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KentWired

The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

KentWired

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OPINION: Stanley Cup Finals prediction

Michael Neenan, Reporter June 8, 2024

Game 1 of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Finals between the Florida Panthers and the Edmonton Oilers kicks off Saturday, June 8. Both teams enter the final round of the Stanley Cup playoffs after beating their...

2024 NBA finals.
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The 2024 NBA Finals: Celtics fan predicts outcome

Michael Neenan, Reporter June 5, 2024

Game 1 of the 2024 NBA Finals is set to kick off Thursday, June 6 with the eastern conference champions, the Boston Celtics, hosting the western conference champions, the Dallas Mavericks. The Celtics...

The baseball team congratulate senior Michael McNamara in the dugout after making a run during the game against Bowling Green on April 28, 2024.

Baseball’s ex-professional pitching coach produces team success, major league talent

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor May 4, 2024

After spending 14 years playing professional baseball both in the United States and overseas, Mike Birkbeck decided to hang it up and come back to Kent State, which had become a familiar place for the...

Freshman outfielder Kenzie Bromley throws a ball after catching it in the game against Youngstown on March 13, 2024.

Softball’s outstanding freshmen lead the way

Robyn Taylor, Reporter May 4, 2024

Kent State’s softball team is relatively young, consisting of thirteen underclassmen, with five position players appearing in 30 or more games and three pitchers appearing in 20 or more games.   The...

Head coach Kenni Burns leads the team to the tunnel before the Northern Illinois game on Nov. 25, 2023.

Burns excited for upcoming football season

Matt Franos, Reporter May 3, 2024

In coach Kenni Burns' first year as head coach of Kent State football, the team went 1-11.  Burns came from Minnesota, where he was the assistant head coach. He had to work through a sudden change...

Jake Casey tosses his bat towards the Kent State dugout after being hit by a pitch in the second inning of the Golden Flashes 27-0 blowout of Youngstown State March 12, 2024.

Wolverines claw back to walk off baseball in extras

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor May 2, 2024

Kent State baseball’s game against Michigan Tuesday was the Flashes’ to lose — and they did that after surrendering two runs in the bottom of the ninth to force extra innings before ultimately falling...

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OPINION: Nothing to watch this spring? Give the Stanley Cup playoffs a shot

Matt Kiraly, Opinion Writer May 2, 2024

The NBA, the NFL and MLB are the three professional sports leagues that Northeast Ohioans have traditionally grown to love with each league having a team in Cleveland. At this time, the NBA playoffs...

The Kent State gymnastics team celebrates their 10th Mid-American Conference Regular Season Championship following their meet with Bowling Green on March 17, 2024. Their last championship came in 2022.

Gymnasts graduate: ‘It’s just been awesome’

Emily Lowen, Reporter May 2, 2024

Kent State's gymnastics team is saying goodbye to graduates this season. These seniors spent the entirety of their college careers at KSU.  “It's just been awesome to create relationships with the...

REACTION: NFL Draft

Demetri Manousos, Reporter May 2, 2024

The NFL Draft is where dreams come true for hundreds of players as they bid farewell to their college careers and enter into the highest level of competition.  It is also a place where general managers...

Bri Despines runs down the baseline to first base after hitting the ball in the game against Youngstown on March 13, 2024.

Miami halts softball winning streak, sweeping weekend series

Robyn Taylor, Reporter April 30, 2024

Over the weekend, Kent State’s softball team played three games, taking on Mid-American Conference foe Miami.   The Flashes (24-21, 9-13 MAC) underscored Miami 30-8. “We need to have each other's...

The baseball team celebrates after a victory over Bowling Green on April 28, 2024. The Golden Flashes won with a final score of 12-2.

Baseball walks off, run-rules MAC leader in back-and-forth series win

John Hilber, Assistant Sports Editor April 29, 2024

The Kent State baseball team run-ruled Bowling Green State University in game three and walked the Falcons off in game one to take the series against the Mid-American Conference front-runner. KSU got...

The team poses with the trophy following the final round of the Mid-American Conference Championships in Grove City, OH, on April 24, 2024.

An international success: Worldwide talent propels women’s golf to 25th consecutive MAC title

Andrew Gold, Reporter April 29, 2024

The Kent State women’s golf team added another milestone to its impressive season, winning its 25th consecutive Mid-American Conference championship. Since the inaugural season in 1999, the Flashes...

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