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Pitt 27 Akron 10; We Win Again!

  (Here is something to get the blood flowing a bit; The highlights from ESPN3’s coverage of Pitt win against Akron ) On Saturday night in cold and rainy Akron, OH our Pitt Panthers won a non-conference against the MAC conference Akron Zips. The final score was 27-10 and erased the lingering bad taste in the fan’s mouth from the loss we suffered last season when the Zips...
Via Pitt Blather
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt vs Akron Prediction Day

The day before the game is a good time to sit back in your chair and take a long look at all your scribbled notes you have been jotting down, when you should have been working, about what you have read, seen and heard about the upcoming Pitt vs. Akron game.   It’s time to look at what you know and feel and start thinking hard about what you believe we’ll see come out of Zips...
Via Pitt Blather
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Know Your Enemy: Akron Zips

Redemption Tour 2015 resumes this Saturday when Pitt travels to Akron (WTF Steve Pederson???) to take on the Zips. Last year’s game against Akron was the low point of Pitt’s 2014 season and unfortunately the factors that were in play that caused the upset last season are still in place. Last year, Akron ran the ball well with Conor Hundley (19 carries for 148 yards) and stifled...
Via Pitt Blather
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Assorted Items For Akron

Familiar names on the Zips team. No, not just Tra’von Chapman. One of their wide receivers has a very familiar name and has made an impression. Passing wasn’t going to come easy to the Zips offense against the Sooners. However, what little bit of promise displayed in that area came from the performance of Jerome Lane Jr. The former Firestone High School standout, caught three...
Via Pitt Blather
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Akron Zips premiere ‘Fear the Roo’ helmets

Set for a kickoff time at 7:00 PM ET, the Oklahoma Sooners and Akron Zips will meet for a non-con game in Memorial Stadium. With Baker Mayfield predicted to start at quarterback and other offensive weapons, such as Samaje Perine and Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma’s new O.C. in Lincoln Riley should have a fairly simple task-at-hand with the Zips, who surrendered 277 points and a 121...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Shawn Lemon Not Dwelling On Long Odds

It was no secret to former Akron pass rusher Shawn Lemon that he would be facing long odds to make an NFL roster at the age of 27—the age he will be when the regular season starts—five years removed from the conclusion of his college career. Lemon finished off his playing days with the Zips […] Shawn Lemon Not Dwelling On Long Odds is a post from: The post Shawn Lemon Not...
Via Steelers Depot
June 11, 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 — 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 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 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

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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