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July 2, 2015 Akron Announces 2015-16 Rifle Schedule Head coach Newt Engle announced the University of Akron’s 2015-16 rifle schedule, which includes hosting the 2016 NCAA Rifle Championships at the Louis and Freda Stile Athletics Fieldhouse.
July 2, 2015 Single-Game Tickets for Fall Sports go on Sale July 6 at 10 a.m. Single-game tickets for all of The University of Akron’s fall sports (football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and volleyball) go on sale on Monday, July 6, at 10 a.m.
July 1, 2015 | General News SPECIAL EDITION: Zips Line – July 2, 2015 Meet Interim Director of Athletics Nathan J. Mortimer
July 2, 2015 | Track & Field Barber set to compete at Canadian Track and Field Championships University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) returns to action this week competing at the Canadian Track and Field Championships, Thursday through Sunday, July 2-5, in Edmonton, Alberta.
July 2, 2015 | Women's Basketball Zips complete successful week of girls' basketball camps The University of Akron women's basketball team recently completed arguably its most-successful week of camps as the Zips welcomed a program-record amount of campers to James A. Rhodes Arena.
July 1, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Six Zips Named to CSCAA Scholar All-America Team Six University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team members were among a record 810 individuals that earned Scholar All-America Team honors, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced on Wednesday.
June 30, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Akron Named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team The University of Akron women’s swimming and diving team was one a record 406 programs that earned Scholar All-America Team honors, the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) announced on Tuesday.
June 28, 2015 | Track & Field School-record time sparks Murphy to fourth in 800 meter finals at USATF Outdoor Championship University of Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy's (New Paris, Ohio) school-record performance in the finals of the 800 meters at the USATF Track and Field Championship on Sunday, June 28, narrowly missed garnering him berth in August's IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
June 27, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy advances to 800 meter finals at USATF Outdoor Championships On the strength of a school-record time of 1:45.78, Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) earned a spot in the men's 800 meters finals at the USATF Track and Field Championship on Friday, June 26, at historic Hayward Field.
June 26, 2015 | Men's Golf Euan Gill Signs National Letter of Intent with Men's Golf for 2015-16 Gill, who attended Dingwall Academy in Dingwall, Scotland, will join what has become an Akron roster heavy with international talent.
June 25, 2015 | Track & Field Trio of Zips set to compete at USATF Championships Three University of Akron track and field standouts are headed to Eugene, Ore., this weekend to compete at the United States of America Track and Field Championships (USTAF) Thursday, June 25, through Sunday, June 28, at historic Hayward Field on the campus of the University of Oregon.
June 23, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin named to USMNT roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup Former University of Akron men's soccer standout DeAndre Yedlin garnered a coveted spot on the 23-player United States Men's National Team roster for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup head coach Jurgen Klinsmann announced on Tuesday, June 23.
June 23, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in the Pros - June 23, 2015 Former University of Akron men's soccer standouts have found success this season as more than 20 former Zips are currently playing professional soccer both in the United States and abroad.
June 22, 2015 Kickoff at Oklahoma Set for 6 p.m. CT The University of Akron’s season opening football game at Oklahoma on Saturday, Sept. 5, will kick off at 6 p.m. CT (7 p.m. ET) at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
June 22, 2015 | Track & Field Barber selected as semifinalist for prestigious Bowerman Award On the heels of one of the greatest individual campaigns in the history of the Akron track and field program, junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among 10 semifinalists named for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Monday, June 22. From these 10 men, three will be named Finalists for The Bowerman Trophy on July 8.
June 22, 2015 | Track & Field A league-best 28 members of Zips' Track and Field squad earn Academic All-MAC accolades The University of Akron track and field squad garnered a league-best 28 selections when the Mid-American Conference unveiled its 2015 Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-MAC teams on Monday, June 22.
June 22, 2015 | Track & Field Akron Track and Field garners 13 USTFCCA All-American Citations The University of Akron track and field program reaped the rewards for its efforts during the outdoor campaign this season as 11 Zips garnered 13 United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America citations.
June 19, 2015 | General News Mortimer named Interim Director of Athletics President Scott L. Scarborough today announced the appointment of Nathan J. Mortimer as interim director of athletics, effective immediately. In the announcement, the president praised Mortimer’s budget and management expertise.
June 18, 2015 | Men's Golf J.B. Williams Posts Top-10 Finish at Kentucky State Amateur Championship Williams closed play with a three-round score of 1-under 215, just one of seven players in the 73-player field to finish the tournament under par.
June 17, 2015 | General News Northern Ohio Golf Charities and Zips Athletics Partner to Raise Money for Veterans’ Initiatives The NOGC and Zips Athletics will sell tickets to the October 3 Homecoming contest vs. Ohio, with $5 from every ticket to be used to fund veterans’ initiatives in Northeast Ohio and scholarships for veterans.
June 17, 2015 | Men's Golf J.B. Williams in Second Place at Kentucky State Amateur Williams posted a round of 3-under 69 and is one shot off the lead. Akron teammate Chandler Morgan is tied for 28th place after posting a round of 3-over 75.
June 16, 2015 | Women's Golf Three Women's Golfers Named to Academic All-MAC List Tuesday's announcement marked the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Zips placed at least three student-athletes on the Academic All-MAC list.
June 16, 2015 | Track & Field 2015 was record-setting campaign for Akron Track and Field program The University of Akron track and field team recently completed another record-setting campaign as the Zips continued to rewrite the history of the program as the men's and women's squads recorded the 10th-best combined finish in the country for the 2015 indoor and outdoor seasons.
June 15, 2015 | Men's Golf Three Men's Golfers Earn Academic All-MAC Accolades Juniors Louis Birchall and Ryan Harris were named Academic All-MAC for the second-straight year while Zach Gollwitzer earned his first honor.
June 13, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks and Garcia Jou earn sixth-place finishes on final day of NCAA Championship Seniors Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) capped off their respective outdoor careers for the University of Akron track and field team with a pair of sixth-place performances in the women's discus and high jump, respectively, on the final day of the NCAA Track and Field Championship on Saturday, June 13, in Eugene, Ore.
June 12, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy places third in 800 meters to spark Akron to 12th-place finish at NCAA Championship A strong finishing kick over the final 50 meters fueled Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) to a third-place finish in the finals of the 800 meters at the NCAA Track and Field Championship on Friday, June 12, in Eugene, Ore., as he crossed the line in 1:49.52 to spark the Zips track and field team to a program-best 12th-place finish.
June 12, 2015 | Baseball Six Zips Earn Academic All-MAC Baseball Honors Six University of Akron baseball players have earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors for the 2015 season, the league announced on Friday.
June 12, 2015 | Women's Golf Incoming Women's Golf Freshman Posts Top-10 Finish at Hudson Tournament Danielle Nicholson opened her summer schedule with a top-10 finish this week at the Hudson Junior Invitational, finishing tied for sixth place.
June 12, 2015 Fly Away With the Zips: Fan Trips Offered for Oklahoma & Louisiana Football Games The Z-Fund and Chima Travel want football fans to Fly Away With the Zips this season!
June 11, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks and Hasse garner All-America accolades to spark Akron at NCAA Championship University of Akron senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and redshirt sophomore Caroline Hasse (Potsdam, Germany) each garnered All-America status on the strength of their respective efforts for the Zips' Track and Field team at the NCAA Track and Field Championship on Thursday, June 11, in Eugene, Ore.
June 11, 2015 Eight Akron Zips Named Preseason All-MAC by Athlon Sports Eight University of Akron football players have been named to Athlon Sports’ 2015 preseason All-Mid-American Conference teams, the magazine announced on Thursday.
June 11, 2015 | General News SPECIAL EDITION: Zips Line – June 11, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill makes an announcement in this special edition of Zips Line.
June 10, 2015 | Baseball Akron’s Havrilak Drafted by Detroit Tigers University of Akron senior outfielder Joey Havrilak (Washington, Pa.) was selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 18th round with the 550th overall pick during the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Wednesday.
June 10, 2015 | Track & Field Barber captures third NCAA title to lead Zips' efforts on the opening day of the NCAA Championship University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) chased the dream of capturing his first-ever NCAA Outdoor title all season and on Wednesday, June 10, at the NCAA Track and Field Championship in Eugene, Ore., the dream became a reality as he surpassed 18-4.50 (5.50m) win his school-record third overall NCAA championship and in the process become a six-time All-American.
June 10, 2015 Akron Football Home Opener with Pittsburgh to Kick Off at 6 p.m. on ESPN3 The Mid-American Conference announced several kickoff times on Wednesday, including The University of Akron’s home football game with Pittsburgh on Saturday, Sept. 12. The Zips and Panthers will kick off at 6 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field. ESPN3 will televise the game.
June 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer Kitchen and Yedlin named to preliminary roster for CONCACAF Gold Cup United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann has named a pair of former University of Akron men's soccer standouts Perry Kitchen and DeAndre Yedlin to the United States Men's National Team roster for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
June 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in the Pros - June 10, 2015 Former University of Akron men's soccer standouts have found success this season as more than 20 former Zips are currently playing professional soccer both in the United States and abroad.
June 9, 2015 | Baseball Akron’s Brubaker Drafted by Pittsburgh Pirates University of Akron junior right-handed pitcher J.T. Brubaker (New Carlisle, Ohio) was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates with the 187th overall pick in the sixth round of the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft on Tuesday, June 9.
June 9, 2015 | Track & Field A program-best 11 Zips set to compete at NCAA Track and Field Championship A program-best 11 student-athletes are set to represent the University of Akron track and field program at this week's NCAA Outdoor Championships this Wednesday, June 10, through Saturday, June 13, at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.
June 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron adds Aug. 22 exhibition match versus Bradley The University of Akron men's soccer team has added an exhibition match to its preseason schedule as the Zips will welcome Bradley to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field on Saturday, Aug. 22, for a 7 p.m. tilt.
June 8, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil, a final reflection - Victor Souto For nearly 10 days my Akron Family was in my home country of Brazil. The mix of good feelings still goes through my body and thoughts and everytime I remember those moments my mind flashes me forward to December when we will be lifting the NCAA National Championship trophy.
June 8, 2015 | Track & Field Barber tabbed by USTFCCCA as Great Lakes Regional Field Athlete of the Year University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) added another honor to his impressive 2015 resume on Monday, June 8, as he was tabbed as the Great Lakes Regional Field Athlete of the Year by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
June 8, 2015 | Track & Field Akron to be highlighted on unprecedented live coverage of NCAA Championship The University of Akron track and field team will have its time to shine nationally at this week's NCAA Championship at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore., and fans can follow the Zips with unprecedented live coverage of the meet on the ESPN family of networks.
June 5, 2015 | Track & Field Barber to be featured on NCAA Championship Preview - TrackTown Live The University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is among an elite cast of student-athletes that will be featured in an NCAA Track and Field Championship previewed billed as TrackTown Live on Tuesday, June 9.
June 4, 2015 | Women's Basketball Limited spots still available for Akron Women's Basketball Camps Limited spots still remain for the University of Akron women's basketball camps this summer.
June 3, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Signs Carla Flores Perez Carla Flores Perez has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Akron and play tennis next fall, head coach Brandon Padgett announced on Tuesday.
June 3, 2015 | Track & Field Barber selected to final Bowerman Award Watch List of 2015 In the midst of the final stretch of a stellar campaign for the Akron track and field team, two-time NCAA Champion junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the final 10-member Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
June 3, 2015 | Track & Field Barber honored by Athletics Canada as its Athlete of the Month AKRON, Ohio – University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) added another accolade to his growing resume on Wednesday, June 3, with his selection by Athletics Canada as its PowerRun Athlete of the Month for May.
June 3, 2015 | General News CBS Sports Network to Televise MAC Football & Basketball Games CBS Sports Network has reached a multi-year deal to televise college football and basketball games from the Mid-American Conference. The deal, which begins this season and continues through 2018-19, is through a sublicense agreement with ESPN.
June 2, 2015 | Softball Four Zips Earn Academic All-MAC Softball Honors Four University of Akron softball players have earned Academic All-Mid-American Conference honors for the 2015 season, the league announced on Tuesday.
June 2, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in the Pros - June 2015 Former University of Akron men's soccer standouts have found success this season as more than 20 former Zips are currently playing professional soccer both in the United States and abroad.
June 1, 2015 Seven Akron Zips Named Preseason All-MAC by Phil Steele Seven University of Akron football players have been named to preseason All-Mid-American Conference teams by the 2015 Phil Steele’s College Football Preview, the magazine announced on Monday.
May 30, 2015 | Track & Field A program-best 11 Zips punch tickets to NCAA Championship A program-best 11 members of the University of Akron track and field team will represent the Zips at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship, June 10-13, in Eugene, Ore., after Akron capped the final day of the NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by the University of North Florida, on Saturday, May 30, with six Zips punching their tickets to nationals.
May 29, 2015 | Track & Field Akron earns four NCAA Championship bids in second-day action at NCAA East Preliminary Round The University of Akron track and field team garnered four bids to the NCAA Championship on Friday, May 29, as a quartet of Zips posted qualifying marks at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, hosted by the University of North Florida.
