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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2


Athletic department’s ‘fundraising arm’ raises most funds in five years

Isabella Schreck, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The Golden Flashes Club, the athletic department’s annual donors, raised its highest amount of money since 2017 in its first full year after the COVID-19 pandemic. The group’s 2,300 donors, who...

Randale Richmond gave a presentation to the Kent State community on April 6 on why he should be selected as Kent’s next director of athletics. He spent a decade at Kent earlier in his administrative career and is now at Old Dominion University.

Randale Richmond closes athletic director search presentation

Randale Richmond has spent 10 of his 16 years in intercollegiate athletics at Kent State, and he returned Tuesday to give the final presentation from the candidates for Kent’s next director of athletics.Currently,...

Margaret McKinley is the executive senior associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator at the University of Cincinnati.

Final candidates announced for Kent State athletic director

Emma Andrus Reporter March 31, 2021

The final candidates for the position of Kent State Director of Athletics were announced in an email from President Todd Diacon Wednesday. The three candidates for the position are Margaret McKinley,...

Freshman medical technology major Eindre Win said “Bridgerton” inspired her to buy a corset. Photo courtesy of Eindre Win.

‘Bridgerton’ ignites revival of corset trend

Catie Pusateri Reporter February 8, 2021

Fashion trends often resurface after a decade or two, but a recent trend emerged from the Regency period. Corsets, garments typically used to achieve a smaller waist, found their way into modern fashion...

Joel Nielsen, the Kent State University athletic director, watches the Kent State womens basketball team play Purdue Fort Wayne on Nov. 16, 2019.

Nielsen will not seek to extend AD contract, set to leave June 30

After over a decade as director of athletics for Kent State, Joel Nielsen will not seek to extend his contract with the university.Nielsen’s current contract is set to expire on June 30, at which point...

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...

Joel Nielsen is the athletic director of Kent State University.

Athletic director Nielsen apologizes for Kent State stopping field hockey game

Gina Butkovich September 9, 2019

The National Field Hockey Coaches Association issued a statement condemning Kent State’s actions on Saturday, and Joel Nielsen released a statement of apology.  On Saturday, Kent State stopped a NCAA...


Finding stability on the court

Henry Palattella November 5, 2017

It was a hazy afternoon in June 2007 when Merissa Barber-Smith’s mother sat her four children down in the living room of their house on the South Side of Chicago.“Kids,” she told them, “we’re...

Kent State head coach Rob Senderoff reacts as Jimmy Hall makes a basket during the first half of the MAC Tournament game against the University of Akron on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Quicken Loans Arena. The Flashes fell to the Zips, 53-51.

Men’s basketball coach gets five-year contract extension

Jimmy Miller May 20, 2015

Kent State announced men’s basketball coach Rob Senderoff signed a five-year contract extension on Sunday, extending his tenure through the 2020-2021 season.In a press release, Senderoff thanked Athletic...

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