Akron Zips

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The Akron Zips are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. The Zips compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC) East division. Akron sponsors 17 varsity teams across six men's, 10 women's, and one coed NCAA sanctioned sports. The football team competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), the highest level of competition for college football.

Football

Akron Zips college football
First Season
1891
Team History
Akron Zips (1950-present)
Akron Zippers (1926-49)
Conference
Mid-American Conference (1992-present)
Ohio Valley Conference (1980-86)
Mid-Continent Conference (1978-79)
Ohio Athletic Conference (1915-35, 1948-65)
Independent (1891-1914, 1936-47, 1966-73, 1974-80, 1987-91)
Venue
InfoCision Stadium–Summa Field (2009-present)
Rubber Bowl (1940-2008)
Buchtel Field (c. 1915-39)
League Park (c. 1910)
Key People
Players • Coaches

Programs by season

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1971
October 2 vs. Ball State Rubber Bowl
1973
November 3 vs. Indiana State Rubber Bowl
1975
October 18 vs. Temple Rubber Bowl

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1985
September 7 at Eastern Kentucky Hanger Field

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1990
October 20 at Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2001
September 8 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
2004
September 4 at Penn State Beaver Stadium
2007
September 8 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
2008
November 13 vs. Buffalo Rubber Bowl

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2015
December 22 vs. Utah State Albertsons Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1980s 1982
2010s 2017 • 2018 • 2019
Mid-American Conference
East Division Akron Zips • Bowling Green Falcons • Buffalo Bulls • Kent State Golden Flashes • Miami RedHawks • Ohio Bobcats
West Division Ball State Cardinals • Central Michigan Chippewas • Eastern Michigan Eagles • Northern Illinois Huskies • Toledo Rockets • Western Michigan Broncos
Basketball Venues
Football Venues Doyt Perry Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Big East Conference • West Coast Conference