May 28, 2015 | Track & Field Trio of Zips earn berths at NCAA Championship The University of Akron track and field team punched three tickets to the NCAA Championship in Eugene, Ore., June 10-13, as a trio of Zips earned qualifying marks at the NCAA East Preliminary Round on Thursday, May 28, hosted by the University of North Florida.
May 29, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Blog No. 7 - Danilo Radjen As the final day approached, I knew that I was going to make the most of my last 24 hours in Brazil. I woke up at 8 a.m. to eat a wonderful breakfast filled with fresh fruit, eggs, and ham. I drank a nice cup of coffee and was ready to attack the day.
May 28, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Blog No. 6 - Tyler Sanda The Fluminense game day was probably one of the more interesting days of our trip so far for me. Everything leading up to the game was pretty standard for a game day here in Brazil as we awoke extremely early, grabbed a short breakfast before departing for a 1.5 hour drive to the game.
May 28, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Blog No. 5 - Elliott Rubio Today we woke up fairly early in the morning for our flight to Rio. Even though I was quite tired from waking up early, my excitement for the day ahead was even more overwhelming.
May 27, 2015 | Track & Field Cochrun & Ferrante Earn MAC’s 2015 Medal of Excellence University of Akron seniors Kyle Cochrun (cross country/track) and Kelsey Ferrante (swimming and diving) were presented the 2015 Mid-American Conference Medal of Excellence Award during the Honors Dinner Ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel on Wednesday evening.
May 27, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips close out Brazilian Tour with 2-0 victory past 2SV Academy The University of Akron men's soccer team registered a 2-0 triumph past Rio de Janeiro club 2SV Academy to wrap up the competitive component of its Brazilian Tour on Wednesday, May 28.
May 27, 2015 Capi Signs With Jacksonville Jaguars Former University of Akron football player Nordly Capi (Ocoee, Fla.) has signed a rookie free agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
May 26, 2015 D’Orazio Signs With New England Patriots Former University of Akron football player Zach D’Orazio (Avon Lake, Ohio) signed a rookie free agent contract with the New England Patriots on Tuesday.
May 26, 2015 | Men's Soccer Sanda scores two to lift Akron past Fluminense, 3-2 A 90th-minute goal from Tyler Sanda (North Royalton, Ohio) gave the University of Akron men’s soccer team a 3-2 triumph on Tuesday, May 26, over professional club Fluminense as part of the Zips’ 10-day Brazilian tour.
May 26, 2015 | Track & Field Akron set for NCAA Track and Field East Preliminary Round The University of Akron Track and Field program is primed for the NCAA East Preliminary Round this weekend as the Zips will be represented by 35 student-athletes at the three-day event hosted by the University of North Florida on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 28-30.
May 25, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Blog No. 4 - Sam Gainford When we went to the Palmeiras game, the atmosphere was fantastic, it reminded me of home. The Palmeiras fans had similar passion to Liverpool fans. The best part about the game was experiencing this with my teammates. We got involved with the chants and had a lot of fun!
May 25, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Blog No. 3 - Andrew Souders Today started off with another great breakfast. After breakfast we were supposed to train at 10 a.m. but due to some difficulties with the laundry company it had to be moved back until out training gear arrived.
May 24, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Valek Named College Sports Madness First Team All-MAC Redshirt senior outfielder Joey Havrilak and junior left-handed pitcher John Valek III are Akron's first team All-MAC honorees.
May 24, 2015 | Baseball Baseball's MAC Tournament Run Ends with 9-8 Semifinal Loss to Ball State The Cardinals rallied to score four runs in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 9-8, in the second game of the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinal round Saturday night at All Pro Freight Stadium. The loss ends the Zips' MAC Tournament run.
May 23, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Posts Eight Runs in the Ninth Inning for 9-8 Walk-Off Win over Ball State The University of Akron baseball team rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat fifth-seeded Ball State, 9-8, on a walk-off single from junior infielder Billy Salem in the first game of the Mid-American Conference Tournament semifinal round.
May 23, 2015 | Track & Field Akron Track and Field continues record-setting campaign The University of Akron track and field team is in the midst of one of the best campaigns in school history as the Zips will send 35 student-athletes to compete at next week's NCAA East Preliminary Round in Jacksonville, Fla., May 28-30.
May 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Day Two Blog - Jake Fenlason Today was an early morning for us. We had to be up for breakfast at 6:30, which is 5:30 state side, for our game at 10 in Sao Paulo. If you could see the guys walking into breakfast you would definitely notice that we were all tired and sore, but we were going to push past it regardless. We were about to do something that we all loved: the opportunity to play football with each other. Today was all about our mentality and a day for us to get better, both collectively and individually.
May 22, 2015 | Baseball Pusateri Tosses Complete Game in 2-1 Walk-Off Win over Toledo in MAC Tournament Redshirt senior starter Jon Pusateri twirled a complete game to help keep the Zips' Mid-American Conference Tournament run alive Friday evening at All Pro Freight Stadium. The victory marked No. 600 in head coach Rick Rembielak's career.
May 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips gain valuable experience in opening match versus São Paulo FC Super 20s A little over a day after arriving in Brazil, the University of Akron men's soccer team faced off against São Paulo FC Super 20s at the club's Cotia Training Center. The playing surface was pristine if not wide, with temperatures hovering around 80 degrees under a bright sky.
May 22, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Ball State, 9-6, in MAC Tournament Second Round The No. 8 seeded University of Akron baseball team and No. 5 Ball State waged a back-and-forth battle in the second round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament on Thursday night with the Zips falling to the Cardinals, 9-6, at All Pro Freight Stadium.
May 21, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in Brazil Day One Blog - Victor Souto The University of Akron men's soccer team is currently in the midst of a 10-journey to Brazil. During the trip members of the squad will write blogs about their thoughts and feelings on the once-in-a-lifetime experience of the trip.
May 21, 2015 | Women's Tennis Cohen, Shkundina & Zerbola Earn Academic All-MAC Honors Three University of Akron women’s tennis players— junior Madison Cohen (Huntingdon Valley, Pa.), senior Olga Shkundina (Ufa, Russia), and junior Martina Zerbola (Neuquen, Argentina)— were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference women’s tennis team on Thursday.
May 21, 2015 | Track & Field School-record 35 Akron student-athletes qualify for NCAA East Preliminary Round The University of Akron track and field program will send a school-record 35 student-athletes from its men's and women's teams – competing in 26 events – to the NCAA East Preliminary Round at North Florida University in Jacksonville, Fla., from May 28-30. The number of qualifiers is a program high for the Zips and the most from any Mid-American Conference school this season.
May 20, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens MAC Tournament with 5-4 Upset Win against Top-Seeded CMU A two-run eighth inning lifted the No. 8 seeded University of Akron baseball team over No. 1 Central Michigan, 5-4, in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament Wednesday evening at All Pro Freight Stadium.
May 20, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Post-Regular Season Bowerman Award Watch List In the midst of a stellar campaign for the Akron track and field team, two-time NCAA Champion junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member Post-Regular Season Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
May 20, 2015 | General News Limited Spots Remain for Varsity “A” Association Beer and Wine Tasting Event The Second-Annual Varsity “A” Association Beer and Wine Tasting event is scheduled for Friday, May 29, at Todaro’s Party Center in Akron.
May 19, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Mamarella, Valek Earn MAC Postseason Honors The University of Akron baseball netted three All-Mid-American Conference honorees in redshirt senior outfielder Joey Havrilak, redshirt freshman outfielder Mason Mamarella and junior left-handed pitcher John Valek III, the league office announced at an annual awards ceremony Tuesday evening. The teams were voted on by the league's head coaches.
May 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Opens MAC Tournament on Wednesday against Central Michigan The University of Akron baseball team will be making its second-straight Mid-American Conference Tournament appearance beginning on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. against Central Michigan at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio.
May 19, 2015 | Track & Field Sixteen Zips garner All-MAC Track and Field accolades Sixteen members of the Akron men's and women's track and field team garnered All-Mid-American Conference accolades when the league announced its all-league honorees following the conclusion of this past weekend's MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championship in Muncie, Ind.
May 18, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Akron Announces 2015 Women’s Volleyball Schedule First-year head coach Tom Hanna announced the University of Akron’s 2015 women’s volleyball schedule, which includes eight Mid-American Conference home matches to be played at James A. Rhodes Arena, on Monday.
May 18, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips' Men's Soccer set for once-in-a-lifetime visit to Brazil The University of Akron men's soccer team is in the midst of final preparations for a 10-day trip to Brazil (May 20-30) that will provide a once in a lifetime cultural and training experience for the Zips.
May 16, 2015 | Track & Field Akron captures MAC Women's Track and Field Championship; Zips' men finish second The University of Akron women's track and field team closed out the final day of the Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship on Saturday, May 16, in style as the Zips captured their sixth overall outdoor title and first since 2009.
May 17, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips' Holthusen named to FIFA U-20 World Cup roster for New Zealand University of Akron men's soccer sophomore Stuart Holthusen (Auckland, New Zealand) has been named to the New Zealand national team that will compete at the upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup head coach Darren Bazeley announced.
May 16, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Regular Season Finale to Kent State, 3-2, in 10 Innings The Zips fell to crosstown rival Kent State, 3-2, in its regular season finale at Lee R. Jackson Field after the Golden Flashes broke a 2-all tie in the top of the 10th inning to take the three-game Mid-American Conference series and earn one point toward the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge.
May 16, 2015 | Baseball Baseball's Regular Season Finale Moved to 1 p.m. The University of Akron baseball team and Kent State have agreed to move up today’s first pitch at Lee R. Jackson Field to 1 p.m. from 4 p.m. due to expected inclement weather in the afternoon forecast.
May 15, 2015 | Track & Field Akron maintains men's and women's lead at Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship Strong second-day performances from the University of Akron track and field team at the Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship on Friday, May 15, have placed the Zips in contention to win their sixth men's and women's outdoor league titles when the meet concludes on Saturday, May 16.
May 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Defeats Kent State, 2-1, on Senior Day; Clinches a Spot in MAC Tournament A strong combined pitching performance from junior starter JT Brubaker and senior reliever Pat Dyer on Friday lifted the University of Akron over Kent State, 2-1, to give Akron the victory it needed to clinch a spot in next week's Mid-American Conference Tournament.
May 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Kent State, 7-1, in Diamond Classic for the Kids The University of Akron baseball team fell to Kent State by a final score of 7-1 on Thursday evening after a big fifth inning from the Golden Flashes at Canal Park in the annual Diamond Classic for the Kids.
May 14, 2015 | Track & Field Trio of Zips win titles to spark Akron to leads at MAC Track and Field Championship A trio of first-place performances from seniors Jess Delic (Cresson, Pa.) and Bryce Lemon (New Brighton, Pa.) and redshirt sophomore Caroline Hasse (Potsdam, Germany) highlighted the first-day efforts of the Akron track and field team at the Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship on Thursday, May 14.
May 14, 2015 | General News Zips Participate in Walk A Mile in Her Shoes Event Several intercollegiate teams from The University of Akron Department of Athletics participated in Akron’s “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” event last month.
May 14, 2015 | Track & Field Zips’ SAAC Helps Haven of Rest The University of Akron’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) dropped off a clothing donation to the Haven of Rest this week.
May 14, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – May 14, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about the Diamond Classic for the Kids, the MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, and more.
May 14, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron and Crew SC announce potential 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field, the home of The University of Akron men's and women's soccer programs – has been announced as a potential home site for a fourth-round match in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on either June 16 or June 17.
May 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Kent State in Final Regular Season MAC Series The University of Akron baseball team (24-26, 12-12 MAC) welcomes crosstown rival Kent State (29-19, 16-8 MAC) for a pivotal Mid-American Conference series beginning on Thursday, May 14 with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch at Canal Park in downtown Akron.
May 13, 2015 | Track & Field Akron primed for Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship The Akron men's and women's track and field team will join the rest of their Mid-American Conference members this Thursday through Saturday, May 14-16, to compete at the league's Outdoor Championships, hosted by Ball State University.
May 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Canisius, 5-3, in Final Midweek Game A strong start from freshman starting pitcher Josh Lapiana and a three-RBI day for redshirt senior outfielder Darius Washington was not enough to lift the University of Akron baseball team over Canisius on Tuesday as the Zips fell, 5-3, at Lee R. Jackson Field.
May 12, 2015 Zips Football to Hold Annual Summer Jamboree Golf Outing on June 8 The University of Akron football program will hold its annual Summer Jamboree Golf Outing, presented by LeafFilter, on Monday, June 8, at Shale Creek Golf Club in Medina.
May 12, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks named MAC Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week Akron senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
May 12, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips in the Pros - May 2015 Former University of Akron men's soccer standouts have found success this season as more than 20 former Zips are currently playing professional soccer both in the United States and abroad.
May 11, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Canisius for Final Non-Conference Clash on Tuesday The University of Akron baseball team (24-25) hosts Canisius on Tuesday, May 12 at Lee R. Jackson Field for the final non-conference contest of the 2015 slate. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
May 11, 2015 | Softball Fruin Named Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Week Sophomore Savannah Fruin (Delray Beach, Fla.) was named the Zips’ Student-Athlete of the Week on May 11.
