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Cancer gives Kent State a 75-74 win over Northern Illinois

KENT, Ohio (AP) Khaliq Spicer scored 17 points and Galal Cancer hit two free throws with 7 seconds left to lift Kent State to a 75-74 win over Northern Illinois on Tuesday night. The Golden Flashes snapped a three-game losing streak and moved into a second-place tie with Buffalo in the Mid-American Conference East Division. Kent State held a nine-point lead with 1:25 left in...
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Cancer's late free throws lift Flashes past NIU 75-74

Khaliq Spicer led the way with 17 points as Kent State improved to 16-8 overall and 7-4 in MAC play

Men’s Basketball Aims to Bounce Back vs. Northern Illinois on Tuesday

Kent State (15-8, 6-4 MAC) is back in action to host Northern Illinois Tuesday night at the M.A.C. Center.

Golden Flashes to Celebrate 100 Seasons of Men’s Basketball Saturday

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Flashes Look to Return to Winning Ways Tuesday at MAC West Favorite Central Michigan

Kent State (15-6, 6-2 MAC) heads to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to battle preseason MAC favorite Central Michigan on Tuesday night.

Ross Bowsher Joins Football Staff

Kent State announced the recent addition of Ross Bowsher as its director of football strength and conditioning.  Bowsher recently served as the first strength and conditioning coach at Arkansas Tech University.

First Kent State-Akron Game Moved to February 19 for ESPNU Broadcast

Kent State will host Akron on Friday, February 19 for a national broadcast on ESPNU at 6 p.m.

Spicer with 21 points as Kent St. beats E. Michigan 73-58

KENT, Ohio (AP) Khaliq Spicer had 21 points and 13 rebounds as Kent State pulled away late to beat Eastern Michigan 73-58 on Tuesday night. Spicer, who had 13 points in the second half, also had five blocks. Jimmy Hall added 13 points, and Kellon Thomas and Chris Ortiz had 12 apiece for Kent State (15-5, 6-1 Mid-American Conference), which has won five consecutive games. Kent...
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Kent State defeats Ball St. 76-68 in meeting of MAC leaders

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) Xavier Pollard and Kellon Thomas combined for 42 points and Kent State led from start to finish defeating Ball State 76-68 Tuesday night in a clash between division leaders in the Mid-American Conference. Pollard scored 222 points shooting 9 of 14 from the floor, including 3 of 5 3-pointers for Kent State (13-5, 4-1 MAC East) while Thomas scored 20 points, with...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Beardan, Buffalo beat Kent State 76-67

KENT, Ohio (AP) Lamonte Bearden had 21 points, eight assists and five rebounds on Friday night, and Buffalo beat Kent State 76-67. Bearden made a pair of free throws to make it 71-65 with 42 seconds left. Ikenna Smart blocked Kent State's Xavier Pollard shot going the other way and CJ Massinburg split a pair of free throws to make it a three-possession lead for the Bulls (8-7...
Via Associated Press
January 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

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)
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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...
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September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Gophers vs. Golden Flashes

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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 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 / @Emilnem 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...
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

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

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