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Akron Zips football
Current season:
2021 Akron Zips
Akron Zips.jpg Akron Zips Navy Blue helmet.png
First season 1891
Athletic director Larry Williams
Head coach Tom Arth
2nd year, 1–17 (.056)
Home stadium InfoCision Stadium
Year built 2009
Stadium capacity 27,881[1]
Stadium surface ProGrass
Location Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division East
Past conferences Ohio Athletic Conference (1915–1936, 1946–1965)
Mid-Continent Conference (1978–1979)
Ohio Valley Conference (1980–1987)
All-time history
Akron Zips Historical Teams
1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899
1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909
1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023
All-time record 520–548–37 (.487)
Postseason bowl record 1–2 (.333)
Conference titles 1 (2005)
Division titles 2 (2005,2017)
Rivalries Kent State Golden Flashes (rivalry)
Youngstown State Penguins (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans 1
Current uniform
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Colors Akron Blue, Gold, and White

                     

Fight song Akron Blue and Gold
Mascot Zippy
Marching band Ohio's Pride
Outfitter Adidas
Website GoZips.com

The Akron Zips football team represents the University of Akron located in Akron, Ohio. The Zips are a member of the NCAA FBS Mid-American Conference and play their home games at InfoCision Stadium - Summa Field in Akron. The Zips are currently coached by Tom Arth.

Brief team history

The team was established in 1891 when the school was known as Buchtel College and became the University of Akron in 1913. In 1926, the athletic teams were named the Zippers, after rubber boots manufactured by the B.F. Goodrich Company, which was headquartered in Akron at the time. The name was shortened to "Zips" in 1950.[2] Akron was originally classified as a Small College school in the 1937 season until 1972. Akron received Division II classification in 1973, before becoming a Division I-AA program in 1980 and a Division I-A (now FBS) program in 1987.[3] The Zips were the first team to move from Division I-AA to Division I-A.[4] In 2005, the Zips won the Mid-American Conference championship for the first time in the program's history.[5] Through the 2015 season, the Zips have an overall record of 507–524–36.[6]

Conference affiliations

Akron has competed both as an independent and within multiple conferences.[7]Template:Rp

Conference championships

Conference championships

Akron has won one conference championship, winning the 2005 MAC East Division title followed by their 31–30 victory in the 2005 MAC Championship Game.[8]

Year Conference Coach Record Conference Record
2005 Mid-American Conference J. D. Brookhart 7–6 5–3

Division championships

Year Division Coach Opponent CG result
2000 Mid-American Conference - East Lee Owens N/A lost tiebreaker to Marshall
2005 Mid-American Conference - East J. D. Brookhart Northern Illinois W 31–30
2017 Mid-American Conference - East Terry Bowden Toledo L 28–45

† Co-champions

Logos/Uniforms

Image gallery

Seasons

2010s

Season Coach Record
2019 Tom Arth 0-12
2018 Terry Bowden 4-8
2017 Terry Bowden 7-7
2016 Terry Bowden 5-7
2015 Terry Bowden 8-5
2014 Terry Bowden 5-7
2013 Terry Bowden 5-7
2012 Terry Bowden 1-11
2011 Rob Ianello 1-11
2010 Rob Ianello 1-11

2000s

Season Coach Record
2009 J.D. Brookhart 3-9
2008 J.D. Brookhart 5-7
2007 J.D. Brookhart 4-8
2006 J.D. Brookhart 5-7
2005 J.D. Brookhart 7-6
2004 J.D. Brookhart 6-5
2003 Lee Owens 7-5
2002 Lee Owens 4-8
2001 Lee Owens 4-7
2000 Lee Owens 6-5

References

  1. InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field. GoZips.com. University of Akron.
  2. 2016 Akron Football Media Guide,2016 Akron Football Media Guide. University of Akron (2016). ISBN .
  3. DeLassus, David. Akron Historical Data. College Football Data Warehouse.
  4. University of Akron Athletics History. www.gozips.com. University of Akron.
  5. MAC Report Online: 2005 Football Season Review.
  6. 2015 Football Bowl Subdivision Records – All-Time Team Won-Loss Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  7. 2018 Akron FB Guide ALL 1 210 - Akron Athletics (in en) (PDF). Akron Zips Athletics.
  8. DeLassus, David. Akron Championships. College Football Data Warehouse.

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