Akron Rumors & News

  • Former U of L WR Harris transfers to Akron

    Louisville Courier-Journal "Michaelee Harris' time at the University of Louisville is over, but his college football career will last another year. Harris, a wide receiver who had an injury-plagued five years at U of L, will play at Akron next season as a graduate transfer after evidently being granted a sixth year to..." July 02

  • Cardale Jones plays 'May Fools' joke, says he's transferring to Akron

    CBS Sports "Thankfully (some) humans can hold their breath for longer than six minutes. Otherwise, the entire state of Ohio would be a desolate wasteland after what Cardale Jones did on Twitter Friday. Jones, the star of last year's College Football Playoff, announced in a series of tweets that he was..." May 02

  • Darryl Monroe transfers from Washington State to Akron

    Orlando Sentinel "Former Orlando Dr. Phillips and Olympia linebacker Darryl "Ray Ray" Monroe, who spent his first three football seasons at Washington State, has transferred to the University of Akron for his senior season. Monroe (6-foot-1, 235), who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at WSU,..." January 19

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "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 09

  • Former Buckeye lineman files for waiver to play for Akron in 2014

    College Football Talk "A former Ohio State offensive lineman is hoping for a shot at more playing time at a new football home. If the NCAA helps him out, he will be allowed to play right away this season. Tommy Brown has decided to transfer to Akron, a transfer that brings him closer to home. Cleveland.com reports..." August 04

  • Ex-Ohio State DE Jamal Marcus announces transfer to Akron

    CBS Sports "Former Ohio State defensive end Jamal Marcus announced on his Instagram feed this week that he will transfer to nearby Akron to play for coach Terry Bowden and the Zips. "Everything in life whether good or bad I feel are life lessons that God places on us to help us become better and wiser men..." July 05

  • Three Akron football players suspended, charged with rioting

    Akron Beacon Journal "Three University of Akron football players have been suspended after being charged with felonies related to a near brawl outside a McDonald’s after a deputy and a student were injured. Running back Bryan Green, safety Johnny Robinson and cornerback Donte Williams were arrested Monday by..." June 14

  • Jim Tressel named finalist for University of Akron presidency

    Fox Sports Ohio "Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is one step closer to becoming a university president. Tressel is one of three finalists for the University of Akron's presidency, according to multiple reports. He was originally among 19 men and women being considered for the position, which sitting..." April 22

  • Jim Tressel is one of 19 candidates for University of Akron president

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The University of Akron has identified 19 men and women who are being considered for president, including Jim Tressel, who until now had not indicated he was interested in succeeding Luis Proenza. Tressel, executive vice president for student success at the university and former Ohio State..." March 25

  • Jim Tressel should be considered seriously for University of Akron president

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "How long will the tattoos that marked Jim Tressel’s players also stain him? The statute of limitations on his college coaching ban still has two years to go. The Browns never gave the former Ohio State coach the time of day when they embarked on their last coaching search and wound up with Mike..." March 22

  • Firestone senior Brennan Williams commits to Akron for football

    Akron Beacon Journal "Firestone senior Brennan Williams has committed to attend the University of Akron and plans to play for the Zips football team in 2015. Williams will enter UA as a non-qualifier academically, Firestone coach Tim Flossie said, but will get the opportunity to get his grades up and compete for a..." February 21

  • University of Akron hires new cornerbacks coach

    Akron Beacon Journal "The University of Akron has hired a new cornerbacks coach in Otis Mounds, head coach Terry Bowden announced on Monday. Mounds played safety for Bowden at Auburn during the 1993 and ’94 seasons before playing professionally in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. His..." February 04

  • Terry Bowden adds former Auburn player to Akron staff

    College Football Talk "Two decades after playing for Terry Bowden at Auburn, Otis Mounds will now work under the head coach, albeit at a football program a little bit further north. Akron announced Monday that Bowden has added Mounds to his Zips coaching staff. Mounds will serve as Akron new cornerbacks..." February 04

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

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