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  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Akron, Kent State need big wins; Cleveland State gets one

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Akron head coach Keith Dambrot sat down hard on the chair after Tuesday's practice, crossed his arms and said, "45 minutes. That's all we could do." While short practices are typical at this point in the season, Dambrot was speaking directly to his Zips (17-10, 9-5) being short-handed once..." February 26

  • MAC basketball title will come down to wire for Zips

    Akron Beacon Journal "The University of Akron men’s basketball team picked the wrong time to “show quit.” For those who missed its performance against Ohio on Saturday at Rhodes Arena, the Zips played a game that their fans aren’t used to seeing, especially at home. For coach Keith Dambrot to use the “Q” word, it..." February 25

  • Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell continues to grow into role as Zips’ leader

    Akron Beacon Journal "As the University of Akron basketball team winds down its season with hopes of amping up its chemistry and cohesion, an undeniable fact has emerged. As Tree grows, the Zips seem to go. And 6-foot-8 forward Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell is growing during his junior season, his first as the face..." February 21

  • Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell continues to grow into role as Zips’ leader

    Akron Beacon Journal "As the University of Akron basketball team winds down its season with hopes of amping up its chemistry and cohesion, an undeniable fact has emerged. As Tree grows, the Zips seem to go. And 6-foot-8 forward Demetrius “Tree” Treadwell is growing during his junior season, his first as the face..." February 19

  • Abreu wants to return to University of Akron basketball team

    Akron Beacon Journal "Alex Abreu wants to play college basketball again. And he wants to play at the University of Akron. He’s just not sure if that plan will work out. “Hopefully I’ll go back to Akron,” Abreu said Monday, nearly a year after the star point guard was busted on marijuana trafficking charges and..." February 18

  • Cleveland State, Akron players taking charge with tournament play looming

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "This is the time of year players start taking ownership of their teams and their programs. At Cleveland State that swagger is clear and evident. At Akron the determination is solid. At Kent State, for the first time in decades, the players seem to have little fight left for 2014. The CSU..." February 12

  • Akron 65, Bowling Green 63: Quincy Diggs seals last-minute win for Zips

    Akron Beacon Journal "Forward Quincy Diggs answered a game-tying shot with one of his own to lead the University of Akron men’s basketball team to a last-minute victory over Bowling Green State University 65-63 at the Stroh Center on Sunday. No one could blame the Zips (16-7, 8-2 in Mid-American Conference) and..." February 11

  • Keith Dambrot says KSU can turn season around

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Kent State basketball team is coming off gut-wrenching losses to Toledo and Northern Illinois. The Golden Flashes have a four-game losing streak and could find themselves in a deep hole with a loss to the University of Akron today. UA coach Keith Dambrot doesn’t care. He knows what his..." February 01

  • Akron, Kent, Cleveland State in the heat of conference battles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's only five games, but there is a lot to be said about the Mid-American Conference basketball race at the moment. For Cleveland State, right now the Horizon League race is all Green Bay. While the Toledo Rockets (16-2, 4-1) still look to be the team to beat in the MAC, it has also been..." January 25

  • Basketball community to show support for UA's Dan Peters

    Akron Beacon Journal "To show their support for Dan Peters in his fight against pancreatic cancer, the Akron Zips will host a "Purple Out" on Wednesday, Jan. 29, against Ball State as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend. Peters, the director of basketball operations for the men's..." January 24

  • Longtime college basketball coach inspiring even rival teams with his fight against cancer

    Yahoo! Sports "Before his Akron team played Toledo last Saturday, Keith Dambrot felt the tears coming during the "Star Spangled Banner." There was no holding them back. For this one game, director of basketball operations Dan "Pete" Peters was back with the Zips. He'd been on leave since mid-December,..." January 24

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