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So you're sayin' there's a chance!

By mrasor Published: July 29, 2011

Football

ESPN.com previewed Akron's opening-week game against The Ohio State University (Columbus).

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Corey Woods signs with Patriots

By mrasor Published: July 28, 2011

Football

Offensive lineman Corey Woods was one of 12 rookie free agents to sign with the New England Patriots on Wednesday.

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Kent picked fourth, the Zips last

By Tom Gaffney Published: July 26, 2011

In the media poll released in conjunction with Media Day in Detroit, Kent State was picked fourth and UA was picked seventh in the East. Miami was a narrow choice over Ohio in the East. Toledo was the pick over NIU in the West. Toledo was picked as the 2011 champ.

I will do a notes story about the UA and KSU reactions to being picked so low. My main story will be on the new taunting rule in college FB this year. The MAC coaches like it and had some good comments,

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Media Day continued

By Tom Gaffney Published: July 26, 2011

At Ford Field in Detroit, head coach Rob Ianello and players Brian Wagner and Zac Kasparek represented the Zips and head coach Darrell Hazell and players Roosevelt Nix and Chris Anzevino represented the Flashes. They were interviewed, along with the other East teams, by television and radio from 8:30 - 10: 30 a.m. Then from 1030 to noon, they were interviewed by print reporters.
Most of the questioning for UA was about how they expect to improve. For KSU, the questions centered on Hazell being in his first year as a head coach. .
The West teams were interviewed first by print then by radio-TV

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Zips, Flashes in Detroit

By Tom Gaffney Published: July 26, 2011

I am in Detroit for the MAC Media Day at Ford Field. Kent and Akron players and head coaches are there for interviews with electronic and print media,

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Former Zips safety passes away

By mrasor Published: July 25, 2011

Football

Two years ago, Tyler Campbell overcame long odds to become a walk-on starter on a Division I football team.

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Slow start to recruiting

By mrasor Published: July 22, 2011

Football

Akron still does not have a single verbal commitment for the class of 2012, and Signing Day is less than six months away.

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Zips add forward from Dayton

By mrasor Published: July 18, 2011

Porter adds eight new players to Zips men's soccer team

By Michael Beaven Published: July 13, 2011

The University of Akron men’s soccer team continues to take on a new look.

Zips coach Caleb Porter announced the addition of eight more players for the 2011 season that will join eight others who committed to UA in February.

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Former Kent State player unloads on NFL commissioner

By mrasor Published: July 13, 2011

Football

James Harrison of the Steelers, and formerly of Kent State, said the following about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Men's Journal:

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Fall camp opens soon; are you optimistic?

By mrasor Published: July 12, 2011

Football

Believe it or not, football season will be here soon.

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Akron baseball enters new era

By mrasor Published: July 4, 2011

Baseball

After six years of lackluster results under Pat Bangtson, Akron called a guy with a record of succeeding in the Mid-American Conference.

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