May 11, 2015 | Baseball Pusateri Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week In a key rubber match against the Bulls with MAC Tournament implications on the line, Pusateri, a redshirt senior right-hander, led Akron to a 4-3 victory to take the three-game series.
May 10, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Beats Buffalo, 4-3 In the bottom of the ninth, sophomore catcher Brian Lees (Brunswick, Ohio) smacked an RBI single to right field, giving the University of Akron baseball team a 4-3 walk-off win over Buffalo in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
May 9, 2015 | Track & Field Pair of school records highlight Zips' efforts at Campbell/Wright Invitational Senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and redshirt sophomore Weronika Gaudyn (Kracow, Poland) each registered school-record marks to spark the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the final day of the Campbell/Wright Invitational on Saturday, May 9, at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.
May 9, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Suffers Late Loss to Buffalo, 6-5; Game Three Moved to Noon on Sunday The Zips were unable to string together a late rally after Buffalo took its first lead of the game in a two-run eighth inning, as the University of Akron baseball team fell to the Bulls, 6-5, on Saturday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
May 8, 2015 | Track & Field Rowland leads Zips on opening day of Campbell/Wright Invitational A quartet of top-five finishes highlighted the efforts of the Akron track and field squad on the opening day of the Campbell/Wright Invitational on Friday, May 8, at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.
May 8, 2015 | Baseball Valek, Beaver Allow Three Total Hits in Baseball's 4-1 Victory over Buffalo Junior starting pitcher John Valek III starved Buffalo of a run until the seventh inning on Friday, allowing just three hits in 7.0 innings pitched to lead Akron to a 4-1 victory over the Bulls at Lee R. Jackson Field.
May 8, 2015 | Softball #7 Akron Ends Season with 3-2 Loss to #1 Kent State in 8 Innings The seventh-seeded University of Akron softball team closed the 2015 season with a 3-2 loss to No. 1 seed Kent State in eight innings at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championship on Friday afternoon at Firestone Stadium.
May 8, 2015 | General News Forty-One Zips Student-Athletes to Graduate this Weekend The 41 graduates will represent 13 of Akron’s 19 athletics programs.
May 7, 2015 | Softball #7 Akron Upsets #6 Northern Illinois; Plays #1 Kent State on Friday The seventh-seeded University of Akron softball team upset No. 6 seed Northern Illinois, 9-5, at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championship on Thursday evening at Firestone Stadium. The Zips now face No. 1 seed Kent State on Friday, May 8, at 1 p.m.
May 7, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Buffalo for Three-Game Series This Weekend Game one of the set begins on Friday, May 8 at 3 p.m. The series will continue on Saturday with a 1 p.m. first pitch and will conclude Sunday at 1 p.m.
May 7, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – May 7, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about graduation weekend, the upcoming Diamond Classic for the Kids and more.
May 7, 2015 | Track & Field Akron set to host Campbell/Wright Invitational In its final tune-up before next week's Mid-American Conference Track and Field Championship, the University of Akron track and field team will welcome six teams to the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex this weekend for the Campbell/Wright Invitational.
May 7, 2015 | Men's Basketball 2014-15 Zips Men's Basketball Highlight Video Check out the sights and sounds from the 2014-15 Zips Basketball season.
May 6, 2015 | Softball #7 Seed Akron Softball Falls to #2 Seed Ball State, 10-2 The seventh-seeded University of Akron softball team opened play at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championship with a 10-2 loss to second-seeded Ball State in six innings on Wednesday afternoon at Firestone Stadium. The Zips now face No. 6 seed Northern Illinois on Thursday, May 7, at 6 p.m.
May 6, 2015 | Track & Field Barber tabbed to May Watch List for The Bowerman Award In the midst of a stellar campaign for the Akron track and field team, two-time NCAA Champion junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member May Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
May 6, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Murphy named MAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) have been honored by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
May 6, 2015 | Track & Field Fourth-Annual Akron Pole Vault Convention set for January The University of Akron track and field program will host the Fourth-Annual Pole Vault Convention at Stile Athletics Field House from January 8-10, 2016. The event is designed to be an all-inclusive pole vault experience for athletes, coaches and parents and will feature classroom sessions, learn-by-doing clinics, and competitions. Instructors will include world-class coaches and vaulters, in addition to top collegiate and club coaches from the region.
May 5, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC Pitcher of the Week for Fifth Time Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the East Division for the fifth time this season, the league announced on Tuesday.
May 5, 2015 | Softball #7 Akron Softball Takes on #2 Ball State in MAC Championship First Round on Wednesday Seventh-seeded Akron softball opens play at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championship on Wednesday, May 6, against No. 2 seed Ball State at 3:30 p.m. All games in the MAC's double elimination tournament will be played at Firestone Stadium in Akron, Ohio.
May 5, 2015 | Softball Three Zips Earn All-MAC Softball Honors Three University of Akron softball players-- senior OF Taryn Allmon, junior RHP Erin Seiler, and freshman OF Taylor Kirian-- have earned All-Mid-American Conference honors for the 2015 season, the league announced on Tuesday.
May 5, 2015 | Track & Field Akron rises in the latest USTFCCCA national rankings The Akron men's track and field squads moved up to No. 23 in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, May 4.
May 4, 2015 Three Former Zips Sign NFL Free Agent Contracts Three graduating University of Akron football players have signed with National Football League (NFL) teams as free agents.
May 3, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes 2015 MAC Championship in Ninth Place Yann Pfeiffer and George Baylis posted top-25 finishes while playing in their first MAC Championship event.
May 3, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Bowling Green in Series Finale, 9-2 The University of Akron baseball team could not fight off a five-run fifth inning from Bowling Green on Sunday afternoon as the Zips fell to the Falcons, 9-2, in the three-game series finale at Steller Field.
May 3, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Closes Regular Season with 8-1 Win at Ohio; Earns #7 Seed for MAC Tourney The University of Akron softball team closed out the regular season with an 8-1 win at Ohio in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Ohio Softball Field. Akron earned the No. 7 seed for the 2015 MAC Softball Championship, to be held May 6-9 at Firestone Stadium, and will face No. 2 seed Ball State on Wednesday, May 6, at 3:30 p.m.
May 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips establish five school records at Longhorn Invitational Five school records highlighted the efforts of the Akron track and field team at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday, May 2.
May 2, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Wins at Ohio, 3-2 The University of Akron softball team picked up a 3-2 win at Ohio in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Ohio Softball Field.
May 2, 2015 | Track & Field Akron turns in solid efforts at Jesse Owens Track and Field Classic Finishing 10th in the 400-meter hurdles in 55.81 to lead the way for the Akron track and field team on the final day of the Jesse Owens Track and Field Classic on Saturday, May 2, was freshman Adam Downing (Sylvania, Ohio).
May 2, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Remains in Ninth Place at MAC Championship Yann Pfeiffer and George Baylis sit inside the top-25, ending the day in a tie for 21st place with three-round tallies of 225 (+9).
May 2, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Slips Past Bowling Green in 6-4 Comeback Victory A three-run eighth inning lifted Akron over Bowling Green, 6-4, on Saturday at Stellar Field. Dom Iero collected two RBI and Matt LaRocca earned his ninth save.
May 1, 2015 | Track & Field Papp and Slane lead Zips on opening night of Jesse Owens Track and Field Classic Fifth-year senior Dylan Papp (Green, Ohio) registered a second-place performance in the men's 5,000 meters to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the opening night of the Jesse Owens Track and Field Classic on Friday, May 1.
May 1, 2015 | Baseball Late Rally Falls Short in Baseball’s 7-4 Loss to Bowling Green An RBI double from sophomore infielder Dom Iero and a two-run single from junior outfielder Kris Simonton in the ninth inning was not enough for the University of Akron baseball team to overcome its deficit as it fell to Bowling Green, 7-4, on Friday at Steller Field.
May 1, 2015 | Women's Basketball Women's Basketball celebrates 2014-15 campaign The University of Akron women's basketball team celebrated its 2014-15 campaign at the squad's annual award dinner on Friday, May 1, at FirstMerit Foundation Club Level (fifth floor) of InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field, as head coach Jodi Kest handed out awards to six student-athletes.
May 1, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf in Ninth Place After Day One of MAC Championship Yann Pfeiffer led they way for Akron, closing play in 19th place with a score of 149 (+5).
May 1, 2015 | Softball Softball Closes out Regular-Season at Ohio This Weekend Akron softball closes out the regular-season at Ohio with single MAC games on Saturday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 3, at 1 p.m.
May 1, 2015 | Softball Softball Signs Two JUCO Transfers for 2015-16 University of Akron softball head coach Julie Jones announced on Friday that junior college standouts Ashley Sims (Brooksville, Fla.) and Anna Tarpley (Jacksonville, Fla.) have committed to the program for the 2015-16 academic year.
May 1, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Gwozdz Commits to Akron Volleyball University of Akron volleyball head coach Tom Hanna announced on Friday that Kayla Gwozdz (Temperance, Mich.) has committed to the program for the 2015-16 academic year.
April 30, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 30, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill recaps the Second Annual Zippy Awards, previews the MAC Men's Golf Championship, takes a look at the summer camps schedule and more.
April 30, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Bowling Green for Final Regular Season MAC Series on the Road Game one of the three-game set begins on Friday, May 1 at 3 p.m. The series continues on Saturday with a 1 p.m. first pitch and will conclude Sunday at 1 p.m.
April 30, 2015 Z:360 - April 30
April 30, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to compete at Longhorn Invitational and Jesse Owen Track and Field Classic The University of Akron track and field team returns to the track this weekend participating at the Longhorn Invitational in Austin, Texas, and at the Jesse Owens Memorial Classic in Columbus, Ohio.
April 30, 2015 | Track & Field Akron jumps into the top 25 in latest USTFCCCA national rankings The University of Akron men's track and field squad checked in at No. 25 in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings.
April 30, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf to Play Host to 2015 MAC Championship This Weekend The event will feature 72 holes over three days, with rounds one and two set for Friday, and rounds three and four are set for Saturday and Sunday, respectively.
April 30, 2015 Five Zips Named to 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) has named five University of Akron football players to its 2015 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, which is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college career.
April 30, 2015 | Men's Soccer Limited spots remain for Men's Soccer Day Camps With another big turnout expected for the University of Akron men's soccer Day Camps, which run from June 15-19 and June 22-26, interested youth soccer players are strongly encouraged to preregister as limited spots remain.
April 29, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Defeats Youngstown State, 4-2 Redshirt junior infielder Gerrad Rohan issued a perfect 4-for-4 performance at the plate to rake in a pair of RBI on Wednesday, leading the University of Akron baseball team to a 4-2 victory over Youngstown State at Eastwood Field.
April 29, 2015 Zips Weekly - April 28 In the final show of the academic year, David Suntup reviews the Zips' action.
April 29, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Peresie Receives Five-Year Contract Extension University of Akron swimming and diving head coach Brian Peresie has received afive-year contract extension, Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill announced on Wednesday. The extension, which is pending approval by the UA Board of Trustees, will keep Peresie at the helm of the program through the 2020 season.
April 29, 2015 Rifle Holding Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser Today and Tomorrow Head on over to Schrank Hall South, Room 7, for fun, games and more as the Zips Rifle team holds its annual Spring Fling Fundraiser.
April 29, 2015 | Women's Soccer Women's Soccer Adds Three Student-Athletes to 2015 Roster Annabelle (Lucas) Hegeman, Sydney Sleek and Samara Yurchak have been added to the Zips' roster for the 2015 season.
April 28, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Sweeps Twinbill from Cleveland State The University of Akron softball team closed out its home slate with two victories over Cleveland State in non-conference action on Tuesday afternoon at the Lee R. Jackson.
April 28, 2015 | Baseball LaRocca's Eighth-Inning Single Lifts Akron over Malone, 9-7 Redshirt senior infielder Matt LaRocca knocked a two-run single to right-center to break a 7-all tie in the bottom of the eighth and lift the University of Akron baseball team to a 9-7 victory over Malone on Tuesday at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 28, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Murphy tabbed as MAC Track and Field Athletes of the Week Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
April 27, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts Cleveland State in Home Finale on Tuesday Akron softball closes out regular-season home play with Cleveland State on Tuesday, April 28, at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field.
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 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Malone and Travels to Youngstown State for Midweek Games The University of Akron baseball team (19-22) plays host to Malone (26-18) at Lee R. Jackson Field on Tuesday for a 3 p.m. first pitch before traveling to take on Youngstown State (13-25) at Eastwood Field on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
April 26, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips close out exhibition campaign splitting pair of matches versus VCU The University of Akron men's soccer team split a pair of matches versus VCU in its final action of the spring exhibition campaign on Sunday, April 26, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 26, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Concludes 2015 MAC Championship in Eighth Place Akron ended the championship event with a score of 970 (+106), with three Zips finishing tied for 30th place.
