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Zips football: UA Junior Day/Sixth Spring Session

By Ryan Lewis Published: March 31, 2012

Over 60 high school recruits from seven different states were in attendance for Akron's Junior Day and sixth practice session Saturday morning at Stile Field House. The juniors watched the first half (about an hour) of practice and were then split up into groups for tours.

Here some notes from practice:

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UA Zips: H.S. Juniors attending practice Saturday

By George Thomas Published: March 29, 2012

 Aaron Abernathy, QB, Archbishop Hoban HS, OH

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UA announces 2012 football schedule

By George Thomas Published: March 29, 2012

 2012 Akron Football Schedule:

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Groce headed to Illinois

By Mike Rasor Published: March 29, 2012

Men's basketball

Illinois will announce John Groce as its new head coach this afternoon.

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Zips: Spring Football - Session IV

By George Thomas Published: March 28, 2012

There’s an old axiom when it comes to football that defenses normally are ahead of offenses early in camps.

For the Zips that’s proving to be the case – at least it was yesterday as the defense looked strong against their offensive counterparts for much of the late practice scrimmage. Here’s a look at who stood out:

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John Groce a top candidate for Illinois job

By Mike Rasor Published: March 25, 2012

Men's basketball

It's not Akron news, but the departure of John Groce could sway the balance of power in the MAC East.

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Spring football practice - Session III

By George Thomas Published: March 24, 2012

Progress: In his team’s first day in shells (full pads minus knee pads), coach Terry Bowden said that although they’ve made progress, he’s still not satisfied with his team’s practice.

“We could do better. We had snaps over the quarterback’s head today,” he said. “We had players still not concentrating and not focused.”

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Ohio nearly pulls off upset; MAC rundown

By Mike Rasor Published: March 24, 2012

Men's basketball

I hope you saw last night's game.

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Spring football practice - Session II

By George Thomas Published: March 22, 2012

 Practice observations:

Offense: As you might expect, there was a bit more of a comfort level with the second practice that showed with both squads. Dalton Williams continued to use experience to his advantage, working with the first team offense, hitting some players right on the numbers, but Clayton Moore showed that he won’t give up the job easily. Moore, however, has a tendency to stare down his receivers – especially when he’s looking to go deep. He looks at that individual and no one else. Do not count Patrick Nicely out of this race either.

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Tribe claims pitcher from Blue Jays

By System Administrator Published: March 22, 2012

GOODYEAR, Ariz.: The Indians claimed right-hander Rick VandenHurk off waivers from Toronto and will bring him to major-league camp in the next few days.

VandenHurk,  26, has pitched in parts of five big-league seasons with the Marlins and Orioles. Last year for Baltimore, he appeared in four games (twice as a starter) and gave up eight earned runs, 12 hits and eight w,alks  in nine innings. Opposing batters hit .324 against him.

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Two incoming recruits are first-team All-Ohio

By Mike Rasor Published: March 21, 2012

Men's basketball

Jake Kretzler and Reggie McAdams are among the elite high school players in Ohio's Division II. Next year, they will suit up for Akron.

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Zips Spring Football: First Practice

By George Thomas Published: March 20, 2012

Keep in mind folks that I wasn't around last year for football season which, given the fact that Terry Bowden is new also, has its advantages.

Where I am at a disadvantage, however, is knowing the players. Prior to the start of the season I intend to watch as many Zips games as possible on DVD.

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Live updates: Akron vs. Northwestern

By mrasor Published: March 13, 2012

Men's basketball

Keep refreshing your browser for updates during Akron's first round NIT game at Northwestern...

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Northwestern favored to beat Zips

By mrasor Published: March 13, 2012

Men's basketball

Northwestern is a 6.5-point favorite to beat Akron tonight at 9 p.m. in the first round of the NIT.

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Akron to play Northwestern in First Round NIT

By mrasor Published: March 11, 2012

Men's basketball

Fifth-seeded Akron will play at fourth-seeded Northwestern Tuesday at 9 p.m. in the first round of the NIT, to be televised on ESPN2.

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LIVE UPDATES: MAC Championship - Akron vs. Ohio

By mrasor Published: March 10, 2012

Men's basketball

Keep refreshing your browser or smartphone for live updates from Quicken Loans Arena...

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Akron is an underdog in MAC Championship

By mrasor Published: March 10, 2012

Men's basketball

Akron is a 1.5-point underdog in tonight's MAC Championship.

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LIVE UPDATES: MAC Semifinals - Akron vs. Kent State

By mrasor Published: March 9, 2012

Men's basketball

Keep refreshing your browser or smartphone for live updates from Quicken Loans Arena...

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MAC Semifinals preview

By mrasor Published: March 9, 2012

Men's basketball

This is the way it's supposed to be.

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Poll: Who would you rather play?

By mrasor Published: March 8, 2012

Men's basketball

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Quarterfinals matchups set

By mrasor Published: March 8, 2012

Men's basketball

Now's the point in the tournament when I start to care. (So save your tweets about me needing to be watching MAC West v. MAC West on a Wednesday night.)

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Abreu, Marshall, Cvetinovic earn All-MAC honors

By mrasor Published: March 7, 2012

Men's basketball

With any one of its eight rotation players being starter-caliber, Akron should not be surprised that it does not have a First-Team All-MAC player. Having a lot of talent makes it harder for any one player to shine.

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Marshall is Defensive Player of Year; Diggs is 6th Man

By mrasor Published: March 6, 2012

Men's basketball

Zeke Marshall consistently affects the game on the defensive side of the floor. Today, the coaches recognized this great value and named him Defensive Player of the Year.

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Poll: MAC First Round

By mrasor Published: March 5, 2012

Men's basketball

Eight teams begin the MAC Tournament tonight. Here's a poll:

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MAC bracket set

By mrasor Published: March 4, 2012

Men's basketball

The new tournament format for the MAC wastes no time getting started.

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Live updates - Akron vs. Kent State

By mrasor Published: March 2, 2012

Men's basketball

Keep refreshing your browser or smartphone for updates live from the M.A.C. Center...

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Akron vs. Kent - Preview

By mrasor Published: March 2, 2012

Men's basketball

I think there is a split between Zips fans about whether tonight's game against Kent State matters.

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