MEN'S GOLF

Rain washes out Zips

at UC invitational

The University of Akron men’s golf team opened play at the Bearcat Invitational, hosted by the University of Cincinnati, on Monday but play was halted because of heavy rain. Tuesday’s forecast also calls for heavy rain, forcing a decision to cancel the event. Many of the 72 players on 11 teams completed a few holes, but the results will not count.

The Zips return to action on Oct. 1-2, when they host the Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club's North Course.

FOOTBALL

UA's Gasser is special

teams player of week

The University of Akron's Nick Gasser, who converted two field goals of more than 45 yards in a 26-13 loss at Iowa State, was named Mid-American Conference East Division special teams player of the week. 

Gasser nailed a 45-yard field goal, tying a career long, in the second quarter to tie the score at 10-10. In the third quarter, Gasser surpassed it with a 49-yard field goal to pull Akron within four points (17-13). Gasser also punted six times for 226 yards (37.7 average) and connected on an extra point to finish with seven points.