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Kyle Pohl leads Akron to 41-0 rout of Howard

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Kyle Pohl threw a career-best four touchdown passes to lead Akron to a 41-0 victory over Howard of the FCS on Thursday night in the opening game for both teams. Three of Pohl's first five pass attempts were for touchdowns. In the first 5:26, Pohl connected with L.T. Smith with a 57-yard touchdown pass, then hit Imani Davis with a 9-yarder and Mykel Traylor-Bennett...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Akron coach Terry Bowden reveals new uniforms

Akron coach Terry B0wden reveals new uniforms for the upcoming season.  Bowden is trying to change the culture there in Akron and perhaps this revelation helps to bring that about. I personally would love to see the program become more competitive in the Mid-American Conference as my nephew was a defensive tackle for the Zips.  He played in the infamous Byron Leftwich game (November...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 23, 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

Report: Three Akron football players arrested and suspended

Report: Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, Akron Football players arrested and suspended after being charged with felonies related to a brawl.  Running back Bryan Green, safety Johnny Robinson and cornerback Donte Williams were arrested Monday by Summit County sheriff’s deputies. According to University of Akron officials, the three are suspended from all athletic activities until...
Via NCAA Football Zone
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Akron Zips season preview

The Akron Zips started to make some progress in 2013, winning four of their final five games to finish 5-7 after a disastrous 1-11 season in 2012. In his third season with the Zips, head coach Terry Bowden hopes that 2014 will be Akron’s first winning season since 2005. "They've played very good opponents and it's shown," said Ohio coach Frank Solich before playing...
Via College Football Universe
April 25, 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

Firestone senior Brennan Williams commits to Akron for football

Firestone senior Brennan Williams has committed to attend the University of Akron and plans to play for the Zips football team in 2015. Williams will enter UA as a non-qualifier academically, Firestone coach Tim Flossie said, but will get the opportunity to get his grades up and compete for a spot in two years. Williams, who is 6-foot-1 and 260-pounds, is being recruited as a defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 21, 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

End zone D aids Akron defeat of Toledo 31-29

Bryce Cheek broke up a 2-point conversion pass and Andrew Pratt recovered the ensuing onside kick as Akron denied a Toledo comeback 31-29 in the final minute on Friday. Kyle Pohl passed for 259 yards and three touchdowns as the Zips (5-7, 4-4 Mid-American Conference) closed the season with three straight wins. Toledo (7-5, 5-3), previously knocked out of the Mid-American race,...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Chisholm scores in 4th as Akron tops UMass 14-13

Jawon Chisholm had 109 yards from scrimmage and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 9:49 left in the game on Saturday to give Akron a 14-13 victory over Massachusetts. Kyle Pohl converted a key fourth-and-4 from the UMass 30 on a 7-yard keeper for the Zips (4-7, 3-4 Mid-American Conference) to set up his 17-yard touchdown to Chisholm two plays later. Chilsholm caught the ball on...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron shuts down Kent State 16-7

Jawon Chisholm rushed for 151 yards on 27 carries and Robert Stein kicked three field goals to give Akron a 16-7 win over Kent State Saturday. The Zips (3-7, 2-4 Mid-American Conference) took an early lead when Zach D'Orazio caught a lateral screen from Kyle Pohl and threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to L.T. Smith. The Golden Flashes (2-8, 1-5) tied up the game midway through...
Via AP on Fox
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron security guard left hanging by running back after TD

After Akron Zips running back Jawon Chisholm scored a 65-yard touchdown run, he ran out of the back of the end zone to celebrate.  An Akron security guard looked for a high five but got left hanging and Chisholm went to celebrate with some band members instead.  Chisholm finished the day with 26 carries for 166 yards and 1 touchdown and 3 receptions for 34 yards.  The Zips went...
Via Diehardsport
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

GIF: Security Guard Goes For High Five With Akron RB After Touchdown, Gets Left Hanging

It’s always sad in sports when you see somebody get left out of a good celebration. In today’s Akron-Ball State game, Zips running back Jawon Chisholm ripped off an impressive 65-yard run for a touchdown, and after the score, he jogged out of the endzone to high five some fans. However, he ran right by the security guy that was equally excited about the score, and left him hanging...
Via College Spun
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron vs. Michigan: Controversial Ending?

