The intercollegiate athletic teams at the University of Akron are known as the Zips. Teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I level and in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for college football. Since 1992, the Zips have been members of the Mid-American Conference. The Zips name is unique in college athletics and comes from "zippers", rubber overshoes made by the BF Goodrich Company that were popular in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1925, a campus-wide contest had been conducted to choose a nickname for the university's athletic teams. Suggestions submitted by students, faculty, and alumni included Golden Blue Devils, Tip Toppers, Rubbernecks, Hillbillies...
Team leaders 2018-2019
- 50 Khadim Gueye 84 | 245lbs
- 22 Emmanuel Olojakpoke 80 | 190lbs
- 23 Jaden Sayles 81 | 235lbs
- 3 Daniel Utomi 78 | 215lbs
- 20 Xeyrius Williams 81 | 205lbs
akron-zips Stats 2018-2019