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Zips can't sustain first half momentum, fall to BG 31-14

By George Thomas Published: September 28, 2013

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio: After a series of first quarters in games that saw the Akron Zips (1-4, 0-1) tally three points total for the season in that period, the Zips made a fervent effort to come out quickly.  Next time they might want to finish.

The Zips took a 14-3 lead in that first quarter against the Bowling Green Falcons (4-1,2-0) only to give up 28 unanswered points and allow the Falcons and in particular  their running back Travis Greene dominate the rest of the way en route to a 31-14 loss at Doyt Perry Stadium Saturday afternoon.

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Three and out: What Zips should know about Bowling Green

By George Thomas Published: September 27, 2013

This week's three-and-out - a look at the Zips opponent - comes courtesy of John Wagner, Bowling Green Falcons beat writer for the Toledo Blade.

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Zips basketball: Dambrot gets another year

By George Thomas Published: September 23, 2013

From a UA Athletic Department news release:   Following a 26-win season, the program's fourth NCAA Tournament birth and cracking the Top-25 for the first time in school history, University of Akron head men's basketball coach Keith Dambrot has received a one-year contract extension, President Dr. Luis M. Proenza and Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill announced Monday. The extension is finalized and pending approval from the UA Board of Trustees.

Dambrot, who signed a ten-year contract in July 2012, has compiled a 210-94 (107-41 in Mid-American Conference play) record in nine seasons at the helm of the Zips' program and is now under contract through the 2022-23 season. His ten-year, fixed-year contract is one of the longest in the nation among college coaches in any sport.

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Zips fall to Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns 35-30

By George Thomas Published: September 21, 2013

The Akron Zips second win of the season didn’t come at all last year.

It took a mix of defense, guts, guile and the blinding speed of a couple of local players to show why it will likely come this year.

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Zips football: UA loses heart breaker to Wolverines

By George Thomas Published: September 14, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich:  It took a 10-7 deficit to the Akron Zips to wake the Michigan Wolverines from their Saturday afternoon doldrums at Michigan Stadium, but that wasn’t enough.

By that time the Wolverines had to know that were in a football game.  Despite their 28-24 win, they had to know that.

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Zips football: Twitter mailbag

By George Thomas Published: September 13, 2013

I thought Akron's pass defense was suspect against JMU. What can be done to improve it? -  Scott Hall (@swhall).

A:  It was just suspect?  I thought it should have been convicted of murdering the rest of the defense?  OK, that might be a bit harsh.  The secondary has definitely shown weakness – to be kind.   They’ve also dropped their share of interceptions, according to defensive coordinator Chuck Amato.

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Insider's perspective: A Michigan beat writer on the Wolverines

By George Thomas Published: September 13, 2013

In the coming weeks, we’ll turn over some of this space to a writer who covers the Akron Zips opponent each given week.  This week, we pick the brains of Mark Snyder, Michigan Wolverines beat writer for the Detroit Free Press:

Have U-M football fans accepted Brady Hoke fully as their coach?  Even during Rich Rodriguez’s first year, there seemed to be a lot of grumbling that he wasn’t the guy.  Is any of that heard around Hoke?

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Michigan vows to avoid letdown against Zips

By Associated Press Published: September 10, 2013
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