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City officials are asking people to come forward with information about an early morning shooting that injured more than two dozen people in Akron, Ohio, Sunday. Mike Vielhaber/News 5 Cleveland via AP

A 27-year-old man was killed and 24 other people were shot when gunfire erupted during an Ohio birthday party

CNN – A 27-year-old man was killed and 24 other people were shot after gunfire erupted early Sunday morning in Akron, Ohio, during what a police official said was a big birthday party. Officers responded...

Graduate student Chris Payton Jr. scores a dunk during the game against Miami University on Jan. 30, 2024.

Preview: Men’s basketball MAC Tournament

Demetri Manousos, Reporter March 13, 2024

Once again, it is March, which means it is time for conference tournaments, and tickets to March Madness will be punched.  In each conference, the conference tournament champion receives an automatic...

Graduate student guard Abby Ogle (front middle) and her team celebrate their win against Akron by ringing the bell on Feb. 24, 2024.

Women’s basketball powers past rival, earning fourth consecutive win over Akron

Emily Lowen, Reporter February 25, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team has limited Akron to 60 points or fewer in every contest during the current four-game rivalry winning streak.  The Flashes' (16-8, 11-3 MAC) defense forced...

Jr. Jalen Sullinger looks to make a pass in the Flashes game against Akron February 23, 2024.

‘Story of our season is still open’: Men’s basketball drops second in a row to Akron

Matt Franos, Reporter February 24, 2024

For the first time since 2021, the Kent State men’s basketball team lost both regular season games to Akron. The Zips defeated KSU 83-70 Friday in James A. Rhodes Arena in Akron. “I'm disappointed...

Kent State students celebrate as the mens basketball team scores during the final half of the game against Akron on Jan. 19, 2024.

PREVIEW: Men’s basketball v. TSDTR

Jacob Shondel, Sports Editor February 22, 2024

When the Kent State men’s basketball team takes the court against Mid-American Conference leader Akron, it will look to avenge its 77-71 loss Jan. 19.  All-time, the Flashes (13-13, 6-7 MAC) lead...

Chris Payton Jr. on defense during the game on Nov. 30, 2023.

Men’s basketball second-half struggles snap MAC winning streak

Matt Franos, Reporter February 21, 2024

Kent State was looking to build on a three-game Mid-American Conference win streak but was halted in Athens by losing to Ohio 63-57. On Jan. 16, the Bobcats (14-12, 8-5 MAC) defeated KSU 71-64 and have...

Senior Kristian Kneffler clears 17-3.50 in the track and field meet against Akron on Jan 19, 2024.

Kent State track and field dominates Akron in dual meet

Robyn Taylor, Reporter January 22, 2024

Kent State men's and women’s track and field teams each won by more than 30 points on Friday's matchup with Akron. The men’s team won 87-55, and the women’s team won 83-62. Last season, the...

Redshirt sophomore guard Kaley Perkins rings the Starner Victory Bell, with graduate student guard Abby Ogle and the team cheering her on, after following the Golden Flashes 109-31 win over LaRoche on Dec. 30, 2023. Perkins, a transfer from Oklahoma, netted her season high in minutes, rebounds, blocks and made field goals in the game and was selected by the team to ring the bell.

Back in the win column: Women’s basketball pushes past Akron

Emily Lowen, Reporter January 20, 2024

The Kent State women’s basketball team came out on top with a 69-60 victory on Saturday despite Akron taking a 19-10 lead after the opening 14 minutes. “It's always tough to play over here. It doesn't...

Akron guard Ali Ali attempts to drive by Kent State junior guard Jalen Sullinger early in the Zips 77-71 win over the Golden Flashes on Jan. 19, 2023. Ali scored 23 points, tying the game high with teammate Enrique Freeman.

Men’s basketball first-half woes lead to rivalry loss

Matt Franos, Reporter January 20, 2024

After falling behind 17-4 in the first minutes of Friday’s game, the Kent State men’s basketball team could not complete the comeback, as Akron won 77-71.  “Give them a ton of credit,” coach...

Good Samaritan Turkey and Trimmings Food Drive helps Akron community prepare for Thanksgiving

Erin Sullivan November 20, 2023

Akron's Good Samaritan Hunger Center held its 6th annual Turkey and Trimmings Thanksgiving food drive Monday morning. Tv2's Erin Sullivan has more.

Kent State Sophomore Quarterback Tommy Ulatowski celebrates with Senior Wide Receiver Luke Floriea (0) after they connected for a 19 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of the Wagon Wheel game at Akrons Infocision Stadium on Nov. 1, 2023.

Football walks away without Wagon Wheel after devastating loss

John Hilber, Reporter November 2, 2023

Akron snatched victory from the jaws of defeat Wednesday after scoring the game-winning touchdown with 26 seconds remaining on the clock. Kent State was set to defend the Wagon Wheel for the fifth straight...

Akron shocks Kent State football with late comeback

John Hilber, Reporter November 1, 2023

With 26 seconds left in the Wagon Wheel game, Kent State’s football team allowed its third touchdown of the fourth quarter, losing to Akron 31-27.  The Zips snapped their five-game losing streak...

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