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Zips football: Four possible national games on schedule

By George Thomas Published: February 28, 2014

It could be that the University of Akron football team is earning some modicum of respect.

The Mid-American Conference released next fall's schedule Friday afternoon and the Zips have the potential to play four nationally televised games on the ESPN family of networks.

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Zips basketball: Writers honor Dan Peters

By George Thomas Published: February 20, 2014

Akron men's soccer adds eight freshmen to 2014 roster

By Michael Beaven Published: February 12, 2014

University of Akron men’s soccer coach Jared Embick announced the addition of eight players to the 2014 roster Wednesday.

The following players will continue their careers with the Zips as freshmen: forwards Stuart Holthusen, Nate Shultz and Anthony Macchione, midfielder Jesse Garcia-Aguilar, defenders Niko De Vera, Ezana Kahsay and Shane Wiedt and goalkeeper Elliott Rubio.

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Zips football video and bio: DE/LB Travonte Junius

By George Thomas Published: February 5, 2014

Zips football bio: Wide Receiver Blake Dennis

By George Thomas Published: February 5, 2014

Blake Dennis

Position: WR

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Zips football video and bio: Safety Jamal Baggett

By George Thomas Published: February 5, 2014

Zips football video and bio: Defensive lineman Undrea Bullard

By George Thomas Published: February 5, 2014

Zips football video and bio: lineman Kyle Ritz

By George Thomas Published: February 5, 2014

Zips football: Bowden chooses defensive backs coach

By George Thomas Published: February 3, 2014

From a University of Akron athletics department news release: University of Akron football head coach Terry Bowden announced on Monday that Otis Mounds, a former professional player and experienced coach at both the collegiate and high school levels, has joined the Zips' staff as cornerbacks coach. His hiring is pending approval by the University's Board of Trustees.

Mounds, who played safety for Bowden at Auburn during the 1993 and '94 seasons, joins the UA staff after serving as defensive backs coach at Holmes Community College in Goodman, Miss., over the last year. His resume also includes two seasons on the defensive staff at Texas Tech (2010-11) and two years as coach of the secondary at St. Thomas Aquinas High School (2008-09) in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. His professional playing career featured time in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League.

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