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September 14, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
It may not have been as shocking as the 2007 loss to Appalachian State, but it would have been close. No. 17 Michigan held off Akron, 28-24, on Saturday when the Zips' chance to pull off the huge upset fell short on an incomplete pass into the end zone on the game's final play. Michigan Coach Brady Hoke improved his record at Michigan Stadium to 17-0, but this is not a victory he'll cherish. "You play like that you can't win championships," Hoke told the Big Ten Network after the game.
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September 14, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
It may not have been as shocking as the 2007 loss to Appalachian State, but it would have been close. No. 17 Michigan held off Akron, 28-24, on Saturday when the Zips' chance to pull off the huge upset fell short on an incomplete pass into the end zone on the game's final play. Michigan Coach Brady Hoke improved his record at Michigan Stadium to 17-0, but this is not a victory he'll cherish. "You play like that you can't win championships," Hoke told the Big Ten Network after the game.
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May 25, 1986 | United Press International
The Mid-American Conference's decision to reject the University of Akron's application to join the league will not stop the school's efforts to enter the NCAA Division I-A ranks, Athletic Director David Adams said recently. Akron had hoped to replace departing Northern Illinois, but learned last week that the MAC Council of Presidents has decided to field a nine-team conference and not replace the lost team at all.
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June 26, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Chances are in coming days when you're reading about percussionist Alan Myers, who died Monday after a battle with brain cancer, the words "human metronome" will be used.  Myers' drumming for punk band Devo came to define the band's off-kilter sound.  Musician Ralph Carney, who was friends with Myers, announced the death of the Devo drummer on his Facebook page: " Alan Myers passed yesterday from cancer. he was Devo's best drummer and one of the first people to teach me about jazz.
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September 25, 1987 | Associated Press
Todd McNair rushed for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns Thursday night, and Temple is off to its best start since its 10-2 season of 1979 as a result of its 23-3 victory over Akron. McNair, a junior tailback, carried the ball 32 times in recording his third game of at least 100 yards this season. Last week, he had 41 carries, three shy of the school record, in Temple's 24-21 upset of Pittsburgh. The win raised Temple's record to 3-1. Akron fell to 1-3.
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December 1, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Record-setting quarterback Tom Ehrhardt threw five touchdown passes, four of them to tight end Tony DiMaggio, Saturday at Kingston, R.I., to lead Rhode Island to a 35-27 victory over Akron in the first round of the NCAA Division I-AA playoffs. Ehrhardt completed 43 of 70 attempts for 472 yards to set three New England passing records--most attempts and completions in a game and most touchdown passes in a season with 40. DiMaggio tied a New England record with his four touchdowns.
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August 31, 1989
Mary Ann Tripodi, assistant athletic director at the University of Akron, was named director of operations for the Cal State Fullerton athletics department.
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June 26, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Chances are in coming days when you're reading about percussionist Alan Myers, who died Monday after a battle with brain cancer, the words "human metronome" will be used.  Myers' drumming for punk band Devo came to define the band's off-kilter sound.  Musician Ralph Carney, who was friends with Myers, announced the death of the Devo drummer on his Facebook page: " Alan Myers passed yesterday from cancer. he was Devo's best drummer and one of the first people to teach me about jazz.
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March 4, 1990 | RICK HAZELTINE
A half hour after the U.S. International University men's basketball team had played one of its finest games of the season in defeating visiting Akron, 90-77, Saturday night, a handful of stragglers and kids participating in an impromptu game on the floor at Golden Hall remained. And Steve Smith. As the rest of the USIU team was heading home, contemplating their season or careers, Smith remained on the floor, taking his last post-game hugs as a Gull.
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January 14, 1986 | Associated Press
Gerry Faust is looking for a few good, young men--20 of them in all--who can help carry the University of Akron's football program into the big time over the next four years. "We hope we can find some people out there who are Division I football players who want to play early and want to play a lot," Faust said in an interview as he prepared for the start of a whirlwind recruiting session.
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December 7, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
How's this for a big year: In the time since they started teasing their album "El Camino," two-piece rock band the Black Keys played "Saturday Night Live" twice, sold out two nights at Madison Square Garden, headlined Coachella and scored a Cadillac commercial. By the time they gigged two evenings at Staples Center in the fall, label bosses at Warner Music Group were waiting to surprise them with platinum records for "El Camino," their seventh record. The year culminated Wednesday night when the duo was nominated for five Grammys, including nods for album of the year and record of the year for the hit single "Lonely Boy," and singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach was nominated in the producer's category.
