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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
22 days ago  |  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

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...
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

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

Porter formally takes the reins in Portland

For months, Caleb Porter has been torn by his loyalty to the Akron Zips while waiting to take over as coach of the Portland Timbers. Porter was hired as the Major League Soccer team's coach in late August, but he wrapped up his seventh season with Akron before fully making the move. He guided the Zips to an 18-1-3 record, the Mid-America Conference championship and into the...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF Knights ran over the Akron Zips 56-14

The UCF Knights (1-0), led by their running game, played spoiler to the debut of new Akron head coach Terry Bowden by forcing 4 turnovers and finished 56-14 over the Akron Zips(0-1) on Thursday night. UCF took the opening drive 73 yards and Sophomore QB Blake Bortles (13/16, 168, 3, 1) found newly converted TE Chris Martin (starting LT last year) on a 5 yard TD.  Senior RB Latavius...
Via CJ Sports NFL Talk
August 31, 2012  |  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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