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Former Akron Zip WR Zach D'Orazio signs with New England Patriots

Two former Akron Zips football players sign NFL contracts this week.
Via The Plain Dealer
1 hour ago

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

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

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

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 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 AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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