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Mid-American Conference announces Akron Zips 2017 football schedule

By George Thomas Published: March 1, 2017

From a University of Akron Department of Athletics news release:

CLEVELAND:  The Mid-American Conference announced the 2017 football schedule on Wednesday, and the University of Akron football team will play on national television a minimum of three times.

Under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Terry Bowden, Akron opens the 2017 season at Penn State (Sept. 2). Non-conference games include: at home against Arkansas Pine Bluff (Sept. 9) and Iowa State (Sept. 16); and at Troy (Sept. 23).

The Zips open MAC play at Bowling Green on Sept. 30. Homecoming is slated for Oct. 7 against Ball State. UA then travels West Division foes Western Michigan on Oct. 14 and Toledo on Oct. 21.

The Zips entertain Buffalo on Oct. 28.

Following a bye week (Nov. 4), play shifts to Tuesday nights for the month of November.

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, UA travels to Miami (Ohio) for a game on ESPN2 or ESPNU. The Zips close out the regular-season with two home MAC games. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Akron hosts Ohio on ESPN2 or ESPNU. UA closes out the 2017 schedule in the Crystal Clinic Wagon Wheel Challenge game with cross-town rival Kent State on Tuesday, Nov. 21 on ESPNU or ESPN3.

All home games will be played at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field.

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