College fans of small schools have complained for years that the Power 6 conferences love to stick it to the smaller conferences. Today was no different when a referee in the Akron Zips vs. Michigan Wolverines that costs the Zips a shot at winning the game.Akron and Michigan were playing at tight one in The Big House today. Michigan was coming off a dramatic win over Notre Dame,...
Via Football Nation
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Akron’s 40-Yard Bomb Sets Up Touchdown To Give Zips Lead Over Michigan

Michigan’s huge win over Notre Dame must seem like ancient history at this point for Wolverines fans. The Akron Zips, who earlier this season lost to UCF, 38-7, are hanging with UM in the Big House this afternoon.  Trailing 21-17 late in the fourth, quarterback Kyle Pohl hit wideout L.T. Smith on a 40-yard completion that put the Zips on the Wolverines 1-yard line. Three plays...
Via College Spun
September 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 3 Preview: Akron

AKRON at #11/12 MICHIGAN  Saturday, Sept. 14 • Noon ET • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Michigan Stadium (109,901) BTN • Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Chuck Long, Lisa Byington Series: First Meeting Akron Vitals 1-1 overall, 0-0 MAC Head coach: Terry Bowden      Career: 142-73-2 (20th year)      at Akron: 2-13 (2nd year) Offense: Spread      Pass: Kyle Pohl...
Via Maize & Blue Nation
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron beats James Madison 35-33 in thriller

Quarterbacks Kyle Pohl and Nick Hirschman combined for four touchdowns, the defense stopped a final drive and Akron beat James Madison University 35-33 in a down-to-the-wire thriller on Saturday. Pohl, who was 14 of 22 for 143 yards, threw scoring strikes to Zach D'Orazio and Jerrod Dillard. Hirschman was 6 of 10 for 144 yards, including a 68-yard hookup with Andrew Pratt. He...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF passing attack too much for Akron in 38-7 win

Blake Bortles had three touchdown passes and threw for a career-high 314 yards as UCF blew past Akron 38-7 on Thursday night. Storm Johnson added 99 yards rushing and two scores as the Knights won their eighth consecutive season-opener and second straight over the Zips. It was the first 300-yard passing game of Bortles' career and the first by a Knights' quarterback since...
Via Fox Sports
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UCF focused on limiting Akron air-attack in opener

During last season's 56-14 season-opening win at Akron, there wasn't much that UCF wasn't able to do well against the Zips. On Thursday night, they meet again to open 2013 with rosters that are mostly intact from a year ago. The biggest difference is that while the Knights have a second-year starting quarterback in Blake Bortles that is surrounded by an experienced...
Via Fox Sports
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss
WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE

Tressel to teach coaching class

Former Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Jim Tressel will be teaching the class "General Principles of Coaching" at the University of Akron this fall.

Via Bush League Chronicle
August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

No.123 Akron Zips season preview

Akron Zips (1-11) Coach Terry Bowden (second season, 1-11 at Akron, 141-73-2 overall)Returning Starters: 16, 7 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 105  Terry Bowden’s return to coaching at the FBS level was a bumpy ride. Akron even gave Massachusetts its only win of the year and Akron’s lone victory came against FCS opponent Morgan State. The former Auburn...
Via College Football Universe
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

No.123 Akron Zips season preview

Akron Zips (1-11) Coach Terry Bowden (second season, 1-11 at Akron, 141-73-2 overall)Returning Starters: 16, 7 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 105  Terry Bowden’s return to coaching at the FBS level was a bumpy ride. Akron even gave Massachusetts its only win of the year and Akron’s lone victory came against FCS opponent Morgan State. The former Auburn...
Via College Football Universe
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

No.123 Akron Zips season preview

Akron Zips (1-11) Coach Terry Bowden (second season, 1-11 at Akron, 141-73-2 overall)Returning Starters: 16, 7 offense, 7 defense, 2 special teamsRecruiting Rank: 105  Terry Bowden’s return to coaching at the FBS level was a bumpy ride. Akron even gave Massachusetts its only win of the year and Akron’s lone victory came against FCS opponent Morgan State. The former Auburn...
Via College Football Universe
June 07, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Akron Zips

2012 Record: 1-11 (0-8 in MAC) Head Coach: Terry Bowden (second year at Akron) Last Bowl Game: 2005 Motor City Bowl: lost to Memphis 38-31 Stadium: InfoCision Stadium in Akron, OH (capacity = 30,000) Home Field Advantage: ranked 51st out of 55 mid-major teams Schedule Glimpse: 2013 Schedule Link Most likely conference wins: 10/19 at Miami (OH...
Via College Football Zealots
June 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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