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.
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.
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.
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...
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8 days ago
Akron Zips shoot 16-of-19 inside the arc against Bowling Green to win in dominating fashion to clog the MAC East Division standings.
Akron Zips overwhelm the defending Mid-American Conference champs, Western Michigan, 72-52.
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...
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26 days ago
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...
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...
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...
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November 17, 2014
(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...
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...
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...
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)...
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...
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...
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 MAC...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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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.
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January 22, 2014