The Akron Zips have added two Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents to their future schedules, FBSchedules.com has realized.
Copies of contracts for video games in opposition to the College of Maine and Lafayette School have been obtained from the College of Akron through a state open information request.
Akron will host the Maine Black Bears of the Coastal Athletic Affiliation at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Discipline in Akron, Ohio, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2027. The Zips pays the Black Bears a $375,000 assure for the sport, in line with the copy of the contract.
The 2027 Akron-Maine contest will mark the first-ever assembly between the 2 faculties on the gridiron.
Maine is the second scheduled non-conference opponent for Akron for the 2027 season. The Zips are scheduled to open the season on the highway in opposition to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sept. 4.
The Lafayette Leopards of the Patriot League will journey to tackle Akron at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Discipline on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2028. The Leopards will obtain a $365,000 assure for the competition, per the contract copy.
Akron and Lafayette have by no means met on the gridiron of their historical past.
The Zips now have two scheduled non-conference opponents in 2028. Akron can be slated to go to the Wyoming Cowboys on Sept. 9.