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2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Akron LB Jatavis Brown

As you should know by now, our attention has now shifted to the 2016 NFL Draft as it relates to the prospects. From now until the draft takes place, we hope to profile as many draft prospects as we possibly can for you. Most of these player profiles will be... The post 2016 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Akron LB Jatavis Brown appeared first on Steelers Depot by Josh Carney. Go Steelers...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Steelers Have Akron LB Jatavis Brown Scheduled For Pre-Draft Visit

With the month of April now here, the list of players that the Pittsburgh Steelers plan on bringing in for pre-draft visits is really starting to grow. Thursday night, a source told me that Akron linebacker Jatavis Brown has a visit scheduled with the team for April 6th. According to George M.... The post Steelers Have Akron LB Jatavis Brown Scheduled For Pre-Draft Visit appeared...
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March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron football player accidentally shoots teammate

An Akron football player is recovering after being accidentally shot in the stomach by a teammate early Saturday morning. Zips wide receiver Andrew Pratt was shot in the stomach by teammate Scott Boyett after entering Boyett’s apartment around 3 a.m. Pratt apparently came in unannounced and without knocking, leading Boyett, an offensive lineman, to think he was a burglar. Boyett...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron player shot by teammate after mistaken identity

Sometimes, accidents happen and that can lead to near-death experience. A pair of Akron football players learned that the hard way Saturday afternoon. Akron wide receiver Andrew Pratt was shot in the stomach by teammate Scott Boyett in a case of mistaken identity. The shooting happened after Pratt entered the offensive tackle’s apartment without knocking and Boyett thought he was...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Akron Football Player Accidentally Shoots Teammate

Akron Zips junior offensive tackle Scott Boyett shot his teammate, receiver Andrew Pratt, after mistaking him as a burglar in his apartment. The teammates live next door to each other, and a late night neighborly visit quickly went awry. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, at 3:22am Saturday morning, Boyett opened fire after Pratt entered his apartment. Boyett drove Pratt to...
Via Stack
March 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Buckeyes zip by Akron in overtime of NIT opener, 72-63

In front of just 4,698 (the Schottenstein Center holds 18,809), Ohio State made it closer than Buckeye fans wanted but eventually came away on top after 45 minutes of basketball with a 72-63 victory over the Akron Zips. Trailing 25-29 at halftime, the Bucks outscored Akron, 37-33, in the second half to force overtime. Fighting through injuries and foul trouble, the scarlet and gray...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Ohio State tops Akron 72-63 in OT in NIT opener

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Jaquan Lyle and Marc Loving both had 18 points with career-high rebounds and Ohio State dominated in overtime for a 72-63 win over Akron in a first-round game of the NIT on Tuesday night. Kam Williams also had 18 points for the Buckeyes (21-13), who outscored the Zips 10-1 in the extra sessions. Lyle had 14 rebounds and Loving 13 to give Ohio State a 57-42...
Via AP on Fox
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

LeBron sides with Akron over Ohio State in NIT

When Ohio State and Akron kick off the National Invitational Tournament Tuesday night, many basketball fans will keep an eye on the match-up featuring the two in-state opponents, including one of the best basketball players in the world. Following the Cleveland Cavaliers' disappointing loss to the Jazz in the final leg of their four-game West Coast trip, star LeBron James commented...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Buckeyes earn No. 3 seed in NIT, will host No. 6 Akron Tuesday

After missing out on nabbing a NCAA Tournament bid following their blowout loss in the B1G Tournament quarterfinals Friday night against Michigan State, the Ohio State Buckeyes were selected to play in the National Invitational Tournament, better known as the NIT. Earning themselves the three-seed in the Monmouth quadrant, the Buckeyes will host the sixth-seeded Akron Zips Tuesday...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Top-seeded Akron holds off Eastern Michigan in MAC opener

CLEVELAND (AP) Isaiah Johnson made a layup with 25.5 seconds left as top-seeded Akron rallied in the second half to beat Eastern Michigan 65-63 in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Thursday. The Zips (25-7) trailed by 12 with 8:46 left before finally finding their range behind the 3-point line to hold off the eighth-seeded Eagles (18-15). They will...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron downs Kent State 74-60 for 24th win of season

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Noah Robotham and Isaiah Johnson scored 12 points apiece, Johnson grabbed 11 rebounds and Akron beat Kent State 74-60 on Friday night to sweep the season series and end the regular season undefeated in Mid-American Conference play. The Zips (24-7, 15-0) are the No. 1 seed in the MAC tournament, which starts Monday. Josh Williams scored 11 points and Jake Kretzer...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron hits 20 3s, beats Ohio 91-76 for MAC crown

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Reggie McAdams scored 21 points, Kwan Cheatham Jr. had a double-double and Akron made a school record 20 3-pointers to beat Ohio 91-76 on Tuesday night for the Mid-American regular season title. Cheatham also finished with 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. McAdams hit seven 3-pointers and Cheatham added five - both tying career-highs - as Akron made a school...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron routs Bowling Green 89-54 to snap 2-game skid