April 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Series Finale at Ohio, 5-3 The University of Akron baseball team held a 2-0 advantage in the top of the first inning but could not hang on as Ohio posted a four-run fifth on Sunday to defeat the Zips, 5-3, at Bob Wren Stadium.
April 26, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Falls to Ball State, 5-3 The University of Akron softball team fell to Ball State, 5-3, in its Strike Out Cancer game on Sunday afternoon in Mid-American Conference play at the Lee R. Jackson.
April 25, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Murphy earn titles at Drake Relays Akron junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) each captured Drake Relays' championship flags following their victories in the elite pole vault and 800 meters, respectively, on Saturday, April 25, at the Drake Relays.
April 25, 2015 | Track & Field Zips earn eight first-place finishes at Ashland Alumni Open Eight first-place performances highlighted the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the final day of the Ashland Alumni Open on Saturday, April 25.
April 25, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Falls to Ball State on Senior Day, 9-3 The University of Akron softball team fell to Ball State, 9-3, on Saturday afternoon in Mid-American Conference play at the Lee R. Jackson.
April 25, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf in Fifth Place After Day Two of MAC Championship Akron remains in the hunt for the program's best-ever conference finish while three Zips sit inside the top 25 with one round to play.
April 25, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Ohio on Saturday, 6-1 The University of Akron baseball team dropped game two of a three-game Mid-American Conference series to Ohio by a final score of 6-1 on Saturday at Bob Wren Stadium.
April 24, 2015 | Track & Field Moore and Roth highlight Hillsdale Relays for Akron Redshirt junior Maria Moore (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) finished 14th in the women's 5,000 meters to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field team on Friday, April 24, at the Hillsdale College Gina Relays.
April 24, 2015 | Baseball Valek Sharp in 1-0 Loss to Ohio on Friday Junior starting pitcher John Valek III allowed just one run over 8.1 innings pitched with Ohio plating the game's only run on an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 1-0, on Friday at Bob Wren Stadium.
April 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis Shkundina, Geier & Blinova Honored With Team Awards The University of Akron women’s tennis team honored three of its players during the team’s annual end-of-year awards luncheon on Friday.
April 24, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks leads Akron at Ashland Alumni Open Sparked by senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.), the Akron track and field team posted a pair of top-five finishes on the opening day of the Ashland Alumni Open on Friday, April 24.
April 24, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Back-to-Back 10-Inning Games The University of Akron softball team had a long afternoon on Friday, dropping back-to-back 10-innings games to Miami (Ohio) in Mid-American Conference play at the Lee R. Jackson.
April 24, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Tied for Fifth Place After Day One of MAC Championship Three Zips sit inside the top-25, led by Frida Fougberg, entering Saturday's second round.
April 24, 2015 | Track & Field Rowland finishes sixth at Drake Relays Sophomore Matt Rowland (Bellevue, Ohio) turned in a sixth-place performance in the pole vault to highlight the efforts of the Akron track and field team on Friday, April 24, at the Drake Relays.
April 24, 2015 Z:360 - April 23 Check out features on men's golf Yann Pfeiffer's special skills, the dog that retrieves foul balls, and baseball's signal calling in this week's show.
April 24, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Moves Saturday's Game against Ohio to 10 a.m. In anticipation of inclement weather, the University of Akron baseball team has moved its first pitch on Saturday, April 25 against Ohio to 10 a.m. Originally, the contest was set to begin at 3 p.m.
April 23, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 23, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews the first MAC championship event of the spring, wraps up spring Football and more.
April 23, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Ohio for Three-Game Set This Weekend The three-game set begins on Friday, April 24, with a 6 p.m. first pitch and will continue on Saturday at 3 p.m. The series will conclude on Sunday with first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m.
April 23, 2015 | Women's Tennis Shkundina Earns Sportsmanship Award, All-MAC Honors Akron senior women’s tennis player Olga Shkundina (Ufa, Russia) was named the 2015 recipient of the Leann Grimes Davidge Sportsmanship Award, the Mid-American Conference announced on Thursday.
April 23, 2015 | Baseball LaRocca Named to Olerud Award Watch List Redshirt senior infielder and right-handed pitcher Matt LaRocca is one of 36 players being considered for the 2015 John Olerud Two-Way Player of the Year Award by the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.
April 22, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Volleyball Announces 2015 Summer Camp Schedule Starting at just $25, the Zips Volleyball Camps feature a number of different programs for players of various skill levels.
April 23, 2015 | Softball Akron Sofball Hosts Miami, Ball State in MAC Home Finale This Weekend Akron softball returns to Lee R. Jackson Field to close out MAC play at home. UA hosts Miami (Ohio) in a twinbill on Friday, April 24 at 1 p.m. The Zips host MAC West leader Ball State in single MAC games on Saturday, April 25, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 26, at 1 p.m. Prior to Saturday's game, the five members of the Senior Class will be honored. Sunday's game has been designated as the Zips' Strike Out Cancer game.
April 23, 2015 | Men's Basketball Early Bird Registration for Men's Basketball Camps Ends April 30 Students registering for the Zips Basketball School, Offensive Skills Camp and Guard Academy can save $15.00 per camp if registered by April 30.
April 23, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron closes out spring exhibition campaign battling VCU The Akron men's soccer team is set to conclude it spring exhibition campaign this Sunday, April 26, as the Zips welcome VCU to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field for a pair of matches at 5 and 7 p.m.
April 23, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Set for 2015 MAC Championship This Weekend The Zips will take the course on Friday, with tee times starting at 8:50 a.m. ET.
April 23, 2015 Akron and Clemson to Play Football Game in 2020 The University of Akron football team will play Clemson University on Sept. 19, 2020, Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill and head coach Terry Bowden announced on Thursday.
April 22, 2015 | Track & Field Barber tests himself against talented field at Drake Relays Street Vault Among one of the most-talented gathering of pole vaulters in the United States during the 2015 outdoor campaign, Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) surpassed 17-6.50 (5.35m) to finish tied for third at the Drake Relays Street Vault on Wednesday, April 22.
April 22, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron Women’s Soccer Finishes Spring Exhibition Season Undefeated The University of Akron women’s soccer team, under the guidance of first-year head coach Noreen Herlihy, finished its spring exhibition play at 3-0-1. In their final spring outings, the Zips shut out Tiffin University, 6-0, and Ursuline, 5-0.
April 22, 2015 | Men's Basketball Jake Kretzer and Reggie McAdams Named Academic All-MAC The honor is the second for McAdams, who earned Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention honors during the 2013-14 season, and the first for Kretzer.
April 22, 2015 | Track & Field Trio of meets ahead for Akron Track and Field squad this weekend The University of Akron track and field team is set to participate in a trio of meets this week traveling to compete at the Ashland Alumni Open, Drake and Hillsdale Relays.
April 22, 2015 Zips Weekly - April 22 David Suntup recaps all the Zips' weekly events.
April 22, 2015 | Baseball Akron’s Baseball Game with Canisius Postponed Akron baseball’s game with Canisius, scheduled for today, Wednesday, April 22, has been postponed because of weather.
April 22, 2015 | Softball Softball Twinbill with Dayton Cancelled for Wednesday Akron softball's doubleheader with Dayton today has been cancelled because of weather.
April 21, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cruises to 7-4 Win over Western Michigan A bases-clearing, three-run double from sophomore infielder Dom Iero in the bottom of the third inning sparked the University of Akron's offense as it posted a pair of three-run innings and 12 total hits to cruise past Western Michigan, 7-4, at All Pro Freight Stadium on Tuesday.
April 21, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts Dayton on Wednesday in Non-Conference Twinbill Akron softball returns home to host Dayton in non-conference action on Wednesday, April 22, at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 21, 2015 | Men's Golf Baylis Posts Top-Five Finish at Cobra Puma Invitational Thanks to a career-low round, George Baylis finished tied for fourth place on Tuesday. Four Zips competed in the event as individuals.
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 21, 2015 | Track & Field Garcia Jou and Murphy earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Women's and Men's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
April 21, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC Pitcher of the Week for Fourth Time Akron junior Erin Seiler was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the East Division for the fourth time this season, the league announced on Tuesday.
April 20, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Set to Take on Western Michigan and Canisius in Midweek Action Akron will take on Western Michigan on Tuesday in a non-conference tilt at 3 p.m. at All-Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio as the home team, before returning to Lee R. Jackson Field to host Canisius (18-22) on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
April 20, 2015 | Men's Golf Baylis and Williams Sit Inside Top-25 After Day One of Cobra Puma Invitational George Baylis is tied for 13th place while J.B. Williams is tied for 24th place to lead four Akron individuals. The Zips did not post a team score.
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 19, 2015 | Men's Golf Four Individuals to Represent Men's Golf at Cobra Puma Invitational George Baylis, J.B. Williams, Harry Whittle and Zach Gollwitzer will compete at the event, which is set to begin on Monday.
April 19, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Miami (Ohio) in 13 Innings A Miami (Ohio) home run in the top of the 13th inning doomed the University of Akron baseball team on Sunday in the series finale against the RedHawks at Lee R. Jackson Field as the Zips fell 8-7 in extras.
April 19, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Finishes in 12th Place at Lady Buckeye Invitational The tournament served as the final regular-season event before next weekend's Mid-American Conference Championship.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Watch Shawn Barber as the announcement of the 85th Sullivan Award is unveiled Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has found his way to New York City in advance of the announcement of the winner of the 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award on Sunday, April 19, at the New York Athletic Club.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Christian highlights efforts of Akron at Beach Invitational The Akron track and field team received five top-five finishes as the Zips concluded their efforts at the Beach Invitational on Saturday, April 18.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Garcia Jou leads Zips at Mt. Sac Relays Senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) captured the women's high jump invitational to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field squad on Saturday, April 18, at the Mt. Sac Relays.
April 18, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron registers 5-1 victory past Sigma FC in exhibition play Sparked by a three-goal evening from Adam Najem (Clifton, N.J.), the Akron men's soccer team registered a 5-1 exhibition victory past Sigma FC on Saturday, April 18, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 18, 2015 | Women's Golf Women’s Golf in 12th Place After Day One of Lady Buckeye Invitational The Akron women’s golf team opened the Lady Buckeye Invitational with rounds of 329 (+41) and 310 (+22) to finish day one in 12th place at 639 (+63) on Saturday at Ohio State’s Scarlet Golf Course.
April 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Close Battle against Miami (Ohio), 11-9 Akron's one-run lead entering the top of the ninth inning was not enough to hold off Miami (Ohio) as the University of Akron's baseball team suffered a 11-9 loss to the RedHawks on Saturday after Miami managed a three-run ninth inning to win game two of the series at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 18, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Sweeps Bowling Green in MAC Play The University of Akron softball team swept a Mid-American Conference twinbill at Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon at the Meserve Field.
April 18, 2015 Blue Shuts Out White, 10-0, in Akron Spring Game Akron football’s Blue squad shut out its White counterpart, 10-0, in the Zips’ annual Spring Game on Saturday afternoon at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
April 18, 2015 | Track & Field Akron posts strong efforts at Walsh Invitational The University of Akron track and field team posted a trio of second-place efforts at the Walsh Invitational on Saturday, April 18.
April 17, 2015 | Track & Field Gray's school-record time fuels Zips' efforts at Mt. Sac Relays Led by a school-record time in the men's 400-meter run by redshirt junior Brent Gray (Cincinnati, Ohio), the Akron track and field team registered four first-place performances in second-day competition at the Mt. Sac Relays on Friday, April 17.
April 17, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Splits MAC Twinbill at Toledo The University of Akron softball team split a Mid-American Conference twinbill at Toledo on Friday afternoon at the Scott Park Complex. Akron won the first game, 2-1 in nine innings, and fell 3-2 in the night cap.
April 17, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Valek Shine in 7-4 Win over Miami (Ohio) Redshirt senior outfielder Joey Havrilak and junior starting pitcher John Valek III led the University of Akron baseball team to issue strong performances on both sides of the ball on Friday as it defeated Miami (Ohio), 7-4, at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 17, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Beats NIU, 6-1, in Regular-Season Finale The University of Akron women’s tennis team closed the regular season with a 6-1 win over Northern Illinois in Mid-American Conference play on Friday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
April 16, 2015 Rosters for Akron’s Annual Spring Game Announced Head football coach Terry Bowden has announced the rosters for the Zips’ annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
April 17, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Places 13 Student-Athletes on Academic All-MAC Team Thirteen members of the University of Akron swimming and diving team were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team and recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments, the league office announced Friday.
April 17, 2015 | Track & Field Fourteen members of Zips' Track and Field squad earn Academic All-MAC accolades Akron track and field squad garnered 14 selections when the Mid-American Conference unveiled its 2015 Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Academic All-MAC teams on Friday.
April 17, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips continue exhibition campaign hosting Sigma FC The Akron men's soccer team continues exhibition action this Saturday, April 18, as the Zips host Sigma FC, a Canadian soccer academy based in Toronto, Ontario, which competes in Leauge1 Ontario, in a 7 p.m. match at FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks earns second-place mark at Hammers and Hot Dogs competition Senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.) garnered a second-place performance to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field squad at the Hammers and Hot Dogs competition as part of the Bryan Clay Invitational on Thursday, April 16.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Trio of first-place finishes highlight Zips' efforts at Cal State LA Twilight Open The Akron track and field squad earned three first-place finishes to spark the Zips' efforts at the Cal State Los Angeles Twilight Open on Thursday, April 16.
