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Akron Zips look to finish strong this year: MAC Football Media Day 2015 – cleveland.com

cleveland.comAkron Zips look to finish strong this year: MAC Football Media Day 2015cleveland.comAkron Zips look... 

Kent State football: Flashes look back briefly for some momentum for new season – Akron Beacon Journal

Kent State football: Flashes look back briefly for some momentum for new seasonAkron Beacon JournalDETROIT: Kent... 

Akron Zips football picked to finish second in MAC East – Hudson Hub-Times

Akron Zips football picked to finish second in MAC EastHudson Hub-TimesDETROIT— The Akron Zips have been tabbed... 

2015 MAC Football Media Day: Who’s No. 1? Preseason polls, live updates (poll) – cleveland.com

2015 MAC Football Media Day: Who's No. 1? Preseason polls, live updates (poll)cleveland.comDETROIT, Michigan... 

On the record: Fans can vote for UA’s Shawn Barber for Bowerman Award – Akron Beacon Journal

Akron Beacon JournalOn the record: Fans can vote for UA's Shawn Barber for Bowerman AwardAkron Beacon JournalBlogs... 

Lamberson finds Lopers’ new tight end coach – Kearney Hub

Kearney HubLamberson finds Lopers' new tight end coachKearney HubA native of Uniontown, Ohio, Bleil was a pitcher... 

The wonderful world of #MACtion soccer – Hustle Belt (blog)

The wonderful world of #MACtion soccerHustle Belt (blog)Darlington Nagbe is only one of the names in the news this... 

Women’s Basketball to play three tournaments in 2015-16 schedule – University Press

Women's Basketball to play three tournaments in 2015-16 scheduleUniversity PressThis year's squad kicks... 

UNK names final full-time assistant – Grand Island Independent

UNK names final full-time assistantGrand Island IndependentA native of Uniontown, Ohio, Bleil was a pitcher for... 

Does the 2015 Schedule Favor the Vols? – Rocky Top Insider

Rocky Top InsiderDoes the 2015 Schedule Favor the Vols?Rocky Top InsiderThe Sooners will travel to Knoxville after... 

Bleil Joins Loper Football Staff – KHAS 1230 Hastingslink

Bleil Joins Loper Football StaffKHAS 1230 HastingslinkA native of Uniontown, Ohio, Bleil was a pitcher for the... 

UA football: Two defensive units face questions for Akron Zips football team – Akron Beacon Journal

Akron Beacon JournalUA football: Two defensive units face questions for Akron Zips football teamAkron Beacon JournalAkron... 

Top 70 MAC Football Players: #41 Jordan Italiano (SS- Kent State Golden Flashes) – Hustle Belt (blog)

Top 70 MAC Football Players: #41 Jordan Italiano (SS- Kent State Golden Flashes)Hustle Belt (blog)Last year, the... 

University of Akron football: Quarterback and running back positions must … – Akron Beacon Journal

Akron Beacon JournalUniversity of Akron football: Quarterback and running back positions must ...Akron Beacon JournalBlogs... 

Reports: Former Akron pitcher Valek III transferring to LSU – LSU The Reveille

Reports: Former Akron pitcher Valek III transferring to LSULSU The ReveilleDue to the cancellation of the Akron... 

College Football Preview: The 2015 Akron Zips – Sports Chat Place

College Football Preview: The 2015 Akron ZipsSports Chat PlaceTerry Bowden is hoping to lead the Akron Zips to... 

UA pole vaulter Shawn Barber wins gold medal at Pan-Am Games – Akron Beacon Journal

UA pole vaulter Shawn Barber wins gold medal at Pan-Am GamesAkron Beacon JournalUniversity of Akron junior Shawn... 

Oklahoma Sooners Football | Trevor Knight On Why He Can Be The Man In 2015 – Crimson and Cream Machine

Oklahoma Sooners Football | Trevor Knight On Why He Can Be The Man In 2015Crimson and Cream MachineThings will... 

Oklahoma Sooners | Big 12 Media Days | Bob Stoops States Quarterback Race … – Crimson and Cream Machine

Oklahoma Sooners | Big 12 Media Days | Bob Stoops States Quarterback Race ...Crimson and Cream MachineHeading into... 

University of Akron wrestles with high costs, including sports such as football – cleveland.com

cleveland.comUniversity of Akron wrestles with high costs, including sports such as footballcleveland.comAkron... 

Herd releases basketball schedule – Huntington Herald Dispatch

Herd releases basketball scheduleHuntington Herald DispatchThe Herd is also hosting North Carolina Central on Dec.... 

Herd releases basketball schedule – Huntington Herald Dispatch

Herd releases basketball scheduleHuntington Herald DispatchThe Herd is also hosting North Carolina Central on Dec.... 

George M. Thomas: Canton’s Ken Carman zooms to morning drive at The Fan – Akron Beacon Journal

George M. Thomas: Canton's Ken Carman zooms to morning drive at The FanAkron Beacon JournalLongtime RubberDucks... 

