The University of Akron football team received a commitment from quarterback Jacob Harrison from Chaminade-Julienne High School, according to Scout.com
Harrison, a dual threat quarterback, will be a junior this fall. As a sophomore he connected on 67 percent of his passes for 2,771 yards and 19 TDs. He also ran for 594 yards and 13 scores.To read more or comment...
The University of Akron men’s basketball team has parted ways with a player that they hoped would be a cornerstone when he arrived.
Forward Nick Harney transferred to Division II Fairmont State in West Virginian, according to a Fox Sports Ohio report.
Zips coach Keith Dambrot confirmed the report Wednesday morning via phone call.
“We just thought it was in his best interest to play elsewhere,” Dambrot said. “It was mutually agreed upon.”To read more or comment...
Former University of Akron men’s soccer player DeAndre Yedlin has been named to the USA’s 23-player roster for the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer in Brazil.
U.S. Soccer announced its roster Thursday.
Yedlin, who was named to the Major League Soccer All-Star team as a rookie for the Seattle Sounders last season, is the first former Zips player to make a U.S. World Cup roster.
“It's an exciting moment when you have narrowed the roster down as a coaching staff, and these 23 players that you’ve chosen can focus now purely on Brazil,” U.S. Soccer head coach Jurgen Klinsmann said in a press release.To read more or comment...
University of Akron midfielder Adam Najem has been named to the 24-player U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team, U.S. Soccer announced Thursday.
Najem was one of the top freshmen in college soccer last fall.
The select group, which will be overseen by U-20 MNT assistant coach Brian Bliss, will train on the campus of N.C. State from May 17-25. The camp will feature friendly matches against the Carolina RailHawks (May 20), RailHawks U-23s (May 22) and Wilmington Hammerheads (May 24) while head coach Tab Ramos fulfills his duties as an assistant coach with the U.S. Men’s National Team at the team’s World Cup preparation camp in Palo Alto, Calif.
Najem was a member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team player pool in high school and is a current member of the New York Red Bulls Academy of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He was previously called in for the U-20 MNT training camp in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., last January.To read more or comment...
University of Akron men’s basketball head coach Keith Dambrot announced on Wednesday that Noah Robotham has signed a national letter of intent to play for the Zips in the 2014-15 season.
Robotham, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, joins the Zips as the No. 6 player in the Class of 2014 from the state of Nevada, according to the ESPN Top 100.
“Noah is a proven winner with an outstanding basketball IQ and tremendous skill at the point guard position,” Dambrot said in a prepared statement. “He comes from a program with a winning tradition and has a great family, including a brother [Czar] that plays [professional] basketball in Canada.”
During his senior year, Noah Robotham was named the 2014 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year after averaging 16.0 points, 7.1 assists and 3.1 steals per game. He helped Bishop Gorman to a 29-4 record and the program’s third consecutive Nevada state championship.To read more or comment...