April 17, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 17, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about this weekend's Spring Game, Shawn Barber's big week and more.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Zupan opens Mt. Sac Relays with strong effort in 3,000-meter steeplechase Akron track and field sophomore Dan Zupan (Berea, Ohio) narrowly missed establishing a career-best time in the 3,000-meter steeplechase on Thursday, April 16, at the Mt. Sac Relays, finishing eighth in 8:59.62.
April 16, 2015 | Track & Field Cieslinski and Siefring earn strong showings at California Invitational Combined Events University of Akron redshirt sophomore Quentin Cieslinski (Madison, Ohio) and freshman Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) placed third and sixth, respectively, in the decathlon and heptathlon at the California Invitational Combined Events at Azusa Pacific University on Thursday, April 15.
April 17, 2015 Z:360 - April 16 Go behind the scenes with football kicker Robert Stein and Zippy.
April 16, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Miami (Ohio) for Three-Game Set This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team (17-17, 8-4 MAC) is set to host Miami (Ohio) (6-27, 4-8 MAC) for a three-game series at home this weekend beginning with a 3 p.m. first pitch on Friday, April 17.
April 16, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Travels to Toledo, Bowling Green for Weekend MAC Action Akron softball travels to Toledo for Mid-American Conference play with a doubleheader on Friday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at the Scott Park Complex. The Zips then travel to Bowling Green for single MAC games on Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 19, at 1 p.m. at Meserve Field.
April 16, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Closes Regular Season with NIU The University of Akron women’s tennis team closes the regular season in a Mid-American Conference match with Northern Illinois on Friday, April 17, at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. Senior Olga Shkundina will be honored before the match.
April 15, 2015 Akron Football’s Annual Spring Game Set for Saturday Zips’ Football will host its annual Spring Game on Saturday, April 18, at 1 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. Admission to the game and parking are FREE.
April 16, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Heads to Columbus for Lady Buckeye Invitational The first two rounds are set for Saturday, with the first round starting at 8:30 a.m. ET. Fans can follow all of the action live via Golfstat Live Scoring.
April 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Adds Daniel Utomi to Class of 2015 Utomi, a 6-6 combo forward from Westside High School, was named the District 20-6A Most Valuable Player in 2015 after averaging 27 points and 14 rebounds per game.
April 15, 2015 | Track & Field Cieslinski and Siefring open competition at California Invitational Combined Events Redshirt sophomore Quentin Cieslinski (Madison, Ohio) and freshman Jackie Siefring (Covington, Ohio) opened competition for the Akron track and field team at the California Invitational Combined Events at Azusa Pacific University on Wednesday, April 15, participating in first-day events in the decathlon and heptathlon, respectively.
April 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Dayton in Midweek Action, 2-1 Freshman starting pitcher Josh Lapiana held Dayton scoreless through his first 6.0 innings on the mound as Akron held a 1-0 advantage over the Flyers until Dayton managed a two-run seventh inning to defeat the Zips, 2-1, at Woerner Field at Time Warner Cable Stadium on Wednesday.
April 15, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to April Watch List for Bowerman Award In the midst of a stellar campaign for the Akron track and field team, two-time NCAA Champion junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member April Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
April 15, 2015 | General News Akron Dance Team Has Strong Showing at NDA Nationals The squad posted its best finish in school history, missing the finals by 0.02 points and finishing third in the consolation competition.
April 15, 2015 Zips Weekly - April 14 David Suntup reviews all the week's event.
April 14, 2015 | Track & Field Action-packed weekend awaits Akron Track and Field The University of Akron track and field team faces a challenging week, as the Zips will participate in six different competitions beginning on Wednesday, April 15.
April 14, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Splits Twinbill at Youngstown State The University of Akron softball team split a twinbill at Youngstown State on Tuesday afternoon at the YSU Softball Complex.
April 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Shuts Out Marshall, 7-0 While sophomore starting pitcher Josh Davis twirled 6.0 scoreless innings with eight strikeouts on Tuesday, redshirt junior catcher Derek Carmichael led the Zips' offense with three RBI as the University of Akron baseball team blanked Marshall, 7-0, at Lee R. Jackson Field to pick up its sixth-straight win at home.
April 14, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Week for the East Division, the league announced on Tuesday.
April 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Set for Pair of Midweek Games The University of Akron baseball team (16-16) is set to host Marshall (11-23) for a midweek game on Tuesday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field before traveling to take on Dayton (9-24) on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. first pitch at Time Warner Cable Stadium in Dayton, Ohio.
April 13, 2015 | Track & Field Barber featured on cover of Track and Field News University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) garnered some well-deserved attention from Track and Field News as he adorned the cover of the magazine's May 2015 issue.
April 13, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Travels to Youngstown State for Tuesday Twinbill Akron softball travels to Youngstown State on Tuesday, April 14, for a 3 p.m. doubleheader at the YSU Softball Complex.
April 13, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer announces weekend scheduling change The University of Akron men's soccer team has announced a scheduling change for its exhibition matches on Saturday, April 18, versus Sigma FC scheduled for 6 and 8 p.m., respectively, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 13, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Earns MAC East Pitcher of the Week Honors for Second Time Brubaker (4-3) recorded his third-straight win in as many starts as he also tossed at least seven innings for the third consecutive outing. He struck out a career-high 11 batters without issuing a walk in 7.0 innings pitched.
April 13, 2015 | General News Listen to Bowden and King on Final Zips Live of 2014-15 at Johnny J's in the Valley University of Akron football head coach Terry Bowden and women's golf head coach Jenny King 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).
April 12, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Regular Season with 12th-Place Finish Louis Birchall closed the weekend in a tie for 23rd place with a total score of 217 (+4). The Zips finished the day with a 54-hole score of 885 (+33).
April 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Completes Three-Game Sweep with 5-4 Walk-Off Win over NIU A sacrifice fly from Brian Lees in the bottom of the ninth inning plated Mason Mamarella to lift the Zips to a 5-4 win over Northern Illinois on Sunday.
April 12, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Shuts Out Buffalo, 9-0 in 5 Innings On the scoreboard as the visiting team for the second consecutive day, the University of Akron softball team shut out Buffalo, 9-0 in five innings in Mid-American Conference play, on a sunny Sunday afternoon at its own Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 11, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips earn 3-0 exhibition victory over Butler A trio of second-half goals lifted the University of Akron men's soccer team to a 3-0 exhibition victory over Butler on Saturday, April 11, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 11, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Sweeps Northern Illinois in Doubleheader on Saturday The University of Akron baseball team opened the weekend with a doubleheader sweep of Mid-American Conference opponent Northern Illinois on Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field by scores of 4-1 and 6-2.
April 11, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf In 12th Place After Day One of Irish Creek Intercollegiate Yann Pfeiffer led the way for Akron, firing rounds of 1-under 70 and 2-over 73 to finish the day in a tie for 19th place (143, +1).
April 11, 2015 | Track & Field Zips capture three events on final day of All-Ohio Championship A trio of first-place finishes from seniors Iyisha Weaver (Philadelphia, Pa.), Kayla Whitlow (Euclid, Ohio) and D.J. Williamson (Warren, Ohio) each won their respective events to direct the Akron track and field team on the final day of the All-Ohio Championship on Saturday, April 11.
April 11, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Claims 5-2 Win at Buffalo The University of Akron women’s tennis team picked up a 5-2 victory in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Miller Tennis Center.
April 11, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Shuts Out Buffalo, 1-0 On the scoreboard as the visiting team, the University of Akron softball team shut out Buffalo, 1-0 in Mid-American Conference play, on a sunny but windy Saturday afternoon at its own Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 10, 2015 | Track & Field Howkins leads Zips' first-day efforts at All-Ohio Championship Redshirt sophomore Aaron Howkins (Stow, Ohio) captured the men's steeplechase with a time of 9:22.21 to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the opening day of the All-Ohio Championship on Friday, April 10.
April 10, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Splits with Kent State in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge The University of Akron softball team split a twinbill in PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge action on an overcast and windy Friday afternoon at the Diamond at Dix.
April 10, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Plays Host to Northern Illinois This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team (13-16, 5-4) plays host to Northern Illinois (13-18, 4-5) in a three-game Mid-American Conference series at Lee R. Jackson Field beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m.
April 10, 2015 | Softball This Weekend’s Softball Series with Buffalo Moved to Akron’s Lee R. Jackson Field A week of rainy weather has forced a change of venue for this weekend’s Mid-American Conference softball series between Akron and Buffalo.
April 10, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer announces weekend scheduling changes The University of Akron men's soccer team has announced a scheduling change for its exhibition matches on Saturday, April 11, versus Butler and Notre Dame College originally scheduled for 5 and 7 p.m., respectively, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 10, 2015 Z:360 - April 10 Meet tennis' Sophia Geier, baseball's weekend starting pitchers, and football's three quarterbacks vying for the starting nod.
April 10, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Buffalo for Last MAC Road Match The University of Akron women’s tennis team closes out Mid-American Conference road play at Buffalo on Saturday, April 11. The match between the Zips (9-11 overall, 1-5 MAC) and the Bulls (6-9 overall, 2-3 MAC) will begin at 1 p.m. at the Miller Tennis Center.
April 9, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 9, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about postseason banquets for men's and women's basketball, fall soccer schedules and more.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron unveils challenging 2015 men's soccer schedule Three Big Ten, one Atlantic Coast Conference and one Pacific-12 Conference teams will visit FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field as part of The University of Akron men's soccer squad's 2015 schedule, third-year head coach Jared Embick announced today.
April 9, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron Announces 2015 Women’s Soccer Schedule First-year head coach Noreen Herlihy announced on Thursday the University of Akron's 2015 women's soccer schedule, which includes eight home matches to be played at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field.
April 9, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Adjusts Schedule for Weekend Series against NIU The University of Akron baseball team has postponed Friday's series opener against Northern Illinois due to weather. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 9, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Kent for PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge, Then Buffalo for MAC Games This Weekend Akron softball hits the road for the next 10 games. The Zips' first stop is rival Kent State on Friday, April 10, with a 1 p.m. doubleheader in the PNC Wagon Wheel Challenge games. The Zips then travel to Buffalo for single games on Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m.
April 9, 2015 | Track & Field All-Ohio Championship up next for Akron The University of Akron track and field team returns to action this weekend as members of the squad will travel to Oxford, Ohio, to compete at the All-Ohio Championship this Friday and Saturday, April 10-11.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf to Conclude Regular Season this Weekend at Irish Creek Intercollegiate Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Saturday with a shotgun start to the first round. Fans can follow all of the action live via Golfstat Live Scoring.
April 9, 2015 | Women's Volleyball 2015 Akron Volleyball Spring Prospectus Now Available Online The 2015 Akron women's volleyball spring prospectus in now available online.
April 9, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips return home to host Butler and Notre Dame College in pair of exhibition tilts The Akron men's soccer team begins the home stretch of its spring exhibition campaign this Saturday, April 11, as the Zips welcome Butler and Notre Dame College to FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field for a pair of matches.
April 8, 2015 | Women's Soccer Akron Women’s Soccer Stands Undefeated in Spring Exhibition Action The University of Akron women’s soccer team, under the guidance of first-year head coach Noreen Herlihy, stands 1-0-1 in spring exhibition play so far.
April 8, 2015 Football Coaches’ Clinic to be Held April 17 University of Akron head football coach Terry Bowden and his assistants will hold their annual Coaches’ Clinic on Friday, April 17, at InfoCision Stadium.
April 7, 2015 Zips Weekly - April 7 David Suntup reviews all the Zips' action.
April 7, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Closes Gary Koch Invitational in a Tie for 12th Place Ryan Harris posted his second top-25 finish of the spring, finishing tied for 23rd place with a 54-hole score of 218 (+2).
April 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Twinbill at Niagara Cancelled for Wednesday Akron softball’s doubleheader at Niagara on April 8 has been cancelled because of weather.
April 7, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Midweek Game against Pittsburgh Due to Rain The University of Akron baseball team's midweek contest against Pittsburgh has been cancelled due to weather. The game will not be rescheduled.
April 6, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Tied for 12th Place after Day One of Gary Koch Invitational Ryan Harris sits inside the top 25 after two rounds, ending the day in a tie for 23rd place (147, +3).
March 18, 2015 | Men's Basketball Early Registration for Men's Basketball Celebration Banquet Ends Friday, April 10 This year's celebration will be held on Friday, April 17, at Prime 93. Register by April 10 to save on your reservation fee!
April 6, 2015 | General News Akron SID Bongiovi to Receive 25-Year Award from CoSIDA Akron Assistant Athletics Director for Communications Cathy Bongiovi will receive the 25-Year Award from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) during the organization’s annual convention in June.
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 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision at Ball State The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 match at Ball State in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Cardinal Creek Tennis Center.
April 5, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Heads to North Carolina for Gary Koch Invitational Play will begin on Monday, with tee times set for 8 a.m. ET. Teams will start the second round following the completion of the first 18 holes.
