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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
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago

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
4 days ago

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
13 days ago

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
17 days ago

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
19 days ago

Massachusetts Minutemen at Akron Zips: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Tuesday night the Massachusetts Minutemen will travel to take on the Arkon Zips in a match-up of two sub .500 teams from the MAC. Massachusetts (3-7) and Akron (4-6) will each be looking for the win in this one when it kicks off at 7:00 pm ET from InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN3. The Odds: The Akron Zips are 7 point favorites against the...
Via Tireball.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron suspends top player Demetrius Treadwell indefinitely for code of conduct violation

AKRON, Ohio -- Senior forward Demetrius Treadwell has been suspended indefinitely by Akron for a violation of the school's student-athlete code of conduct. The school did not give any specifics about Treadwell's suspension in a brief release. The suspension begins immediately. Akron said an ''incident'' has been referred to the Department of Student Conduct...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Quarterbacking, Vol. 5 – Sunday Edition

(This is a weekly series of articles entitled “Monday Morning Quarterback”.   I will try to post them two days after the football games are played so as to have our wilder emotions under control by then.  It will be my take on the positives and the negatives we saw happen and a chance for commenters to agree or disagree and to add their own thoughts.) I tried to tell myself...
Via Pitt Blather
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: LeBron James’ Family Foundation Photoshops The NBA Star Into An Akron Zips Uniform For Game Day Event

LeBron James’ Family Foundation is hosting an event, in which is will bring 2,500 kids and families to Akron’s game against Marshall on Saturday. To promote the event, the Foundation photoshopped the Cleveland Cavalier superstar into a Zips uniform, only furthering the famous “what if LeBron played football?” fantasy. @UAkron & LJFF invited 2,500 #WFEKids & families...
Via College Spun
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Akron Zips: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Saturday the Penn State Nittany Lions will play host to the Akron Zips. Coverage of the game between Penn State and Akron will air on ABC or ESPN2 depending on your market with kickoff set at 12:00 pm ET from Beaver Stadium in University Park, PA. The Odd: The Penn State Nittany Lions are 14.5 point favorites against the Akron Zips. The over/under for this contest is 51 total...
Via Tireball.com
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Terry Bowden Unveils Akron’s New Uniforms On Twitter

A few months ago, pictures of a new gold helmet for the Akron Zips leaked out online and generated a fair amount of buzz, especially for an Akron item. Now, thanks to Zips coach Terry Bowden, we know how Akron’s full black and gold uniform looks.  If you want to play like a champion you have to look like one! #GoZips pic.twitter.com/yif91ziyyS — Terry Bowden (@TerryBowden)...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New Akron Football Uniforms With Gold Chrome Helmet Revealed

Akron Zips head coach Tommy Bowden revealed some new uniforms that the Zips will wear this upcoming season, complete with Gold Helmets. The number font looks pretty slick, it’s too bad we can’t see what logo is on the side of the helmet to better evaluate how it looks. Either way the gold chrome bucket […] The post New Akron Football Uniforms With Gold Chrome Helmet Revealed...
Via Diehardsport
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Akron players suspended following arrests for "aggravated riot."

Johnny Robinson. Via gozips.com.Three members of the Akron football team - freshman running back Bryan Green, senior safety Johnny Robinson, and senior cornerback Donte Williams - have been suspended following their arrests on Monday on felony charges of "aggravated riot."The incident which led to the arrests happened in April, at a McDonalds located near the University...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Harney leaving Akron for Div. II school

Nick Harney, a Cleveland native and major contributor to three very good University of Akron teams over the last three seasons, will play his final college basketball season at Fairmont State, a Div. II school in West Virginia. The 6'8 Harney can play inside and out. He averaged 8.8 points and 3.4 rebounds over his Akron career, with his best season coming as the Zips won the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Akron Zips football team to wear gold chrome helmets

Flashy uniforms have become a trend in college football over the past few years and unfortunatley, we don't see it going anywhere any time soon. While some teams have decided to forego tact in their uniform redesigns (see: Oregon), we find this one pretty cool. (Although in the right light, the helmets could blind you.) According to a tweet sent out by former Akron offensive...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Pictures Of Gold Chrome Akron Football Helmets Are Going Around Twitter

Things have been rough for the Akron football program lately. The Zips won a total of 3 games from 2010-2012, and while things looked better in 2013 (they almost beat Michigan!), they still finished below .500 at 5-7. Building up from the bottom of the MAC is difficult, but coaches are all about controlling the controllables. One major controllable? How awesome your uniforms look...
Via College Spun
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron crumbles, WMU rallies for MAC semifinal win

CLEVELAND -- For the first time in eight years, Akron will not play for the Mid-American Conference tournament title. The Zips completely dominated the first 30 minutes of their Friday night MAC semifinal against top-seeded Western Michigan -- then completely crumbled over the next 15. It took overtime for Western Michigan to finish the job -- a banked in 3-pointer from well beyond...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowden aiming to change perception and results at Akron

AKRON, Ohio -- The University of Akron football program does not have a perception problem in the usual sense. It's more that the Zips would like to be perceived -- and seen, really -- at all. Even in their own city, the Zips have never been a hot ticket. There's been too much losing; not enough sizzle. In the Ohio football market, there's too much saturation and competition...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron's Harney suspended indefinitely

University of Akron forward Nick Harney has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team. One of Akron's most gifted and most experienced players, the 6'8 Harney has been in and out of the Zips' starting lineup this season, averaging 8.9 points and 3.6 rebounds. Harney can score both inside and out and can play multiple spots for the Zips, who are at...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron leads early, beats Eastern Michigan 78-68

Jake Kretzer came off the bench to score 25 points and Demetrius Treadwell added 18 as Akron secured a decisive 78-68 victory over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night. Treadwell grabbed 11 boards, Kretzer added seven, and Carmelo Betancourt finished with eight assists for Akron (12-6, 4-1 Mid-American). The Zips combined to shoot 10 of 19 (52.6 percent) from 3-point range. Akron...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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