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Live updates: Akron vs. Buffalo

By mrasor Published: February 29, 2012

Men's basketball

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Akron crumbles at Ohio U

By mrasor Published: February 27, 2012

Men's basketball

The Ohio Bobcats dominated Akron from start to finish on Sunday, taking a 85-61 win in Athens.

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Live updates - Akron vs. Bowling Green

By mrasor Published: February 22, 2012

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Akron vs. Bowling Green - Preview

By mrasor Published: February 21, 2012

Men's basketball

In a way, I'm glad it's over.

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Akron vs. Oral Roberts - Preview

By mrasor Published: February 17, 2012

Men's basketball

This is the first semi-meaningful BracketBuster game in a few years.

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Akron vs. Miami - Live updates

By mrasor Published: February 15, 2012

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Akron vs. Miami - Preview

By mrasor Published: February 13, 2012

Men's basketball

For years, Miami has been playing tough nonconference schedules. The RedHawks would build an ugly win-loss record and even lose a couple of early MAC games.

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Live updates - Akron vs. Northern Illinois

By mrasor Published: February 11, 2012

Men's basketball

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Akron vs. Northern Illinois - Preview

By mrasor Published: February 10, 2012

Men's basketball

Get out the brooms, Akron has a chance to sweep the MAC West for the third time in program history.

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Blackburn Blvd.

By mrasor Published: February 9, 2012

Football

Here's a neat story about what a celebration thrown for Chase Blackburn.

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Zips extend MAC lead with thriller over W. Mich

By mrasor Published: February 8, 2012

Men's basketball

Every aspect of Akron's 69-66 win over Western Michigan was typical.

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Zips claim top soccer recruting class

By gthomas Published: February 8, 2012

Top Drawer Soccer has rated the Akron Zips 2012 recruiting class, which includes four of the top 11 recruits in the country, as the best in college soccer.
“Over the past five years, we have been fortunate that many of the top players in the country have chosen Akron and without question, this is one of the finest recruiting classes we have ever assembled. I know their impact will be felt immediately and, with a very strong core group of returning players, we expect to continue competing for national championships in the years to come,” coach Caleb Porter said in a news release.
According to a news release these players will be joining the Zips:
Andrew Souders  -  D  -  5-11  -  165 lbs.  -  Amherst, Ohio (Amherst Steele) - No. 6-ranked recruit according to Top Drawer Soccer … ranked No. 8 by ESPN RISE and No. 9 by College Soccer News … top-ranked recruit in Great Lakes Region (TDS) … team captain of the U.S. U-17 National Team … competed in the 2011 U-17 World Cup, alongside fellow UA recruits Koroma, Pina and Serna … played all 90 minutes against Cuba and Panama, and all 120 in a crucial semifinal victory()against El Salvador during the 2011 CONCACAF Championship … also started against Canada in the championship game … team earned a shutout in three of four matches he played in … joined residency in Fall of 2009 … currently plays for Columbus Crew Academy of the US soccer Developmental Academy.
Fernando Pina  -  GK  -  6-0  -  180 lbs.  -  Houston, Texas  (Challenge Early College HS) Ranked 10th-best recruit in the country by Top Drawer Soccer … is also ranked No. 2, behind fellow Zips' recruit Koroma, in the state of Texas … ranked No. 18 by ESPN RISE and No. 26 by College Soccer News … is considered the top goalkeeper recruit in the nation (TDS) … was one of the leading keepers for the U.S. U-17 team … competed in the 2011 U-17 World Cup, alongside fellow UA recruits Koroma, Serna and Souders … started three games, allowing just two goals in 298 minutes during the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship … earned a shutout in a 1-0 win over Panama … made seven International appearances in 2011 and allowed just six goals … regular in U.S. U-15 national team camps in 2009 and was invited into U-17 residency that fall … was part of the U-14 and U-15 Boys' National Team programs before joining Residency … has played with the Houston Dynamo of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy since 2009.
Dillon Serna  -  MF  -  5-7  -  135 lbs.  -  Brighton, Colo. (Horizon HS) Ranked 11th-best recruit in the country and the top prospect in the Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions by Top Drawer Soccer … is also ranked 26th in the nation by ESPN RISE and 34th by College Soccer News … member of the U.S. Under-17 National Team … competed in the 2011 U-17 World Cup, alongside fellow UA recruits Koroma, Pina and Souders … started two games, including the championship match against Canada during the 2011 CONCACAF U-17 Championship … recorded an assist against Cuba … joined Residency in the Fall of 2010 … has played for the Colorado Rapids Academy from 2009-12.
Omari Morris  -  F  -  5-4  -  145 lbs.  -  Toronto, Ontario (Pickering HS) Member of the Canadian Under-17 National Team … represented Canada in the 2011 U-17 World Championship … earned playing time in the team's first game against Uruguay … was the team captain for the Ontario U-14, U-15, and U-16 Provincial Teams … currently plays for Toronto FC Academy … scored 21 goals, including three game-winners, and recorded 11 assists as a freshman at Pickering High School.
Matt Foldesy  -  MF  -  5-7  -  145 lbs.  -  North Olmstead, Ohio (St. Ignatius HS) Ranked 55th-best recruit in the country by ESPN RISE and 63rd by College Soccer News … NSCAA Youth All-American … 2011 Ohio High School Boys Division I Player of the Year … ESPN RISE All-Ohio Team … Greater Cleveland Coaches and Officials Player of the Year … led St. Ignatius to a national championship – going a perfect 23-0 – as a junior and back-to-back state championships in 2010-11 … registered 42 goals, 31 assists and 16 game-winners (school record) in two seasons while compiling a 45-1 overall record with the Wildcats … played for Brad Friedel's Premier Soccer Academies as a freshman … sat out his sophomore season after transferring to St. Ignatius … plays club soccer with the Internationals SC in Cleveland which is a part of the US soccer Developmental Academy and is also coached by Akron associate head coach Jared Embick.

Here are the Top 10 recruiting classes according to rankings from Top Drawer Soccer:
Akron
Virginia
UCLA
North Carolina
Wake Forest
Georgetown
Santa Clara
Maryland
Tulsa
SMU

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Akron vs. Western Michigan - preview

By mrasor Published: February 6, 2012

Men's basketball

Western Michigan is somewhat of an enigma.

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Live updates: Akron vs. Eastern Michigan

By mrasor Published: February 4, 2012

Men's basketball

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Notes from Signing Day

By mrasor Published: February 2, 2012

Football

Anyhow, here are some of my comments from the football press conference...

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Tressel joins UA as vice president

By mrasor Published: February 2, 2012

Miscellaneous

Here is the press release from UA:

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Watch Tressel press conference live

By mrasor Published: February 2, 2012

Miscellaneous

Click here to watch the Jim Tressel press conference live.

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Tressel, Akron a match?

By mrasor Published: February 1, 2012

Miscellaneous

Today at 10 a.m., the University of Akron will hold a press conference, and is expected to announce that Jim Tressel will take an administrative job at his alma mater, according to the Plain Dealer.

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Live updates - Akron vs. Toledo

By mrasor Published: February 1, 2012

Men's basketball

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