron softball program concluded the 2011 season with its annual picnic, honoring the seniors and handing out postseason team awards.
May 11, 2011 | Softball Softball’s Gross Named to MAC All-Freshman Team For the first time since 2009, The University of Akron softball team placed a student-athlete on the All-Mid-American Conference squad, as redshirt freshman Katie Gross earned MAC All-Freshman team honors.
May 8, 2011 | Softball Softball Falls 7-3 at Bowling Green to End Season In the final game of the 2011 campaign, The University of Akron softball team fell 7-3 at Bowling Green to wrap up the season.
May 7, 2011 | Softball Bowling Green Downs Softball 3-2 on Walk-Off Hit The University of Akron softball team fell 3-2 at Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon after a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.
May 6, 2011 | Softball Softball Takes Two at Toledo for Crucial MAC Wins When it needed victories the most, The University of Akron softball team came through, sweeping Toledo on Friday afternoon at Scott Park as it fights to get into the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
May 5, 2011 | Softball Trio of Zips Earn Capital One Academic All-District Honors For the third consecutive season, The University of Akron softball program placed student-athletes on the Capital One Academic All-District IV squads, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Thursday.
May 5, 2011 | Softball Softball Closes Regular Season at Toledo, Bowling Green With a spot in the Mid-American Conference Tournament on the line, The University of Akron softball team heads to Toledo and Bowling Green this weekend for the final games of the regular season.
May 1, 2011 | Softball Softball Blanks Bulls 6-0 in Weekend Finale On Sunday afternoon, The University of Akron softball team earned a split with Buffalo by blanking the Bulls 6-0 in game two of the weekend series.
May 1, 2011 | Softball Softball Blanks Bulls 6-0 in Weekend Finale The University of Akron softball team defeated Buffalo 6-0 on Sunday afternoon to earn a split with the Bulls.
April 30, 2011 | Softball Softball Splits Doubleheader at Kent State For the first time in six years, The University of Akron softball team defeated rival Kent State, taking game one of the #$%^doubleheader 11-10 to snap a 12-game losing streak to the Golden Flashes.
April 30, 2011 | Softball Buffalo Takes Down Zips 6-4 in MAC Road Play Junior Allison Dorr hit a 3-run home run in the first inning, her first long ball of the season, but The University of Akron softball #$%^team fell to Buffalo in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday afternoon.
April 28, 2011 | Softball Softball Hits the Road for Dates with Kent State and Buffalo With Mid-American Conference play winding down, The University of Akron softball team heads into its final two weekends of #$%^league games.
April 26, 2011 | Softball Weather Forces Cancellation of Softball?s Trip to Dayton Due to rain and thunderstorms in the forecast, The University of Akron softball team will not make its scheduled trip to Dayton #$%^on Tuesday.
April 25, 2011 | Softball Softball Heads to Dayton for Final Midweek Action Fresh off a sweep of Central Michigan in its last home games of the season, The University of Akron softball team will travel to #$%^Dayton for a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 26.
April 23, 2011 | Softball Zips to Play Doubleheader Saturday with Central Michigan Due to rain in the forecast for Sunday, The University of Akron softball team will play a doubleheader with visiting Central #$%^Michigan on Saturday.
April 23, 2011 | Softball Home Runs Power Zips to Sweep of CMU in Last Homestand In what seemed like a home run derby at times, The University of Akron softball team outlasted Central Michigan to sweep both #$%^games of the doubleheader on Strike Out Cancer Day at Lee Jackson Field.
April 22, 2011 | Softball Softball Falls to EMU 6-4, Second Game Cancelled Despite a four-run fifth inning, The University of Akron softball team fell to visiting Eastern Michigan 6-4 on a cold, rainy #$%^afternoon at Lee Jackson Field.
April 21, 2011 | Softball Eastern Michigan, Central Michigan Visit Zips in Last Home Weekend In the final weekend of home games, The University of Akron softball team welcomes Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan to #$%^Lee Jackson Field.
| General News Latest Zips Illustrated Previews Fall Sports Season Issue three of the inaugural volume of Zips Illustrated, the free official online magazine of Akron Athletics, is now available.
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Sunday, August 31
VB, MSOC: Akron volleyball team beats NorthCarolina A&T   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, August 30
BASE: Former Akron pitcher Chris Bassitt set to make MLB debut Saturday   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Chris Bassitt gets the nod to start on Saturday   by David Just, Chicago Sun-Times
BASE: Sox prospect Bassitt to make MLB debut Saturday   by Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune
FB: Early 'Pohl'-ing strong for Akron Zips quarterback Kyle Pohl   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
VB, WSOC: University of Akron volleyball team splits matches at Indiana State Holiday Classic   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, August 29
FB: Akron 41, Howard 0: Zips pound Bison in season opener   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: George Thomas' final thoughts on the victory, swarming defense   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips shine early in 41-0 victory over Howard Bison   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Five things to watch against the Howard Bison   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, August 28
FB: Terry Bowden seeks vocal leadership from quarterback Kyle Pohl   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Terry Bowden on Se'Von Pittman   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips look for coach Terry Bowden's third season to be the start of something good   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, August 27
FB: MAC Football 2014 – Who and what to watch this season   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tuesday, August 26
FB: Time for UA football to make ownmemories at InfoCision Stadium   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: MAC coaches put UA second in East   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips' Zach D'Orazio leads one of the top receiving units in the nation   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: MAC Football 2014 – Best and most compelling game to start the season   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB, MSOC: University of Akron teams rank first, second in pre-season polls   by John Harper, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, August 25
WSOC: Zips women capture first soccer win of season   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, August 23
FB: 'Old school' Bobby Bowden doesn't like college football changes   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Zips football: A couple of notes from kickoff luncheon   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Bobby Bowden sees similarities in his start at FSU to his son's at Akron   by Branson Wright, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MSOC, WSOC: UA falls to Syracuse 2-1 in exhibition soccer game    Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, August 22
FB: Zips tackle elevated expectations after strong finish   by Andy Harris, The Suburbanite

