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MAC East champ Miami (Ohio) edges winless Akron 20-17

Nov. 20, 2019 11:05 PM EST

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylon Bester rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and Miami (Ohio) withstood a stern challenge from winless Akron for a 20-17 victory on Wednesday night. The RedHawks (7-4, 6-1) had already clinched the Mid-American Conference East Division berth to the MAC championship game but this...

Jackson scores 18 to lead Akron past SC-Upstate 76-45

Nov. 18, 2019 10:02 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Loren Cristian Jackson had 18 points as Akron rolled past South Carolina Upstate 76-45 on Monday night. Greg Tribble had 11 points for Akron (3-1). Camron Reece added 10 points and seven rebounds. Xeyrius Williams had a career-high 13 rebounds and four blocks for the home team. Tommy...

Hillman nets 28, No. 24 Michigan women turn back Zips 80-71

Nov. 16, 2019 4:57 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Naz Hillman scored 28 points and No. 24 Michigan rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Akron 80-71 in the Akron Classic on Saturday. The Wolverines trailed 58-55 heading into the fourth quarter but scored 12 straight points and turned that into a 17-2 run to lead 74-63 with 2:49 to...

Cheese scores 20 to carry Akron past NC Central 57-47

Nov. 15, 2019 10:29 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Cheese had 20 points as Akron beat North Carolina Central 57-47 on Friday night. Cheese made 10 of 11 foul shots for the Zips (2-1). He added eight rebounds. Xeyrius Williams had 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks for Akron. Loren Cristian Jackson scored 10. Channel Banks,...

No. 24 Michigan women beat Kent State 88-53 in Akron Classic

Nov. 15, 2019 3:58 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akienreh Johnson scored a career-high 21 points, Naz Hillmon had 14 points and nine rebounds, and No. 24 Michigan beat Kent State 88-53 on Friday in the Akron Classic. Johnson, a Toledo native, scored 13 of her points in the third quarter when Michigan tallied 31 points to build a...

Vann runs for 4 TDs in EMU's 42-14 win over Zips

Nov. 12, 2019 9:30 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Shaq Vann rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns and Eastern Michigan beat winless Akron 42-14 on Tuesday night. Vann became the first Eagle to score four rushing touchdowns since Bronson Hill against Toledo on Oct. 13, 2012. He scored Eastern Michigan's first three TDs when the Eagles...

US Supreme Court rejects officer's appeal in wife's slaying

Nov. 6, 2019 2:35 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court says it won't consider an appeal filed by a former Ohio police officer who is seeking a new trial for the 1997 slaying of his ex-wife. The court's Monday decision marked the latest setback for former Akron officer Douglas Prade, who is serving life in prison. His...

Williams lifts Akron over Malone 81-64

Nov. 5, 2019 10:20 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Xeyrius Williams scored 17 points as Akron opened the season with an 81-64 victory over Malone on Tuesday night. Channel Banks and Tyler Cheese added 15 points each with Camron Reece chipping in 13 points for Akron. Sehill Mouliom had 23 points and nine rebounds for the Pioneers, a...

Bowling Green keeps Akron winless, 35-7, behind Loy

Nov. 2, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Grant Loy threw for one touchdown and ran for another and the defense was dominant as Bowling Green defeated winless Akron 35-6 on Saturday. After the Zips kicked field goals on two of their first three possessions for a 6-0 lead they only picked up 40 yards the rest of the way,...

Basketball player sues school after assault during practice

Oct. 28, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A former University of Akron basketball player has sued the school and its head basketball coach after a teammate was accused of punching him during practice, knocking out teeth and fracturing nasal bones. The Akron Beacon Journal reports Mark Kostelac sued recently in Ohio's Court of...