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Akron beats Ball State 59-47

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Pat Forsythe scored a career-high 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and Akron beat Ball State 59-47 on Tuesday night, winning its 12th straight game in the series. Noah Robotham had five assists for the Zips (14-6, 5-2 Mid-Atlantic Conference). Akron tied it at 7 then again at 20 before Forsythe scored two free throws and a layup for a 24-22 Zips lead. Bo Calhoun hit...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
9 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
10 days ago

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
12 days ago

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
16 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
24 days ago

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

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 MAC...
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

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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