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Akron, Owls coming off dramatic wins

This time, the water cooler was not emptied on coach Al Golden. Players didn’t get teary-eyed. And the fans weren’t as ecstatic as they were at Homecoming last season, when the football team recorded its

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Defense king on Homecoming

The football team’s defense has a motto before every third down play: Get off the field, get off the field. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, that motto was nearly perfect as the Owls beat the Huskies,

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Nothing special about special teams

What else can go wrong? The football team’s special teams unit seems to be asking that question every time it steps on the field. Penalties, fumbles, missed kicks, missed blocks and missed tackles have all

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Face of a leader

Perseverance is an attribute that is engrained in defensive end Leyon Azubuike’s family. Forty years ago, Azubuike’s father, Ifeanyi, was a soldier for the Bianfran Army during the Nigerian Civil War, which lasted from July