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Friday, July 31
FB: Miami U. coach sees reasons for hope    by Mark Znidar, Columbus Dispatch
FB: It's always sunny in the MAC   by Charlie Hatch, Athens Messenger

Thursday, July 30
FB: Pressure, outside noise circling Zips as they prepare for season   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Fans can vote for UA's Shawn Barber for Bowerman Award   Akron Beacon Journal
FB: MAC preseason football poll   Akron Beacon Journal
FB: 2015 MAC Football Media Day: Who's No. 1? Preseason polls, live updates   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Bowling Green, Toledo are title favorites: MAC Football Media Day 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: Akron Zips look to finish strong this year: MAC Football Media Day 2015   by Elton Alexander, Cleveland Plain Dealer
FB: MAC Announces 2015 Preseason Football Poll    by Alex Alvarado, Hustle Belt
FB: Bobcats picked second in MAC East    by Jason Arkley, Athens Messenger
FB: Akron Zips football picked to finish second in MAC East   Hudson Hub-Times
FB: Zips Football Picked #2   by Edward L. Esposito,
FB: Terry Bowden: "Tough Choices" Being Made At Akron, "I Need To Build A Champion, That's All I Can Do" (Audio), 92.3 The Fan
FB: Terry Bowden w/ The Really Big Show (Audio), ESPN 850
T&F: Clayton Murphy: From Out Of Nowhere, Middle Distance Talent Goes From Unknown To Pan Am Gold Medalist    by Dave Hunter,

Monday, July 27
FB: Unpredictable MAC to meet for media day   by Nicholas Piotrowicz, Toledo Blade
T&F: Canada's Pan Am Games success leaves nation wanting more   by Kerry Gillespie, Toronto Sun

Sunday, July 26
T&F: Pan Am gold medallist Shawn Barber betters his Canadian pole vault record   The Vancouver Sun

Saturday, July 25
FB: Two defensive units face questions for Akron Zips football team   by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, July 24
T&F: UA sophomore Clayton Murphy wins gold in 800 meters at Pan-Am Games    Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: In First Trip Outside The U.S., Clayton Murphy Strikes Gold In Toronto    by Mike Gardner,
FB: Quarterback and running back positions must deliver for Zips to succeed    by George M. Thomas, Akron Beacon Journal

Thursday, July 23
T&F: 2015 Pan Am Games gold medallist Shawn Barber trying to reach new heights for Canada in pole vault   by Nick Faris, National Post
FB: College Football Preview: The 2015 Akron Zips   by Mark Roberts, Sports Chat Place

Wednesday, July 22
T&F: UA pole vaulter Shawn Barber wins gold medal at Pan-Am Games    Akron Beacon Journal
T&F: Akron's Shawn Barber, Ohio State's Kyle Snyder win gold at 2015 Pan American Games    by Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer
T&F: Canada collects eight medals on opening day of athletics   by Kerry Gillespie and Alex Ballingall, Toronto Star
T&F: Canadian pole-vaulter wins gold and has eyes set on Rio Olympics   by Justin Robertson, Yahoo Sports Canada

Saturday, July 18
MSOC, WTEN: UA men's soccer coach receives contract extension   Akron Beacon Journal

Friday, July 17
T&F: University of Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber named 2015 Male Collegiate Athlete of the Year   Akron Beacon Journal
FB: Spartan graduate Jarrod Pughsley taking things one day at a time in NFL   by Tony Wolfe,

Thursday, July 16
GENERAL: UA Interim AD: Baseball's Gone, No Football Drop (audio), WAKR

Thursday, July 9
T&F: Zips pole vaulter Shawn Barber is one of three finalists for prestigious Bowerman Award      Akron Beacon Journal
RIFLE: Collegiate hooting: Life of an Athlete (video),  NRA All Access

Wednesday, July 1
FB: Akron A.D. Addresses Low Zips Attendance (audio), WAKR Radio


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NRA All Access – Collegiate Shooting: Life of an Athlete

NRA All Access came to the University of Akron to feature the Zips Rifle team to learn how our student-athletes balance their rigorous training schedules, academics and personal lives.

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Clayton Murphy Men's Track and FieldSophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) has been selected as the Zips' Student-Athlete of the Week.


John Valek III BaseballJunior pitcher John Valek III (Parkland, Fla.) was named the Zips' Student-Athlete of the Month for April.