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Reggie McAdams scored 21 of his 29 points in the first half to lead Akron in an 89-54 rout of Bowling Green on Friday night. McAdams made seven 3-pointers, was 10 of 13 from the floor, and was two points shy of his career-high. Kwan Cheatham Jr. had 16 points and Antino Jackson added 10 points and matched a career-best with eight assist for the Zips (22-7, 11...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Big runs in second half help Akron beat Buffalo 80-70

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Antino Jackson scored 20 points and Akron used two big runs in the second half to pull away from Buffalo, 80-70 on Tuesday night. The Zips (21-5, 10-3 Mid-American Conference) bounced back after a one-point loss to Northern Illinois on Saturday that had snapped a seven-game winning streak. Buffalo (14-12, 7-6) has lost three straight. Isaiah Johnson had 14 points...
Via AP on Fox
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron hot from 3-point range, tops Bowling Green, 83-68

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) Antino Jackson scored 20 points by hitting 6 of 8 from 3-point range and Akron captured its seventh-straight victory to maintain its lead in the Mid-American Conference East Division, knocking off Bowling Green 83-68 Tuesday night. The Zips were 16 of 32 from deep and had 16 assists on 28 made baskets. Bowling Green built an early 11-point lead on Wesley...
Via AP on Fox
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Jackson, Williams help Akron beat Central Michigan 92-87

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Freshman Josh Williams hit six 3-pointers and scored 22, both season highs, and Antino Jackson added 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting to help Akron beat Central Michigan 92-87 Friday night. Reggie McAdams scored 14, Noah Robotham had 13 with a career-best eight assists and Isaiah Johnson added 12 points for the Zips (19-4, 8-2 Mid-American Conference), who have won...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

McAdams, Jackson lead Akron to 73-64 win over Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Reggie McAdams scored 15 points, Antino Jackson had 14 and Akron pulled way down the stretch for a 73-64 win over Ball State on Saturday. Jeremie Tyler's layup pulled the Cardinals within 56-53 midway through the second half but they didn't score again until Sean Sellers hit a 3 with 1:44 left. Isaiah Johnson had the first five points of Akron's game-breaking...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron beats Eastern Michigan 92-88 for 8th win at home

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Reggie McAdams made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points, and Akron beat Eastern Michigan 92-88 on Tuesday night for its eighth straight win at home. The Zips made 13 of 26 3-pointers, including back-to-back makes by McAdams with under two minutes left for a 85-76 lead. Akron also hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 14 seconds to seal it. Isaiah...
Via AP on Fox
January 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron turns back cold-shooting Western Michigan 62-53

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Antino Jackson scored 15 points and Jake Kretzer added 13 to lead Akron to a 62-53 win over Western Michigan for its 10th straight win on Friday night. The Zips (13-1, 2-0 Mid-American) led 34-23 at the half and then made 15 of 25 free throws in the second half to offset 23 percent shooting (5 of 22). Thomas Wilder had 26 points and Anthony Avery Jr. had 10 points...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron beats Buffalo 75-71 in Mid-American opener

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Isaiah Johnson scored five of his 14 points in the final 3:08 and Akron beat Buffalo 75-71 on Tuesday night in a Mid-American opener for both teams. Johnson made an up-and-under layup to give Akron a 68-67 lead with 2:06 left. After a Buffalo free throw, Johnson was left open in the paint and made an easy basket for a 70-68 lead. Akron took a four-point lead...
Via AP on Fox
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron beats Lipscomb 80-73

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Isaiah Johnson and Noah Robotham scored 20 points apiece as Akron notched its eighth-straight win, beating Lipscomb 80-73 on Saturday night. Johnson finished with 8-of-12 shooting from the field for the Zips (11-2). Robotham finished with 5-of-11 shooting. Antonio Jackson added 10 points with eight assists and four rebounds and Reggie McAdams chipped in nine points...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Akron's balance sinks Iona 78-64 in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Reggie McAdams scored 16 points, Isaiah Johnson had 15 and Akron put six players in double figures in a 78-64 win over Iona on Wednesday in the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic. Jake Kretzer came off the bench to score 13 and was one of five players with multiple treys for the Zips (9-2). Johnson, who was 7 of 9 from the field, had 10 rebounds as Akron had a 38...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Potato Bowl: Akron tops Utah St. for school's first bowl victory

BOISE, Idaho -- Robert Stein made three field goals and Jatavis Brown led a smothering defense as Akron earned its first victory in a bowl, a 23-21 over Utah State on Tuesday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.Stein, who became the school's career scoring leader with 268 points, connected from 29, 33 and 46 yards, and was selected the game's MVP. His longest kick gave the Zips a 23...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Stein, Brown lead Akron past Utah State in Potato Bowl

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Robert Stein made three field goals and Jatavis Brown led a smothering defense as Akron earned its first victory in a bowl, a 23-21 over Utah State on Tuesday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Stein, who became the school's career scoring leader with 268 points, connected from 29, 33 and 46 yards, and was selected the game's MVP. His longest kick gave the Zips...
Via AP on Fox
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Playing for Potatoes: Akron – Utah State Preview

Before each college football season starts, every team sits down and sets their goals for the year. For blue bloods like Alabama or Ohio State it’s “Championship or Bust.” Non-brand programs like Iowa or Washington aspire for a division or conference title. Some teams, like the Akron Zips, just want to go bowling. The Zips accomplished that goal in 2015 during their 7-5 campaign...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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