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In the News Archive: April 2017

Follow the Zips in local and national publications with "In The News," updated regularly with links to stories about Zips Athletics, the University and Mid-American Conference.

University of Akron Zips blog (Ohio.com / Akron Beacon Journal)
Cleveland Plain Dealer College Sports (Cleveland.com)

Friday, April 28
WTEN: University of Akron’s Sophia Geier named top player, Brandon Padgett top coach, in MAC. Read the full story at the Akron Beacon Journal.

Thursday, April 27
SOFT: University of Akron sweeps Niagara in softball doubleheader. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon journal.

Wednesday, April 26
MBB: Trotwood’s Torrey Patton signs with Akron. Read the full story in the Dayton Daily News.

Tuesday, April 25
MBB: Groce aims to maintain Akron’s success. Read the full story in the Canton Repository.

Monday, April 24
MTRACK: Clayton Murphy Anchors US to 4×800 Gold and Reaffirms His Status as the Current World #1. Read the full story at LetsRun.com.
FB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Quarterback competition remains close during annual spring game.
Spring game gives players a chance to impress coach Terry Bowden. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
WGOLF: Zips finish sixth at MAC Championships. Details at Ohio.com. 
SOFT: Zips, Flashes split softball doubleheader. Read the full story at Ohio.com.

Friday, April 21
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, New Akron coach John Groce hard at work retooling Zips basketball program.
SOFT: UA softball team splits doubleheader with Dayton. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SOFT: University of Akron’s Lexie Handley is pitcher of week. Details at the Akron Beacon Journal.

Thursday, April 20
Quarterback battle highlights Akron Zips spring game Saturday. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Wednesday, April 19
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Tuseday, April 18
No Clips 

Monday, April 17
Track: University of Akron track and field teams dominate final day of Northeast Ohio Quad. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
Track: In the Orange County Register, Clayton Murphy raises the bar with blazing 800 meters at Mt. SAC Relays.
Soft: Hysong learning her way in competitive college softball world. Details at IndeOnline.com.
Soft: Ohio drops weekend series to Akron. Read the full story in The Post.

Friday, April 14
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Thursday, April 13
SOFT: University of Akron, Kent State earn one-run MAC softball victories. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Wednesday, April 12
MBB: Zips welcome John Groce as new men’s basketball coach. Read the full story in the The Suburbanite.
MBB: In the Hudson Hub-Times, Zips' Johnson selected to play in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.
MBB: Transfers could impact Cleveland State, Kent State, Akron basketball programs. Read the full story in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
FB: Opening at left tackle spurs competition. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.

Tuesday, April 11
No Clips

Monday, April 10
WTEN: University of Akron women’s tennis team wins 21st consecutive match. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SOFT: St. Vincent-St. Mary graduate Lexie Handley honored after throwing no-hitter for Zips. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SOFT: Central Michigan scores four times in 12th to sink Akron in MAC softball. Read the full story at Ohio.com.
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, UA comfortable with how new coach John Groce has handled off-the-court issues.
MBB: Pros And Cons of Getting Rid of Illinois Basketball Coach John Groce. Details at CSNChicago.com.
MBB: In Crain’s Cleveland Business, Akron men's basketball coach John Groce's earnings will nearly double in final four years of deal.

Friday, April 7
SOFT: Akron softball player Madison Carter has a rough time sliding into second and goes viral on ESPN and CNN Morning Express.
SOFT: University of Akron freshman softball player throws no-hitter. Read the full story at Fox 8 News.
MBB: In the Cleveland Plain Dealer, John Groce a wise, safe choice as coach for Akron basketball.
MBB: Groce takes over at Akron following 5 seasons at Illinois. Read the full story in the USA Today.
MBB: New coach John Groce anxious to get to know players, build on program’s strong foundation. Details at the Akron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain DealerMAC Reporter OnlineCleveland 19 News, and WKSU

Thursday, April 6
MBB: Akron hires former Illinois coach John Groce. Read the full details at Akron Beacon JournalCleveland Plain DealerESPNFox SportsHudson Hub TimesChicago TribuneKent WiredSporting NewsDaily IlliniWJBDJournal GazetteSB Nation The Champagne Room, and MLive.
FB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, Granted a sixth year of eligibility, Warren Ball anxious to cap collegiate career on positive note.
FB: Akron Zips' WR JT is taking another 'Lane' into professional sports. Details at Cleveland 19 News.

Wednesday, April 5
No Clips

Tuesday, April 4
No Clips

Monday, April 3
WTEN: University of Akron women’s tennis team wins 19th consecutive match. Read the full story at the Akron Beacon Journal.
MBB: In the Akron Beacon Journal, University of Akron’s Isaiah Johnson named to AP’s honorable mention All-America team.
WTEN: UA tennis team extends winning streak to 18 matches. Details in the Akron Beacon Journal.
SOFT: University of Akron splits doubleheader with Eastern Michigan in MAC softball. Read the full story in the Akron Beacon Journal