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Kent State Basketball Programs to Compete in 2016 Gulf Coast Showcase

Both Kent State basketball programs will play at the 2016 Gulf Coast Showcase at Germain Arena on Thanksgiving week.

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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Payton Presented with Surprise Gift

On May 14, eight Kent State football players walked across the stage at the M.A.C. Center and received diplomas, including former tight end Kyle Payton.

Akeem Miskdeen Named Assistant Coach for the Golden Flashes

Former Hampton associate head coach will join the Kent State men's basketball coaching staff.

Cancer leads Kent State past Western Michigan 84-78 in OT

KENT, Ohio (AP) Galal Cancer scored 24 points, including two key free throws in overtime to help Kent State beat Western Michigan 84-78 on Tuesday night. Jimmy Hall scored four points, Kellon Thomas added two free throws and Kent State jumped out to a 78-75 lead with 2:26 left in overtime. Cancer added two free throws, Western Michigan's Anthony Avery Jr. missed a 3-point attempt...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 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

Follow live: Kent State in early action; No. 20 Mississippi St. up later

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Via Fox Sports
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Gophers narrowly avoid upset vs. Kent State, 10-7

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mitch Leidner and Minnesota survived another shaky showing by the offense, using a second quarter touchdown pass to K.J. Maye to eke out a 10-7 victory Saturday over Kent State. Cornerback Demetrius Monday was the star of a feisty performance by the Kent State defense, with two interceptions in the first half and an 80-yard touchdown return in the third quarter of...
Via Fox Sports North
September 19, 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

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

Buffalo “Mop Guy” Almost Gets Run Over On Fast Break Basket

Buffalo's mop guy almost got run over on a fast break basket Friday against Kent State.
Via Gamedayr
January 31, 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
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