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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

OPINION: After 2 games, men’s basketball is on track to bring March Madness back to Kent

Dante Centofanti Sports writer December 8, 2020

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is early. Just two weeks into this unique college basketball season and our Golden Flashes have already had two of their four scheduled games cancelled against Alcorn State...

Kent State junior Danny Pippen [5] shoots the basketball against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

Men’s basketball prepared despite setbacks: ‘when the lights come on, we will be ready’

Sean Blevins November 20, 2020

The Kent State men's basketball team has consistently practiced with fewer than 10 players over the last few weeks due to players being in COVID-19 related quarantines. Coach Rob Senderoff said in a press...

The Kent State rock on front campus was painted again Tuesday morning with the words ITS OK BE NICE! The new words covered ITS OK TO BE WHITE, which was painted overnight. 

Kent State rock painted several more times; students harassed while painting

Nathan Mehring Chris Ramos September 8, 2020

Kent State’s front-campus rock has been re-painted several times since it was painted with the message “Blacks have no home here” on Monday, Sep. 7.The message was originally replaced with “Hate...

Sophomore Anthony Roberts (15) attempts shot during the final half of game against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the quarterfinals.

Anthony Roberts enters transfer portal

Owen MacMillan Assigning editor March 23, 2020

Kent State guard Anthony Roberts announced his decision to enter the transfer portal on Twitter Monday afternoon.It’s in all GOD’s hand 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/iG3W6awAZ1— Anthony J Roberts...

Senior Antonio “Booman” Williams (4) makes a shot giving the Flashes a 7-3 lead against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the quarterfinals. Williams was the second highest scorer with a total of 18 points.

Kent State solves Eastern Michigan’s zone en route to season-high assist total

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 9, 2020

'All it takes is four games, we’ve already got one of ‘em' Before senior guard Troy Simons dunked the ball to give Kent State an 82-74 lead with 44.2 seconds left, the Flashes had to solve Eastern...

Senior Troy Simons (3) celebrates after scoring during the second half against Eastern Michigan on Mar. 9, 2020. Kent State won 86-76 allowing them to move on to the Quarterfinals.

Kent State beats the zone, moves on to quarterfinals.

With his team up six, and 49 seconds to play, Kent State men’s basketball’s Mitch Peterson grabbed a rebound under his own basket.The senior guard was immediately trapped by two defenders from Eastern...

Kent State senior Antonio “Booman” Williams [4] drives to the basket against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

Williams’ shot selection, Santiago’s emergence, previewing Flashes’ first round matchup

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 8, 2020

Kent State’s rest and recent lineup changes could provide a different outcome on Monday night against Eastern Michigan. Here are five factors to watch heading into Kent State’s first round matchup:Driving...

Kent State senior Antonio “Booman” Williams [4] drives to the basket against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

‘Loose as a goose,’ Roberts returns, as Kent State loses at Akron

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 7, 2020

Kent State would have been the sixth seed regardless of Friday night’s outcome. The Flashes’ main concern laid elsewhere.“Loose as a goose, man,” coach Rob Senderoff said. “I have never cared...

Kent State sophomore Anthony Roberts [15] drives to the basket for a layup against Akron at James A. Rhodes Arena on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020. Kent State lost 79-76.

Roberts return not enough, Kent State falls to Akron in final regular season game

The ball bounced into Antonio “Booman” Williams’ hands and he turned up the court, racing against the clock.With only 3.7 seconds left in Kent State men’s basketball’s matchup with the University...

Freshman Giovanni Santiago [11] makes a layup to give Kent State a 65-50 against Bowling Green on Mar. 3, 2020. Santiago scored six points on 3-for-3 shooting in 23 minutes. Kent State won 83-69. 

Pippen’s career-high, Williams and Beck’s contribution help Flashes sweep Bowling Green

Ian Kreider Sports reporter March 4, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen tweaked his ankle after a rebound with 15:45 left.Less than 20 seconds later, he picked up an offensive foul and was subbed out. After an evaluation and time to gain his compussure,...

Junior Danny Pippen [5] shoots a basket making the score 2-5 against Bowling Green State University on Tues. Mar. 3, 2020. Pippen was the highest scoring with a total of 24 points. Kent State won 83-69 against Bowling Green State  University.

Pippen, Williams lead Flashes to Senior Night victory

On Kent State men’s basketball senior night against Bowling Green State University, it was a junior who led the way.Danny Pippen, just four days after being ejected from a game, led the Flashes with...

Junior forward Danny Pippen [5] walks off the court after being ejected with five minutes left in the game at the M.A.C.C. against Ohio University on Feb. 28. Kent State lost 76-69.

Roberts’ absence, Pippen’s ejection limits Flashes in closing minutes at Ohio

Ian Kreider Sports reporter February 28, 2020

Junior forward Danny Pippen elbowed Ohio forward Sylvester Ogbonda in the chest following a scrum for a rebound with five minutes left. The play was initially called a common foul, but after a five-minute...

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