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November 4, 2014 Zips Weekly - Nov. 4 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' weekend action.
November 1, 2014 Men Finish Runner-Up, Women Place 11th At MAC Championships Four Zips earned All-MAC honors on the men's side, led by First-Team All-MAC honoree Clayton Murphy.
October 31, 2014 Cross Country Ready to Run at 2014 MAC Championships This year's championship event will be held on Saturday in Mount Pleasant, Mich., with the women's 6K set for 11 a.m. ET and the men's 8K to follow at noon.
October 30, 2014 Z360: Oct. 30, 2014 This week features include previewing cross country at the MAC Championship, baseball's Halloween softball game, and football's etiquette class.
October 18, 2014 Cross Country Posts Pair of Top-30 Finishes at Pre Nationals The men's team closed the 2014 Pre National Invitational in 26th place while the women's squad closed the day in 28th place on Saturday.
October 17, 2014 Cross Country Heads to Terre Haute, Ind., for Pre Nationals Invitational The field features 158 total collegiate teams and 1,520 runners, including four of the top 10 women's teams, as well as the defending men's national champion, from the 2013 NCAA Championships.
October 7, 2014 Zips Weekly: Oct. 7, 2014 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' events.
October 3, 2014 Men's Cross Country Wins All-Ohio Championship; Women Finish in Seventh The men's squad successfully defended its 2013 title, winning the All-Ohio Championship for a second-straight year. The women's squad saw a two-spot improvement from last year.
October 2, 2014 Cross Country Heads to All-Ohio Championships on Friday The men's team looks to defend its 2013 team title while the women's squad has its sights on improving upon last year's ninth-place finish.
September 16, 2014 Zips Weekly: Sept. 16, 2014 This week's edition of Zips Weekly
September 13, 2014 Men Place Sixth, Women Place Eighth at Bluegrass Invitational Kyle Cochrun's 15th place finish helped the men's squad finish sixth out of 10 teams, while the women placed eighth in their own 10-team field.
September 12, 2014 Cross Country Heads to Kentucky for Bluegrass Invitational The men's 8K race will begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, while the women's 5K is set for a 10:10 a.m. start time.
September 11, 2014 Z360: Sept. 11, 2014 This week's episode of Z360 featuring men's soccer, cross country, and football ...
September 9, 2014 Zips Weekly: Sept. 9, 2014 This week's Zips Weekly features highlights from football, cross country, soccer, and volleyball.
September 9, 2014 Kyle Cochrun Named MAC Cross Country Runner of the Week Cochrun won the men's 4-mile at last week's 46th-Annual Tommy Evans Invitational by 12 seconds.
September 4, 2014 Men Finish Second; Women Third at 46th Annual Tommy Evans Invitational Kyle Cochrun won the men’s 4-mile in a time of 20:18 while Natalie Zidd paced the women's squad in 15th place.
September 3, 2014 Come "Z" Us; Get a Z-Shirt at the Tommy Evans Invitational on Thursday The women's race will begin at 5:30 p.m., with the men's race set for a 6:15 start. Fans are encouraged to attend the event, flash the "Z" sign (pictured) and receive one of 100 Akrun Z Country t-shirts.
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.
May 13, 2014 | General News Akron Athletics Wins First Reese Trophy as MAC's Top Men's Athletics Program Competing in seven MAC-sponsored men’s sports, the Zips needed performances from just five to lock up the award, with baseball and men's outdoor track and field still competing.
May 9, 2014 NCAA Recognizes Men's Cross Country For Academic Achievement The Zips harriers recorded a perfect score of 1,000 during the academic years of 2009-10 through 2012-13.
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.
December 12, 2013 Clayton Murphy, Lee LaBadie Earn All-Ohio Cross Country Honors The Zips men's cross country team completed the best season in program history last fall.
November 15, 2013 Men's Cross Country Posts Best-Ever Finish at NCAA Regional Helped by two top-50 finishes, the Zips men's team finished ninth in Friday's 10-kilometer race in Madison, Wisc.
