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Sports Talk with Ron Ledgard and George Thomas on Zips basketball and football

By Ron Ledgard Published: December 19, 2013

I did a Google Hangout video with George Thomas. We talked a lot of Zips basketball and the trip to Hawaii that is next week. We talked some football, too, and the strong finish under coach Terry Bowden.

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Akron Zips vs. Detroit Titans: By the Numbers

By George Thomas Published: December 18, 2013

The University of Akron overcame a number of mistakes to beat the Detroit Titans 79-60 Wednesday night at Rhodes Arena.

Here are five key number associated with the game:

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Zips football: Awards banquet wraps the season

By George Thomas Published: December 8, 2013

The 2013 edition of the Akron Zips football team met for the final time as a unit Sunday afternoon at Quaker Square to acknowledge some team members and celebrate pointing the program in the right direction with five victories this year, the most since 2008.

Among the highlights:

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Zips athletics: Department looking to future

By George Thomas Published: December 7, 2013

The Akron Zips Department of Athletics will have an announcement regarding its future Monday.

Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill and his staff solicited input from its community, including faculty, students and staff regarding the direction of the department earlier this year.

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Zips football: Lakota West receiver schedules visit

By George Thomas Published: December 6, 2013

West Chester Lakota West senior wide receiver/athlete Tyler Jones will take an official visit to Akron next weekend, according to Cincinnati.com.

Jones, one of the Cincinnati area's top remaining uncommitted players in the 2014 class, is expected to visit Ohio University this weekend. He will then visit Western Michigan Jan. 17

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Zips football: Seven receive all-MAC recognition

By George Thomas Published: December 4, 2013

From a University of Akron athletics news release:

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Zips basketball: Tecca recognized for charitable works

By George Thomas Published: December 4, 2013

From a news release:  

Akron Zips basketball forward Rachel Tecca has been nominated for the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team.

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Akron tennis: Coach signs extension

By George Thomas Published: December 4, 2013

From a University of Akron Athletics Department news release:  University of Akron women's tennis head coach Brandon Padgett has agreed to a two-year contract extension through May 2016, which was recently approved by the University's Board of Trustees. He previously had received a two-year extension in November 2012.

"Brandon has turned our program into one that consistently competes for championships while maintaining its history of high academic achievement," UA Director of Athletics Tom Wistrcill said. "We are pleased to be able to extend our commitment and reward him for a job well done."

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