Thursday, August 21
GENERAL: New ESPN pact offers MAC basketball challenges, interesting future   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, August 20
GENERAL: MAC deal with ESPN could offer an abundance of opportunities   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher goes inside the MAC/ESPN TV deal   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
GENERAL: New MAC-ESPN deal features football on TV; basketball featured on the internet   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
GENERAL: MAC officials willing to adapt to changing sports landscape    by Todd Jones, The Columbus Dispatch
FB: NCAA Football Preview - Akron Zips    Orlando Sentinel

Tuesday, August 19
FB: Zips defensive line reloads, raises expectations for 2014    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Momentum finally favors Akron Zips -- MAC Football 2014   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: College football's 25 Most Intriguing Games of 2014   by Pat Forde, Yahoo Sports
MSOC, GENERAL: On the record: Maryland defeats Zips in soccer exhibition game   Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, August 18
FB: Defense dominates day in Zips scrimmage at InfoCision   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: UA football preseason scrimmage snapshot   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, August 15
FB: Offensive line has talent if not experience   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: UA football preseason camp snapshot: Practice No. 15    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
WBB: Rachel Tecca, Hanna Luburgh sign professional contracts   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, August 14
MSOC: America's Most Wanted   by Jordan Ritter Conn, Grantland.com
MSOC: Former Zips soccer standout DeAndre Yedlin to play in English Premier League at end of 2014 MLS season   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, August 13
FB: Browns exploring multiple possibilities for training camp site   by Zac Jackson, FOX Sports Ohio

Tuesday, August 12
FB: Zips' C.J. Mizell hopes to leave mark on MAC    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: UA football preseason camp snapshot: Practice No. 11   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MSOC, MBB: On the record: Zips men's soccer team ranked 13th in poll   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: McNees earns promotion at Akron   by Ron Poniewasz, Jr., New Castle News

Sunday, August 10
FB: Zips show some promise during intrasquad scrimmage   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 2014 Zips preseason camp snapshot: Practice 9    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, August 8
FB: Who will rule the MAC in 2014?  FOX Sports Ohio
FB: NCAA power move raises questions, creates challenges for MAC   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, August 6
FB: Receivers are early focus for Akron Zips football   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Bracket reveal: Gildan Charleston Classic   by Myron Medcalf, ESPN.com
MBB: A bevy of bracket reveals: Grading the best of the early season tourneys   by Matt Norlander, CBSSports.com

Tuesday, August 5
FB: Transfer from OSU of former Firestone offensive lineman Tommy Brown a boost for Zips   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: UA football practice snapshot   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, August 4
FB: Stroud undergoing stem cell transplant    by Jim Henry, Tallahassee Democrat
FB: Akron assistant taking medical leave of absence    by John Taylor, NBCSports.com
FB: Browns tour stadium after 'successful' Family Day event    by Doug Livingston, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Browns take training camp to Akron for Family Day     Fox 8 News

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