November 14, 2013 Cross Country Continues Competition At Great Lakes Regional The Zips men's and women's cross country teams will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Cross Country Championships Friday in Madison, Wisc.
November 2, 2013 Men Finish Runner-Up, Women Place Eighth At MAC Championships The men's cross country team recorded its best ever finish at the MAC Championships Saturday, placing runner-up to Eastern Michigan.
October 30, 2013 Cross Country To Compete At 2013 MAC Championships Saturday The Zips men's and women's cross country teams will be in action at the MAC Championship at Bowling Green Saturday.
October 19, 2013 Cross Country Competes At Pre-National Invitational The Zips cross country teams competed against some of the top runners in the nation Saturday at the Pre-National meet in Indiana.
October 18, 2013 Cross Country Heads To Indiana State For Pre-National Meet The Pre-National Invitational, which will be run Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind., will feature the best teams in the country.
October 4, 2013 Cross Country Men Capture All-Ohio Championship, Women Take Ninth The Akron men's team claimed the second All-Ohio Championships in school history Friday in Cedarville.
October 3, 2013 Cross Country Resumes Season At All-Ohio Championships The Zips will compete against a number of in-state schools Friday at the annual All-Ohio Championships.
September 14, 2013 Women Place Fifth, Men Take Sixth At Bluegrass Invitational The Zips men's and women's cross country teams fared well despite tough competition at the Bluegrass Invitational Saturday.
September 5, 2013 Cross Country's Maria Moore Places Second in Tommy Evans Invitational The University of Akron cross country team opened the 2013 season in the 45th annual Tommy Evans Invitational on Thursday evening.
September 4, 2013 Cross Country Ready To Run At Tommy Evans Invitational Thursday Zips runners will compete against individuals from Kent State, Malone, Marshall and Youngstown State Thursday at Firestone Metro Park.
August 29, 2013 Men's Cross Country picked third, Women picked seventh in MAC preseason poll UA returns many of its top runners on both sides after exhibiting solid performances in 2012.
August 28, 2013 | General News Akron Athletics Launches Zips Insider Blog Zips fans can get an in-depth look at Akron Athletics through this interactive blog featuring content from all of Akron's 19 intercollegiate programs.
August 16, 2013 | Track & Field Track & Field Announces Coaching Staff Changes Lee LaBadie will overseason both men's and women's cross country programs while Jared Nelson has been hired as recruiting coordinator/assistant distance coach.
August 12, 2013 Cross Country Head Coach Scott Jones Resigns Scott Jones, who arrived on campus in the fall of 1996, was the MAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2005.
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.
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.
February 5, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Honors Dean's List Student-Athletes During Tuesday night's men's basketball game, Akron Athletics honored its 2012 Dean's List student-athletes.
January 22, 2013 | General News Zips Athletics Announces 38th Annual Hall of Fame Class Zips Athletics and its Varsity "A" Association will induct nine people to the UA Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, Feb. 15.
December 6, 2012 | General News Zips Athletics Launches "Drive for 5" Fundraising Campaign Zips Athletics looks to double its Z-Fund membership to 5,000 and raise $5 million annually by 2015.
November 9, 2012 Men's Cross Country Places 11th, Women 18th at Great Lakes Regional Both Zips cross country squads improved upon their 2011 finish in Friday's regional race.
November 8, 2012 Cross Country Ready To Hit The Trails At NCAA Great Lakes Regional The Zips men's and women's teams will be in action Friday in Madison, Wis.
October 27, 2012 Men Finish Third, Women Take Sixth At MAC Cross Country Championships Hough earns All-MAC First Team Honors for second consecutive year following seventh-place finish.
October 26, 2012 Zips To Compete At 2012 MAC Cross Country Championships Saturday Akron will send its men's and women's teams to the MAC Cross Country Championships Saturday in Buffalo.
October 13, 2012 Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Find Stride At Pre-Nationals The Zips men finished third while the women took ninth in their unseeded races Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
October 11, 2012 Cross Country Heads To Pre-National Invitational In Louisville The Zips men and women will see some of the best competition in the country Saturday at the Pre-National Invitational.
| 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.
