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KENT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Flashes Open 2015 Season Friday at Illinois

Beginning the 2015 season with a much more experienced team from a year ago, Kent State visits Illinois Friday night at 9 p.m. Eastern on Big Ten Network.  Twenty four Golden Flashes (12 offense, 12 defense) got their first career start last season, but Friday night's lineup will have a different feel to it.

MAC Men’s Basketball Schedule Announced for 2015-16 Season

Defending MAC regular season co-champion Kent State will begin 18-game conference slate with a trip to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan on January 5.

Reda to Carry on Bitsko Legacy With 54 Jersey

When the number 54 came off the sides of Kent State helmets following the 2014 season, players missed having it displayed and wanted to continue to honor their former teammate.  

Alonzo Walker Joins Kent State Men’s Basketball Program

Forward Alonzo Walker is the fourth member of Kent State men's basketball's incoming class for the 2015-16 season.

Overall team depth key for Kent State coach Paul Haynes

Kent State football coach Paul Haynes notes that with the exception of cornerback, depth is the key word for during preseason camp.
Via The Plain Dealer
17 days ago

Kent State football begins practice on the road, ready for a new season

With outside expectations low, but inside expectations high, Kent State will spend its first week of football practice at the Athletes in Action facility in Xenia, Ohio for team bonding.
Via The Plain Dealer
25 days ago

Teacher working to ensure pioneer Walker is remembered

Craig Brown grew up in Columbiana County. He wasn’t far from the final resting place of a baseball pioneer, but he didn’t know it – until he read “Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues.” That was his introduction to Moses Fleetwood Walker. Before Jackie Robinson broke the color line in 1947 – 63 years before, in fact – Fleet Walker became the first...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Kent State beats rival Akron on buzzer beater

Kent State came into this game looking to keep pace with Buffalo in the MAC East division. Rival Akron stood in the way. Kent State jumped out to a big early lead but Akron came roaring back to take a brief lead in the second half. The game came down to the final possession with the score tied at 77 after Akron had tied up the game with five seconds left. Here’s the final shot...
Via The Student Section
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Mop Kid Nearlly Gets Taken Out During Buffalo-Kent State Game

The mop kids at basketball games are important to the safety of the players. When you run up and down the court like these guys do you are bound to get sweaty and drip all over the place. Drip too much on any one spot and there is a good chance it gets slippery and someone slips risking an injury. That's where the mop kids come in. It is there job to keep the court as dry as possible...
Via FatManWriting
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Kent State walk-on Pierce savors Senior Bowl experience

MOBILE, Ala. - It was January 2010, and high school senior Casey Pierce had pretty much decided he wanted to attend Kent State University the following fall. Pierce had been thinking about playing football, too, so he put together a high school highlight tape and sent it to the Kent State coaching staff. Five years, three Kent State head coaches, two years as a walk-on, a position...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Court upholds contract ruling against ex-Kent State coach

KENT, Ohio (AP) An Ohio appeals court has upheld a $1.2 million judgment against former Kent State men's basketball coach Geno Ford over his 2011 departure to become coach at Bradley. The ruling issued earlier this week sided with Kent State after it sued its former coach over breach of contract. The school's lawsuit claimed Ford didn't have permission to end his Kent State contract...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

ITP: Oubre shines vs. Kent State & UNLV Preview

2013-14 Kansas vs. 2014-15 Kansas. Who wins and why? Tell us in the comments below! The Jayhawks picked up their 10th win of the 2014-15 season on Tuesday against the Kent State Golden Flashes, and Kelly Oubre is the hero after scoring 20 points to lead KU. Is he the favorite for Big 12 freshman of the year at this point? Did KU find their new starting lineup? And seriously – what...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent State at Buffalo cancelled, will not be rescheduled

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Kent State at Buffalo football game at UB Stadium that had previously been rescheduled has now been officially cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions in the Buffalo, N.Y. area and will not be rescheduled. "Despite the best efforts of all involved, it will not be feasible to play the football game between Kent State and Buffalo on Friday," said MAC...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo's game against Kent State rescheduled

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Mid-American Conference has tentatively rescheduled Buffalo's home football game against Kent State to Friday. The decision was announced Thursday morning, a day after the game was postponed due to a severe lake-effect storm that has dumped more than 5 feet on the Buffalo region. Kent State players and staff arrived in Buffalo in time for the game, but the...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo's postponed game against Kent State rescheduled for Friday

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Mid-American Conference has tentatively rescheduled Buffalo's home football game against Kent State to Friday. The decision was announced Thursday morning, a day after the game was postponed due to a severe lake-effect storm that has dumped more than 5 feet on the Buffalo region. Kent State players and staff arrived in Buffalo in time for the game, but the...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo's game against Kent State moved to Friday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Mid-American Conference has tentatively rescheduled Buffalo's home football game against Kent State to Friday. The decision was announced Thursday morning, a day after the game was postponed due to a severe lake-effect storm that has dumped more than 5 feet on the Buffalo region. Kent State players and staff arrived in Buffalo in time for the game, but the...
Via AP on Fox
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Massive New York snowstorm postpones Buffalo-Kent State game

  The University at Buffalo's football game against Kent State on Wednesday night has been postponed because of a severe winter storm that continues to hit Western New York. Officials will wait until Thursday morning to decide whether the Mid-American Conference game can be played that day or moved to another date. Buffalo (4-6, 2-4 MAC) and Kent State (1-9, 0-6) are already...
Via AP on Fox
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kent State-Buffalo postponed; more to come?

The Kent State football team was scheduled to play at Buffalo on Wednesday night, but a massive snowstorm that hit the area caused the contest to be postponed. According to an announcement from KSU, officials from the schools plan to meet Thursday to go over options for a makeup date, which could be Thursday or an alternative date. The Golden Flashes are 1-9 overall and winless in...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo + Kent State + Snow + Free Hot Chocolate = MACtion

Brave the Buffalo cold for free hot chocolate and Wednesday night MACtion football against Kent State.
Via Gamedayr
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kent State Shows ‘Monsters University’ On Field As Incentive To Come To Games

Kent State is showing Monsters University on the field post-game in an effort to get people to come to the games. Michigan should take note.
Via Gamedayr
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Virginia Wearing 1968 Throwback Uniforms Saturday vs. Kent State

After a tough 2013 season, the Virginia Cavaliers are much-improved this year, posting victories over Richmond and Louisville and putting up a fight against two ranked opponents – UCLA and BYU. Saturday, UVA will be honoring one of its most successful teams – the squad from 1968 that featured star running back Frank Quayle, the ACC Player of the Year that season. Virginia will...
Via College Spun
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

TBDBITL Report: Kent State Recap – Jon Waters Returns

‘Jon Waters Returns’, I’ve been hoping to write those words in the title of an article for almost two months. While Waters did return to Ohio Stadium last weekend, it wasn’t as director of the Ohio State University Marching Band; I still hope to write those three words again at some point for that reason. Saturday was the 46th TBDBITL Alumni Club reunion and over 700 marching...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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