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MAC re-signs with Ford Field, Marathon

By George Thomas Published: July 24, 2012

OF THE MARATHON MAC FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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MAC pre-season football poll

By George Thomas Published: July 24, 2012

The complete poll follows:

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Statement from Bobby Bowden on PSU sanctions and now being winningest coach

By George Thomas Published: July 23, 2012

 By virtue of the wins the NCAA forced Penn State University to vacate from 1998 to 2011 in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and subsequent cover-up, former Florida State University coach, Bobby Bowden, Akron Zips coach Terry Bowden’s father, now moves into the top slot.

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Zips basketball: Dambrot signed for next decade

By George Thomas Published: July 20, 2012

 The University of Akron and head basketball coach  Keith Dambrot have agreed to a contract that could keep the coach at the school for the next decade, a UA spokesman announced Friday.

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MAC Media Day coverage

By George Thomas Published: July 20, 2012

 Zips fans should check the Kent State blog - yes, I know that is sacrilege for many of you - for MAC Media Day coverage from the Beacon Journal's Stephanie Storm.

http://www.ohio.com/blogs/kent-state

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Zips Football: Prepping for the season

By George Thomas Published: July 19, 2012

For anyone looking for an idea of what the weeks prior to the start of preseason football practice is like for Zips coach Terry Bowden, here’s the answer:  his mind wanders between different feelings.

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Zips Football: Williams to start at QB; Moore to transfer

By George Thomas Published: July 18, 2012

Senior transfer Dalton Williams will walk into preseason camp knowing that the Akron Zips starting quarterback job is his to lose.

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Former UA hoops player signs with team overseas

By George Thomas Published: July 18, 2012

From aUA Athletic Department news release:

Former University of Akron forward Nikola Cvetinovic signed a contract to play basketball for AEK Larnaca, a member of the Cypriot 1st Division, Cypriot Cup, the club announced on Wednesday.
 
Cvetinovic finished his Akron career tied for 25th on the Zips’ all-time scoring list (1,158) and tied former Zip and teammate Steve McNees for the top mark in program history for games played (141).
 
In his four season in the Blue and Gold, Cvetinovic earned Mid-American Conference honors in 2011 (second team) and 2012 (third team) while leading UA to 92 wins, tied for fourth-most of any senior class.
 
AEK Larnaca, located in Larnaca, Cyprus, finished fourth last season in league play, posting a 9-7 mark.

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Zips Football: UA receives another commitment

By George Thomas Published: July 13, 2012

Western Pennsylvania continues to be fertile recruiting ground for coach Terry Bowden and the Akron Zips.

The team received an oral commitment from 6-foot-5, 250 pound TE-DE Michael Kish of Brentwood, Pa., according to Scout.com

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MAC football Media Day slated for ESPN3

By George Thomas Published: July 11, 2012

MAC Media Day coverage on ESPN3 will kick off a record number of exclusive MAC events available live on the network with over 15 games scheduled for the upcoming season. The event will be carried live from 8:30 a.m. – Noon ET and will feature each of the league's head coaches as well as selected student-athletes from the 13 football institutions.

Not only will MAC Football fans around the country be able to watch the live show previewing the upcoming 2012 season, but they will also have the opportunity to interact with the head coaches, student-athletes and league office regarding media day. The MAC will post updates throughout the day using its Twitter and Facebook feeds. The official twitter hashtag for the 2012 MAC Football Media Day and ESPN3 coverage is #MACFBDay. Official tweets will include this hashtag and all media and fans are also asked to use it in their tweets related to the event and when sending questions to their favorite coaches and student-athletes.

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Zips Basketball: UA and Dambrot close on new contract

By George Thomas Published: July 11, 2012

According to sources at the University of Akron, coach Keith Dambrot and the school are close to reaching a deal on a contract extension.

Dambrot's future with the school came under scrutiny after the season's end when Duquense University attempted to lure him away to rescue their hoops program.

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Winton Woods PF adds Akron offer following visit

By Ohio.com Published: July 2, 2012

The University of Akron offered Winton Woods senior power forward Kwan Cheatham during his visit to campus on Friday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Cheatham, who is 6 feet 8, averaged 12.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.7 blocks last season for the Warriors. He was first-team all-Fort Ancient Valley Conference West division. Winton Woods, a suburban Cincinnati school district, was a Division I sectional finalist team last season. C

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