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August 2, 2012 | By Paul West, Los Angeles Times
CINCINNATI - President Obama long ago seized on Ohio as his top reelection target. He has bombarded it with a larger volume of TV advertising than any other state. And since launching his campaign - in Ohio, not coincidentally - he's given Ohioans more opportunities to hear from him in person than voters in any other battleground. On Wednesday, he returned to the state to frame the election as a choice between policies to benefit the wealthy and those that boost the middle class.
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January 13, 2011 | By Grahame L. Jones
With his first draft pick as a professional head coach, Chivas USA's Robin Fraser resisted the urge to spring a surprise Thursday. The former U.S. national team defender made a defender his first choice for Chivas, selecting NCAA champion Zarek Valentin from the University of Akron as the fourth overall pick in Major League Soccer's 2011 SuperDraft in Baltimore. Valentin, the third of seven Akron players drafted, was the first defender chosen, and Fraser quickly explained why. "Zarek is a proven winner, he's a leader, he's very vocal, and he has a very good understanding of the game," Fraser said.
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December 1, 2010 | By Steve Harvey
Ahead 22-7 in the fourth quarter, the funny little Zips of Akron reverted to form for a while. They gave up a late touchdown to Buffalo, then saw the Bulls recover an on-side kick and march to the Akron 17. But Buffalo lost a fumble and the game, 14-22. And Akron (1-11), by winning, lost its bid for the Bottom Ten title. Is there anything sadder than a last-game victory to mar a perfect season? Instead, the chumpionship went to vanishing Buffalo (2-10), which had previously pulled off crucial late-season defeats to Fum-Ball State (4-8)
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November 24, 2010 | By Steve Harvey
One stumbling block stands between the University at Buffalo (2-9) and immortality. And "stumbling" is the correct word when you're talking about Buffalo. The Bulls rallied to fall, 17-21, to former Bottom Ten contender Eastern Michigan (2-9) last weekend and could capture the title with a timely loss to the funny little Zips of Akron (0-11). While purists might opine that Buffalo's two victories should eliminate it from contention, don't forget that Louisiana State's 2007 team won the BCS championship with two blemishes on its record.
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November 17, 2010 | By Steve Harvey
Playing on a Wednesday, in the hope that no one would notice, Akron (0-11) fell to Miami of Ohio, 14-19. This was a big stumble for the Zips, who need only to lose to No. 10 Buffalo (2-8) in their final game to capture the Bottom Ten title. The Akron-Buffalo game is a week from Friday, a sort of day-after-Thanksgiving turkey. Meanwhile, No. 2 Eastern Michigan (1-9) will try to keep its fading title hopes alive Saturday when it plays, yes, the same Buffalo. Everyone wants to play Buffalo these days.
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August 2, 2012 | By Paul West, Los Angeles Times
CINCINNATI - President Obama long ago seized on Ohio as his top reelection target. He has bombarded it with a larger volume of TV advertising than any other state. And since launching his campaign - in Ohio, not coincidentally - he's given Ohioans more opportunities to hear from him in person than voters in any other battleground. On Wednesday, he returned to the state to frame the election as a choice between policies to benefit the wealthy and those that boost the middle class.
SPORTS
November 7, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the spring and early summer of 1984, I watched two teen-agers in the selection process for the U.S. Olympic boxing team who looked to me like future superstars. As it turned out, neither made the Olympic team that year--1984 was too soon for them. But both left the impression that they were champions in early development. One was Mike Tyson, a 17-year-old pounder from Upstate New York who was still learning to box. An unpolished diamond.
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November 11, 2010 | By Steve Harvey, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It took a long time, but Akron (0-10) is finally alone on the bottom. The Zips' loss to Beach Ball State (3-7) left them as the nation's only winless major-college team. The Lost Lobos of New Mexico (1-8) suffered a crippling blow in the Bottom Ten race by scoring a stunning upset over the Wyoming Cowboys (2-8), a farm team of the Dallas Cowboys (1-7). Though the Zips don't play until Nov. 17, they seem to have the reverse momentum needed to fall to Miami (Ohio) (6-4)
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