Things change quickly in Mid-American Conference basketball race

The Akron Zips go from possibly putting a stranglehold on the MAC basketball race to facing a near must-win game to stay among the top contenders in the conference in less than 24 hours. Such is life in the MAC.
Via The Plain Dealer
2 days ago

Winning week can put Akron in control - MAC Basketball Insider

The Mid-American Conference race is tightly bunched, but the Akron Zips can earn valuable tiebreaker advantages with a pair of road wins this week.
Via The Plain Dealer
3 days ago

Steelers Proactively Addressing Pass Rush With Shawn Lemon Signing

Shawn Lemon, a former undrafted free agent out of the class of 2011, failed to catch on with any NFL team after leading his University of Akron football program in his senior year with seven sacks and four fumble recoveries. Later that year, Lemon briefly played in the Canadian Football League, but was released 10 […] Steelers Proactively Addressing Pass Rush With Shawn Lemon...
Via Steelers Depot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries don't keep Cleveland State from being No. 1 - Local College Basketball Insider

The Akron Zips arguably have the best conference wins to date, but now must go on the road. Cleveland State remains first in the Horizon League, and interest grows around improving Kent State.
Via The Plain Dealer
5 days ago

Akron over Central Michigan 82-76

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Reggie McAdams scored a career-best 31 points - including six 3-pointers - to lead Akron to an 82-76 win over Central Michigan on Saturday night. Noah Robotham added 12 points and Deji Ibitayo had nine for the Zips (12-5, 3-1 Mid-American Conference), who hit 45 percent from the field overall and 48.3 percent from the line. In the first period, McAdams sank a trio...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ibitayo, Akron roll past Bowling Green 67-50

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Deji Ibitayo scored 15 points, Noah Robotham added 14 and Akron rolled past Bowling Green for a 67-50 victory on Wednesday night. Pat Forsythe added 10 points with six rebounds for the Zips (11-5, 2-1 Mid-American), who shot 54.5 percent from the field and made eight 3-pointers. Ibitayo had 13 first-half points and Robotham scored 12 in the second. The win was Akron...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Akron Zips defend and dominate inside to topple Bowling Green, 67-50

Akron Zips shoot 16-of-19 inside the arc against Bowling Green to win in dominating fashion to clog the MAC East Division standings.
Via The Plain Dealer
10 days ago

Akron's Pat Forsythe is 'the man' in the middle - Local College Basketball Insider

The Akron Zips are coming off a tough road loss at Toledo, but they can anchor their status as a MAC East Division power when they host surging Bowling Green on Wednesday.
Via The Plain Dealer
12 days ago

DC United Midfield Enforcer Perry Kitchen is the Next Kyle Beckerman

Jurgen Klinmann’s call-ups for the most recent January camp contained a few names known only to the most knowledgeable MLS fans. One of those was DC United’s Perry Kitchen, who may not be famous but has long been the next big name in U.S. soccer and, because of his position, may be a key name in the 2018 World Cup and beyond. Hyperbole? Maybe, but consider his career to this...
Via World Soccer Talk
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Akron Zips fall on the road to Toledo Rockets, 84-67

The Toledo Rockets needed a win at home ang got just that against the Akron Zips with a solid 84-67 triumph.
Via The Plain Dealer
15 days ago

Akron Zips can take firm grasp on title run at Toledo: MAC Basketball Insider

Akron's impressive opening victory over defending Mid-American Conference champion Western Michigan, and Toledo's homecourt upset to Central Michigan, makes Friday's game a key one in the MAC race.
Via The Plain Dealer
17 days ago

Akron Zips make statement with 72-52 victory over Western Michigan

Akron Zips overwhelm the defending Mid-American Conference champs, Western Michigan, 72-52.
Via The Plain Dealer
18 days ago

Akron cruises against Western Michigan, 72-52

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Pat Forsythe scored 14 points on a perfect shooting night, 6 of 6 from the field and 2 of 2 at the free throw line, and also pulled down nine rebounds to lead Akron to a 72-52 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday night. Deji Ibitayo came off the bench to add 12 points for the Zips (10-4, 1-0 Mid-American Conference), who shot 48.2 percent from the field while...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Akron Zips take down Coppin State, 79-62, but there are concerns

The Akron Zips have their issues against Coppin State, but still win as they look forward to Mid-American Conference play.
Via The Plain Dealer
21 days ago

Akron Zips keep winning, 70-63, over Marshall

Akron Zips overcome early deficit to to take down Marshall's Thundering Herd for Akron's second straight victory.
Via The Plain Dealer
25 days ago

Forsythe paces Akron past Marshall 70-63

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Pat Forsythe had 13 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks as Akron pushed past Marshall for a 70-63 victory on Tuesday night. Noah Robotham finished with 13 points, Reggie McAdams added 12 and Deji Ibitayo had 11 for the Zips (8-4), who shot just 35.9 percent from the field but hit 12 3-pointers and had 20 second-chance points. Forsythe pulled down seven of Akron...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Akron, Cleveland State and Kent State all winners: College Basketball Insider

The Akron Zips are going to force young players to the front looking for improved performance as the season continues. Cleveland State's Anton Grady steps up, and Derek Jackson inspires Kent State.
Via The Plain Dealer
December 22, 2014

Akron defeats D III Bluffton 92-53, Zips bench scores 48

AKRON, Ohio (AP) B.J. Gladden made his first start a memorable one: opening with two dunks, one off a steal and a half-court sprint to the rim, to finish with 11 points as Akron romped past Division III Bluffton 92-53 Saturday night. The back-to-back dunks by Gladden, a redshirt freshman, propelled the Zips (7-4) to an 8-0 start and they never looked back. Gladden hadn't scored...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron Zips knock down Bluffton, 92-53, to end a two-game slide

Akron Zips snap a two-game losing streak with a thumping of Bluffton to go into the holiday break with a 7-4 record.
Via The Plain Dealer
December 20, 2014

Akron Zips two game slide not a 3-point issue - College Basketball Insider

More consistent inside scoring for the Akron Zips will take some pressure off its 3-point shooters.
Via The Plain Dealer
December 17, 2014

Akron Zips Noah Robotham is a winning point guard: Division I Basketball Insider

Akron guard Noah Robotham is a fast rising freshman; Cleveland State looks to protect Anton Grady and Kent State suffers big loss with injured guard Kellen Thomas (eye) out indefinitely.
Via The Plain Dealer
December 08, 2014

Akron Zips lead from start to finish in 73-49 win over Western Illinois

The Akron Zips won their third straight game and fourth out of their last five, taking down Western Illinois Thursday night in Rhodes Arena.
Via The Plain Dealer
December 04, 2014

Akron Zips ride Kwan Cheatham's double-double for an 81-60 victory

Akron Zips pull out of their second-half doldrums to roll up a big home victory, 81-60, over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Via The Plain Dealer
December 02, 2014

Akron Zips survive at the end, 72-66, over Bryant

Akron Zips begin a four-game homestand by defeating Bryant University.
Via The Plain Dealer
November 30, 2014

University of Akron & Mount Union program updates on STO

College football and basketball programming updates on SportsTime Ohio: - SportsTime Ohio has added the Mount Union football playoff game against Washington & Jefferson (PA) to air same day delay on Saturday, November 29th at 11:00pm. - Since the Akron Zips football game vs. Kent State Golden Flashes has been moved to this Friday, November 28th, the final Zips Football with Terry...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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