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April 27, 2015 | General News Akron Athletics Hosts Second Annual Zippy Awards The University of Akron Department of Athletics held its second annual Zippy Awards banquet, celebrating the achievements of the department's 400-plus student-athletes on Monday night in the ball room of the University's Student Union.
April 21, 2015 | Women's Basketball Early registration for Women's Basketball Celebration Banquet ends Friday, April 24 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 20, 2015 | Women's Basketball King and Plybon earn Academic All-MAC accolades Akron senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) and sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) were named to the 2014-15 Mid-American Conference Women's Basketball Academic All-MAC team on Monday.
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 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.
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 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 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 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 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 | 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 Zips Weekly - March 17
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 | 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 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 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 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 Zips Weekly - March 10 David Suntup reviews all the week's action.
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 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 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 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 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 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 3, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 3
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 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).
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 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 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 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 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 | 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 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 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 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 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 17, 2015 Zips Weekly - Feb. 17 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action.
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 | 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 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 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 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 | 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 Zips Weekly - Feb. 10 David Suntup reviews all of last week's action.
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 | 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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 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 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 Zips Weekly - Jan. 27
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 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 | 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 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 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 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 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 | 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 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 | 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 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 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 14, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron rallies past Toledo, 102-101 Sparked by senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) and sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) registering career highs for points, the Akron women's basketball team earned a come-from-behind 102-101 victory past Toledo (9-6, 2-2 MAC) on Wednesday at Savage Arena.
January 14, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 13 David Suntup recaps men's and women's basketball as well as the pole vault convention.
January 13, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips return to road to challenge Toledo Akron returns to the road this Wednesday as the Zips travel to Toledo for a 7 p.m. tilt against the Rockets. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.
January 12, 2015 | Women's Basketball Plybon named MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
January 12, 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 6-7 p.m.
January 10, 2015 | Women's Basketball Plybon's six three-pointers spark Akron to 65-48 victory over Eastern Michigan Akron sophomore Hannah Plybon (Orrville, Ohio) netted six three-pointers en route to picking up a career-high 25 points to lead the Akron women's basketball team to a 65-48 victory over Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 9, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron set to square off versus Eastern Michigan Akron closes out its two-game homestand this Saturday, Jan. 10, entertaining Eastern Michigan at the James A. Rhodes Arena in a 2 p.m. matinee affair.
January 7, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips garner 67-59 triumph over Bowling Green After battling through seven ties and eight lead changes, a 23-6 second-half run lifted the Akron women's basketball team to a 67-59 victory over Bowling Green in the Zips' first conference home game Wednesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
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. ~
January 7, 2015 Zips Weekly - Jan. 7
January 6, 2015 | Women's Basketball Akron battles Bowling Green in home league opener The Zips seek to snap their two-game losing streak this Wednesday, Jan. 7, as Akron welcomes Bowling Green to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 7 p.m. showdown.
January 5, 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 3, 2015 | Women's Basketball Western Michigan edges Akron, 67-61, in conference opener A late second-half proved for the Akron women's basketball team came up short as Western Michigan (8-4, 1-0 MAC) registered a 67-61 triumph over the Zips (10-2, 0-1 MAC) in the Mid-American Conference opener for both schools on Saturday, Jan. 3.
January 1, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips open league play visiting Western Michigan Akron opens its Mid-American Conference slate this Saturday, Jan. 3, as the Zips visit Western Michigan for a 2 p.m. contest against the Broncos.
December 29, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron suffers 75-62 setback at Youngstown State A 13-2 second-half scoring run proved to be the deciding factor lifting Youngstown State (11-1) to a 75-62 women's basketball triumph over Akron on Monday (Dec. 29) in front of 1,606 fans at the Beeghley Center.
December 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips close out non-conference campaign visiting Youngstown State Akron concludes its non-conference schedule this Monday, Dec. 29, as the Zips travel to Youngstown, Ohio, for a 7 p.m. tilt versus the Penguins.
December 22, 2014 | General News Zips Athletics Announces Tip Times for Men's and Women's Basketball MAC Games The men's and women's teams announced the tip times for the remaining Mid-American Conference games at James A. Rhodes Arena.
December 20, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron hits 10-0 following 97-62 win over Ohio Christian The Akron women's basketball team extended its season-opening win streak to 10 in a row on Saturday afternoon with a 97-62 victory over Ohio Christian (6-8) at the James A. Rhodes Arena, in the Zips' (10-0) final home game of the non-conference schedule.
December 19, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips look to extend winning ways versus Ohio Christian Akron closes out the home portion of its non-conference schedule this Saturday, Dec. 20, as the Zips welcome Ohio Christian to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. matinee affair.
December 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron improves to 9-0 following 73-64 victory over UCF Akron held Central Florida (4-6) without a field goal for more than eight minutes (8:18) in the second half to stretch a three-point margin into its ninth-consecutive victory as the Zips (9-0) posted a 73-64 women's basketball triumph past the Knights on Wednesday.
December 16, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips close out road swing at Central Florida Akron will look to close out its two-game road swing by registering its ninth-consecutive victory to open the campaign when the Zips battle Central Florida on Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m.
December 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron improves to 8-0 with 81-63 victory over Bethune-Cookman Led by a 23-point, 11-rebound performance from senior Sina King (Waterford, Ohio), the Akron women's basketball team registered its eighth-consecutive victory to open the 2014-15 campaign with an 81-63 road triumph over Bethune-Cookman on Monday, Dec. 15.
December 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips seek to extend winning streak at Bethune-Cookman Having equaled the best start in program history, the Akron women's basketball team travels to Daytona Beach, Fla., to battle Bethune-Cookman on Monday, Dec. 15.
December 12, 2014 Z:360 - Dec. 11 In the final Z360 of 2014, check out feature stories on Anita Brown and the men's basketball freshmen as well as our first edition of bloopers from the fall sports.
December 11, 2014 | 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.
December 9, 2014 Zips Weekly - Dec. 9 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action for the last time in 2014.
December 5, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron equals best start in program history with a 89-61 win over Morehead State Sparked by four starters scoring in double-figures, the Akron women's basketball team equaled its best start (7-0) in program history registering a 89-61 victory over Morehead State (3-5) Friday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
December 4, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips look to extend winning streak hosting Morehead State Seeking to equal its best start in program history, the Akron women's basketball team returns home this Friday, Dec. 5, to battle Morehead State.
December 2, 2014 Zips Weekly - Dec 2 David Suntup reviews all of the Zips' action.
December 1, 2014 | Women's Basketball Brown tabbed MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron junior guard Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
December 1, 2014 | 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.
November 29, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron improves to 6-0 with 90-74 victory over Siena Led by a 28-point, eight-rebound performance from junior Anita Brown (Warren, Ohio), the Akron women’s basketball team captured the championship of the Denver Thanksgiving Classic (3-1) on Saturday with a 90-74 victory over Siena.
November 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Zips eye Denver Thanksgiving Classic title battling Siena Off to its best season-opening start since the 1974-75 campaign, the Akron women's basketball team will vie for the championship of the Denver Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday battling Siena.
November 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Second-half run fuels Akron to a 73-58 triumph over Belmont Sparked by a 24-8 second-half run the Akron women's basketball team broke open a 40-all game en route to registering a come-from-behind 73-58 triumph over Belmont in the opening game of the Denver Thanksgiving Classic on Friday.
November 27, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron travels to the Mile High City for Denver Thanksgiving Classic Off to its best season-opening start since the 1974-75 campaign, the Akron women's basketball team will travel to Denver, Colo., this weekend to participate in the Denver Thanksgiving Classic hosted by the University of Denver this Friday and Saturday.
November 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Five Zips score in double figures to spark Akron to 100-65 win over Valparaiso The Akron women’s basketball team increased its season-opening win streak to four games as five Zips scored in double figures to cruise to a 100-65 victory over Valparaiso Tuesday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball King named MAC East Women's Basketball Player of the Week Akron senior forward Sina King (Waterford, Ohio) has been selected as the Mid-American Conference East Women's Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
November 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Education Day Was Huge Success The second annual Akron women’s basketball Education Day more than doubled its participation this year, according to the Athletics Department marketing team.
November 24, 2014 | Women's Basketball Akron seeks to extend win streak hosting Valparaiso Akron seeks to extend its season-opening win streak to four straight as the Zips welcome Valparaiso to the James A. Rhodes Arena for a 7 p.m. tilt on Tuesday, Nov. 25.
November 20, 2014 Z360: Nov 20 This week's show features women's basketball Education Day, football's Senior Night, and rifle's Turkey Shoot.
November 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball improves to 3-0 with 82-73 victory over UNI Sina King scored a career-high 27 points in 29 minutes to lead the Akron charge, including an 8-for-9 effort from the free throw line and five 3-pointers.
November 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Anita Brown named MAC East Player of the Week In the Akron Classic last weekend, Brown made her first career appearances in the starting lineup and averaged 25.5 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game.
November 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball defeats Northern Kentucky, 82-49, to win Akron Classic Four Zips scored in double figures to give UA its second victory in as many days, led by Anita Brown with 22 points.
November 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Brown's career day lifts Women's Basketball past Binghamton, 80-49 Junior guard Anita Brown poured in a career-high 29 points to go with 11 rebounds to lead Akron to its season-opening victory.
November 14, 2014 | General News Akron Basketball Releases 2014-15 Preseason Digital Guide Learn more about the student-athletes, coaches and programs heading into today's season openers.
November 13, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set to host first ever Akron Classic this weekend The Zips will take on Binghamton in their regular season opener on Friday at 6 p.m., followed by a contest with Northern Kentucky on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 13, 2014 Z:360 - Nov. 13
November 12, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Signs Two for 2015-16 Head coach Jodi Kest announced that Lilli Piper (Norton, Ohio) and Fredniqua "Shaq" Walker (Cleveland, Ohio) have signed national letters of intent to join the program next season.
