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Members of the Kent State University men’s basketball team cheer on their team during the last few minutes of the men’s basketball game against Ball State University. Kent State lost to Ball State 54-62 on Feb. 4, 2020.

Men’s basketball home opener cancelled

Dante Centofanti Sports reporter November 28, 2020

The Kent State men’s basketball season opener against Alcorn State Saturday was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns. At 9:54 a.m. an official statement was released on the Kent State Department of Athletics...

The Kent State womens basketball team celebrates their win against Ohio University to clinch the MAC East Conference regular season championship. Mar. 4, 2020. 

Kent State winter sports will have no fan attendance

Owen MacMillan November 19, 2020

There will be no fan or family attendance at Kent State sporting events for the winter season during the 2020-21 season.Only participating athletes and coaches, gameday university personnel and members...

Ohio governor to announce plan for high school sports

AP August 18, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio high school sports such as football and soccer could receive a green light this fall that comes with several restrictions, according to an announcement expected Tuesday by...

Kent State and Kent City Schools employees, including Kent City Schools superintendent George Joseph (left) and Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen (right), pose with the $5,000 grant check for an upcoming virtual reality project.

Kent City Schools to create virtual reality ‘Magic School Bus’

Dylan Reynolds September 28, 2017

Kent City Schools students will soon ride a bus to see the wonders of the world — without ever leaving Portage County. It sounds like an episode of "The Magic School Bus."The district plans to install...

The Kent State football team defeated Army, 39-17, at the 2014 Homecoming game on October 18. 

KSU Athletics, third-party vendors purchase of football tickets meets NCAA membership requirement

Richie Mulhall April 26, 2015

This past February, athletic director Joel Nielsen, in accordance with other athletic department staff and President Beverly Warren, sent the Football Ticket Attendance and Revenue Audit to the NCAA confirming...

Richie Mulhall is the sports editor of The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Commentary: ESPN, MAC contract a secret?

Richie Mulhall September 21, 2014

Back in August, the MAC and ESPN reached a 13-year rights extension deal through the 2026-27 season, the longest in the conference’s 68-year history. As the Columbus Dispatch reported, the new television...

Kent State Flashes running back Trayion Durham sustained a concussion last football season that put him out of the game for two weeks. Concussion awareness is rising as more and more student athletes find it to be a life-altering issue.

The price of playing the game

Among the 18 intercolegiate sports at Kent State, football is one of the most risky and expensive. During the 2013 season, players sustained more than two dozen injuries. Football is the leading cause...

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