Barnes Named Men's Basketball Video Coordinator/Special Assistant to Head Coach

Kent State University men's basketball coach Rob Senderoff has announced the hiring of Brian Barnes as Video Coordinator/Special Assistant to the Head Coach.

No. 19 Louisville Host Flashes Saturday

Kent State closes out non-conference play Saturday, visiting Louisville at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The Golden Flashes will face the Cardinals for the first time since 1973. Saturday marks the second ranked ACC opponent for Kent State this season and the Flashes' third road trip in four weeks.

Kent State Football Player’s Death Ruled Exertional Heat Stroke

A cause of death has been determined for Kent State football player Tyler Heintz. According to autopsy results from the Portage County coroner’s office, Heintz, who died this summer following conditioning drills under the direction of an uncertified trainer, suffered an exertional heat stroke which ultimately led to his tragic death. The cause of death is also known as exertional...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago

Kent State athlete’s death ruled exertional heat stroke

KENT, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio coroner has ruled exertional heat stroke caused the death of a Kent State University football player after an offseason morning workout. The Portage County coroner’s office released the findings of an autopsy of Tyler Heintz on Monday. Heintz died June 13 after being hospitalized following conditioning drills at Dix Stadium. Kent State fired a strength...
3 days ago

Flashes Looking for Second Win at Marshall

Former Mid-American Conference member  Marshall hosts Kent State Saturday for the first time since 2003 Saturday at Edwards Stadium. Coming off a 38-31 win over Howard, the Golden Flashes look to avenge a double overtime loss against the Thundering Herd in 2015.

MAC Names Holley Player of the Week

For the fourth time in nine career starts at quarterback, Kent State's Nick Holley (Toledo, Ohio) was named Mid-American Conference East Division Offensive Player of the Week Monday.  Holley led the Golden Flashes to a 38-31 victory over Howard this past Saturday at Dix Stadium.

Football Wins Home Opener Over Howard, 38-31

Two touchdown runs by freshman Kesean Gamble in the fourth quarter helped Kent State secure a 38-31 win over Howard Saturday in the first game at Dix Stadium for 2017.

Kent State Athletics Set for ESPN3 Debut

Golden Flashes Classic to kickoff Kent State Athletics on ESPN3.

Flashes Open Home Slate Saturday Against Howard

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Adams Named Special Teams Player of the Week

Kent State sophomore punter Derek Adams (Manheim, Pa.) was named Mid-American Conference East Division Special Teams Player of the Week Monday, following a strong performance at Clemson Saturday.

Flashes Fall at Clemson in Football Opener

Shane Hynes booted a 37-yard field goal as Kent State challenged the defending national champions

Bryant shines in debut as No. 5 Clemson beats Kent St 56-3

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Kelly Bryant passed for 236 yards and a touchdown and ran for 77 more yards in his first game as Clemson’s starting quarterback and the No. 5 Tigers beat Kent State 56-3 on Saturday. Bryant has the hefty responsibility of replacing Deshaun Watson behind center for the defending national champions. The junior, who had thrown just 22 passes in his career for...
20 days ago

Flashes Open Season at No. 5 Clemson Saturday on ESPN

Kent State kicks off its 95th season of football Saturday, visting defending national champion Clemson in a first-time meeting between the two programs.  The Golden Flashes return 53 letterwinners, including three All-Mid-American Conference selections on defense.  No. 5 in preseason polls, the Tigers will play at Memorial Stadium for the first time since winning their national title in January.

Haynes to Take Medical Leave of Absence

Kent State University head coach Paul Haynes has taken a medical leave of absence from the Golden Flashes program. Haynes is expected to return to the team in two to three weeks.

Puthoff Presented with 54 Jersey

Kent State senior center Nathan Puthoff (Columbus, Ohio) will don the No. 54 jersey this season in honor of his late teammate Jason Bitsko.  The jersey was presented to Puthoff at a team meeting Sunday night inside Dix Stadium, exactly three years after Bitsko's tragic and sudden passing.

Flashes Fall in Close Battle to McGill

The Kent State University men's basketball team dropped the final game of its foreign tour to McGill University, 85-79. Kent State finishes the three-game set on its tour 2-1.
Via Kent State BB - Official Site
August 14, 2017

Flashes In Costa Rica: Updates

The Kent State University men's basketball team is currently traveling in Costa Rica to compete in three exhibition games.
Via Kent State BB - Official Site
August 12, 2017

Flashes Making Community Impact

During the first week of preseason camp, Kent State's football team spent a day away from the gridiron Sunday (Aug. 6) to help out two area organizations.  The Golden Flashes broke up into two groups, heading to the Multi-County Juvenile Attention System in Canton and Haven of Rest in Akron.
Via Kent State FB - Official Site
August 11, 2017

Report: Kent State trainer during football player’s death may not have been certified

On June 13, Kent State incoming freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died after collapsing during a team workout. Now a report is saying that the strength coach in charge of the team during the workout may not have been certified.CBS Sports’ Dennis Dodd filed a freedom of information act request with Kent State and asked for proof of certification for the team’s strength and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Kent State Strength Coach Likely Uncertified When Player Died Of Hypothermia

Kent State continues to delve into the tragic passing of freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz. At the time of his passing, strength coach Ross Bowsher was overseeing the drills that the group was running. Heintz, 19, passed away as a result of hypothermia on June 13. According to a report on CBS Sports, two of the largest largest strength and conditioning organizations have...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 08, 2017

Santiago Returns As Preseason Camp Begins

Kent State's preseason football camp began Thursday morning with a familiar face in a new role.  The Golden Flashes welcomed back O.J. Santiago, who was recently named tight ends coach and assistant special teams coordinator.
Via Kent State FB - Official Site
August 04, 2017

Puthoff Named to Rimington Trophy Watch List

Kent State senior Nathan Puthoff (Columbus, Ohio) was named to the 2017 Rimington Trophy Fall Watch List Tuesday.  The Rimington Trophy is presented annually to the most outstanding center at the FBS level.
Via Kent State FB - Official Site
July 11, 2017

Kent State Athletics Remembers Tyler Heintz

The Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player Tyler Heintz.
Via Kent State FB - Official Site
June 16, 2017

Hyperthermia likely cause in Kent State athlete's death

Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Kent State freshman football player dies at hospital after conditioning workout

Kent State incoming freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died at a hospital Tuesday after the team’s conditioning drills. The incident occurred Tuesday morning and the cause of death hasn’t been determined, according to a statement from the school: “Today, the Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player...
Via The Comeback
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss
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