Buffalo coach Nate Oates signs extension through 2024

Basketball 03/14/19, 15:22

Buffalo coach Nate Oats signed a contract extension through 2024 after his team's rout of Akron in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament.Moments after the No. 18 Bulls thrashed the Zips by 36 points Thursday, Oats met with athletic director Mark Alnutt inside Quicken Loans Arena. Financial details were ...

Buffaloed: No. 18 Bulls bowl over Akron in MAC quarterfinals

Basketball 03/14/19, 13:19

Jeremy Harris scored 23 points and Dontay Caruthers added 12 as No. 18 Buffalo impressively opened the postseason with an 82-46 win over Akron in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Thursday.The top-seeded Bulls (29-3) built a 20-point lead in the first half and pushed it to 30 ...

Like Mike: LeBron overwhelmed after passing Jordan, his hero

Basketball 03/07/19, 03:53

From the very first day LeBron James picked up a basketball, he wanted to be like Mike.James and his closest friends idolized Michael Jordan while they grew up together on Akron's competitive playgrounds and tough streets. As James grew into a tantalizing basketball prospect capable of jumping from high school ...

He promised: LeBron James is the ‘s male athlete of 2018

Basketball 12/27/18, 13:05

LeBron James went to the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive year. He changed addresses again, leaving his Cleveland home for the second time to join the Los Angeles Lakers in the biggest move of free agency over the summer. He remained arguably the dominant player in the basketball, adding ...

The half-dozen times sports made you smile in 2018

Sports 12/25/18, 11:53

Sports contributed plenty of the same old agita this year — bad bets, empty boasts, taunts, tiffs and scuffles, plus the occasional riot — but its fair share of wry smiles, too. There were courageous losers, random acts of kindness and a handful of wins handled with such grace it made ...

Bowden, Muschamp renew ties in Akron-South Carolina game

Football 11/30/18, 11:03

When Terry Bowden was coaching Auburn he saw just what he needed in graduate assistant Will Muschamp 23 years ago. So it's no surprise to when that Muschamp has excelled running a program.He will get see firsthand how much Muschamp has learned this weekend.Brown's Akron Zips (4-7) face Muschamp's Gamecocks ...

Not a villain but a champ: LeBron awaits Cleveland reunion

Basketball 11/20/18, 17:00

The air was heavy, heaving with hatred.And when LeBron James skipped onto the Quicken Loans Arena floor on Dec. 2, 2010, with his Miami teammates, scorned Cleveland fans aimed their fury at one of their own, the kid from Akron who was shaken by the experience.James was profanely taunted, booed ...

Makeup games could determine bowl bids

Football 11/18/18, 19:04

Virginia Tech still has a chance to reach the .500 mark and secure bowl eligibility.The Hokies (4-6) are set to play Marshall on Dec. 1 — if Virginia Tech needs a win to become bowl eligible. The Hokies and Thundering Herd had games against other opponents canceled Sept. 15 because ...

Huskers prep for Ohio St. in 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman

Football 10/27/18, 15:24

Adrian Martinez passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns and Devine Ozigbo ran for 110 and another score — all in the first half — and Nebraska prepped for next week's trip to Ohio State with a 45-9 win over Bethune-Cookman on Saturday.The Cornhuskers (2-6) scheduled the Wildcats (4-5) of ...

Huskers play FCS Bethune-Cookman looking to build on 1st win

Football 10/26/18, 02:20

Nebraska will play a Bethune-Cookman team Saturday that's lost its last five games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents by an average of 32 points and has come no closer than three touchdowns in any of them.The game was scheduled on short notice as a replacement for the canceled opener against ...

After win, Huskers happy to lose open date to play FCS foe

Football 10/22/18, 22:03

Getting that first taste of winning left Nebraska hungry for more and the Cornhuskers are not complaining about playing again this week instead of having the open date that originally was on the schedule.Coach Scott Frost did give players Monday off for the first time this season with the caveat ...

Man convicted in extortion case indicted on drug charges

Football 09/24/18, 11:27

A quadriplegic suspected of running a drug pipeline between California and Ohio has been indicted on drug charges nearly two years after a judge decided it would be too costly to imprison him in another case.The Akron Beacon Journal reports 31-year-old Patrick Griffin was indicted Sept. 11 on suspicion of ...

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