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KENT STATE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Horizon League tournament play kicks in for Cleveland State - Local College Basketball Insider

The end of the season has hit the local college scene hard as Akron had a four-game losing streak, Kent State has lost two straight, and Cleveland State is coming off a home loss to Valparaiso.
Via The Plain Dealer
8 hours ago

Golden Flashes Look to Keep MAC Title Hopes Alive Tuesday at Bowling Green

Kent State (19-10, 10-6) looks to bounce back at Bowling Green Tuesday night and stay in contention for MAC title.

Kent State drops second straight game as Buffalo's guard torch the Flashes, 71-65

Kent State's backcourt defense wilts against the perimeter firepower from Buffalo for a second straight loss, 71-65.
Via The Plain Dealer
1 day ago

MAC Announces 2015 Football Schedule

The Mid-American Conference revealed its 2015 football schedule Friday, announcing dates for Kent State's eight conference games.  During the month of November, the Golden Flashes will play four midweek games slated for ESPN2, ESPNU, or ESPN3.

Men’s Basketball Returns to M.A.C. Center Saturday for Key MAC East Battle with Buffalo

First-place Kent State (19-9, 10-5) hosts Buffalo in key MAC matchup Saturday at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.

Akron and Kent State's struggles to put teams away could bring season to an early end

Akron and Kent State both lose heartbreakers on the road Tuesday night in critical Mid-American Conference showdowns because they can't seal the wins at the end.
Via The Plain Dealer
5 days ago

Men's Basketball watches big lead slip away in OT loss at Miami

Miami battled back from a 19-point deficit in the final 8:21 of regulation and upset Kent State (19-9, 10-5) in overtime at Millett Hall

Golden Flashes Look for Third Straight Sweep Tuesday at Miami

First-place Kent State (19-8, 10-4) goes for fourth straight win Tuesday at Miami (11-16, 6-8).

Kent State to Play at Ohio on TWC SportsChannel to Begin Final Back-to-Back Road Stretch

Kent State (18-8, 9-4) looks for third season sweep of thes season Saturday at Ohio.

Kent State commit Devon Andrews (h/t @GreatRajsel) inbounds off a guy's but to himself for the dunk

Lorain, OH -- Lorain High's Devon Andrews, Kent State commit, with the off the butt inbounds to himself for the slam.Devon finished the night with 39 points on 14-17 FG in just 17 minutes en route to a 95-55 win over North Ridgeville for 20-0 Lorain.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
11 days ago  |  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

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 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

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 D-Lineman is Terrifying, Might Eat the Football

Kent State defensive tackle Jon Cunningham is a terrifying young man. The Bedford, Ohio freshman appeared to be both very excited and very hungry during pregame of their game at Ohio State today: [SB Nation] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Kent State Will Wear ’54′ On Side Of Helmets To Honor Jason Bitsko

Tragedy struck the Kent State football program yesterday when starting center Jason Bitsko was found dead in his apartment after he hadn’t attended practice. Now, the entire Kent State football team will honor Bitsko in a very public way this season. The Golden Flashes’ helmets will have a large ’54′, Bitsko’s number, on one side of their helmets. .@KentStFootball will...
Via College Spun
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Neil Everett angry with ESPN over lack of Jason Bitsko death coverage (Video)

ESPN on-air personality Neil Everett took a very brief but very blatant shot at his employer during Thursday morning’s edition of SportsCenter. Everett was clearly upset over the lack of coverage ESPN gave to Jason Bitsko, the 21-year-old Kent State football player who was found dead in his off-campus apartment on Wednesday. Bitsko, who received […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Louisville Baseball Shuts Out Kent State. They’ll Take On Kansas Today At 5 PM

Timothy Easley | Associated Press Nearly 3,500 were in attendance on Friday evening at Jim Patterson Stadium as Louisville Cardinal baseball team’s post season run continued. Dan McDonnell and the Cards shutout the Kent State Golden Flashes 5-0. With the win, Louisville moves to 46-15 on the season. They’re now possibly just a couple of wins away from advancing to the Super Regional...
Via The Cardinal Connect
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Skies clear up, UofL’s Funkhouser shuts down Kent State 5-0

UofL fans line up outside Jim Patterson Stadium for a late start in the NCAA. University of Louisville baseball fans entering the stadium were greeted by lots of long faces from departing Kentucky fans. The start of first game was delayed by 20 minutes and interrupted by rain twice, dragging on interminably before UK drops a 10-6 decision to Kansas. The worst possible exit for the...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UofL baseball not overlooking Kent State or Kansas

The University of Kentucky baseball team was conducting practice at Jim Patterson Stadium but Louisville Coach Dan McDonnell says he hasn’t given much thought to a possible matchup with UK in the NCAA’s Louisville Region this weekend. “The most important game we have is against Kent State,” he said during a press conference. “It’s the game of the moment. There is no other...
Via Louisville Card Game
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE News: Dolph Ziggler Receives A Featured College Alumni Profile In His College Magazine

Former “Spirit Squad” member, the “Showoff” of the WWE “Dolph Ziggler” was featured in a recent college alumni magazine, “Kent State magazine to be precise. In their recent edition they ran an Alumni Association Member Profile on none other than 2003 graduate Nic Nemeth, otherwise known to WWE fans as Dolph Ziggler. Nic Nemeth, ’03 – American Professional Wrestler...
Via Wrestling News Depot
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kent State senior's mid-flight celebration photo is glorious

The sweetest moment for every college baseball player is the dogpile. Rarely do players get to experience it, but when they do they have to make the most of their opportunity. Kent State's T.J. Sutton did exactly that. After catching the final out of the MAC Championship game on Sunday, T.J. came in from his right field position and launched himself like a flying squirrel onto...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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