November 11, 2014 Zips Weekly - Nov. 11 Catch up on all the Zips' results from last week.
November 8, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball cruises to 100-62 exhibition victory over Ursuline Sina King returned to the court for the first time in two seasons to lead four Zips in double figures with 19 points.
November 7, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Ursuline in exhibition play Saturday The Zips and the Arrows will face off in an exhibition contest at James A. Rhodes Arena. Tip-off is set for 12 p.m. ET.
November 7, 2014 | General News Akron Basketball Tabbed for Six MAC Games on ESPN Family of Networks The men’s team will play three ESPN-broadcasted games – with four 21-day wildcard opportunities – while the women will make three appearances during MAC play.
November 6, 2014 Z360: Nov. 6, 2014 This week features include women's basketball's Sina King and football's Blackout festivities.
October 30, 2014 | General News 2014 Akron Basketball Media Day Set for Tuesday, Nov. 4 The event will begin at 4 p.m. ET and will be live streamed on GoZips.com, as well as aired live on Sports Radio 1350 AM (WARF) and the iHeartRadio and TuneIn apps.
October 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball picked to finish third in the MAC East in preseason poll Senior Sina King was named to the Preseason All-MAC East squad.
October 21, 2014 | Women's Basketball Fans invited to meet the 2014-15 Women's Basketball team on Friday The Akron women's basketball team will be holding a meet-and-greet event on Friday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. in the lobby of the JAR, prior to the Zips volleyball match against Central Michigan.
October 8, 2014 | General News Three Former Zips Inducted into Summit County Sports Hall of Fame Jim Beck (men’s basketball, 1953-55), Cheryl Bowles (women’s basketball, 1998-2001) and Christi Smith-Ryan (women’s track and field, 1997-2000) became the latest Zips to be inducted.
October 6, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball completes first practice of 2014-15 season Akron returns nine letterwinners and a pair of starters from its 2014 conference championship squad that advanced to the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
September 3, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball releases complete 2014-15 schedule The slate for the defending MAC Tournament champions features UA's first ever home tournament, as well as matchups with six teams that advanced to postseason play a year ago.
August 29, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball adds Sam Pierce as assistant coach Pierce comes to Akron from the state of Pennsylvania, where he founded a basketball development program called PA Pride located in Altoona, Pa.
August 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Hanna Luburgh and Rachel Tecca sign professional contracts to play overseas Luburgh will play for AZS UMCS in Lublin, Poland, for the 2014-15 season, while Tecca will travel to Iceland and compete for U.M.F. Grindavik out of the Dominos League.
July 2, 2014 | General News Zips Athletics Celebrates 2013-14 Highlights In Annual Report Individually and collectively, the 2013-14 academic year was among the best ever for our student-athletes at The University of Akron.
June 24, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Promotes Preston Reid to Assistant Coach Reid spent the last two seasons as a graduate assistant with the Zips and will be the primary coach for the Akron post players.
June 20, 2014 | Women's Basketball Coach Kest Takes Part in #Chillin4Charity Cold Water Challenge The Cold Water Challenge is an entertaining fundraiser for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. After getting doused with a bucket of ice-cold water, head coaches can challenge other coaching peers to do the same.
June 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to Offer Court-Side Seating for 2014-15 Season Floor seat season tickets will cost $100 per ticket, which includes $75 for the season ticket and a $25 donation to the Z-Fund.
May 12, 2014 | Women's Basketball Jodi Kest recognized as The Columbus Dispatch Women's Ohio College Coach of the Year Kest, who just completed her eighth season at Akron, led the Zips to their first ever Mid-American Conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2014.
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 24, 2014 | General News Zips Athletics Announces Z-Fund Priority Points Program The Priority Points Program is designed to provide a consistent and equitable way to distribute and allocate Z-Fund benefits.
April 24, 2014 | Women's Basketball Luburgh, Tecca and Young earn Academic All-MAC honors Hanna Luburgh and Rachel Tecca were named to the Academic All-MAC Team for the second consecutive season, and Carly Young received Honorable Mention accolades.
April 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to host year-end celebration on May 2 Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the awards ceremony beginning at 6 p.m. on the FirstMerit Club Level (fifth floor) of InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.
April 16, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca signs free agent contract with WNBA's Washington Mystics By signing the contract, Tecca has accepted an invitation to participate in the team's preseason camp in Washington, D.C., where she will play to earn a spot on the team's final roster.
April 4, 2014 | Women's Basketball Cassell, Luburgh and Tecca invited to ProHoops Combine this weekend The event is an invitation-only combine to give the top college seniors in the country an opportunity to be evaluated by WNBA coaches and staff members before the draft, which is scheduled to be held on April 14.
March 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca Named All-Region Nominee for WBCA All-America Team The 2014 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team will be announced at 2:10 p.m. ET Saturday April 5, during NCAA Women's Final Four.
March 22, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball falls to Purdue in NCAA Tournament, 84-55 Rachel Tecca led the Zips with 18 points, and Kacie Cassell added seven points and a game-high 11 assists.
March 21, 2014 | Women's Basketball No. 13 Women's Basketball challenges No. 4 Purdue in NCAA Tournament debut The Zips and the Boilermakers are set for battle on Purdue's home floor at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The contest will be televised live on ESPN2.
March 20, 2014 | Women's Basketball Follow Women’s Basketball in the NCAA Tournament Follow the Zips on Twitter and visit the Zips Insider Blog for a unique perspective on Akron's road to the NCAA Tournament and the matchup with Purdue.
| General News Zips Sweep MAC Scholar Athlete Of The Week Honors Alex McCune (men's track & field) and Rachel Tecca (women's basketball) were recognized for their academic and athletic achievements Wednesday.
March 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Draws Purdue in NCAA Tournament The Zips received the No. 13 seed in the South Bend Region and will face No. 4 seed Purdue on Saturday, March 22 in West Lafayette, Ind.
March 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Selection Show Watch Party, NCAA Tournament Ticket Information UA will hold an NCAA Tournament Selection Show Watch Party on Monday at 6 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena
March 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball earns first MAC title with 79-68 victory over Ball State Tournament MVP Rachel Tecca led all scorers with 30 points and 12 rebounds for her 12th double-double of the season.
March 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to face Ball State in MAC Championship game Saturday The Zips advance to their second-consecutive league title game, taking on fifth-seeded Ball State at 1 p.m. The contest will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
March 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball puts away Central Michigan, 85-69; advances to MAC title game Akron will face fifth-seeded Ball State in tomorrow's championship game at 1 p.m. ET on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
March 13, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball takes on Central Michigan in MAC semifinal Friday No. 3 Akron is set to face defending tournament champion No. 2 Central Michigan at 2:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. The game will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
March 13, 2014 | Women's Basketball Luburgh's hot hand lifts Women's Basketball past Toledo, 83-69, in MAC quarterfinal Hanna Luburgh scored 25 of her game-high 31 points in the first half to carry third-seeded Akron to victory. The Zips will face second-seeded Central Michigan in the semifinals Friday.
March 12, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball ready for Toledo in MAC Tournament Quarterfinal Thursday The third-seeded Zips are set to take on the sixth-seeded Rockets at 2:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - March 11 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest previews this week's Mid-American Conference Tournament. The Zips will play as the No. 3 seed for the second-straight season.
March 10, 2014 | Women's Basketball Luburgh, Tecca and Plybon earn All-MAC recognition Hanna Luburgh and Rachel Tecca were named to the All-MAC First Team, while Hannah Plybon earned All-MAC Freshman Team honors.
March 8, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball loses heartbreaker to Bowling Green, 77-76 Akron shot 50.9 percent from the field despite playing 37 minutes without its leading scorer, but was unable to hang on in the final seconds of the game.
March 7, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Bowling Green on Senior Day Saturday Tip-off between the Zips and the Falcons is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Rhodes Arena. UA will honor its five seniors - Kacie Cassell, Cari Guyton, Hanna Luburgh, Rachel Tecca and Carly Young - prior to the game.
March 5, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball keeps winning streak alive with 79-71 triumph at Buffalo Akron went 16-for-17 from the free throw line in the second half to overcome a late surge from UB and hold off the Bulls for its 13th consecutive win.
| Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Seniors Excel On and Off the Court This behind-the-scenes video details the 2014 women's basketball senior class and the level of success they have achieved on the court and in the classroom.
March 4, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball closes road swing at Buffalo on Wednesday The Zips and the Bulls are set to tip-off at 7 p.m. at Alumni Arena. The game will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
March 3, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca earns MAC East Player of the Week honors Tecca broke the program's single-season scoring record and recorded back-to-back double-doubles to help Akron extend its winning streak to 12-straight games last week.
March 2, 2014 | Women's Basketball Tecca's 10th double-double pushes Women's Basketball past Kent State, 80-66 Rachel Tecca scored a game-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, breaking the program's single-season scoring record to lead Akron to its 12th-straight win.
March 1, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball challenges crosstown rival Kent State on Sunday The Zips travel to Kent for a 2 p.m. contest, looking to secure the full point in the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge and extend their winning streak to 12 games.
February 26, 2014 | Women's Basketball Cassell and Luburgh lead Women's Basketball to 88-63 win over Miami (Ohio) Kacie Cassell broke Akron's single-game assists record with 13, and Hanna Luburgh shot 76.5 percent from the field to help UA extend its winning streak to 11 games.
February 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball ready for Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday The Zips aim to avenge their last loss to the RedHawks from earlier this season on Jan. 15 when they host Miami at 7 p.m.
February 24, 2014 | Women's Basketball Hanna Luburgh Named MAC East Player of the Week In 25 games this season, Luburgh ranks 16th in the nation in total points, and has already surpassed her scoring total from last season which she reached in 33 games.
February 22, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball survives Ohio for 10th straight win, 88-76 Five Zips scored in double figures for the fourth time this season, led by Hanna Luburgh's 31 points.
