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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

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

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 Associated Press
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

Akron Zips Show Off New ‘Fear The Roo’ Helmet Concept

The Akron Zips showed off a couple of new helmet concepts, one dubbed "Fear The Roo."
Via Gamedayr
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Akron Has Even More New Helmets For 2015, Featuring Kangaroo Logos And Gold Numbers

Maryland and Oregon aren’t the only schools out there looking to wear the most audacious uniforms possible. Akron has been experimenting with bold black and gold looks for a few years now, and broke out a cool white helmet with a “Z” logo over the summer as well. Now, it looks like the Zips will have even more new helmets for the upcoming season. Former Akron lineman Vinnie...
Via College Spun
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Akron Basketball’s Purple Out Uniforms For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Honoring Late Assistant Coach

Longtime college basketball coach Dan Peters passed away at age 60 in October after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Peters spent the final years of his life as the Director of Basketball Operations at the University of Akron, and the Zips are honoring him with tonight’s second annual Purple Out for pancreatic cancer awareness. Purple is the internationally recognized color of...
Via College Spun
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

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

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 MAC...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron Zip’s New Matte Blue Football Helmet Is A Shoddy Photoshop Job

The Akron Zips' new matte blue football helmet featuring the team's new "Z" logo is one hilarious photoshop job.
Via Gamedayr
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update: Mid-American

Akron Zips Antino Jackson | 5′-11″ | PG | Cypress Springs (TX)| Jimond Ivey | 6′-3″ | SG | Glenville (OH)| The Zips were quiet during the early signing period, and nabbed two guards for the regular signing period. In-state guard Jimond Ivey had the ability to play both guard slots as  a high schooler. Ivey is reputed to ...
Via Hoopniks
April 12, 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 lineman...
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 Zips’ New Gold Football Helmets Could Blind A Person

Warning: there is a very solid chance that by looking at the Akron Zips' new gold football helmets for 2014, you could go blind.
Via Gamedayr
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

IPFW to face Akron in CIT

Photo: Michael Hickey | Getty Images North America In its best season under third-year head coach Tony Jasick, IPFW will appear in the postseason. The Mastodons earned a bid to the Collegeinsider.com Tournament, where they will host the Akron Zips on Wednesday. IPFW won a program-record 24 games this season and finished second in the Summit League. The Mastodons advanced to the Summit...
Via The Catch and Shoot
March 16, 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

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 their best...
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 Associated Press
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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