Akron’s Professional, College and Spectator Sports

Akron has its own stock of hometown favorite sports, and obvious access to Cleveland’s national sports and venues.  Below is our list of who plays in Akron in 2012- mind you, this list has gained and lost a variety of other sports over the past century including the first league of Ladies Mud Wrestling in the United States, PBA Championships, Deaf Football, and more!

If you are looking for sports that you can participate in as an adult, click here.

College Sports

The University of Akron

Akron Zips Banner
The University of Akron Zips- an NCAA Division 1 college.  Teams include

Football – Akron Zips Football plays at the newly (2011) built InfoCision Stadium on Campus.
Men’s Basketball  (In the NCAA Tournament in ’86, ’09, and ’11.

  • Men’s Baseball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Men’s Football
  • Men’s Golf
  • Men’s Soccer
  • Men’s Track & Field
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Women’s Golf
  • Women’s Rifle
  • Women’s Soccer
  • Women’s Softball
  • Women’s Swimming & Diving
  • Women’s Volleyball

KentState Sports

Kent State Sports List
The Kent State Golden Flashes play for Kent State- a quick 15 minutes over the county line in nearby Kent, Ohio.
Sports played at Kent State include

  • Baseball
  • Men’s Basketball
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Men’s Golf
  • Women’s Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling


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