February 21, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball heads to Ohio for MAC East battle on Saturday The Zips prepare to make their way back through the East Division opponents when they take on the Bobcats on the road. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at Ohio's Convocation Center.
February 20, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca Named to Academic All-America First Team Tecca maintains a 3.89 graduate GPA and is UA's first women's basketball player ever to receive first team honors.
February 19, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball wins school record ninth-straight game, 89-75 over Northern Illinois Rachel Tecca eclipsed 30 points for the fifth time this season and Hanna Luburgh posted her seventh double-double as the nation's top-scoring duo led Akron to victory.
February 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball returns home to host Northern Illinois on Wednesday The Zips look to extend their winning streak to nine games when they take on their final MAC West opponent of the regular season in NIU. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the JAR.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Feb. 18 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' current eight-game winning streak, which ties the longest winning streak in program history.
February 16, 2014 | Women's Basketball Jodi Kest and Rachel Tecca Recognized at Annual Dapper Dan Banquet Kest received the William Falor Career Achievement Award, while Tecca was presented with the Alumni Award.
February 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball notches eighth-straight win, 87-64, at Ball State Kacie Cassell was one of five Zips to score in double figures, recording her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 assists.
February 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set for televised rematch at Ball State on Saturday The Zips continue their stretch against MAC West opponents when they travel to Ball State on Saturday for a 12 p.m. tip-off. The game will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Feb. 13 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest discusses the team's latest victory over Western Michigan and the Zips' mindset heading into the second half of MAC play.
February 11, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Launches Pink Jersey Auction to Benefit the Kay Yow Fund The Zips' pink jerseys have been placed up for auction through Feb. 28 to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in support of breast cancer research.
February 10, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca earns 10th career MAC East Player of the Week nod The senior became just the second player in league history to surpass 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career.
February 8, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball makes it seven in a row with 79-66 victory over Western Michigan Akron capitalized on a 21-point halftime lead and a strong rebounding effort to capture its seventh-straight win.
February 7, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball faces Western Michigan in Play 4Kay game Saturday The Zips look to make it seven in a row when they host the Broncos at 2 p.m.
February 5, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball comes from behind to top Northern Illinois, 71-67 Trailing by three with 28 seconds to play and no timeouts, Akron pulled off an unthinkable 5-point play to regain the lead.
February 4, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball kicks off MAC West swing Wednesday at Northern Illinois The Zips look to extend their winning streak to six when they challenge the Huskies at 8 p.m. ET.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Feb. 4 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' balanced offensive performance against Buffalo and the Zips' upcoming Play 4Kay game.
February 2, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball outlasts Buffalo, 101-92 Leading by four points with just over two minutes to play, Akron held off a late-game surge from Buffalo to protect its home floor for its fifth-straight win.
February 1, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball returns home to host Buffalo on Sunday The Zips will battle the Bulls for the rights to second place in the MAC East Division and third place in the league overall. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. at the JAR.
January 30, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball sails to fourth-straight victory at Toledo, 82-62 Four Zips score in double figures, led by Hanna Luburgh with 23 points, to carry Akron to its first win over UT in five years.
January 30, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca named to Capital One Academic All-District V First Team This is the third Academic All-District distinction that Tecca has received in her career, making her eligible to earn Academic All-America status.
January 29, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball heads west to battle Toledo on Thursday The Zips look to extend their winning streak to four games when they take on the Rockets at 7 p.m. Thursday at Savage Arena.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Jan. 29 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' three-game winning streak and Rachel Tecca's record-setting performance.
January 28, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca earns NCAA Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors After setting Akron's single-game scoring record with 43 points in just 27 minutes, Tecca ranks sixth in the country in points per game with 24.1 per contest.
January 27, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca selected as MAC East Player of the Week Tecca set the program's single-game scoring record and became the first 2,000-point scorer in Akron women's basketball history in UA's win over Eastern Michigan.
January 26, 2014 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca makes history, leads Women's Basketball to 101-79 win at Eastern Michigan Tecca broke the school's single-game scoring record with 43 points and added 22 rebounds, reaching double-double status by halftime.
January 25, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Eastern Michigan for cross-divisional clash Sunday The Zips look to lock up their third-straight victory when they take on the Eagles at the Convocation Center at 2 p.m.
January 23, 2014 | Women's Basketball Solid defense carries Women's Basketball to 80-56 win over Ohio Hannah Plybon scored a career-high 16 points while the Zips held the Bobcats to just 15 field goals for the game.
January 22, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball prepped for MAC East battle with Ohio on Thursday The Zips are set to host the Bobcats in a 7 p.m. tilt at James A. Rhodes Arena.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Jan. 22 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' recent victory over Kent State in the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge and previews a MAC East matchup versus Ohio.
January 18, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball bounces back with 77-51 win over Kent State Rachel Tecca posted her fourth double-double of the season, leading four players with double figures for Akron.
January 17, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Kent State Saturday in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge Tip-off between the Zips and the rival Golden Flashes is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. after the men's game at Rhodes Arena. The winner will earn a half-point in the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge standings.
January 15, 2014 | Women's Basketball Miami (Ohio) edges Women's Basketball, 79-76 Hanna Luburgh posted her fifth double-double of the season, leading all scorers with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
January 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball stays on the road for midweek game at Miami (Ohio) The Zips will look to get back over .500 when they take on the RedHawks at Millett Hall on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Jan. 14 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest discusses the team's opening to Mid-American Conference play.
January 14, 2014 | Women's Basketball Kacie Cassell named to 2014 Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List The award recognizes the top point guard in women's NCAA Division I college basketball.
January 12, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball falls to MAC East foe Bowling Green, 81-65 Rachel Tecca scored a game-high 22 points and became the school's all-time leading rebounder with nine boards.
January 11, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Bowling Green for MAC East matchup Sunday The Zips look to get back to their winning ways against the Falcons at 2 p.m. at the Stroh Center.
January 9, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball drops 109-83 decision to Central Michigan Rachel Tecca poured in a game-high 30 points and Kacie Cassell dished out 11 assists, but UA fell behind early in the second half and was unable to catch CMU.
January 8, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball entertains MAC West favorite Central Michigan on Thursday The cross-divisional clash between the Zips and the Chippewas will be televised live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Jan. 8 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' big MAC cross-divisional matchup with Central Michigan, and the recent play of sophomore Anita Brown.
January 4, 2014 | Women's Basketball Balanced scoring leads Women's Basketball to 87-78 win over Ball State Five different Zips scored in double figures for the second time this season, led by Rachel Tecca's 30th double-double of her career.
January 3, 2014 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball kicks off MAC play against Ball State on Saturday The Zips and the Cardinals are set to tip-off at 2 p.m. at James A. Rhodes Arena.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Jan. 2 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips opening Mid-American Conference play this weekend.
January 2, 2014 | General News Game Times Set for Basketball Doubleheader on Saturday, Jan. 18 The men's team will play host to Toledo at 11 a.m. ET on ESPNU while the women's squad will face rival Kent State at 1:30 p.m.
December 29, 2013 | Women's Basketball Cassell's career day helps Women's Basketball take down Youngstown State, 91-75 Kacie Cassell posted a career-high 20 points and Hanna Luburgh scored 21 of her 25 points in the second half to carry Akron past YSU.
December 28, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball concludes non-conference play against Youngstown State on Sunday The Zips' homestand continues when they welcome the Penguins to James A. Rhodes Arena for a 2 p.m. tip-off.
December 20, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball earns 10th straight home victory with 86-43 win over Rochester Akron placed 10 different players in the scoring column and held the Warriors to 23.6 percent shooting for the game.
December 19, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball begins four-game homestand Friday against Rochester The Zips look to capture their 10th-straight victory at James A. Rhodes Arena when they host Rochester College at 7 p.m.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Dec. 19 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' 2014-15 signing class and the upcoming four-game homestand.
December 17, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball falls to Cincinnati on the road, 86-70 Hanna Luburgh paced Akron with 24 points and seven rebounds, while Rachel Tecca scored 15 of her 23 points from the free throw line.
December 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Cincinnati on Tuesday for non-conference tilt The Zips and the Bearcats are scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. at UC's Fifth Third Arena.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Dec. 15 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' decisive victory over George Mason and MAC East Player of the Week Carly Young.
December 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Promotions Announced for Upcoming Homestand The Zips announced several promotions for their upcoming homestand next week, including a "We Back Pat" game to raise money for the Pat Summitt Foundation.
December 9, 2013 | Women's Basketball Carly Young earns MAC East Player of the Week honors The senior shot 60.0 percent from the field for a career-high 26 points, including three 3-pointers, in just 28 minutes in Akron's win over George Mason.
December 7, 2013 | Women's Basketball Young's career day lifts Women's Basketball past George Mason, 88-70 Carly Young posted a career-high 26 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in 28 minutes for her third double-double of the season.
December 6, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball returns home to host George Mason on Saturday The Zips and the Patriots are set to square off at 2 p.m. as Akron looks for its ninth-straight win on its home floor.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Dec. 5 Catch a behind-the-scenes look at the Zips' trip to California and listen as women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest previews Akron's home game against George Mason.
December 3, 2013 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca recognized as nominee for 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team Tecca was recognized as one of 52 nominees for the award for Division I. She is the only representative from the Mid-American Conference in the class of nominees.
December 2, 2013 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca earns MAC East Player of the Week honors Tecca became the University of Akron's all-time leading scorer over the weekend as she paced the Zips offensively in the Cal Poly Holiday Beach Classic.
November 30, 2013 | Women's Basketball Late rally cut short, UC Davis hands Women's Basketball 71-58 setback Rachel Tecca posted a game-high 24 points and became the school's all-time leading scorer with a layup at the 2:36 mark of the second half.
