Rubber City’s largest institution of higher ed is the University of Akron, and we’re all for the Zips’ storied tradition, which dates back to 1870. Off the field, the university prides itself on its total STEM domination: your Zips are ranked number one in the nation when it comes to patents issued per research dollar spent.
And on the field: it’s total soccer domination. After going undefeated throughout the 2009 regular season but losing during PKs in the NCAA Division 1 Championship, your Zips threw it into another gear and in 2010 brought home the school’s first national championship—a standout title among the school’s multiple football and basketball conference titles. Rep your Blue and Gold pride in this Zip staple.