September 29, 2012 Men Finish Third, Women Take Fourth At All-Ohio Cross Country Championships Wheeler leads the men's team while Moore and Whitlow pace the women's side at the All-Ohio Championships.
September 28, 2012 Cross Country To Compete At All-Ohio Championships Saturday The Zips men's and women's cross country teams will be in action Saturday at the All-Ohio Championships.
| 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.
September 20, 2012 Cross Country's Kayla Whitlow Earns MAC Runner of the Week Honors Whitlow ran a personal-best 5K time of 17:54.90 to win the Buffalo Stampede Invitational last weekend.
September 17, 2012 Women's Cross Country Ranked 14th In the Region Off to a fast start, the Zips jumped into the USTFCCCA Great Lakes Regional rankings Monday.
September 15, 2012 Women's Cross Country Claims Second Straight Win, Men Finish Runner-Up Kayla Whitlow and Maria Moore captured the top two spots individually for the Zips women Saturday.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 2 The cross country team hosts the Tommy Evans Invitational in episode #2 of Sole Sisters.
September 13, 2012 Cross Country Continues Season At Buffalo Stampede Invitational The Zips will take to the road for the first time this season when they head to the Buffalo Stampede Invitational this weekend.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 1 The Cross Country team completed the 41-mile newly finished Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail in Summit County.
September 6, 2012 Moore’s Win Propels Women’s Cross Country Team to Title at Tommy Evans Invitational Sophomore Maria Moore won the women's race, leading the Zip women to the team title.
September 5, 2012 Cross Country To Open Season At Tommy Evans Invitational Thursday The Zips men and women will be in action at Firestone Metro Park Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m.
September 3, 2012 Cross Country Team to Host Canned Food Drive at Tommy Evans Invitational The Zips and Haven of Rest Ministries are partnering up again this fall to help feed the hungry.
August 21, 2012 Zips Cross Country Team To Run Newly-Completed Towpath Trail Thursday Akron's men's and women's cross country teams will take to the trails at the Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath 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.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 8 The Akron Track and Field teams began the 2012 outdoor season at LSU.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 7 The track and field team competes at the 2012 MAC Indoor Championships at Akron's Stile Athletic Field House.
| General News Download Your Zips Athletics Desktop Wallpapers Display your Zips Athletics pride with a computer desktop wallpaper of your favorite Akron team!
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.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 5 The Akron cross country team heads to Toledo, makes an unexpected rest stop purchase and celebrates a birthday.
November 12, 2011 Men Finish 13th at Great Lakes Region Championships; Women place 23rd The Zips cross country teams were in action Saturday at the 2011 Great Lakes Region championship meet at Ottawa Park.
| General News Latest Zips Illustrated Previews UA Hoops Season Issue four of the inaugural volume of Zips Illustrated, the free official online magazine of Akron Athletics, is now available.
October 29, 2011 Men and Women Finish Seventh at MAC Cross Country Championships The UA cross country teams each earned seventh-place finishes at the Mid-American Conference Championships Saturday.
October 28, 2011 Cross Country to Compete at MAC Championships Saturday The men's and women's cross country teams will travel to Ball State to compete in the MAC Championships Saturday.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 4 The Akron cross country team takes a trip to Penn State, battles some muddy conditions and makes a plug for Twitter followers!
October 14, 2011 Men Place 10th, Women Finish 21st at Penn State National The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams were in action once again Friday at the Penn State National.
October 13, 2011 Cross Country to Compete at Penn State National Friday The Zips cross country teams will have one final tune-up for the MAC Championships when they head to the Penn State National Friday.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 3 Travel with the team to the All-Ohio Championships and get a tour of the honors dorm complex from Maria and Morgan.