April 5, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Ball State in Series Finale, 7-4 Ball State posted a three-run seventh inning to break a 3-all tie and defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 7-4, on Sunday in the series finale.
April 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Gets First MAC Victory with 4-3 Win over CMU The University of Akron softball team won its first Mid-American Conference game with a 4-3 victory over Central Michigan on a sunny and windy Sunday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 4, 2015 | Men's Soccer Short-handed Zips battle Louisville to 1-1 draw in exhibition action The Akron men's soccer team overcame playing the entire second half two men down and persevered to earn a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Louisville in exhibition action on Saturday, April 4.
April 4, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Ball State Following a 4-1 loss to Ball State in game one of a doubleheader on Saturday, the University of Akron baseball team unleashed 18 hits and took a season-high 13 runs off the Cardinals in game two for a 13-5 victory.
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.
April 4, 2015 | Softball Seiler Throws One-Hitter Loss Against Central Michigan Junior Erin Seiler tossed a one-hitter on a sunny and windy Saturday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough as the University of Akron softball team dropped a 1-0 shutout to Central Michigan in Mid-American Conference play at Lee R. Jackson Field.
April 3, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Swept at WMU, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team fell to Western Michigan, 7-0, in Mid-American Conference action on Friday at the West Hills Athletic Club.
April 3, 2015 | Track & Field Zips close out successful Northeast Ohio Quad A school- and facility record fell as the Akron track and field team closed out the Northeast Ohio Quad on Friday, April 3, registering four individual triumphs at both the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex and the Stile Athletics Field House.
April 3, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Ball State This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team (12-14, 4-2 MAC) travels to take on Mid-American Conference opponent Ball State (19-9, 5-1 MAC) in a three-game series in Muncie, Ind., this weekend.
April 3, 2015 | Softball Akron Falls to EMU, 4-3, in MAC Play The University of Akron softball team opened Mid-American Conference play at home at Lee R. Jackson Field with a 4-3 loss to Eastern Michigan on Friday afternoon. Game two of the doubleheader was rained out.
April 3, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Announces 2015 Summer Camp Schedule The back-to-back Mid-American Conference champion Akron swimming and diving team will be hosting the Zips Advanced Summer Swim Camp the week of Monday, June 8, through Thursday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-17.
April 2, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – April 2, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews his weekend at the Final Four's AD meetings, talks about soccer season tickets going on sale and more.
April 2, 2015 | Track & Field Willis sweeps hurdles races to lead Akron at Northeast Ohio Quad The Akron track and field team garnered victories in 15 events in first-day competition at the Northeast Ohio Quad on Thursday, April 2, at the Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.
April 2, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts EMU, CMU in MAC Play this Weekend Akron softball hosts Eastern Michigan in it first Mid-American Conference doubleheader at home on Friday, April 3, beginning at 1 p.m.
April 2, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to WMU, BSU in MAC Action The University of Akron women’s tennis team hits the road for two Mid-American Conference matches this weekend.
April 2, 2015 | Men's Soccer Exhibition showdown versus Louisville awaits Akron The Akron men's soccer team is set to hit the halfway point of its spring exhibition campaign this Saturday, April 4, as the Zips visit Louisville for a 5 p.m. tilt.
April 2, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Revises Weekend Schedule The University of Akron baseball team has postponed Friday's MAC series opener against Ball State in Muncie, Ind. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 12 p.m.
April 1, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Midweek Contest at Canisius, 3-2 The University of Akron baseball team nearly recovered from a 3-0 deficit with a two-run sixth inning on Wednesday but could not push another run across as it fell to Canisius, 3-2, at Demske Sports Complex.
March 31, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 31 David Suntup catches up on all the events over Spring Break.
March 31, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Drops Twinbill to Saint Francis in Home Opener The University of Akron softball team lost a doubleheader to Saint Francis (Pa.) in its home opener at Lee R. Jackson Field on a brisk Tuesday afternoon.
March 31, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Canisius on Wednesday The University of Akron baseball team travels to Buffalo, N.Y. for a midweek contest against Canisius on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
March 31, 2015 | Track & Field Barber and Garcia Jou earn MAC Athlete of the Week honors Akron track and field standouts junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain.) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
March 31, 2015 | Track & Field Zips alter schedule for Northeast Ohio Quad The Akron track and field program has announced a scheduling change for this weekend's Northeast Ohio Quad to be held at Lee R. Jackson Track and Field Complex.
March 30, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Hosts Saint Francis (Pa.) in Home Opener on Tuesday Akron softball opens its home schedule with a very busy week. First the Zips host St. Francis (Pa.) in a double header at Lee R. Jackson Field on Tuesday, March 31, at 3 p.m.
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 30, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week The University of Akron baseball starting pitcher JT Brubaker has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Pitcher of the Week for his performance on Sunday against Toledo, the league office announced Monday.
March 29, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Earns Doubleheader Sweep for Series Win over Toledo A 19-hit attack in game one and a pair of quality starts from junior JT Brubaker and redshirt senior Jon Pusateri led the Zips to a 10-1 victory in game one and a 2-0 win in game two of a doubleheader against Toledo at Lee R. Jackson Field on Sunday.
March 29, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Swept by Miami, 7-0 The University of Akron women’s tennis team fell 7-0 to Miami (Ohio) in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
March 29, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Furman Intercollegiate in a Tie for 10th Place Yann Pfeiffer ended play in a tie for 30th place while George Baylis carded the low round of the day for the Zips.
March 28, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Doubleheader at NIU in MAC Opener The University of Akron softball team opened Mid-American Conference play with two losses at Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field School-record marks from Barber and Garcia Jou spark Zips at Texas Relays Junior Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) and senior Claudia Garcia Jou (Barcelona, Spain) each registered school-record marks to spark the Akron track and field team on final-day competition at the Texas Relays on Saturday, March 28.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field 4x100 and 4x200 relays direct Akron at Raleigh Relays The 4x100 relay squad of junior Julius Ruby (Trotwood, Ohio), senior D.J. Williamson (Warren, Ohio), freshman Anthony Young (Medina, Ohio) and junior Bryce Cheek (Lewis Center, Ohio) crossed the line first in 40.88 to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the final day of the Raleigh Relays on Saturday, March 28.
March 28, 2015 | Track & Field Szabo wins pole vault to lead Akron at Bobcat Invitational Sophomore Becky Szabo (North Olmsted, Ohio) captured the women's pole vault equaling the fourth-best jump (13-7.25/4.15m) in program history to direct the fortunes of the Akron track and field team on Saturday, March 28, at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Texas State.
March 28, 2015 | Men's Golf Pfeiffer Tied for 20th; Men's Golf in 10th at Furman Intercollegiate Pfeiffer posted a round of 1-over 73 and is tied for 20th place after 36 holes (145, +1).
March 28, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls Short in 3-2 Loss to Toledo Down by three runs entering the bottom of the ninth, the University of Akron baseball team plated both of its two runs in the frame but could not convert on a bases-loaded situation to tie the game as it fell to Toledo, 3-2, on Saturday at Lee R. Jackson Field.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Zips garner solid showings on opening day of Raleigh Relays Freshman Maurice Harris (Toledo, Ohio) captured the men's discus with a throw of 164-8 (50.20m) to direct the efforts of the Akron track and field team on the opening day of the Raleigh Relays on Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Hasse directs Zips' efforts at Texas Relays Junior Caroline Hasse (Potsdam, Germany) captured top honors in the women's pole vault to lead the efforts of the Akron track and field team in third-day action at the Texas Relays on Friday, March 27.
March 27, 2015 | Track & Field Five Top-10 finishes highlight Bobcat Invitational Five top-10 finishes highlighted the efforts of the Akron track and field team on Friday, March 27, at the Bobcat Invitational hosted by Texas State.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Tied for Fourth Place After Day One of Furman Intercollegiate Ryan Harris and Yann Pfeiffer sit inside the top 20 as the Zips are just six shots off the lead with two rounds to play.
March 27, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Earns MAC Win over Bowling Green, 6-1 The University of Akron women’s tennis team defeated Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green on Friday at LaTuchie Tennis Center by a score of 6-1 for the first conference win of the season.
March 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Series Opener Against Toledo Due to snow throughout the forecast, the University of Akron baseball team has been forced to postpone Friday's series opener against Toledo. The teams will now play a doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field. Saturday's game is still set for 1 p.m., as scheduled.
March 27, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 27, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill provides an update on football's Spring Game, has a number of important dates to add to your calendar and more.
March 27, 2015 | Softball Softball's MAC-Opener at Western Michigan Cancelled Due to Weather Akron will travel to DeKalb, Ill., to face Northern Illinois in a doubleheader on Saturday.
March 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Pat Forsythe Named NABC Second-Team All-District The honor is the first NABC All-District honor for Forsythe and the eighth by a Zips' player since 2004.
March 26, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks leads way for Akron at Texas Relays The Akron track and field team opened its outdoor campaign on Thursday, March 26, as six Zips competed in second-day action at the Texas Relays.
March 26, 2015 | Track & Field Barber set to jump against star-studded field at Drake Relays University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has joined a star-studded field set to compete at what is being billed the Beijing World Championship Preview at the 106th running of the Drake Relays on April 25 inside Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
March 26, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Heads to South Carolina for Furman Intercollegiate Play will open on Friday with tee times set to begin at 8 a.m. ET from the first and tenth tees.
March 26, 2015 | Baseball Akron Hosts Toledo in Home MAC Series This Weekend Akron baseball returns to host Toledo in its first home Mid-American Conference series on March 27-29. Action on Friday, March 27, begins at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field. First pitch on Saturday, March 28, and Sunday, March 29, is set for 1 p.m.
March 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Hosts BGSU, Miami in MAC Action The University of Akron women’s tennis team continues Mid-American Conference play at home this weekend.
March 26, 2015 | Softball Softball Heads to WMU/NIU to Open MAC Play Akron softball opens Mid-American Conference play with a doubleheader at Western Michigan on Friday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
March 25, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Falls at Ohio State, 9-4 The University of Akron baseball team fell at Ohio State, 9-4, on Wednesday evening at Bill Davis Stadium.
March 25, 2015 | Track & Field Zips set to open outdoor campaign at Raleigh and Texas Relays The Akron men's and women's track and field teams will compete in a pair of meets this weekend as the Zips open their spring campaign participating this Thursday through Saturday, March 26-28, at the Clye Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, and this Friday and Saturday, March 27-28, at the Raleigh Relays in Raleigh, N.C.
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 24, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Wins at UW-Milwaukee, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team claimed a 4-3 win at UW-Milwaukee on Tuesday afternoon at the North Shore Elite Tennis Club.
March 24, 2015 | Baseball Akron Baseball Drops Home Opener to YSU, 8-7 The University of Akron baseball team dropped its home opener to Youngstown State, 8-7, on Tuesday afternoon at Lee R. Jackson Field.
March 24, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Closes MSU Ocala Spring Invitational in 11th Place The Zips had a strong finish to the week, posting the second-lowest team round of the spring schedule, in addition to several strong individual performances.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Hosts Youngstown State in Home Opener After 20 games on the road, Akron baseball will host Youngstown State in its home opener on Tuesday, March 24, at 3 p.m. at Lee R. Jackson Field
March 23, 2015 | Women's Golf Murray's Career-Low Round Leads the Way for Women's Golf Laura Murray carded a 1-under 71 to move into the top 10 while the Zips are in 12th place after day two of the MSU Ocala Spring Invitational.
March 23, 2015 | Baseball Havrilak, Valek Sweep MAC Weekly Baseball Honors Akron outfielder Joey Havrilak and pitcher John Valek III swept the Mid-American Conference baseball honors for the East Division, the league announced on Monday.
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 23, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Post-NCAA Bowerman Watch List On the heels of becoming the first two-time NCAA Champion in Akron track and field program history, junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) was among those included on the 10-member Post-NCAA Indoor Championship Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced.
March 22, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf in 13th Place After Round One of MSU Ocala Spring Invite Pader Her led the way for the Zips, posting a round of 4-over 76 to finish in a tie for 33rd place.
March 22, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Toledo, 4-3 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision at Toledo in Mid-American Conference action on Sunday afternoon at the Shadow Valley Tennis Club.
March 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Yedlin added to USMNT roster for friendlies versus Denmark and Switzerland Former Akron men's soccer standout and Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has been added to the 23-player roster by United States Men's National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann for friendlies against Denmark and Switzerland in preparation for the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
March 22, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Takes Series over Eastern Michigan with 3-1 Victory The Zips' pitching staff allowed a season-low four hits while fanning a season-high 12 batters to lift the University of Akron baseball team over the Eagles, 3-1, at Oestrike Stadium and to open Mid-American Conference play with a series win.
March 22, 2015 | Men's Soccer Trapp added to USA's U-23 Men's National Team roster Former Akron men's soccer standout and Columbus Crew midfielder Wil Trapp is among 18 players called to Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina by United States U-23 Men's National Team head coach Andi Herzog for the team's first training camp of 2015 as the squad commences its qualifying preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
March 21, 2015 | Baseball Mosbarger Shines as Baseball Falls to Eastern Michigan, 3-1 A perfect 4-of-4 performance from junior designated hitter and reliever Daulton Mosbarger on Saturday was not enough as the University of Akron baseball team fell to Eastern Michigan, 3-1, at Oestrike Stadium.
