The Akron Zips defense – especially the front seven – is expected to be the strength of the team at the beginning of the football season.
The team finds itself in an enviable situation. Although they returned two speed defensive ends, they added more speed in the person of Se’Von Pittman. Local folks might remember his as the guy who used to terrorize quarterbacks at Canton McKinley a few years back.To read more or comment...
2014 Zips football schedule
DATE OPPONENT RESULT/TIME/TV
Thu, Aug 28 vs Howard 7 p.m.ESPN 3
Sat, Sept 6 at Penn State Noon ABC/ESPN 3
Sat, Sept 20 vs Marshall TBD
Sat, Sept 27 @ Pittsburgh TBD
Sat, Oct 4 vs E Michigan 2 p.m.
Sat, Oct 11 vs Miami (OH) TBD
Sat, Oct 18 @ Ohio TBD
Sat, Oct 25 @ Ball State TBD
Tue, Nov 4 vs Bowling Green 8 p.m. ESPN2 ESPNU
Tue, Nov 11 @ Buffalo 8 p.m. ESPN2 ESPNU
Tue, Nov 18 vs Massachusetts 8 p.m. ESPNU
Tue, Nov 25 @ Kent State 7 p.m. ESPN2
Zips coach Terry Bowden held his weekly news conference Monday. UA plays its home opener at InfoCision Stadium on Thursday night against Howard.
Here is the video of his news conference.
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The Mid-American Conference football coaches released their pre-season poll Monday and selected the Akron Zips to finish second in the league’s East Division behind Bowling Green.
They selected the Northern Illinois Huskies to take first in the West Division. The Huskies won nine first place votes from the MAC’s coaches while Bowling Green picked up 11 first place nods.
Earlier this summer the media predicted Bowling Green (East) and Toledo (West) would win their respective divisions. The Zips' season opens Thursday with them taking on Howard. Below find the coaches' results:
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University of Akron football coach Terry Bowden’s father, Bobby Bowden, appeared at the team’s kickoff luncheon Friday and offered more than a few opinions on the state of college football. Most can be read in tomorrow’s edition of the Akron Beacon Journal.
But there was one choice nugget that worries him in the era of autonomy: agents.
“I am definitely not a fan of agents,” Bowden said.
That has been a conundrum for the NCAA for years as agents find ways to ingratiate themselves with athletes even with the stringent rules that college sports’ governing body now has.To read more or comment...
The spots are filled in the Akron Zips two-deep depth chart. Analysis will come later today. Then again, there are only a couple of surprises.
QB: Kyle Pohl, Tommy Woodson
RB: Jawon Chisholm, Conor HundleyTo read more or comment...
Akron Zips football coach Terry Bowden released the following statement clarifying the status of two players involved in an off-the-field incident earlier this summer:
"Johnny Robinson and Donte Williams returned to practice this week. They are still in violation of team rules and have been taken off scholarship. In order to play football this fall as seniors, they must each pay their own way. Johnny will not start in the opener against Howard."To read more or comment...