November 30, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball turns around to face UC Davis on Saturday The Zips and the Aggies will meet for the first time in program history in a neutral site game at Mott Gymnasium. Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. ET.
November 29, 2013 | Women's Basketball Slow second half hinders Women's Basketball in 84-74 loss to Cal Poly Rachel Tecca led all scorers with 28 points and Hanna Luburgh picked up her fourth double-double of the season, posting 24 points and 12 boards.
November 28, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball takes on Cal Poly in tournament opener Friday night The Zips will open the Cal Poly Holiday Beach Classic with a clash against the tournament's host at 10 p.m. ET.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Nov. 28 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' Thanksgiving tournament at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and point guard Kacie Cassell.
November 26, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to hold pregame Youth Clinic on Saturday, Dec. 7 Registration for the clinic is free of charge and is open to children ages 5-14 (eighth grade or below).
November 22, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball picks up first road victory at Canisius, 72-56 Akron out-scored Canisius 45-26 and shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second half to make up for a three-point deficit at halftime.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Nov. 21 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' upcoming road trip to Canisius and MAC East Player of the Week Hanna Luburgh.
November 21, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball continues road swing at Canisius on Friday MAC East Player of the Week Hanna Luburgh and the Zips look for their first road win of the season at Canisius on Friday at 7 p.m.
November 18, 2013 | Women's Basketball Hanna Luburgh Named MAC East Player of the Week In three games last week, Luburgh averaged 28.7 points per contest, including two 30-point games, and shot 50.0 percent from the field en route to surpassing 1,000 points for her career.
November 17, 2013 | Women's Basketball Wright State hangs on to top Women's Basketball, 90-80 Rachel Tecca led all scorers with 33 points and Hanna Luburgh added 16, surpassing 1,000 points for her career.
November 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball looks to rebound at Wright State on Sunday The Zips are set to take on the Raiders at 2 p.m. at WSU's Nutter Center.
November 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball falls to nationally-ranked Dayton, 94-80 Despite a strong first half showing and a career-high 37 points from Hanna Luburgh, Akron came up short against No. 23/21 Dayton on the road.
November 13, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Inks Five for 2014-15 Season Alli Ball (Saint Louis, Mo.), Greta Burry (Cleveland, Ohio), Lauren Hung (Waterford, Mich.), Kerri McMahan (Novi, Mich.) and Megan Sefcik (Austintown, Ohio) will join the Zips next year.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Nov. 14 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' road trip to Dayton, and MAC East Player of the Week Rachel Tecca.
November 14, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball faces first road test at No. 23/21 Dayton The Zips kick off a five game road swing when they travel to nationally-ranked Dayton for a 7 p.m. contest Friday.
November 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball cruises to historic victory over Tennessee Tech, 118-71 UA's 118 points set a new school record for a single game, surpassing the previous mark of 109 set on Feb. 6, 1981 against Allegheny.
November 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set to host Tennessee Tech on Tuesday morning The Zips and the Golden Eagles will face off at a special tip-off time of 10:30 a.m. at Rhodes Arena for Education Day. Over 430 fifth-grade students from Akron area schools will be in attendance.
November 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca named MAC East Player of the Week In Akron's 98-69 win over Florida Atlantic, Tecca shot 63.2 percent from the field (12-of-19), setting a new career-high with 36 points in just 27 minutes of action.
November 8, 2013 | Women's Basketball Senior trio blazes trail for Women's Basketball in 98-69 win over FAU Rachel Tecca, Hanna Luburgh and Carly Young each registered a double-double in the Zips' decisive season-opening victory over Florida Atlantic Friday night.
November 7, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball entertains Florida Atlantic in season opener Friday Akron is set to host FAU at 5:30 p.m. in the first part of a women's/men's doubleheader at James A. Rhodes Arena.
| Women's Basketball Zips Basketball with Jodi Kest - Nov. 6 Women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest talks about the Zips' first two regular season games, including the home opener on Friday against Florida Atlantic.
November 6, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to hold first ever Education Day Nov. 12 The Zips will welcome elementary school students in the Akron area to James A. Rhodes Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 12 to watch UA take on Tennessee Tech at a special tip-off time of 10:30 a.m.
November 2, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball rolls past Lake Erie 97-48 in exhibition game Three of Akron's starters scored in double figures as the Zips shot 51.7 percent from the field for the game and scored 20 of their points in transition.
November 1, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Lake Erie in exhibition contest Saturday The Zips return to the court for the first time in the 2013-14 season when they host Lake Erie College in exhibition play. Tip-off is set for 12 noon.
October 30, 2013 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca tabbed as Senior CLASS Award candidate University of Akron senior forward Rachel Tecca was identified as one of 30 candidates for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award.
October 29, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Picked to Repeat as MAC East Champions in Preseason Poll Akron was projected to finish first in the MAC East Division, receiving nine first place votes, and Rachel Tecca and Hanna Luburgh were named to the Preseason All-MAC East Team.
October 22, 2013 | General News Akron Basketball Media Day Set for Oct. 23 The 2013 Akron Basketball Media Day, presented by Wentz Financial Group, will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET and can be watch online, as well as heard live on SportsRadio 1350 AM.
October 17, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball announces 2013-14 promotions for "Breakthroo" campaign Akron's hunt for continued success has sparked the creation of the "Breakthroo" campaign. Fans are encouraged to use the hashtag #Breakthroo when posting about the Zips on social media.
October 15, 2013 | General News Akron Basketball to be Televised at Least 10 Times in 2013-14 The men’s team will appear seven times – with four 21-day wildcard opportunities – while the women will make three appearances during MAC play.
October 14, 2013 | General News Men's and Women's Basketball to Host Meet the Team Event on Oct. 18 Both programs will be on hand at Rhodes Arena on Friday, Oct. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. ET to meet fans prior to the Zips' volleyball match against Western Michigan.
September 30, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Holds First Practice of 2013-14 Season The defending MAC East champion Zips spent two and a half hours fine-tuning fundamentals and position work, cultivating what has become their signature uptempo style.
September 3, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Announces 2013-14 Schedule The Zips' schedule features a trip to California and contests with eight teams that saw postseason action last year.
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.
July 9, 2013 | Women's Basketball Jodi Kest Signs Five-Year Contract Extension to Lead Women's Basketball University of Akron women's basketball head coach Jodi Kest has agreed to a five-year contract extension that will keep her at the helm of the program through the 2017-18 season.
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 5, 2013 | General News Four Sports Recognized by NCAA for Academic Progress Rate The Zips men's basketball, women's basketball, women's cross country, and women's tennis teams were honored by the NCAA for their multi-year APR score.
May 13, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball announces addition of transfer Therany Dunnigan The 6-2 forward from NC State will sit out the upcoming season per NCAA regulations, but will have two years of eligibility to compete for the Zips beginning in 2014-15.
April 17, 2014 | General News Alumni All-Sport Season Ticket Package The UA Alumni Association and Zips Athletics have partnered to offer recent graduates special season ticket pricing.
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 22, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball fields five Academic All-MAC honorees Sina King, Hanna Luburgh and Rachel Tecca were named to the Academic All-MAC team, while Taylor Ruper and Carly Young received Honorable Mention.
April 10, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball season celebration set for April 26 The University of Akron women's basketball program will commemorate its record-breaking 2012-13 season on Friday, April 26 on the seventh floor of InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field at 7 p.m.
March 29, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Announces 2013 Summer Camp Dates Akron head coach Jodi Kest and her staff have released the program's 2013 summer camp and shootout information.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - March 27 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's WNIT appearance, the plan for the offseason and recaps the season.
March 21, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball bows out of WNIT with 71-66 loss at Duquesne Sina King surpassed 1,000 career points and was one of four Zips in double figures with 15 points on the night.
March 20, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set for WNIT first round at Duquesne Akron takes on Duquesne at 7 p.m. Thursday in its first WNIT appearance since 1999. Sina King needs just 10 points to reach 1,000 for her career.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - March 19 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the MAC Tournament, the play of Hanna Luburgh and the WNIT game at Duquesne on Thursday.
March 18, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Duquesne for first round WNIT action Thursday This is just the third time in the program's 39-year history that Akron has advanced to postseason play, and its second appearance in the WNIT. Official game time will be announced Tuesday.
March 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball tournament run halted by Central Michigan in MAC Championship Hanna Luburgh was one of five Akron players to score in double figures with 19, but it wasn't enough as the third-seeded Zips fell to fourth-seeded Central Michigan 86-68.
March 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball meets Central Michigan in MAC Championship Saturday The Zips will contend for their first ever MAC title at 1:00 p.m. ET live on SportsTime Ohio.
March 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball outlasts Ball State 70-61, advances to first MAC title game Hanna Luburgh posted a career-high 33 points and Kacie Cassell became the program's career assists leader in the victory.
March 14, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set for MAC Semifinal clash with Ball State As the only remaining East Division team in the tournament, Akron will play for its first ever bid to the championship game Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. on SportsTime Ohio.
March 14, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Tops Buffalo 83-79, Advances to MAC Semifinal Kacie Cassell notched her first career double-double and tied the school's single-game record with 12 assists.
March 13, 2013 | Women's Basketball No. 3 Women's Basketball set for MAC Tournament rematch with No. 7 Buffalo Akron opens MAC Tournament play with Buffalo for the second consecutive year Thursday after sweeping UB in the regular season. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
March 13, 2013 | General News MAC Tournament Week Fan and Ticket Information The Zips men's and women's basketball teams travel to Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week for the FirstEnergy MAC Tournament.
March 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca captures MAC Player of the Year Tecca is the first MAC Player of the Year in Akron women's basketball history, highlighting a record-breaking season for the Zips.
| Women's Basketball Free Student Bus Trip for Women's Basketball MAC Tournament Trip includes transportation, game ticket and lunch for the women's basketball MAC Tournament game on Thursday at Quicken Loans Arena.
