Caleb Porter firmly believes in the merit of testing his team during the regular season.
Once again, his team will face the nation's stiffest competition in order to prepare the Zips to advance deep in the NCAA Tournament.
Akron's 18-game regular-season schedule includes five foes with top-30 RPIs.
Here are two games Zips fans are certain to circle: Sept. 18 vs. Indiana and Sept. 30 vs. Ohio State. Both games are at Lee Jackson Field.