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Wilson, Walters set to walk-on UA men's basketball team

By Michael Beaven Published: April 29, 2014

The University of Akron men’s basketball team will include two new walk-on players next season, Cleveland John Hay senior Cristen Wilson and Lakewood St. Edward senior Malcolm Walters.

Wilson is 6-foot-7 and averaged around 20 points per game as a senior for the Hornets.

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Zips football recruiting: UA offers Cincinnati wide receiver

By George Thomas Published: April 24, 2014

Akron offered Cincinnati Princeton junior wide receiver Elijah Ball on Wednesday night, according to Cincinnati.com.

Ball, who is 6 feet 2 and 195 pounds, also has offers from Cincinnati, Ohio University and Eastern Michigan.

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Podcast: Recapping Akron's spring football game with Zips beat writer George Thomas

By Dan Kadar Published: April 22, 2014

Akron's spring practice on Saturday finished in a 3-3 tie. Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com beat writer George Thomas discusses the good and bad from the game in this week's podcast.

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Zips basketball: Dambrot signs two guards for 2014

By George Thomas Published: April 17, 2014

The University of Akron men’s basketball team announced the signing of two guards Thursday afternoon.

 

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Zips football: Bowden on recent NCAA rules proposals

By George Thomas Published: April 17, 2014

The NCAA rid itself of an antiquated and questionable rule that’s been in place for years Tuesday when they announced that athletics departments could feed their student-athletes unlimited meals and snacks.

The first reaction of anyone might be: “No, duh!” However, the rule has been a bone of contention for a while with some schools self-reporting violations of athletes eating extra pasta at meals. It’s no longer a worry – for programs that can afford it.

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Zips football: Scheduling news

By George Thomas Published: April 11, 2014

The University of Akron athletics department announced much of its non-conference schedule Friday afternoon completing scheduling for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

In addition to games previously announced against Oklahoma, the Zips announced dates with Savannah State at InfoCision Sept. 19, 2015 in the schools’ first ever meeting,  In addition, a date against VMI was announced for Sept. 1, 2016.

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Podcast: Talking Zips spring football with beat writer George Thomas

By Dan Kadar Published: April 11, 2014

Beacon Journal Akron Zips beat writer George Thomas is on the podcast today to talk spring football. As Thomas notes, the health of quarterback Kyle Pohl could change the Zips' offense.

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