March 8, 2013 | Women's Basketball Tecca, King and Luburgh Named to All-MAC Teams Rachel Tecca earned All-MAC first team honors for the second time in her career, while Sina King and Hanna Luburgh were named to the third team.
March 7, 2013 | Women's Basketball Hanna Luburgh Earns Third MAC East Player of the Week Honor Luburgh had the hot hand in UA's road win over Buffalo last night, shooting 60 percent from the field and scoring a game-high 24 points to lead the Zips to their first ever MAC East Division crown.
March 6, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball seals MAC East Division Title with 77-60 victory at Buffalo UA will have a double bye into the MAC Tournament's third round at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, and play its first game on Thursday, March 14 at 2:30 p.m.
March 5, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Buffalo for final regular season game Akron plays for its official MAC Tournament seeding Wednesday night when the Zips take on Buffalo on the road at 7 p.m. ET.
March 4, 2013 | Women's Basketball Tecca Earns Fourth MAC East Player of the Week Honor Rachel Tecca shot a blistering 65.5 percent from the field en route to averaging 28 points per game over Akron's two big wins last week at Rhodes Arena.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - March 4 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's win over Miami (Ohio), previews the regular season finale at Buffalo and the team's 20-win season accomplishment.
March 3, 2013 | Women's Basketball Tecca's career day lifts Women's Basketball past Miami (Ohio), 71-65 Rachel Tecca scored a career-high 32 points to go with seven rebounds and six steals to guarantee Akron a top-four seed in the MAC Tournament.
March 2, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Miami (Ohio) on Senior Day Sunday The rematch between the Zips and RedHawks will air live on SportsTime Ohio and ESPN3 at 2 p.m. ET. A win would guarantee Akron a top-four seed in the MAC Tournament.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - March 1 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's win over Ohio and previews the upcoming Senior Day game against Miami (Ohio) on Sunday.
February 28, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball notches school record 19th win with 98-82 triumph over Ohio Akron put all six of its scorers in double figures as the Zips cruised to their fifth straight win at Rhodes Arena.
February 27, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball opens final homestand with Ohio Thursday MAC East Division leader Akron will be playing for its fifth-straight win on its home floor when it hosts the Bobcats for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
February 23, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball completes first sweep of Kent State in school history Akron's 77-71 victory ties a program-best 18 wins for the season and gives UA the remaining half point in the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge.
February 22, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball aims to sweep rival Kent State Saturday on SportsTime Ohio The Zips will play for their first road victory at Kent State since the 1987-88 season. Tip-off at the MAC Center is slated for 12 noon ET live on STO and ESPN3.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - February 21 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the upcoming game at Kent State and junior Rachel Tecca earning Academic All-American status.
February 21, 2013 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca is Women's Basketball's first Academic All-American Tecca has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
February 20, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball falls on the road to Bowling Green, 74-61 Sina King posted her 10th double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds, and Rachel Tecca kept her double figure scoring streak alive at 25 games.
February 19, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Bowling Green for midweek MAC East test The Zips will be playing for their sixth-straight win and their first regular season sweep of BGSU in school history. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. ET.
February 18, 2013 | Women's Basketball Tecca Earns Second Straight MAC East Player of the Week Nod Rachel Tecca played up to the standards of the title last week, scoring a game-high 22 points on 6-of-11 shooting in the win over Ball State.
February 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball grinds out fifth straight win, 64-52 over Ball State The five-game winning streak is the longest of the season for Akron and keeps the Zips safely at the top of the MAC East Division standings and third in the league overall
February 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball MAC East leader Women's Basketball hosts Ball State Saturday The Zips look to secure their longest winning streak of the season and stay on top of the division standings when they take on Ball State at 5 p.m. ET.
February 13, 2013 | General News Dambrot Bobblehead Giveaway, Akron General Health and Wellness Day Highlight Saturday Hoops Doubleheader The Zips women's team takes on Ball State at 5 p.m. ET, while the men face Bowling Green at 7 p.m.
February 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball SportsTime Ohio to air Women's Basketball clash with Miami (Ohio) on March 3 STO has added the rematch of the Zips and the RedHawks at Rhodes Arena on Sunday, March 3, set to tip-off at 2 p.m.
February 11, 2013 | Women's Basketball Tecca Named MAC East Player of the Week Rachel Tecca shot 62.1 percent from the field and averaged 24.5 points while leading Akron to the top of the East Division standings last week.
February 9, 2013 | Women's Basketball Tecca dominates as Women's Basketball defeats Miami, 84-77 Rachel Tecca shot 61 percent from the field for a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds in a remarkable 26 minutes of action.
February 8, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hits the road for East Division battle at Miami The Zips aim to continue their recent success when they travel to Miami for a 3:30 p.m. contest on Saturday.
February 6, 2013 | Women's Basketball Young takes charge as Women's Basketball wins thriller over Eastern Michigan, 82-81 Carly Young proved to be the difference maker, with a career-high 23 points off the bench fueled by a perfect 5-for-5 showing from 3-point land.
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.
February 5, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball invites Eastern Michigan to the JAR on Wednesday The Zips look to continue their home-grown hot streak when they host the Eagles at 7 p.m.
February 4, 2013 | Women's Basketball Luburgh Earns MAC East Player of the Week Honors Hanna Luburgh assumed the lead role in Akron's all-star cast last week, averaging a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds in two crucial East Division victories over a three-day span.
February 2, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball muscles past Buffalo, 75-57 Kacie Cassell dished out 10 assists to break the program's single-season record and help Akron's other four starters score in double figures.
February 1, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball takes on Buffalo Saturday in Play 4Kay game Two of the MAC East's top teams will face off at 2 p.m. at Rhodes Arena. Pink t-shirts will be available for $10 with all proceeds going toward the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - February 1 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's win over Bowling Green and previews Saturday's home game against Buffalo.
January 31, 2013 | Women's Basketball Luburgh leads Women's Basketball to first win over Bowling Green since 2001 Hanna Luburgh had 25 points and a career-high 15 rebounds in Akron's gutsy 68-63 victory over Bowling Green.
January 30, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball opens three game homestand Thursday against Bowling Green Akron plays for its first victory over BGSU since 2001 at 7 p.m. at Rhodes Arena. Thursday is also Dollar Hot Dog night.
| General News Game Times, Promos Announced for Feb. 16 Basketball Doubleheader The Zips women's team will play Ball State at 5 p.m. ET, followed by the men's squad versus Bowling Green at 7:30 p.m.
January 26, 2013 | Women's Basketball Unbeaten Central Michigan hands Women's Basketball 92-69 loss Rachel Tecca scored 24 points and Sina King picked up her ninth double-double of the season to lead the Zips.
January 25, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball aims to snap Central Michigan's perfect MAC streak Saturday The Zips will play their last road contest before a three-game homestand when they take on 5-0 Central Michigan at McGuirk Arena at 2 p.m.
January 23, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball falls to Toledo at home, 77-65 Akron out-rebounded its opponent for the first time in four games, but it was not enough to give the Zips the edge they needed.
January 22, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball welcomes Toledo for midweek tilt Wednesday The Zips continue to play their way through the MAC West, hosting the Rockets at 7 p.m. at Rhodes Arena.
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.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - January 22 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's recent road trip and previews Wednesday's home game against Toledo.
January 19, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball suffers 84-77 setback at Western Michigan Akron tied the score at 70 with under two minutes to go, but could not convert a comeback down the stretch in its first conference loss of the year.
January 18, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball closes out road swing at Western Michigan Saturday Akron takes on WMU on the road at 2 p.m. Saturday, aiming to improve to 4-0 in the MAC for the first time in history.
January 16, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball wins 63-52 battle at Northern Illinois Akron turned a one-point halftime lead into its fourth-straight win to improve to 3-0 in the MAC.
January 15, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball takes on Northern Illinois on the road Wednesday Akron crosses over to the MAC West in search of its fourth straight win in DeKalb, Ill. Tip-off is slated for 8 p.m. ET.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - January 14 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's 2-0 start in MAC play and previews the week's road contests at NIU and Western Michigan.
January 13, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Downs Kent State in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge, 93-58 Four of Akron's starters scored in double figures en route to the biggest MAC victory in program history.
January 12, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Kent State in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge Sunday The Zips return to Rhodes Arena for the first time in nearly a month to take on Kent State at 2 p.m.
January 11, 2013 | General News ESPNU Game Time; Special Promotions Announced for February 2 Doubleheader The women will face Buffalo at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the men's game against Ohio at 5 p.m. on ESPNU.
January 10, 2013 | Women's Basketball Balanced attack keys Women's Basketball's success in 81-54 win at Ohio Akron won its Mid-American Conference opener for the first time in 14 years Thursday night.
January 9, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Opens MAC Play Thursday at Ohio The Zips look to avenge last year's one-point overtime loss at the Convocation Center and bring home their 10th win of the season.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - January 7 Head Women's Basketball Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's win over Chicago State and the upcoming Mid-American Conference schedule.
January 3, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball puts away Chicago State on the road, 86-45 The Zips shot a season-best .547 from the field to improve to 9-4 on the year.
January 2, 2013 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball wraps up non-conference slate at Chicago State Thursday After a 14-day break, the Zips return to the floor for their last test before opening MAC play. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ET.
| Women's Basketball Zips Women's Basketball Update - December 21 Head Coach Jodi Kest talks about the team's progress and how the team is approaching the start of MAC play.
December 20, 2012 | Women's Basketball Youngstown State sneaks by Women's Basketball, 80-71 Four Zips scored in double figures but it would not be enough to overcome the team's 22 turnovers.
December 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball looks to bounce back at Youngstown State Thursday Akron travels to YSU for a 7:05 p.m. tip-off to continue the longest running non-conference series in program history.
