Coach Caleb Porter credits the Akron fans, and especially the AK-Rowdies, for helping make FirstEnergy Stadium - Cub Cadet Field one of the most inhospitable venues in college soccer.
"One reason we've been nearly unbeatable at home is the Rowdies," Porter says. "They are the 12th man."
The Rowdies will be out in force on Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4:30 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field, when the Zips play Creighton. The Zips advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 for the fifth-consecutive season after a 2-1 win over Michigan at home on Nov. 18. Read more.
Tickets for Sunday are available online and at the C.P. and Cornelia S. Chima Athletics Ticket Office at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
Akron fans are passionate, and that was apparent on social media when the Zips were awarded the fifth seed in the tournament despite being ranked No. 1 in the country and No. 2 in the RPI. We've used Storify to collect fans' reactions.