October 5, 2011 Hough Named MAC Cross Country Runner of the Week University of Akron sophomore Brad Hough has been named Mid-American Conference Runner of the Week
September 30, 2011 Men Finish Third, Women Sixth at All-Ohio Cross Country Championships The UA men's and women's cross country teams continued their season at the All-Ohio Cross Country Championships Friday.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 2 Follow the Cross Country team on a trip to the Naval Academy for a weekend meet. The Zips also make a stop at our nation's capital.
September 17, 2011 Cross County Back In Action at Navy Saturday The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will travel to Annapolis, Md., to compete at Navy Saturday morning.
September 17, 2011 Moore, Hough Pace the Pack at Navy Salty Dog Invitational The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams were in action Saturday at the Navy Salty Dog Invitational.
September 8, 2011 Cross Country Teams Impressive at Tommy Evans Invitational The University of Akron cross country teams opened the 2011 season in impressive fashion Thursday.
September 7, 2011 Cross Country to Host Tommy Evans Invitational Thursday UA will begin the 2011 season Thursday with the 43rd running of the Tommy Evans Invitational at Firestone Metro Park.
September 1, 2011 Zips Cross Country Teams Looking to Make Strides in 2011 The Zips cross country teams will open the 2011 season on Sept. 8 at Firestone Metro Park.
August 30, 2011 Cross Country to Host Canned Food Drive at Tommy Evans Invitational UA's cross country team will host a canned food drive to coincide with their season opening meet on Thurs., Sept. 8, at Firestone Metro Park
July 28, 2011 | General News Zippy's Top 10: Top Three Fan Memories After reading all of the stories submitted online about the 2010-11 season, Zippy selected the top-three to share with Zips Nation.
July 25, 2011 | General News Zippy's Top 10: Submit Your Story for Zippy's Year in Roo-View Now it’s your turn Zips Nation. From now until 5 p.m. on Wednesday (July 27), you can submit your favorite stories from the 2010-11 season!
March 1, 2011 UA Cross Country Teams Earn 2010 All-Academic Stautus The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams have earned 2010 Division I All-Academic Cross Country status as announced by the USTFCCCA.
January 3, 2011 Trio of Zips Earn Academic All-MAC Honors Three members of The University of Akron cross country team were named to the 2010 All-Mid-American Conference Academic Team, the league office announced Monday.
November 13, 2010 Women 17th; Men 20th at Regional Championship The University of Akron women's cross country team finished 17th while the men placed 20th Saturday afternoon at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship held on Oakland University's campus.
November 12, 2010 Cross Country Prepares for NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will travel to Rochester, Mich., on Saturday for the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship set to begin at noon hosted by Oakland University.
October 30, 2010 Men Fourth, Women Seventh at MAC Cross Country Championship The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Mid-American Conference Championship Saturday at the Pine View Golf Club.
October 29, 2010 Cross Country Readies For MAC Championship The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams are prepping for the 2010 Mid-American Conference Cross Country Championships set to be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, in Kalamazoo, Mich.
October 16, 2010 Cross Country Finishes 13th At Penn State National Both the men's and women's cross country teams finished 13th Saturday at the Penn State National held at the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses.
October 14, 2010 Guts and Tenacity: A Running Blog with Cross Country Senior Kim Lorentz Kim Lorentz is a senior captain of the cross country team and an enthusiastic student of biology. She ran track and cross country for Mayfield High School from 2004-2007. Kim was the MAC champion and regional qualifier in the 5000 meters in 2007. She has received the Academic All-MAC and Dean's List honors several times. During the 2010 Cross Country season, she will provide weekly updates on the training, the races and everything else in between.
October 1, 2010 Cross Country Finishes Seventh at All-Ohio Championships The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams finished seventh Friday at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Cedarville University.
September 18, 2010 Cross Country Sweeps Individual Races At Buffalo Stampede The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams swept the top individual honors Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo Stampede Invitational.
September 15, 2010 Lorentz Named MAC Cross Country Runner of the Week As announced by the Mid-American Conference Wednesday, Zips senior Kim Lorentz was named the league's Cross Country Runner of the Week following her performance at the Tommy Evans Invitational.
