Trump in Ohio, Coronavirus in Ohio: 856 more cases reported in 24 hours, 35 missing Northeast Ohio children recovered by U.S. The official 2020 Football Roster for the University of Akron Zips. Report an accessibility issue on this page | © 2020 by The University of Akron • The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. The selection of the kangaroo for a mascot brought forth the wrath of The Buchtelite and the Akron Beacon Journal as the name was chosen without the benefit of a campus-wide vote. “We agree with the union that we spend too much money on it," Miller said. Core Values, Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC)The Ohio Regional Campus Conference (ORCC) is an independent sports organization that serves the State of Ohio's regional campuses. He recalled the suggestion was also inspired by a popular comic strip at the time called "Kicky, the fighting kangaroo." Learn more. It was killed a day later by wildlife officials. He says less than 6% of the school’s overall budget goes toward sports. Athletics: Home of the Akron Zips. Zippy, after a first-round bye in the playoffs, cruised to victories over Syracuse’s Otto in the semifinals and Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher in the final to become the 2007 Capital One Mascot of the Year. It happened just after 9:30 p.m. on Deforest Road in Howland. In fact, during an eleven-week national mascot contest, Zippy defeated all challengers. It is difficult to imagine such dissent given that Zippy is one of the most beloved symbols of the University. John Heisman, the great innovator of football coaching and namesake of the Heisman Trophy, coached the Zips in 1893. The product’s original suggested name was the "Mystik Boot," but the name just did not work for Goodrich President Bertram G. Work. COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – The general election is just 40 days away. AKRON, Ohio (WJW) – The University of Akron (UA) announced Thursday it will discontinue three intercollegiate athletics programs at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. University President Gary Miller says being a Division I school helps Akron attract students and 56% of the 515 student athletes are not on scholarship. The University of Akron -- one of the top public universities in Ohio and the nation -- is focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and economic growth. ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wild brown bear tunneled under perimeter fencing and killed a popular alpaca at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, officials said Wednesday. More recently, Zips football moved into a modern, on-campus stadium, making it easy for students and their friends to attend games. The storied history of Akron athletics dates back more than 100 years. University of Akron President Gary Miller on Wednesday announced the members of a group that will consider the future of university athletics and identify potential cost-saving measures. **Watch the video below for a story on a man who climbed an exhibit at the Cleveland Zoo. No one recalls who made the arrangements for the first costume, but a paper-mache head was produced along with a brown furry uniform that zipped up the back. The ORCC has a nine team league and fields eight sports. Indoor athletics for the 2020-2021 season have been suspended. Minimum eligibility requirements exist for students who wish to try out for, and continue to play in Wayne's Athletics program. HOWLAND, Ohio (WKBN) - On Wednesday night, a car crashed into the basement of a house in Trumbull County, killing a man inside. Indoor athletics for the 2020-2021 season have been suspended, Miami University Middletown- ThunderHawks, Report an accessibility issue on this page, University of Akron Wayne College- Warriors. Plus, we also have 10+ plus gaming clubs and three gaming facilities. The Buchtelite’s first use of the name "Zippy" came Sept. 24, 1965, in an identification of a photo of the cheerleaders listing "Mascot – 'Zippy' – Charles Huettner.". Report an accessibility issue on this page. Click here for more from the university on the change, Click here for more on UA’s budget shortfall. The footwear featured an ingenious invention, a slide fastener with interlocking metal teeth. See our health and safety guidelines, and our plan to return to campus. Contact InformationGordon HollyEmail: gholly@uakron.eduPhone: 330-684-8740, Women's Volleyball - Lady Warriors Volleyball ScheduleHead Coach: Megan LawlessEmail:, Men's Basketball - Warriors Basketball ScheduleHead Coach: Darren DirksenEmail:, Women's Basketball - Lady Warriors Basketball ScheduleHead Coach: Genet RiggenbachEmail:, Golf - Warriors Golf ScheduleHead Coach: David DinanEmail: We compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (the highest level of collegiate football) of NCAA Division I athletics. Suggestions submitted by students, faculty and alumni included: After a three-way vote—one by the student body, one by the University lettermen and one by the local sports writers and faculty representatives—the winner was the "Zippers," inspired from a very popular rubber overshoe (over 500,000 sold the first year) invented by Akron’s B.F. Goodrich Co. Goodrich introduced its rubber galoshes in 1923 and it made a lasting impression on the world. Williams said the announcement was made today to allow the student-athletes as much time as possible to find new schools at which they can continue in their sports if they choose to do so.