March 21, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Heads to Florida for MSU Spring Invitational The Zips will face a 18-team field, with the first round set for Sunday with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. ET.
March 20, 2015 | Baseball Valek Twirls Complete Game in 6-2 Victory over Eastern Michigan Junior starting pitcher John Valek III twirled a complete game, allowing just eight hits and two runs as the University of Akron baseball team opened Mid-American Conference play on Friday with a 6-2 victory over Eastern Michigan at Oestrike Stadium.
March 20, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Drops MAC Opener to EMU, 4-3 In its Mid-American Conference opener, the University of Akron women’s tennis team fell to Eastern Michigan, 4-3, on Friday afternoon at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
March 20, 2015 Ten Rifle Zips Named CRCA Scholastic All-Americans Ten members of Akron’s rifle team have been named Scholastic All-Americans by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association.
March 20, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips earn split of exhibition matches The Akron men's soccer team continued its spring exhibition campaign on Friday, March 20, with a pair of matches, as the Zips best Walsh University, 6-0, at FirstEnergy Stadium – Cub Cadet Field, after falling to the Columbus Crew earlier in the day, 6-1.
March 20, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 20, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill talks about Shawn Barber, recaps the basketball season, provides a spring sport update and more.
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 | Baseball Baseball Opens MAC Play at Eastern Michigan This Weekend The University of Akron baseball team begins Mid-American Conference play this weekend as it travels to Ypsilanti, Mich. to take on Eastern Michigan in a three-game series at Oestrike Stadium.
March 19, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Opens MAC Play This Weekend The University of Akron women?s tennis team opens Mid-American Conference play this weekend, hosting Eastern Michigan on Friday, March 20, at 1 p.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow.
March 19, 2015 | Men's Soccer Akron continues spring exhibition campaign with pair of Friday contests The Akron men's soccer team continues its spring exhibition campaign on Friday, March 20, as the Zips face a pair of contests.
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 | Track & Field Barber named finalist for Sullivan Award University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is one of six finalists for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award, AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger Goudy and AAU Sullivan Award Chair Melissa Willis announced on Wednesday.
March 18, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, 13-7 The Zips came out swinging and registered 10 hits but fell to Pittsburgh, 13-7, on Wednesday as the Panthers scattered their 13 runs throughout seven innings at Charles L. Cost Field.
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 Akron Spring Football Gets Underway It's that time of year again– March Madness– and the start of spring football practice at the University of Akron.
March 18, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 17
March 17, 2015 | Baseball Late Homer Not Enough as Baseball Falls to West Virginia, 14-9 Despite a one-out, three-run home run off the bat of senior Joey Havrilak in the top of the ninth inning, the University of Akron baseball team fell to West Virginia by a final score of 14-9 at CONSOL Energy Park on Tuesday night.
March 17, 2015 | Softball Seiler Named MAC co-Pitcher of the Week Akron junior Erin Seiler (Bowling Green, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference co-Pitcher of the Week for the East Division on Tuesday.
March 17, 2015 | Track & Field Six Zips garner USTFCCCA All-America accolades The Akron track and field program reaped the rewards for its efforts during the indoor campaign this season as six Zips garnered United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) All-America accolades.
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 | Baseball Baseball Ready for First Midweek Games of 2015 The University of Akron baseball team is set for the first midweek action of the season, beginning with West Virginia on Tuesday at 7 p.m. UA will then turn around to play Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 3 p.m.
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 16, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Finishes Talis Park Challenge in 14th Place Ryan Harris led the way for the Zips, finishing in a tie for 28th place after his round of even-par 71 on Monday.
March 15, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes Day One of Talis Park Challenge in 14th Place Ryan Harris led the way for Akron, posting a score of 146 (+4) to end the day in a tie for 36th place.
March 15, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Posts Top-10 FInish at Rio Verde Invitational Laura Murray continued her climb up the leaderboard, finishing in a tie for 10th place with a three-round score of 224 (+8).
March 15, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Drops Series with 5-4 Loss to Davidson The University of Akron baseball team fell in its series finale against Davidson on Sunday afternoon by a score of 5-4 at Wilson Field in the final non-conference series of the 2015 slate.
March 15, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Wins Cherry Blossom Classic with Sweep The University of Akron softball team won its final two games at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic on Sunday to claim the team title.
March 14, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy places third to lead Zips to best-ever team finishes on final day of NCAA Indoor Championship Akron sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) capped an amazing indoor campaign for the Zips finishing third in the finals of the men's 800-meter run with a school-record time of 1:47.06 on Saturday, March 14, at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship.
March 15, 2015 | Men's Soccer Zips open spring exhibition campaign in strong fashion The Akron men's soccer team began its spring exhibition campaign in strong fashion on Sunday, March 15, as the Zips garnered a 1-1 tie versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League (USL) before edging Wright State in the nightcap, 2-1.
March 14, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Splits Doubleheader at Davidson Starting pitcher John Valek III led the Zips to a 3-2 victory over Davidson in game one on Saturday while the University of Akron baseball team fell 7-3 in game two to split its series-opening doubleheader at Wilson Field.
March 14, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Declines Postseason Bid; Finishes Season 21-14 The Zips conclude the season as one of just five programs to win at least 21 games in each of the last 10 seasons.
March 14, 2015 Chezem Finished 25th at NCAA Championship Competing as an individual, Akron junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) finished 25th in the air rifle competition at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on Saturday morning at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
March 14, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Continues Busy March at the Talis Park Challenge Play will begin on Sunday, with the first round set for an 8:30 a.m. ET shotgun start. Fans can follow all of the action via BirdieFire Live Scoring.
March 14, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Climbs Leaderboard on Day Two of Rio Verde Invitational The Zips moved up four spots into 12th place thanks to one of the top team rounds of the day.
March 14, 2015 | Softball Softball Action Cancelled for Saturday; Revised Schedule for Sunday All Saturday softball action at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic has been cancelled because of rain.
March 14, 2015 | Softball Morning Softball Action Cancelled Rain has forced the cancellation of all Saturday morning softball action at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic.
March 13, 2015 | Track & Field Barber leads Zips' efforts at NCAA Championship winning second straight pole vault title Akron junior track and field standout Shawn Barber's (Kingwood, Texas) record-breaking journey in 2015 continued on Friday night as he led the Zips' efforts at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship successfully defending his 2014 NCAA Indoor title with a winning jump of 19-4.75 (5.91m).
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Zips' run at Mid-American Conference Tournament ends with 68-59 setback versus Buffalo Playing in its fourth game in five days, the Zips were not able to get past the Bulls in Friday's MAC Semifinals.
March 13, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Closes Day One of Rio Verde Invitational in 16th Place Pader Her led the way for Akron with a round of 75 (+3) and sits in a tie for 21st place after round one.
March 13, 2015 | Softball Jones Gets 200th Win as Softball Wins Twice on First Day at Cherry Blossom Classic The University of Akron softball team picked up two wins on the first day of competition at George Mason’s Cherry Blossom Classic on Friday.
March 13, 2015 | General News Akron AD Wistrcill Receives Humanitarian Award University of Akron Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill received the 2015 Humanitarian Award during the 25th Annual Harold K. Stubbs Community Awards dinner on Friday evening.
March 13, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Akron Divers Complete Action at NCAA Diving Zone Meet Three Akron divers finalized competition at the NCAA Diving Zone C meet on Friday evening at Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Battles Buffalo Tonight for Spot in MAC Title Game The Zips and Bulls will take the court at approximately 9 p.m. ET, with the game set to air live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel, ESPN3 and ESPN Full Court.
March 13, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Alters Weekend Schedule The University of Akron baseball team has postponed its series opener tonight against Davidson due to rain. The Zips will now play a doubleheader against the Wildcats on Saturday, with the first game beginning at 1 p.m. at Wilson Field.
March 13, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Edges Kent State, 53-51, in MAC Quarterfinals With the win, Akron advances to tomorrow's semifinals for the 10th-straight season. Akron will face No. 2 seed Buffalo on Friday at approximately 9:00 p.m.
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 12, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Travels to Davidson for Three-Game Series The University of Akron baseball team is set to compete in its final non-conference series of the 2015 slate as they travel to Davidson, N.C. to take on Davidson in a three-game series this weekend set to begin on Friday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at Wilson Field.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Rival Kent State Tonight in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the seventh time in MAC Tournament play, with Akron owning a 4-2 advantage. Tip off is set for approximately 9 p.m. ET.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer set to open spring exhibition campaign The University of Akron men's soccer team will open its spring exhibition schedule this Sunday, March 15, as the Zips travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., to battle the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL (United Soccer Leagues) and Wright State. Game times are set for 1 and 3 p.m., respectively.
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 12, 2015 | Women's Golf Women's Golf Travels to Arizona for Rio Verde Invitational Friday's opening round is set to begin at 3 p.m. ET with a shotgun start. Fans can follow the action online via GolfStat Live Scoring.
March 12, 2015 | Track & Field Six Zips set to compete at NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship The nationally ranked University of Akron Track and Field program is primed for one of its best-ever showings at the NCAA Indoor Championship this weekend as the Zips will be represented by six student-athletes at the two-day event hosted by the University of Arkansas on Friday and Saturday, March 13-14.
March 12, 2015 | Softball Akron Softball Heads to Virginia for Cherry Blossom Classic Akron softball makes its final tournament run before opening conference play. This weekend the Zips travel to Fairfax, Va., for George Mason's Cherry Blossom Classic.
March 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Uses Strong Defensive Effort to Down WMU, 58-45 Akron held Western Michigan to 25.9 percent shooting from the field (14-of-54) and just 14.3 percent from long range (2-of-14).
March 11, 2015 | Baseball Dyer Named MAC East Pitcher of the Week In his third start of the season, senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer led the Zips to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines by twirling eight shutout innings. He held Michigan to five hits while walking three and striking out two.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Three Zips Head to NCAA Diving Zone Meet The University of Akron swimming and diving team will send Rachel Aepelbacher, Alice Hottensmith, and Paige Kelkenberg to compete in the NCAA Diving Zone C, taking place on Thursday, March 12, through Saturday, March 14, at Ohio State's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.
March 11, 2015 Akron Rifle’s Chezem Heads to Alaska for NCAA Championship Junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) will represent the University of Akron at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on March 13-14 at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
March 11, 2015 | Men's Soccer Former Zips finding success on the professional level The University of Akron men's soccer program was well represented when Major League Soccer opened its 20th season of competition this past weekend as 14 former Zips were on active rosters to begin the campaign.
March 11, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Signs Luisa Fernanda Echeverry Rodriguez Luisa Fernanda Echeverry Rodriguez has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Akron and play tennis next fall.
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 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Faces Western Michigan in MAC Tournament Second Round The Zips and Broncos will face off for the eighth time in MAC Tournament history, with the Zips owning a 5-2 lead. Tip off on Wednesday is set for 9 p.m. ET
March 10, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 10 David Suntup reviews all the week's action.
March 10, 2015 Akron Football Holds Pro Timing Day The University of Akron football team held its annual Pro Timing Day on Tuesday at Stile Athletics Field House.
March 10, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Concludes 2015 Tiger Invitational in 14th Place Ryan Harris finished inside the top-25 thanks to consecutive rounds of even-par 72 on Monday and Tuesday.
March 10, 2015 Akron and Iowa State Change Date for Football Game The University of Akron and Iowa State University have agreed to a date change for their game in Akron.
March 10, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 10, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews the MAC Tournament at the Q, talks about upcoming NCAA competitions and more.
March 10, 2015 | Softball Nicholas Named MAC Player of the Week Akron sophomore Alyssa Nicholas (Cortland, Ohio) was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Week for the East Division.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Opens MAC Tournament with Convincing 76-52 Win Over NIU Deji Ibitayo finished with a game-high 18 points and three assists in 22 minutes off the bench to lead the Zips.
March 10, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels Midweek Game Against Marshall Due to rain throughout the day's forecast, the University of Akron baseball team has been forced to cancel its midweek game at Marshall on Wednesday, head coach Rick Rembielak announced Tuesday. The game will not be rescheduled.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Sits in 16th Place at 2015 Tiger Invitational Ryan Harris led the way with an even-par 72 on day two and is tied for 29th place entering Tuesday's final round.
March 9, 2015 | Men's Basketball Forsythe and Robotham Earn All-MAC Postseason Honors Pat Forsythe was named Third-Team All-MAC and freshman guard Noah Robotham earned All-Freshman Team honors on Monday.
March 9, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named semifinalist for prestigious Sullivan Award University of Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been announced as a semifinalist for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award by AAU President/CEO Dr. Roger Goudy and AAU Sullivan Award Chair Melissa Willis 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 9, 2015 | Track & Field Zips rated No. 18/23 in latest USTFCCCA computer rankings The Akron women's and men's track and field squads checked in at No. 18 and No. 23, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, March 9.
