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Soccer recruit Conor Hundley on U.S. U-19 team

By Ohio.com Published: April 30, 2012

University of Akron incoming freshman running back Conor Hundley will participate in the U.S. Under-19 National Team this summer in Austin, Texas as part of the International Federation of American Football World Championship.

Hundley, who signed with Akron on Feb. 1, is the only Ohio player to be a part of the team because several players need to report to their college camps early in the summer. Hundley doesn’t have to report to the Zips’ camp until July 9, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Looking forward to 2012-13

By Mike Rasor Published: April 28, 2012

Men's basketball

Now that we have had a chance to step back from the season, it's useful to think about how the lineup next season will look.

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Live updates: Akron football spring game

By Mike Rasor Published: April 21, 2012

Football

Keep refreshing your browser for updates live from InfoCision Stadium...

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Bowden article on front page of ESPN.com

By Mike Rasor Published: April 20, 2012

Football

A story about Akron's football program is featured on the front page of ESPN.com.

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Toledo banned from 2012-13 postseason

By Mike Rasor Published: April 19, 2012

Men's basketball

After great improvement last season, some fans wondered if Rian Pearson and the Toledo Rockets would take the lead of the MAC West in 2012-13.

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Zips Football: Spring Practice Session XIII

By George Thomas Published: April 17, 2012

 One thing is certain about this Saturday’s Blue & Gold Game:  it will be interesting to see what the spring’s practices have produced, especially when it comes to the offensive line.

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Zips Hoops: Dambrot at HOF Club Luncheon in Canton

By George Thomas Published: April 16, 2012

 Keith Dambrot spoke at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club in Canton today and had a few choice things to say:

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Zips Spring Practice: Recruiting News

By George Thomas Published: April 14, 2012

 News of the day

Coach Terry Bowden may be reaching into his father’s past for help in filling a position.

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Zips football: Former Massillon standout appears at practice

By George Thomas Published: April 12, 2012

The long and winding road that leads to a collegiate football career for former Massillon Tigers standout Justin Turner might land him at the University of Akron.

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Zips spring practice: Session X: So-so kind of day

By George Thomas Published: April 10, 2012

The Akron Zips’ 10th day of practice proved to be a bit low-key – unless you were a member of the defense.

The offense, as coach Terry Bowden said, is supposed to operate with poise. Well, they acted with a little bit too much poise for Tuesday’s a.m. practice.

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For coaching jobs, bigger not always better

By Mike Rasor Published: April 10, 2012

Men's basketball

Terry Pluto wrote an insightful column today about the MAC's coaches.

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Looking back on "ping-pong" hoax against Buchtelite

By Mike Rasor Published: April 9, 2012

Miscellaneous

As a former Buchtelite editor-in-chief, I must share this article with you.

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Zips Spring Practice: Session IX - The Scary Scrimmage

By George Thomas Published: April 7, 2012

 It proved to be a rough outing for the offense and the defense in today’s intrasquad scrimmage, if that can be believed.

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Dambrot in process of renegotiating contract

By Mike Rasor Published: April 6, 2012

Men's basketball

It seems like we go through this process every couple years...

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Zips Spring Practice: Session VIII - QB fun

By George Thomas Published: April 5, 2012

Ummmm…about that quarterback battle?

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Dambrot statement from UA news release

By George Thomas Published: April 5, 2012

 AKRON, Ohio Due to recent speculation and media inquiries, University of Akron men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot has released the following statement.  

“I am extremely happy to be the head coach at my alma mater and I am not a candidate for any other coaching positions. I grew up in Akron, my mother taught here and this is where my friends and family live.  The University administration and I are committed to our goal of making the Zips one of the top mid-major programs in the nation.”
 
The University and Dambrot are working together to modify the terms of his current contract. Details will be released when finalized.
 
This season, Dambrot led the Zips to their first-ever Mid-American Conference regular-season championship.  He has guided the program to seven-straight 20 win seasons as Akron is one of just 17 programs nationally to reach the 20-win mark during that stretch.  Akron’s 184 wins in Dambrot’s eight-year tenure are the most in the MAC.  The Zips have appeared six-straight MAC title games, the second longest active streak in the nation, and has appeared in the postseason in six of the last seven seasons.

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Sources: Dambrot says no to Duquesne again

By George Thomas Published: April 5, 2012

 According to sources, Duquesne University took another run at trying to convince University of Akron basketball coach Keith Dambrot to move eastward to Pittsburgh.

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Zips Spring Practice: Session VII

By George Thomas Published: April 3, 2012

Defensive coordinator Chuck Amato told the Beacon Journal in an interview that he wanted to see more emotion out of his players. He got it Tuesday, but they had reason to crow.

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UA Football: QB Patrick Nicely leaves Zips

By George Thomas Published: April 2, 2012

From a UA news release Patrick Nicely has left the football team. 

Here is some of the release:   “Patrick and I met earlier today and he informed me that he’s going to leave our program to pursue playing opportunities elsewhere, and we will honor that request,” Bowden said. “We wish him the best of luck and are thankful for all that he has done for this program.”

Nicely saw playing time in 30 games between the 2009-11 seasons and was a starter in 19 of those. He closed out his UA career with 3,358 passing yards and 16 touchdowns.

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Familiar face will coach Ohio U

By Mike Rasor Published: April 1, 2012

Men's basketball

A former MAC coach will return to the conference to lead the defending champions.

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Zips hoops: Dambrot turns down Duquesne University

By George Thomas Published: April 1, 2012

 Akron Zips coach Keith Dambrot has caught the eye of Duquesne University, who is looking for a new basketball coach.

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