Akron Rumors & News

  • Akron hires former Illinois coach John Groce

    Chicago Tribune "Former Illinois coach John Groce was named the head coach at Akron on Wednesday. Groce was fired at Illinois on March 11 after missing the NCAA tournament in four straight seasons of his five-year tenure. He posted a 95-75 overall record and 39-53 Big Ten mark. The move would be a return to..." April 05

  • Kent State defeats Akron to win MAC title

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard Jaylin Walker scored 30 points, leading Kent State past Akron 70-65 on Saturday in the Mid-American Conference tournament championship game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Senior forward Jimmy Hall added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Golden Flashes (22-13), who..." March 11

  • No. 8 Gonzaga rolls past visiting Akron

    The Sports Xchange "Akron coach Keith Dambrot compared his team's 61-43 loss at No. 8 Gonzaga on Saturday night to that of a football game with teams grinding it out on the ground. "It was like two football teams running the ball 100 times," Dambrot said. "It was an old-fashioned game of low-block..." December 10

  • No. 10 Creighton tops Akron to stay unbeaten

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- Tenth-ranked Creighton slowed a late second-half comeback by Akron to keep its undefeated season intact Saturday with an 82-70 victory over the Zips. After trailing 37-30 at halftime, Akron got within 41-38 before a 19-3 run put the Bluejays up 60-41 nearly nine minutes into..." December 03