December 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball closes out homestand with 90-59 loss to (16/15) Dayton Rachel Tecca led Akron with 13 points and six rebounds, and Hanna Luburgh added 12 points.
December 17, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts (16/16) Dayton on the front end of Tuesday's doubleheader UD is the first nationally ranked team to visit the JAR since Jan. 3, 2007. Tip-off between the Zips and Flyers is set for 5:30 p.m. ET.
December 17, 2012 | Women's Basketball King Tabbed MAC East Player of the Week Junior forward Sina King scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Cincinnati for her sixth double-double this season.
December 15, 2012 | Women's Basketball King and Tecca team up to lead Women's Basketball past Cincinnati, 67-54 The win marks Akron's second victory over a Big East team this season.
December 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball looks for second Big East win over Cincinnati Saturday Akron's homestand against non-conference in-state opponents continues with a 2 p.m. clash against the Bearcats.
December 8, 2012 | Women's Basketball Buzzer beater doesn't fall, Wright State hands Women's Basketball 73-71 loss The Zips limited themselves to just six turnovers in the game and out-scored the Raiders 40-33 in the second half.
December 7, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball kicks off three game homestand Saturday against Wright State Akron welcomes the Raiders to Rhodes Arena at 2 p.m. in an effort to extend its winning streak to five.
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.
December 5, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball overpowers George Mason, 65-49, for fourth straight win Four of Akron's starters scored in double figures and Sina King picked up her fifth double-double of the year.
December 4, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball visits George Mason for mid-week contest The Zips look to spoil George Mason's 3-0 record at the Patriot Center as they play for their fourth-straight win.
December 1, 2012 | Women's Basketball Two-minute drill pays off for Women's Basketball in 81-72 win over Canisius Leading by two with two minutes to play, Akron scored seven points in 1:21 to preserve its sixth win of the season.
November 30, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Canisius Saturday The Zips return home to Rhodes Arena after two weeks on the road, seeking their third straight win.
November 29, 2012 | General News Game Times Announced for Basketball Doubleheader on Dec. 18 The women will play host to (23/22) Dayton at 5:30 p.m. ET while the men will face Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 8 p.m., or 30 minutes following the women's game.
November 29, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Invites Kids to Take Over the JAR December 15 Kids ages 6-12 have the chance to shadow arena personnel on Saturday, Dec. 15.
November 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball off to its best start since 1995 with 103-57 win at Saint Peter's Five Zips finished the game in double-figure scoring as Akron shot over 50 percent from the field for the second consecutive game.
November 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball Luburgh Named MAC East Player of the Week In Akron's last two games, Hanna Luburgh has averaged 29.0 points and eight rebounds.
November 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball wraps up road trip Monday at Saint Peter's After a clutch win over a Big East team Saturday, the Zips look to finish the job in New Jersey.
November 24, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball takes down Big East foe Providence, 81-78 The Zips shot 50 percent from the field as a team, including 45.5 percent from beyond the arc to improve to 4-1 on the year.
November 23, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball kicks off East Coast swing at Providence Saturday Led by MAC East Player of the Week Rachel Tecca, the Zips will look to rebound from a one-point setback at St. Francis (Pa.)
November 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball Tecca Named MAC East Player of the Week In all three of Akron's games last week, Tecca shot a combined 24-of-38 (.632) from the field.
November 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball Late game surge not enough for Women's Basketball in 74-73 loss at St. Francis (Pa.) Hanna Luburgh exploded for a career-high 30 points but Akron was unable to complete its comeback down the stretch.
November 17, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball faces off against St. Francis in 'Battle of the Unbeatens' The Zips and the Red Flash will tip-off at 2 p.m. ET Sunday at DeGol Arena.
November 16, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball improves to 3-0 with 78-56 win over Bryant Fueled by a double-double by Rachel Tecca, Akron faced little resistance from Bryant on Friday.
November 15, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball to play two games in three days The Zips kick off their weekend series when they host Bryant on Friday at 7 p.m.
November 15, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Adds Four Players For 2013-14 Keanna Gary, Hannah Plybon, Alex Ricketts and Hannah Scipio have signed national letters of intent to join the program next season.
November 13, 2012 | Women's Basketball Tecca surpasses 1,000 career points as Women's Basketball outlasts Tennessee Tech Five Zips scored in double-figures in Akron's 78-67 road win.
November 12, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball travels to Tennessee Tech for first road test of the season Rachel Tecca needs just eight points Tuesday to reach 1,000 for her career.
November 10, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball tops Hiram in home opener, 83-24 The Zips built on 23 unanswered points to start the game to cruise to their first regular season victory of 2012-13.
November 9, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball hosts Hiram in regular season opener Saturday The Zips meet the Terriers for just the second time in program history. Tip-off is set for noon at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 3, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Defeats Malone 85-54 in Exhibition Game Taylor Ruper led the Zips with five 3-pointers and a game-high 17 points.
November 2, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set to host Malone in exhibition contest Saturday The Zips will open the front end of a men's/women's doubleheader with a 2 p.m. tipoff at Rhodes Arena.
October 31, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball picked third in East Division in MAC Preseason Poll Rachel Tecca was recognized as a Preseason All-MAC selection for the second straight season.
October 30, 2012 | General News Men’s and Women’s Basketball Single-Game Tickets Now on Sale Fans are now able to purchase tickets for 16 of the 18 men’s home contests and all 15 women’s contests.
October 29, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball releases 2012-13 promotional schedule The Akron women's basketball program officially announced its promotional schedule in conjunction with the "Finish" campaign.
October 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball Tecca projected to be taken 27th overall in 2013 WNBA Mock Draft by DraftSite.com The Akron forward was projected to be selected with the third pick in the third round by the Tulsa Shock.
October 24, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Takes Part in 2012-13 Media Day Head coach Jodi Kest, Rachel Tecca, Sina King and Taylor Ruper met with the media Wednesday to discuss the upcoming season.
October 23, 2012 | General News Akron Basketball to Kick Off 2012-13 Season with Annual Media Day Event The event, sponsored by Wentz Financial Group, is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. ET and will air live on 1350 AM and on MAC-Sports.com.
October 10, 2012 | General News Akron Basketball Media Day Set for Oct. 24 The men's and women's basketball teams will kick off the 2012-13 campaign with its annual media day beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET.
| 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 5, 2012 | General News Akron Basketball Open House Set for Oct. 20 The free event will begin at 4 p.m. ET and will lead up to the Akron volleyball team’s match against Central Michigan at 5 p.m. ET.
October 3, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball 'finishes' first practice of the 2012-13 season Seventh year head coach Jodi Kest and her squad have adopted the theme 'finish' to reflect their goals for the season.
October 3, 2012 | General News Akron Basketball to be Televised at Least Eight Times in 2012-13 The men will play on TV seven times while the women will have one game televised with the potential of nine more games added.
September 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball Jasmine Mushington Named Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Oberlin College A four-year letterwinner for the Zips and the 2011 MAC Co-Sixth Player of the Year, Mushington will join Oberlin head coach Kerry Jenkins' staff for the 2012-13 season.
| 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 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.
August 30, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball releases 2012-13 schedule The University of Akron's 2012-13 slate features contests with nine different opponents that played in postseason tournaments last year.
| Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Video Journal - Costa Rica Join Sina King and Kacie Cassell as they document the team's foreign tour to Costa Rica.
August 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Costa Rica Trip Wrap Up Final thoughts on the Zips' 2012 Foreign Tour as the team heads home to Akron Monday morning.
| General News Adrienne vs. Zips - Basketball Episode #6 of 6.The volleyball court is up next for former Zip Adrienne Steckel as she continues her challenge against Akron's best!
August 9, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball set to travel to Costa Rica The Akron women's basketball team will take on three Costa Rica national teams next week.
June 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball Melissa Jackson Promoted to Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach Jackson is set to begin her fifth year on coach Jodi Kest's staff this winter.
June 21, 2012 | Women's Basketball Kest Adds Glenn Box to Women's Basketball Coaching Staff The University of Akron head women’s basketball coach Jodi Kest announced the addition of Glenn Box to the Zips’ coaching staff Thursday.
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.
May 23, 2012 | Women's Basketball Sam Dixon Named Assistant Coach at Northwestern Women's basketball assistant coach Sam Dixon was named the assistant coach at Northwestern on Wednesday.
April 26, 2012 | Women's Basketball UA Women’s Basketball Signs Three During Late Signing Period Two guards and a center have signed National Letters of Intent and will join the Akron women’s basketball team this fall.
April 16, 2012 | Women's Basketball Ruper, King Named Academic All-MAC Taylor Ruper and Sina King were both named Academic All-MAC on Monday.
February 27, 2012 | General News Listen to Rembielak, Guzzardo, and Heuer on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
March 8, 2012 | Women's Basketball Ruper Named MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week University of Akron junior guard Taylor Ruper has been named Mid-American Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Thursday.
March 7, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Hoops Falls to NIU in MAC Tournament Second Round The sixth-seeded University of Akron women's basketball team lost 61-60 to seventh-seeded Northern Illinois on Wednesday afternoon in a Mid-American Conference Tournament second round contest at Quicken Loans Arena.
March 6, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Takes on Northern Illinois in MAC Tournament Second Round Akron and NIU to face-off on Wednesday at the Q at 2:30 p.m.
March 6, 2012 | Women's Basketball Sina King Named Second Team All-MAC UA's Sina King and Taylor Ruper were both honored with post-season conference awards on Tuesday.
February 27, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
March 3, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Advances in MAC Tournament with 96-82 Win over Buffalo Ruper Breaks Career 3-Pointers Record and Kest Wins 300th Career Game as Akron rolls past the Bulls.
March 3, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Battles Buffalo Saturday in MAC Tournament First Round at Rhodes Arena Akron and Buffalo will do battle for the second time in five days Saturday, facing off in the first round of the 2012 MAC Tournament. Tip is at 2 p.m.
