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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

New Kent State football coach Kenni Burns (center) poses with university athletic director Randale Richmond (left) and university president Todd Diacon (right) at Burns’ first press conference Dec. 16, 2022. Courtesy of Kent State Athletics

Kent GRIT era rolls on for extra year after coach signs extension

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Kent State football will be under the direction of Kenni Burns until the 2028 season after the first-time coach’s contract was extended an extra year Friday. Burns signed his initial five-year contract...

Kent States football team, along with the womens lacrosse and soccer programs, competes at Dix Stadium. The stadium is located at 2213 Summit St. in Kent.

REACTION: MAC football abandoning divisions, shifts to pod system

Demetri Manousos, Reporter January 28, 2024

Since 1997, the Mid-American Conference has featured an east division and a west division, with the two division champions facing off in the conference championship game. Like many other conferences,...

REACTION: NFL Divisional Round

Demetri Manousos, Reporter January 23, 2024

Ravens use strong second half to power past Texans After a slow first quarter that yielded a field goal for each team, Baltimore capped off its 11-play, 76-yard drive with the first touchdown of the game,...

The Kent State football team celebrates a touchdown during the game against Bowling Green State University on Nov. 8, 2023.

There’s always next year: Football looks forward to upcoming ‘youth movement’ as season ends

John Hilber, Reporter December 12, 2023

First-year coach Kenni Burns and Kent State football will look to turn the page to the 2023-2024 season following the end of the season Nov. 25. The Flashes closed out its 1-11 season with its final...

Michigan Wolverines logo

REACTION: Final College Football Playoff rankings

Demetri Manousos, Reporter December 3, 2023

In the last ever release of the four-team College Football Playoff rankings, the committee gave America one final inconsistency. Things started off pretty easily for the ranking committee, as they put...

College Football Playoff will feature Michigan v. Alabama and Washington v. Texas, while undefeated Florida State is left out

Wayne Sterling and Eric Levenson, CNN December 3, 2023

CNN -- The Michigan Wolverines, Washington Huskies, Texas Longhorns and Alabama Crimson Tide will compete in next month’s College Football Playoff, while the undefeated Florida...

Ohio Stadium is in Columbus, Ohio, and is home to the Ohio State Buckeyes

REACTION: Michigan beats Ohio State for third straight year

Demetri Manousos, Reporter November 28, 2023

For the second straight season, Michigan and Ohio State met as the second and third-ranked teams in the nation. Both have an 11-0 record.  Once again, it was the Maize and Blue defeating the Buckeyes...

Kent State sophomore quarterback Devin Kargman attempts a pass under pressure from Northern Illinois defensive end Ray Thomas during the Nov. 25, 2023 game.

Going out with a whimper: Football season ends in familiar fashion

John Hilber, Reporter November 26, 2023

The first season under coach Kenni Burns and the Kent GRIT mantra has ended mercifully Saturday after Kent State lost to Northern Illinois 37-27, sending the seniors off in the last game of the season. The...

Kent State sophomore wide receiver Trell Harris and senior wide receiver Luke Floriea celebrate with sophomore wide receiver Jameel Gardner Jr. after Gardners touchdown during the Northern Illinois game on Nov. 25, 2023.

Football falls in season finale to Northern Illinois

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor November 25, 2023

Despite scoring over 20 points for the third time this season, Kent State’s football team was defeated 37-27 by Northern Illinois (6-6, 5-3).  The Flashes (1-11) finish the season last in the Mid-American...

The Kent State football team celebrates during the 1st quarter of the homecoming game against Buffalo on Oct. 21, 2023.

One more time: Football aims to double season win total in final game

John Hilber, Reporter November 22, 2023

It has been over two months since Kent State football earned its last win. However, the team has a chance to get one last victory before the season closes Saturday in its home against Northern Illinois. KSU...

REACTION: College Football Week 12 review

Demetri Manousos, Reporter November 20, 2023

Michigan survives trip to Maryland, reaches the program’s 1,000th win The Wolverines, again without head coach Jim Harbaugh, walked into College Park and were given all they could handle by the Maryland...

Kent State rush ends coach CJ Robbins speaks with the football team during the homecoming game on Oct. 21, 2023.

‘Our worst game of the year’: Football’s offense goes silent in Ball State beating

John Hilber, Reporter November 18, 2023

The losses keep coming for Kent State football, as the team was dominated by Ball State (4-7, 3-4) Saturday in a 34-3 defeat. The offense was silent throughout the game, and the defense could not keep...

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