KENT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Millin Awarded No. 54 Jersey

Season two of what Kent State hopes to be a longstanding tradition is underway with sophomore center Stefano Millin (Massillon, Ohio) wearing the No. 54 jersey in honor of late teammate Jason Bitsko. Millin was presented with the jersey this past weekend at a team meeting by senior Reno Reda (Pataskala, Ohio), who was awarded the jersey last season.

Italiano Earns Bob James Memorial Scholarship Award

CLEVELAND, OHIO –The Mid-American Conference announced Kent State's Jordan Italiano as its male recipient of the 2016 Bob James Memorial Scholarship Award.  Voted upon by the league's faculty athletics representatives, Italiano will receive a $5,000 postgraduate scholarship.

Haut Announced as Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach

Kent State University men's basketball's Eric Haut has been announced as the program's Associate Head Coach.

Kent State Hosts Chamber Luncheon Thursday

Dix Stadium will play host to the sixth annual Kent Area Chamber of Commerce/Kent State University Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, Aug. 25. 

Flashes Hosting Open Practice Thursday

With Kent State football's 2016 opening game quickly approaching, season ticket holders, employees and fans are invited to attend practice Thursday, Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m., inside Dix Stadium. 

Waugh Earns Spot on Hendricks Award Watch List

Kent State is now represented on four preseason watch lists, as Terence Waugh (Atlanta, Ga.) was recently named to the Ted Hendricks Award Preseason Watch List.  Entering his senior year, Waugh is one of 28 FBS players on the initial list.

Edwin and Hall Headed to Croatia with Global Sports Academy

Kent State seniors Deon Edwin and Jimmy Hall have been selected by Global Sports Academy to compete in Croatia August 7-14.

2016 MLB Draft Profile: LHP Eric Lauer, Kent State

Up next in the 2016 MLB Draft profile series is college pitcher Eric Lauer, who threw a no-hitter and thoroughly dominated his competition. Previous entries Josh Lowe Matt Manning Justin Dunn Nolan Jones Cody Sedlock Jordan Sheffield William Benson Vitals 6’3, 205 pounds Position: Pitcher Bats: Right Throws: Left DOB: June 3, 1995 Location Kent, Ohio Class: Junior RankingsBaseball...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Kent State routs Oberlin in nonconference finale, 104-58

KENT, Ohio (AP) Jimmy Hall and Deon Edwin combined to score 35 points as Kent State closed out the nonconference portion of its schedule with a 104-58 rout of Division III Oberlin College Saturday night. Kent State (9-4) is now 3-1 all-time in the series. Oberlin won the last meeting, 62-60 during the 1945-46 season. The Golden Flashes pulled away steadily in the first half....
Via Associated Press
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Kent State pulls out win over NJIT 80-75

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) Kellon Thomas scored 22 points and Kent State pulled out a win over NJIT 80-75 on Monday. Thomas broke a 75-all tie with 1:12 left with a 3-pointer and, after NJIT's Damon Lynn missed a 3, Xavier Pollard made a pair of free throws to ice it. Thomas was 8 of 15 from the floor, including 6 of 9 from beyond the arc. He also had six assists. Jimmy Hall scored 17...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Incredible two-yard punt during Gophers vs Kent State

If someone told you there was a two yard punt in a college football game, you probably wouldn't believe them.Well here is the proof. During the Minnesota game against Kent State in Minneapolis, the punter for Golden Flashes, Anthony Melchiori pulled off the feat of punting a ball two yards.This is something you are unlikely to see again so enjoy it.(h/t Big Ten Network)
Via FOX Sports
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kent State punter punts a ball two yards

Twitter Kent State senior punter Anthony Melchiori won’t be writing home about this TWO-YARD punt Saturday against Minnesota.  There weren’t swirling winds (five mph).  It didn’t get partially blocked (there was nobody near him).  It didn’t even come off the side of his foot. But, it did only go two yards.  That’s a feat. There was just a 2-yard punt in the Kent...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Gophers vs. Golden Flashes

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Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

April Goss becomes 2nd woman to score in CFB

Before a crowd of 15,000 at Dix Stadium, April Goss, a former soccer star that decided to turn in her shinguards for a helmet, notched her first extra point of the season in the second quarter as Kent State outperformed Delaware State, 45-13. A decision by head coach Paul Haynes came just before halftime as he called a timeout when first-string kicker, Shane Hynes, was called over...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent State kicker becomes second woman to score in game

Amidst all the surprising upsets and big plays in college football on Saturday, a routine extra point kick resonated as one of the loudest plays in the history of the game. April Goss, a kicker for Kent State, came into the game with her team up 29-6 over Delaware State and kicked the extra point, immediately getting mobbed by her teammates. April Goss kicking the point after...
Via Gamedayr
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Female kicker makes historic extra point for Kent State football team (VIDEO)

The kick wasn't perfect, but that hardly mattered to April Goss when she finally got her big chance to get on the football field. In doing so, Goss made the extra point — and history. A four-year member of Kent State's football team, Goss kicked the extra point in the first half Saturday in a 45-13 win over Delaware State, becoming the second woman to score in a major college...
Via The Other Paper
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent State kicker becomes second woman to score in major college game

April Goss finally got her chance and kicked her way into history. A four-year member of Kent State's team, Goss kicked an extra point in the first half against Delaware State, becoming the second woman to score in a major college football game. Wearing No. 91, Goss made the kick with 4:30 left in the second quarter, giving the Golden Flashes a 29-6 lead. Following the touchdown...
Via Associated Press
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Female kicker makes extra point for Kent State

April Goss finally got her chance and kicked her way into history. A four-year member of Kent State's team, Goss kicked an extra point in the first half against Delaware State, becoming the second woman to score in a major college football game. Wearing No. 91, Goss made the kick with 4:30 left in the second quarter, giving the Golden Flashes a 29-6 lead. Following the touchdown...
Via Associated Press
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent State coach promises female kicker will see the field

Don’t look now, but you may see a female kicker on the field for the Kent State football team at some point this season. April Goss, a fourth-year walk-on for the Golden Flashes, has never played in a real game, but head coach Paul Haynes made a pledge Thursday to finally give her some playing time before its too late. “Before this year’s out, she’ll get out there. I promise...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Kent State coach vows female kicker will play this season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Kent State's April Goss is a rarity - a woman on a Division I college football roster. By the end of this season, she could accomplish something even rarer if she gets the chance to play in a game. ''Before this year's out, she'll get out there. I promise you that,'' Kent State coach Paul Haynes said Saturday after his team's 52-3 loss at Illinois. ''That's...
Via Associated Press
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Weather postpones Illinois-Kent State matchup to today

Though Illinois and Kent State were set to open their respective seasons in Champaign last night, Mother Nature had other ideas. Due to torrential rain that made the field at Memorial Stadium impossible to use, the game was postponed until 2 p.m. ET this afternoon. Illinois made the announcement on its official athletics website. The game will not be televised, but will be available...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Why David Shaw stays on The Farm and turns down the NFL

By Emily Van Buskirk Hell hath no fury like a college football coach asked for the umpteenth time if he is leaving for the NFL. But Stanford head coach David Shaw is used to the question by now and handles it the way he handles all inquiries he may or may not particularly enjoy talking about: with his patented half smile and an intelligently crafted, only slightly sarcastic response...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Kent State coach keeps focus on team while battling cancer

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Three weeks. Three long weeks of tests and maybe and possibly and could be. That was the most difficult part for Danielle O'Banion. It began with the worst type of call in late October, when doctors told the Kent State women's basketball coach that something was wrong and she might have cancer. And it ran all the way to the middle of November, when she got the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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