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 8, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Plays Host to NIU in MAC Tournament Opener on Monday The Zips and the Huskies will face off for a spot in Wednesday's second round at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 9, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Reschedules Midweek Contest at Marshall Due to rain in the forecast, the University of Akron baseball team’s Tuesday match-up against Marshall has been moved to Wednesday at 3 p.m., head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Monday.
March 8, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Finalizes Competition at LESI Championships The University of Akron swimming and diving team claimed first place in the Lake Erie Swimming Senior Championship Meet on Sunday with a total of 868 points at the Ocasek Natatorium.
March 8, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf in 16th Place on Day One of 2015 Tiger Invitational Ryan Harris and Yann Pfeiffer led the way for Akron, posting rounds of 4-over 76 to end play in a tie for 40th place.
March 8, 2015 | Softball Softball Split on Final Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team split its last two games on the final day of competition at Rebel Spring Games on Sunday, beating Creighton, 5-3, before falling to Lehigh, 2-1.
March 8, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Blanks Michigan, 2-0 Senior starting pitcher Pat Dyer twirled eight shutout innings on Sunday against Michigan to lift the University of Akron baseball team to a 2-0 victory over the Wolverines at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark in the final contest of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
March 7, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls at Temple, 5-2 The University of Akron women’s tennis fell to Temple, 5-2, on Saturday evening at the Upper Dublin Sports Center.
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 7, 2015 | Baseball Brubaker Shuts Down Michigan State in 3-1 Victory The Zips’ defense was sharp on Saturday afternoon as starting pitcher JT Brubaker held Michigan State scoreless through seven innings with the help of three double plays as the University of Akron baseball team defeated the Spartans, 3-1, at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark.
March 7, 2015 | Softball Softball Splits on Second Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team split a pair of games on the second day of action at Rebel Spring Games on Saturday at the Diamond Plex.
March 7, 2015 | Men's Golf Men's Golf Opens 2015 Spring Slate at 2015 Tiger Invitational Play will begin on Sunday with tee times set to begin at 8:45 a.m. ET from the first and tenth tees.
March 6, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Falls 79-77 in Final Seconds at Kent State Antino Jackson tied the game at 77-all with 5.9 seconds left, but Kris Brewer drove the length of the floor for a layup as time expired.
March 6, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Posts 12 Hits in 17-9 Loss to Coastal Carolina The Zips recovered from an early 8-2 deficit with a game-tying six-run fifth inning before Coastal Carolina delivered a big inning of its own to defeat Akron, 17-9, on Friday night at Springs Brooks Stadium in the first game of the Coastal Carolina Invitational.
March 6, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy and Mitchell earn USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Regional accolades The University of Akron men's track and field team continued to reap the rewards for its record-breaking campaign as sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) and head track and field coach Dennis Mitchell were recognized by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) as recipients of the Great Lakes Regional Track Athlete of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades, respectively.
March 6, 2015 | Track & Field Barber named to Bowerman Pre-NCAA Award Watch List Akron junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) is in the midst of a record-setting campaign and his efforts have been recognized with his inclusion on the 10-member Pre-NCAA Indoor Championship Watch List for The Bowerman Award, the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced this week.
March 6, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Two Games on First Day of Rebel Games The University of Akron softball team had a rough start to the Rebel Spring Games on Friday at the Diamond Plex, falling to Sacred Heart, 1-0, and to St. Francis (Pa.), 5-1.
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 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – March 6, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill recaps last weekend's three championship performances, previews men's and women's basketball's regular-season finales and more.
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 5, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Heads to Coastal Carolina Invitational This Weekend The Zips will travel to South Carolina to take on Coastal Carolina, Michigan and Michigan State in the Coastal Carolina Invitational this weekend.
March 5, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer adds Coppinger and Kolba to coaching staff The University of Akron head men's coach coach Jared Embick named Ger Coppinger and T.J. Kolba to his staff this week.
March 5, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season Friday at Kent State on ESPN2 The Zips and Golden Flashes will meet for the 142nd time overall (Kent State leads, 71-70). Tip off at the M.A.C. Center in Kent is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 5, 2015 | Softball Akron Travels to Rebel Spring Games in Florida Akron softball returns to sunny Florida on March 6-8 for the Rebel Spring Games at the Diamond Plex in Winter Haven. In Friday's opener, the Zips face Sacred Heart at 10 a.m. and St. Francis (Pa.) at 12:15 p.m.
March 5, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Travels to Philadelphia The University of Akron women’s tennis team heads to the City of Brotherly Love for a weekend match with Temple.
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 4, 2015 | Women's Volleyball Hanna Announces Women’s Volleyball Staff The University of Akron head women’s volleyball coach Tom Hanna named Orlando Gonzalez and Kacie Ehinger as assistant coaches on Wednesday.
March 3, 2015 Zips Weekly - March 3
March 3, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Drops 70-63 Road Decision at Miami (Ohio) Antino Jackson led Akron with a game- and career-high 17 points to go with three rebounds, one assist and one steal.
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 3, 2015 | Men's Soccer Men's Soccer to hold walk-on tryouts March 14 The University of Akron men's soccer team will hold walk-on tryouts for the 2015 season in the Stile Athletics Field House on Saturday, March 14th, from 3-5 p.m.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Zips maintain top 25 status in latest USTFCCCA national computer rankings After a successful run at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championship this past weekend in Mount Pleasant, Mich., the Akron women's and men's squads checked in at No. 16 and No. 25, respectively, in the latest the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association NCAA Division I National Team Computer Rankings released on Monday, March 2.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Murphy & Raspopovich Named Zips’ Co-Student-Athletes of the Week Men’s track sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) and women’s swimming junior Hannah Raspopovich (Crown Point, Ind.) were named the Zips’ co-Student-Athletes of the Week on March 2.
March 2, 2015 | Track & Field Eighteen Zips earn All-MAC Track accolades Eighteen members of the Akron men's and women's track and field team garnered All-Mid-American Conference accolades when the league announced its all-league honorees following the conclusion of this past weekend's MAC Indoor Track and Field Championship in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
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).
March 2, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Travels to Oxford to Face Miami (Ohio) on Tuesday The Zips open their final road trip of the regular season against the RedHawks at Millet Hall. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. ET.
March 1, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Finished Eighth at GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team finished eighth in the team standings of its inaugural Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center on Sunday.
March 1, 2015 | Softball Softball Falls in Extra Innings to Dayton at Purple/Gold Challenge The University of Akron softball team concluded play at Lipscomb’s Purple/Gold Challenge with a 6-5 loss to Dayton in eight innings on Sunday at Draper Diamond.
February 28, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Defeats Belmont, Falls in Final Inning to Notre Dame A six-run second inning lifted the University of Akron baseball team to an 8-3 victory over Belmont in its first game on Saturday, while it fell, 5-4, in the final inning to Notre Dame in game two at the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic at Claude Smith Field.
February 28, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Captures Back-to-Back MAC Championships After capturing Akron's first-ever MAC Swimming and Diving Championship last year, head coach Brian Peresie led this year's squad to a final tally of 650 points to claim the title yet again on Saturday night at Eastern Michigan's Jones Natatorium.
February 28, 2015 | Track & Field Akron captures Men's Indoor MAC Track Champioship; Women finish second The Akron men's track and field team came together as one to overcome an early second-day deficit en route to claiming the Zips second consecutive and fourth overall Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championship on Saturday, Feb. 27.
February 28, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Stands Fifth at GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team stands fifth in the team standings after the first day of competition at the Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 28, 2015 | Softball Softball Drops Two Games at Purple/Gold Challenge The University of Akron softball team opened play at Lipscomb’s Purple/Gold Challenge with two losses on Saturday at Draper Diamond.
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 28, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Falls to ETSU, 6-1 The University of Akron women’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 match to East Tennessee State on Saturday at the LaTuchie Tennis Center.
February 27, 2015 | Track & Field Akron second after opening day competition at MAC Track and Field Championship Senior Brittany Funk (Jeromesville, Ohio) successfully defended her conference title in the women's weight throw recording a school-record throw of 71-8.75 to lead the efforts of the Akron men's and women's track and field team on the opening day of the Mid-American Conference Championship on Friday, Feb. 27.
February 27, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Falls Short in 6-5 Loss to Mercer The Mercer Bears snapped a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the University of Akron baseball team, 6-5, Friday night at Claude Smith Field in the Zips' first game of the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic.
February 27, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Pulls Away in Second Half in 70-58 Win Over Ohio The Zips held the Bobcats to 33.3 percent shooting in the second half and were sparked by Antino Jackson's 11 second-half points on the offensive end.
February 27, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Maintains First-Place Standing in Day Three of MAC Championships With three program records set in Friday night’s final session, and a Mid-American Conference championship time in the 400 medley relay, the University of Akron swimming and diving team extended its first-place lead on day three of the 2015 MAC Championships at Jones Natatorium.
February 27, 2015 Akron’s Engle Named GARC Coach of the Year Akron rifle head coach Newt Engle was named the 2015 Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Coach of the Year at the conference’s awards banquet on Friday evening.
February 27, 2015 MAC Announces 2015 Football Schedule The University of Akron’s 2015 football home schedule features five Saturday games and a Black Friday rivalry contest, the Mid-American Conference announced on Friday.
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 27, 2015 | General News Read the Latest Edition of Zips Line – February 27, 2015 Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill previews senior night for men's and women's basketball, gives an update on the MAC Championships for track and field and swimming and diving, and more.
February 26, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Remains in First Place After Day Two of MAC Championships After entering day two of competition tied for first place with 66 points each, Akron and Buffalo stayed neck-and-neck through the first three events on Thursday night until each of Akron’s three divers earned a trip to the podium and the 200 freestyle relay team won its event to propel UA to first place with 242 points in the 2015 Mid-American Conference Championships at Jones Natatorium.
February 26, 2015 Akron Rifle’s Chezem Invited to NCAA Championship Akron junior Matt Chezem (Simi Valley, Calif.) has been invited to compete in the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championship on March 13-14 at the UAF Patty Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.
February 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Ready for 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic The Zips will travel to Macon, Ga., to play three games as part of the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic, beginning with a game against Mercer on Friday at 6 p.m. at Claude Smith Field.
February 26, 2015 #13 Akron Rifle Team Travels to Inaugural GARC Championship The No. 13 University of Akron rifle team is set to finish up the 2014-15 season at its inaugural Great America Rifle Conference (GARC) Championship on Feb. 27 to March 1 in Oxford, Miss., at the Patricia C. Lamar National Guard Readiness Center.
February 26, 2015 Z:360 - Feb.26 This week's episode features MAC Championship previews for swimming and track as well as a look at the 2014 Hall of Fame Class.
February 26, 2015 | Softball Softball Travels to Nashville for Lipscomb's Purple/Gold Challenge After a 13-day break, Akron softball travels Nashville, Tenn., for the Purple/Gold Challenge. In the opener, the Zips face Western Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 28, at 10 a.m. CT [11 am. ET]. Akron then takes on host Lipscomb at 12:15 p.m. CT [1:15 ET].
February 26, 2015 | Track & Field Akron primed for Mid-American Conference Indoor Track Championship The Akron men's and women's track and field team will join the rest of their Mid-American Conference members this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 27-28, to compete at the league's Indoor Championships, hosted by Central Michigan University.
February 26, 2015 | Baseball Baseball Cancels UNC Greensboro Series; Will Now Play Three Games at 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic Due to winter weather moving through North Carolina, the University of Akron baseball team was forced to cancel its three-game series at UNC Greensboro this weekend. Instead, the team will be traveling to Macon, Ga., to take on Mercer, Belmont, and Notre Dame in the 2015 Mercer Baseball Classic, head coach Rick Rembielak announced on Thursday.
February 26, 2015 | Women's Tennis Women’s Tennis Match with ETSU Moved to Saturday; Cornell Cancelled The University of Akron women’s tennis team has moved its match against East Tennessee State from Friday to Saturday, Feb. 28, at 9 a.m. at the LaTuchie Tennis Center in Stow. Sunday’s match against Cornell has been canceled.
February 26, 2015 | Men's Basketball Men's Basketball Welcomes Ohio for Senior Night on Friday The Zips will honor seniors Deji Ibitayo and Nyles Evans prior to the contest with the Bobcats, which will air live on ESPNU at 8 p.m. ET.
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 25, 2015 | Women's Swimming & Diving Swimming and Diving Tied for First After Day One of MAC Championships The University of Akron swimming and diving team began competition at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday night with the team of Ashley Niznik, Hannah Raspopovich, Erin Seiler and Susan Franz setting a new MAC record and posting Akron's second-straight MAC Championship time in the 200-yard medley relay at Jones Natatorium.
February 25, 2015 | Track & Field Cooks, Latimer and Murphy earn MAC Track and Field Athlete of the Week accolades Akron track and field standouts senior Alexis Cooks (Colorado Springs, Colo.), freshman Jordan Latimer (Huber Heights, Ohio) and sophomore Clayton Murphy (New Paris, Ohio) were tabbed by the Mid-American Conference as the MAC Men's and Women's Track and Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.

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