KENT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP
Panthers rally back from two deficits, but not a third in 6-5 loss. They close out the regular season with a three-game series at Louisville Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Today I had the honor to interview Kent State Golden Flashes Top Cornerback Sidney Saulter. Saulter as of 2013 is now a Free Agent.***Justin Godsey: How do you connect with your fans and where can we reach out to you on social media?Sidney Saulter: I am always easy to reach on social media. Anyone can communicate with me on Twitter or Facebook.Justin Godsey: Who is your inspiration...
NILES, Ohio - Just when most of us in Ohio had forgot it existed, the sun started coming out recently, at least for a few hours at a time.
Vitamin Overdue. It's helped the Kent State baseball team shake one hell of a hangover.
At least in college baseball terms, it may have been the king of hangovers. Last June, Kent State's season of dreams didn't end until just five...
Stony Brook and Kent State each finished the 2012 college baseball season among the elite teams in a sport long dominated by programs in the South and West.
Those two northern teams are far from the top of the game so far in 2013.
In fact, Stony Brook is close to the bottom after having its lineup gutted by a player exodus to professional baseball.
Seawolves coach Matt Senk knew...
A winter storm has postponed Fairfield's game against Kent State in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament until Wednesday.
The game was scheduled for Tuesday at Kent State's M.A.C. center on campus, but bad weather in the East forced a delay in Fairfield's travel plans. The team had been expected to arrive in Ohio on Monday night, but won't be arriving...
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March 19, 2013
Kent State's dream season ends Sunday night in the GoDaddy Bowl.
Dri Archer has a little more than a week to make a decision on whether it's his last game as a college player.
After spending 2011 on the sidelines, the dynamic but diminutive Archer earned first-team All-American honors as a kick returner despite the fact that no opponent has actually kicked to him since early...
Paul Haynes has been formally announced as Kent State's new coach.
Haynes, introduced Tuesday by athletic director Joel Nielsen, replaces Darrell Hazell, who led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 season. Haynes last was the defensive coordinator at Arkansas.
Hazell became Purdue's coach Dec. 5 after guiding No. 25 Kent State to its first bowl berth in 40 years. He will coach...
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December 18, 2012
Darrell Hazell is expected to leave Kent State to coach Purdue, according to reports.
Hazell, who in his second year led the Golden Flashes to an 11-2 record and their first bowl since 1972, had not told Kent State officials he was leaving as of late Tuesday night. However, a person close to Kent State's program said Hazell has scheduled a Wednesday morning meeting with his...
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December 05, 2012
Kent State's Darrell Hazell has been named the Mid-American Conference's coach of the year after directing the Golden Flashes' stunning turnaround.
In his second season, Hazell has Kent State ranked in the AP poll for the first time since 1973 and headed to its first bowl game since 1972. The No. 18 Golden Flashes have won 10 straight games going into Friday's MAC...
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November 28, 2012
Shut it down. We can all go home. Kent State linebacker Andre Parker just became a star, and not for the right reasons. Actually, it depends how you look at it. Because in our eyes he’s a star, period. A punt grazed a Towson player and Parker grabbed the ball and headed for the end [...]
Kent State dominated Towson in the first half of their season-opening game on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean they displayed an overall mastery of the game of football. Take for instance what occurred in the play seen above. Kent State was punting to Towson, and the ball touched the returner, making it live. Kent State’s Andre Parker recovered the ball at the six-yard line...
OMAHA, Neb. As Kent State kept changing relief pitchers late in Monday's College World Series elimination game in a desperate attempt to find one who'd throw a strike and get a Florida batter out, Jason Bagoly watched nervously from a familiar place in the third base dugout.
Bagoly's night as a player was done in the bottom of the seventh inning; Kent State's starting...
OMAHA, Neb. - The four-year starter in the No. 1 jersey is pretty much the poster boy for Kent State baseball and a run to the College World Series that no one involved will ever forget.
That little guy? That's Jimmy Rider?
Yes, that's him.
"All of 5'9 and 160 pounds," Kent State coach Scott Stricklin said.
Rider, a team captain and the Mid-American Conference...
EUGENE, Ore. Jimmy Rider drove in the winning run with a shallow pop fly that landed just inside the left-field foul line in the bottom of the ninth, lifting Kent State to a 3-2 win over Oregon on Monday night and sending the Golden Flashes to their first College World Series.
Rider's hit off Oregon closer Jimmie Sherfy fell just out of the reach of shortstop J.J. Altobelli...
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