AKRON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
1 day ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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 edges past Kent St. 58-54

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Demetrius Treadwell scored 14 points as Akron clinched a 58-54 win over Kent State on Friday night to close out the regular season at home and secure a No. 4 seed in the Mid-American Conference tournament. Treadwell shot just 4 of 14 from the floor, but made one of his baskets to snap a 51-51 tie with 2:22 left to play, and Nick Harney followed up with a layup...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Abreu wants to return to University of Akron basketball team

Alex Abreu wants to play college basketball again. And he wants to play at the University of Akron. He’s just not sure if that plan will work out. “Hopefully I’ll go back to Akron,” Abreu said Monday, nearly a year after the star point guard was busted on marijuana trafficking charges and kicked off the team. “That’s the goal and the dream. I would love to come back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 18, 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's Diggs returns with perspective

NORTH CANTON, Ohio - His hair is longer, and his overall look might be a little leaner. On the court in the Cleveland-Akron Summer Pro-Am, though, Quincy Diggs looks like the same, hard-to-guard player. Diggs now officially has one more season to play at the University of Akron. His yearlong suspension is over, and Diggs said he learned valuable lessons while spending nine months...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron CB Seth Cunningham accused of stealing bong in armed robbery

Akron senior cornerback Seth Cunningham was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly robbing a tobacco pipe store at gunpoint, The Medina-Gazette reports. According to The Gazette, Brunswick police say Cunningham entered a 24-hour tobacco pipe store and waved a 9mm handgun in the air. He allegedly went to a display case and stole a water pipe (aka bong) valued at $447 and fled the store...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron guard Abreu arrested, suspended

University of Akron point guard Alex Abreu has been suspended indefinitely after his arrest on marijuana trafficking charges Thursday afternoon. Narcotics officers made the arrest late Thursday afternoon after intercepting a delivery intended for Abreu. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that Abreu remains in Summit County Jail. A University of Akron statement said Abreu's...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

LBJ bobble head night at Akron University

AKRON, Ohio - It's a unique promotional giveaway, one designed to get people talking and get them out to Saturday night's University of Akron basketball game vs. Buffalo. If it gets a few people -- or even a few thousand -- angry, then that's part of the deal. And the very essence of the word promotion. LeBron James Bobblehead Night at Akron is a potential lightning...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron Zips football poster: Try not to vomit

As an Ohio-based blog, we felt a certain obligation to post the Akron Zips 2012 football poster.Apparently when you hire a new coach, especially one with the Bowden name, you have no choice but to plaster his face on all of your promotional materials. However, as a marketing executive I have always made it a point to include people with a certain look to help sell a program and concept...
Via Eye and Eer
June 19, 2012  |  Discuss
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