March 1, 2012 | Women's Basketball Stubbs Named MAC East Player of the Week Senior forward Ti’eshia Stubbs was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week Thursday
| General News Download Your Zips Athletics Desktop Wallpapers Display your Zips Athletics pride with a computer desktop wallpaper of your favorite Akron team!
February 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Captures Senior Night Win Over Buffalo, 78-69 A clamp-down defensive effort in the final eight minutes of play propelled The University of Akron women's basketball team to a 78-69 win over Buffalo on Senior Night at Rhodes Arena Tuesday.
February 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Celebrates Seniors; Faces Buffalo in Regular Season Finale UA looks to secure a home game in the first round of the MAC Tournament with a senior night win over Buffalo Tuesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the JAR
February 27, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Comeback at Kent State Falls One Point Short A comeback effort by The University of Akron women's basketball team fell one point short Saturday afternoon, as the Zips fell to rival Kent State, 77-76, at the M.A.C. Center.
February 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Looks For Season Sweep of Rival Kent State Saturday Akron makes the short drive to Kent Saturday to face the rival Golden Flashes. Tip-off at the MAC Center is 2:00 p.m.
February 22, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Falls to Miami (Ohio) in Wednesday Matinee, 84-76 The University of Akron women’s basketball team fell at Miami (Ohio) Wednesday afternoon, 84-76.
February 22, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Travels to Miami for Afternoon Game Wednesday UA takes on the Miami RedHawks at Millett Hall in Oxford Wednesday. Game time is set for noon.
February 20, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
February 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Loses 60-55 Decision to Bowling Green The Akron women’s basketball team hung tough against MAC leader Bowling Green Saturday afternoon, ultimately falling 60-55.
February 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball Zips Aim for Fourth Straight Victory Saturday vs. Bowling Green at Rhodes Arena UA hosts MAC leader Bowling Green on Saturday with the chance to win its fourth-straight contest. Tip time at Rhodes Arena is 2 p.m.
February 16, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Announces Summer Camp Info The University of Akron women’s basketball team has released its 2012 summer camp and shootout information information.
February 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball Strong Second Half Gives Akron 71-65 Win Over Ohio The University of Akron women's basketball team overcame a nine-point half time deficit to take a 71-65 victory over Ohio at Rhodes Arena Tuesday night.
February 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball Kids Takeover the JAR Saturday as Women’s Hoops Takes on Bowling Green The University of Akron women’s basketball team is offering youth the chance to take over Rhodes Arena and shadow arena staff on Feb. 18 as the Zips take on MAC East leader Bowling Green at 2 p.m.
February 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Looks for Third Straight Win Tuesday Against Ohio at Rhodes Arena Akron battles Ohio at Rhodes Arena Tuesday with the opportunity to even its MAC record and win its third straight. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m.
February 13, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
February 13, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Welcomes Back Alumnae Former Akron women’s basketball student-athletes made their way back to campus this past Friday and Saturday to participate in the annual Alumnae Weekend.
February 11, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Pulls Away from Western Michigan, 81-67 Hanna Luburgh and Carly Young lead Akron to an 81-67 win over Western Michigan as the Zips Play 4Kay.
February 10, 2012 | General News Parking Advisory for Saturday's Athletics Events on Campus With multiple sporting events scheduled on campus on Saturday, fans should allow for more time to park.
February 11, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Plays 4Kay Saturday Against Western Michigan UA looks to end cross division play on a high note Saturday, hosting Western Michigan at 5 p.m. ET.
February 8, 2012 | Women's Basketball Zips Don Pink in Play 4Kay Game Saturday at Rhodes Arena The University of Akron women’s basketball team will don pink jerseys Saturday, as the Zips take on Western Michigan in their Play 4Kay game. Tip time at James A. Rhodes Arena is 5 p.m.
February 6, 2012 | Women's Basketball King Named MAC East Player of the Week Sophomore forward Sina King earns weekly award after averaging 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in two games last week.
February 6, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
February 4, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Defeats Central Michigan, 97-87 Five players scored in double figures, led by Sina King’s game-high 19 points, as the Akron Zips defeated Central Michigan 97-87 in a Mid-American Conference matchup on Saturday evening at Rhodes Arena.
February 3, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Begins Homestand Saturday Against Central Michigan After playing six of its last eight game away from Rhodes Arena, UA welcomes Central Michigan Saturday. The game starts a four game home stand for the Zips.
February 1, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Drops Road Decision to Toledo The University of Akron women's basketball team dropped a 71-60 road decision to Toledo on Wednesday night at Savage Arena.
February 1, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Finishes Off Road Heavy Stretch Wednesday at Toledo UA takes to the court against the defending WNIT Champion Toledo Rockets Wednesday at Savage Arena. The game ends a stretch that saw Akron play six of eight games on the road.
| General News Listen to Dambrot and Jackson on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
January 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Taken Down by Eastern Michigan The University of Akron women's basketball team was taken down by Eastern Michigan, 91-46, on Saturday at the Convocation Center.
January 28, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Hoops Travels to MAC West Leading Eastern Michigan Saturday Akron looks to rebound from a home loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday when they take on Eastern Michigan at the Convocation Center. Tip-off in Ypsilanti is at 2:00 p.m.
January 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Gets Clipped by Northern Illinois The UA women’s basketball team gave up a 72-66 decision to Northern Illinois in cross-divisional Mid-American Conference action on Wednesday night at Rhodes Arena.
January 25, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Faces Northern Illinois Wednesday at Rhodes Arena Akron takes on visiting Northern Illinois with the chance to win for the fourth time in the last five games Wednesday. Game time at Rhodes Arena is 7 p.m.
January 23, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Alumnae Weekend Set for Feb. 10-11 The UA women's basketball program will host its annual alumnae weekend on February 10-11, 2012
January 22, 2012 | Women's Basketball Zips Pick Up 78-70 Road Win at Ball State The Akron women’s basketball team tallied a 78-70 Mid-American Conference victory over Ball State at Worthen Arena on Sunday afternoon.
January 22, 2012 | Women's Basketball Zips Head to Muncie for Sunday Tilt with Ball State UA looks to get back to .500 in MAC play when they face the Ball St. Cardinals on Sunday. Tip-off at Worthen Arena is 1 p.m.
January 19, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Loses Overtime Thriller at Ohio A Tenishia Benson free throw with less than a second remaining in overtime pushed Ohio past Akron, 72-71, Thursday night.
January 18, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Looks for Third Straight Win Thursday at Ohio Akron travels to Ohio Thursday with a chance to win its third straight and climb above .500 in conference play. Game time at the Convocation Center is 7 p.m.
| Women's Basketball Keeping Up with Akron WBB - Episode 3 The team stays busy over the holiday break and begins MAC play with some strong performances.
January 16, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Guzzardo on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
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.
January 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Beats Rival Kent State, 68-62 The University of Akron women’s basketball team claimed a back-and-forth battle with rival Kent State Saturday, 68-62, at James A. Rhodes Arena.
January 14, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Hosts Kent State Saturday as Part of Wagon Wheel Challenge Rivals Akron and Kent State will each look for its second MAC win of the season Saturday, as they meet at Rhodes Arena. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at the JAR.
January 12, 2012 | General News Akron Basketball Plays Host to Doubleheader on Saturday The women will face Kent State at 1 p.m. ET while the men play host to Ohio on ESPNU beginning at 4 p.m.
January 11, 2012 | Women's Basketball Zips Pick Up MAC Road Win at Buffalo, 91-82 Taylor Ruper led five players in double-figures as Akron downed Buffalo, 91-82, Wednesday at the Alumni Center.
January 10, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Heads North to Face Buffalo Wednesday UA travels to Buffalo for a mid-week match-up with Buffalo on Wednesday. The game will air on 640 WHLO-AM.
January 9, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
January 7, 2012 | Women's Basketball Akron Upset Bid Comes Up Short at Bowling Green The University of Akron women’s basketball team saw its upset bid of defending Mid-American Tournament Champion Bowling Green fall short Saturday afternoon at the Stroh Center. Akron led by eight at the half, but fell by a final score of 62-58.
January 7, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Takes on Bowling Green on STO Saturday The UA women's basketball will travel to Bowling Green Saturday for a 12:00 p.m. game. The contest will air live on SportsTime Ohio and ESPN3.
January 4, 2012 | Women's Basketball Zips Fall in Overtime to Miami in MAC Opener Ti'eshia Stubbs nailed a buzzer-beating three to tie the game at the end of regulation before Miami would take the win, 95-85, at Rhodes Arena Wednesday.
January 3, 2012 | Women's Basketball Former Akron Standout Kara Murphy Signs with Swedish Club Umea Comets Former University of Akron standout Kara Murphy has signed a professional contract to continue her playing career with Umea Comets of the Swedish Damligan - the most competitive women’s league in Sweden. Murphy will join the team for the second half of the Damligan season.
January 4, 2012 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Opens MAC Play Against Miami at Rhodes Arena Wednesday Akron finishes a three-game home stand by opening Mid-American Conference play against Miami on Wednesday. The 7 p.m. games is the 1,000th in program history.
January 2, 2012 | General News Listen to Dambrot and Kest on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
December 30, 2011 | Women's Basketball Akron Snaps Losing Streak with 82-48 Win Over Chicago State The University of Akron women’s basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a resounding 82-48 win over visiting Chicago State on Friday at james A. Rhodes Arena.
| Women's Basketball Keeping Up with Akron WBB - Episode 2 Follow the Zips on the road for a game in Pittsburgh.
December 30, 2011 | Women's Basketball Kest Goes Barefoot as Zips Take on Chicago State at Rhodes Arena Akron welcomes Chicago State to Rhodes Arena Friday. Coach Jodi Kest and her staff will coach the game barefoot in order to raise funds and awareness for Samaritan’s Feet. Game time for UA’s final nonconference game of the year is 7:00 p.m.