September 9, 2010 Lorentz Wins Tommy Evans Invite For Third Consecutive Year For the third consecutive season, senior Kim Lorentz took home the top honor at the Tommy Evans Invitational held at Firestone Metro Park.
September 8, 2010 Cross Country Readies For Season Opening Home Meet The University of Akron men's and women's cross country teams will begin their 2010-11 campaign at home Thursday when the Zips will host the Tommy Evans Invitational slated for 5:30 p.m.
| General News Latest Zips Illustrated Previews Fall Sports Season Issue three of the inaugural volume of Zips Illustrated, the free official online magazine of Akron Athletics, is now available.
| General News Ianello, Jones and LaBadie Guests on Monday's Zips Live Football coach Rob Ianello and cross country coaches Scott Jones and Lee LaBadie will be featured on this week's Zips Live.
AKrun Sole Sisters - Episode 1 Join Akron freshmen cross country runners Maria Moore and Morgan Willis as they take you through a season with the Zips!

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Sunday, December 21
MBB: Akron 92, Bluffton 53: Zips roll from the start in blowout victory    by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips knock down Bluffton, 92-­53, to end a two-­game slide    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron defeats D III Bluffton 92-53, Zips bench scores 48    Associated Press
WBB: Zips women win 10th game in row    Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, December 19
WSOC: Noreen Herlihy is University of Akron's women's soccer coach   Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, December 18
WBB: On the record: December 18    Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips two game slide not a 3­-point issue   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: University of Akron football team scores big with Akron Children's patients   by Danielle Brooks, Inside Akron Children's Hospital Blog

Wednesday, December 17
MBB: Akron men's basketball team falls 55-46 at North Dakota State   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: North Dakota State edges Akron 55-46   Associated Press
MBB: Bison defeat Akron to win second consecutive game   by Eric Peterson, INFORUM

Tuesday, December 16
WBB: UA women's basketball team has best start in program's history   Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Winning can come in many styles for Akron, Cleveland State and Kent State   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, December 15
GENERAL: Jeff Shreve is the man behind the stadium voice     by Benjamin Duer, Canton Repository

Sunday, December 14
MBB: Akron falls 62-61 to Middle Tennessee; Zips can't capitalize on late opportunities    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Middle Tennessee holds on to beat Akron 62-61   Associated Press

Saturday, December 13
MBB: Zips basketball coach Keith Dambrot feels refreshed to move past team's off-court issues   by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Freshman Noah Robotham's maturity rubbing off on Zips basketball team   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, December 12
FB: Terry Bowden ready to think outside the box to get Zips football over the hump    by Marla Ridenour, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron football in holding pattern after 'slump' in 2014    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MSOC: Two UA soccer players on All-Region team    Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, December 9
MBB: Akron Zips Noah Robotham is a winning point guard: Division I Basketball Insider    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, December 8
WSD: On the record: December 8   Akron Beacon Journal

Sunday, December 7
WSD: On the record: December 7   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, December 6
WBB: On the record: December 6   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, December 5
MBB: Akron 73, Western Illinois 49: Kwan Cheatham Jr. scores 15 points on five 3-pointers to lead hot-shooting Zips   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips lead from start to finish in 73­-49 win over Western Illinois   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, December 4
FB: Four Zips, three Golden Flashes receive All-MAC honors for football   Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, December 3
MBB: Akron 81, Arkansas Pine Bluff 60: Zips shake off poor first half to dominate Lions     by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips ride Kwan Cheatham's double double for an 81-­60 victory     by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Tuesday, December 2
MBB: Akron coach Keith Dambrot seeks more consistent play from Zips    by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Cleveland State gets Charlie Lee back; Akron, Kent State continue to regroup    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, December 1
MBB: Akron 72, Bryant 66: Noah Robotham, Deji Ibitayo guide Zips past pesky Bulldogs   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: Akron Zips survive at the end, 72-­66, over Bryant   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: Akron holds on to beat Bryant 72-66   Associated Press

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