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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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Friday, July 25
FB: MAC Football: Coaches talk 2013 season, ending player-poaching  by Mark Znidar, Columbus Dispatch
MSOC: The best American soccer player you've never heard of  by Nate Scott, USA Today

Thursday, July 24
FB: MAC Media Day: Expectations will greet Zips in upcoming season   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Akron Zips picked to challenge Bowling Green in poll vote; Toledo favored in West – MAC Football 2014    by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: MAC Media Day: Heard at Ford Field in Detroit , Mich.    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, July 23
FB: Zips football: Opening thoughts for the '14 season   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, July 22
FB: Akron Zips have the look of a contender – MAC Football 2014   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Monday, July 21
FB: Week 4: Akron Zips   by Grant Traylor, The Herald Dispatch
FB: Akron football coach Bowden in Morgantown for reunion   by Jim Bissett, The Dominion Post

Friday, July 18
FB: Veteran QBs abound in East Division ranks: MAC Football 2014   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Thursday, July 17
FB: Penn State sets its kickoff time against Akron   Akron Beacon Journal

Wednesday, July 16
MBB: 'Coach Pete' inspiring University of Akron basketball players as he battles pancreatic cancer   by Bob Jones, WEWS
FB: On the record: UA quarterback Kyle Pohl, former St. V-M standout Mark Murphy among nominees for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team   Akron Beacon Journal

Tuesday, July 15
GENERAL: Browns to open online registration Thursday morning for Family Day scrimmage in Akron   by Nate Ulrich, Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Terry Bowden tweets out another new Akron helmet    by Sam Cooper, Yahoo Sports

Sunday, July 13
FB: Akron has a new white helmet too   by Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports

Saturday, July 12
MBB: Keith Dambrot had a 'gut feeling' that LeBron James would be coming home   by Terry Pluto, Cleveland Plain Dealer
MBB: LeBron's return elicits no surprise from former coaches, teammate   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
MBB: LeBron James to Return to Cleveland   by Ben Cohen, Wall Street Journal
MBB: Keith Dambrot: LeBron Will Help Kyrie Irving Be Even Better (Audio), 92.3 The Fan

Friday, July 11
MSOC: Amherst's Andrew Souders settling into leadership role with Akron Zips   by Sam Ameen, The Morning Journal

Thursday, July 10
FB: Area college briefs: Punters are Ray Guy Award candidates   Canton Repository
MSOC: 23 For 2018 ­ USMNT World Cup Post­Mortem Part 5 | Brazil Bound (Video), MLSsoccer.com

Wednesday, July 9
MBB: UA basketball: Zips making changes for next season   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F, WGOLF: On the record: July 9   Akron Beacon Journal

Saturday, July 5
T&F: Track: Akron athletes compete at junior nationals   Canton Repository

Friday, July 4
MSOC: Former Akron Zips standout DeAndre Yedlin makes strong impression playing for U.S. in World Cup   by Michael Beaven, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, July 3
FB: Coaches' favorite courses, more   by David M. Hale, ESPN.com

Tuesday, July 1
MSOC: DeAndre Yedlin's Rapid Rise Through the U.S. Ranks   by Brooke Tunstall, American Soccer Now
MSOC: World Cup 2014: Silver linings abound for U.S. despite its loss   CBS Morning News
MSOC: Three things we learned in US loss to Belgium   by Joe Prince-Wright, NBC Sports

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