December 28, 2011 | Women's Basketball Zips Dropped by Providence, 78-65, at Rhodes Arena The University of Akron women's basketball team dropped a hard-fought decision to Providence at James A. Rhodes Arena, 78-65, Wednesday night.
December 27, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Entertains Providence Wednesday at Rhodes Arena Akron plays the first of three straight home games on Wednesday when Providence comes to Rhodes Arena. The game begins at 7:00 p.m.
December 26, 2011 | Women's Basketball Kest to Coach Barefoot Friday in Support of Samaritan’s Feet The University of Akron women’s basketball coach Jodi Kest will support the Samaritan’s Feet charity by coaching in her bare feet Friday (Dec. 30) as the Zips take on Chicago State at James A. Rhodes Arena. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
December 21, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Loses Back-and-Forth Battle at Robert Morris, 85-78 Taylor Ruper led Akron with 21 points. Jasmine Mushington and Carly Young scored 15 and 13 points, respectively.
December 20, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Travels to Robert Morris For Wednesday Morning Contest Akron looks to snap a 3-game losing streak Wednesday Morning at Robert Morris. Game time is 10 a.m.
December 18, 2011 | Women's Basketball Akron Falls to Youngstown State, 78-72, at Rhodes Arena Sophomores Hanna Luburgh and Sina King each recorded career-highs in Sunday's loss at Rhodes Arena
December 16, 2011 | Women's Basketball Ruper and Young to Appear on ESPN 990's "She Got Game" Saturday Taylor Ruper and Carly Young are both set to appear with Ray Jeske on ESPN 990 Saturday.
December 16, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Hosts Youngstown State Sunday at Rhodes Arena Akron looks to snap a two-game skid Sunday when they host local rival Youngstown State at Rhodes Arena. Tip time is 2 p.m.
December 16, 2011 | General News Akron Basketball Announces $10 Ticket Special for Youngstown State Games The women play host to YSU on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET while the men take on the Penguins on Monday at 7 p.m.
December 14, 2011 | Women's Basketball Zips Comeback Effort Falls Short at Duquesne Akron cut a 17-point second half deficit to two before falling 77-70 at Duquesne on Wednesday.
December 13, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Travels to Duquesne for Wednesday Showdown The UA women's basketball team will be looking to get back to its winning ways on Wednesday at Duquesne. Tip is at 7:00 p.m.
December 10, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Falls to Florida State Florida State downed Akron 90-64 Saturday at Rhodes Arena. Rachel Tecca scored 21 points to lead the Zips.
December 8, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball Battles Florida St. Saturday at Rhodes Arena Riding a four-game winning streak, UA's women's basketball team welcomes national power Florida State to the JAR on Saturday.
December 5, 2011 | Women's Basketball Rachel Tecca Named MAC East Player of the Week Tecca averaged 25.5 points per game and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting 71.4 percent in UA’s two wins.
December 5, 2011 | General News Listen to Kest and McFadden on Monday's Zips Live Tune into SportsRadio 1350 AM on Monday from 7-8 p.m. ET for the latest edition of Zips Live.
| Women's Basketball Keeping Up with Akron WBB - Episode 1 Join women's basketball sophomores Hanna Luburgh and Carly Young on the road as the team celebrates Thanksgiving in Seattle.
December 3, 2011 | Women's Basketball Akron Downs Saint Peter’s 87-50 for Fourth Straight Win With its fourth win in a row, The University of Akron women’s basketball team rolled over Saint Peter’s 87-50 on Saturday.
December 2, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Welcomes Saint Peter’s on Saturday The Zips are looking for their fourth-straight win on Saturday as they play host to Saint Peter’s at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 30, 2011 | Women's Basketball Akron Takes Care of Cleveland State on the Road, 84-74 With its third consecutive win, The University of Akron women’s basketball team defeated Cleveland State 84-74 at the Wolstein Center.
November 29, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Travels to Cleveland State on Wednesday Fresh off a title in Seattle, the Zips look to continue their two-game win streak at Cleveland State on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. ET.
November 28, 2011 | Women's Basketball Taylor Ruper Named MAC East Player of the Week Ruper was named MAC East Player of the Week for her standout performance at the Seattle University Thanksgiving Tournament.
November 26, 2011 | Women's Basketball Zips Defeat Seattle 85-74 to Claim Tournament Championship Junior guard Taylor Ruper earned tournament MVP honors, while classmate Rachel Tecca made the All-Tournament squad.
November 25, 2011 | Women's Basketball Akron Takes Down Loyola-Chicago in Offensive Showdown, 97-86 The Akron women’s basketball team defeated Loyola-Chicago 97-86 in the opening game of the Seattle University Thanksgiving Tournament.
November 24, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball to Play Pair of Games in Seattle Akron is looking to get back in the win column with two games at the Seattle University Thanksgiving Tournament.
November 22, 2011 | Women's Basketball St. Francis (Pa.) Outlasts Akron in Overtime, 80-79 St. Francis (Pa.) took down The University of Akron women’s basketball team in overtime, 80-79, to earn its first win of the season.
November 21, 2011 | Women's Basketball Women’s Basketball Faces St. Francis in Midweek Action The Zips look to bounce back against St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. ET at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 19, 2011 | Women's Basketball Drexel Downs Akron 67-60 in Preseason WNIT Finale The University of Akron women’s basketball team dropped a close 67-60 contest to Drexel Saturday night at James A. Rhodes Arena.
November 18, 2011 | Women's Basketball Tecca Powers Akron Past Howard in Comeback Win, 64-63 Rachel Tecca led The University of Akron women’s basketball team over Howard, 64-63, in the Preseason WNIT on Friday night.

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Friday, May 29
FB: On the record: Former Zips football player Nordly Capi signs contract with Jacksonville Jaguars    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: MAC basketball tournament going back to traditional format in 2016   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Interview with Football Head Coach Terry Bowden (audio), Sports Byline USA

Thursday, May 28
FB: Former Akron Zip WR Zach D'Orazio signs with New England Patriots    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, May 27
FB: Patriots agree with rookie WR Zach D'Orazio   by Mike Reiss, ESPN
FB: Chris Clemons missing OTAs not a surprise or an issue for Jaguars   by Mike DiRocco, ESPN
FB: Patriots reach deal with WR Zach D'Orazio   by Mike Wilkening, NBC Sports
FB: Patriots Sign Receiver Zach D'Orazio, Filling 90­-Man Roster   by Doug Kyed, NESN.com
FB: Steelers begin OTAs with questions surrounding defense    by Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sunday, May 24
BASE: Akron 9, Ball State 8: Zips score eight in ninth inning to stun Cardinals, stay alive    by Richie Mulhall, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Ball State 9, Akron 8: Cardinals rally for four runs with two outs in ninth to eliminate Zips   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 23
BASE: Akron 2, Toledo 1: Underdog Zips advance on walk-off error in ninth   by Jimmy Miller, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, May 22
BASE: Ball State 9, Akron 6: Cardinals rally past Zips; UA to face Toledo in elimination game   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, May 21
BASE: Zips upset No. 1 seed Central Michigan; Flashes fall to Broncos   by Jimmy Miller, Akron Beacon Journal
BASE: Akron upsets top-seeded Central Michigan in MAC Tourney   by Matthew Florjancic,  WKYC
BASE: Akron, Kent State among eight going for MAC Baseball Tournament title   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, May 20
FB: Everett Golson and the New Free Agency in College Football   by Greg Couch, Bleacher Report

Sunday, May 17
BASE: Kent State 3, Akron 2 (10): Unearned run lifts Golden Flashes over Zips in extra innings   by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: On the record: University of Akron women earn sixth consecutive MAC track and field title; Zips men place second   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 16
BASE: Akron 2, Kent State 1: Zips take advantage of Flashes' miscues for Senior Day victory    by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: On the record: University of Akron men, women poised to win sixth consecutive MAC outdoor track titles   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: NCAA Rules Committee cuts basketball shot clock down to 30 seconds   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Friday, May 15
BASE: Kent State 7, Akron 1: Nick Jensen-Clagg pitches Golden Flashes over Zips     by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Linebacker Lemon tries to squeeze onto Steelers roster   by Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Thursday, May 14
FB: Al Kerkian, owner of Gasoline Alley, downtown Akron spots, dies at age 69   by Katie Byard, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, May 13
BASE, T&F: On the record: Akron baseball team falls 5-3 to Canisius    Akron Beacon Journal

Monday, May 11
BASE: On the record: UA rallies for 4-3 win over Buffalo in MAC baseball   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, May 10
BASE, T&F: On the record: University of Akron unable fight back the Bulls   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 9
SB: MAC Softball Tournament/Kent State 3, Akron 2; Western Michigan 8, Kent State 3    by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, BASE: On the record: UA track teams have four in top five after opening day of Campbell/Wright Invitational   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, May 8
SB: Softball/MAC Tournament: Central Michigan tops Kent State 1-0, Akron eliminates Northern Illinois 9-5   by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal
GENERAL: New NCAA rule adds money to athletic scholarships, but can strain athletic budgets    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Degrees of disagreement over NCAA graduate transfer rule    by Dan Wolken, USA Today

Thursday, May 7
SB: MAC softball tournament: Top-seeded Kent State a 3-1 winner over Ohio; Akron falls 10-2 to Ball State   by Raymond Strickland, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, May 6
SB: On the record: University of Akron softball players earn honors for 2015 season   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Bowling Green basketball returns to its roots to rebuild from ground up   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, May 4
FB: NFL Draft 2015: Four MAC players drafted, 30 signed as free agents   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MGOLF, SB, BASE: On the record: May 4   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, May 3
SB, MGOLF: On the record: May 3   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, May 2
FB: NFL Draft 2015: Auburn's Cameron Artis-­Payne adds value at deep RB position   by Eric F. Epler, The Patriot-News
MGOLF, BASE: On the record: May 2   Akron Beacon Journal

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