Akron Zips FB Nominated for 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team – BCSNN – Best College Sports News Network

Akron Zips FB Nominated for 2015 Allstate AFCA Good Works TeamBCSNN - Best College Sports News Network"For... 

University of Akron extends men’s soccer coach Jared Embick contract – Hudson Hub-Times

University of Akron extends men's soccer coach Jared Embick contractHudson Hub-TimesAKRON, Ohio - University... 

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Ohio State not the only big team Northern Illinois welcomes on its schedule: MAC Football Media Day 2015

The Northern Illinois Huskies and Oregon are the only FBS teams in the nation to record 11 or more victories in each of the last five seasons.

Kent State out to prove pundits wrong: 2015 MAC Football Media Day

Being picked at bottom of MAC Football media poll not a problem for Kent State coach Paul Haynes.

Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck accepts challenging schedule: MAC Football Media Day 2015

Western Michigan has one of the toughest schedules in the country.

Akron Zips look to finish strong this year: MAC Football Media Day 2015

Akron coach Terry Bowden says the Zips "got halfway there" last season and now look to finish the job by becoming bowl eligible.

Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher calls for NCAA changes: MAC Football Media Day 2015

MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher addressed several issues in his annual state of the conference briefing at Wednesday's MAC Football Media Day.

Bowling Green, Toledo are title favorites: MAC Football Media Day 2015

Toledo and Bowling Green picked as MAC favorites with the Akron Zips expected to be a prime contender.

2015 MAC Football Media Day: Who’s No. 1? Preseason polls, live updates (poll)

Mid-American Conference football media day agenda includes morning poll and 'State of the MAC' from commissioner Jon Steinbrecher.

Toledo’s Kareem Hunt a player to watch: MAC Football Media Day 2015

A Mid-American Conference football league known for producing quality quarterbacks this season has a focus on quality tailbacks, starting with Toledo's Kareem Hunt.

Kent State safety Jordan Italiano, college football’s smartest player

Mid-American Conference Players were visible on several NFL.com top 15 lists, but Kent State's Jordan Italiano was the only player ranked No. 1. And he's the smartest.

Akron’s Shawn Barber, Ohio State’s Kyle Snyder win gold at 2015 Pan American Games

Akron pole vaulter Shawn Barber tied a meet record and Ohio State wrestler Kyle Snyder outscored his opponents 31-1 to win gold medals at the 2015 Pan American Games.

University of Akron wrestles with high costs, including sports such as football — Terry Pluto (photos)

To play in the MAC, Akron must play Division I football. And Division I football is very costly to mid-major schools such as Akron.

Can Northern Illinois beat Ohio State? A 2 percent chance the Buckeyes could lose

Ohio State is playing maybe the best team the MAC has to offer, a Northern Illinois team with three MAC titles in the last four years. Can the Huskies keep things close in Columbus?

Ohio State football releases kickoff times for games against Hawaii, Northern Illinois

The Buckeyes first two games at Ohio Stadium will kick off at 3:30 p.m.

Akron athletic director Tom Wistrcill stepping down

Akron AD Tom Wistrcill is leaving for Texas and Learfield Sports effective June 16.

Akron OF Joey Havrilak taken by Detroit Tigers in 2015 MLB Draft

The Akron Zips baseball team gets a second player this week, Joey Havrilak, taken in the 2015 MLB draft.

MAC sets TV football schedule for early weeks of season

The Mid-American Conference announces its early season football schedule with games on multiple TV networks.

Akron Zips hurler J.T. Brubaker selected by Pirates in the MLB draft

The Akron Zips saw right-handed pitcher J.T. Brubaker taken by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the sixth round of the MLB draft.

MAC signs Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher through 2019-2020

Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher rewarded with a contract extension through 2019-2020 school year.

Akron, Kent land 11 players on Phil Steele All-MAC teams

Phil Steele puts 11 players from Kent and Akron on one of his four All-MAC teams for 2015.

MAC, CBS Sports Net TV sign deal for football, basketball games beginning this season

The MAC has added CBS Sports Net to its yearly TV package starting with the upcoming football and basketball seasons.

Akron football takes to road with camps for recruiting

Akron football coach Terry Bowden and his staff are on the road this week with football camps around the state.

Which MAC basketball teams are in good shape to take advantage of the new rules (poll)

Guards that can do it all - penetrate, pass, score and defend - will be key ingredients for teams adapting quickly to the new college basketball rules.

MAC basketball tournament going back to traditional format in 2016

The Mid-American Conference, in a nod toward conference parity, has returned to the traditional basketball tournament format to advance teams to the NCAA Tournament.

MAC Hall of Fame honors Ben Roethlisberger and a delayed Gary Pinkel

Akron native and former Kent State player Gary Pinkel, plus former Miami RedHawk quarterback Ben Roethlisberger inducted into MAC Hall of Fame.

Former Akron Zip WR Zach D’Orazio signs with New England Patriots

Two former Akron Zips football players sign NFL contracts this week.

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